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Global versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win?
There is a clear distinction between the market dynamics within the respective MBS and Sage/Best channels.

axapta analisys  of the largest MBS Axapta resellers in the US. The VAR had also developed the MBS Axapta add-on solution for lean manufacturing, and a wizard-based configuration and system setup tool suite dubbed ERP Complete , which was acquired by Microsoft prior to Avanade's acquisition. The tool guides Axapta users through each implementation step, and has reportedly allowed some companies to cut the implementation budget by even one quarter of the initial estimate. ERP Complete comprises four major modules that

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NavisionDamgaard Reverts To Navision, But In Name Only


Recent product releases and a profitable quarterly report from Navision, a recently merger-formed and rebranded Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, could be telling us that the company has been unfazed by the merger with Damgaard and the current difficult economic conditions.

axapta analisys  15%, revenues from Navision Axapta (formerly Damgaard Axapta ) flagship product showed a whopping 122% increase. However, the other former Damgaard product lines, Navision C4/C5 (marketed solely in Denmark) and Navision XAL continued to decline. Combined income before tax was DKK 46 million (~$5.7 million), compared to the combined last year's loss of DKK 10 million of then separate companies. Navision's solutions are sold exclusively through a worldwide network of close to 2100 partners. The company 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

axapta analisys  list here ). When Axapta , now Microsoft Dynamics AX, was first released in 1998 by then independent Damgaard , 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 Read More

Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers), but it largely remains a well-kept secret elsewhere.

axapta analisys  AX (formerly Navision and Axapta ), SoftBrands , SYSPRO , and so forth, in fast-response mid-market manufacturing, with the emphasis on real-time and process-centric manufacturing management. Ownership Structure Looking at the ownership structure, SSI is now a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Chelford Group plc, the specialist information technology (IT) solutions group headquartered in Basingstoke (UK). In August 2000, Chelford Group, a cash shell listed on the Alternative Investment Market ( Read More

Super Office


SuperOffice CRM solutions cover enterprise needs within customer tracking and follow-up, document handling and archiving, daily task planning, sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, and management reporting related to CRM. All systems are available as client/server solutions for Windows and as Web clients. SuperOffice CRM runs on Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, and Sybase. SuperOffice mobile solutions are synchronized with portable PCs, Palm personal digital assistants (PDAs), and PDAs running Pocket PC. They are also integrated with Microsoft Office applications. SuperOffice modules can also integrate to Lotus Notes, with standard links to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including Attain, Axapta, Concorde, SAP R/3 and BUSINESS ONE, Visma Business, Scala, Agresso, Exact, AVISION, and others.  

axapta analisys  (ERP) systems, including Attain, Axapta, Concorde, SAP R/3 and BUSINESS ONE, Visma Business, Scala, Agresso, Exact, AVISION, and others. Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

axapta analisys  management (CRM) solutions: MBS Axapta , MBS Great Plains , MBS Navision , MBS Solomon , Microsoft CRM , and related services. The main takeaway was that MBS continues to invest in its current offerings to provide customers with the enriched functionality they need to remain competitive in today's evolving marketplace and exploit their existing information technology (IT) investments by streamlining business processes, and by more easily accessing the information they need to make educated business Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 2: Market Impact


Navision has been expanding its coverage in terms of geography, vertical industries, and product functionality. Globally, it has become one of the largest independent small-to-mid-market enterprise system providers.

axapta analisys  , to the Navision Axapta product line, giving Navision Axapta customers the opportunity to save time, lower costs and orchestrate business processes more effectively. With Commerce Gateway, Navision Axapta customers should supposedly be able to work more proactively with customers, partners and vendors. They join the Navision Attain and Navision Financials customers who were introduced to Commerce Gateway earlier this year. Recent Navision developments discussed in Part One of this note include: Navision Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Two: Market Impact


MBS Solomon, due to its distinct differentiators and weaknesses has been blessed in disguise with possibly the most distinct niche and the least overlap (gray area) with the other MBS ERP products (i.e., MBS Great Plains, MBS Navision, and MBS Axapta).

