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   Wednesday March 18, 2009 | Spotlight on ERP | Issue 2561
Microsoft Partner Channel Delivers for Small and Midsized Businesses

If you're a small to midsized business (SMB), purchasing enterprise software through a channel reseller can give you just the right balance of industry expertise, local support, and product capabilities. Today's feature blog post offers you some helpful advice on selecting a channel reseller, and looks at how Microsoft has set up a channel partner model that performs well for SMBs.

How can a famous 12-step program designed to get people to swear off alcohol serve as a model for the ERP selection process? Simple. All you have to do is some judicious word substitutions, and bingo—you're sober, you're in business, and your ERP software does what it's supposed to. See why it works here.

Today's feature white paper offers you a guide to improving your planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Find out how aligning planning best practices with the right software can result in more accurate plans, more timely forecasts, and more effective decision-making.

Read the blog post: Mirror Mirror on the Wall.

Read the blog post: Why Selecting an ERP System Is Like a 12-Step Recovery Program

Read the white paper: Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide

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Feature White Papers
WebHostingUnleashed Buyer's Guide: Managed Hosting Services
SAP Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer's Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
Sage Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply
APC by Schneider Electric Electrical Efficiency Measurement for Data Centers
OpenAir Calculating Utilization in a Services Company
MessageLabs Top 5 Security Tips for 2009
HighJump Software The Dirty Little Secrets of the Warehouse Management System Industry
Qualys The Need for Vulnerability Management
Webcasts / Live Events / Podcasts
Webcasts / Webinars
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Making the Business Case for ERP-And the Cost of Doing Nothing
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Vendor Management Strategies
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ERP Vendor Shootout
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Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies  New!
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Latest Blog Post  New!
The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009-Part 2

Latest ERP Case Study  New!
Nu-West Construction Products

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