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How Successful ERP Selections Are Made
How can you ensure that you make the right choice when purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: take all the critical components into

belmont architect  Successful ERP Selections Are Made How Successful ERP Selections are Made If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and systems requirements, and that

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Why Manufacturers Should Cash In on the Promise of Business Intelligence


Through this interview with RCG Information Technology’s Robert Abate, manufacturers can gain an understanding of what it takes to add value to their current business intelligence (BI) use, or what they can gain from BI and how to get started.

belmont architect  Manufacturers Should Cash In on the Promise of Business Intelligence The perceived value of business intelligence (BI) within the manufacturing industry seems low, as industry adoption is slow at best. To bring the value of BI to manufacturers and to identify ways of optimizing a BI environment, I sat down with Robert Abate, the managing principal and global practice lead for RCG Information Technology , a consulting firm that specializes in BI implementations. Robert discussed the ways in which Read More

How One Vendor Supplies Agility to Post-implementation Enterprise Systems


Agresso's information warehouse, business process, and reporting and analytics information delivery models are inextricably linked in a virtual cycle. A change in any of these core competencies automatically informs a change in the others without instilling business disruption.

belmont architect  ERP,enterprise resource planning,Agresso,ABW,Agresso Business World,business rules,workflow,GAAP,generally accepted accounting principles,reporting and analytics,SOA,service-oriented architecture Read More

Why CRM Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work


Making a CRM investment work is a two-step process that begins with unifying disparate systems by creating and managing standardized, reusable business definitions mapped to the different CRM system schemas throughout the organization.

belmont architect  CRM Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work Introduction Over the next five years, companies will spend $150 billion to reinvent sales, marketing and service. Customer relationship management (CRM) is the hub of this turning wheel, and data is the axle. It's why Gartner calls managing customer-related data the number one obstacle to getting a return on CRM investments. To fully exploit the power of CRM, and to realize its much-hyped promise, organizations must first recognize Read More

Progress-ing Towards ERP On-Demand


While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, OpSource, etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably. While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status

belmont architect  ing Towards ERP On-Demand While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com , NetSuite , Google , IBM , Oracle , Microsoft , OpSource , etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably. While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status), it is still puzzling that the Bedford, Massachusetts (US)-based provider Read More

Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 1: Latest Announcements


On one hand, some archrivals (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle) are becoming strange bedfellows, while, on the other hand, the others (e.g., Microsoft and Sun) remain set on irreconcilable differences between their technology camps. What are users to do when torn between the hype/promise of Web services and the fear of being outrun by events?

belmont architect  application server,visual studio,sql server,Liberty Alliance,Web Services,Web Services Interoperability,ws-i,Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards,Sun Microsystems,Microsoft's .NET,Visual Studio application development suite,web development,Web-based applications,building Java applications,.NET application Read More

Establishing Enterprise Architecture Governance


This article discusses the issues around implementing architecture governance, and what constitutes viable approaches to establishing effective governance processes.

belmont architect  Enterprise Architecture Governance Introduction The intent of the Enterprise Architecture is to define how to build systems and capabilities for the greater good of the enterprise. Architecture governance is the process by which IT projects are reviewed in terms of their alignment with a defined architecture, and corrective changes made. John Zackman, in a recent article (DM Review, December 1999) called architecture a 'countercultural' activity. What he meant by this was that IT's attention Read More

Smart Software


Founded in 1984, Smart Software is a provider of enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software's flagship product, SmartForecasts, has thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Abbott Laboratories, Metro-North Railroad, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, Nikon, GE, and The Coca-Cola Company. Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Deacom


Deacom was founded in 1995  to create an ERP software product that was powerful yet simple and would not require customization.  DEACOM is easy to implement,  simple to maintain, and has a predictable cost of ownership as well as the ability to adapt to rapidly changing customer needs.  Deacom focuses exclusively on providing ERP software to the process manufacturing industry.  Deacom’s implementation,  support and consulting  teams leverage deep industry knowledge to help customers meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s global marketplace and as such can help your organization identify your operational needs and architect a simple solution to achieve your business goals faster.

