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The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 1
The first week of February 2009 was marked by two notable product launches, from vendors touting their respective simplified, more flexible, and intuitive

smarteam navision  (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 1 The first week of February 2009 was marked by two notable product launches, from vendors touting their respective simplified, more flexible, and intuitive products as exactly what the doctor ordered for the current economic malaise. While the unveiling of SAP Business Suite 7 has caused a flurry of media articles and blog posts like the ones from Ray Wang and Brian Sommer  (and one of mine might still come down the track when all the dust settles),

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SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Five: Competitive Analysis and User Recommendations


Most products have moved toward support for business management functions and exception management. SouthWare has embraced this concept at all levels, providing users executive information systems, exception management, task management, and even performance assessment.

smarteam navision  Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Five: Competitive Analysis and User Recommendations SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Five: Competitive Analysis and User Recommendations Featured Author - Charles Chewning Jr. - January 8, 2005 Competitive Analysis The process of selecting mid-market accounting software usually starts with products that have achieved some name recognition and that's fine as long as the search does not end there. SouthWare Innovations ( Read More

Stand Out in the Crowd


It pays to clearly and compellingly differentiate your products from those of your competitors. How will Microsoft Business Solutions differentiate its products from Best Software's?

smarteam navision  Out in the Crowd Situation I was down at the Seattle waterfront the other day, and it occurred to me that even though I couldn't tell one seagull from another, the gulls didn't seem to have the same problem. In particular, they saw a difference in one bird whose mere presence prompted others to drop their scraps of food, so he could swoop down and enjoy a meal. He didn't even act aggressively but somehow this gull stood out—and that enabled him to make a terrific living. The lesson for Read More

Inforbix - About Smart Product Information Discovery and Consumption


Anyone who has been covering the product lifecycle management (PLM) market will have likely met Oleg Shilovitsky at some industry events or at least read one of his impartial and knowledgeable blog posts on the available PLM vendors, solutions, and market trends. Shilovitsky has been building software products for product data management (PDM), engineering, and manufacturing for the last 20 years

smarteam navision  Israeli company with the SmarTeam PLM offering, and then for the mighty Dassault Systemes , after it acquired SmarTeam and merged it under the ENOVIA PLM brand. Over these years, he held various positions in the company’s research and development (R&D) group and management, with the most recent position being ENOVIA SmarTeam Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to that, Shilovitsky spent a few years developing data management and customer relationship management (CRM) applications at Decision Systems Read More

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 [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

smarteam navision  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

Navision Becoming More Visible


In March Navision Software a/s announced it signed a global sales and distribution agreement with Microsoft Corporation Inc. that enables the company's partner network of more than 900 Navision Solution Centers to sell and distribute Microsoft BackOffice products integrated with Navision solutions.

smarteam navision  Becoming More Visible Navision Becoming More Visible P.J. Jakovljevic - April 21st, 2000 Event Summary In March Navision Software a/s, a Danish provider of financial and business management software solutions for the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market, announced it has signed a global sales and distribution agreement with Microsoft Corporation Inc. that enables the company's partner network of more than 900 Navision Solution Centers to sell and distribute Microsoft BackOffice products Read More

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 2: Market Impact


Navision has been expanding its coverage in terms of geography, vertical industries, and product functionality. Globally, it has become one of the largest independent small-to-mid-market enterprise system providers.

smarteam navision  Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 2: Market Impact Navision Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically Part 2: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - November 30, 2001 Market Impact of Navision Developments  In November 2001, Navision (CSE: NAVI), a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, extended its business-to-business (B2B) solution, Commerce Gateway , to the Navision Axapta product line, giving Navision Axapta customers Read More

Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic recently attended the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 in Denver, Colorado, where the cloud ERP vendor’s partner ecosystem gathered to collaborate and explore all things Acumatica. In a series of posts, P.J. gives a short history of the company and overview of its partner channels, then explores Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and where the company might be headed in the future.

