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The Old ERP Dilemma--The Refresh Option
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option  Old ERP Dilemma--The Refresh Option Introduction If your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is old , if it is highly modified, if it is far behind in releases, and if it is not really serving your current needs, you may be thinking of replacing it. Many companies ignore the option of refreshing the existing system up to the current release and implementing modules and functions added since your original purchase. It works for some people, but will it work for you? What Is Old? In the article,

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Cloud ERP: An Adaptable, Consumable, and Flexible Option for Medium-size Businesses


Many medium-size businesses are considering flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) options, including cloud ERP—to access ERP applications running on cloud infrastructure via the Internet from a variety of devices. This profile examines the specific challenges facing these businesses and how cloud ERP can help resolve them. The key findings: medium-size businesses expect cloud ERP to be accessible, customizable, and affordable.

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Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne-the Low TCO, High ROI Option for Top Tier ERP


Many one enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers adopt an approach of "less functionality equals less complexity" when going downmarket to address the needs of midsize companies. However, this approach often leads to scenarios where the "right stuff" is missing. Customers must augment functionality via customizations or by buying additional products, both of which raise TCO. This briefing describes the attributes and qualities of one ERP solution that make low TCO a reality.

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Ask the Experts: Is Hosted CRM Really the Right Option for You?


We submitted this question to our analyst team to get their collective opinion. Read on to find out what they had to say. Leslie Satenstein With the advent of several “technological changes,” it hardly matters (from a performance point of view) if your CRM package is local or remote. • Operating systems are becoming less and less important for hosting desktop applications. • High

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Modeling Complex Products


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Prophet 21


Prophet 21 enterprise software solution for wholesale distribution, utilizes a Windows-based platform and a Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. This technology gives Prophet 21the familiarity of other Windows programs and can shorten the learning curve for new users. Prophet 21 includes the following functionality: order management, which features one-screen quote and order entry, customer relationship management (CRM), and pricing and availability features; inventory management, which can help reduce inventory levels while improving customer service; warehouse management, which provides flexible real-time control, and is designed to help minimize inventory losses, decrease shipping errors, and increase profitability; purchasing, which automates processes from a centralized location in order to optimize buying power and inventory levels across multiple warehouses and stocking locations; financial management, which includes real-time general ledger capabilities as well as cash collections and accounts receivable processes; and reporting and analysis. In addition, Prophet 21 is fully compatible with Trading Partner Connect, which can help streamline the commerce process between distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, and end users. Prophet 21 can be implemented either on site or remotely via an application service provider (ASP) or a hardware hosting option.

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Salesforce to Shut Down Do.com


For a product to be acquired and later shut down is not uncommon. One famous example is Gist—a professional contacts management tool—acquired by RIM (now BlackBerry) in 2011 and shut down one year later. Do.com will be sharing the same fate; salesforce.com announced that Do.com will be discontinued on January 31, 2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software

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Lilly Software Visualizes Its eBusiness Offering, NOW


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Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” While Flexing Its Muscles? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Infor’s latest acquisition of SoftBrands Inc., a company with a somewhat complicated history and lineage, and formerly called Fourth Shift and AremisSoft. The post concluded that, from a higher level overview, Infor has a good synergistic opportunity with the SoftBrands Hospitality solutions but some serious tweaking to do with the SoftBrands Manufacturing

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UpSync Adds HTML5 App Store to Its Sales Enablement Platform


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