Author: Predrag Jakovljevic
Ramco Systems continues to make major forays in the Middle East. The Middle East and Africa is the third largest market for Ramco after India and the United States, accounting for 23 percent of the overall revenue in fiscal 2013-14. Ramco has announced its 65th aviation customer—the Middle East-based Falcon Aviation Services.
“NetSuite is the real deal in the enterprise applications space”—the main message of the recent SuiteWorld 2014 conference—was proven by CEO Zach Nelson during his keynote speech citing recent growth figures in the enterprise cloud software space. The company experienced over 50% growth last year, compared to a modest 5% for Microsoft Dynamics and a measly 1% for Sage, while SAP was even negative 1% if one considers just ERP software license growth.
The Sage Group plc recently announced that Sage ERP X3 Online, a pure cloud version of its top-of-the-range enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, will launch in a controlled release in North America in September 2014. The intent is to offer local midmarket businesses even more usability and mobility.
For its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Petersen Incorporated, a manufacturer that specializes in fabrication, machining, field services, and third-party logistics (3PL), selected the Cincom Business Suite, an advanced version of Microsoft Dynamics AX for complex and project-centric manufacturers, produced by Cincom Systems.
Microsoft has announced the expansion of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to 17 new markets. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online expanding to several Latin American countries, it will run within Microsoft’s datacenter located in Brazil.
The U.S. companies OCULUS Inc. and OCULUS Surgical, Inc., both part of the OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH family, recently selected abas-ERP. abas-ERP was selected to consolidate inventory, customer relationship management (CRM), and finance tools into a single integrated system.
UNIT4, provider of agile enterprise solutions to growing service and people-centred organizations, announced its first Brazilian partnership agreement, with Inside Solutions Group, to market and implement UNIT4’s Agresso enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
DSL Ltd., a Canadian commercial food service and restaurant equipment distributor and service provider has chosen IFS Field Service Management and IFS Mobile Workforce Management, components of IFS’ Enterprise Service Management offering to enhance its service business, increase inventory availability while reducing expenses, and optimize customer equipment maintenance.
The Perstorp Group, a player in the specialty chemicals markets and a pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics, and surface materials, selected PROS big data applications to enhance its customer experience and sales effectiveness initiatives.
Kerzner International, global developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos, and luxury hotels, has chosen Ramco Systems’ cloud-based human resource (HR) and talent management software with analytics and mobility. Of the solutions being considered, Ramco was the only one offering a single application, which could be deployed on premise as well as in the cloud, making a hybrid model a reality.