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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

starting sme  (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

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Accelerating (and Fast-starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 2


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 (SMEs). The analysis then moved onto the Oracle Accelerate program, which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell a greater number of smaller projects with fixed time

starting sme  values, which provides a starting point (jump-start) for setups. The prospective customer can change from the default values only what needs to be changed to accommodate their business needs. Many Oracle Accelerate partners have praised the questionnaire that forms the basis of the eventual client’s product instance (installation). The questionnaire is not only an instrumental component to initial prospect conversations that helps to garner interest in an Oracle Accelerate solution versus other Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Three: ACCPAC's Back-Office Products Enhancements


ACCPAC continues to enhance the PRO series and Advantage series product lines.

starting sme  upgraded to version 5.2, starting with the current availability of SM, OE, IC, PO, and General Ledger (GL) modules. Version 5.2 of Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), and Project and Job Costing modules were delivered later in the fall 2003. New features support entering orders, shipments, and invoices separately, so businesses can allocate various components of the order process to different company personnel. For example, order entry clerks can enter customer orders, while warehouse Read More

Syspro Hatches 'Encore' IMPACT On SME Manufacturers. Part 2: Market Impact


While Syspro’s recent product release does not necessarily represent a major ground breaking, its broad and well-attuned offering for small enterprises should certainly give other incumbent players a run for their money.

starting sme  7.0 database, although only starting with the release 5.0. Syspro has long been committed to the Microsoft technology and the product is on par with the latest commercially available technologies, which are well attuned for its target market. With the support for XML and COM, Syspro offers e-commerce applications tightly integrated to IMPACT back-office, as well as the interconnectivity to third-party products. The above-mentioned e.net solutions architecture should provide a way of directly remotely Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC's Recent Product Enhancements


Businesses wary of larger initial upfront investments can start with an easily affordable subscription at ACCPACcrm.com and have the knowledge that any investments in their data, customizations, and training are fully protected should they later need or want to move their solution on-premises.

starting sme  ACCPAC solution providers worldwide starting at $995 per year (USD $17 per named user per month) for a specially packaged five-name user subscription of ACCPAC CRM SalesTeam . Like its POS counterpart, the CRM product originates from the ACCPAC's late 2002 acquisition of former eWare Limited , an Ireland-based developer of CRM software. Since a private label version of the eWare software, ACCPAC eCRM , had been actively marketed by ACCPAC for nearly two years under an original equipment manufacturer Read More

Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?


Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market and has the potential of reaching $300 million in revenues in fiscal 2001. Its extensive and efficient global indirect channel model that consists of over 2,000 partners has been admired industry-wide. At Stampede 2000, its annual partner conference, Great Plains announced significant extensions to its product offering. However, these have been delivered at the expense of reporting losses for the last two quarters.

starting sme  Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost? Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 5, 2000 Introduction This is the third of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary Read More

ROI: Are You Ready to Walk The Walk?


ROI marketing is just starting to become mainstream. ROI selling is already out there, further advanced in adoption because of its perceived relevance to the selling process. It won't be long before several B2B software companies position their products as providing a superior ROI. Read on to find out if it's the right position to claim.

starting sme  ROI marketing is just starting to become mainstream. ROI selling is already out there, further advanced in adoption because of its perceived relevance to the selling process. However, it's used tactically rather than strategically. Sales executives call on ROI to speed up the sales cycle and help close deals that would otherwise not close. This may be the reason reader's questions focused on how to create an ROI sales toolbox and what an ROI work-up costs. ROI: A unique strategy for a while So far, ROI Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part One: Recent Annoucements


Amid an intensifying hullabaloo in the mid-market, with all tier one players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and incumbent tier one and tier three vendors defending their turf, PeopleSoft seems to have thrown another strike by utilizing its acquisition of former J.D. Edwards.