smarteam navision  the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One I recently attended the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 in Denver, Colorado, where the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem gathered to collaborate and explore all things Acumatica. In this series of posts we’ll look at Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and where the company might be headed in the future , but first a short history of the company and overview of its partner Read More

Microsoft Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 3: Challenges


MBS is both a threat and an opportunity for the most nimble vendors, and mid-market CRM vendors might have acquired another lease of life extension in the medium term to redefine their value proposition, especially given that some have recently secured new funds and/or found solace in a partnership with IBM.

smarteam navision  Lays Enforced-Concrete Foundation For Its Business Solutions Part 3: Challenges Event Summary At the end of September, Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), an enterprise applications division of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the largest software company in the world, fleshed out the contents of its seemingly well crafted and diligently thought-out product and services strategies aimed primarily at the small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) applications market, consisting of many intriguing Read More

Global versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win?


There is a clear distinction between the market dynamics within the respective MBS and Sage/Best channels.

smarteam navision  versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win? MBSThe Global Channel Approach On one hand, super or mega value-added resellers (VAR), or resellers that are morphing into mighty systems integrators (SI), are developing for MBS products to the point that it looks like a new level of distribution is being created that should help with the impending internationalization and verticalization of some MBS products. For example, the 3,000-person large Seattle, WA-based Avanade , which is owned almost Read More

Vendors Harness Excel (and Office) to Win the Lower-end of Business Intelligence Market


Small and medium businesses wanting the benefits of business intelligence (BI) without having to implement a large enterprise system may find a viable option in Excel-based BI and analytics tools that leverage add-in applications from vendors.

smarteam navision  Harness Excel (and Office) to Win the Lower-end of Business Intelligence Market Excel Both Opportunity and Threat The need for business intelligence (BI) is of real and increasing strategic importance for all enterprise applications users because of economic and regulatory pressures. Unfortunately, users rarely feel that they get all (or most) the information they need from their enterprise software systems. Business intelligence is also known as analytics , though there are some distinctions Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary


While the recent initiatives by Microsoft Business Solutions to piecemeal bolster its product lines' SCM capabilities should benefit users, a lot more cohesive SCM strategy is needed for Microsoft to truly permeate the SCM mid-market.

smarteam navision  Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary Event Summary At the beginning of October, during the annual conference of the American Production and Inventory Control Society , APICS 2003 , in addition to Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) initiative to avail a majority of its Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division's enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings with long needed pieces of product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality through an extension of the Read More

PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations


Despite the challenges, PeopleSoft has raised the bar in providing solutions for smaller enterprises, and Tier 2 and Tier 3 vendors might be in for a tough battle to defend their turf, especially as they are concurrently trying to expand and modernize their products with ever diminishing resources and wary prospects. PeopleSoft is undeniably a tenacious and persistent fighter able to endure the long hauls.

smarteam navision  Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - September 27, 2002 Additional Market Impact As well known and much publicized, the major factors of success in business applications for the small and mid market segment have traditionally been price, speed of implementation, vertical focus, product scalability and scope expandability, and a single point Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source community. This can be be considered ironic, because open sourcing is something Microsoft loves to hate.

smarteam navision  to Add Encore Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges On April 27, Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) division announced the acquisition of accounting products from the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based vendor Encore Business Solutions, Inc . that could be critical to the success of customers and partners in the public sector. The acquisition includes Encore's not-for-profit accounting products and Read More

The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold


While the higher end of the business applications market has experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market activity, which particularly accelerated during the first few months of 2001. The serial is to be continued…

smarteam navision  Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold P.J. Jakovljevic - May 11, 2001 Event Summary Microsoft 's acquisition of Great Plains (see Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage ) and the merger of Navision Software and Damgaard (see Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? ) at the end of 2000, combined with the anxiety of looming economic slowdown, seem to have triggered the spate of mergers and Read More