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How to Buy a Phone System
There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new phone system. In addition to planning the scale of your proposed system and how long you expect to use

buy a  to Buy a Phone System There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new phone system. In addition to planning the scale of your proposed system and how long you expect to use it, you should also think about the number and type of features you need, from call hold and speed dial, to computer telephony integration (CTI). Put your money where your voicemail is: find out about the latest phone system features and improve your bottom line. Read More...
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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...
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Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the

buy a  versus Buy - A Long Term Decision Problem Definition Rarely does an enterprise look at developing all their own software, more typically the development decision centers on a specific area, for example customer order management or promotions. These projects are actually two projects in one. The functionality required plus the integration to other software has to be built and maintained. The build versus buy decision is typically seen as a two different options. In reality, a third option exists; Read More...
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

buy a  on its strengths attaining buy-in server environment The second issue regarding user training dealt with selling the new system. Due to the implementation of the ERP system, users were more concerned with how to enter a new student into the system, and with how to use the system in general to do their jobs (as opposed to how to create reports or analyze financials). The DS group created an internal marketing campaign to target users and appeal to their needs. The focus was on key players in various Read More...
Distribution in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software
When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS

buy a  rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS) offers many advantages over traditional software, especially in terms of the on-going costs of maintaining and upgrading systems. Learn how passing those burdens on to a SaaS vendor can help your company focus on optimizing efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Read More...
Ross Systems - A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape
Ross is among a very small group of vendors who have decided to build product exclusively for the process market. The resultant financial success should buy it

buy a  Systems - A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape Event Summary With the announcement of its second quarter results, Ross Systems , Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSS), a provider of ERP and e-business solutions for mid-market process manufacturers ( www.rossinc.com ), has shown a continued upward trend in a market where most companies have struggled to maintain the status quo. Ross had experienced serious financial difficulty in 2000 (see Ross Systems Ends Year On a Sour Note and Braces Itself Read More...
Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Three: Market Impact and User Recommendations
Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To

buy a  number of viable prospective buyers. Although it would be a likely better outcome for Baan and its customers to become a stand-alone vendor through an acquisition by an investment firm or a system integrator (since these buyers would not have to rationalize Baan's technology and functional overlap with another vendor's application stack), it might be more likely (i.e., 55% vs. 45%) that Baan will be acquired by another like vendor. But, even that should not be necessarily bad, particularly if the vendor Read More...
Challenges and User Recommendations for a Global Trading Solutions Provider on a Roll
The market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and one should only expect the intensity of competition to increase in the future. For the

buy a  under these circumstances for buyers and suppliers to learn each other's business processes or to form a deep relationship. TradeStone has designed its software for this type of environment, in order to streamline international trade: it is fairly easy to use and straightforward; it does not require many process changes or disruptions; and it gets directly to the point of what the buyer needs—a quick order confirmation process and access to the status of the shipment. With a Web services-based Read More...
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)-A Critical Component of Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI)
The wise enterprise recognizes the need for objective metrics and measurements and for its users to establish metrics to monitor and manage results at every

buy a  Performance Indicators (KPIs)-A Critical Component of Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) The wise enterprise recognizes the need for objective metrics and measurements and for its users to establish metrics to monitor and manage results at every level in the organization. To meet these goals, an enterprise must select a sophisticated BI solution with powerful KPI and other BI and CPM features that are simple enough for every user and accessible from within and outside the walls of the enterprise. Read More...
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations
This tutorial identifies the significance of researching technology vendors to both buyers and vendors/VARs. Buyers require research to determine the short

buy a  functionality may result with buying a system that will soon become obsolete. Advanced technology bolsters product flexibility, and often can provide tools that can circumvent the need for expensive modification (see Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn't Fit ). The Next Step After Research At the end of the day, there is some similarity between the intricacies of sourcing enterprise software and seeking a personal partner. While no one sane (or emancipated) enough will get married based on Read More...
J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards
Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also

buy a  D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards P.J. Jakovljevic - November 8, 2000 Executive Summary J.D. Edwards & Company is a leading global provider of enterprise business software applications for distribution, finance, human resources, manufacturing, customer service and supply chain management. Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to Read More...
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

buy a  Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial E. Robins - May 31, 2001 Executive Summary    Most business managers, whether vendors, vendor clients or implementers, are unaware of the fundamental capabilities that knowledge based decision support can provide to minimize project risk for all sides of technology utilization. Given that over 90% of IT projects fail on first attempt, according to Read More...
Computer Associates Jasmineii - When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal?
Computer Associates International, Inc. has announced the availability of Jasmineii Portal 3.0, the latest version of its portal technology. The product also

buy a  Associates Jasmineii - When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal? Computer Associates Jasmine ii -When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal? M. Reed - May 18, 2001 Event Summary This article discusses the new release of CA's portal technology, but goes on to explore the deeper implications of what is actually contained in the product. Watch the TechnologyEvaluation.Com website for an upcoming series of articles on the nature of Application Integration, market forces, and players. Computer Associates Read More...
Get ERP Right the First Time: A Practical Guide to Selecting and Implementing a New ERP System
Every company faces different challenges and has different needs in regard to enterprise resource planning (ERP). Choosing the right ERP system can be difficult

buy a  ERP Right the First Time: A Practical Guide to Selecting and Implementing a New ERP System Every company faces different challenges and has different needs in regard to enterprise resource planning (ERP). Choosing the right ERP system can be difficult because there is really no one-size-fits-all ERP solution. However, there are certain basic principles that apply to nearly every company’s situation. Find out what they are, and learn how you can increase your chances of a successful ERP implementation. Read More...
App Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook
As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid

buy a  Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best Read More...
How to Survive a Software Selection Project When Your Boss Is a Sociopath
Is your boss the main reason you call in sick on Monday mornings? Do you need to “manage” your boss in order to get any work done? Do you find yourself in the

buy a  to Survive a Software Selection Project When Your Boss Is a Sociopath Is your boss the main reason you call in sick on Monday mornings? Do you need to “manage” your boss in order to get any work done? Do you find yourself in the position of having to defend your boss when talking to colleagues? Hello , your boss might be a sociopath. This may or may not be news to you. Time for a quick quiz. I am going to refer to your boss as “he,” but sociopathic tendencies are an equal-opportunity Read More...

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