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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

axapta newsgroup  , 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

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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 newsgroup  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 to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source community. This can be be considered ironic, because open sourcing is something Microsoft loves to hate.

axapta newsgroup  Navision , or MBS Axapta . MBS may contend that this has always been a Great Plains only play, and thus, because the product is built on Dexterity it is the tightest solution possible and there are no plans to extend it to the other ERP solutions at this stage. In fact, there will even be a sort of an internal competition, given that MBS already has a partnership with Serenic Software , whose Navigator product is a nonprofit and public sector accounting add-on to MBS Navision. Hence, despite MBS' efforts 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 newsgroup  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

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 newsgroup  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

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 newsgroup  , 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 Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 1


I have no reason to doubt Kirill Tatarinov, thus far the longest-standing corporate VP of Microsoft Business Solutions, when he keeps reassuring the market by stating that “Microsoft equitably loves all of its children.” Indeed, the Microsoft Dynamics division and its staffers are careful not to reveal any individual enterprise resource planning (ERP) product results

axapta newsgroup  included former Damgaard ’s Axapta product, the predecessor of Microsoft Dynamics AX ) and the  late-2000 acquisition of Great Plains (which also included Solomon , Microsoft Dynamics SL ’s predecessor ) there were some obvious demarcation lines between the four ERP products.  Namely, Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is a broad-based and compact ERP system. The product features deep out-of-the-box financial/accounting, e-commerce, and light manufacturing functionality for a relatively Read More

How to Cope When Your Service Provider is Acquired


Challenges are aplenty when a vendor is acquired. Financial health is no longer a safe indicator to gauge a vendor's future during this mega merger era. Knowing the challenges facing big vendors, like Oracle and PeopleSoft, and their competitors can give users a negotiating edge, whether in or entering a contract.

axapta newsgroup  of PeopleSoft products, is Axapta 4.0 , but its release date has been pushed back from 2005 to 2006. This regrettable development will not improve matters for Microsoft. Yet, Sage/Best Software will likely be a bigger thorn in MBS' side, given it still has a larger channel and market share in almost all small to medium enterprises (SME) categories, which are areas where MBS is better able to compete. Entry level accounting, small business solutions, contact management/CRM, non-profit businesses, etc. are Read More

Microsoft Axapta for Life Sciences


Executives in the life sciences industry work under tremendous competitive pressures. At the same time, they must meet regulatory guidelines and ensure that product safety remains a priority. Information must be meticulously tracked through all phases of a production cycle, which can slow production significantly. That’s why solutions for the industry must help streamline and simplify the regulatory compliance process.

axapta newsgroup  Axapta for Life Sciences Executives in the life sciences industry work under tremendous competitive pressures. At the same time, they must meet regulatory guidelines and ensure that product safety remains a priority. Information must be meticulously tracked through all phases of a production cycle, which can slow production significantly. That’s why solutions for the industry must help streamline and simplify the regulatory compliance process. Read More

When Small Business Packages Have Enterprise Appeal


As an APS-based business management system, NetSuite can effectively serve the needs of small medium businesses. Its integrated application uses three distinct building blocks: customer relationship management, back-office ERP and accounting, and a robust set of e-commerce applications.

axapta newsgroup  MS Navision and MS Axapta . Business Analytics and Dashboards NetSuite offers one of the most comprehensive suites of analytics available in the middle market. While many products have been adopting dashboards and key performance indicators (KPI) slowly, NetSuite has spent a great deal of time creating a comprehensive, dashboard-centric and role-based approach to business management. In this case, the dashboard is in fact the workspace. NetSuite also provides all standard reports common to most 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 newsgroup  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

Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic recently attended the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 in Denver, Colorado, where the cloud ERP vendor’s partner ecosystem gathered to collaborate and explore all things Acumatica. In a series of posts, P.J. gives a short history of the company and overview of its partner channels, then explores Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and where the company might be headed in the future.

axapta newsgroup  Solomon) and Navision (including Axapta ), and when, for whatever reason, it started relentlessly pushing Navision (now Microsoft Dynamics NAV ) at the expense of Solomon (now Microsoft Dynamics SL ). Not only did that move of volume-based selling of Navision (a la Microsoft Office or Microsoft Project ) cannibalize Solomon’s business in the region, but it also has reportedly negatively impacted all other enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers there, because of local users’ disillusionment with Read More

FRx Poised to Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part Two: Market Impact


Since FRx already has integrations built to over forty leading general ledgers (and now a scalable tool kit available to accommodate virtually all others), the idea was for users to leverage the investment they have already made in their GL and to add increased functionality as their needs become more sophisticated.

axapta newsgroup  Plains, Solomon , and Axapta (integration with Navision is under way). MBS for Analytics MBS for Analytics FRx (formerly FRx Financial Reporter), with its spreadsheet-like interface, can also consolidate financial data from disparate accounting systems even if they use different code structures, fiscal years, or server sites. By pulling information already set up in the GL, the product automatically understands the fiscal periods, chart of accounts, detail transactions and various types of balances. Due Read More

Mirror Mirror on the Wall…


When speaking to our smaller customers, they are continuously expressing how they are evaluating their options in establishing the best type of relationship with their solution provider as trusted advisors to facilitate the success of their software projects. Buyers in the SMB arena are looking for the right mix between industry expertise, local support and pre-defined product capabilities. The

axapta newsgroup  acquired Great Plains, Solomon, Axapta and Navision, making their multi-billion dollar play in the enterprise software space resulting in an annual revenue stream of $1billion. Although for Microsoft selling ERP software is a small piece of their business (less than 2%), in the ERP world aimed at Small and Medium businesses Microsoft’s pervasive partner ecosystem has been aggressively capturing market share years prior to Oracle’s and SAP’s recent push in the SMB market. Furthermore, Microsoft’s 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 newsgroup  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