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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 architecture  of ownership (TCO) for Axapta in many manufacturing implementations. This is Part Five of the Is Sage Wiser and Better than Best ? series. As outlined earlier on, part of MBS' overall strategy is to simplify and speed up software implementations and reduce the TCO for all of its enterprise applications. Much of the implementation-related research and development (R&D) work has been carried out at the platform and architecture level, whereby one of the objectives of Project Green , the initial

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System RFI/RFP Template

Content Authoring, Content Acquisition, Content Aggregation, Output and Content Presentation, Workflow Management, Version Control and Management, Development Tool Technical Architecture, Portal Su... Get this template

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Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour' Part Three: Competitive Analysis


Contrary to most of its competitors that had opportunistically pursued their customers randomly, and whose latest vertical initiatives stem from the sudden epiphany that a certain percentage of their customers come from certain industry, Lilly’s recent vertical initiatives are indeed a further sharpening of already focused solution for 'to order' manufacturers.

axapta architecture  , Syspro , MBS Axapta and MBS Navision , which have also espoused a strong WMS product in addition to their traditional back-office product, could prevent Lilly from penetrating the ERP mid-market. In the pure-CRM mid-market, the archrivals would be the likes of Best 's SalesLogix , Salesforce.com and FrontRange , particularly when teaming up with some of Lilly's ERP nemeses. Not to mention that SAP , Oracle , PeopleSoft , Baan , Manugistics and J.D. Edward s will likely be faced in most if not all the Read More

Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 1


I can partly understand analysts’ temptation to beat up on Microsoft’s forays into the enterprise applications space. To be fair, "the empire" has had its share of strategic and tactical miscues, as if it had wanted to give these naysayers some ammunition. For one, many analysts and market observers first criticized the giant for not having a unified enterprise resource planning (ERP) product line

axapta architecture  Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta ) [ evaluate this product ] . Additionally, in the early 2000s, Microsoft developed its own customer relationship management (CRM)   product, today called Microsoft Dynamics CRM [ evaluate this product ]. Last but not least, the Dynamics product family includes two retail management applications, which are a combination of an acquisition and in-house development. These are: Microsoft Dynamics RMS ( Retail Management System ) (formerly QuickSell ); and Microsoft Read More

IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part Two: Background, Challenges, and Response


IFS could be an object case of how a great product (in terms of functionality scope and technological foundation) and knowledgeable employees are only part of the wholesale success in the finicky enterprise resource planning (ERP) market.

axapta architecture  Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part Two: Background, Challenges, and Response IFS Background Recently, Industrial and Financial Systems ( IFS ) (XSSE: IFS), a Swedish extended enterprise applications supplier with sales in 45 countries, over $330 million USD) in revenues in 2003, and with more than 350,000 users worldwide, announced the following: In early January that, following the agreement with Uniativa Ltda (which acquired the entire business and 100 percent of the stock in Industrial Read More

SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Two: SoftBrands


As for the lower-end of the market, SAP has designed SAP Business One to meet the core management needs of dynamically growing small and midsize businesses, and is moving to better address the specific needs of small manufacturers through a planned strategic solution relationship with SoftBrands whereby the two vendors have initiated efforts to integrate SoftBrands' leading manufacturing software product Fourth Shift with SAP Business One.

axapta architecture  that the integration with Axapta took less than 3 weeks, owing to DemandStream's architecture and the advantage of the latest technology using Microsoft's .NET platform. DemandStream is expected to release a number of other ERP integration platforms in early 2004. This concludes Part Two of a five-part note. Part One began the event summary. Parts Three and Four will discuss the market impact. Part Five will cover challenges and make user recommendations. Read More

Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing


This note discusses how a flexible and agile ERP system needs an adaptable architecture, how easy integration to 3rd-party applications has become a key selling point for ERP vendors, and how extending ERP to the Internet stems from the intent of many IT organizations not to reinvent the wheel in their scramble to create e-commerce applications.

axapta architecture  Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing P.J. Jakovljevic - April 20, 2001 Executive Summary  A typical ERP system now offers broad functional coverage nearing the best-of-breed capabilities; vertical industry extensions; a robust technical architecture; training, documentation, implementation and process design tools; product enhancements; Read More

Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Three: Manufacturing Environments


If you are implementing or considering Microsoft Axapta as your ERP system, or providing Axapta-related services, this note provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a business. This section reviews the major design factors affecting system usage in a manufacturing environment.

axapta architecture  Supply Chain using Microsoft Axapta by Dr. Scott Hamilton, available at Amazon.com and book stores. System Usage in Manufacturing Environments The standardized functionality in an ERP system shapes its usage. Efforts to use the system should be guided by (rather than run counter to) its fundamental underlying design. This section reviews the major design factors affecting system usage in manufacturing environments. Manufacturing environments transform purchased materials into saleable items. In addition Read More

The Benefits of CRM Internet Architecture


One of the most important aspects of any business management application, including CRM applications, is its underlying architecture. An application’s customizability, adaptability, portability, scalability, and extensibility are all functions of its architecture. A well-designed architecture will thus accommodate growth and adapt to business changes—without affecting the performance of the application or requiring an exhaustive re-implementation.

axapta architecture  Benefits of CRM Internet Architecture One of the most important aspects of any business management application, including CRM applications, is its underlying architecture. An application’s customizability, adaptability, portability, scalability, and extensibility are all functions of its architecture. A well-designed architecture will thus accommodate growth and adapt to business changes—without affecting the performance of the application or requiring an exhaustive re-implementation. Read More

