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Lawson Software: Self-Evidently Thriving on Innovations
Lawson's continual investment in R&D delivers innovative products, often in advance of much larger competitors. Increasing competition from larger vendors with

on track innovations  and role-based Self-Evident Applications on the Web). While we cannot disclose more detailed financial data because it is a privately held company, we can state that Lawson Software has been a viable company and has exhibited a very strong long-term financial track record. Vendor Challenges Lawson currently does not offer a manufacturing product suite, although approximately 19% of its customers are manufacturing companies. This may result in a number of lost opportunities in the future, since certain

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

on track innovations  and deployment, and dependence on the provider for the quality and prioritization of IT services. Users will have little to no control over hardware and software upgrades. Support costs are essentially negated and a monthly per user charge is assumed. Yet despite these fears, the benefits of a more reliable, recurring revenue stream, single-instance implementation, and doing away with disruptive upgrade cycles makes the new business model attractive to vendors. Subsequently, this win-win combination Read More

Manage Your Business, Drive Growth, and Adapt to Change


Many business owners and managers wonder how to maintain visibility and control in order to keep ahead of the competition, focus on customers, and adapt to market changes. Are you worried your company will lose its competitive edge as it grows, because of an outmoded IT landscape? Keep your IT requirements simple and meet your company goals, with an on-demand solution that integrates support for all business activities.

on track innovations  always know what’s going on across your business. The embedded, pervasive analytical tools built into the software track data and events across every area of your business. They provide both task-specific and enterprise wide views of information and transactions that are always up-to-date. The solution provides employees at all levels with just the right level of information – for example, as personalized reports – to optimize their daily activities and make them responsible for their performance. Read More

Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO


By acquiring a leading PSA vendor and deciding to go public, in addition to the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship lawson.insight suite due in August, Lawson Software continues to boldly challenge bigger competitors, primarily PeopleSoft and Oracle.

on track innovations  people to projects based on multiple criteria such as utilization, profit, revenue, customer satisfaction, or employee preference) or broader (e.g., to include all business processes linked to knowledge workers working in corporate IT departments, professional services organizations, and/or R&D operations) framework for services delivery. We believe the future will bring similar moves as well as news of other ERP vendors tackling the PSA space. As PSA software integrates and automates core processes Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

on track innovations  its descent of 1999/2000 on the ERP ladder and is currently in a tight fight for the Fifth largest ERP vendor position owing to GEAC's beleaguered situation. Although Baan returned to profitability much before the expected time, its revenues are still far below the 1998 level, and the company has yet to regain confidence and exercise sufficient damage control. Strengths : Discrete manufacturing and project industries functionality, DEM SE concept of rapid implementation and easy reconfiguration, Strong Read More

How to Sell Management on a New ERP System


How to Sell Management on a New ERP System lists the top 6 advantages of a new ERP system.

on track innovations  to Sell Management on a New ERP System How to Sell Management on a New ERP System Buying a new ERP system may be the best move for your company. But it'll never happen if you can't convince management. How to Sell Management on a New ERP System lists the top 6 advantages of a new ERP system. That's information you can use to make a convincing business case—whether you're upgrading a legacy ERP system or planning your first deployment. Download How to Sell Management on a New ERP System today. For Read More

The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP


For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no disruption.

on track innovations  Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no Read More

Get on the Grid: Utility Computing


The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called "grid" computing, it allows customers to purchase processing power and software access as needed, and pay based on how much and how often the software has been used.

on track innovations  on the Grid: Utility Computing Utility Computing Traditional enterprise software product licensing is being replaced with more creative hosted or managed software as service models. The latest business model is utility computing and associated pricing. Sometimes referred to as grid computing, this on-demand model is a trend that has captured the attention of technology heavyweights including IBM , Hewlett Packard ( HP ), Oracle , and Sun Microsystems . Functioning on concepts similar to common Read More

Jaspersoft on Amazon Web Services Marketplace


Jaspersoft has decided to take the JasperReports Server Community Edition and make it available on Amazon’s recent offering called AWS Marketplace, free of charge. This will make it possible for users to use JasperReports as a preconfigured Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be deployed as part of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Loyal to its open-source philosophy, Jaspersoft’s

on track innovations  on Amazon Web Services Marketplace Jaspersoft has decided to take the JasperReports Server Community Edition and make it available on Amazon ’s recent offering called AWS Marketplace , free of charge. This will make it possible for users to use JasperReports as a preconfigured Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be deployed as part of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) . Loyal to its open-source philosophy, Jaspersoft’s offering can be deployed free of charge and will enable users to rely on Jasper Read More

Announcing TEC's Customer Relationship Management Buyer's Guide: Innovations in CRM


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on track innovations  is already working hard on the first guide of 2012, on supply chain management (SCM). Look out for it in March! Read More

“Whistler” Beta on the Web?


Source code for a future Microsoft OS, code-named “Whistler”, mysteriously appeared on the Internet in mid-March. How did it get there? Does it matter? And why does Microsoft management keep making statements that are later retracted?

on track innovations  Beta on the Web? Event Summary [3/23/00] For the second time in approximately a month, a senior Microsoft executive has publicly reversed himself, or been reversed by HQ, before the ink was dry . In February, it was Chief Software Architect Bill Gates. (Refer to TEC News Analysis Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses for the earlier instance.) This time, it was Jim Allchin, the vice president of Microsoft's Platforms Group. Less than a week earlier, Allchin denied Read More

Compaq to Halt NT on Alpha Development


Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.]

on track innovations  to Halt NT on Alpha Development Compaq to Halt NT on Alpha Development Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.] What this means: As mentioned in TEC's note on Alpha ( Compaq's Alpha - Heading Toward Its Omega? August 13, 1999), Compaq had shown Read More

Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database


Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.

on track innovations  Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database Event Summary NEW YORK, February 2, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy and a leading Linux vendor, at LinuxWorld 2000 announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux Read More

Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints


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on track innovations  on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints Lean manufacturing and the theory of constraints (TOC) may well go hand in hand. Lean manufacturing makes value flow through the factory, for instance, by trying to separate value streams so that they use dedicated resources sized to the same capacity (even if kanbans do not optimize the constraints). TOC takes this idea further by recognizing critical bottlenecks, which are the most overloaded Read More

CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis


Part 2 of a series on Business Process Reengineering: Long Live Business Process Reengineering. In this Part, we discuss some practical steps for actually performing business process analysis and fostering change in your company.

on track innovations  on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis R. Garland - August 23, 2001 CPR ON BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering As mentioned in Part 1: A Primer , companies should never lead with technology when trying to solve business process problems. They should review their business goals and objectives, examine, and refine or replace business processes, and then, and only then, should they find the Read More