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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

integrate great plains chicago  Portfolio, is to easily integrate its core ERP system with other 3rd party software. By the end of 1998, the Company had licensed approx. 18,000 system installations to more than 6,500 customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. SSA's revenues are almost equally divided across North America, Europe, and the rest of the world. The Company supports its clients primarily through a worldwide network of over 40 branch offices. SSA went public in 1987 and currently trades on NASDAQ. Vendor Strengths BPCS has

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting


CODA's savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and securely. However, CODA must defend its narrow specialist and best-of-breed approach against larger-scale integrated enterprise system offerings.

integrate great plains chicago  agreement allows Cubic to integrate CODA's accounting software into Cubic's mass transport ticketing systems. Cubic's automated fare collection systems enable seamless commuter access to bus, light-rail, mainline rail, underground systems, parking, and other public transport systems, in some of the world's busiest cities including London (UK); New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; and Chicago, Illinois (US). With the expansion of its base of regional payment systems and services, Cubic Read More

Global versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win?


There is a clear distinction between the market dynamics within the respective MBS and Sage/Best channels.

integrate great plains chicago  not many customers can integrate the UK Sage product lines (e.g., Line 500) with the US Best Software counterparts (e.g., MAS 500), albeit the same would currently hold for MBS' Great Plains, Solomon, Axapta, and Navision product lines. While one could argue that separate products in separate countries is a necessity to provide a best-of-breed localized approach, still, some might perceive it as an excuse for the result of a market share increase opportunity buying binge. In the SME market, it is true Read More

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integrate great plains chicago  you may decide to integrate that search term into content and meta data for a relevant call-to-action page, in order to improve SEO and increase relevance for arriving visitors, thereby increasing likelihood of conversion. Alternatively, your statistics might highlight a particular website as your best referrer. In which case you may choose to edit the link on that website so that visitors arrive on a unique landing page with targeted messages and especially relevant links, quickly directing these Read More

How to Integrate Front- and Back-office Applications for SMBs


For customer relationship management (CRM) to work effectively, departments within an organization must communicate and have access to centralized information. But integrating front- and back-office applications shouldn’t involve compromise. Learn how to automate sales and CRM with accounting systems, with key pointers in planning your integration project. And find out how to boost your CRM return on investment (ROI).

integrate great plains chicago  to Integrate Front- and Back-office Applications for SMBs For customer relationship management (CRM) to work effectively, departments within an organization must communicate and have access to centralized information. But integrating front- and back-office applications shouldn’t involve compromise. Learn how to automate sales and CRM with accounting systems, with key pointers in planning your integration project. And find out how to boost your CRM return on investment (ROI). Read More

How to Deliver a Great Customer Experience and Lower Costs: Achieving Interaction Excellence Across Multiple Touch Points


Whether in a business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) context, customers demand multiple channels through which they can find information, purchase goods, view and pay their bills, request services, or get support based on their specific needs and preferences. Discover solutions that can help you deliver the channels customers demand, and provide a consistently positive customer experience.

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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.

integrate great plains chicago  Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté Montreal, Canada (May 28, 2014) — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) was saddened to learn of the death of Marcel Côté, who died suddenly on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Marcel Côté was chairman of TEC’s board of directors, and had been a board member since 2003. Marcel took a special interest in TEC’s activities and development over the years and was always available to advise and assist management and employees alike.  He will be gr Read More

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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.

integrate great plains chicago  Plains: Strong Channel and Microsoft focus for 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, Read More

Customer-oriented Banking and Account Origination


A decline in customer loyalty has put a great deal of pressure on financial institutions of late. Thus, as banks tailor products and services to meet customer demands, they must also boost revenue. That’s why it’s essential to target your most profitable customers with real-time insight that helps you drive revenue, increase profitability, and build long-term relationships with those customers.

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Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact


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Blue Moon is a leading provider of ERP systems based on Microsoft Dynamics GP software (formerly Great Plains). Blue Moon is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions and ISV Software Solutions.

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Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


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