Home
 > search for

Featured Documents related to »  mapics mapics


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

mapics mapics  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
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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...
Start evaluating software now
Country:

 
   

 Security code
Already have a TEC account? Sign in here.
 
Don't have a TEC account? Register here.

Documents related to » mapics mapics


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 mapics  Has MAPICS Been Extending? How Has MAPICS Been Extending? P.J. Jakovljevic - July 19, 2000 Event Summary MAPICS, one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, has significantly expanded its product offering during 2000, starting with the acquisition of its rival Pivotpoint at the beginning of year. Following are the excerpts from some recent pertinent company press releases. On June 15, MAPICS announced the release of XA 6.0, the latest version of its flagship AS/400-based Extended Enterprise Application Read More
MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically
While the existing loyal client base and seasoned affiliate channel remains MAPICS’ trump card in these difficult times, the recent moves of a unified product

mapics mapics  months. On October 30, MAPICS reported net income according to Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2002, of $4.0 million, including a gain of $2.3 million from the settlement of a royalty obligation, versus a hefty loss of $26.3 million, in the year-earlier period (see Figure 1). Figure 1. * Primarily represents a goodwill write down of the PivotPoint acquisition However, the Company reported adjusted earnings for the fourth quarter of $2.7 Read More
MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 2: Market Impact
For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX), a global provider of extended ERP applications for world-class mid-sized manufacturers, has embarked

mapics mapics  customer satisfaction, and dependability, MAPICS has for last several years additionally pursued in-house development and additional partnering arrangements intended to help manufacturers move into a collaborative e-business realm prudently and less painfully. The company has lately focused on opening and extending its applications so that all customers' data and business processes remain in place as they embark onto e-business collaborative expansion of their back-office investments. In fact, MAPICS had 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

mapics mapics  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
ROI Systems - A Little ERP Fellow That Gets By
ROI Systems continues its disciplined new technology adoption. The moderation component of its strategy has been paying off, which proves crucial these days

mapics mapics  e.g. Lawson Software , MAPICS or Microsoft Great Plains that are renowned for a good customer service, let alone the Tier 1 vendors, which customers still run on several generations old product releases. ROI may continue to be successful even in the current economic slowdown should it successfully address the concerns of smaller manufacturers, who are often intimidated by the perceived complexity of enterprise applications. These smaller manufacturers still have a need to get on board with fundamental Read More
Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1
Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new

mapics mapics  Infor ERP XA (formerly Mapics XA ), and so on  and so forth. Even with Fourth Shift’s solid mixed-mode manufacturing ERP  capabilities, it is difficult to find a defendable niche in light of the Infor ERP LX (formerly SSA BPCS ) product. True, Fourth Shift was one of the first ERP products to penetrate the Chinese market and be certified by the local authorities. Thus, Infor might try to leverage that strength (although its own products like SyteLine have been making good strides in China lately). Read More
Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although recent initiatives should, to our mind, contribute to creating increased demand and acceptance of the offering in the intended SME market, nevertheless

mapics mapics  Software , Syspro , MAPICS/Frontstep , etc.), the likes of SAP , Oracle and PeopleSoft storming down the market, and from former accounting-only juggernauts going up the market (e.g., Intuit , ACCPAC , Best Software , and Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS )). Most of these competitors have much greater install bases and quite a leeway to ride through these difficult times on their recurring service & support revenue. To keep up with the competition, Made2Manage might therefore have a bigger need to enlar Read More
Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word
With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open

mapics mapics  these former ISVs ( MAPICS and SSA Global in particular) were preaching no sunset (no discontinuation of product enhancements, support, etc.) promises to the outside world, behind the scenes they were in fact discontinuing many products and persuading customers to migrate to the next-generation releases. Making such a change would often entail great leaps over multiple consecutive product releases. More specifically, after initial assurances from the vendor that it would continue providing support for Read More
Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?
The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at

mapics mapics  MANAGE 2000 product), and MAPICS (with continued support for recently stabilized Point.Man , albeit with the option to migrate to the recently acquired and more promising SyteLine product) would be some examples of the vendors that have announced that they will support the respective aged versions of their products. These vendors are encouraging their customers to consider migration at the customers' convenience some time in the future. Also notable was the recent PeopleSoft pledge to continue to 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

mapics mapics  On Acquisitions? ), while 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 Read More
Thru-Put Announces Features For New APS Release
Internet collaboration is all the rage and SCM vendors are web enabling client/server-based applications in an effort to retain current customers and entice

mapics mapics  choice for Atlanta-based MAPICS. MAPICS acquired Thru-Put indirectly through its purchase of Pivotpoint, Inc. in January 2000. Although the company is working to integrate Thru-Put APS with its AS/400 enterprise application suite XA, it continues to operate Thru-Put as a separate division based in San Jose, CA. Its web capabilities are welcome enhancements, but are hardly a differentiator in themselves. CTP has been available for over a year from many competitors such as i2 Technologies and Adexa; while Read More
PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market
PeopleSoft's solutions within enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise portals

mapics mapics  , SSA Global , MAPICS or Glovia ). The Accelerated Solutions or All-in-One Solutions , while enabling large vendors and their channel to offer a fixed price and fixed time implementation program in a modular way, may sometimes not necessarily offer total extended-ERP functional scope. By the time the customer puts together modules to build a full collaborative enterprise system for a mid-market company, and then adds up the multiple implementation time and cost, all the touted benefits might have been Read More
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

mapics mapics  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

Recent Searches
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Others