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Will A Big Fish's Splash Cause Minnows' Flush Out Of The CRM Pond? Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
The ultimate success of Microsoft CRM will be judged by its follow-up releases. While Applix’ decision to abandon the CRM space and suddenly re-focus on BPM may

big axapta  A Big Fish's Splash Cause Minnows' Flush Out Of The CRM Pond? Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations Event Summary On January 21, Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), a division of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), announced the long awaited North American general availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Customer Relationship Management ( Microsoft CRM ). Coincidentally or not, on January 23, Applix, Inc. , (NASDAQ: APLX), a global provider of analytic and CRM business solutions,

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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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.

big axapta  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 sell new accounts, particularly to unpenetrated or emerging markets. In Asia-Pacific, East and Central Europe, Africa, and South America, new accounts will represent significant license growth. This infusion of fresh blood is also important for the future health of these companies, driving them to innovate and replace natural installed-base attrition. 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.

big axapta  information, see SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground and PeopleSoft Joins The Hunt For SMEs ). The increased M&A activity in the mid-market continues (the merger of AremisSoft and Fourth Shift being the most recent example) and, therefore, we regard this merger as a promising, although indisputably challenging venture. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide complete solutions for the entire spectrum of medium-sized companies. NavisionDamgaard seems to have a fair shot Read More

Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?


While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more significant intra-market activity. The latest one was the merger between Navision Software and Damgaard.

big axapta  information, see SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground ). This is a marriage of convenience, with both companies contributing and benefiting. Navision enters the marriage with a strong international presence, proven execution and a profitable business model. Damgaard, on the other hand, offers a more scalable product, Axapta, that also has a broader functionality footprint (heavy manufacturing, project control, HR, etc.), is Web-enabled and well-suited for multi-site and multi-national Read More

Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour' Part Three: Competitive Analysis


Contrary to most of its competitors that had opportunistically pursued their customers randomly, and whose latest vertical initiatives stem from the sudden epiphany that a certain percentage of their customers come from certain industry, Lilly’s recent vertical initiatives are indeed a further sharpening of already focused solution for 'to order' manufacturers.

big axapta  reporting requirements are another big issue, since, to meet government compliance requirements, DoD contractors need extremely granular tracking functionality across the application spectrum, including the features like multiyear budgeting and burden rate application, earned value reporting by contract and project, change-order and configuration management, production scheduling, material requirements planning, and lot and part traceability, and process, document, nonconformance, and quality data trackin Read More

Operational Risk Management in the World of Big Data


Today, with operational risk emerging as a primary risk threat in all major economies, market players are looking to the potential of big data as a primary driver of next-generation operational risk management. Drawing on current IBM research in the field of big data, this paper shows how operational risk solutions can harness the potential of big data to inform risk management scenarios and analytics.

big axapta  in the World of Big Data Today, with operational risk emerging as a primary risk threat in all major economies, market players are looking to the potential of big data as a primary driver of next-generation operational risk management. Drawing on current IBM research in the field of big data, this paper shows how operational risk solutions can harness the potential of big data to inform risk management scenarios and analytics. Read More

Actian and Pervasive Software: Big Merge for Big Data?


Actian Corporation, creator of the analytic database Vectorwise, and Pervasive Software, a provider of data management, integration, and analysis software, have entered into a final agreement in which Actian will acquire all of Pervasive shares. In a deal valued at $161.9 million (USD), Actian will acquire Pervasive’s ability to deal with the management of data in its many forms and

big axapta  and Pervasive Software: Big Merge for Big Data? Actian Corporation, creator of the analytic database Vectorwise , and Pervasive Software , a provider of data management, integration, and analysis software, have entered into a final agreement in which Actian will acquire all of Pervasive shares. In a deal valued at $161.9 million (USD), Actian will acquire Pervasive’s ability to deal with the management of data in its many forms and to work and analyze information in real time. This will Read More

SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground


SAP, traditionally regarded as too cumbersome and costly for small or midsize enterprises, has recently been announcing stellar increases in sales and acceptance of its Internet-based mySAP.com by smaller companies. We believe that the incumbent smaller vendors as well as other Tier 1 vendors should prepare for a siege.

