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3 Microsoft Shop Myths Dispelled?
Here’s the context: You’re selecting an ERP system. Your office is standardized on Windows and MS Office Suite. Should you select MS Dynamics and become a full

navision nvision  acquired (namely, Great Plains, Navision A/S, and Solomon), its history is not short at all. However, when Microsoft announced the purchase of Great Plains Software for $1.1 billion, SAP was already a $30-billion company. * Myth #3: You've Got Technical Support—Forever True: As far as anyone can tell, MS will be around until the end of time. How far you can go depends on with whom you walk. When you build an ERP system, you expect it to last, so you need a vendor that keeps supporting your system

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Financial Reporting, Planning, and Budgeting As Necessary Pieces of EPM Part One: Executive Summary


Enterprise performance management (EPM) is an emerging portfolio of applications and methodologies with business intelligence (BI) architectures and technologies at its core.

navision nvision  Solomon (the integration with Navision and Axapta is under way). Other financial reporting providers like F9 or Timeline have almost as impressive a list of ERP partners. As an example, MBS for Analytics — FRx (formerly FRx Financial Reporter ), with its spreadsheet-like interface, can consolidate financial data from disparate accounting systems even if they use different code structures, fiscal years, or server sites. By pulling information already set up in the GL, the product automatically Read More

Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process


You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time someone challenges you. This doesn't need to happen. Adopt a positioning process that includes an evaluation criterion.

navision nvision  of product marketing for Navision in Vedbaek, Denmark, the final step in our positioning process was a presentation to members of the executive management team. The team could approve the message strategy, suggest modifications, request that we do more field testing, or send us back to the drawing board. Each product manager's presentation consisted of twelve to fifteen PowerPoint slides that explained the positioning process, summarized the research, and rationalized the proposed positioning strategy. Read More

The Three Cs of Successful Positioning


There is a method to take you through the positioning process, where success depends on understanding three Cs--your Customer, your Competition, and your Channel. This series of articles will explain how to use them to gather intelligence, challenge assumptions, and test your positioning.

navision nvision  B2B software companies including Navision, Applix, TM1 Software, and Timeline. He can be reached at labinan@attglobal.net . Read More

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 4: User Recommendations


Despite the plausible product roadmap, any organization evaluating MBS products should keep itself informed, and consider existing functionality only. MBS, at this stage, will likely not appeal to companies that need more complex CRM capabilities or must manage customer relationships through diverse lines of business (LOBs).

navision nvision  Great Plains, Solomon and/or Navision if you are rapidly changing small or medium enterprise with less than $100 million in revenues. MBS Solomon suite has only basic manufacturing capabilities, but with strengths in project accounting, PSA and inventory management. Also, MBS Great Plains is a more packaged application, while MBS Navision is more suited to prospect with a need for flexibility and easy customization. On the other hand, MBS Axapta should be evaluated in less agile and changing medium and Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

navision nvision  the case with archrival Navision at the time); and separate user interface (UI), business logic, and database tiers within a  three-tier architecture . The Damgaard Times Since the release of Axapta 1.0 in March 1998 in Denmark and the US, the solution has expanded dramatically in scope and capability from its initial footprint of financials, trade, inventory management, logistics, and production, based on the Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 and Oracle databases. To that end, the Axapta 1.5 release in November Read More

Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements


While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors, be the year of delivering products under their own steam as to counteract the onslaught by Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts.

navision nvision  the merger of former Navision Software and Damgaard in 2000, combined with the anxiety of the then only looming economic slowdown, triggered the spate of mergers & acquisitions throughout 2001 (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ). As the ground seems to be settling down from quakes and tremors of these mergers, some renown, still independent mid-market ERP vendors seem to be on the course to natively deliver some 'must have' functionality beyond core ERP. These Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are 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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Kewill And Microsoft Great Plains To Further Mutually Complement


While Microsoft Great Plains and Kewill will offer a potentially awesome combined offering worldwide, their competitors will bet on products that cover all the bases in a natively integrated fashion.

navision nvision  software providers (e.g., Syspro, Navision, Epicor, Pronto, Lilly, Scala, etc.). Manufacturing enterprises do not typically feel comfortable buying their manufacturing software from a traditional accounting software provider, whose parent's name has also been associated with the desktop and office management applications. Another Microsoft Great Plains' strategic focus remains global expansion, particularly in Europe and Asia/Pacific, where Kewill's presence should also help. The alliance has a great mean Read More

FRx Poised to Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part Two: Market Impact


Since FRx already has integrations built to over forty leading general ledgers (and now a scalable tool kit available to accommodate virtually all others), the idea was for users to leverage the investment they have already made in their GL and to add increased functionality as their needs become more sophisticated.

navision nvision  and Axapta (integration with Navision is under way). MBS for Analytics MBS for Analytics FRx (formerly FRx Financial Reporter), with its spreadsheet-like interface, can also consolidate financial data from disparate accounting systems even if they use different code structures, fiscal years, or server sites. By pulling information already set up in the GL, the product automatically understands the fiscal periods, chart of accounts, detail transactions and various types of balances. Due to built-in Read More

Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations


Epicor’s ability to enhance its products and its determination on executing product and technology strategies deserves commendation. Current users are advised to follow Epicor's new product introductions and keep an eye on its future product strategy. The positive sign is the company’s more manageable and narrower focus, as demonstrated by its most recent results.

navision nvision  Microsoft's Great Plains and Navision enterprise counterparts amid still difficult market situation, Epicor might be showing us that 'a brave heart and wise mind' might keep it in the mid-market leadership race amongst a slew of formidable opponents. The company has recently also made attempts to logically group and brand an unwieldy number of its products. In manufacturing, which would be approximately half of its customer base, Epicor has Vantage and Avante as its major ERP products while the ' e by Read More

Life Science Products Selects abas ERP


Life Science Products (LSP) recently selected abas-USA as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider to replace its existing outdated Navision ERP system, which was no longer supported.

navision nvision  The company’s existing outdated Navision ERP system (what is today Microsoft Dynamics NAV ) was no longer supported. The team at LSP was looking for an ERP solution that could optimize warehouse inventory levels and control stock keeping units (SKUs) with barcoding, and improve visibility for the finished goods division.   Infor and Epicor were reportedly also in the running, but the final decision was between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and abas ERP. The latter prevailed for its ease of use and ample Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 3: Challenges & User Recommendations


As the current market trend is towards vendors that can provide well-rounded but vertically focused solutions for medium-sized companies, Navision seems to have positioned itself to take a lead other vendors may find hard to emulate. The merger outline was sound, the common groundwork has been identified, and the time for delivery and execution is on.

navision nvision  Challenges & User Recommendations Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically Part 3: Challenges & User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - December 3, 2001 Development Summary  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

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 nvision  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

Vendors Harness Excel (and Office) to Win the Lower-end of Business Intelligence Market


Small and medium businesses wanting the benefits of business intelligence (BI) without having to implement a large enterprise system may find a viable option in Excel-based BI and analytics tools that leverage add-in applications from vendors.

navision nvision  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 Read More