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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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American Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde?
Throughout June, American Software, Inc. continued to announce additional functions that broaden the scope of its e-intelliprise application suite. It also

avant antiverus  Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde? American Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde? P.J. Jakovljevic - July 24, 2000 Event Summary According to its press release on June 19, American Software announced that e-intelliprise, its fully web-based ERP solution with complete front-to-back office integration, now includes a customizable Business Intelligence Portal that provides secured role-based views of key performance indicators (KPIs). The Portal is a knowledge management system throughout the supply chain, measuring

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Epicor competes in multiple enterprise business applications markets. Epicor may mean different things to different people, which does not really help mind share creation in particular segments of interest.

avant antiverus  Management. The Market For Avant and Vantage Still, Epicor competes primarily in the true mid-market, which it defines as growing enterprises with revenues between $10 million and $500 million, which have similar requirements like their smaller counterparts above. However, the purchases in this market are primarily influenced by functionality, performance, availability of a Windows-based solution, price, quality and customer service. The Company believes it competes favorably with respect to all of these Read More

Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Two: Market Impact


With its solid and improving cash position and current development work in progress for contemporary Internet-based, 'software as a service' enterprise and collaborative commerce applications, and given its intentions to continue to sell both directly and indirectly with accredited VARs within certain vertical segments, a return to better days does not seem as a far-fetched possibility for Epicor.

avant antiverus  names were Vista, Vantage, Avant and Impresa , covering the following seven distinct products: Vista (developed by DCD),suitable for small Job shops and supporting then Microsoft Windows/NT, Novell NetWare , Artisoft's LANtastic , and Visual FoxPro (database and tools) Vantage (developed by DCD), suitable for midsized Job shops and supporting then Windows/NT, NetWare, Progress Software's Progress database and tools Avant for ETO (a.k.a. ManFact ), suitable for mid-market engineer-to-order (ETO) Read More

Getting a More Exact Picture of, Well, Exact Software Americas - Part 1


In the early and mid-2000s, I had a fairly close relationship with Exact Americas (at that time called Exact North America). As a result, there were two in-depth TEC article series on the vendor from 2004 and 2006. At the time of the first series, the avant-garde collaborative Exact e-Synergy platform was

avant antiverus  of the first series, the avant-garde collaborative Exact e-Synergy platform was introduced to the local market (meanwhile, the product has been renamed Exact Synergy). At the time of the second series, the Exact Software parent launched its global ERP offering Exact Globe , while its American division acquired Vanguard Business Analytics, which is now the Exact Business Analytics (EBA) offering. In 2007, Exact Holding N.V. reorganized its regional structure, and Middleton, Massachusetts (US) is now the Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Five: More Challenges & User Recommendations


Competition is also flying from many directions since the parent company now competes in many diverse markets, and it now has a number of competitors that vary in size, target markets, and overall product scope.

avant antiverus  Manage 2000 , and Avant as its major mid-market ERP products and Vista for smaller discrete manufacturers. As for specialization, Vantage remains the preferred system for MTO, job shop enterprises, while Avant, which has not been actively marketed in the U.S. since 1999, leans towards complex manufacturing and project work environments as well as towards repetitive manufacturing with one of its product variants; Vista, on its hand, is the low-end product for much smaller discrete manufacturing Read More

Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


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avant antiverus  by anyone. Maybe some avant-garde, early adopter enterprises will harness intelligent numbering to solve the proverbial product data management (PDM) problem. Or maybe the problem of item parts proliferation will motivate vendors to create an adequately packaged set of solutions in the future. Broan-NuTone recently turned to Webcom to address its PIM and product information library (PIL) needs (instead of turning to just any traditional PIM vendor), and will have some interesting results to talk about in Read More

User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

avant antiverus  price enforcement first. Thus, avant-garde companies are turning their focus toward price management, while their direct competitors are feeling the pressure to embark on their own pricing management deployments. A litmus test to gauge whether the solution is needed is to ascertain how long it takes to process a special pricing request. This will determine how convoluted the pricing approval workflow is. How long salespeople spend looking up, inquiring about, and communicating prices should also be Read More

