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Has Market Been Too Harsh On Great Plains?
On June 27, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading mid-market provider of back-office and e-business solutions, announced financial results for the fiscal

costs of great plains  reduced acquisition leverage. Exorbitant costs of training its staff in Siebel applications as well as for in-house major product enhancements and cross trainings are major contributors to significantly lower bottom line in Q4, besides unavoidable one-time acquisition charges. While there may be a reason for concern due to a tainted profitability track and announced impending restructuring, there is no real cause for serious users' concern. Great Plains continues to grow healthily, while heavily

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Great Plains’ Latest Product Offering &; Ready to Stampede the SME Market?


Great Plains announced during its Stampede 2000 annual partner meeting significant extensions to its product offering. The following is our view of Great Plains’ latest announcements and its strategic direction.

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Great Plains Taps The Web To Deliver Product Support


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costs of great plains  new system is reducing costs and increasing the operational efficiency of its call center. The company recorded a reduction in cost per fulfilled service request from $32 to approximately $25, on average. Use of eSupport has grown significantly over the past twelve months. In October of 1999, 4% of all service requests were initiated via eSupport compared to 42.5% in October of 2000. Great Plains also states that service data quality, engineer job satisfaction, and customer satisfaction have all Read More

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