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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters
It appears that several of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Solomon's truly differentiating traits, which could not have been easily or quickly replicated by

ms solomon  Once and Again ), seems to be doing just fine, if not even much better than that. It appears that the product has several truly differentiating traits, which cannot be easily or quickly replicated by its seemingly more robust brethren products within Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division. Thus, Microsoft has reason to continue to bolster the product for Solomon's loyal customer base and resellers instead of promoting less popular options (e.g., stabilization and replacement). Most recently, in

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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.

ms solomon  solution through select partners. MS CRM complements (and possibly overlaps with) a plethora of Microsoft's other CRM offerings for small and medium-sized businesses, including bCentral Customer Manager and DealerPoint , Microsoft iCommunicate , Microsoft Great Plains eEnterprise Field Service , Microsoft Great Plains Solomon Field Service and Great Plains Siebel Front Office . Market Impact Having stepped into the enterprise applications market through its Great Plains division, it was merely a matter Read More

Ultimate Connection Seeking Its US Retail Connection Through Solomon Software Partners


Great Plains announced at the Solomon Partner Conference in August, a number of new product enhancements and/or product alliances for its recently acquired division and former archrival, Solomon Software. Solomon Value Added Resellers focused on the retail industry or interested in addressing this dynamic growth sector, have been invited to partner with Ultimate Connection, a South African retail software vendor.

ms solomon  to ERP and/or legacy systems in place, which are based on Microsoft technology. Beside Solomon, we are aware of the company's successful partnership with Navision in the European market. We expect Ultimate Connection to pursue a number of alliances with other mid-market ERP vendors. Ultimate Connection's products are particularly appropriate for those ERP vendors who have failed to provide their own vertical solutions, which are aimed at retail industry specific solutions. Its value proposition may be Read More

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 2: Market Impact


Stampede 2002 has radiated moderate optimism within VARs and other attendees, in a sharp contrast with many other user or industry conferences where we have felt a generally somber, anxious, or at least subdued mood. Small wonder for this isolated ebullience, given that, despite the current soft market, both MBS and most of its partners are still operating well, are discussing closing new accounts, and even expanding.

ms solomon  Outlook, web browsers, and MS Exchange server. These features will likely strike a chord with this market segment, since most salespeople spend numerous working hours exactly within Outlook to, e.g., create/retrieve contacts, tasks, e-mail reminders, calendar updates, etc. On the back-office product strategy front, MBS will continue to sell and enhance four major product lines under its overarching brand: Navision (formerly Navision Attain), Solomon, Great Plains , and Axapta (formerly Damgaard Axapta ). Read More

Solomon Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor


Due to its late expansion into the ERP world, the company has been trailed by its reputation of a best-of-breed accounting software vendor. While Solomon has accelerated its schedule of new functionality, it will be hard pressed with tight “time-to-market” constraints.

ms solomon  old Pervasive-based product with MS SQL Server-based Solomon IV or add new modules to a current Solomon installation (75% probability). Due to increasing competition and visibility from its publicly traded competitors with significant resources, we believe that the company will have to decide to go public within the next 18 months (60% probability). Failing to do so will put Solomon in a very disadvantaged position compared to its competitors against the backdrop of its above-mentioned R&D capital Read More

Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market


Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering. Microsoft offers a complete solution with its SQL Server platform, OLAP, reporting analysis, and scorecarding capabilities.

ms solomon  Web-enabled reporting tools. Additionally, MS Excel 2007 is the newest version of Excel that works with the BI platform identified above. It leverages performance management functionality within its structure by using SQL Server 2005 to embed heat graphs, KPIs, and so forth, allowing trends to be identified more easily. Excel spreadsheets can also be published to the SharePoint server to allow collaboration among various employees across the organization as well as interaction with real-time data that Read More

Hardcat


Hardcat offers a system designed for Windows 98, ME, NT, XP, 2000 or later, and other database products, such as Sybase SQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle 9, and IBM DB2 Universal. The asset management component provides a tool to help users control their asset bases. It can provide integration of e-procurement, help desk, and preventative maintenance, and also includes modules for functions related to purchasing, bar-coding, budget control, lease control, and depreciation. It addition to text databases, Hardcat also enables pictorial representations of assets through graphics and imaging features.  

