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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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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
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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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 - Getting Greater and Less Plain
Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading provider of e-business solutions for the mid-market, announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended February 29

microsoft acquisitions of great plains  immediate support for the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system with its leading e-business product solutions, eEnterprise, Dynamics, and Great Plains Siebel Front Office. Great Plains continued its European expansion with the establishment of offices across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Through acquisitions, Great Plains added 100 team members, 80 partners, and more than 1,600 customers across this European region. Great Plains acquired PWA Group, Limited, a leading provider of Web-based Read More
Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

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The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness
To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area

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AKG of America
AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough

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CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge
Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and

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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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Voice of the Customer Analytics
Verint Voice of the Customer Analytics solutions provide a solution set to centralize customer feedback across channels, interpret it in the context of

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CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report
CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center.

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Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series
As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project

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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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