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


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navision olap cube  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

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navision olap cube  as Great Plains , Navision , and Axapta (recently renamed into Microsoft Dynamics GP , Dynamics NAV , and Dynamics AX , respectively), there is no severe risk of Epicor closely tying its portal strategy with Microsoft. This is really another case of co-opetition, where competitors come together for a particular product or concept, yet still remain competitive in the market. Such practices have become common in the industry, and are not particular to Microsoft, especially given Oracle's foray in the Read More

Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2


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navision olap cube  Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2 R. Garland - October 24, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Read More

Life Science Products Selects abas ERP


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navision olap cube  The company’s existing outdated Navision ERP system (what is today Microsoft Dynamics NAV ) was no longer supported.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

Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution


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navision olap cube  Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution Originally Published - January 19, 2009 In the current economic climate, organizations have to review and rationalize expenses associated with all enterprise software. As a direct consequence, open source business intelligence (BI) is emerging as an important choice for new as well as existing BI implementations. Even though most analyst research indicates that its evolution may have been understated thus far, open source BI is growing rapidly. Open Read More

The Truth about Data Mining


It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data. Consequently, data mining technology becomes important. Here is a framework to help understand the data mining process.

navision olap cube  Truth about Data Mining A business intelligence (BI) implementation can be considered two-tiered. The first tier comprises standard reporting, ad hoc reporting, multidimensional analysis, dashboards, scorecards, and alerts. The second tier is more commonly found in organizations that have successfully built a mature first tier. Advanced data analysis through predictive modeling and forecasting defines this tier—in other words, data mining. Data mining has a significantly broad reach and application. Read More

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 3: Challenges


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navision olap cube  With the addition of Navision 's array of applications, some of which had long been direct competition to the incumbent Great Plains products and with many products still leveraging proprietary toolsets, the division will have a challenge to figure out how to leverage the installed base and how to avoid impending products/geographies conflicts in over 4,000 combined partners, which have been savvy enough to know that customers do not migrate just to please their software provider. While the idea to Read More

The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold


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navision olap cube  and the merger of Navision Software and Damgaard (see Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? ) at the end of 2000, combined with the anxiety of looming economic slowdown, seem to have triggered the spate of mergers and acquisitions from the beginning of 2001. The most recent was the April 9 merger agreement between Kana Communications , Inc . (NASDAQ: KANA), a provider of enterprise relationship management (eRM) solutions and Broadbase Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: BBSW) a Read More

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navision olap cube  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

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navision olap cube  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

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Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market


Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering. Microsoft offers a complete solution with its SQL Server platform, OLAP, reporting analysis, and scorecarding capabilities.

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