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Anatomy of a Decision: SAP vs. Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
There are many reasons beyond purchase price that influence an enterprise application investment decision. In an exploration of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

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What 2010 Meant For Microsoft Business Solutions


In 2008, I wrote a four-part series that explained in great detail Microsoft’s platform technology pieces, commonly used in Microsoft Dynamics and many other enterprise applications. Primarily, these "plumbing" tools were Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office within enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, while

ms vs oracle  also planned for the MS Solve call centers with over 15,000 service and support employees. In addition, Microsoft’s IT department has developed a multiyear program strategy that to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM as the foundation for a Global Sales Experience (GSX) platform with over 10,000 sellers (2,000 of which are casual users). Enter Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 On January 17, 2011, Steve Ballmer unveiled the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online service that is now available in 40 markets and Read More

Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 2: Comparison, Challenges, & Recommendations


The battle for the dominance in Web services has so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon). While interoperability seems to currently be the motivation for bigger players to suspend hostilities and focus on standards adoption, the desire for domination will tempt them to weave dependencies on their products into their strategies.

ms vs oracle  a toolkit to link MS Office applications to Web Services and .NET, that might not be enough to convert Java-files. On the other hand, .NET's steep learning curve for traditional VB developers (with only a limited object oriented experience), may be used by Java proponents to convert any disgruntled Microsoft developers. To that end, by targeting Java novices, BEA might be hitting a current market hotspot with the need for tools that have an easy entry point into Java development. The WS-I consortium may Read More

Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft’s ambition will be its greatest challenge, as the company is concurrently experiencing an almost disruptive technology transition from Windows to .NET, using Internet rather than PCs. Microsoft Business Solutions is now up to its gills with soul-searching dilemmas, possibly with more issues than it would wish to be handling at the moment.

ms vs oracle  some of the existing MS Outlook-based CRM providers like Oncontact Software , Multiactive Software , and WorldTrak , as well as hosted providers Salesforce.com or UpShot . Although not very soon, all the above-mentioned will be affected in the long run, as new functionality and product maturity make Microsoft CRM more amenable to the higher-end of the market segment opportunities. In addition to the likes of SAP , Oracle , Siebel , PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards, which are still above MBS' radar screen Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


Having to deliver a number of functionalities through third-party solutions, which are natively offered by many larger competitors, may deter some interface-wary customers. Thus, Relevant should try to provide as many third-party solutions as possible as a standard configuration, which should make customers oblivious to the origin of the module.

ms vs oracle  used third-party products like MS Project , MS Office , AutoCAD , Crystal Reports , etc., should be questioned, possibly during software demonstrations. Very detailed information about the Relevant ERP product is contained in the ERP Evaluation Center at http://erp.technologyevaluation.com . Read More

Oracle APS Makes Its Debut


Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently amid the usual fanfare. Long in coming, APS still has significant ground to cover.

ms vs oracle  APS over other planning systems, Oracle points to a single data model that can quickly generate a single, global plan to encompass both high level strategic planning and shop floor detailed scheduling, eliminating time consuming data and plan synchronization. Market Impact Combined, the four modules represent a good move for Oracle and complement key areas of its ERP suite with functionality of interest to its manufacturing customer base. The single data model of APS, if proven to be viable, will give it Read More

Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some


Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We express our view regarding its latest announcements.

ms vs oracle  the CRM space, Oracle claims. According to the company, CRM applications grew 179%, which is expected to at least give Siebel, IBM, and SAP pause. At the top of the list is the news that it has managed to acquire approximately 90 new customers to its CRM applications. Oracle's bloated enthusiasm about its applications business is based on the allegation that it was the first to deliver true integration across both its core ERP system and, nowadays supposedly more remarkable and needed, CRM and e-business Read More

EAM Showdown! IFS vs. Mincom vs. CHAMPS


Using our EAM Evaluation Center, we compared Mincom Ellipse, CHAMPS, and IFS head-on. For the overall rankings, we looked at the vendors in two basic configurations: with back-office (HR and financials) functionality, for a total of eight main modules, and without, for a total of six main modules. To eliminate any chance of bias, and to ensure a level playing field, all 3,146 criteria comprising the modules and submodules in the EAM request for information (RFI) were given equal weight and priority.

ms vs oracle  hand-held support, trigger and alarms, and asset and work identification (all part of the reliability module) are vital to your organization, then Mincom may be a better choice for you than IFS. Maintenance Management Module The same applies within individual modules, where the top-ranking vendor may not necessarily be the right one for your organizations needs. Although IFS placed first in maintenance management, CHAMPS was stronger in preventative maintenance and equipment history, as shown in the Read More

