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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 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 usa  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 Read More

Microsoft Convergence 2003 portrayed an Enterprise Solutions crossroad!


Microsoft Convergence 2003 provided a perfect learning experience to appreciate the overall Microsoft Business solutions and the directions that Microsoft intends to take. To that end the word 'convergence' was not an element of pure fate but rather a portrayal of integration between Microsoft back and front office applications. The only discordance with this depiction we felt was the way Microsoft plans to enhance its product definition through a large number of independent software vendors (ISV).

great plains usa  instigated by Microsoft purchasing Great Plains in December 2000. That turned out to be a good move to get penetration into the medium-size market and over time, it helped Microsoft put together all the pieces, CRM, ERP and supply chain management. In May 2001 Navision was also added to Microsoft fleet of business solutions. The small and the medium-sized market is what represent the biggest growth potential in the coming years and Microsoft is directly aiming at this potential. Microsoft has no plan of Read More

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 usa  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

Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking "e"Volution Part 1: About Epicor


Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core transactional back-office system. Fiscal 2001 will prove to be very challenging for Epicor Software and we believe the next 18 months will be the company's make-or-break period.

great plains usa  much smaller competitors (e.g. Great Plains and Lawson Software). Furthermore, the lack of Client Relationship Management (CRM) and Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) modules in its product suite will remain, even after the incorporation of JBA and Clarus. This adds additional future integration issues to a company that already faces massive integration of its disparate ERP systems. Vendor Predictions Despite a highly competitive environment, we predict that Geac has a potential of reaching US$2 Read More

NetSuite


Founded in 1998, NetSuite (NYSE: N) is a leading Web-based business management system with over 16,000 customers worldwide. NetSuite is designed to help fast-growing and midsized companies manage their business operations by using a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based system. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.   NetSuite is headquartered in San Mateo, California (USA), with offices in Centennial, Colorado (USA); Mississauga, Ontario (Canada); North Sydney (Australia); Maidenhead (UK); Tokyo (Japan); Makati City (Philippines); Singapore; and Hong Kong.

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8th ERP Vendor Shootout: Dallas, TX, USA - Early Bird Pricing Extended


ERP SHOOTOUT. October 6 to 7, 2010. Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Dallas, Texas 75207. Calling all manufacturers, distributors, and professional services organizations!

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Demystifying "Vendor Shootout for ERP" Events


In August 2011, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic experienced the 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP first-hand. Plex Systems, IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor ERP SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business ByDesign, and Oracle JD Edwards were represented by partners. Log in to read P.J.'s report on the event, and find out why this strange "co-opetition" works for both users and vendors.

great plains usa  the event is a great place to put vendors and their solutions through their paces via the aforementioned structured demo script (in addition, attendees can also get some high-level market data on vendors validated here as well).   For more information, see TEC’s previous blog post on these subjective criteria of software selections . In addition, see TEC’s now timeless classic 2001 article series on a concrete evaluation of four ERP vendors’ demonstrations . While software selection was the Read More

The Top Ten Reasons Why Great Reporting Software Is the OEM's Killer App: How to Win More Deals and Make Your Customers Happier


The best way to attract more customers—and keep them—may be to upgrade your software's reporting component. Reporting brings together a myriad of details, allows insight into massive amounts of data, and is the visible representation of an intricate process. It may be just a small part of what you do, but it's a crucial one. Download this white paper to learn more.

great plains usa  Top Ten Reasons Why Great Reporting Software Is the OEM''s Killer App: How to Win More Deals and Make Your Customers Happier The best way to attract more customers—and keep them—may be to upgrade your software''s reporting component. Reporting brings together a myriad of details, allows insight into massive amounts of data, and is the visible representation of an intricate process. It may be just a small part of what you do, but it''s a crucial one. Download this white paper to learn more. Read More

Microsoft


Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and marketing management Customer service and support

great plains usa  includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and marketing management Customer service and support 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 usa  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

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 usa  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

RUM 2015: Recapping Ramco’s Great 2014


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the annual Ramco User Meet (RUM) 2015 event, and gives the latest on the ERP and HCM vendor's very successful 2014, the new company culture helping to drive change, and Ramco's path to becoming a real competitor on the enterprise application scene.

great plains usa  2015: Recapping Ramco’s Great 2014 Ramco Systems recently hosted over 100 customers coming from the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP), human capital management (HCM), and aviation realms in Los Angeles for the annual Ramco User Meet (RUM) 2015 event. The multi-day event started on a high note with Ramco announcing a new order from Philadelphia-based MAG Inc. (Mecaer Aviation Group Inc.), an authorized Augusta Service Co. center having its parent company in Italy. Ramco will be 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.

great plains usa  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. Read More

The Makings of a Great ERP User Experience


In recent years, it has become evident that all vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provide robust functional capabilities or partner with best-of-breed solutions to fill functional gaps. But one area where ERP solution providers are beginning to differentiate themselves is how they deliver on user interface, thereby shaping a user’s experience within the system. But what makes a great user experience?

It's vital to ensure that the user experience elements that your company needs, such as embedded BI elements and social or mobile capabilities, are not just present but presented well. You should be able to personalize and customize your user experience, but above all, the ERP system should be easy to use and help accomplish your business goals. Organizations seeking an ERP solution should give user experience proper consideration when creating a shortlist of best-fit solutions.

In this report, TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm breaks down some of the best and must-have user experience elements, talks about advancements in user experience, and looks at future directions in this area in ERP systems.

great plains usa  Makings of a Great ERP User Experience In recent years, it has become evident that all vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provide robust functional capabilities or partner with best-of-breed solutions to fill functional gaps. But one area where ERP solution providers are beginning to differentiate themselves is how they deliver on user interface, thereby shaping a user’s experience within the system. But what makes a great user experience? It''s vital to ensure that the user Read More

Should US Companies Buy "Made in USA" Software and Hardware?


Welcome to our "Made in USA" poll! Here at TEC we're firing up our analyst engines to take an in-depth look at outsourcing and related issues over the coming months, so I thought I'd kick things off by seeing what you think. Should US companies buy “Made in USA” software and hardware?{democracy:19} Got something more to say? Leave a comment below!

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