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Sage ERP and CRM Portfolio Update: Clarity at Last
Having developed an extraordinary customer experience (ECE) strategy—“Enrich, Connect, Grow”—Sage is firming up its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and

saleslogix blog  acquisitions (former Interact Commerce SalesLogix and Accpac), compared with the umpteen ERP and accounting acquisitions Sage has made in North America alone. Sage's family of three CRM solutions supports over 75,000 businesses and 3.6 million users with a wide range of business requirements. Sage ACT! , a popular contact management product, is used by small business owners and sales, marketing, and other professionals, often sold on an individual (1:1 and 1:many) basis. The product serves 56,000 small bu Read More

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 2
Part 1 of this series analyzed the transformative events during the last few years at Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) and its Sage North America subsidiary. These

saleslogix blog  the application layer, Sage SalesLogix partners can still get a piece of action by taking care of applications configuration, integration, customization, and administration. Sage’s Entry-Level Web Strategy Sage plans to offer small businesses a choice between full on-premise solutions with connected services or fully multi-tenant SaaS solutions in the future. In both cases there is the ability to grow and scale their business. As mentioned in Part 1, Sage has a couple of trusted and inexpensive Read More
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

saleslogix blog  CRM (CDC Software), Sage SalesLogix (Sage), and Surado CRM (Surado Solutions). Top Five Analytics and Reporting (alphabetical order): Aplicor (Aplicor Inc.), NetSuite CRM+ (NetSuite), Pivotal CRM (CDC Software), Power Suite (Entrepids Inc.), and Surado CRM (Surado Solutions). There are more than 30 CRM vendors in our Showcase and you can use TEC's Evaluation Center   (free for two hours) to compare any of them based on criteria other than customer service and reporting functionalities. Read More
Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not Your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 1
I often wonder how well-known is the fact that the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)-based Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) is a leading global provider of business management

saleslogix blog  Accpac, Softline, ABRA HRMS, SalesLogix , and Adonix . For my related research on Sage (and Best Software) in the early 2000s, see my previous articles entitled  “Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions?”  and  “Is 'Sage' Wiser And Better Than 'Best'?”   Sage: Preserving What Works while Transitioning For the last several years Sage has been a company in a transition of a sort. Some key tenets of Sage’s modus operandi (MO) have remained invariable, Read More
When ERP and CRM Connect in the Cloud
In early 2011 Plex Systems announced that it has integrated its software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) product with salesforce.com’s

saleslogix blog  On Demand , Sage SalesLogix , etc.? PF: We occasionally get queries around integration with SAP ERP , though this is usually at large enterprises (over US$1 billion revenues) who have settled on SAP as their corporate standard for financials. In these cases, a manufacturing division (or sometimes a newly acquired company) is looking for a manufacturing-centric solution that can feed information up to the corporate backbone. (Note that this doesn't happen with Oracle. In our experience, either you're an Or Read More
To Have or Not to Have Supply Chain Software: Can the Riddle Be Solved?
In a previous blog post, I discussed two approaches to bringing down the overall cost of your supply chain (by using either cost-cutting or -reducing methods

saleslogix blog  Have or Not to Have Supply Chain Software: Can the Riddle Be Solved? In a previous blog post, I discussed two approaches to bringing down the overall cost of your supply chain (by using either cost-cutting or -reducing methods ). Another blog was about bringing cost down by using better or best inventory management processes and practices . As we have already discussed the methods, processes, and practices, let’s look now at some of the technological aspects of reducing cost. The first question that Read More
Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications

saleslogix blog  (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series  outlined Oracle ’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to  small and medium enterprises (SME’s) . The analysis then moved onto  the Oracle Accelerate program , which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell more smaller projects in a fixed time and price manner. Oracle Accelerate is not only a Read More
They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)
The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia @ Montenegro) for personal reasons

saleslogix blog  do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I) The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia & Montenegro) for personal reasons. Those several days spent in my homeland in late October/early November (whereby I missed my beloved Boston Red Sox’ winning the MLB World Series ’07 Championship , darn it!) I at least used this time to also learn about the enterprise applications market in that Read More
Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over

saleslogix blog  PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC , NASDAQ: PMTC) , which is an over $1 billion (USD) large software company that develops, markets, and supports  product development  software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 until the mid-2000s. Part 2 then analyzed the more Read More
Some Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with me lamenting my inability to attend the Deltek Insight 2010 conference. However, I recently had an in-depth post-event

saleslogix blog  Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  started with me lamenting my inability to attend the Deltek Insight 2010 conference. However, I recently had an in-depth post-event recap instead with Deltek’s in-the-know staff members. What then followed in Part 1 were descriptions of the major developments that transpired at Deltek Insight 2010 in terms of already released products and those that were only sneak previewed (but will be released down the track ). Read More
Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1
Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new

saleslogix blog  Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1 Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new blog entry in early June 2009 . The blog post’s cause was the official press release (PR) entitled “SoftBrands Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Affiliate Of Golden Gate Capital And Infor.” Now, the acquisition was certainly not an earth Read More
SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
The company must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst

saleslogix blog  Challenges and User Recommendations SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - July 30, 2002 Event Summary At the beginning of July, Best Software , one of the leading business management products and services providers for small and mid-size organizations, announced that Interact Commerce Corporation 's popular ACT! contact management and SalesLogix customer relationship management (CRM) solutions will join Best Software thereby Read More
The 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Observations - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the 11th Vendor ShootoutTM for ERP event, which took place in Boston in mid-August 2011. I was able to

saleslogix blog  11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Observations - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of  the 11 th Vendor Shootout TM for ERP event , which took place in Boston in mid-August 2011. I was able to experience this co-opetitive gathering of eight solution providers and several dozen end users seeking new solutions first-hand as a neutral (and yet very active) observer (for the inner workings of the event, see my article Demystifying Vendor Shootout for ERP events ). My blog post Read More
Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (aka Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat

saleslogix blog  9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 ( aka Epicor ERP [ evaluate this product ]), Epicor Software ’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat has 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 on their own timetable and Read More
How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic

saleslogix blog  Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP -sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in Part 1 , in a nutshell, the panel logically (and not Read More

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