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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (aka Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat

c describing words  concepts that consider both client and server business logic. In fact, many other systems tend to use SOA or Web services for patchwork enterprise application integration (EAI ) purposes only. While Epicor ICE is the encompassing name for Epicor’s technology framework, Epicor True SOA™, which is a subset of ICE, is Epicor’s way of describing its approach to SOA. Namely, SOA should not just be a means to easier integration, but also an approach to enterprise business software development (just as

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Sweet Spots and What-Nots: Enterprise Management Software Vendor Provides Notable Solutions


Deltek uses a wealth of standalone and bundled modules to target various markets, including professional services firms both domestically and internationally, as well as the full range of federal contractors and project-focused enterprises.

c describing words  pervasive XML use, and created a prototype to describe licensing requirements for open source modules based on the semantic standards of Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the Resource Description Framework (RDF). SOA is also promoting the external (client tier) benefits of extensibility as standards are increasingly adopted, since XML-defined UIs allow for portlet use of pieces in a service model framework. Also, use of XML is pervasive in describing public schemas for key data. The ultimate benefits for Read More

Wetmetrics


The Internet is having an identity crisis. Long regarded as a powerful tool for cost reduction and service enhancement, the Internet is falling short of its promise because of the real and perceived threat of identity theft. Financial losses and insurance costs are mounting, as organizations struggle to protect their information perimeters and improve the strength of their authentication systems to ensure that the authorized user is present during the sign-in process. The widespread use and misuse of passwords as authentication tokens is generally cited as a cause of the accelerating erosion of user confidence and the increasing incidence of identity theft. It is generally agreed that passwords are not enough. Much has been lost, however, in the race toward person-present authentication systems. While the application of passwords is fraught with risk, the introduction of complex authentication infrastructures and cumbersome end user technology has eroded usability and increased the cost of security dramatically. This paper describes a new authentication approach that retains the simplicity and low cost of passwords, while gracefully introducing as much person-present assurance as is required by the application.

c describing words  including person-presence. This paper continues with an examination of the previously insurmountable problems and limitations associated with the use of passwords, followed by a short survey of alternative technologies, before describing in some detail the use of Wetmetrics for Password Fortification. THINK IN! is an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement and cost-effective extension to traditional username/password authentication systems. It can be integrated into the authentication systems of any enterprise, Read More

The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 3


Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series went through the five previous generations of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) product. In late 2008, at the European Microsoft Convergence user conference, attendees saw the sixth major release of the product, dubbed Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. The product’s subsequent launch in the US was in February 2009 (the replay can be seen here). But

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Trends in IT Needs, Purchasing, and Strategy


Is there a tension between the people authorizing IT spending in your company and those determining the needs? The roles of each C-level position, combined with current approaches to IT, may tell the story of how “strategic” your IT systems really are. More importantly, this tension underscores the involvement IT must have in understanding and participating in determining needs. I

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abas Business Software


abas Business Software is an ERP and e-business application designed specifically for manufactures in assemble-to-order (ATO), make-to-order (MTO), and engineer-to-order (ETO) environments. The abas Business Software brand includes the following products: abas ERP for production abas Distribution for distribution, wholesale, and service companies the abas eB e-business solution New functions and technologies are added to the standard software with each new version. abas Business Software is currently offered in 28 languages and can be run on the Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms. ABAS has been a supporter of the open-source Linux operating system since 1995. Approximately 80 percent of over 2,300 abas installations are Linux-based. abas Business Software includes the following functionality: sales and sales order processing shipping purchasing and purchase order processing warehouse management scheduling logistics materials management materials resource planning (MRP) production and production planning and control (PPC) financial accounting fixed asset accounting cost accounting eBusiness

c describing words  an ERP and e-business application designed specifically for manufactures in assemble-to-order (ATO), make-to-order (MTO), and engineer-to-order (ETO) environments. The abas Business Software brand includes the following products: abas ERP for production abas Distribution for distribution, wholesale, and service companies the abas eB e-business solution New functions and technologies are added to the standard software with each new version. abas Business Software is currently offered in 28 languages and Read More

5 Tips to Assure a Successful ERP Implementation


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c describing words  Tips to Assure a Successful ERP Implementation Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions are based on over three decades of experience, providing strategic value to manufacturing companies. Cincom's knowledge of manufacturing ensures delivery of robust products with rapid implementation resulting in fast Return-on-Investment (ROI) and excellent customer support. Source: Cincom Systems Resources Related to 5 Tips to Assure a Successful ERP Implementation : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) 5 Read More

Enterprise Impact Simulation - Making It Happen


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Parasoft


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