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Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part One: Ross Systems & SSA Global Technologies
While an increasing demand for services and incremental purchases of new extended-ERP functionality from existing client base, with a modest ooze of new

long term debt advantages  vendors, which, not that long ago will have exemplified failed business models, giving even ammunition to some pundits to announce the obsolescence of ERP. Those vendors are: Ross Systems SSA Global Technologies Geac Baan This is a five-part note covering these four ERP vendors once considered Goners. Parts One and Two discuss specific vendors. Part Three covers the Market Impact. Part Four outlines the Challenges they face. Part Five makes User Recommendations. Ross Systems Possibly most compellingly,

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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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.

long term debt advantages  for manufacturing, CODA has long had a partnership with Cincom Systems , which has resulted in about eighty joint customers worldwide to date, with about forty in the US (see Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO) . Furthermore, in 2004, CODA recorded its fiftieth joint customer with manufacturing ERP specialist SSI-World , the market leader in UK process industry solutions, with its flagship TROPOS ERP system fully integrated with CODA-Financials. It was ironic that Baan's acquisition of CODA turned Read More

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High Availability in Workload Automation


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