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navision monaco  financial reporting area. Both Navision and Axapta will be offering the FRx integration (already the case for Axapta and on roadmap for Navision) and have been focusing on the build-in report writers in addition to the OLAP solutions too. Some of MBS' improved BI functionalities reach outside of the financial reporting domain, and there are some notable examples including. The availability of OLAP offerings for the majority of the ERP product lines, allowing for ad hoc analysis of operational, as well as

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Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts


Although Oracle's product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result of these products being seen as dead ends, many competitors have been scrambling to offer all sorts of incentives to switch to the still disconcerted two camps of existing customers.

navision monaco  former Great Plains and Navision (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ) in its unveiled quest to create a $10 billion (USD) application business empire by 2010. Given that its current applications revenue is only about $700 million (USD) or so, plus the modest to dismal prospects of organic growth in a still docile economy, it is logical to deduce remaining $9 billion in revenues will be supplemented through acquisitions. This is especially probable given Microsoft's Read More

Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 1: Recent Acquisition Announcement


Having garnered cash amounting to the GDPs of many developed countries, software giant Microsoft has treated itself with another 'billion plus' acquisition of its long-term partner and recent competitor, Navision, a business application provider for the mid-market. Will this move fill the gaps of earlier Great Plains' acquisition and further alienate Microsoft from a slew of other enterprise applications partners competing in the same space.

navision monaco  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

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


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navision monaco  Part 2: Market Impact Navision Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically Part 2: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - November 30, 2001 Market Impact of Navision Developments  In November 2001, Navision (CSE: NAVI), a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, extended its business-to-business (B2B) solution, Commerce Gateway , to the Navision Axapta product line, giving Navision Axapta customers the opportunity to save time, lower costs and orchestrate Read More

Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains’ Insatiable Appetite?


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navision monaco  fierce European competitor like Navision or Sage would have clearly threatened Great Plains' global position. The following factors should contribute to the synergy of this merger: products technology compatibility (Microsoft-centric), the companies' similar market segment focus and a similar service & support business model (with 10%-15% of their affiliate partners already specializing in distributing both products). However, the downside of the merger is that it will not expand combined product Read More

Stand Out in the Crowd


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Microsoft Convergence 2003 portrayed an Enterprise Solutions crossroad!


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navision monaco  management. In May 2001 Navision was also added to Microsoft fleet of business solutions. The small and the medium-sized market is what represent the biggest growth potential in the coming years and Microsoft is directly aiming at this potential. Microsoft has no plan of moving upward and going head-to-head with strategic partners and market leaders such as SAP or Siebel , reports Holly Holt, senior product manager of CRM at Microsoft. Microsoft CRM is built on .NET technologies using Visual Studio .NET Read More

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TARGIT


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Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One


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