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Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part 1: Product Announcements 2003
By extending its traditional focus on project-based businesses into the closely related areas of PSA and CRM (i.e., the so-called

deferred revenue construction  Setup, Employee Benefits and Deferred Compensation Setup, Employee Reviews, Employee Reports, and Termination Processing--under one menu for easier, more user-friendly employee maintenance and employee-related processing Subcontractor Management for the engineering and construction industry with features for handling original cost commitments and change orders Deltek also released an updated version of Deltek Time Collection, a web-based employee timekeeping solution for driving labor, payroll, job costin

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Six: Challenges and User Recommendations


While we believe that the Deltek’s strategy to shore up its current install base and to target new related markets has been sound, one should never discount fierce competition given the market for enterprise application software has become a highly competitive and rapidly changing field.

deferred revenue construction  is the provision for deferred revenue recognition. The Communicator Module is another nifty feature providing user-defined alerts to warn when an action is required, and to even escalate alerts via e-mail if the proper party does not respond. The module also can maintain all the parameters of a project and keep them in check, while the number of documents, such as timesheets, invoices, or budgets can be reviewed and approved or rejected on-line. Additional enhancements to the project accounting capabiliti Read More

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The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

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J.D. Edwards’ Mixed Blessings


On August 23, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2000. Despite notable license fee revenue growth of 56% over the same period last year, the net loss for the Q3 2000 was a hefty $22.6 million.

deferred revenue construction  D. Edwards’ Mixed Blessings J.D. Edwards' Mixed Blessings P.J. Jakovljevic - September 27, 2000 Event Summary In August, J.D. Edwards & Company reported financial results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2000. License fee revenue grew 56% over the same period last year, to $116.7 million (See Figure 1). Transactions over $1 million represented half of the license fee revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2000 and led to a substantial increase in the average sales price of license transactions. Read More

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On October 21, Symix Systems, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 1999. Total revenue increased 19 percent to $32.1 million, compared with $26.9 million for the same period in the prior year. The Company reported net income of $895,000, or $0.12 per share (diluted), versus $857,000, or $0.12 per share (diluted), for the same period last year.

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Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations


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deferred revenue construction  Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - August 29, 2002 Event Summary The market has recently witnessed a number of high-profile announcements of stalwart vendors in the enterprise applications space. Given the contrasting nature of these announcements, from impressive to disappointing financial performances Read More

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Fourth Shift Tightens Belt To Weather The Drought


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J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News


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IT Telesales: The Key to Short-term Technology and Software Revenue Growth


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