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Siebel: Great Plans for Great Plains
Siebel and Great Plains recently announced plans to expand their partnership allowing Great Plains' VARs to sell Siebel's eBusiness Applications. This agreement

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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?

information about the great plains  market segment (for more information, see SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground ). And what about a plethora of smaller vendors that are direct Great Plains' competitors and whose products are also Microsoft-centric (e.g., NavisionDamgaard , Epicor , Sage , Made2Manage , etc.)? These vendors will inevitably see Microsoft's move as predatory. While most of them will not likely make any radical move away from Microsoft, figuring they can continue to compete with Great Plains based on product Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Aging Gracefully With The ‘New Kids On The Block’


Although we believe that exorbitant growth rates are a matter of the past, growth will remain the word associated with the ERP market in the 2000’s. ERP will, however, have to share the spotlight with the fast growing adolescent ERP-adjacent areas like SCM, CRM and e-procurement.

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In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

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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.

information about the great plains  channel partners (For more information see Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ). Great Plains released eEnterprise and Dynamics Release 6.0, likely the most comprehensive release in the company's history. eEnterprise Release 6.0 showcases significant enhancements in the areas of e-business, sales and purchasing, major product series enhancements, and multinational and international features, as well as a new user interface and reporting functionality. Dynamics Release 6.0 Read More

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