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SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow
SoftBrands believes it has finally repositioned itself for growth going forward by capitalizing on the reputation of Fourth Shift, coming to an arrangement with

fourth shift history  familiar, some may remember Fourth Shift Corporation, a formerly prominent, public, manufacturing mid-market, enterprise resources planning (ERP) provider. Fourth Shift Corporation was one of SoftBrands' previous incarnations (and is still its major pillar; for more information, see Fourth Shift Corporation: Working Overtime to Provide Complete Customer Care ). Some may also recall AremisSoft , another of SoftBrands' former names, as a scandal-plagued company whose top executives are still hiding out in

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource planning product, and DemandStream for lean automation.

fourth shift history  Introduction Besides the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One solutions (see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over ), SoftBrands Manufacturing 's core products include another extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) product named evolution (formerly Aremis Enterprise ), as well as DemandStream , a lean enterprise automation software system. For details on SoftBrands' recent history, see SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow . Read More

Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” While Flexing Its Muscles? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Infor’s latest acquisition of SoftBrands Inc., a company with a somewhat complicated history and lineage, and formerly called Fourth Shift and AremisSoft. The post concluded that, from a higher level overview, Infor has a good synergistic opportunity with the SoftBrands Hospitality solutions but some serious tweaking to do with the SoftBrands Manufacturing

fourth shift history  and lineage, and formerly called Fourth Shift and AremisSoft . The post concluded that, from a higher level overview, Infor has a good synergistic opportunity with the SoftBrands Hospitality  solutions but some serious tweaking to do with the SoftBrands Manufacturing solutions. Some issues discussed were the long backpedaled development of the original Fourth Shift product due to SoftBrands’ focus on partnering with SAP for the SAP Business One Fourth Shift Edition   product. Infor’s Opportunity Read More

Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators'


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fourth shift history  PowerCerv , CIMPRO , Fourth Shift , and Made2Manage Systems , while not necessarily disappearing from the applications scene, have permanently gone from the stock market (at least under their independent stock ticker). Some of them are now on a strong comeback under either new management or with wealthy financial backers (see Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After : Reenergized and Growing , chinadotcom in the 'Process of Acquiring Ross Systems , CDC Software Wins at the Pivotal's Auction. Now What? and Read More

Vendor Extends Welcome Mat for Hospitality Industry


SoftBrands Hospitality business supports the enterprise information management needs of hotels and resorts. SoftBrands' range of hospitality software products includes the property management systems Medallion and PORTfolio, and RIO, a leisure management system.

fourth shift history  discussion of the Classic Fourth Shift and FourthShift for SAP Business One products, see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over . For a discussion of the evolution and DemandStream products, see Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side . This is Part Four of the five-part SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow series. Medallion Medallion is a Microsoft Windows -based PMS designed primarily for small and mid-sized hotels, limited-service Read More

Global Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors


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fourth shift history  Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors Originally published - December 12, 2005 Nearly all leading product lifecycle management (PLM) software vendors argue that companies can now leverage globalization, outsourcing, and Web-based collaboration technologies to gain tremendous growth potential. Nonetheless, this relatively new phenomenon has been a long time in the making, as the following history of offshoring reveals. In the 1980s, offshore manufacturing became Read More

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Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes the Classic Fourth Shift solution and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One, the result of a joint initiative to integrate Fourth Shift functionality with SAP Business One.

fourth shift history  Bankruptcy Blow series. Classic Fourth Shift Classic Fourth Shift is SoftBrand's core manufacturing product aimed at manufacturing SMBs. Fourth Shift software, which is built on a Microsoft platform, was introduced in 1985 as one of the first personal computer (PC)-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Its comprehensive extended ERP suite facilitates critical business functions, including manufacturing, engineering, operations (order entry, purchasing, and shipping), financials and Read More

Leadership Tips for Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining a Multigenerational Workforce


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Driving SMB Efficiency with Business Intelligence


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ProTeus


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fourth shift history  Shift to Larger, More Demanding Customers Working with mass merchandisers is having a significant impact on how food processors and distributors run their businesses. With greater revenues increasingly coming from these giant retail customers, food companies need to find ways to ensure the greatest efficiencies and the lowest costs, without sacrificing quality control or food safety. This white paper outlines best practices for food companies and how an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

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