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How Has MAPICS Been Extending?
MAPICS, one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, has significantly expanded its product offering during 2000. On June 15, MAPICS announced the release of XA 6

mapics install base  requirements. Moreover, we condone MAPICS downplaying its role as yet another ERP-turned-e-commerce vendor in favor of portraying itself as a vendor that provides a multi-layered solution of ERP transactional systems, extended ERP and e-business applications. Very notable are the product lifecycle management (PLM) collaboration component and user interface personalization, role-based features. The only e-business components still to be desired are XML interfaces to Internet-based trading exchanges

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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MAPICS: Will Customer Satisfaction be Enough?


MAPICS has consistently scored above average in the following customer-service & support benchmarks: reliability, quality of support, vendor stability, ease of doing business, and affiliate product and industry knowledge. However, limited platform support means that AS/400 products will contribute more than 50% of total license revenue within next 5 years. Furthermore, for the next 18 months, approx. 80% of license revenue will come from its existing customer base, who will want to either replace an old MAPICS product or add new modules to an existing MAPICS XA installation.

mapics install base  and large corporate divisions. MAPICS revenues in fiscal 1998 were $130 million. IBM launched MAPICS II (Manufacturing Accounting and Production Information Control System) software in 1978. It was the first MRP system commercially available for manufacturing enterprises and held the lion's share of the marketplace for many years, until the advent of client-server computing and emergence of the new generation of MRP systems, namely ERP. MAPICS II evolved from its start on the earliest midrange computers Read More

What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User?


End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the end-user company has a focused vendor, think of that vendor's health and help them become even better in your type of business. If your vendor is acquired, meet the new owners. The new owners motivation in buying your product and vendor was the install base and that's you. Showing interest is your part in keeping the relationship the way you want it.

mapics install base  MAPICS acquired Frontstep (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ). In a spate of recent acquisitions, one should not forget Microsoft buying Great Plains and Navision (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ). What is the current and future impact of these on the end-user enterprise? Why Consolidation? For years, application vendors have fueled their economic success through new accounts but things have changed. Most application software markets are mature. Most Read More

MAPICS Unifies The Brand And Interacts For CRM Solutions


While the existing loyal client base and affiliate channel remains MAPICS’ trump card in these difficult times, the recent partnership initiatives bundled with a unified product branding might be the way to more effectively sell beyond the current XA client base, which is the must for the long-term viability.

mapics install base  customer satisfaction, and dependability, MAPICS has pursued additional partnering arrangements intended to help manufacturers move into a collaborative e-business realm prudently. The company has focused on opening and extending its applications so that all customers' data and business processes remain in place as they embark onto e-business. To that end, we endorse MAPICS' alliance with Interact Commerce, like those with Vanguard Solutions Group for business intelligence (BI) add-on modules, and with Read More

Stability and Functionality for Process and Discrete Manufacturers


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mapics install base  Mercia, MAPICS (see Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? ) were also acquired. Paragon Technologies (a former MAPICS' developer partner, for the rights to the crucial technological of the XA ERP product), Intuita Holdings (a UK-based provider of solutions for distribution industries), and most recently Formation Systems (a provider of product lifecycle management [PLM] solutions for process industries) were also successful acquisition targets. Perhaps the reason Infor, once known as Agilisys, stayed aloof Read More

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MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 2: Market Impact


MAPICS has recently departed from its traditional practice of 'pushing' the sale of the plethora of its components onto customers. Going forward, it will rather try to solve challenges for its customers and/or prospects in their quest of becoming world-class manufacturers.

mapics install base  Part 2: Market Impact MAPICS ERP On November 25, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX) and Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), renowned global providers of extended enterprise solutions for world-class manufacturers, announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby MAPICS will acquire Frontstep, formerly known as Symix Systems and headquartered in Columbus, OH. This transaction should create one of the largest providers of extended ERP, CRM and SCM applications that are focused exclusively to solving the Read More

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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 install base  On the other hand, MAPICS will have had quite a stake with MAGIK! being widely adopted within its install base to let the product languish further or even worse, get discontinued. What Is Driving The Market? The need for shorter product life cycles is being driven by competitive pressures, customer demand, and the need to cut operating expense, and, in that regard, product lifecycle management (PLM) products should give manufacturers the tools to collaborate with trading partners for faster Read More

Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


MAPICS remains a stable company, with a strong financial position, depth of manufacturing knowledge, a strong customer service record, and a developed affiliate channel, which has also broadened its product offering. Combined respective MAPICS and Frontstep customers and partners should be encouraged by the progress of Frontstep’s assimilation. However, there will ultimately be inevitable rationalization within the maze of likely redundant product sets.

mapics install base  platforms—Microsoft and IBM. With MAPICS SyteLine 7, the vendor now boasts a notable application built on a .NET architecture. However, the loyal AS/400 install base should rest assured of MAPICS' continued support for the platform. The big news on the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product side is that version 7.3, which is slated for December, will feature Double Bytes support, and expanded Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based client technology. Other developments detailed in this note are: MAPICS Field Read More

Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Two: More Recent Events


MAPICS remains a customer-focused organization with the mantra of helping customers in select verticals become world-class manufacturers.

mapics install base  platforms—Microsoft and IBM. With MAPICS SyteLine 7, the vendor now boasts a notable application built on a .NET architecture. However, the loyal AS/400 install base should rest assured of MAPICS' continued support for the platform. The big news on the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product side is that version 7.3, which is slated for December, will feature Double Bytes support, and expanded Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based client technology. Other developments detailed in this note are: MAPICS Field Read More