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Ross Systems Ends Year On a Sour Note and Braces Itself For Survivor’s Game
Ross Systems’ transition from ERP to e-commerce has been a harrowing experience during the last 18 months. On September 14, the company announced yet another

subscription game  the Internet as a subscription based service. Earlier, on September 12, Ross announced a strategic restructuring aimed at reducing costs and strengthening the company's position as a leading provider of enterprise management software and e-business solutions to process manufacturers . Under the restructuring, the company will realize savings from improved productivity through the use of technology, elimination of unneeded office space, and a greater use of distributor sales organizations outside its

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Ross Systems Continues To Slip, But Pledges to Fight Tooth And Claw


Ross Systems' transition from ERP to e-commerce continues to be daunting. On November 14, the company announced yet another disappointing quarterly report owing to all but dried up license revenue. The company also announced how it plans to turn the tide.

subscription game  its customers a hosted, subscription based, alternative for their enterprise software solutions. There seems to have been a notable demand for this type of solution as evidenced in recent contracts with Chemetals Inc, LioChem , Elementis and Hussey Copper Ltd . The company believes the reduced operational costs combined with future market momentum will provide for balanced growth and more consistent profitability going forward. Ross Systems believes that these actions, along with continued Read More

Will 2013 Be IBS’ Comeback Year? Part 1


Several years ago enterprise applications market observers might have talked about Sweden’s “Three I” enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors: Intentia, IFS, and IBS. While hardly anyone has ever questioned those publicly traded vendors’ industry savvy and product functionality, all three of them have struggled with stagnant growth and red ink for the major part of the late 1990s and early

subscription game  and license (perpetual or subscription). IBS currently provides cloud and hosted services for 15 percent of its customers. This deployment choice somewhat mitigates the religious platform discussion (i.e., if customers use a cloud/hosted solution, do they really care whether it is IBM or Microsoft’s platform in the data center?). IBS believes in good market growth potential from increased demands on distributors, including increased globalization, retailer demands, and faster cycle times. As cloud Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 10th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSSyspro ERP selected by rail car mobility solutions provider Trackmobile ETO, Discrete manufacturing "Syspro’s solution was the only ERP system to fit all of the company’s high-level needs, such as outside database integration, in-depth product configurator with complex pricing structure, Web-enablement to receive sales orders, and graphical customizable dashboards. Syspro has

subscription game  AX. For its part, subscription licensing mitigates the true cloud or not discussion in some competitive situations by lowering initial capital expenditure. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst Compare Sage ERP X3 to its competitors TEC profile for Sage ERP X3 TEC article about Sage's ERP and CRM portfolio  [TEC membership required for access] Press release First 4G LTE Windows Phones hit stores The first 4G LTE Windows Phones are in stores, and Microsoft is giving away free time to let people Read More

Cloud ERP Wars Intensifying in Full Force(.com)


The first of week of May marked a flurry of news by up-and-coming cloud enterprise applications vendors. During salesforce.com’s Cloudforce event in Chicago, Kenandy, Inc. announced release 2.0 of Kenandy Social ERP, the first cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system built entirely on Force.com, salesforce.com's social enterprise cloud computing platform. The new release adds

subscription game  attractive, especially with transparent subscription pricing and no-hassle setups. Some Caveats to Watch For However, the jury is still out whether the Force.com platform is a true mission-critical environment, which is an absolute requirement for full-blown manufacturing. An outage of a few hours with a CRM package is painful, but an outage of a few hours with a manufacturing system will shut down a plant and can cost a company millions of dollars. To that end, in order to guarantee uptime, Plex had to Read More

Zuora Joins the CPQ Fray


Zuora, a provider of subscription commerce, billing, and finance, announced the addition of subscription configure, price, quote (CPQ) and mobile quoting capabilities to Zuora for Salesforce, its native force.com application. The main high-level capabilities are product inclusion and exclusion rules designed for enterprises that typically have large product sets with complex rules that need to be automatically applied during the quoting process.

subscription game  , a provider of subscription commerce, billing, and finance, announced at Dreamforce 2014 the addition of subscription configure, price, quote (CPQ) and mobile quoting capabilities to Zuora for Salesforce , its native force.com application (Zuora’s flagship product on its own infrastructure is Z-Business ). Large enterprises as well as high-growth startup companies use Zuora's multitenant cloud platform to launch, scale, and monetize their subscription services. Zuora's applications work where Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations


The S&OP game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities based on planning calculations. The primary coordination engine-termed the master scheduling task-generates a set of requirements data and suggested action messages, and the system supports multiple sets of requirements data for simulation purposes. Further explanation starts with a review of all demands and supplies considered by planning logic, and then proceeds to an overview of the planning calculations.