axapta analisys  Navision , and MBS Axapta ). Indeed, MBS Solomon remains the choice for organizations that seek flexible financial systems, integrated with distribution, project, or service operations. The strongest customer base thus comes from construction—special trade contractors, wholesale distribution—durable goods, business services, engineering, accounting, research, and management service organizations. CRM Strategy Although the product has suffered CRM strategy vacillations as a result of changing owners Read More

Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay Part Three: Market Impact


As the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market battle rages, Best Software seems to be taking appropriate steps to establish itself as a more visible/audible force to be reckoned with. It does not intend to remain a tacit mid-market powerhouse any longer.

axapta analisys  graphical development suite for Axapta ). Vertical Industry Focus Best Software has also long opened its software to third-party developers to spur broader industry-oriented capabilities, and it has also been integrating its desktop software and Web services (e.g., by offering e-mail invoicing and electronic bill payment). As for the industry focus, Best Software's aiming at four key vertical industries -- distribution, manufacturing, non-profit and accounting -- with each segment soon to have its own Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: Tylö


Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose.

axapta analisys  four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose. Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

axapta analisys  product provider for Microsoft Axapta ), etc. Of these, DemandStream's product is particularly interesting, as it was designed to be complimentary to traditional ERP and MRP systems, and is specifically intended to enable lean implementation in less than ideal environments, such as those with fluctuating market demand, a high mix of products, frequent engineering changes, bottleneck resources or long lead-time items, configured products, and complex supply chains. Moving away from this list, SSA Global Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Seven: Challenges


The major quandary for Sage/Best will be whether to base the long-term strategy on leveraging ACCPAC's technologically superior product into and overriding a unified enterprise solution, or to remain as a conglomerate of stand-alone solutions with strong brand names.

axapta analisys  Plains , Solomon , Axapta , and Navision product lines. While these vendors could produce a spin that separate products in separate countries is a necessity to provide a best-of-breed localized approach, still, it might be perceived as a lame excuse for the result of a market share increase opportunity buying binge. ACCPAC, on the other hand, with offices on five continents, has developed its global strategy centered on the Windows-based, open architecture Advantage Series from the ground up as an Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Much More Than Meets the Eye - Part 1


While Microsoft Corporation has not usually been that forthcoming about breaking down its revenues per individual product lines, during one earnings announcement call for financial analysts in 2009, the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions for people and businesses pointed out the following three products as its best performers: SharePoint, Microsoft

axapta analisys  Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta ) already have built-in  unified communications (UC)  traits and collaborative SharePoint portal capabilities. Microsoft claims that its so-called “CRM+” combination (i.e., Dynamics CRM and SharePoint) has become a compelling customer  value proposition . The  entire Microsoft Dynamics portfolio  is now an over US$1 billion business with more than 300,000 worldwide customers and 10,000+ business partners. Still, the entire Dynamics line of business had a Read More

SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier?


Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client/server architectures. For the "Big Few" the "stack" race, including applications, databases, application server and middleware, has intensified.

axapta analisys  Plains, Navision, Solomon, and Axapta, the focus is on .NET's ability (with the support of Web services) to provide a unified environment for partners that develop product extensions. Moreover, at a recent MBS customer partner conference, MBS announced that the waves caused by Project Green will enable partners to use .NET tools and its languages to build extensions for ERP Web interfaces. Also, by targeting Web service interfaces, MBS partners will be able build these extensions in such a way that will Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part One: Company Background


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest buzzword in the world of manufacturing and distribution technology. If you believe the press releases, it is a panacea and cure-all for what ails the industry. While RFID may not solve world hunger, you may not want to propose a solution without it. This research note looks at a recent and successful, implementation of RFID, examining the characteristics of the process and common obstacles and speed bumps to avoid.

axapta analisys  in this case Microsoft's Axapta , must be continuously updated to reflect missing pallets. Differences between the pallets scanned at Station 2 versus the pallets scanned at Station 3 at the 3PL warehouse indicates that shrinkage does occur. This problem is further complicated by the fact that, while the staging area is operated by KiMs, the trucks and warehouse are operated by the 3PL vendor. It becomes a case of Who shot John? with no one winning but lots of blame to spread around. Of course, these Read More