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Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part One: User Interface and Customization
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A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)


The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999. The market size for 1999, with the 4th quarter yet to be reported, is estimated at $18.5B-$19.5B (12%-16% growth over 1998), with sales expected to top $55B-60B by 2003, for a CAGR of 28%-32%. ERP software suites will become universal business applications that will encompass front-office, business intelligence, and e-commerce/supply chain management, and ERP will no longer be the acronym sufficient enough to cover it, so we would like to suggest a new acronym - iERP, meaning Inter(

navision its hardware requirement  Systems, Great Plains Software, Navision, Fourth Shift Corporation, to name but a few), we will limit our list of market challengers to the four vendors described bellow. They are either already ranked high on the ERP ladder or have exhibited steady growth and expansion in recent years. In addition, they possess attractive product portfolios and innovative technology foundations. Geac has snatched the 5th largest ERP vendor position owing to its acquisition of JBA International. Geac is also the largest Read More

Lawson Enforces Its Stronghold Part1: Recent Announcements


Lawson Software, has gone past a successful IPO, and continues with new wins and with rounding up of its focused offering, while also belonging to the elite of enterprise applications vendors that have seen license revenue growth and profit in recent optimism-scant times.

navision its hardware requirement  Enforces Its Stronghold Part1: Recent Announcements Event Summary On April 17, Lawson Software , Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), a provider of Web-based business applications for selected service industries, announced the acquisition of Keyola , a Florida-based company with an innovative business intelligence (BI) technology. The acquisition of the privately held company is effective immediately, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Keyola's collaborative business intelligence technology is seen to Read More

Cameleon (Software) Might Change its Colors but Not its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my recent reunion with Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce) a provider of on-demand and on-premises configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions. Prior to analyzing the recent events at Cameleon, Part 1 first established the need and market drivers for such software solutions. I then analyzed how Cameleon

navision its hardware requirement  (Software) Might Change its Colors but Not its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about my recent reunion with Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce ) a provider of on-demand and on-premises configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/ quote-to-order (Q2O)  solutions. Prior to analyzing the recent events at Cameleon, Part 1 first established the need and market drivers for such software solutions . I then analyzed how Cameleon helps product managers and marketers during the Read More

eLoyalty Enhances Its Field Service And Logistics Services


eLoyalty, a CRM strategy and implementation consultancy, recently partnered with ServicePower to enhance its Field Service and Logistics practice. ServicePower is a small vendor that develops dispatch optimization software. eLoyalty will use ServicePower’s software to incorporate dispatch optimization and other aspects of Field Force Automation into their CRM services.

navision its hardware requirement  Enhances Its Field Service And Logistics Services eLoyalty Enhances Its Field Service And Logistics Services L. Talarico - November 21, 2000 Event Summary eLoyalty defines strategies, outlines tactics, manages technology implementations, and provides ongoing support for its clients. It has 14 practices that focus on specific aspects of CRM such as Marketing, Internet, and Operations. Its Field Service and Logistics practice focuses on effective utilization of the field service staff; the goal is Read More

SAP Expands Its Insurance Solution via Camilion Acquisition


It appears that SAP HANA’s launch has been the catalyst for not only in-house innovation, but also SAP’s onslaught of tuck-in acquisitions of its close partners. After the recent SmartOps acquisition in the supply chain management (SCM) space, SAP today announced plans to acquire Camilion, a provider of insurance product development, product lifecycle, and underwriting solutions that help

navision its hardware requirement  Expands Its Insurance Solution via Camilion Acquisition It appears that SAP HANA ’s launch has been the catalyst for not only in-house innovation, but also SAP ’s onslaught of tuck-in acquisitions of its close partners. After the  recent SmartOps acquisition in the supply chain management (SCM) space , SAP today announced  plans to acquire Camilion , a provider of insurance product development, product lifecycle, and underwriting solutions that help insurance companies improve the quality of the 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.

navision its hardware requirement  on the Microsoft bandwagon, Navision has proven its superior flexibility and adaptability. Navision Attain Offers Simplicity  Navision Attain is a lean, agile solution easy to implement and without the overkill often associated with large ERP solutions deployment. Navision touts that its product does not enforce best practices, but rather enables a your practices approach. While Navision Financials has traditionally offered relatively straightforward financial transaction processing, covering Read More

