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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

downside navision  by the vendor. The downside of relying too much on partner’s functionality is that providing a repository of documentation might resemble herding cats. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 the company claims to have significantly improved its documentation. To that end, the Dynamics NAV documentation can be found on Microsoft Development Network (MSDN ) here (and you can judge its quality for yourself ). Sidelining C/SIDE and Other Navision Idiosyncrasies? But one particular conundrum for Microsoft

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MAPICS Unifies The Brand And Interacts For CRM Solutions


While the existing loyal client base and affiliate channel remains MAPICS’ trump card in these difficult times, the recent partnership initiatives bundled with a unified product branding might be the way to more effectively sell beyond the current XA client base, which is the must for the long-term viability.

downside navision  result in synergies. The downside is that it cannot be done within the core ERP products owing to a huge gap between the products' technologies and functional capabilities. Another cloud on MAPICS' competitive horizon is the entry of Microsoft, through its Great Plains acquisition, into MAPICS traditional SME market (see How Great Is Great Plains' Manufacturing Offering (Did Somebody Say Microsoft)? ). The traditional MAPICS affiliate channel, which still concentrating on the AS/400 based XA product, Read More

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


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downside navision  accounting functionality. However, the downside of the merger was that it did not expand combined product functionality per se. Great Plains therefore had to internally develop enhancements for its multi-site manufacturing and distribution functionality, field service, and multi-national capabilities (such as support for 8 languages) to name but a few. Not to mention the impending need to broaden Solomon's portfolio beyond its financial accounting sweet spot. Plans to integrate it with Siebel and Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations


Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global organizations that use a Tier 1 ERP product for corporate financials and/or HR applications. Therefore, executing the ambitious initiatives with its modest albeit solid resources compared to the above competitors will be a notable challenge.

downside navision  in synergies, despite the downside that it cannot be done within the core ERP products owing to a huge gap between the products' technologies and functional capabilities. Another cloud on MAPICS' competitive horizon is the entry of Microsoft, through its recent Great Plains and Navision acquisitions, into MAPICS traditional SME market (see Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions ). The traditional MAPICS affiliate channel, which is still concentrating on the iSeries Read More

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downside navision  for SMEs. Challenges The downside, as a rule, is the painstaking integration effort yet to be devised for a number of remaining products in the Sage/Best family and to be subsequently exerted. The mitigating factor for already integrated products was the fact that erstwhile Sage and then SalesLogix had long formed the product alliance, so the integration task had not started from scratch. However, this might not be the case for the rest of the product portfolio, and as integration is never a simple feat Read More

Ariba Reaches Out To The Little Guy


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downside navision  the high-end products. The downside of working with smaller companies is that the integration and development edges are a lot rougher, and Ariba is giving control of much of its reputation to ASP's. Ariba will do well to make training and support of these new partners its number one priority. Read More

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RealTime IT unites companies in the US, Western and Eastern Europe. Since 2002 it has done corporate information systems development, support and upgrades, as well as custom software development, on global Microsoft Dynamics NAV and on local platforms. Its Agile Implementation Methodology gives the company the ability to provide its clients with values of modern information systems in a faster and more reliable way than others do. Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Microsoft Navision) helps midsize companies integrate financial, manufacturing, distribution, customer relationship management, and e-commerce data. A completely customizable business management solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV is ideal for companies with unique business processes and specialized needs. RealTime IT transforms Microsoft Dynamics NAV tools into business solutions that support the way businesses work and more importantly grow.

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downside navision  Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 3: Challenges Event Summary At the end of September, Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), an enterprise applications division of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the largest software company in the world, fleshed out the contents of its seemingly well crafted and diligently thought-out product and services strategies aimed primarily at the small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) applications market, consisting of many intriguing Read More

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