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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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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

axapta iowa  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

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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators


Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore, its sharp focus solely on Microsoft technology from ground up, coined in ''the power of one'' motto (one OS platform - Windows XP/NT/2000, one database platform - MS SQL Server, one development environment - MS Visual Basic, etc.), also presents an attractive, risk-adverse option for penny-pinching mid-market customers. Solomon IV has consequently been very competitive in speed of implementation, feasibility of customization, total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio.

axapta iowa  graphical development suite for Axapta ). It is also a single-code product, with the same look and feel for both small and midsize customers, which has long differentiated the product from its competitors and MBS siblings (e.g., MBS Great Plains vs. Dynamics , Epicor Vista vs. Vantage, Best Software Peachtree vs. MAS 200 , etc.) that currently offer separate products for the lower and upper ends of the mid-market. MBS Solomon Standard, a lower-priced offering of the Solomon edition that addresses the Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary


While the recent initiatives by Microsoft Business Solutions to piecemeal bolster its product lines' SCM capabilities should benefit users, a lot more cohesive SCM strategy is needed for Microsoft to truly permeate the SCM mid-market.

axapta iowa  modules that enhance its Axapta , Great Plains, and Navision products, and that should help existing and prospective customers strategically plan for future demands and adjust their daily operations accordingly. The feat will come from a non-exclusive worldwide distribution agreement that has been signed between MBS and TXT e-solutions ( www.txt.it ), an Italian provider of content management, supply chain and customer management software, relating to TXT's Demand Planning solution, which consists of two 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 iowa  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

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 iowa  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

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 iowa  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

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies


The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving the effectiveness of sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plans.

axapta iowa  Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - March 26, 2004 Guidelines Concerning S&OP Game Plans Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments, partial shipments, and expediting efforts. Metrics also Read More

Proplanner


Since 2002, Proplanner has been a provider of process engineering and management software for discrete manufacturers. The company’s applications automate, streamline, and integrate engineering activities for industrial and manufacturing engineers who design and plan production systems for new and modified products. Proplanner is located in Ames, Iowa (US).

axapta iowa  Since 2002, Proplanner has been a provider of process engineering and management software for discrete manufacturers. The company’s applications automate, streamline, and integrate engineering activities for industrial and manufacturing engineers who design and plan production systems for new and modified products. Proplanner is located in Ames, Iowa (US). Read More

The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses


This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.

axapta iowa  secondary to Navision and Axapta , which are better known across the globe. For example, Axapta is the youngest of the MBS products, which despite the disadvantage of a nascent install base and brand recognition, comes with the benefits of more modern technology, while the software supports 20 languages and 32 preloaded currencies, and also adheres to local accounting standards and filing requirements (e.g., taxation and disclaimers), where applicable (for more info, see Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Three: Challenges and Competition


While on the surface, there are few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with electronic data interchange (EDI), many seem reluctant to adopt the alternative at this stage. In fact, there has been almost negligible growth in the number of organizations replacing their EDI-based systems with XML.

axapta iowa  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 that they need to make educated business 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 iowa  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

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 iowa  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

RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Two: Market Impact


It is becoming increasingly important for supply chain execution (SCE) suppliers to have global implementation and service capabilities, while multinational user companies conversely benefit from working with global application providers. Now, the two merged vendors, RedPrairie Corporation and LIS, should have the critical mass and geographical breadth necessary to better serve the needs of their global customers, with local, multilingual support, and to compete for an ever-increasing number of multi-modal transport, multinational engagements.

axapta iowa  of the Navision and Axapta products), and PeopleSoft will have also played its part. Conversely, founded in 1985 as Logistics and Industrial Systems , LIS was one of the first UK-based WMS vendors, which has since expanded its footprint within the SCE space, boasting a large installed base in the UK and mainland Europe (nearly 200 installations not including Online's base). Despite this, it only had limited progress in the US. Along the way, ownership of LIS had changed several times, and in 1996, it Read More

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axapta iowa  Healthcare To Be Implemented at Iowa Health System Infor has announced that the Iowa Health System (IHS) has chosen to implement a full suite of the Infor Healthcare products across IHS’s hospital network. IHS has relationships with 28 hospitals, sees 3.1 million patient visits per year, and has a network of more than 24,000 employees. IHS will use Infor products for finance, supply chain, and human resources.  The Infor Healthcare suite of products to be implemented at IHS includes Infor Lawson Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part One: Event Summary


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axapta iowa  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 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 to exploit their existing information technology (IT) investments by streamlining business processes, and by more easily accessing the information they need to make Read More