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Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI) product strategy, whereby the

performancepoint blog  deployments of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server (MOPPS) were often limited to analytics , dashboards , and monitoring gadgets. But planning, budgeting, and forecasting (PBF ) and financial consolidation and reporting applications are less pervasive while being much more domain-specific, and they tend to be divisional (i.e., within financial or human resource departments) rather than enterprise-wide deployments. Accurate and timely PBF and financial consolidation & reporting are critical Read More...
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Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 1
Tough times demand tough decisions and sacrifices even from seemingly untouchable corporations. Most of us were likely discouraged (if not necessarily

performancepoint blog  capabilities of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server (MOPPS) represents an evolution of Microsoft’s BI offering, and we expect that partners will see an increase in the number of BI related opportunities going forward. Providing a clear financial planning and reporting product roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics customers will allow our partner community to feel confident in position these solutions with prospects. Part 2 of this blog series will conclude with my views on this strategy shift, devoid of Read More...
TEC’s I&CM Evaluation Center (Slowly but Surely) Gaining Traction - Part II
Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better commission and incentives calculations and best sales

performancepoint blog  features integration with Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server .  The combined solution makes it possible for organizations to deliver a holistic solution for both SPM and corporate performance management (CPM). Specifically, Varicent SPM 5.0 now: Offers synchronization of SPM data – including details on territories, quotas, incentive compensation and related analytics – with Microsoft PerformancePoint Server; Includes Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Read More...
The Blessing and Curse of SharePoint's
Notwithstanding Microsoft's recent purchase of Skype, some pundits have started to question its relevance in the long term (in view of the ongoing consumer

performancepoint blog  from the recently discontinued PerformancePoint product (former ProClarity ) . Also a frequent use of SharePoint by Dynamics AX users is in case of stringent quality assurance (QA) documentation requirements, where SharePoint comes in handy with its document management capabilities.  For more information on how Epicor and SYSPRO leverage SharePoint see my recent blog series . In any case, the interest in Microsoft's SharePoint offerings is great among enterprises of all sizes and types worldwide. Read More...
Reporting Tools
Analysis and reporting services are an important part of the enterprise resource planning process. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been designed to give users

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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

performancepoint blog  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 build their Read More...
Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (a.k.a., Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar

performancepoint blog  9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (a.k.a., Epicor ERP [ evaluate this product ]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat is yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications . The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “protect, extend, and converge” strategy for providing customers with a migration path choice at their own timetable and Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

performancepoint blog  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the relationship between each Read More...
Can Software Help Employees Enjoy their Workdays (more)? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series described the genesis and current state of affairs of Workday – a novel company that was founded in March 2005 and launched in

performancepoint blog  Software Help Employees Enjoy their Workdays (more)? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series described the genesis and current state of affairs of Workday – a novel company that was founded in March 2005 and launched in November 2006 by two great IT minds and PeopleSoft alumni: Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri . Part 2 of this series then got under the hood and analyzed Workday’s secret sauce : its object-oriented and  in-memory database (IMDB)  and definitional services approach, which involves no Read More...
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

performancepoint blog  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 solutions. Som Read More...
Nimble Releases New Social CRM Platform
Yesterday Nimble released the public beta of its social CRM platform at the Demo Spring 2011 event. In a future blog post, I will share my thoughts on the

performancepoint blog  Releases New Social CRM Platform Yesterday Nimble released the public beta of its social CRM platform at the Demo Spring 2011 event. In a future blog post, I will share my thoughts on the platform after trying the beta release, which is by the way open for invites. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jon Ferrara (Nimble’s founder and CEO) a while ago, and I wanted you to get some idea of who he is and some of his thoughts, in order to understand the idea behind Nimble and its plans for the future. Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

performancepoint blog  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More...
Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about Consona Corporation’s recent acquisition of leading open source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP

performancepoint blog  CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about Consona Corporation ’s recent acquisition of leading open source and cloud computing  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  provider Compiere . After reading a slew of speculative blog posts (including the  one from TEC ’s free and open source [FOSS] buff and advocate Josh Chalifour ), I had an incisive briefing with Consona’s CEO Jeff Tognoni, to give the company a fair chance to explain its strategy Read More...
Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated workforce management (WFM) suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and

performancepoint blog  Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated  workforce management (WFM)  suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and assign work in their production and distribution facilities and in retail stores. Concrete examples of commercially available products included those from Kronos and RedPrairie Corporation , given those two vendors’ notable recent moves in the WFM field. While Part 1 Read More...
Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 1
My recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions reflected on the highly publicized mid-2010 launch of Microsoft Office 2010,

performancepoint blog  market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 1 My recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft ’s business solutions reflected on the highly publicized  mid-2010 launch of Microsoft Office 2010 , SharePoint Server 2010 , and Visio 2010 . For the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who use some combination of one or more of Microsoft Dynamics ERP products, Microsoft Dynamics CRM , Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SharePoint Read More...

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