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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators
Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore

gl great plains  and one-sided adjustment, and GL account determines whether the transaction will operate in multi- or single-company mode. Transactions can be entered for any prior fiscal period or year as well as for future periods, which allows for things such as installments and prepayments to be managed at a single time, rather than month after month. The Financial Statement Translation module is compliant with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Statement 52, Foreign Currency Translation, and International A

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FRx Poised to Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part Four: Competitors and User Recommendations


With Integration Designer and Forecaster, FRx has taken critical steps forward in creating value for its customers and resellers. FRx should expend the marketing effort required to insure all its customers, prospects, and affiliates fully understand the value proposition of its products.

gl great plains  go well beyond leveraging GL data. In addition to the above-mentioned BI powerhouses, Applix , Cartesis , Longview , Comshare (now part of Geac), Closedloop (now part of Lawson), OutlookSoft , Prophix , and SRC Software would be only some. For example, OutlookSoft's software allows for bidirectional data collection, analysis, and communication of information contained in internal and external data stores such as ERP and CRM systems. Further, while FRx Software's advantage is its interface's familiar look Read More

FRx Poised To Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part One: Executive Summary


FRx Software Corporation, a Microsoft company and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions, might be the best example of Microsoft’s coopetitiveness.

gl great plains  consolidate information from the GL before populating budget fields as well as perform periodic updates of segments and balances. The FRx DirectLink feature, on the other hand, has enabled users to prepare reports that compare actual versus budget data more easily because budget data can be accessed directly without moving it back into the GL. Users can choose from twelve output options, including on-line analytical processing (OLAP), extensible markup language (XML), and Microsoft Excel . Forecaster 6.5 Read More

Vendors Harness Excel (and Office) to Win the Lower-end of Business Intelligence Market


Small and medium businesses wanting the benefits of business intelligence (BI) without having to implement a large enterprise system may find a viable option in Excel-based BI and analytics tools that leverage add-in applications from vendors.

gl great plains  for SQL Server Analysis. GL budgeting in these applications also generally allows users to export budget and actual data to Excel and then import the data back into the application. However, although in the future all MBS ERP product lines will be able to access Microsoft OLAP cubes via Web services, for the time being, the company is still recommending tools developed by some of its resellers, such as Professional Advantage for the MBS Great Plains line, NexVue Information Systems , and MaxQ Technologies Read More

FRx Poised to Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part Two: Market Impact


Since FRx already has integrations built to over forty leading general ledgers (and now a scalable tool kit available to accommodate virtually all others), the idea was for users to leverage the investment they have already made in their GL and to add increased functionality as their needs become more sophisticated.

gl great plains  report, either from the GL or from another data source, like a spreadsheet. Math formulas across columns can be applied too, as to identify variances, projections or percentages. Like with row format, once created, a column layout can be saved and used again. Reporting trees , which let users create a hierarchical picture of their organization to understand or change their organizational and reporting structures. An auto-build function constructs reporting trees directly from the organization's chart of a Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary


By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor (ISV) partner Encore Business Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) may find a way to counteract its archrival Best Software's superiority in the target market.

gl great plains  products on a single, global code foundation built on the Microsoft Business Framework and .NET Framework , some time in 2006 or later, when Microsoft is also aiming at coordinating the delivery of its next-generation Longhorn OS platform. Given the nonetheless immense development undertaking, which began at MBS even before its strategy was espoused in 2002 (see Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions ), the incremental approach towards building a more complete enterprise Read More

The Technology Is Great, Not So Sure About the Vendor


Evaluating software solutions usually starts out as an assessment of architecture, features and functionality, business processes and IT fit. This makes perfect sense—until business stakeholders begin assessing the vendor as a potential business partner. Learn about the risks of entering into an agreement with a vendor, and how to find out if that vendor can deliver solution that will deliver the expected results.

