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BPMonline Launches Americas Partner Program
The process-based customer relationship management (CRM) provider BPMonline has announced its new Americas Partner Program, which includes three types of

overlaps  offering or if it overlaps that offering. An industry match between the partner and BMPonline is another important aspect. Even though process-based CRM systems can be considered important for all companies, if the partner already caters to the industries where BPMonline works best, closing deals will be much easier. The long-term plan should be to try to understand the future intentions of BPMonline, the roadmap of its solutions, as well as the eventual strategic partnerships between BPMonline and

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MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 3: Challenges


MAPICS remains at a critical point in time, where immaculate execution without much space for missteps will determine its future. Despite notable functional and technological initiatives, the biggest challenge for MAPICS and its affiliate channel remains the management of still dual flagship ERP product lines.

overlaps  in terms of market overlaps, as well as traditional association with a certain product line regardless whether it is the best fit for a certain opportunity. Not to mention the effort of cross-training in case of direct sales/VARs willing to forsake their attachments to certain product lines. The company will have to further fine-tune its sales strategy of how to optimize the sales of two product lines with somewhat overlapping functionality and avoid a likely internal competition, while resolving the Read More

Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics


Product, project, process, and people represent the four areas of PLM analytics that may help PLM user organizations develop better products, improve the product development process, increase operational efficiency, and better measure employee performance, respectively.

overlaps  In general, there are overlaps between this group and the previous group (project data). Process data refers to the daily operational activities that are not managed as projects. Routing and approval activities Problem-solving activities Collaboration records Transactional data associated with business processes People User information (with regard to PLM systems) may be associated with all the previous categories. However, it is necessary to treat the user-oriented data as the fourth data set since the Read More

If There's One Thing CRM Tells Us: Don't Do PLM the Same Way


Product lifecycle management (PLM) doesn't work, but it should. Industry's general approach and attitude to PLM mimics the early days of customer relationship management (CRM) adoption, and lessons from that experience should help when tackling the "ifs" and "hows" of PLM investment.

overlaps  Applications There are already overlaps between CRM and ERP. When PLM is rolled out, there are even more overlaps, and more functionality choices to be made as a result. I started this essay by pointing out a few of the key components of PLM. Let's recap. Issue and revision control of data Management of the design database and the cross-referencing of components Collaboration technology such as portals to disseminate information Workflow to drive (predominantly) sign-off and engineering change notices Read More

Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft’s ambition will be its greatest challenge, as the company is concurrently experiencing an almost disruptive technology transition from Windows to .NET, using Internet rather than PCs. Microsoft Business Solutions is now up to its gills with soul-searching dilemmas, possibly with more issues than it would wish to be handling at the moment.

overlaps  as to neutralize significant overlaps in the applications and a hefty cost to maintain and enhance the products, as well as a danger of the brand dilution/confusion to prospective buyers, other vendors will use that time to perfect their functional differentiations. It is not that inconceivable that the competitors will come up with their products' Outlook integration (which is current Microsoft CRM strong selling feature) and will further establish their expertise in some vertical industries. Read More

KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

overlaps  are a lot of overlaps in regulations. In sensitive areas like this, HR departments usually get involved, so it isn’t simply a systems issue. However, the system can support decisions with facts, rule enforcement, and tracking. Streamlined archiving and purging to databases (history) are other nifty enhancements in the release. Also new in Workforce Central 6.3 are the Offline (no connection) capabilities, which requires the Workforce Central Employee module license, and the Quick Time Stamp (no password Read More

chinadotcom In The "Process" of Acquiring Ross Systems


Mid-market process ERP vendor Ross Systems is being acquired by its Chinese distributor, chinadotcom. Unlike some recent acquisitions that are based on the consumption of weaker players to pilfer a customer base, this acquisition appears to provide both parties with solid strategic benefits. This may be an acquisition made of the right reasons - to capitalize on a market growth opportunity.

overlaps  very little software that overlaps with the iRenaissance products, which should result in a smoother transition because there are no competing architectures. With operations in ten markets and over 1,000 employees, the companies under the chinadotcom group have extensive experience in several industry groups including finance, travel, and manufacturing, and in key business areas, including e-business strategy, packaged software implementation and development, precision marketing and supply chain Read More

Fourth Shift's evolution Within SoftBrands' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


In addition to putting the problems of blending two former independent organizations together behind, the company is still entangled in figuring out how best to bring different technologies and industrial experiences to bear. Further, the new company is left with multiple products whose brand recognition is quite low given recent re-branding effort that may be even more impeded by SoftBrands/Fourth Shift/evolution brand confusion (not to mention the plethora of hospitality products).

overlaps  in terms of market overlaps, as well as traditional association with a certain product line regardless whether it is the best fit for a certain opportunity. Not to mention the effort of cross-training in case of direct sales/VARs willing to forsake their attachments to certain product lines. The company will have to revise its sales strategy of how to optimize the sales of two product lines with somewhat overlapping functionality and avoid a likely internal competition, while resolving the need of Read More

Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users


The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges. Although little overlap exists between the companies’ product lines, customers should verify that pre-merger support and service contracts are honored.

overlaps  in terms of market overlaps or traditional “devotee” association with a certain product line, regardless of whether that product line is the best fit for a certain sales opportunity. Some Typical Pitfalls Are Unavoidable The two product lines focus on different industrial and geographical markets, and with different tools and platforms. Given this, it is currently difficult to see many potential “low-hanging fruit” (easy-to-reach opportunities), cross-sell synergies, or research and development 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).

overlaps  differences (and likely functional overlaps) between Microsoft CRM and other small business CRM products the company offers. The fact remains that the product will likely not appeal to companies that need more complex CRM capabilities or must manage customer relationships through diverse lines of business (LOBs) at this stage. These customers would most likely require extensive customization, for example building workflow managed processes to align sales teams by territory, product line or campaign. 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.

overlaps  in terms of market overlaps, as well as of traditional association with a certain product line regardless whether it is the best fit for a certain opportunity. Encouraging Vertical Specialization  Consequently, Navision has realized that encouraging the NSCs vertical specialization is of key importance for global expansion and penetration of some well-defended markets. The practice of allowing the local representative (NSC) to develop locally endemic functionality, has been proving to be one of Read More