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Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

downside of working great plains  a minimal attrition), the downside of it 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 (support for 8 languages, etc.) to name but a few. A more detailed analysis of its product strategy and major release of eEnterprise, 6.0 will be the subject of another forthcoming separate TEC research note. A major challenge Read More...
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SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
The company must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst

downside of working great plains  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...
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

downside of working great plains  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 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

downside of working great plains  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...
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements.

downside of working great plains  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More...
Working Together in the New World of Work
The new world of work is here. Businesses are already feeling the impact of a dispersed workforce, pervasive connectivity, and the watchful eyes of shareholders

downside of working great plains  Together in the New World of Work The new world of work is here. Businesses are already feeling the impact of a dispersed workforce, pervasive connectivity, and the watchful eyes of shareholders and government regulators. In such an environment, a more collaborative business is key to greater success. A robust communication and collaboration platform can add value to your workforce and help you turn the new world of work into a new world of opportunity. Read More...
Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco
The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that

downside of working great plains  Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco S. McVey - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Like a farmer hurrying to gather crops before the onset of locusts, R. J. Reynolds recently sold its Nabisco food subsidiary to Philip Morris, rival and co-defendant in the Florida lawsuit. Philip Morris will merge Nabisco with Kraft Foods, its $17 billion subsidiary, and expects the combination to produce $600 million in cost-savings over the next Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge
Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and

downside of working great plains  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge Introduction Over the past two years it seems not a week has gone by without an editorial about a failed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project. Many articles relate CRM failure to the absence and/or weakness of business objectives driving the CRM initiative. Although this is true, many projects fail due to a poor vendor selection procedure. Starting At The Beginning Of course software tools Read More...
Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain
Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29

downside of working great plains  Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain Great Plains - Getting Greater and Less Plain P.J. Jakovljevic - April 27th, 2000 Event Summary In March, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29, 2000. Great Plains reported record third quarter revenues of $48.1 million, a 34% increase over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues for the nine months ended February 29, 2000 were $135.3 Read More...
Customer Experience Management: The Value of Moments of Truth
Customers perceive value based on the experiences they receive—and many big-name companies have tuned into this because they’ve made a connection with customers

downside of working great plains  Experience Management: The Value of Moments of Truth Customers perceive value based on the experiences they receive—and many big-name companies have tuned into this because they’ve made a connection with customers that transcends the basic functional value they offer. In this first part of a two-part series, learn how traditional customer relationship management (CRM) has often failed in this respect, and how managing customer experiences can drive your revenues. Read More...
Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation
Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless

downside of working great plains  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More...
Bank of America
Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S.

downside of working great plains  of America Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population and serves approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships at 5,600 banking centers and 16,200 automated teller machines (ATMs). Read More...
The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence
Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers

downside of working great plains  New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More...
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

downside of working great plains  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More...
Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage
Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a

downside of working great plains  And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage P.J. Jakovljevic - January 16, 2001 Event Summary On December 21, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the world's largest software provider, announced it reached an agreement to acquire Great Plains Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPSI), a leading supplier of mid-market business applications. The acquisition should create new opportunities for Microsoft and Great Read More...

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