big axapta  Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground P.J. Jakovljevic - December 18, 2000 Event Summary Business applications leader, SAP AG (NYSE ADR: SAP), traditionally regarded too unwieldy and costly for small or midsize enterprises, has been touting stellar increases in sales and acceptance of its Internet-based flagship product mySAP.com by smaller companies. On November 15, SAP America, Inc., a subsidiary of SAP, announced during an analyst briefing that Read More

QlikTech Launches Direct Discovery to Combine Big Data with In-memory Technologies


As part of its approach to big data, QlikTech, the provider of in-memory–based business intelligence (BI) solution QlikView, is launching Direct Discovery, a new offering that enables direct access to big data sources using QlikView apps. Direct Discovery is able to link data already in-memory with data coming from big-data sources on the fly, giving users the capability for rapid analysis and

big axapta  Direct Discovery to Combine Big Data with In-memory Technologies As part of its approach to big data, QlikTech, the provider of in-memory–based business intelligence (BI) solution QlikView, is launching Direct Discovery, a new offering that enables direct access to big data sources using QlikView apps. Direct Discovery is able to link data already in-memory with data coming from big-data sources on the fly, giving users the capability for rapid analysis and without a pre-loading process. This new Read More

Case Study: Big Lots


Big Lots, the largest closeout retailer in the United States (US), needed a way to manage vendors, and get its products to stores as quickly as possible. The company chose Inovis Partner Performance Management—an on-demand, service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based solution—as its supplier management system. Learn how this solution helped Big Lots share data with vendors, reduce errors, and improve its supply chain.

big axapta  Study: Big Lots Case Study: Big Lots If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with every facet of their business communities. By standardizing and automating mission-critical business interactions, companies can dramatically reduce the complexity and cost of supply chain Read More

Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates "Big Five" Divorces


While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep as well.

big axapta  last two of the Big Five accounting firms have caved in and said they would sever ties between their accounting and consulting businesses. According to Reuters, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu , the second-largest accounting firm, on February 5 reversed the hard stance it had long adamantly maintained that it could better service its clients by keeping the two operations together. While it was still viable, the firm, which is still known by the name Deloitte & Touche in the US, had kept its consultancy arm Read More

Why Managing BOM Is Such a Big Task


In the discrete manufacturing sector, the bill of materials (BOM) is a fundamental piece of product data that exists throughout the major stages of a product's life cycle. According to Wikipedia, BOM is the term used to describe the raw materials, parts, subcomponents, and components needed to manufacture a finished product. Simply speaking, BOM is just a list of all materials needed to be

big axapta  BOM Is Such a Big Task In the discrete manufacturing sector, the bill of materials (BOM) is a fundamental piece of product data that exists throughout the major stages of a product's life cycle. According to Wikipedia, BOM is the term used to describe the raw materials, parts, subcomponents, and components needed to manufacture a finished product. Simply speaking, BOM is just a list of all materials needed to be assembled together into a product. The concept is clear and simple, and it doesn’t seem to Read More

What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?


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big axapta  the Big Deal with Big Data? {democracy:89} I won’t define big data here, but it’s clear for all the IT community to see that big data is the latest “big thing.” Just Google or Bing the term “big data” and you’ll get an idea of the amount of information and resources available (about 1,460,000,000 and 67,000,000 hits, respectively). But in our continuous research and talks with both software vendors and customers, we receive varied input related to big data: as big as big data is, som Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning


Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution business. This book excerpt focuses on running the business from the top with sales and operations planning (S&OP). Variation in operations affect the S&OP process and the nature of demand impacts the S&OP game plans.

big axapta  Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part One: Sales and Operations Planning Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - March 23, 2004 Introduction A firm's sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm's goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective Read More

Information Management in the Big Data Environment


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big axapta  Management in the Big Data Environment With the volume of data exploding and the form of data becoming more unstructured, a good analytics system is vital to help an organization do business better. The “big data” environment not only encompasses large volumes of unstructured data, it also calls for real-time analysis of data. In this white paper, Wipro’s K R Sanjiv suggests a three-tier form of architecture to manage the big data environment. Read More