belmont architect  Deacom was founded in 1995  to create an ERP software product that was powerful yet simple and would not require customization.  DEACOM is easy to implement,  simple to maintain, and has a predictable cost of ownership as well as the ability to adapt to rapidly changing customer needs.  Deacom focuses exclusively on providing ERP software to the process manufacturing industry.  Deacom’s implementation,  support and consulting  teams leverage deep industry knowledge to help customers meet the Read More

Nuxeo Content Management Platform, a Backgrounder


Nuxeo sees its content management product as the base for organizations to create their own content-centric business applications. The company offers some interesting tools to aid in this process, which I’ll get to in a moment. Nuxeo also offers its own distinct modules for document management, case management, digital asset management, and with the recent version 5.5, for social collaboration.
belmont architect  Content Management Platform, a Backgrounder Nuxeo sees its content management product as the base for organizations to create their own content-centric business applications. The company offers some interesting tools to aid in this process, which I’ll get to in a moment. Nuxeo also offers its own distinct modules for document management, case management, digital asset management, and with the recent version 5.5, for social collaboration. Initially an offshoot of Zope, Nuxeo started life over a Read More

Supercharging SOA


IT managers realize that service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects are no longer an “if”—they’re a “when.” SOA can help achieve your number-one goal: aligning IT with business. If you’re in the consideration and planning stage, you’ll need some practical strategies for a business-driven SOA deployment. Find out how packaged solutions can accelerate SOA deployments, ease the burden of SOA management, and more.

belmont architect  SOA Supercharging SOA If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP has executed an extensive customer program in which more than 150 enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) customer projects have been analyzed in terms of deployment strategies and impact to IT and business. Hear a compelling selection of true-life examples, from small projects to bigger strategic deployments of enterprise SOA, inclu Read More

SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

belmont architect  Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope SAP Remains One Of The Market's Beacons Of Hope P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2001 Event Summary On April 19, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. In Q1 2001, revenues increased 29% over the same period last year from EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 1.5 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter more than doubled (up 117%) to EUR 117 million compared to a year earlier Read More

President Proposes Security of Medical Records


President Clinton has announced plans to ensure the privacy of patient medical records. This initiative will prove to be extremely expensive, and will pose a number of technology challenges. How can vendors get a piece of the pie? Who will administer the security of such a large infrastructure development and what products will be used? What organization is best positioned to evaluate the products such a project may require?

belmont architect  Proposes Security of Medical Records Event Summary On Friday, October 29th, President Clinton proposed that national standards be developed to ensure the privacy of patient medical records. Citing instances in which employers have reviewed medical records of prospective employees without notifying the employee, the President said that With the click of a mouse, personal health information can easily, and now legally, be passed around without patients' consent to people who aren't doctors for Read More

In-house vs. Managed Services: 4 Key Questions You Need to Ask


Installing software and patch updates can be frustrating and time-consuming for IT staff and users alike. But it's critical to update your computers regularly to keep security filters current. This need increases exponentially if your users are mobile and geographically dispersed. Should this continue to be the responsibility of your IT staff? Or should you outsource this function to a managed service provider (MSP)?

belmont architect  house vs. Managed Services: 4 Key Questions You Need to Ask In-house vs. Managed Services: 4 Key Questions You Need to Ask If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Since 1986 CommNet International has provided Technology Solutions to businesses throughout the Tri-State Area. CommNet’s expertise to help your business is focused in 4 areas: Project Services, Managed Services, Computer products at competitive prices, Management Read More

Taming the SOA Beast - Part 1


Certainly, I admit to not being a programmer or a techie expert (not to use somewhat derogatory words like “geek” or “nerd”) per se. Still, my engineering background and years of experience as a functional consultant should suffice for understanding the advantages and possible perils of service oriented architecture (SOA). On one hand, SOA’s advantages of flexibility (agility), components

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