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MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations
Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global

technologically savvy  the more open and technologically more advanced ERP for Extended Systems begs the question when the channel's mindset will change to start thinking in terms of customers needs rather than in terms of products allegiances. MAPICS' challenge in its new technology foray will also be to effectively move its partners with it, as they will also need to invest in new skills. While they do, service may drop below MAPICS' stringent standards because the company might find its own resources spread thin to fill in t

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PeopleSoft Remains Rock-Hard And Economy Proof


PeopleSoft again exceeded Wall Street estimates in another stellar quarterly performance, with more than 100 new customers and with more than half the deals for multiple suites or products. Will the company bear well the brunt of becoming the new market darling, which inevitably brings increased scrutiny by many?

technologically savvy  if PeopleSoft was that technologically advanced, it is only one of many other important considerations, and savvy users know well that the technology alone cannot resolve the intricacies of business processes. If the implementation takes much more doing than was hinted during the pre-sales discussion with company representatives, PeopleSoft might afterwards feel the wrath of disillusioned customers. No vendor is immune either to problem-plagued upgrades when they involve a quite complex application that Read More

Talent (Human Capital) Management and Sports? Sign Me Up, Please! - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post introduced some mixed feelings and doubts that we might still have about the noble concepts of talent management and human capital management (HCM). This skepticism lingers in spite of the many indicators of the usefulness of these concepts in mitigating some imminent global workforce challenges, which were outlined in Part 1. Accommodating "Generation Y" Let us not

technologically savvy  characteristics associated with a technologically savvy generation of job seekers.  These characteristics include: The ability to do job hunting, in a 24x7x365 manner; Expectations of instantaneous responses coupled with a short attention span ( That was so yesterday! ); Desire for immediate feedback and rapid results (“Dude, where is my offer/promotion?”); Demands for flexibility (often to be able to work in pajamas and sleepers, or at least to bring their pet iguanas to work); Assumed free exchange Read More

SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 2: Continued Analysis and User Recommendations


SAP's focus on delivering a portal as an overlaying personalized user interface may proved to be a crucial bet, as an intuitive portal might prove to be a simple an effective way to integrate information from disparate systems.

technologically savvy  the right avenues to technologically prop up its product. Its recently unveiled Internet-based product architecture roadmap that includes Web services, portals, exchanges and Web Application Server (WAS), bundled with its knowledge of business processes bodes well to promoting it into one of the few vendors able to provide an applications infrastructure foundation. To achieve this, SAP had to pay some price in soul searching and organizational readjusting. Although having to deal with in-house political Read More

The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three


Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share.

technologically savvy  this means converging several technologically close legacy products into the SSA ERP LN or SSA ERP LX next-generation ERP offerings (see SSA Global—The Right Product Strategy ). In theory, these offerings will draw on the best functional characteristics of all individual acquired products, in addition to new, internally developed (on an ongoing basis) functional capabilities. Building Ecosystems of Extended ERP Both SSA Global and Infor have also been building ecosystems of extended ERP, consisting of Read More

Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Despite notable functional and technological initiatives, the challenge for Epicor and its affiliate channel also remains the management of multiple flagship ERP product lines. Also, while the products may have their separate niches, they will in many more instances be similar enough to confuse former separate Epicor and ROI Systems' direct sales reps and value-added resellers (VARs) in selling the combined portfolio.

technologically savvy  MANAGE 2000 is not technologically the most exciting product either. Its original user interface has been less than compelling, and ROI had to create its proprietary software called Personal Workstation Software (PWS) to enable MANAGE 2000 to run on a rich Windows client. The vendor was recently developing a Microsoft ASP.NET thin client presentation layer for almost the entire suite, while a number of new portals are slated for the upcoming 7.1 release at the end of 2003. Another technological pitfall Read More

Smart Shoppers Go Abroad for Affordable Information Security Programs


Ernest Hemingway said, "If you want to meet interesting people you have to go to interesting places." Graduate programs in cryptography and information security in the U.S. have exorbitant tuition costs. Universities overseas and in Canada are much more affordable. Be a smart shopper and look at the International alternatives before signing a huge loan for an advanced degree in information security or cryptography in the United States.

