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Lotus Notes R5 ~ A Breath of Fresh Air
Lotus Notes has just surpassed the 50,000,000-installed base mark, giving Microsoft’s Exchange server a good “run for the money”.

functional flowchar of library  the product is indeed functional but does not perform nearly as well as an AS/400 or Intel based platform. In addition, the Linux version only offers web-based administration, which is a nice secondary administration option, but will not replace a complete administration package. Notes is still has the highest TCO of the big three collaborative messaging systems, although it contains more functionality than Exchange or GroupWise. Estimated TCO per seat of R5 is approximately $160 per year as opposed to

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 1


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functional flowchar of library  meant providing enough native functional footprint to serve as a foundation while also leaving sufficient “white spaces” for partners’ add-on industry solutions (and intellectual property entitlements). The very first release of what is today Microsoft Dynamics NAV appeared in the early 1990s, and featured a command line interface (CLI ) appearance. That product was all about getting the basics right in terms of the financial management functionality. The second generation of Navision in 1995 Read More

The Blessing & Curse of SharePoint’s “Grandma’s Attic” - Part 2


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functional flowchar of library  a compromise in some functional areas. The trend has been to use SharePoint’s portal, content, and collaboration capabilities in conjunction with many other custom applications and processes. For example, SharePoint can be an on-ramp for other ECM systems, an employee portal for a  human capital management (HCM)  system, a provider custom forms and workflow integration, business analytics, reporting, and dashboard integration, and be a  line-of-business (LOB)  applications entry point ( see Part 1 f Read More

The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider


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functional flowchar of library  with the dread of functional parity and software commoditization among the surviving solution providers has lead many to believe that only a vendor's size will matter from now on, and that small, focused local or niche providers have little to offer, let alone to hope for in the market. (see If Software Is A Commodity...Then What? ) However, one should still not be hasty and dismiss small specialist providers as some are making a comeback. Tampa, Florida-based (US) Verticent ( http://www.verticent.com ) i Read More

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functional flowchar of library  path to technology and functional enhancements supported by the software vendor. It can reduce the development time and cost for software, documentation, and training classes. These costs would be incurred before the firm can start obtaining the benefits of an ERP system. It permits the MIS staff to focus their attention on organizational change and servicing user needs for customization and professional assistance. *This concludes Part Two of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System Read More

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