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Microsoft Great Plains Procures eProcure At Last
In a somewhat belated and long deliberated move, Microsoft Great Plains has struck an OEM partnership deal with Clarus to provide eProcure, an end-to-end e

microsoft acquisitions of great plains  other attributes. Market Impact Microsoft Great Plains is possibly the leading provider of enterprise applications to small-to-medium enterprises (Tier 2 and Tier 3) companies with fiscal year 2001 sales at the level of $300 million. Currently, it has one of the largest customer bases in the market segment, but primarily in North America. Owing to a number of acquisitions in 2000, especially these of a report writing vendor FRx , its reseller PWA , and the direct accounting software competitor Solomon, Read More...
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Microsoft's Encore acquisition should bring the two former partners' complementary product offerings even closer together and should widen opportunities within

microsoft acquisitions of great plains  existing ERP users (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding- up Its Business Solutions ). However, a modest, single digit percentage of growth lately is by far insufficient to sustain Microsoft's lofty goal of ballooning MBS' operations to a $10 billion (USD) entity by 2010, which is nearly twenty times its current size and which would require annual growth rates of circa 60 percent. Thus, any acquisition that is not of a disruptive nature (such as imposing yet another ERP product assimilation and integration in 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

microsoft acquisitions of great plains  members located at the Microsoft premises and working directly with Microsoft's counterparts) The companies' similar market segment focus A similar service & support business model (with 10%-15% of their affiliate partners already specializing in distributing both products) Further, its acquisition of FRx Software, although less publicized, can be branded as an example of a prudent acquisition. By letting the company run independently under a widely recognized brand name (FRx has basically been a widely Read More...
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MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source

microsoft acquisitions of great plains  these solutions onto the Microsoft Business Framework in the future), but there is always a danger of MBS entering into a slew of OEM alliances and acquisitions similar to Encore, which might cannibalize current development efforts. This brings us to another fuzzy area of the fickle nature of partnerships that Microsoft's stature and attitude has also long since earned. Although many similar product alliances in the past have become all but defunct, VAR and ISV partners still have had to adjust their Read More...
Has Market Been Too Harsh On Great Plains?
On June 27, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading mid-market provider of back-office and e-business solutions, announced financial results for the fiscal

microsoft acquisitions of great plains  are staunch users of Microsoft technology and have significant financial accounting, project management, distribution, and service requirements, while currently not needing complex manufacturing functionality. Great Plains should be included on any package selection short list within the SME market where electronic business, distribution, services and accounting modules are the main pillars of an enterprise application. However, since we expect growing pains in merging disparate product lines within the Read More...
Soaring across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business
The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a

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Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On
The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and

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Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

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The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS
Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system

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How to Achieve a Great--and Profitable--Customer Experience
Learn how to deliver superior customer service in How to Achieve a Great and Profitable Customer Experience.

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

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The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation
A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its

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Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

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The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements.

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Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal
Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy

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