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An ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market
Companies in the services industry need both asset and field services management, but current integrated asset and field services maintenance systems often fail

agresso and gartner  field services product called Agresso Field Force . The Challenge Despite the huge capital outlays that businesses have sunk into their ERP, order handling, contract management, field services, enterprise asset management (EAM) and maintenance, and other disparate solutions, industry research continues to show a suboptimal track record for integrated field services and asset maintenance. Asset management service organizations, such as those responsible for the building, maintaining, and management of Read More...
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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 1
February and bleak mid-winters are not exactly the high season for software user conferences in North America, and thus I accepted the invitation by UNIT4

agresso and gartner  unified event for both  Agresso Business World (ABW)  and CODA Financials customers (and customers of many other lesser-known products in the large UNIT4 family). Frankly, I was a bit skeptical about what new and exciting I might see and hear about at this event in light of the vendor’s analyst tour in Boston in late 2009. Even that very recent analyst tour did not present any earth-shattering news compared to what I had already ascertained in my  mid-2009 report on positioning of ABW , CODA, and Read More...
Mid-market Getting the Taste of Some Emerging Technologies
Fledgling smart enterprise suite, business activity monitoring, and business process management technologies hold significant potential for end user

agresso and gartner  IFS , Unit 4 Agresso , Lawson Software and Exact Software being only some mentioned here. To that end, Exact Event Manager BAM capabilities can be expanded to its and third-party diverse ERP product lines and to include software that is designed to help businesses identify early warning signs before they become full-blown problems. Beyond most enterprise solutions that typically offer just alert messaging, workflow management, or report distribution capabilities, such a BAM application integrates all of Read More...
Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 1
Every June over past several years, after the high season for traveling to major vendor events subsides, and before everyone takes their summer vacations, a

agresso and gartner  , and lately for UNIT4 Agresso and SYSPRO . These were all obscure vendors (in the greater schema of things) before retaining her strategic marketing services. One client’s executive has even described her as being “too darn demanding but also protective of her clients like a mother bear of her cubs.” For her deep commitment and passion Judith in turn insists on the same unquestionable involvement from the client’s top management (i.e., “to walk the talk”), and I am aware of a couple of Read More...
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

agresso and gartner  , Lawson , UNIT4 Agresso , or Epicor eating your lunch? What about pure-play service vendors such as Servigistics , Ventyx , ServicePower , and Astea ? SM: Competition is always a threat, though merger and acquisitions activity in our market (most recently, ABB ’s acquisition of Ventyx) has reduced this threat to some extent. One of our main challenges is scaling up to the next level: As we’ve shown repeatable growth of around 20 percent per year, we’re continually reviewing our internal workforce Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II)
Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions

agresso and gartner  SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II) Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions (Part I) and SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia) blog series, some time has at last become available for more discussions on the intriguing topic of software as a service (SaaS ). The title of this SaaSy discussions series might be somewhat deceiving, since the question might no longer be Read More...
Looking For Software-The Expectations of Small and Medium Enterprises
Small and medium enterprises (SME) looking for software must understand their needs and articulate their expectations to get what they want and need from

agresso and gartner  For Software-The Expectations of Small and Medium Enterprises Introduction Many small and medium enterprises (SME) are actively looking for software. Many vendors are trying to meet their needs. However, what the SME expects to gain from software is not always what the vendor expects. SMEs must understand their needs articulate their expectations to potential vendors if they are to get what they want and need from software. SMEs—Who Are They and What Are Their Characteristics? Polling vendors, Read More...
The Grape Escape 2011 Roundup
Although this year Judith Rothrock could not attend herself, she’s the driving force behind the annual JRocket Marketing Grape Escape® industry analyst event

