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Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts
Although Oracle's product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result

microsoft sap competition  Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts Competitive Response -- SAP When the definitive merger agreement between PeopleSoft and Oracle , the respective number two and three business applications providers in the market, was signed in December, the enterprise market shifted, if not rumbled. Customers in particular were somewhat bemused, not to mention mildly concerned about what this meant for them. To appease its newly acquired and existing customer base, Oracle affirmed its commitments, although its

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay Part Three: Market Impact


As the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market battle rages, Best Software seems to be taking appropriate steps to establish itself as a more visible/audible force to be reckoned with. It does not intend to remain a tacit mid-market powerhouse any longer.

microsoft sap competition  Geac , Baan , Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), SSA GT and Lawson Software , making it an ultimate juggernaut within the SME market per se, the time has come for Best Software's mind share to become proportional to its size. Enter its long incumbent status and proverbial focus on the SME marketplace, its impressive product portfolio assembled through a number of sensibly acquired solutions that address the needs of the market segment, its humongous compound customer base (nearly 1.7 million users in Read More

Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?


SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions implementation, as users transition to SAP alternatives, offering the stability that some will likely crave.

microsoft sap competition  because of IBM and Microsoft 's fierce competition in the database market, and because of IBM, Microsoft, BEA , Sun , and the many others in the enterprise application integration (EAI) and middleware/application server markets, Oracle might not post excellent results in its other business either—especially in this continuing, timid economy, and because of possibly lingering negative market sentiments towards Oracle. Interestingly, Oracle itself was the beneficiary of a muddled merger when it had a Read More

ERP for Distribution: See for Yourself How the Competition Stacks Up


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the TEC Vendor Challenge—ERP for Distribution. The Vendor Challenge event is for distributors, manufacturers, and other companies with extensive shipping and logistics operations. The event is being co-sponsored by our partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain. The event will be held from September 18–19, 2013 in

microsoft sap competition  Enterprise Infor Distribution SX.e Microsoft Dynamics AX NetSuite SAP Business All-in-One VAI S2K Distribution Management All of these products are available for online comparison using our proprietary TEC Advisor tool. TEC Advisor and the in-depth knowledge base of data collected by TEC can eliminate the lengthy process of developing RFIs and collecting and comparing results from vendors. An organization can perform an extensive, in-depth analysis of vendor solutions with just a few clicks. Here, Read More

Microsoft Convergence 2013 Observations (From Afar)


Microsoft Convergence 2013, which took place in mid-March 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, was reportedly the largest annual Convergence conference ever, with more than 11,000 attendees. Although I could not attend the multiday event in person, today’s collaborative technology marvels made it possible for me to follow it fairly closely even from a thousand miles away. Many of the conference

microsoft sap competition  or migration. AX is Microsoft Dynamics’ enterprise ERP play without a doubt—the company has invested major resources for product development, direct sales, and consulting/implementation of AX. Partners have to be sizeable to be involved with AX to any degree. In addition, customizations and all the plumbing underneath ( SQL Server Analysis Services [ SSAS ], SharePoint , Excel in-memory cubes, etc., integrations to whatever) have all found a way to be more complex, and hence way more expensive. This Read More

Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses


In one of the quicker reversals on record, Bill Gates and Microsoft issued conflicting statements within a day regarding the software giant's willingness to open its Windows source code.

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Microsoft at NRF 2014


At the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2014 annual convention, Microsoft Corp. showcased the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail. The release featured innovation in mobile commerce, catalog, and call center sales, as well as advanced operations for warehousing, transportation, and logistics management.

microsoft sap competition  (NRF) 2014 annual convention, Microsoft Corp. showcased the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail . The release featured innovation in mobile commerce, catalog, and call center sales, as well as advanced operations for warehousing, transportation, and logistics management. Businesses such as Ashley Furniture Industries, Delta Air Lines , and Jean Coutu Group were also featured as ones delivering amazing experiences to their customers via a true underlying omni-channel commerce engine. Read More

SAP Business One Is To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon


SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully

microsoft sap competition  Business One Is To Be Offered On SAP HANA Soon SAP is steadily and consistently expanding its SAP HANA–powered business software offerings. As it has been announced at CeBIT 2013, one of the world's major computer and electronic industry trade shows, in Hanover, Germany, SAP's Business One version for SAP HANA is now available in restricted shipment mode. Obviously, it will become a commercial version pretty soon. This move fully fits SAP's strategy on leveraging impressive capabilities of this Read More

Microsoft Throws .NET At SMEs, With CRM As Bait


While Microsoft might be honest today with its claims of staying away from the true enterprise-level CRM applications space, no one can be sure that its appetite will remain in check for very long.

microsoft sap competition  Summary On February 26, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced it would deliver Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (MS CRM) , the first Microsoft business solution built on its .NET platform later this year, possibly as early as October. The move is Microsoft's latest aim at the business application market for small enterprises, a market it ultimately plans to dominate. Accessible from Microsoft Outlook and the Web, MS CRM is devised to enable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to build Read More

Microsoft Convergence Europe 2014 Takeaways


At the recent Microsoft Convergence Europe 2014 conference in Barcelona, Spain, several announcements of new partnerships and product updates were made, including details about a partnership with cloud engagement hub Thunderhead.com and many updates to Microsoft Dynamics products.

microsoft sap competition  Takeaways At the recent Microsoft Convergence Europe 2014 conference in Barcelona, Spain, in the opening keynote presentation, Microsoft Business Solutions executive vice president Kirill Tatarinov made several announcements and showcased some marquee customers who, with the power of the Microsoft cloud, have taken productivity to the next level . Announcements from the keynote included the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 this December. In addition to increased platform capabilities Read More

SAP SCM 4.0


SAP SCM 4.0 is the one solution platform that offers packaged application capabilities that grow with your organization, support your business requirements, and transform traditional supply chains into adaptive supply chain networks. SAP SCM 4.0 includes SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and SAP Event Management (SAP EM).    

microsoft sap competition  SCM 4.0 SAP SCM 4.0 is the one solution platform that offers packaged application capabilities that grow with your organization, support your business requirements, and transform traditional supply chains into adaptive supply chain networks. SAP SCM 4.0 includes SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and SAP Event Management (SAP EM). Read More

Tailoring SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes


The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management.

microsoft sap competition  SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management. Read More

SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform


During the TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance

microsoft sap competition  Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform During the  TechEd event in Las Vegas , SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance management, risk and Read More

The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


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microsoft sap competition  S in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too) Event Summary During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that it expects the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels Read More

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microsoft sap competition  One for SAP Business One Navigator One is a suite of modules for SAP Business One—a business management software application designed specifically for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Used by over 23,000 customers today, SAP Business One manages business functions across sales, operations, service, and financials, in an integrated software system. The Navigator One modules extend the core SAP Business One functionality in a completely integrated, same-look-and-feel option for Navigator’s Read More