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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Three: Market Impact
QAD deserves admiration for its protracted innovativeness and endurance as the only assets it could muster as to compensate for limited resources compared to

mapics crp  as SSA GT , MAPICS , Geac , Agilisys , Epicor , and even PeopleSoft in part (due to J.D. Edwards's acquisition) the rollups, and says that while it might currently look like a strategy that works, profitability and market share wise, it leaves many questions unanswered, such as how these amalgamated vendors will move their multiple solutions forward. While these vendors appear to have assembled an impressive collection of software that should, in theory, be able to meet the needs of any organization,

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Epicor competes in multiple enterprise business applications markets. Epicor may mean different things to different people, which does not really help mind share creation in particular segments of interest.

mapics crp  Frontstep (now part of MAPICS ) has opted out (see Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante ), while QAD and Epicor have decided to continue the relationship, since the Progress OpenEdge platform, with its embedded database, often delivers rapid deployment, low overhead, high scalability and flexibility. The combination of the Progress OpenEdge platform supported through a native Microsoft .NET UI is touted by Epicor as best of both worlds. Namely, while the .NET framework will provide smart Windows client, Web Read More

Essential ERP - Its Functional Scope


ERP applications are designed to optimize an organization's underlying business processes - accounting/financial, manufacturing, distribution, and human resources/payroll.

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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer’s Profits - Part 1


This post starts with a trivia question: Please name the mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has existed the longest in the market with an ERP product that has never been merged with another product? In addition, the vendor and its product offerings have never been covered by TEC and myself. As a hint, the company was founded in 1979 and has always focused on discrete make-to

mapics crp  needed, it is not MAPICS XA , which was founded in 1977 by IBM , but now belongs to Infor and is currently called Infor ERP Discrete iEnterprise (and before that had changed many ownerships and shared a roof with other ERP products). SYSPRO has been independent since 1978, but has been a frequent topic on this site. It is not QAD either, which has been independent since 1979, but TEC has repeatedly reported about this vendor (see the  most recent article on the company ). It is not ABAS Software AG Read More

What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

mapics crp  Infor ERP XA (formerly MAPICS XA ), Infor ERP SyteLine (formerly MAPICS SyteLine , Frontstep SyteLine and Symix SyteLine ), Infor ERP Adage (formerly SCT Adage ), Infor ERP SX.enterprise (formerly NX-Trend ), Infor ERP FACTS (formerly Aperum ) and Infor ERP TRANS4M (formerly BRAIN Trans4m ). However, 2007 has seen the emergence of two brand new names in the space -- Consona Corporation and Solarsoft Business Solutions . In March 2007, M2M Holdings Inc. changed its name to Consona Corporation. The current Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action


Infor has met several of its objectives with Infor Open SOA. The vendor has managed to resolve inherited customer retention issues, move forward with “green” and corporate social responsibility initiatives, and even has a viable new product version to offer Baan users.

mapics crp  with the acquisition of MAPICS , a vendor that went so far as to try to force the IBM System i –based XA ERP users to migrate to the Microsoft.NET –based SyteLine. One could only imagine the magnitude of cultural (if not religious ) differences between the users of these two opposing technology camps. In fact, the former MAPICS had completely outsourced the XA ERP development to a third-party company called Paragon , the company that developed the technology that is now the Infor IDF (standing Read More

Newgrand


Founded in 1993, Newgrand Software Co., Ltd. provides medium- and high-end management software for a variety of industries, such as engineering equipment manufacturing textiles fashion furniture electronic appliances metallurgy medicine finance Newgrand's project management solutions include: URP software i6 system A3, an international enterprise resource planning (ERP) software W3, a collaborative work suite UIC, an electronic business portal software SE, a simple ERP software M3, a mobile business software UP/JUP, a middleware platform GIC, a portal software for government sectors Newgrand CRP software G6 system E6, a university management software Gsoft, a public finance management software Psoft, an engineering project management software In June 2006, Newgrand pioneered and launched the first service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based management software in China. The company also customizes its solutions to meet the specific needs of its customers. Newgrand is International Organization for Standardization 9001 (ISO9001), ISO9002, and Capability Maturity Model 3 (CMM3) certified. Five of its products were rated as "Recommended Best Management Software Solutions" by the China Software Industry Association (CSIA). The URP-i6 system and the A3 ERP software have both passed tests performed by experts from the Ministry of Science. The URP-i6 system was funded by the National 863 Program, China's high-tech research and development (R&D) program.

mapics crp  Founded in 1993, Newgrand Software Co., Ltd. provides medium- and high-end management software for a variety of industries, such as engineering equipment manufacturing textiles fashion furniture electronic appliances metallurgy medicine finance Newgrand's project management solutions include: URP software i6 system A3, an international enterprise resource planning (ERP) software W3, a collaborative work suite UIC, an electronic business portal software SE, a simple ERP software M3, a mobile Read More

Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg?