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The Technology Choices


In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

starting sme  Technology Choices Microsoft's Uncontested UI Supremacy In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L) for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor. The previous parts of this note detailed the strategies of these two major vendors and analyzed how the market would respond. But, going a mile further, there are some important areas where the synergy and a bridge between MBS and the rest of Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part One: Event Summary


By recently acquiring ACCPAC International and Softline, the Sage Group continues to round out by annexation. It currently still has the largest geographic coverage in the lower-end of the mid-market.

starting sme  Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part One: Event Summary Event Summary The tremors, earthquakes, and similar tectonic activities in the lower-end of the enterprise applications market will not seemingly end soon, but some massive mountainous regions la Andes or the Alps seem to be forming. One would inevitably be Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), following two major, well-publicized acquisitions in the early 2000s (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Read More

ICICI-Infotech's North American Strategy for Success Part Two: Customer Focus and Innovative Pricing


ICICI-Infotech is starting to make its presence felt in North America and raise some ERP eyebrows. In this research note, you'll also learn about the company's strategy to target small and medium-size enterprises in order to enlarge its footprint in North America. It is targeting companies migrating from legacy systems or software that is simply out of gas.

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SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Brings Analytics Capabilities to SMEs


Seeking to expand the reach of its business intelligence (BI) solutions to small to midsize enterprises (SMEs), on June 14, 2011, SAP unveiled new releases of BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence suite and SAP Crystal Reports Server for SMEs, both slated for availability in the third quarter of 2011. Eric Duffaut, president of SAP’s Global Ecosystems and Channels stated "SAP

starting sme  BusinessObjects Edge BI Brings Analytics Capabilities to SMEs Seeking to expand the reach of its business intelligence (BI) solutions to small to midsize enterprises (SMEs), on June 14, 2011, SAP unveiled new releases of BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence suite and SAP Crystal Reports Server for SMEs, both slated for availability in the third quarter of 2011. Eric Duffaut, president of SAP’s Global Ecosystems and Channels stated SAP Crystal Server and SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI are two Read More

B Labs


Starting from 2000, B Labs deals with the development of software systems in the sphere of instant messaging and real-time communication. The aim of the company is to present efficient and innovative software solutions for the organization in terms of safe exchange of messages, data and documents transmitting between the users in local networks of small offices, companies of small and medium business as well as in large corporate and enterprise networks. Company success and more than 8-year-experience in this sphere is proved by the list of clients, which covers the companies from 35 countries of the world.

starting sme  Labs Starting from 2000, B Labs deals with the development of software systems in the sphere of instant messaging and real-time communication. The aim of the company is to present efficient and innovative software solutions for the organization in terms of safe exchange of messages, data and documents transmitting between the users in local networks of small offices, companies of small and medium business as well as in large corporate and enterprise networks. Company success and more than Read More

Small Businesses Must Choose Software Wisely


Small business owners starting out today need to devise a technology strategy as well thought-out as any detailed business plan. When it comes to communicating with the public and what software you intend to buy, scrimping is not an option.

starting sme  Wisely Small business owners starting out today need to devise a technology strategy as well thought-out as any detailed business plan. When it comes to communicating with the public and what software you intend to buy, scrimping is not an option. Lorne Goloff, vice-president of selection services at Technology Evaluation Centers, a Montreal firm that advises organizations of all sizes on enterprise software, says a company just starting out needs, at minimum, an Internet service provider, hardware and Read More

"Best" of the Three CRM Solutions


In 2004, Best Software acquired ACCPAC through its parent company The Sage Group plc and has now released a new version of its CRM product: SalesLogix 6.2. Their objective is clearly to gain as much market share as possible in the growing small and medium sized enterprise market (SME). Acquiring additional market share is a clear objective when competing in a target market that houses players such as Microsoft CRM, Salesforce.com and the mid-sized Siebel offering. It will be interesting to watch how Best Software will position its new "trio" product lines ACT, ACCPAC, and SalesLogix on the battleground.

starting sme  Best of the Three CRM Solutions Event Summary The recent product innovations offered by SalesLogix v6.2, along with the acquisition of ACCPAC by the UK-based Sage Group, position the vendor in a wide range of buyer profiles. Best Software, Sage's US-based subsidiary, can now offer to its North American partners the opportunity to provide comprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) solutions designed to fit the assorted needs of the ever-expanding small and medium enterprises (SME) marketplace Read More