Infinium Ends Its Most Challenging Year


Fiscal 2000 was a difficult year for Infinium, involving a new focus shift and significant restructuring. The company enters its new year with a significantly expanded product offering.

navision its hardware requirement  Ends Its Most Challenging Year Infinium Ends Its Most Challenging Year P.J. Jakovljevic - December 11, 2000 Event Summary On November 2, Infinium Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFM) announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 30 September 2000. Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2000 were $25.0 million, compared to $31.3 million for the same quarter of the prior year. The quarterly loss was $14.1 million compared to a loss of $4.4 million for the same Read More

IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary


Is selling-off of its Brazilian subsidiary and of tangential CAD and payroll applications a sign that IFS is grasping the realities of a mature enterprise applications market, which requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for hitching brand new customers?

navision its hardware requirement  Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary Event Summary Divestitures of non-core products and services, which have apparently worked well for vendors like Epicor Software Corporation or Ross Systems (see Way to Go, Ross Systems! and Latest Development on Epicor's Trying the Divestiture Tack ), seem to be getting accepted by others too. Recently, Industrial and Financial Systems ( IFS ) (XSSE: IFS), a Swedish extended enterprise applications supplier with sales in 45 countries, Read More

Intentia Has Been Bleeding For Its Platform Independence


Over the past few years, Intentia International AB, a Swedish provider of business applications, has been on the quest to meet the anticipated demands its customers would have during the new e-economy era. It has been successful in its endeavors, however, with the price of posting six consecutive quarterly losses.

navision its hardware requirement  Has Been Bleeding For Its Platform Independence Intentia Has Been Bleeding For Its Platform Independence P.J. Jakovljevic - September 15, 2000 Event Summary As published on the company's Web site on August 16, Intentia International AB, a Swedish provider of enterprise business applications, reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2000. License revenue during the first half of the year increased 17%, while the net revenue for the period grew only 4%. Net revenue for the second q Read More

SAP Extends Maximum Attention to More of its Services and Support Customers


SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company's focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP's RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development.

navision its hardware requirement  Extends Maximum Attention to More of its Services and Support Customers SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company's focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP's RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development. Read More

Expedia Relaxes Registration Requirement


The Microsoft Network's travel site Expedia has dropped a requirement that surfers register before being allowed to browse the site. Expedia is not ahead of the curve in finding the right point to place registration, but others will follow its lead.

navision its hardware requirement  Relaxes Registration Requirement Event Summary Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) has required visitors to its site to register and provide personal information before being allowed to access any data. This has been a contrast with other travel sites such as Netscape Travel, which typically allow surfers to access flight information without registering. Expedia has now decided to similarly allow surfers to access information on the site before registration. Expedia started life as a wholly owned subsidiary of Read More

J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News


J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue, which is in a sharp contrast to its direct competitors’ upbeat postures. During this year's FOCUS conference for its QUEST User Group, J.D. Edwards demonstrated somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year. With its renewed mid-enterprise focus and commitment to deliver customer-driven solutions, the company seems to be going back to its mid-market roots.

navision its hardware requirement  D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News P.J. Jakovljevic - July 3, 2001 Event Summary  During this year's FOCUS conference, which ran from June 11 -- 14, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), one of the leading providers of enterprise applications, demonstrated a somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year (for more Read More

SSA Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony


System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA), announced on September 14 that its Board of Directors has named Robert R. Carpenter, a highly-experienced executive in the technology services sector, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In naming Mr. Carpenter, the Board has completed an extensive search process for the retiring Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William M. Stuek. Mr. Stuek commented that "Bob Carpenter is an outstanding choice to lead the continued transition of the Company and its drive to profitability."

navision its hardware requirement  Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony Event Summary Languishing enterprise software vendor System Software Associates (SSA--Chicago, IL) named Robert Carpenter as its new Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board. Carpenter succeeds the retiring William Stuek, the former IBM executive put in charge of SSA's turnaround several years ago. While Stuek was able to stabilize the company during his tenure, it has never regained its former industry position. Carpenter comes to SSA from systems Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open service-oriented architecture strategy), Infor's position and image in the market these days are at an all-time high.

navision its hardware requirement  Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word It has long been the belief that sound enterprise applications die hard, even if at the expense of being technologically backward—especially those that feature solid vertical functionality that does the job and that have large install bases worldwide. What is meant by backward here is technology that has monolithic code on two-tier client/server architectures, if not even more outdated than that (see Architecture Evolution: Read More