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The Lesser-Known (Social) Facts about Microsoft Dynamics CRM
With the continued success of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, one wonders how the company can continue to provide innovative products and dominate the CRM market? TEC

david pennington  that were provided by David Pennington, director, CRM product marketing, Microsoft Dynamics.   General State of Affairs PJ : Since what release has there been the so-called “symmetry” between the online and on-premise versions? DP : We remain committed to sustaining the “Power of Choice” and the ability to transition between cloud-based and on-premise delivery of CRM as a key point of customer value and flexibility. As such, we are working toward full symmetry between our cloud and on-premise

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Web 2.0 -- "Wow!" or "So What?!"


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The Roaring Penguin Training Network


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80 Million Ways to be Agile


On July 26, 2000, Agilera, an application service provider (ASP), announced the signing of a definitive agreement for $80 million in its second equity financing. Agilera will use the financing to fuel the expansion of the company’s general operations, including the development of its operations centers and the expansion of its business model.

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A Suggested Workflow to Complement Issue Management Systems


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When the Bigger Fish Eats the Smaller to Become a Bigger Fish


This time the merger and acquisition of Connect-Care by Firstwave appears to be a search for vertical market access. Connect-Care provides a direct reach to 87 software vendors that may represent both vertical expertise and a network of resellers. The stakes are high. Will the Firstwave technical lead and the Connect-Care vertical expertise bring a best-of- breed CRM application that the market needs?

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Business Intelligence… PRONTO! (PRONTO-Xi + IBM Cognos 10)


Today, Pronto Software [Evaluate this product], developer of enterprise software solutions, is announcing the inclusion of IBM’s Cognos 10 Business Intelligence suite in its upcoming release of PRONTO-Xi. This important news comes at the same time as IBM’s announcement of its new Cognos 10 BI suite release. The general concept behind this integration is to enhance PRONTO-Xi’s

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Are ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot?


Are ERP workarounds a terrific way of shooting yourself in the foot? TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu says “There’s no way to avoid ERP workarounds. And yes, they’re a problem.” TEC Analyst Jorge García says “No they’re not.” Managing Editor David Clark attempts to moderate (just a wee bit too late).

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 18, 2013


Snippets of recent supply chain news... Quintiq, dually headquartered in the Netherlands and Philadelphia, announced this week that Republic Steel has selected Quintiq for campaign planning, order promising, finite capacity planning, inventory optimization, detailed scheduling, and sequencing optimization.Ariba LIVE 2013 is happening May 6–8, 2013, for “procurement, finance, AP

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To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc)


The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part II and Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner. Part IIa and Part IIb also analyzed the major technical considerations that any vendor has to go

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