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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 enterprises  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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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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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 enterprises  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

Great Plains Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter


On December 16, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of fully integrated front office/back office e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 1999. Great Plains reported record second quarter revenues of $47.4 million, a 49% increase over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues from the Great Plains platform products, Dynamics and eEnterprise, grew 54% to $45.8 million in the quarter.

great plains enterprises  Summary On December 16, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of fully integrated front office/back office e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended November 30, 1999. Great Plains reported record second quarter revenues of $47.4 million, a 49% increase over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues from the Great Plains platform products, Dynamics and eEnterprise, grew 54% to $45.8 million in the quarter. Operating income, excluding the e 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.

great plains enterprises  Great Plains Procures eProcure At Last Microsoft Great Plains Procures eProcure At Last P.J. Jakovljevic - August 13, 2001 Event Summary On July 10, Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions , a business applications division of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), announced a strategic relationship with Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS) to deliver a customized Internet-based procurement solution for direct and indirect products and services, providing real-time purchase-order creation, approval Read More

Has Market Been Too Harsh On Great Plains?


On June 27, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading mid-market provider of back-office and e-business solutions, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 2000. Despite continued growth and profitability, the market reacted to the company’s results that were below analysts’ expectations by almost halving its market capitalization in a day!

great plains enterprises  release from June 27, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading mid-market provider of back-office and e-business solutions, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended May 31, 2000. Great Plains' fourth quarter revenues increased 48% over the same period last fiscal year. Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 were $59.6 million, a record level for the company, compared to $40.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1999 (See Figure 1). Net income and diluted earnings Read More

Can Enterprises Keep Their Spend on Their Radar (Screen)?


My recent post Why don’t Potential Benefits of Spend Analysis Come by Easily? described typical challenges of comprehensive spend management solutions. On one hand, there are difficulties associated with massive spend data acquisition and subsequent classification and enrichment, and on the other hand, with presentation and analysis when done using rigid business intelligence (BI) tools over

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Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit


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 enterprises  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

Great Plains Supply Chain Series To Be Powered By Logility


Great Plains Software will supplement its ERP suite by incorporating Logility Voyager applications in an OEM deal.

great plains enterprises  Be Powered By Logility Great Plains Supply Chain Series To Be Powered By Logility S. McVey - July 31, 2000 Event Summary Logility recently announced an OEM agreement with ERP vendor Great Plains Software in which some of its products will be branded and sold as Great Plains' Supply Chain Series. The first modules to be offered are Logility's warehouse management system, WarehousePRO and its logistics execution application, Transportation Management. Great Plains plans to incorporate more applications in t Read More

Enterprises Reap Rewards of Modernizing Their ERP Systems


With increased mergers and acquisitions at the global level, organizations have started recognizing the benefits of upgrading to a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform and a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Learn how different approaches to ERP system and architecture upgrades can help your company drive down costs, raise employee productivity, and produce meaningful business process improvement.

great plains enterprises  pain, but you get great support from SAP. - It's a very controlled environment. mySAP ERP 2005, Strictly a Technical Upgrade Both Gates and Ling emphasized that the mySAP ERP 2005 upgrade was strictly a technical upgrade in that no new application modules were introduced. SAP applications that the university currently has deployed include the vendor's financials, HR/payroll, funds management, campus management, materials management, and plant management solutions. The upgrade has yielded the following Read More

Great Expectations: What Users Want from the Mobile Web Experience


The combination of more sophisticated devices, more powerful browsers, and superior connectivity have elevated end-user expectations for the mobile Web. This white paper examines performance statistics and research gleaned from four key verticals: search, retail, banking, and airline. These high-impact, high-traffic areas expose crucial insights on the relationship between mobile Web performance and market leadership.

great plains enterprises  Expectations: What Users Want from the Mobile Web Experience The combination of more sophisticated devices, more powerful browsers, and superior connectivity have elevated end-user expectations for the mobile Web. This white paper examines performance statistics and research gleaned from four key verticals: search, retail, banking, and airline. These high-impact, high-traffic areas expose crucial insights on the relationship between mobile Web performance and market leadership. 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.

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Business Case - Dunkin Donuts


Daniel Mourand, CEO, chose Microsoft Great Plains sofware and, today, he does not regret his decision.

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Great Plains’ Latest Product Offering &; Ready to Stampede the SME Market?


Great Plains announced during its Stampede 2000 annual partner meeting significant extensions to its product offering. The following is our view of Great Plains’ latest announcements and its strategic direction.

great plains enterprises  Event Summary In September, Great Plains unveiled new e-business solutions and services during its 15th annual Stampede to Fargo, a four-day international business conference for Great Plains partners. Value added resellers (VARs), consultants and solution developers who sell, support and develop integrated products for Great Plains e-business solutions, attended the event. Several new solutions were featured, including: a new e-commerce offering, eSell; a new application , TimeReporter, for Palm's handhe Read More

Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises


The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

great plains enterprises  feature is not of great importance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), unless their core business is application development. Even in these cases, they can view and review the source code by signing a non-disclosure agreement with the software vendor (as Norton did with Microsoft ). Proponents of openness believe that open source software is more secure, because it is much easier to view and fix security flaws when the source can be reviewed by anyone. Although this might be true in most cases, it is Read More