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One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part III
Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment, and also analyzed the recent developments (and anticipated

nasa official  (CPR): Format 1-4 and NASA Form 533: Monthly Contractor Financial Management Report. On a high level, the product’s key capabilities are the following: program overview and initial setup, work breakdown structure (WBS ), estimating, what-if analysis, planning & status reviewing, graphic drill-down, Microsoft Project integration, and reporting capabilities in terms of sample reports. Why This Acquisition? I think Deltek made the MPM acquisition for two reasons. For one, as mentioned earlier on, the

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Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies


There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This strong government interest in ERP applications means that ERP seems to be getting some infusion from this sector at least.

nasa official  new system will give NASA more capabilities in managing projects and their costs and generating financial reports, Bleiweis said. The way the government is approaching ERP is similar to how ERP was adopted in the commercial world several years ago, Perkins said. Most agencies are starting in one of three areas: back-office applications; supplier applications, such as procurement and supply chain management (SCM); or citizen facing applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM), he said. Read More

It Takes More Than a Fast CPU to Rule the Web


Compaq Computer Corporation, desperate to get some kind of high-end UNIX benefit from its ill-conceived acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp., has announced its massive, 32-CPU capable GS series of Alpha systems. But, as was the case with Digital, Compaq marketing seems overly concerned with CPU - not system - performance.

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PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


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nasa official  and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think? Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [ evaluate the product ]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from different angles in more than 10 blog posts . Comments to these posts are Read More

UNIT4 Continues Its Success in the Canadian Public Sector


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nasa official  Continues Its Success in the Canadian Public Sector I recently came across an announcement of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) municipal contract won by UNIT4 in another Canadian city. This time is was a city of Medicine Hat in Alberta. Digging deeper, I was able to find some more information on what’s going on in the municipality with regard to ERP, thanks to the public nature of municipality management in Canada. So, the municipality installed Oracle’s JD Edwards One World ERP package back Read More

IBM Cognos Express: Easy BI?


On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients. The name of the new product is Cognos Express, and IBM’s press release says it’s an “all-in-one business intelligence and planning solution designed specifically for midsized clients.” Designed and priced for midsized companies and derived from the original IBM Cognos software

nasa official  Cognos Express: Easy BI? On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients . The name of the new product is Cognos Express , and IBM’s press release says it’s an “all-in-one business intelligence and planning solution designed specifically for midsized clients.” Designed and priced for midsized companies and derived from the original IBM Cognos software, Cognos Express is composed of a set of modules delivered in a preconfigured solution: Read More

SAP to Acquire Inventory Optimization Vendor SmartOps


SAP announced on Friday evening its intention to (finally) acquire SmartOps, a move much anticipated for some time. The most enduring mystery about this is not that it happened, or why, but why SAP waited so long to make the move. SmartOps had established a leading position in the inventory optimization space, and had obviously formed a very close relationship with SAP, who realized long ago

nasa official  to Acquire Inventory Optimization Vendor SmartOps SAP  announced on Friday evening its intention to (finally) acquire SmartOps , a move much anticipated for some time. The most enduring mystery about this is not that it happened, or why, but why SAP waited so long to make the move. SmartOps had established a leading position in the inventory optimization space, and had obviously formed a very close relationship with SAP, who realized long ago that SmartOps fulfilled a very real supplementary inventory Read More

SAP Enhances PDM Software (Slightly)


In February SAP AG announced a web-enabled version of their product data management (PDM) software, the application that lets manufacturers collect and manage databases of information about the products they make.

nasa official  Enhances PDM Software (Slightly) SAP Enhances PDM Software (Slightly) P.J. Jakovljevic - March 20th, 2000 Event Summary In February SAP AG announced an expanded version of an application that lets manufacturers collect and manage databases of information about the products they make. SAP's announcement continues a trend that started last year among vendors of product data management (PDM) software. Once confined to engineering departments that wanted to keep track of their product designs, PDM Read More

Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises


The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

nasa official  Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises The origins of open source and closed source software solutions have different philosophies. The closed source methodology is in most cases practiced by companies which refer to their code as a business secret. In this way they protect their work from piracy and from copycats. The other crucial distinction is that this software is developed to satisfy market requirements. Part One Read More

Petersen Inc. Selects Cincom ERP


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nasa official  Energy, Department of Defense, NASA and other U.S. government agencies. Cincom meanwhile is the Microsoft Dynamics Global Strategic Partner for Manufacturing, and the aforementioned Cincom Business Suite adds specialized selling, estimating, engineering, contract, project, and aftermarket service capabilities into Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM .   Given that Cincom’s original CONTROL ERP business has been all but relegated to a legacy maintenance business, this is a nice boost for Read More

The Web-Enabled Sales Process


Traditional enterprise-level sales strategies are no longer sufficient in bringing new customer accounts. Today's self-directed buyers delay sales contact and pre-qualify solutions via the Internet. Sales can leverage this medium by understanding the buy cycle to deliver value and begin an influential on-line relationship.

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Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code


In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source code for its InterBase 6 cross-platform SQL database. It will provide the database on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Sun Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the InterBase division off into a separate company.

nasa official  InterBase include Boeing, MCI, NASA, and the U.S. Army, so support for the product is sure to continue. Read More

Notes from the TDWI Conference in San Diego, (Day 1)


The TDWI World Conference in San Diego has finally begun, and as a media partner, TEC will be covering this event in its entirety. The next series of brief posts will be dedicated to the conference’s highlights whose theme is “Creating an Agile BI Environment .”The Initial Keynote The official session began with a very interesting and “agile” opening key note by Wayne Eckerson called

nasa official  from the TDWI Conference in San Diego, (Day 1) The TDWI World Conference in San Diego has finally begun, and as a media partner, TEC will be covering this event in its entirety. The next series of brief posts will be dedicated to the conference’s highlights whose theme is “Creating an Agile BI Environment .” The Initial Keynote The official session began with a very interesting and “agile” opening key note by Wayne Eckerson called “The Secrets of Creating an Agile, Adaptable BI Read More

Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2


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nasa official  There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft ’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI ) product strategy, whereby the company is breaking apart the business performance management (BPM ) family of products. To that end, Microsoft will include the monitoring and analytic functionality within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 , while seriously backpedaling on (if not completely Read More

Cirrus Aircraft Selects iBASEt’s Solumina


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nasa official  Martin, Gulfstream Aircraft, and NASA. Old-school MES providers such as iBASEt are defending their turf well against large PLM providers that offer their own MES offerings. Companies like Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software , who have recently  acquired Apriso and Preactor , respectively , must continue to provide open solutions to integrate their CAD/PLM solutions to any MES, not just their own. Customers demand that level of interoperability (the same holds for ERP providers offering their Read More