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The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software
Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core

define core functionality  modifications. Now let us define our terms. Modification is not the same as customization. A modern, flexible enterprise application suite should be easily customizable to cater to most business needs and tailor the user experience – without altering the underlying code or business logic. Modification implies actually altering the code and business logic running behind the application. Modifications increase the cost of implementation as custom programming becomes necessary to meet the specific demands.

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Dassault’s Consumer Experience Management, Virtually Yours


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define core functionality  objects and rules that define their compatibility, but also rules for automatic positioning. When the virtual products are created, the virtual retail space planned, and the products placed according to the needs of the retailer, the virtual customer comes into play. The virtual customer walks around the store looking for products. The simulation lets users add or remove customers, have different views of the retail space (aerial view or walkthrough), and even monitor the traffic in the store (overall and Read More

How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance


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define core functionality  practices. Business managers can define functional roles, and IT managers can define the associated technical permissions. Embedded within an ERP system, the product allows administrators to define which transactions and objects are necessary to create a role in the system. Virsa FireFighter —helps super-users perform emergency activities outside the parameters of their normal roles, but within a controlled (that is, in tandem with authorizations, data, and access restrictions), fully auditable environm Read More

A Customer Relationship Management Solution Aims To Cover all the Bases


Surado Solutions aims to provide a complete customer relationship management suite. We'll analyze Surado CRM 5.0 from the perspectives of core functionality, its distinguishing factors, and the challenges users may face when considering the Surado solution.

define core functionality  internal procedures. Many vendors define process automation as workflow. However, Surado CRM interactive workflows are not simply process automation represented through GUIs. Users can drag and drop objects, create links between multiple objects, and then actually use objects to open internal windows, launch external applications, execute automated triggers, and launch other workflows. An Innovation: Organograms Surado users can create or view unlimited organizational charts (the Surado Organogram). With Read More

Rewrite or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part One: Event Summary


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface (UI)/presentation, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to endure, whether it will scale to a large number of users, and whether it will be able to incorporate emerging technologies, all in order to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

define core functionality  collection of rules that define required business transactions and the rules and conventions for ensuring data accuracy, integrity/completeness, and appropriateness the vendor is naturally reluctant to rewrite that core (which was difficult to write and maintain in the first place) in a new language or make the major structural changes necessary to employ a newer, more powerful database or operating system (OS) platform technology. Therefore, when that compelling new technology does appear, it is quite co Read More

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Today’s product lifecycle management (PLM) is an ever-growing and flexible container for holding a variety of functionality and it has become more important to treat PLM adoption as a phased endeavor with prioritized requirements. PLM adopters (especially first-time and early-stage adopters) should give their priority to urgent areas where quick but significant results can be expected. I

define core functionality  CXInsight TEC Certified Today’s product lifecycle management (PLM) is an ever-growing and flexible container for holding a variety of functionality and it has become more important to treat PLM adoption as a phased endeavor with prioritized requirements. PLM adopters (especially first-time and early-stage adopters) should give their priority to urgent areas where quick but significant results can be expected. I mentioned in a blog post the “the crucial 20 percent of the PLM functionality may Read More

Bizagi, Now Certified for BPM Functionality


I’m pleased to announce that the Bizagi’s BPM Suite 9.1 has recently joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing business process management (BPM) functionality.See TEC’s vendor showcase for a complete profile of Bizagi. You can find a full report here on the TEC site (including strengths, weaknesses, and benchmarking analysis of each module). You will find valuable

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J.D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too


In its major comeback attempt J.D. Edwards has been playing the card of system openness and interconnectivity, some of the key principles of the Internet economy. On October 2, the usually laid back vendor hosted a glitzy show in New York City for the official launch of the highly publicized Xe version of its flagship OneWorld software package. While the launch emphasized flexibility, we noticed the system had some remarkable functionality

define core functionality  D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too J.D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too P.J. Jakovljevic - October 19, 2000 Event Summary On October 2, J.D. Edwards & Company, one of the leading providers of enterprise applications, announced the general availability of OneWorld Xe, the company's new extended enterprise product which offers around 300 Read More

Made2Manage Offers New Functionality And A VIP Treatment Part 2: Market Impact


During last two years, Made2Manage had mobilized its resources to evolve from a vendor of traditional ERP software to a provider of 'one-stop-shop' enterprise business applications.

define core functionality  Offers New Functionality And A VIP Treatment Part 2: Market Impact Event Summary On January 14, Made2Manage Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MTMS), a provider of broad enterprise business systems for small and mid-market manufacturers, announced the release of the latest version of its Enterprise Business System suite running on the Microsoft SQL Server . The release tagged M2M ERP 5.0 SQL extends the capabilities of the company's flagship ERP product primarily through key new features that include Read More

Business Intelligence in SAP Business All-in-One: Improve Transparency and Agility


Business intelligence (BI) functionality can help your company gains visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins, and liquidity; streamline processes; improve agility; and become a best-run business. Find out more in this report about a preconfigured solution.

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Microsoft Dynamics: ERP as a Platform


As ERP becomes more and more of a commodity, vendors are faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable core offering by delivering just the right mix of “standard” back-office capabilities and the vertical-specific capabilities demanded by the customers they serve. In light of this reality, some vendors have positioned themselves as best-of-breed ERP vendors that serve certain key verticals

define core functionality  Dynamics: ERP as a Platform As ERP becomes more and more of a commodity, vendors are faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable core offering by delivering just the right mix of “standard” back-office capabilities and the vertical-specific capabilities demanded by the customers they serve. In light of this reality, some vendors have positioned themselves as best-of-breed ERP vendors that serve certain key verticals or microverticals by delivering comprehensive solutions to meet the Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite matures, companies will benefit from increased functionality and increased integration between business processes. The ultimate expression of this more mature solution will result in a broad suite of focused, integrated applications that leverage a core of unified, structured product data - the PLM Platform.

define core functionality  but companies still value pre-defined integration and business processes when they are available. Companies would ideally prefer an approach that builds off of a common architecture and data model that can support the related business processes of PLM. This integrated view of the PLM Suite is sometimes referred to as a PLM Platform . The PLM Platform provides a central location for product related information and processes. This approach provides for consolidation of product information and processes Read More

Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives


Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific features; and accounting-related features. When evaluating and selecting a CRM solution, enterprises must be aware of the potential issues associated with functions and features that are not part of core CRM functionality.

define core functionality  of this process, we defined twelve functional areas that we believe cover the functionality that should be core components of any (and every) CRM solution. The following is a list of these core CRM areas. Area 1 CRM interface 2 Account management 3 Campaign, lead, and opportunity management 4 Customer service 5 Document management 6 Workflow automation 7 Desktop tools 8 Reporting, analytics, and dashboards 9 Administration and setup 10 Internationalization 11 Customization 12 Integration Core CRM Area Read More

Apple Displays Its Core in Mac OS X


Apple has opened up the source code for the kernel of their next generation operation system, Mac OS X. Et tu, Redmond?

define core functionality  Displays Its Core in Mac OS X Apple Displays Its Core in Mac OS X C. McNulty - April 27th, 2000 Event Summary Apple [NASDAQ:AAPL] announced the release of Darwin 1.0, the advanced operating system core at the heart of Mac OS X, and the release of an updated Darwin Streaming Server. Darwin's open source model allows the tens of thousands of registered Darwin developers to modify, customize, and extend key Apple software, including the modern mach kernel and BSD layers found in Apple's next generation Read More