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Microsoft Great Plains Procures eProcure At Last
In a somewhat belated and long deliberated move, Microsoft Great Plains has struck an OEM partnership deal with Clarus to provide eProcure, an end-to-end e

evaluate great plains  Great Plains customers should evaluate the eProcure platform as a way to add value to their existing applications whether with an impending integration effort now or by waiting for the company to supply a generally available integrated solution. Although neither organization announced formal plans to integrate Microsoft Great Plains back office applications with Clarus, we estimate with 70% probability that both companies will focus a significant amount of research and development dollars towards linking

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 1


I can partly understand analysts’ temptation to beat up on Microsoft’s forays into the enterprise applications space. To be fair, "the empire" has had its share of strategic and tactical miscues, as if it had wanted to give these naysayers some ammunition. For one, many analysts and market observers first criticized the giant for not having a unified enterprise resource planning (ERP) product line

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Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft’s ambition will be its greatest challenge, as the company is concurrently experiencing an almost disruptive technology transition from Windows to .NET, using Internet rather than PCs. Microsoft Business Solutions is now up to its gills with soul-searching dilemmas, possibly with more issues than it would wish to be handling at the moment.

evaluate great plains  this news. They should evaluate the above CRM functional enhancements as a way to add value to their existing applications although bearing in mind that other vendors currently offer mature products. These companies should consider adding the announced functionality to their requirements list, as to secure value in terms of both cost savings and increased efficiency. Approach Microsoft to clarify for you the subtle differences (and likely functional overlaps) between Microsoft CRM and other small Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source community. This can be be considered ironic, because open sourcing is something Microsoft loves to hate.

evaluate great plains  by MBS. They should evaluate the upcoming functional enhancements as a way to add value to their existing applications. However, they should bear in mind that many other peer vendors might currently offer more mature and functionally deeper or broader best-of-breed products at this stage. Small and medium nonprofit organizations and government agencies considering new enterprise solutions should place MBS Great Plains 8.0 on their list, at least to level the playing field with the other vendor Read More

How Great Is Great Plains' Manufacturing Offering (Did Somebody Say Microsoft)?


Great Plains informed us during its Convergence 2001 annual user conference about its initial strides into the discrete manufacturing market. The following is our view of Great Plains’ odds of success in this particular endeavor.

evaluate great plains  our advice would be: Evaluate eEnterprise if you are a small to medium, North American single-site discrete manufacturing company or division, with a limited IT budget and a timid IT strategy. Bear in mind that if the non-manufacturing modules (e.g., HR/payroll, CRM, e-commerce, etc.) are also critical to you, then Great Plains brings added value to the table, although the integration should be validated during the technical review sessions as a part of a thorough selection process. Companies that Read More

How to Deliver a Great Customer Experience and Lower Costs: Achieving Interaction Excellence Across Multiple Touch Points


Whether in a business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) context, customers demand multiple channels through which they can find information, purchase goods, view and pay their bills, request services, or get support based on their specific needs and preferences. Discover solutions that can help you deliver the channels customers demand, and provide a consistently positive customer experience.

evaluate great plains  to Deliver a Great Customer Experience and Lower Costs: Achieving Interaction Excellence Across Multiple Touch Points Whether in a business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) context, customers demand multiple channels through which they can find information, purchase goods, view and pay their bills, request services, or get support based on their specific needs and preferences. Discover solutions that can help you deliver the channels customers demand, and provide a consistently positive Read More

IT Service Management Metrics that Matter


Do you think great IT performance is achieved through luck or chance? You can bet real money it’s not. But regardless of how you measure up to high performers, there are a few steps you can take to improve your processes—starting with controlling change. Find out how this simple and significant way to improve performance and processes can help you achieve your operational effectiveness and efficiency objectives.

evaluate great plains  Service Management Metrics that Matter Do you think great IT performance is achieved through luck or chance? You can bet real money it’s not. But regardless of how you measure up to high performers, there are a few steps you can take to improve your processes—starting with controlling change. Find out how this simple and significant way to improve performance and processes can help you achieve your operational effectiveness and efficiency objectives. Read More

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Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and marketing management Customer service and support

evaluate great plains  Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and Read More

CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations


Despite all of these great advances in our work environments the great majority of plants and industrial organizations continue to operate in a reactive state of maintenance. Why is this so? Today the functionalities of CMMS, or the technology to manage maintenance, have outstripped our abilities to do so in practice.

evaluate great plains  Templates for Effective Implementations The Modern Maintenance Environment As we commence the 21st century the burden of providing maintenance services to any organization has grown successively more and more difficult. Yet the technologies to support us today are also greater and more advanced than they ever were. Today we have a greater knowledge base and range of technical and methodology based tools than we have ever possessed. The level of education has far surpassed the level that it was 30 Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft's Encore acquisition should bring the two former partners' complementary product offerings even closer together and should widen opportunities within the public and nonprofit sectors under the Microsoft umbrella. The products' technologies are quite compatible and so their integration will not be terribly complex, if it is to be complex at all.

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Enterprises worldwide are realizing that mobile solutions can deliver great improvements in business performance. Successful organizations understand that mobile applications create fundamental value in key business processes, as well as the potential for improved customer satisfaction and increased revenue. Do how do you get from here to there? Don’t miss our four-point deployment checklist for success.

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Zemeter S&OP Helps Akzo Nobel Increase Margins and Evaluate Market Changes


For chemical producers Akzo Nobel, managing a complex supply chain producing more than 2,000 chemical products was an extremely complex task. Akzo Nobel decided to implement a multi-user sales and operations planning (S&OP) system that would be available company wide. Increasing its forecast visibility raised awareness of critical issues earlier—thus reducing inventory and increasing productivity on a global scale.

evaluate great plains  Nobel Increase Margins and Evaluate Market Changes For chemical producers Akzo Nobel, managing a complex supply chain producing more than 2,000 chemical products was an extremely complex task. Akzo Nobel decided to implement a multi-user sales and operations planning (S&OP) system that would be available company wide. Increasing its forecast visibility raised awareness of critical issues earlier—thus reducing inventory and increasing productivity on a global scale. Read More

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Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from

evaluate great plains  for Aras Innovator [ evaluate the product ]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from different angles in more than 10 blog posts . Comments to these posts are also very interesting to read. To join in the discussion, I decided to dig into the Read More

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Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center, to help project managers, consultants, and decision makers compare the most qualified PPM systems based on their own, unique priorities.

evaluate great plains  Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate PPM or Project Portfolio Management Software TEC Helps Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate PPM or Project Portfolio Management Software Montreal, Canada - December 20, 2005 Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center, to help project managers, consultants, and decision makers compare the most qualified PPM systems based on their own, unique priorities. Leading Read More

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There’s a war going on, and many companies are fighting it—and losing. It’s a war to attract and retain great talent. While projected economic growth is fueling demand, companies of all sizes are finding it difficult to get and keep skilled employees. What can be done to stop this talent crisis? Organizations must make talent management a top priority. Find out how this simple tactic can lead your organization to victory.

evaluate great plains  Talent Development: Managers as Talent Leaders There’s a war going on, and many companies are fighting it—and losing. It’s a war to attract and retain great talent. While projected economic growth is fueling demand, companies of all sizes are finding it difficult to get and keep skilled employees. What can be done to stop this talent crisis? Organizations must make talent management a top priority. Find out how this simple tactic can lead your organization to victory. Read More