The "Process ERP Users Forum"
of the Baan Process (formerly Marcam) ERP product PRISM
now have an independent web site to serve the needs of their community.
According to John Campbell, former Executive Vice President and co-founder
Marcam, "This web site helps PRISM users gain more value from their investment.
It connects them with a network of users, technology suppliers and Baan
Process, and provides a source for independent information. I am pleased
that the portal will help the PRISM user tap the wealth of the community."
PRISM product was among the first Process-ERP products available on the
market. Its users consist of worldwide food, chemical, pharmaceutical
and other process companies. PRISM has been recognized for its excellence
in the operational aspects of process enterprises since the early 90's.
PRISM Community consists of users, technology partners, and Baan Process.
According to Campbell, "Within the community exists a wealth of practical,
proven knowledge. All members of the community can gain from their membership
in the community by active participation and sharing with the other members."
Facilitating this gain on the part of all members of the PRISM community
is the mission of the Process ERP Users Forum, located at www.processERPuser.com.
Process ERP Users Forum is an independent resource with no legal or financial
ties to Baan Process or Invensys. The web site provides a meeting
place for all members of the PRISM Community within an independent environment.
The Process ERP Users Forum is sponsored by a group of complementary software
and services providers who have proven their dedication to the PRISM users
by their on going work with the community and by the sponsorship of the
web site. The sponsors include Advanced Systems Designs,
Demand Management, Hanco Enterprises, PCS
Inc., SCT, Solit, Stratyc, Vanguard Solutions
Group, and Wam Systems.
the site, many resources exist to help the users do their job and get
even greater value from their investments. Included as content are:
Groups: Community members can interact and share by participation
in discussion groups on application questions, industry concerns, technical
issues, and more.
What's new in the PRISM Community? The site finds the news and presents
it in one place. News includes changes or announcements from Baan Process,
new technology options, user success stories and more.
the Experts: A panel of experts' in PRISM, complementary applications
and technology are available for questions.
Facilities: The site provides an easy way to contact the members of
the PRISM Community, users, Baan Process executives, PRISM Experts and
- Process ERP User Forum brings together the news of interest to the community
into one, organized and easy to access format. The news includes information
from Baan Process, sponsors, plus the various PRISM user groups.
Options: Users can research their options for extending PRISM's value
into Supply Chain Management, Product Life Cycle Management or other application
areas. They can understand which suppliers have taken the steps to integrate
their offerings with PRISM to save them time and money. Success stories
tell them who has done it before.
Options: Users can research services organizations that have experience
in PRISM and understand the kind of services do they provide.
Materials: The site offers a compilation of articles and research
sources that have proven valuable to the PRISM community. The PRISM Community
has submitted some articles. Other articles come from the press and industry
analysts. They provide valuable ideas and "how to" advice. Research sources
include publicly available, but hard to find, information about industries,
analysts, press and events.
Users of PRISM can certainly benefit from this web site. It's independence
from Baan Process and Invensys makes it a particularly useful resource
for company's considering PRISM or existing PRISM users looking to expand
beyond their current functionality. Bear in mind, however, that users
have to consider their own requirements and situation when evaluating
the information presented.
Invensys and Baan Process are registered trademarks of Invensys, PLC.