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An Executive’s Guide to Event Log Management Strategy
Archiving and logging standards place a great burden on network security professionals and IT administrators. When your routers, firewalls, and other devices

great plains import xls  logging standards place a great burden on network security professionals and IT administrators. When your routers, firewalls, and other devices are added to multiple servers, the volume of data that must be kept accessible can be tremendous. Learn more about event log standards and challenges, and how to implement a tool that can improve troubleshooting and diagnosis of incoming—and in-house—security issues.

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Technology Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté


It was with great sadness that TEC learned of the death of Marcel Côté, chairman of TEC’s board of directors.

great plains import xls  community organizations. Truly a great humanitarian and a great Canadian, his contributions will not be forgotten. TEC extends its sincere condolences to Marcel’s wife, Louise, and to all his family and friends. About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is a software advisory firm helping private and public sector organizations around the world make informed enterprise software decisions—saving time, money, and heartache. The online Evaluation Centers, Read More

Sit Down and Have a Long Talk with Your E-Business Application


Locus Dialogue Inc. announced a solution developer partnership with Great Plains. Through this partnership Locus Dialogue will speech-enable access to solutions from Great Plains. I can hear it now… 'DAMN IT, JIM !! I’m an e-commerce app, not an ACCOUNTANT!'

great plains import xls  exactly do Locus and Great Plains plan on implementing speech-enabled applications? It is easy to imagine a science fiction induced dialogue between man and computer, but Locus and Great Plains plans are a little less dramatic. Steve Altendorf, Great Plains solution developer relationship manager, reports the partnership will most likely focus on employee self service applications for human resource and/or service modules. For example an application that allows users to change personal exemptions, Read More

Great Plains Taps The Web To Deliver Product Support


Great Plains has expanded eSupport, its web-based technical support service. The new service promises to provide customers and partners with higher levels of service while increasing Great Plains’ operational efficiency. Here’s how Great Plains uses the web to augment its technical support services.

great plains import xls  To Deliver Product Support Great Plains Taps The Web To Deliver Product Support L. Talarico - December 5, 2000 Event Summary Great Plains Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPSI) delivers ERP and CRM applications to the mid-market. The company recently announced the expansion of eSupport, a web-based technical support service that complements its traditional telephone support. Great Plains develops ERP and CRM applications aimed at the mid-market. (Explore the Business Applications Research Channel to see TEC's exte 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.

great plains import xls  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

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 import xls  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

Rethinking Payroll Outsourcing in a Healthcare Organization


Outsourcing payroll can seem like a great idea, but giving control of your payroll data to an outside organization can cause more headaches than it takes away. Read this white paper from StarGarden to uncover facts and myths about outsourcing payroll, and to learn the five warning signs that you need a new payroll system.

great plains import xls  can seem like a great idea, but giving control of your payroll data to an outside organization can cause more headaches than it takes away. Read this white paper from StarGarden to uncover facts and myths about outsourcing payroll, and to learn the five warning signs that you need a new payroll system. Read More

TEC's New IT Directory


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great plains import xls  Directory Web directories are great resources for people looking for a consolidated listing of companies, products, services, and other items. Organized in series of categories and menus, directories can be quite broad, such as the well-known Yahoo! Directory , or more specialized to cater to particular niche audiences like arts & crafts fanatics . Some directories are free, while others are based on a paid subscription-only access. Regardless, the goal of all Web directories is to help users find the Read More

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like?


My blog series in 2009 entitled “A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software, and Manhattan Associates, including their corporate history and acquisitions. The general feeling at the time was that hardly any of these three great supply chain management (SCM) software companies would remain independent in the

great plains import xls  Players ” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software , and Manhattan Associates , including their corporate history and acquisitions. The general feeling at the time was that hardly any of these three great supply chain management (SCM) software companies would remain independent in the long term. It took a few years for two of these companies to decide to merge, but on November 1, 2012, RedPrairie and JDA announced their merger agreement, under the terms of which the entities Read More

Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage


Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a business application provider for the low-end of the market. Will this move alienate Microsoft from a slew of other partners competing in the same space, even as the rumors of yet another antitrust legal action abound?

great plains import xls  And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage P.J. Jakovljevic - January 16, 2001 Event Summary On December 21, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the world's largest software provider, announced it reached an agreement to acquire Great Plains Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPSI), a leading supplier of mid-market business applications. The acquisition should create new opportunities for Microsoft and Great Read More

4 Ways to Automate and Improve Your Buyer/Supplier Relationship


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great plains import xls  and digital technologies provide great opportunities for companies operating in business to business (B2B) markets. There are many strategies you can use to automate the demands of business communication so it is more reliable, efficient, and profitable—and delivers more value to your customers. Learn about the four key practices that can help you improve your B2B relationships with buyers or sellers. Read More

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 customer base and a uniquely developed, extensive partner channel within the industry. A long presence on Microsoft's platforms ensures that R&D money has been spent on enhancing product functionality in accordance with the voice of customers and/or the market trends.

great plains import xls  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 ER Read More

Announcing TEC’s Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide


It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2012 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide is here. Download your copy now. In this buyer’s guide, I address a topic that deserves more discussion among supply chain strategists: collaboration. Businesses tend to first look to improve various functional areas—demand management, warehousing, etc.—but communication with and

great plains import xls  Guide It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2012 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide is here. Download your copy now. In this buyer’s guide, I address a topic that deserves more discussion among supply chain strategists: collaboration. Businesses tend to first look to improve various functional areas—demand management, warehousing, etc.—but communication with and coordination of partners is essential for a supply chain to operate smoothly and efficiently. Collaboration goes beyond the Read More

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