While Baan may have avoided euthanasia in the nick of time, evidence is mounting that a number of anxious and/or disgruntled customers have not found this assuring.

mapics crp  PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Symix, MAPICS, QAD, as well as ROI Systems in this specific example, are only a few of the vendors, which have, with different level of candidness, developed strategies of preying on dissatisfied and apprehensive organizations where those doomed systems have been implemented. Invensys should, without any delay, address customers' concerns by unequivocally stating its more detailed product strategy and the timeframe for its delivery. Also, it is very important that the company Read More

Oberfield Architectural Precast Selects Rootstock Cloud ERP


Oberfield Architectural Precast has selected Rootstock Software’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to replace a legacy system that has run its course and especially for its scheduling features.

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MAPICS XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard


MAPICS XA expands its Business Intelligence (BI) offerings via a partnership with the Vanguard Solutions Group. With GPS, MAPICS has taken a critical step forward in creating value for its customers.

mapics crp  With Vanguard Event Summary MAPICS (NASDAQ: MAPX) now has an expanded Business Intelligence (BI) suite that works throughout its MAPICS XA product. The suite, called Graphic Performance Series ( GPS ), is offered through a formal relationship with Vanguard Solutions Group . Business Intelligence is a vital piece of our customer's ERP system, turning the wealth of data in the XA manufacturing data model into information to make better business decisions and gain competitive advantage in their markets , Read More

SYSPRO - Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


SYSPRO remains a stalwart vendor within the mid-market accounting, manufacturing, and distribution software markets. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for small and medium-sized companies with a justifiable return on investment (ROI), and SYSPRO seems to have a fair shot. Moreover, with its global coverage, multi-national product’s capabilities, suitability to diverse manufacturing environments, as well as with its cross-platform support and excellent service & support track, the vendor seems poised to give run for the money to almost any contender.

mapics crp  Epicor, J.D.Edwards, ROI Systems, MAPICS and SoftBrands , to name but a few, to the Tier 1 vendors storming down the market. In the pure WMS mid-market, there is an army of recently bullish players like RedPrairie , Manhattan Associates , HighJump , and Provia , with superior WMS/TMS functionality such as multi-modal transportation, labor management or supply chain event management (SCEM). Further, the Tier 2 ERP vendors like Adonix , SSA GT , Lilly Software , ACCPAC , MBS Axapta and MBS Navision , which Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either "hunting" or being "hunted".

mapics crp  MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy Strategy For over two years, MAPICS , Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), possibly the largest global provider of extended enterprise applications for solving the challenges of discrete manufacturers following the acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ), has shown signs of significant change and a persistent number of its historically recognizable and invariant tenets of operation. During the same time, the Read More

Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Gored to Death


On April 7, Gores Technology Group (GTG), a leading international technology and management company, and System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) announced that SSA has agreed to sell substantially all of its assets to a newly formed subsidiary of Gores Technology.

mapics crp  of J.D. Edwards, Intentia, MAPICS, QAD, Geac/JBA, Ross Systems, etc. to prey on these disconcerted customers. User Recommendations We believe that the operations of existing users will not be seriously jeopardized in the short term. Nevertheless, they should be on a high alert and develop medium- to long-term plans for moving to new technology. Alternatively, they may want to consider beefing up their internal resources from the expected exodus of very experienced BPCS consultants. Until the acquisition Read More

Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?


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.

mapics crp  Solutions, SOFTRAX Corporation and MAPICS to extend FRx's financial reporting tools to the mid-market customer community (For more information see Geac Trying Its Luck in Partnering ). Market Impact Great Plains has been following through on its projections from over a year ago when it indicated that front-office applications and e-commerce were two strategic areas of focus for the forthcoming period. Great Plains has recently created a great noise and established itself as an undisputed global Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating ERP criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of the several major ERP vendors: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, System Software Associates (SSA),Geac Computers, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS), QAD, MAPICS, Symix Systems, Great Plains, and Lawson Software.

mapics crp  of Progress Software products. MAPICS MAPICS, one of the oldest vendors, remains a prominent player in manufacturing mid-market, with $135 million in revenues, consistent profitability and recent acquisition of its rival Pivotpoint. Strengths : product discrete manufacturing functionality and global capabilities; well developed channel; large and loyal customer base and good international presence; a stable organization; superior service & support. Challenges : Pivotpoint merger growing pains; juggling Read More