technologically savvy  Shoppers Go Abroad for Affordable Information Security Programs Smart Shoppers Go Abroad for Affordable Information Security Programs L. Taylor - June 9, 2000 Event Summary: With the current onslaught of cybercrime, Federal Agencies and Corporations are starting to pay more attention to information and network security. The current dearth of Information Technology (IT) professionals has created quite a challenge to filling all IT employment sectors. Within the IT pool of resources, security engineers Read More

IBM Firewall Discontinued


IBM plans to discontinue development and support of its AS/400 firewall and is referring existing customers to Axent, Checkpoint, and Cisco.

technologically savvy  Firewall Discontinued Event Summary In February, IBM announced that as of the end of this year, it will cease to market the AS/400 add-on Firewall product, and as of May 31, 2001, it will cease to support it. Citing increased competition, and focus on other products as a priority, IBM said that there are enough alternative firewall products on the market for IBM customers. Many of these products provide a superior solution for AS/400 customers. Market Impact Due to the pace at which security technology Read More

Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


SAP is responding to the changing Internet marketplace in a multiplicity of ways. First, by restructuring to develop flexibility; then, by forming key partnerships and alliances to put content behind its extensive advertising campaign for mySAP.com, which started in full force on September 22. Will racing’s Formula One help SAP overtake Oracle’s high-flying marketing machine?

technologically savvy  SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2000 Event Summary On September 22, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise software solutions, unveiled a wide-ranging, global advertising and promotional awareness campaign designed to build upon its success as the world's leading provider of e-business solutions . The brand-awareness campaign has gotten an impressive Read More

Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives


Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is prompting change, but what alternatives are out there for software service and maintenance?

technologically savvy  price,model,implementation,vendor,maintenance,service,fees,software as a services,SaaS,independent software vendors,ISV,third-party Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 2: Market Impact


Navision has been expanding its coverage in terms of geography, vertical industries, and product functionality. Globally, it has become one of the largest independent small-to-mid-market enterprise system providers.

technologically savvy  contributed a more scalable, technologically more sophisticated and functionally stronger product for the higher end of the market, called Axapta. Note that small manufacturing companies have typically used Navision Financials for order fulfillment and accounting, rather than for manufacturing control. The head offices and all major subsidiaries worldwide have merged, and a common Navision corporate vision and values is developing. Further, planned staff reductions took place in December 2000, well Read More

Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!


In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even

technologically savvy  Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here! In a  recent press release , Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even the outright elimination of maintenance Read More

What Makes a Good White Paper Good… (Part 4)


Here's the final point in a series of four aimed at identifying a "good" IT white paper (and providing helpful hints, should you need to write one). The previous points addressed the importance of the white paper's introduction, of writing to a specific audience, and of proposing a viable solution. The final point, appropriately enough, considers key features of an effective conclusion. 4. All

technologically savvy  Makes a Good White Paper Good… (Part 4) Here's the final point in a series of four aimed at identifying a good IT white paper (and providing helpful hints, should you need to write one). The previous points addressed the importance of the white paper's introduction, of writing to a specific audience, and of proposing a viable solution. The final point, appropriately enough, considers key features of an effective conclusion. 4. All’s Well that Ends Well… The first paragraph of the white paper Read More

Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their "Business One" Priority Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


While fixed time and cost solutions delivered packaged from pristine laboratories do have their appeal, SMEs are becoming increasingly savvy to ask for more than just these implementations perceived as cookie-cutter approach.

technologically savvy  Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their Business One Priority Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges This note concerns the launch of SAP Business One by SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), the pairing of SAP and the Tax and Business Services (TBS) unit of American Express , and the delivery of 13 new mid-market solutions designed specifically for companies with $50 to $500 million in annual revenues by PeopleSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT). For details of these announcements see Part One . Still, the Read More