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On January 6, in an effort to expand its customer base and reseller partner channel Great Plains, a provider of financial management software for midsize

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Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and dreading another financial quarterly report, cash amassed Microsoft has recently shown a flair for aptly devising and executing a strategy for its Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division portfolio, to its partners and customers delight and to dismay of its archrivals.

navision manchester  former Great Plains and Navision . As next-generation capabilities become available, they will be integrated into the current products and begin to replace some of the existing functionality. In order to somewhat streamline the marketing and product positioning, the following product brands have been rationalized: Former Navision Attain will from now on be called MBS Navision Former Great Plains Dynamics and Great Plains eEnterprise will be merged into a single product line called MBS Great Plains. Read More

Stand Out in the Crowd


It pays to clearly and compellingly differentiate your products from those of your competitors. How will Microsoft Business Solutions differentiate its products from Best Software's?

navision manchester  Plains , Solomon , Navision , and FRx Software. Several months ago, MBS launched a substantial print advertising campaign. One- and two- page ads promote the following benefit: MBS products gives you the insight you need to make smarter decisions. This statement defines a clear, succinct market position. Well done, MBS—except for one thing. The position is almost identical to MBS's leading competitor, Best Software , which has occupied the insight position for nearly two years and has developed Read More

SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


The company must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst both its current and potential customers as well as within its VARs.

navision manchester  Great Plains ' and Navision 's business model. The company has particularly found certified public accountants (CPAs) to be very effective in marketing its bottom-of-the-range of accounting products. At the enterprise level, niche markets and vertical applications are developed by more than a hundred of MAS 90/200 licensed Master Developers. Best's VARs have a reputation for relatively low-cost implementations often with equal service and software license costs (due to the implementation methodology and Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary


By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor (ISV) partner Encore Business Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) may find a way to counteract its archrival Best Software's superiority in the target market.

navision manchester  MBS Great Plains, MBS Navision , MBS Solomon , Microsoft CRM , and related services. The main takeaway was that MBS continues to invest in its current offerings to provide customers with the enriched functionality they need to remain competitive in today's evolving marketplace and exploit their existing information technology (IT) investments by streamlining business processes and by more easily accessing the information they need to make educated business decisions. To that end, mainly incremental Read More

ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


One has to see how ACCPAC’s moves to nurture the relationship and the morale of its VARs and to make them more successful (profitable), will play against MBS’ and Best’s enticing financing arrangements for their VARs and customers, particularly during these days of cash scarcity.

navision manchester  (e.g. Great Plains , Navision , or Solomon ) and or Best Software 's (e.g., MAS 90 or SalesLogix ) resellers often generate more than $10 million in annual revenues. Conversely, not many of ~1,500 ACCPAC Advantage Series ' VARs exceed $1 million. One has to see how the above-mentioned ACCPAC's moves to nurture the relationship and the morale of its VARs and to make them more successful (profitable), will play against MBS' and Best's enticing financing arrangements for their VARs and customers, Read More

How to Keep Stock Balances Accurate


Distributors must ensure the quantity of products shown to be available in their software system agrees with what is physically in their warehouses. If it doesn’t, valuable time and money are lost as customers seek other suppliers, salespeople physically check stock, and buyers are forced to overstock. Learn the policies and procedures that can maximize your inventory management system to maintain accurate stock balances.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall…


When speaking to our smaller customers, they are continuously expressing how they are evaluating their options in establishing the best type of relationship with their solution provider as trusted advisors to facilitate the success of their software projects. Buyers in the SMB arena are looking for the right mix between industry expertise, local support and pre-defined product capabilities. The

navision manchester  they had with the Navision product since 1988 including the instrumental role they played in bringing Dynamics NAV to North America in the early 1990s. There is a lot of value a solution provider can bring to the table when it has such a long history with the solutions it represents. In general, Microsoft partners who have a past history with the Dynamics NAV solution prior to the acquisition have a higher caliber of product expertise than many of its competitors that built their channel primarily on a Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution


Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'. An RFP/RFI selection process can streamline the initial phase of an ERP selection process while addressing many of the buyer's vital questions.

navision manchester  Great Plains Solomon IV Navision Attain Navision Axapta (Formerly Damgaard Axapta) Oracle Oracle Applications QAD MFG/PRO Ramco e.Applications Relevant Business Systems INFIMACS II ROI Systems MANAGE 2000 SAP mySAP.com Syspro IMPACT Encore To accommodate different needs and/or budgets, TEC offers different options for accessing the TEC KB's content at http://webtess2.technologyevaluation.com : To access one selected vendor's data for a week: $250 To access three selected vendors' data for a week: $600 To Read More

Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft's reticence to comment on any timelines of product integration and operations mergers, to our belief, stems from their genuine inability to foresee it at this stage. Still, although the indications that the business will continue to be as usual are strong, Microsoft may eventually decide to streamline its diverse, likely redundant, product mix, staff, and channel. Once Microsoft figures it out and gets a much clearer picture, it should emerge as a mid-market leader making its competitors scramble to better its value proposition.

navision manchester  an agreement to acquire Navision (CSE: NAVI), a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies. The acquisition is seen to bring together the complementary geographic and product strengths of Navision with Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions , enhancing Microsoft's ability to deliver interconnected .NET business solutions for small and mid-market businesses. The acquisition is structured as a stock and cash purchase based on an offer to shareholders of 300DKK per share. Read More

Microsoft


Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and marketing management Customer service and support

navision manchester  Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and marketing management Customer service and support Read More

SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Five: Competitive Analysis and User Recommendations


Most products have moved toward support for business management functions and exception management. SouthWare has embraced this concept at all levels, providing users executive information systems, exception management, task management, and even performance assessment.

navision manchester  ( Great Plains , Navision , and to some extent Solomon from Microsoft Business Solutions , MAS 500 from Best Software ), and finally manufacturing products that also compete in the distribution space (e.g., Syspro from Syspro ). Service management can be thought of as activities supporting both manufacturing and distribution functions and, as such, SouthWare will find itself in competition against the same distribution products as well as to a lesser extent manufacturing products. SouthWare's strength and Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Aging Gracefully With The ‘New Kids On The Block’


Although we believe that exorbitant growth rates are a matter of the past, growth will remain the word associated with the ERP market in the 2000’s. ERP will, however, have to share the spotlight with the fast growing adolescent ERP-adjacent areas like SCM, CRM and e-procurement.

navision manchester  Systems ), MAPICS , Navision , Infinium Software, American Software , Sage , Ross Systems , Fourth Shift (now part of AremisSoft ), Made2Manage Systems , Lilly Software , ROI Systems , Macola Software (now a division of Exact ), Syspro , Scala , Ramco Systems , Pronto , and several dozens more of smaller or niche ERP players. In the 80's and 90's, businesses were subject to increased global competition, resulting in a pressure to lower production costs, improve product performance and quality, increase Read More

Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and bracing for a long summer drought, fat cash cushioned Microsoft has been putting together the pieces of its CRM (and likely the overall enterprise applications) strategy mosaic

navision manchester  announcement of purchase of Navision Software (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ). The presentation featured David Thacher, general manager of customer relationship management (CRM) at Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), the new name for the combined Microsoft division, which includes Microsoft Great Plains , Microsoft bCentral , and Navision a/s businesses. Thacher spoke about the upcoming release of Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (Microsoft CRM), a Read More

Great Plains Unveils New E-Commerce Solution


eSell is targeted at businesses looking for a quick road to the Internet.

navision manchester  mid market, such as Navision , Epicor , and Sage Software . A key benefit of eSell is the packaged integration to Great Plains ' other applications. As long as companies do not require that special data be passed from storefront to back office processes, the integrated solution can be implemented quickly with minimal involvement of user personnel. Great Plains has anticipated the need for implementation services by forging alliances with integration firms, most recently Tompkins Associates , LLC , and is Read More