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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 compar  , 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

FRx Poised to Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part Four: Competitors and User Recommendations


With Integration Designer and Forecaster, FRx has taken critical steps forward in creating value for its customers and resellers. FRx should expend the marketing effort required to insure all its customers, prospects, and affiliates fully understand the value proposition of its products.

axapta compar  integration with Navision and Axapta , both of which are highly multinational products, but that is yet to happen in earnest. User Recommendations With Integration Designer and Forecaster, FRx Software has taken critical steps forward in creating value for its customers and resellers. FRx Software should expend the marketing effort required to insure all its customers, prospects, and affiliates fully understand the value proposition of its products. FRx Software (and Microsoft) should invest further in Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3


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 in the Dynamics ERP lineup and a global “platform” player in selected industries. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

axapta compar  Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta )  product including the current Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 release. The final part of this blog series will peek into the product’s near future and analyze its traditional strengths and still outstanding weaknesses. What’s in Store for Microsoft Dynamics AX? The official name of the next Microsoft Dynamics AX version has not been announced yet. In any case, the next product release will reportedly include additional simplicity improvements to the  user Read More

SYSPRO - Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


SYSPRO remains a stalwart vendor within the mid-market accounting, manufacturing, and distribution software markets. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for small and medium-sized companies with a justifiable return on investment (ROI), and SYSPRO seems to have a fair shot. Moreover, with its global coverage, multi-national product’s capabilities, suitability to diverse manufacturing environments, as well as with its cross-platform support and excellent service & support track, the vendor seems poised to give run for the money to almost any contender.

axapta compar  , ACCPAC , MBS Axapta and MBS Navision , which have also espoused a strong WMS product in addition to their traditional back-office product, could prevent it from further penetrating the ERP manufacturing and distribution mid-market, and not necessarily only with a WMS solution. Also, although the company has a notable worldwide presence, it has no local total market leadership in any individual country owing to the fierce channel competition from more aggressive, better known and wealthier horizontal Read More

Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series concluded that Microsoft would not converge all of its diverse Microsoft Dynamics  product lines into a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Rather, the vendor has been attempting to leverage the best practices and technologies across all of the products, where possible. The idea is to deliver applications that have the following characteristics: are

axapta compar  AX Enterprise Portal (formerly Axapta Enterprise Portal ) is now based on SharePoint. The portal was devised from the standard SharePoint design experience, whereby a gallery of Dynamics AX Web parts  is now available, making it very simple to bring to the surface Dynamics AX data (with the inherent AX security model enforced) on SharePoint portal pages. In addition to Web parts, other strategies for SharePoint integration are its Business Data Catalog (BDC) Web Services feature (currently used within Read More

Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 1: Recent Acquisition Announcement


Having garnered cash amounting to the GDPs of many developed countries, software giant Microsoft has treated itself with another 'billion plus' acquisition of its long-term partner and recent competitor, Navision, a business application provider for the mid-market. Will this move fill the gaps of earlier Great Plains' acquisition and further alienate Microsoft from a slew of other enterprise applications partners competing in the same space.

axapta compar  of the market, namely Axapta , formerly Damgaard Axapta . Note, however, that small manufacturing companies have typically used Navision Attain / Navision Financials for order fulfillment and accounting, rather than for manufacturing control, which resembles Great Plains product families' case as well. Navision offerings provide Financial Management, Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management, E-Commerce/Portal Slutions, Business Read More

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and dreading another financial quarterly report, cash amassed Microsoft has recently shown a flair for aptly devising and executing a strategy for its Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division portfolio, to its partners and customers delight and to dismay of its archrivals.

axapta compar  Great Plains. Solomon and Axapta will retain their brands under the MBS umbrella brand, while Navision XAL will be rolled into Small Business Manager. Dynamics and Solomon products running on Pervasive platform will from now on be called Great Plains Select and Solomon Select respectively. Furthermore, driven by its vision of achieving global leadership in business applications, a vision built on innovation, steadfast customer support and an extensive partner network, MBS announced bold new initiatives Read More

RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

axapta compar  KiMs , an MBS Axapta back-office user, which has leveraged RFID tags to track pallets from production plant to 3PL (3rd party logistics) warehouses, as to significantly improve their visibility and reduce (or completely preempt) pilferage rates, which have been painfully unacceptable in the past had been. Microsoft also announced it has recently joined EPCglobal, and will work closely with it to take product and item identification to the next level across manufacturing and retail supply chains. The Read More

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 3: Challenges


MBS is both a threat and an opportunity for the most nimble vendors, and mid-market CRM vendors might have acquired another lease of life extension in the medium term to redefine their value proposition, especially given that some have recently secured new funds and/or found solace in a partnership with IBM.

axapta compar  or IBM. Also, as Axapta runs on UNIX and an Oracle database (in addition to Microsoft's platforms), it will be interesting to watch how Microsoft will handle the support for these adversarial technologies under its roof. In addition to the likes of SAP, Oracle, Siebel, and PeopleSoft, which are still above MBS' radar screen (Microsoft is not to be blamed for their lower-end of the market recent aspirations), endangered vendors exceptions though might be the vendors with established integration with 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 compar  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

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Four: More Challenges and User Recommendations


The objectives of end-to-end supply chain visibility are better plans, better service, increased inventory turns, and higher profit margins, where MBN might answer only some of these requirements at this stage. In any case, MBN is a great, initial idea that can lay the foundations for a future product of a more grandiose, collaborative undertaking.

axapta compar  management (CRM) solutions: MBS Axapta , MBS Great Plains , MBS Navision , MBS Solomon , Microsoft CRM , and related services. The main takeaway from the conference was that MBS will continue 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. Business processes will be streamlined, and the information they need will be more accessible Read More

Portal Strategy: One Vendor's Story and What It Means to You


Epicor is working with Microsoft so that portal adopters can benefit from SharePoint's models and access to other enterprise data.

axapta compar  is that Microsoft's own Axapta , a part of the Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) product line which competes against Epicor, has not yet leveraged the SharePoint Portal solution. In light of this, Epicor will likely up the ante and offer a more complete implementation. Also, depending on the implementation of current development work, Epicor may also have notable opportunity to provide composite applications that link the transactional portlets of Epicor Web , multiple Epicor BI, Web parts (for Read More

Dynamics AX


Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics, Dynamics AX integrates with Microsoft products such as SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Exchange, Office, and Windows. Dynamics AX was designed with one database, one toolbox, one business logic, and one source code.

axapta compar  Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics, Dynamics AX integrates Read More

Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Two: Distribution 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 distribution environment.

axapta compar  Supply Chain using Microsoft Axapta by Dr. Scott Hamilton System Usage in Distribution 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 a distribution environment; the next section covers factors affecting usage in manufacturing environments. A distribution environment typically involves the Read More