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USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place


USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and organic growth. The expansion is directed at providing end-to-end services, for which the merger with Whittman-Hart is a key component. For users, this means that USWEB/CKS can address high-end projects and leverage its position as a leading internet creative services provider. However, it faces issues of staff retention and retaining its technology agnostic stance.

gl great plains  Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place D. Geller - February 4th, 2000 Event Summary USWEB/CKS (NASDAQ USWB) announced its fourth quarter results for 1999 on January 25, 2000. The results show strong growth and closely predicted performance, including a clear net profit. As well, USWEB/CKS reports changes in the market place that place it in a position of strength as the market moves from the mid- toward high-end. Read More

Great Plains' eEnterprise Solution 'N Sync with Microsoft's New Platforms


Great Plains announced that its eEnterprise solution scales considerably better on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 in comparison to Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0.

gl great plains  itself as an undisputed global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. Its focus on Microsoft's technology, being the preferred technology of smaller enterprises, has paid exceptionally well in the past. Moreover, Great Plains proudly touts its commitment to Microsoft's technology by being one of very rare vendors that has a number of its R&D team members located on the Microsoft campus and working directly with their Microsoft counterparts. Since Microsoft's current technology, COM (Component Read More

Using Simulation to Move beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheet Models


Spreadsheets are great for accounting, but they simply don’t cut it when you need to build realistic and dynamic models of complex business and engineering systems. What can you do when your calculations—and your need for visibility and risk management—demand more than rows and columns? Create and manipulate data and equations, and predict the future behavior of systems, with a flexible, object-based simulation platform.

gl great plains  Simulation to Move beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheet Models Spreadsheets are great for accounting, but they simply don’t cut it when you need to build realistic and dynamic models of complex business and engineering systems. What can you do when your calculations—and your need for visibility and risk management—demand more than rows and columns? Create and manipulate data and equations, and predict the future behavior of systems, with a flexible, object-based simulation platform. Read More

Business Case - Orezone


Orezone strikes gold with Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains. Orezone is a Canadian mining company that needed a more efficient means to track and store data sent from its African mines to its Canadian offices. Learn how it used MBS Great Plains to boost efficiency.

gl great plains  found itself with an increasingly cumbersome accounting workflow based on weak software. Although its workers travel widely and conduct transactions in multiple currencies, Orezone had no way to automate the currency exchange process for reporting. Also, generally accepted accounting principles employed in North America differ from those practiced in Burkina Faso, so incoming data had to be restructured to suit local accounting norms. A 25-year veteran of the gold exploration industry, Perkins knew 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.

gl great plains  ones competitors has become increasingly important. The contribution of maintenance management and reliability concepts cannot be undervalued in this area. Today capital moves around the world at a very fast pace, and countries that were yesterday good havens for capital investment, today are not so much in favour. A case in point here is the Mexican market under the NAFTA agreement. NAFTA gave the Mexican economy opportunities unheard of due to the cheap cost of labour and hence perceived cheap cost of Read More

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 and has the potential of reaching $300 million in revenues in fiscal 2001. Its extensive and efficient global indirect channel model that consists of over 2,000 partners has been admired industry-wide. At Stampede 2000, its annual partner conference, Great Plains announced significant extensions to its product offering. However, these have been delivered at the expense of reporting losses for the last two quarters.

gl great plains  Its extensive and efficient global indirect channel model that consists of over 2,000 partners has been admired industry-wide. Further bolstering its channel architecture is the company's endorsement of the Application Service Provider model. Started more than two years ago, Great Plains has developed an ASP model using a similar strategy employed within their partner program. Through the continuous refinement of their product and pricing solutions, Great Plains offers applications on a license basis as Read More

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-procurement solution.

gl great plains  Microsoft Great Plains' extensive global network of more than 2,200 channel partners. eProcure will be fully integrated with Microsoft Great Plains' eEnterprise , Solomon and Dynamics products operating on Microsoft SQL Server and is scheduled to be available in the fourth calendar quarter of 2001. The company believes eProcure will provide significant cost savings and fast delivery for small and midsize customers requiring a more streamlined, Web-based purchasing and approval process. The combination of Read More

Blue Moon Industries


Blue Moon is a leading provider of ERP systems based on Microsoft Dynamics GP software (formerly Great Plains). Blue Moon is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions and ISV Software Solutions.

gl great plains  Moon Industries Blue Moon is a leading provider of ERP systems based on Microsoft Dynamics GP software (formerly Great Plains). Blue Moon is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions and ISV Software Solutions. Read More