A Small Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor: The Vision and the Challenges


Although Jeeves has developed a very fruitful relationship with its partners, it will still have to overcome challenges that are mainly about lack of respect or recognition—that is, if there is even any recognition of Jeeves at all.

avant antiverus  costs. Indeed, some less avant-garde or more regimented environments may still prefer other vendors' packaged best practices (which have more imposed control and rigidity), rather than embark on the flexibility that might lead to chaos in less-disciplined environments. Last but not least, some prospective customers outside Sweden (and particularly outside Europe) might be unimpressed with Jeeves's budding reference sites of peer enterprises in their region. The lack of presence in the Asian Pacific and Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

avant antiverus  , it brought an avant-garde  object-oriented programming (OOP)  technology within reach of midsize companies that also needed a  scalable  enterprise applications suite to run their operations. With their componentized approach, Axapta and IFS were a breath of fresh air at the time when monolithic ERP systems such as SAP R/3 and Baan IV were ruling the ERP market (with their lengthy implementations). The new Damgaard solution featured other advanced ideas and technology at the time, such as 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 (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

avant antiverus  for anyone, including the avant-garde Web 2.0 startups, it is still important to note that even the biggest traditional independent software vendors (ISVs ) are predicting a tough fiscal year (or even much longer) ahead. One way for IT departments to “do more with less” could be to assemble more efficient enterprise systems via server consolidation , enterprise applications standardization , virtualization , or by using some proven free and open source software (FOSS ) products to replace current 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.

avant antiverus  used throughout the product. Avant , on its hand, has its own idiosyncrasies and proprietary development tools. Thus, while the long awaited porting of Epicor's flagship products onto Microsoft SQL Server as well as continued focus on .NET framework should significantly relieve the company's R&D burden and improve its general competitiveness, the remaining work of delivering single .NET compliant application framework remains colossal. The existing 6,500 manufacturing customers, will sooner or later have Read More

Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller's Jobs More Strategic? (Part 2)


Part 1 of this blog series established that by offloading non-essential and non-value-adding routine tasks to third-party business process outsourcing (BPO) specialists, many human resource (HR) and payroll managers are now able to focus more on strategic and more important tasks of managing talent and human capital of the company. The discussion then went into the possible liberation of chief

avant antiverus  Super Role that these avant-garde CFOs are dreaming of-- a dynamic C-level contributor with true impact--can only be realized by outsourcing both the nonessential people and IT tools. Fine, Is There Anyone Out There With a Pre-packaged Solution and Know-how for Routine Accounting? In mid-May 2009, a Silicon Valley startup company  by the name of Corefino (short for Core Financials Outsourced) launched into the mid-market accounting solution landscape. Founded by former CFO Karen Northup and staffed by Read More

The Rise of Price Management


New analytical software tools have recently emerged to combine and condense a wealth of information that should give the salesperson a more definitive "yes or no" answer fairly quickly when it comes to offering specific pricing, while also giving management a higher-level view of business efficiency and profit/loss drivers.

avant antiverus  with price enforcement. Thus, avant-garde companies are turning their focus toward price management, and their direct competitors are feeling the pressure to embark on their own pricing management deployments. To show whether such a solution is needed, the litmus test would be to ascertain how long it takes to process a special pricing request (to determine how convoluted a pricing approval workflow is), to see how long it takes for salespeople to inquire about, look up, and communicate prices. As price Read More

“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration. The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Retailers such as PetSmart Inc.

avant antiverus  the matter is that these avant-garde merchants no longer see the division of labor between suppliers and retailers as the customary one of “they invent and make it, and we sell it.” In fact, the retailers control (without owning per se ) every piece of the value chain, from creating new product concepts to getting finished goods into the hands of consumers. The retailer is thus in charge of processes such as “design & develop,” “source,” “plan & manage,” “move,” “sell,” and “buy Read More