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MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations
Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global

horizon great plains  cloud on MAPICS' competitive horizon is the entry of Microsoft, through its recent Great Plains and Navision acquisitions, into MAPICS traditional SME market (see Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions ). The traditional MAPICS affiliate channel, which is still concentrating on the iSeries product, will have to wrestle with new, aggressive, technology savvy competitors from the Microsoft .NET world. The fact that the existing affiliate channel has not aggressively been

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning


Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution business. This book excerpt focuses on running the business from the top with sales and operations planning (S&OP). Variation in operations affect the S&OP process and the nature of demand impacts the S&OP game plans.

horizon great plains  horizon, and the time horizon represents the sold-out backlog for an item. Let's say an item always has a sold-out backlog of one month and a partially sold-out backlog in the second month, so that 100 percent of an item's sales forecast can be ignored for the first month and 50 percent for the second month relative to today's date. The user defines these percent reductions in the reduction key assigned to the item, and different keys reflect the nature of a sold-out backlog for different items. The last Read More

WorldCom SPRINTs, Nokia/Visa Pays Bill, & Service Providers Gear for Wireless Tsunami


Ready for another Internet Tsunami? Broadband and Wireless ubiquitous infrastructures are coming into place at a rapid rate. Digital Business Service Providers (DBSPs) are scrambling to get ready. Users should be thinking now about the impact on their digital business.

horizon great plains  to appear on the horizon, with the potential for new competitors. Think for example of the GM's OnStar system improved to call local medical help in the event of an accident, or a Coke machine informing base that it its getting low (and for the user to find the next nearest one that still has some!). There are also an estimated 45 million mobile users in the US alone. If the vendor believes that the mobile and wireless sector represents a significant value add to its business, then it should be thinking Read More

ManagedOps.com - 13 Years and 93,000 Square Feet


New Hampshire’s “Taylor Group” changes its name, builds a 93,000 square foot data center and lays out a plan to leverage 13 years of application experience to promote its ASP solution.

horizon great plains  may be on the horizon. The marketing department should be reeling from the work they have accomplished and what is scheduled for the coming year. New customers will require an expedited consideration of global needs and lead to an initial foray into select countries. Vendor Recommendations ManagedOps.com is entering the ASP market at an opportune time. With analyst estimates sizing the ASP market from 8 to 20 Billion by 2003, there is plenty of room for providers. In order to be successful, ManagedOps Read More

MAPICS Unifies The Brand And Interacts For CRM Solutions


While the existing loyal client base and affiliate channel remains MAPICS’ trump card in these difficult times, the recent partnership initiatives bundled with a unified product branding might be the way to more effectively sell beyond the current XA client base, which is the must for the long-term viability.

horizon great plains  cloud on MAPICS' competitive horizon is the entry of Microsoft, through its Great Plains acquisition, into MAPICS traditional SME market (see How Great Is Great Plains' Manufacturing Offering (Did Somebody Say Microsoft)? ). The traditional MAPICS affiliate channel, which still concentrating on the AS/400 based XA product, will have to wrestle with new, aggressive, technology savvy competitors from the Microsoft.NET world. The fact that the existing affiliate channel is not aggressively selling the open Read More

A New Look on the Horizon for TEC


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies of enterprise software selection.

horizon great plains  New Look on the Horizon for TEC A New Look on the Horizon for TEC Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2007 – Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) further assists software purchasers by redesigning its web site to reflect its software selection methodology. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies 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.

horizon great plains  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. 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

horizon great plains  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 long term. It took a few years for two of these companies to decide 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

horizon great plains  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 of the time follows the instructions he or she Read More

Wireless (In)Security Trends in the Enterprise


Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) has become a mainstream technology offering great benefits and efficiencies but carrying with it unique security challenges. Unsecured WiFi provides an easy target for hit-and-run style attacks allowing hackers to cause severe damage while remaining invisible and undetected. Ignoring the specific requirements for securing their enterprise network and users against WiFi vulnerabilities, businesses risk loss of confidential data, legal fines and penalties, and brand erosion. By following WiFi security best practices and using the right tools, enterprises can reap the benefits of WiFi while protecting their IT infrastructure from WiFi threats.

horizon great plains  (In)Security Trends in the Enterprise Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) has become a mainstream technology offering great benefits and efficiencies but carrying with it unique security challenges. Unsecured WiFi provides an easy target for hit-and-run style attacks allowing hackers to cause severe damage while remaining invisible and undetected. Ignoring the specific requirements for securing their enterprise network and users against WiFi vulnerabilities, businesses risk loss of confidential data, legal 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.

horizon great plains  Case - Orezone Business Case - Orezone If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Related to Business Case - Orezone : Microsoft Dynamics (Wikipedia) ERP Systems Read More

Who Are You Really Hiring?


There’s a lot of great talent out there, but how can you make sure these applicants are who they say they are and have the experience they indicate they do. It’s now more important than ever to make sure the people you hire are capable, qualified, and trustworthy. In this white paper, you’ll find out why it pays to always run a background check.

horizon great plains  Are You Really Hiring? There’s a lot of great talent out there, but how can you make sure these applicants are who they say they are and have the experience they indicate they do. It’s now more important than ever to make sure the people you hire are capable, qualified, and trustworthy. In this white paper, you’ll find out why it pays to always run a background check. Read More

Outbound Email Security and Content Compliance in Today's Enterprise


E-mail is one of the most important communication mediums. However, its ubiquity has exposed enterprises to a wide variety to new risks. While a great deal is known about inbound message-borne threats, such as spam and viruses, relatively little attention has been paid to outbound e-mail content. This annual survey examines the level of concern in organizations; the technologies used to mitigate risk; and the state of e-mail-related policy implementation and enforcement.

horizon great plains  Email Security and Content Compliance in Today's Enterprise E-mail is one of the most important communication mediums. However, its ubiquity has exposed enterprises to a wide variety to new risks. While a great deal is known about inbound message-borne threats, such as spam and viruses, relatively little attention has been paid to outbound e-mail content. This annual survey examines the level of concern in organizations; the technologies used to mitigate risk; and the state of e-mail-related Read More

4 Ways to Automate and Improve Your Buyer/Supplier Relationship


Globalization 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.

horizon great plains  Ways to Automate and Improve Your Buyer/Supplier Relationship Globalization 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

My Takeaway From ERE Expo 2010


I attended ERE Expo online by following the live stream, which by the way was really great, with no interruptions and good sound/video quality. In a way, I’m glad I couldn’t be there in person, since the conference was in Florida, the weather was great and the location was very close to the beach—following online from rainy Montreal allowed me to concentrate better. On the other hand, it seems

horizon great plains  Takeaway From ERE Expo 2010 I attended ERE Expo online by following the live stream, which by the way was really great, with no interruptions and good sound/video quality. In a way, I’m glad I couldn’t be there in person, since the conference was in Florida, the weather was great and the location was very close to the beach—following online from rainy Montreal allowed me to concentrate better. On the other hand, it seems that the networking was great and people really had fun attending. My Read More