Building Effective Enterprise Architecture: Developing a Business Case and Road Map for Mature EA Practices to Maximize Value in IT Investments


Surveys show that enterprise architecture (EA) programs often lack support from business and information technology (IT) stakeholders for several reasons, including the lack of business support for aligning business goals with IT strategy. The Enterprise Architecture Best Practice Survey was launched to examine the impact of EA initiatives on business performance around the globe. Read this white paper to understand how this survey can bring an outside perspective to your company as you build business cases for change and design a road map for EA maturity.

axapta architecture  Effective Enterprise Architecture: Developing a Business Case and Road Map for Mature EA Practices to Maximize Value in IT Investments Surveys show that enterprise architecture (EA) programs often lack support from business and information technology (IT) stakeholders for several reasons, including the lack of business support for aligning business goals with IT strategy. The Enterprise Architecture Best Practice Survey was launched to examine the impact of EA initiatives on business performance Read More

A New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture


It is feasible to create native, intuitive and graphical business applications using just available software in i/OS and Open source Java. Using iSeries as an integrated business server is more than just a dream.

axapta architecture  New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture Introduction The iSeries server, IBM's showpiece and well-known successor of the AS/400, has been implemented on a large scale over the past twenty-five years in small and medium businesses (SMB). This midrange computer is still being praised because of its operational ease-of-use, its reliability, flexibility, and scalability. However, because it lacks a graphical user interface and poorly integrates with other software products, its use has Read More

Real-time In-memory Technologies Do Not Make Data Warehousing Obsolete


The benefits of well thought-out architecture for designing and implementing large-scale DW environments are well-documented. Perhaps the best known of the DW architectures is the Corporate Information Factory. Since the creation of this architecture, there have been many technological advances, making its implementation faster, more scalable, and better performing. The data warehouse is no longer “off limits” to the business community; self-service BI, more sophisticated types of analytics, and true experimental (data science) analyses can now be performed with ease, and an increase in productivity and agility and flexibility of overall BI deployments is the result. Learn more in this white paper authored by one of the co-developers of the corporate information factory DW architecture.

axapta architecture  time In-memory Technologies Do Not Make Data Warehousing Obsolete The benefits of well thought-out architecture for designing and implementing large-scale DW environments are well-documented. Perhaps the best known of the DW architectures is the Corporate Information Factory. Since the creation of this architecture, there have been many technological advances, making its implementation faster, more scalable, and better performing. The data warehouse is no longer “off limits” to the business Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios


The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand, the item's primary source of supply, and the production strategy for manufactured items. Consideration of these factors can be illustrated with several common scenarios.

axapta architecture  Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com. Part One began the discussion of Sales and Operations Planning. Part Two detailed Understanding Planning Calculations. Part Four will propose Guidelines and Case Studies. Reprinted with permission from McGraw-Hill S&OP Approaches for a Make-to-Order Product The game plan for a make-to-order manufactured item depends on the approach for anticipating demand of stocked components, the need for direct Read More

The Agentless Backup/Recovery Architecture: How It Works to Reduce Costs, Bolster Security, and Simplify Scaling in Remote Office Environments


IT managers today face plenty of problems when it comes to protecting remote office data—problems that agentless architecture could eliminate. Many organizations outsource their data protection, which can be costly. But an agentless architecture disk-to-disk (D2D) software solution can offer your business bottom-line benefits that range from lower administrative costs to pay-as-you-grow scalability and increased security.

axapta architecture  Agentless Backup/Recovery Architecture: How It Works to Reduce Costs, Bolster Security, and Simplify Scaling in Remote Office Environments IT managers today face plenty of problems when it comes to protecting remote office data—problems that agentless architecture could eliminate. Many organizations outsource their data protection, which can be costly. But an agentless architecture disk-to-disk (D2D) software solution can offer your business bottom-line benefits that range from lower administrative Read More

mySAP ERP and Enterprise Services Architecture: Delivering Operational Excellence with Adaptive Solutions


How can you leverage your current IT infrastructure without increasing complexity—and cost? Creating the next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) via enterprise services architecture (ESA) outsourcing can make your IT system leaner, less expensive, and more adaptive. Read more for a clear picture of how to avoid difficulties when adopting an enterprise services approach for your back-office processes.

axapta architecture  ERP and Enterprise Services Architecture: Delivering Operational Excellence with Adaptive Solutions How can you leverage your current IT infrastructure without increasing complexity—and cost? Creating the next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) via enterprise services architecture (ESA) outsourcing can make your IT system leaner, less expensive, and more adaptive. Read more for a clear picture of how to avoid difficulties when adopting an enterprise services approach for your Read More

Product Architecture for Product Endurance?


Product architecture can ensure product scalability, endurance, and the incorporation of emerging technologies. Consequently, LANSA 2005 offers Web Application Modules (WAM), to give developers a shorter learning curve and lower development costs to produce browser-based commercial enterprise applications and even Web services.

axapta architecture  Architecture for Product Endurance? LANSA Target Market While not a household name like Microsoft or IBM , LANSA has been quietly delivering software solutions to mid-market companies for two decades. It is a global provider of enterprise application development and integration software and its target market consists of an estimated 250,000 mid-sized organizations. Many are IBM iSeries shops within manufacturing and distribution segments, and while some frequently buy new solutions, many try to Read More