agresso and gartner  of UNIT4’s flagship software, Agresso ERP, for 10 years—contributed some interesting evidence. The ease with which Halcrow made changes is really impressive; for instance, it eliminated five business groups and replaced them with a matrix of four sales regions and three global practice areas. The entire project took 6 months from inception to completion and it took only 3 people to make over 4 months. For a company that operates in 30 countries and employs 6,000 workers, this is an outstanding Read More...
Delving into the Facts Behind the ERP Vendor Market’s Self-Ascribed Answer for ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ ™ -An Interview with UNIT4’s Product Marketing Executive
Rather than pursuing the usual route of writing analyses of major market trends, I’ve decided to ask vendors about their opinions and approaches. UNIT4 has

agresso and gartner  held for both its Agresso and CODA users. For more information on the UK event, see the recent TEC article series . For more information on UNIT4’s announcements at the recent Grape Escape 2010 event in Boston see Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” – Part 1 . Instead of giving a ringing endorsement or criticism on UNIT4's moves and directions, we decided to pose a number of provocative questions to the vendor. The answers were provided by Ton Dobbe, Vice Read More...
Hybrid ERP Cloud Tales
The vast majority of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system instances are still deployed on premises for obvious historical reasons; however, a growing

agresso and gartner  existing on-premise installations of Agresso ERP to the cloud (and back if that's what the customer wants) within hours without any changes to the setup is something UNIT4 has (albeit quietly) offered and done for years. Depending on the number and complexity of the integrations it could be a few days (UNIT4 has customers with as many as about 100 pretty complex integrations). The vendor deducts the investment the customer has previously made in licensing from the monthly cloud fee. And, of course, this Read More...
UNIT4 Agresso Cloud Platform Spotlight
Today’s businesses are seeing the increased use of cloud-based solutions owing to potential economic benefits. This report spotlights Agresso’s SaaS ERP cloud

agresso and gartner  Agresso Cloud Platform Spotlight Today’s businesses are seeing the increased use of cloud-based solutions owing to potential economic benefits. This report spotlights Agresso’s SaaS ERP cloud platform—and shows how the underlying agile VITA architecture plus UNIT4’s unique approach to multitenancy enables organizations to substantially lower costs related to business changes, minimize disruption, and maximize productivity. Download the report now. Read More...
Friendly Competition Friday - 2010 Analyst Audience
I was playing with an interesting site recently called Compete.com. Compete.com tracks the US traffic audience of various Web sites. Thanks to you, our visitors

agresso and gartner  Competition Friday - 2010 Analyst Audience I was playing with an interesting site recently called Compete.com. Compete.com tracks the US traffic audience of various Web sites. Thanks to you, our visitors, I was pleased to see that TEC has surpassed a number of firms (Gartner and Forrester) over the last several months. To see for yourself, click this compete.com link for the 2010 stats . click the image for a larger version As much as I appreciate this graph, it represents the US region specificall Read More...
UNIT4 to UK Public Sector ERP Users: Look at Us!
It is not surprising to hear that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not particularly beloved by their users. Indeed, companies are not exactly

agresso and gartner  solutions, such as UNIT4’s Agresso ERP (see  more details here ). The company had been steadily replacing and beating the large ERP solution set in government deals in Europe throughout 2012. With a number of potentially game-changing capabilities slated for release in 2013 , UNIT4 expects more of such replacements and new wins news down the track. Read More...
Bridge the Gap between BI Best Practices and Successful Real-world Solutions
A strong business intelligence (BI) program can be a powerful competitive differentiator for midsize businesses—but many implementations fall short of

agresso and gartner  the Gap between BI Best Practices and Successful Real-world Solutions A strong business intelligence (BI) program can be a powerful competitive differentiator for midsize businesses—but many implementations fall short of expectations. Download this paper featuring research from Gartner to discover how you can avoid common pitfalls and build a successful BI program that unleashes your organization’s potential. Read More...
Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and

agresso and gartner  for the likes of Agresso to siphon off research and development (R&D) expense and product/feature function building over to some serious noisemaking? Read More...

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