ms solomon  such as Sybase SQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle 9, and IBM DB2 Universal. The asset management component provides a tool to help users control their asset bases. It can provide integration of e-procurement, help desk, and preventative maintenance, and also includes modules for functions related to purchasing, bar-coding, budget control, lease control, and depreciation. It addition to text databases, Hardcat also enables pictorial representations of assets through graphics and imaging features. Read More

IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)


In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s

ms solomon  Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1) In a previous blog post , I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s role in the area of software Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 2: Market Impact


Navision has been expanding its coverage in terms of geography, vertical industries, and product functionality. Globally, it has become one of the largest independent small-to-mid-market enterprise system providers.

ms solomon  expanding its coverage in terms of geography, vertical industries, and product functionality. Globally, it has become one of the largest independent small-to-mid-market enterprise system providers. The closeness of corporate cultures and business models of former Navision Software and Damgaard (oriented mainly toward license revenue rather than revenue from services, and consequently leveraging a strong indirect channels for sales, local services and support, and product localization) has facilitated the Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 3: Challenges & User Recommendations


As the current market trend is towards vendors that can provide well-rounded but vertically focused solutions for medium-sized companies, Navision seems to have positioned itself to take a lead other vendors may find hard to emulate. The merger outline was sound, the common groundwork has been identified, and the time for delivery and execution is on.

ms solomon  face a conflict in terms of market overlaps, as well as of traditional association with a certain product line regardless whether it is the best fit for a certain opportunity. Encouraging Vertical Specialization  Consequently, Navision has realized that encouraging the NSCs' vertical specialization is of key importance for global expansion and penetration of some well-defended markets. The practice of allowing the local representative (NSC) to develop locally endemic functionality, has been proving to Read More

Microsoft Dynamics and the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Integration Highlights


Business management solution users spend most of their time “heads down” in the business application, but they also need to use communication and desktop productivity tools. Thus, business solutions need familiar, easy-to-learn user interfaces. They need to be “process-centric” and role-based. And they need to provide a bridge between the worlds of structured business applications and unstructured desktop productivity software.

ms solomon  Microsoft Sharepoint Templates , MS Office Sharepoint Server 2007 , Office Sharepoint , Office Sharepoint Portal Server 2007 , Office Sharepoint Server , Office Sharepoint Server 2007 , Office Sharepoint Server 2007 Training , Security Sharepoint , Sharepoint , Sharepoint Administration , Sharepoint Applications , Sharepoint Architecture , Sharepoint Backup , Sharepoint Best Practices , Sharepoint Buy , Sharepoint Certification . Introduction At Microsoft, we understand the impact your people have on Read More

Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows


The Scala and Microsoft alliance in the CRM arena has merits of mutual benefits, particularly in the short to medium term, but due to vacillating motives of the participants that compete in the other enterprise applications fields, will it last? For the time being, Microsoft will likely be content to help Scala attack or keep the satellite divisions of its bigger competitors, particularly those of their common rival - SAP.

ms solomon  records and transactions. Eventually, MS CRM will provide automatic bidirectional synchronization with the Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Great Plains system and the other enterprise products within its MBS portfolio. The next release of Microsoft CRM, version 1.2, which is slated for the end of 2003, will supposedly support nine languages in total, will feature stronger reporting capabilities based on Crystal Decisions' Crystal Enterprise 9 product and improved setup and development capabilities. Read More

Great Plains’ Latest Product Offering &; Ready to Stampede the SME Market?


Great Plains announced during its Stampede 2000 annual partner meeting significant extensions to its product offering. The following is our view of Great Plains’ latest announcements and its strategic direction.

ms solomon  another remarkable example, Siebel Systems selected Great Plains as the partner to create a fully integrated back-office and front-office solution for medium-sized companies. Great Plains Siebel Front Office includes functionality for call centers, marketing, and sales, with a number of other CRM modules being slated for the future release (For more information, see Siebel: Great Plans For Great Plains ). We also believe that its OEM partnership agreement to sell Logility's Voyager Solutions will Read More

Zef Scientific Selects IFS Enterprise Service Management


IFS has announced that Zef Scientific, Inc., a multi-vendor service provider for high-performance liquid chromatography؎mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) systems used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and environmental industries, has chosen IFS Enterprise Service Management software to manage productivity for its growing business.

ms solomon  liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) systems used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and environmental industries, has chosen IFS Enterprise Service Management software to manage productivity for its growing business. Deployment includes Zef Scientific’s headquarters in San Diego, California, and other offices in North America and in Morocco.   Zef Scientific offers various service plans, including preventive maintenance, one-time repairs, and equipment qualification Read More