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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

ibm approved vendor  installed base runs the IBM iSeries , which matches Intentia's installed base. Also, Geac's System21 installed base is largely in the food and beverage and apparel industries, which matches two key verticals targeted by Intentia. And of course, the Geac connection with Intentia's new leader, Bertrand Sciard, could only be helpful (although the same would hold for some SSA Global executives). Geac would even have been remotely attractive to Microsoft and Oracle, which have both been building their

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Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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


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ibm approved vendor  product to Linux or IBM AS/400 and DB/2 platforms). In the long run, this could benefit IBM. Microsoft also signed a deal with another CRM vendor Pivotal Software not so long ago. Although Pivotal may be targeting larger companies, and Great Plains only has a deal to sell Siebel's mid-market product release for smaller companies, contesting CRM products could inevitably pose a problem for Microsoft's sales team and complicate these partnerships. These ramifications may become irrelevant though, if Read More

Critical Components of an E-PLM System


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ibm approved vendor  Top PLM vendors, including IBM/Dassault Systems , UGS , PTC , SAP , Agile , and MatrixOne are continuing their investments in e-PLM components, and so, too are the major ERP vendors. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is committed to ongoing research and analysis of the e-PLM evolution. Future articles will examine the e-PLM component gaps of vendor product suites as well as gaps in the field deployment of said components. Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


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IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure?


IBM has decided to take on Sun in the Internet infrastructure arena. What do they bring to the table? And who will win the war of words?

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Vendor Spotlight: KANA Software


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TEC Vendor Challenge (ERP for Distribution) - Not Just for Distributors


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IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct


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IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes


IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.

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