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SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One
The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier

axapta weston  Business Solutions , includes Axapta , Great Plains , Navision , and Solomon . In so doing, some features will be available now instead of waiting for the full rollout. Originally known as Project Green , Microsoft has committed to an initial phase called Wave 1 , which is nearing completion. It is expected to achieve a common look and feel throughout Microsoft Dynamics. Obviously, this is where Office 2007 and Vista will set the tone. Expect to see left-pane navigation bars for easy access, top-page

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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 weston  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

ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Three: Market Impact


ACCPAC has lately been making big strides to extend its reach and turn into a full-fledged comprehensive e-business software provider for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACCPAC is likely the only vendor amongst its peers that is an ASP as well. Additionally, ACCPAC applications are geared for growth.

axapta weston  Plains , Solomon , Axapta and Navision product lines. While these vendors could produce a spin that separate products in separate countries is a necessity to provide a best-of-breed localized approach, still, it might be perceived as a lame excuse for the result of a market share increase opportunity buying binge. ACCPAC, on the other hand, has developed its Advantage Series from the ground up as an international product. To that end, a company in the UK can for instance have a subsidiary in the US, Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 3: Challenges & User Recommendations


As the current market trend is towards vendors that can provide well-rounded but vertically focused solutions for medium-sized companies, Navision seems to have positioned itself to take a lead other vendors may find hard to emulate. The merger outline was sound, the common groundwork has been identified, and the time for delivery and execution is on.

axapta weston  , 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

Stalled Navision + Mixed Bag Damgaard = Satisfactory NavisionDamgaard


In February, NavisionDamgaard, a recently merger-formed Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, released its first semi-annual report. While the merger has produced satisfactory initial results, the future nevertheless bears challenges.

axapta weston  2%, revenues from Damgaard Axapta flagship product showed a whopping 227% increase. However, the other Damgaard product lines, Damgaard C4 / C5 (marketed solely in Denmark) and Damgaard XAL had 18% and 22% revenue decreases respectively. Combined net income was DKK 58.3 million (~$6.9 million), which is a 30% decrease compared to the combined last year's results of then separate companies. NavisionDamgaard's solutions are sold exclusively through a worldwide network of close to 2100 partners, although Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

axapta weston  , Navision , or Axapta ERP systems, that process, to date, has been time-consuming and most often done by hand, which results in data inconsistencies, poorly controlled engineering change processes, long delays in releasing or changing products, and manual data re-entry. This integration should also help customers with better visibility of their design data earlier in the product development cycle to better control costs. It should also allow businesses to move products through the development pipeline Read More

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


While the Microsoft Business Network (MBN) product is worth considering for a number of compelling reasons, it will take some immense doing before it becomes a retailers' equivalent of what the Sabre reservation system means to airline agents.

axapta weston  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

The Technology Choices


In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

axapta weston  interface, while Solomon and Axapta are on their way. The vendor is certainly also scoring with the decision of many ISVs to provide a UI as an option on their products without users needing to exit Word or Excel. Also, Microsoft is working on a more independent way to link Office front-ends to major back-office applications. Besides its currently shipping InfoPath forms editing and layout capabilities to ease the sharing and routing of forms, and Information Bridge Framework (IBF) , which seeks to make Read More

Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers), but it largely remains a well-kept secret elsewhere.

axapta weston  AX (formerly Navision and Axapta ), SoftBrands , SYSPRO , and so forth, in fast-response mid-market manufacturing, with the emphasis on real-time and process-centric manufacturing management. Ownership Structure Looking at the ownership structure, SSI is now a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly held Chelford Group plc, the specialist information technology (IT) solutions group headquartered in Basingstoke (UK). In August 2000, Chelford Group, a cash shell listed on the Alternative Investment Market ( 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 weston  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

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 weston  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

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 weston  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

The Oracle/PeopleSoft Reality Check


While customers may be bemused if not concerned about the Oracle/PeopleSoft merger, they are from a traditionally risk-adverse market. Despite the lush deals offered by the competition, realistically, the only way Oracle will lose customers is through self-inflicted wounds.

axapta weston  For example, except for Axapta, no other products offer true multinational and multi-site functionality. The ability to plan and manage multiple separate inventory and production facilities on the same system instance is lacking. This is a non-starter for many PeopleSoft global customers running on the top-of-the-range PeopleSoft Enterprise product. New Accounts and the Big Few Of course the Big Few, which are vendors with over $1 billion (USD) in revenue and at least 20,000 clients, will continue to Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

axapta weston  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 they need to make educated business 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 weston  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