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Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1
Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing

sharp drivers  of Guard? Given its sharp focus on service industries and well-attuned product and service offerings, Agresso legitimately has the “Big Few ERP” players on the run, and has been winning a disproportionate set of the new deals it competes on with these competitors in those markets. As for Agresso’s revenue growth, all of the sales reports and financial analyst coverage point to larger deal sizes, larger companies/organization sizes, and new deals (versus just re-, cross- and/or up-selling into

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Soured on Expiration: The Value Proposition and Strategy for an Agile Enterprise Systems Vendor


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sharp drivers  This is again in sharp contrast to many competitors' greater reliance on third party tools for business intelligence (BI) and reporting. Agresso's architecture and all of the associated embedded BI is maintained in the integrated data model, and is available via a wide variety of reporting and analytics tools. Part Three of the series Enterprise Systems and Post-implementation Agility—No Longer an Oxymoron? Background information on Agresso and its product Agresso Business World (ABW) 5.5 can be found Read More

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Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

sharp drivers  survey, however, shows a sharp change in attitude, with 40 percent of respondents having no issues with their vendors, as compared to only 12 percent in 2004. This shows that vendors might be doing something right or something better, although 5 percent of companies stated their intentions to switch to third party service providers. This option was never really available to customers earlier. In a similar survey taken in 2005, when asked for a preference for maintenance and support, 18 percent of Read More

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sharp drivers  clear retail-brand strategy: a sharp articulation of their target customers and the kind of offering and experience they would deliver to them. Second, these retailers have developed the following seven core capabilities that enabled them to deliver unique and compelling offerings and customer experiences: Market research that identifies emerging customer needs and product opportunities. Research that PetSmart Inc. conducted in the late 1990s opened its eyes about how critical pet services were to pet Read More

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sharp drivers  smoothly, is “peppy,” handles sharp road curves, etc.). In other words, Dassault Systèmes is trying to look at the world through the eyes of the end customers. The company hopes that the recently espoused “3D Experience” platform will help end-users create winning consumer experiences. These services include 3DVIA , for realistic 3D (“lifelike”) experiences, Exalead , for intelligent search and search-based applications, and 3DSwYm for online collaboration and social innovation. The Read More

Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Collaboration


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sharp drivers  Guide to Enterprise Collaboration With the infiltration of consumer devices and applications into the enterprise, it’s even more difficult to control access to confidential data while enabling employees to get work done. This buyer's guide addresses the three key drivers of the selection process—risk management strategy, accelerating business productivity, and improving IT efficiency—providing insight into the factors you need to consider. Read More

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sharp drivers  boarding for Organizational Growth This white paper explores some of the drivers of the current focus on on-boarding, walks through some of the financial implications of improving the on-boarding process, and outlines a model of on-boarding that spans the employee lifecycle. By attending to these aspects of selection and on-boarding, organizations will be better placed to deliver excellent customer service and to retain their staff as economic growth takes a firmer foothold. Read More

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