Oracle Loses Again


SAP AG has chosen SQL Server 7.0 as its strategic database for the Windows platform. The companies also will cooperate to make the Windows 2000 OS available as a platform choice for customers wishing to implement mySAP.com solutions. On the heels of the agreement to use IBM DB2 as a preferred backend database, Oracle continues to lose market share as a database in the ERP arena.

ms vs oracle  strategic choice for database platforms, their competition in the ERP market space continues to hurt them. Other ERP and CRM vendors increasingly perceive Oracle as a competitor and not a partner, and this trend is expected to continue. We believe that Oracle will try to reverse the trend, but their strong push into applications software (especially ERP and CRM) will prevent them from succeeding. According to one source, more than 50 percent of new SAP U.S. installations on Windows NT have been on SQL Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Three: Strategy Shifts


Oracle has long moved in the direction of blurring the line between applications and infrastructure. It has leveraged the system of record elements in application suites by applying infrastructure technologies to correlate real-time events for improved decision-making.

ms vs oracle  data synchronization among different systems, users can build their own applications using the hub to interact with it. The idea is to bring in more information to support reporting capabilities, versus the true grueling application development. Oracle's Information Architecture—the foundation for the E-Business Suite—consolidates data from multiple sources and delivers it through the enterprise portal. It thereby enables Oracle to aggregate data across all applications in the suite (not just from Read More

Merchandising Showdown! Lawson vs. Epicor/CRS vs. Aldata


Using our Merchandising Evaluation Center , we compared Lawson Software, Epicor, and Aldata Solution head-on. For the overall rankings portion, we looked at these vendor solutions in two basic configurations, with and without POS functionality. To eliminate any chance of bias, and to ensure a level playing field, all 3,072 criteria comprising all the modules and submodules in the merchandising request for information (RFI) were given equal weight and priority…

ms vs oracle  . Introduction Retail merchandising systems provide retailers of any size with the tools to react to real-time data from across the enterprise . These tools include everything from inventory management and control to replenishment, forecasting, purchase order management, point of sale, and even customer relationship management (CRM). We selected two fully integrated merchandising solutions , Epicor's CRS Merchandising and Aldata G.O.L.D ., and one best-of-breed merchandising core functionality solution, Read More

ERP - Distribution Showdown! Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. Retalix vs. Epicor Enterprise


I'm Dylan Persaud, senior analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. Welcome to another in our ongoing series of enterprise software Showdowns. Today's Showdown pits three of the top ERP - Distribution solutions against each other in a head-to-head contest: Microsoft Dynamics vs.Retalix vs. Epicor Enterprise! We hope you find this Showdown helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions.

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Oracle Acquires TOA Technologies for FSM Leadership


Oracle acquires TOA Technologies, a leader of cloud-based field service management (FSM) solutions. How will services companies benefit from this deal? Read P.J. Jakovljevic's write-up and find out.

ms vs oracle  do now under the circumstances, which team to send from where, how much time they will likely need now, etc.; see figure 1). The flagship product’s name ETAdirect Enterprise accordingly suggests the estimated “Time of Arrival” acronym ( read TEC report ).   Figure 1   TOA’s solutions manage more than 120 million service events annually in more than 20 countries and include global brands such as DISH Network, E.ON, Home Depot, Ricoh, Telefonica ( read TEC article ), Virgin Media, and Vodafone. Read More

Oracle Buys Another Cloud—Responsys


Responsys, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Oracle. Responsys will join Oracle Eloqua in the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The addition of Responsys further extends Oracle’s Customer Experience Cloud, which already included commerce, sales, service, social and the Eloqua Marketing solution.

ms vs oracle  price reflects the high premiums that companies like Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, and others are willing to pay to be competitive in the cloud. Read More

Oracle Sets Date for Database In-Memory Release


The Oracle Database In-Memory is Oracle’s answer to the in-memory database race that has been heating up over the last couple of years. Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability in July and will run on all hardware supported by Oracle Database 12c.

ms vs oracle  partners, and Oracle Applications teams over the past nine months. Oracle Database In-Memory is scheduled for general availability in July and will run on all hardware supported by Oracle Database 12c. The timing and not so subtle messaging of the announcement— only a few days after SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 conference—shows that Oracle is not going to allow the upstart database vendor SAP to take any more wind out of its sails. Oracle Database In-Memory has been long anticipated, and with its Read More