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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

axapta demandstream  DemandStream's integration to Microsoft Axapta and other various ERP systems now provide the manufacturer with a true lean ERP system. According to the vendor, DemandStream is the lean conversion kit that allows customers of Axapta and other ERP systems, to preserve their existing ERP investment while providing a lean (pull) based capability. That is done by deploying kanban management by cell in a real time environment. DemandStream provides factory floor management of dynamic kanbans, lean material

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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 demandstream  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

Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows Part Two: Market Impact Continued


Microsoft's foray into the CRM arena has not been a bed of roses, despite its indisputably large marketing muscle and R&D investment, its strong channel, traditionally attractive pricing policies, and the aura and experience within the market segment. Microsoft CRM remains both a threat and an opportunity for the most nimble mid-market CRM vendors. Microsoft’s entry with CRM evangelism through an array of seminars nationwide has bolstered the market’s awareness of the need for CRM applications.

axapta demandstream  , Solomon , and Axapta products, and whether the envisioned and still maintained integrated products' delivery dates at the end of 2003 will also be delayed like in the case of Microsoft CRM's delay. Further, MBS is not yet exactly a uniformly global company, as its product offerings and channel strategy differ notably within different markets. Not many customers can still integrate or use interchangeably MBS' Great Plains, Solomon, Axapta, and Navision product lines. Thus, while MBS gets distracted by Read More

Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft's reticence to comment on any timelines of product integration and operations mergers, to our belief, stems from their genuine inability to foresee it at this stage. Still, although the indications that the business will continue to be as usual are strong, Microsoft may eventually decide to streamline its diverse, likely redundant, product mix, staff, and channel. Once Microsoft figures it out and gets a much clearer picture, it should emerge as a mid-market leader making its competitors scramble to better its value proposition.

axapta demandstream  with IBM. Also, as Axapta runs on Unix and Oracle DB (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. Furthermore, contrary to Great Plains' acquisition, this one brings about many more ramifications and liabilities. One will likely be uncertain and confused while, e.g., watching Microsoft Business Solutions' commercial on CNN some time in the future, to discern which one amongst the handful Read More

Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource planning product, and DemandStream for lean automation.

axapta demandstream  Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side Introduction Besides the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One solutions (see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over ), SoftBrands Manufacturing 's core products include another extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) product named evolution (formerly Aremis Enterprise ), as well as DemandStream , a lean enterprise automation software system. For details on SoftBrands' recent history, see 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 demandstream  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

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 2: Market Impact


Stampede 2002 has radiated moderate optimism within VARs and other attendees, in a sharp contrast with many other user or industry conferences where we have felt a generally somber, anxious, or at least subdued mood. Small wonder for this isolated ebullience, given that, despite the current soft market, both MBS and most of its partners are still operating well, are discussing closing new accounts, and even expanding.

axapta demandstream  Great Plains , and Axapta (formerly Damgaard Axapta ). Moreover, not only that former Solomon and/or Navision products and their customer bases have not been stranded by products' discontinuation, as some have speculated at the time of acquisitions, but also these teams will have been kept almost intact while the products' traits have even been leveraged in much needed upcoming vertical solutions. Good examples would be the upcoming retail management and professional services automation (PSA) vertical Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

axapta demandstream  ERP implementation of the Axapta software was completed in June 2003. As shown on the timeline below, with barely allowing the project team to catch its collective breaths, the RFID project started in August 2003. The project was completed by the end of the year under an aggressive schedule. At the first of the year, KiMs began running in parallel with its old barcode technology, anticipating cutover to RFID completed in the second quarter of 2004. Generally, the project team did not feel that having Read More

What If They Shipped an OS and Nobody Came?


With six weeks remaining before the announced shipment date for Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system, there are but a few applications "certified" to run on this long-delayed OS.

axapta demandstream  players as Damgaard A/S's Axapta 3.0 ERP suite. This will provide a limited opportunity for Linux vendors to continue the war of words (See TEC News Analysis article: OS SmackDown! ). If the dearth of apps lasts long enough - say, less than 500 by year-end - it will provide an opportunity for Linux vendors to get more applications certified on their OS, allowing them to make greater inroads. Although Microsoft is trying to put its best face on this report, it can not be happy about this. After a delay Read More

SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow


SoftBrands believes it has finally repositioned itself for growth going forward by capitalizing on the reputation of Fourth Shift, coming to an arrangement with SAP Business One, and introducing more reliable versions of its hospitality software products.

axapta demandstream  Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow Background The dynamic enterprise applications market never ceases to amaze long-term observers. While many players have sunken into oblivion, a few have come back under new names, with familiar (albeit refined) value propositions. One such case is SoftBrands, Inc . (AMEX: SBN; http://www.softbrands.com/ ), a Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)-based provider of enterprise solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the manufacturing and Read More

How Are the Market Leaders Navigating the World of Value-added Resellers?


Notwithstanding moves from major vendors and value-added resellers, addressing the needs of small and medium businesses requires significant changes within traditional business models. And although some of these changes can be trying, some seem to have the formula for success.

axapta demandstream  Dynamics AX (formerly MBS Axapta ), either via the Axapta Morph/X native development environment, or via an interface based on Microsoft.NET. Additional solutions will be released over the next several months. The reasons for starting with Dynamics AX stem from the product's architectural prowess, and the ease with which it can be expanded while preserving all modifications for future migrations and product updates (see Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage ). The product's strong 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 demandstream  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

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 demandstream  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

What Do Users Want and Need?


At the basic level, users want a more intuitive way to "look inside the business", and they want applications to bring them closer to their operations, such as alerts that can help them handle exceptions or better yet, to act on business events (or even non-events) well before they become exceptions.

axapta demandstream  applications: MBS Axapta—The Microsoft Axapta 3.0 Service Pack 4 will be released in the second quarter of 2005, whereas the availability of a beta version of Microsoft Axapta 4.0 is expected in the fourth quarter of 2005 with a release to manufacturing expected in the first half of 2006. MBS Great Plains—Microsoft launched Microsoft Great Plains 8.0 Extensions in the first quarter of 2005, whereas in the fourth quarter of 2005, Microsoft Great Plains 9.0 and Microsoft Business Solutions Business 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 demandstream  (ERP) systems, including Attain, Axapta, Concorde, SAP R/3 and BUSINESS ONE, Visma Business, Scala, Agresso, Exact, AVISION, and others. Read More