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Great Plains: Strong Channel and Microsoft focus for Dynamic(s) Growth
Great Plains has established very strong branding and penetration within the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) segment of the ERP market, with a large and loyal

great plains benchmark  Dynamic(s) Growth Vendor Summary Great Plains Software, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise business solutions for the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market. Great Plains offers e-business applications for financials, distribution, enterprise reporting, project accounting, e-commerce, human resources management, manufacturing, sales and marketing management, and customer service and support. Founded in 1981, with headquarters in Fargo, ND, USA, the Company is currently one of the fastest-growing

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SSA: Evolving into systems integrator to survive


SSA's Portfolio strategy is to surround its core ERP products with best-of-breed 3rd party enterprise applications and provide system integration services and support around it. SSA will gradually transform itself into a systems integration provider, as opposed to a pure ERP vendor, within the next 3 years. By that time, we believe service & support revenue will contribute up to 80% of SSA's total revenues.

great plains benchmark  back-end ERP capability), and Great Plains or Lawson Software (for which it would provide a product with a strong manufacturing and distribution functionality). Year 2000 and after - SSA will still be a player to be reckoned with, however, there is a chance that SSA will loose its Top 7 global ERP vendor position by 2002 (60% probability). Vendor Recommendations Resolve any outstanding product quality issues and send a strong reassuring message to a confidence-depleted market. Target the Small-to-Medium Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 3: Challenges & User Recommendations


As the current market trend is towards vendors that can provide well-rounded but vertically focused solutions for medium-sized companies, Navision seems to have positioned itself to take a lead other vendors may find hard to emulate. The merger outline was sound, the common groundwork has been identified, and the time for delivery and execution is on.

great plains benchmark  vendors such as Microsoft Great Plains Software and Epicor Software are entrenched competitors, which make it relatively difficult for non-US applications vendors to find suitable distributors in the largest IT market in the world. The fact that Navision currently has only around 180 resellers in North America speaks volumes in that regard. Similar moves are to be expected from a plethora of established manufacturing mid-market North American vendors, which will vigorously defend against Navision's 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.

great plains benchmark  on the Microsoft platform, Great Plains has extensively collaborated with Microsoft for more than a year on the development of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Great Plains states it is using Microsoft .NET Framework in its next generation e-business solutions because of its increased productivity, reliability, multi-language support and Internet capabilities. In addition to Great Plains' early work on Windows 2000 Server and SQL Server 2000, Great Plains tests on and plans compatibility with other .NET Read More

How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs


While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer service, providing front-to-back-office integration has become a clear differentiator for small to medium businesses (SMBs). Read this white paper—which includes a handy table of evaluation criteria—to find out how to select the right hosted CRM software for you.

great plains benchmark  ERP/Financial applications such as Great Plains as well as out-ofthe- box integration with QuickBooks. Beyond the easy to use features and intuitive user interface, significant value in the form of business process workflow is provided through the companies’ value-added resellers (VAR’s) . (See Conferon Global Services: Front-to-Back Office Integration through Enterprise CRM, March 2006 and Ipsos-Reid: Mergers, Acquisitions and the Single View of the Customer, July 2006). Maximizer and Sage each have Read More

The Mobile Enterprise


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.

great plains benchmark  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. Read More

International Transportation Management Benchmark Study-Winners See Strategic Value of Visibility


More than 200 supply chain managers were surveyed on their international transportation management (ITM) practices, processes, and the technologies that support them. This report is the third annual study on this subject—a benchmarking initiative seeking to parse out companies that are succeeding at any particular function and examine why they are successful.

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Acronyms Can Simplify Your Life, or Drive You Insane


Acronyms seem really convenient, at first. It’s great using ERP instead of enterprise resource planning, for example. You save precious time (not typing enterprise resource planning a million times) and there’s no way your reader won’t understand what ERP means, right? Well, for ERP this may be true, but all acronyms are not as tidy as they appear. What about BPM, for example? Does it

great plains benchmark  convenient, at first. It’s great using ERP instead of enterprise resource planning, for example. You save precious time (not typing enterprise resource planning a million times) and there’s no way your reader won’t understand what ERP means, right? Well, for ERP this may be true, but all acronyms are not as tidy as they appear. What about BPM, for example? Does it stand for business process management or business performance management or business process modeling? Aha…the troubles begin. And Read More

4 Things You Should Think of Before Going Postal on Customer Service


We’ve all had bad experiences with customer service yet we still expect them to be great each time we call. I’m not saying that we should expect the worst, but maybe we should think of the following things before getting angry, frustrated, or homicidal (as someone said at the CRMe10 conference yesterday): • The customer service representative is not the owner of the company and most

great plains benchmark  expect them to be great each time we call. I’m not saying that we should expect the worst, but maybe we should think of the following things before getting angry, frustrated, or homicidal (as someone said at the CRMe10 conference yesterday ): • The customer service representative is not the owner of the company and most of the time follows the instructions he or she is given, even when they do not make sense—shooting the messenger will probably not  be noticed by the decision makers who could Read More

Return on Investment for Automatic Time and Labor Management


Card auditing and calculating takes a great deal of time, particularly for companies using full-time time-keepers to calculate and audit time cards. If the time cards are handwritten, it takes even more time to review, calculate, edit, and (typically) re-enter the data into a payroll system. However, automation reduces audit time by pre-processing punches against rules defined within the system.

great plains benchmark  and calculating takes a great deal of time, particularly for companies using full-time time-keepers to calculate and audit time cards. If the time cards are handwritten, it takes even more time to review, calculate, edit, and (typically) re-enter the data into a payroll system. However, automation reduces audit time by pre-processing punches against rules defined within the system. Read More

On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team


In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure.

great plains benchmark  the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure. Read More

7 Tips for Hiring Great Consultants


Back in April, I wrote about a consulting firm whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be

great plains benchmark  Tips for Hiring Great Consultants Back in April,  I wrote about a consulting firm  whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be hard to find. So hard that some of our readers began to wonder how, if 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.

great plains benchmark  But At What Cost? Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 5, 2000 Introduction This is the third of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary As announced in a press release from Read More

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During the process of product selection a great deal of attention is given to the functional capabilities of the software being evaluated. While this aspect is obviously important, ignoring the technical mechanisms by which the software actually operates can be fatal to a project. In this document we explain how to avoid the pitfalls.

great plains benchmark  The Architecture Doesn’t Fit Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn't Fit M. Reed - November 29, 2003 Introduction Most potential customers understand that detailed scripted scenarios should be performed with software vendors who are on the short list of candidates, in order to evaluate the functional abilities of products being considered. Unfortunately, many companies neglect to investigate the technological underpinnings of these products during the evaluation phase. This can lead to the purch Read More