subscription game  Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - March 24, 2004 Understanding Planning Calculations The S&OP game plans can be expressed as master schedules for stocked items and a finishing (or final assembly) schedule for make-to-order manufactured items. These game plans drive coordination of Read More

How Global Trade Management Can Assuage Your International Trade Worries


Globalization has lost its novelty. For most goods-driven enterprises it has become a matter of fact, just to stay in the game. However, the level of complexity that doing business globally entails can be daunting for professionals in charge of overseeing the supply chain—especially when the business needs to be nimble to keep ahead. Nimble can be painfully complex, but it doesn’t have to be

subscription game  Global Trade Management Can Assuage Your International Trade Worries Globalization has lost its novelty. For most goods-driven enterprises it has become a matter of fact, just to stay in the game. However, the level of complexity that doing business globally entails can be daunting for professionals in charge of overseeing the supply chain—especially when the business needs to be nimble to keep ahead. Nimble can be painfully complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. That’s where global trade Read More

How to Cook Up Some Marketing Mashups for Your Web Site


The prevalence of Web 2.0 demonstrates that integrating the technology used to manage Web sites is becoming easier. A similar mashup of methods for Web site marketing tools can help you measure how you communicate with customers and help deliver sales opportunities. But before you start cooking, find out how to pick the right ingredients for two simple but effective mashups for Web site subscription and content feedback.

subscription game  mashups for Web site subscription and content feedback. Read More

The Work Game that Motivates: The Holy Grail of Change Management


Can change really be "managed"? It is possible to create motivators for accepting proposed changes. In fact, it's not only possible, but obvious, if the five principles of change are understood, and the five principles of recreational motivation applied.

subscription game  Work Game that Motivates: The Holy Grail of Change Management Change Reaction Change management is a complex topic. To address it properly, consider the typical personal reaction to the word change : Typically there are a few love it responses, but fear, concern, and apprehension are far more common. While some adventurous people may enjoy the challenge of new situations, the typical response is negative. Life's message for most people is that change is fraught with peril, and that stability Read More

Software Companies Running on NetSuite


NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software solutions, has certainly found a sweet spot in the distribution and retail sectors, with a budding manufacturing following as well. The vendor has announced that innovative and fast-growing software companies are also turning to NetSuite for cloud-based business management software

subscription game  including the increasingly prevalent subscription model. Software companies that have recently upgraded to NetSuite start with Rocket Fuel , based in California, a provider of artificial intelligence advertising solutions for digital marketers. The company implemented NetSuite and NetSuite OneWorld in late 2012 to upgrade from a QuickBooks application that lacked the scalability needed to support the company’s rapid growth. Rocket Fuel reportedly selected NetSuite over Microsoft Dynamics GP for its Read More

Sage ERP X3 Version 7—ERP Usability A Game Changer?


Sage announces Version 7 of its Sage ERP X3 solution, with a major focus on user experience. Get all the details in P.J.'s write-up.

subscription game  ERP X3 Version 7—ERP Usability A Game Changer? Sage recently announced the launch of Sage ERP X3 Version 7 , a new version of the company’s top-of-the-range enterprise resource planning (ERP) product that is being launched globally. Sage ERP X3 has long been a functional global business management solution for midsized companies, but the latest release is all about usability as being functionality (as well). In other words, engaged, informed, and delighted users means that they will more promptly Read More

Mindjet and Spigit to Merge Their Innovation Wares


My recent blog post discussed the increasing need for enterprise innovation management (EIM) software covering all of the innovation lifecycle stages, from strategic innovation planning via ideation and product portfolio management (PPM) and optimization to execution. In a recent survey conducted by Bain @ Company, two-thirds of executives at companies generating over $100 million in revenue named

subscription game  and Spigit to Merge Their Innovation Wares My recent blog post discussed the increasing need for enterprise innovation management (EIM) software covering all of the innovation lifecycle stages, from strategic innovation planning via ideation and product portfolio management (PPM) and optimization to execution. In a recent survey conducted by Bain & Company , two-thirds of executives at companies generating over $100 million in revenue named innovation as one of their top three priorities. Yet, in Read More

CIMdata


CIMdata offers consulting and conducts research, focusing on product lifecycle management (PLM). The firm also provides PLM-focused subscription services.

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The Rise of USB in the Data Center Implementation Can Make the Difference


In the past 12 years, the universal serial bus (USB) has grown from pipe dream into the de facto standard for devices such as portable memory devices, video game consoles, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and more. Learn how a USB keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) can correctly emulate the constant presence of a keyboard and mouse to each connected computer, offering much more flexibility in the data centers of tomorrow.

subscription game  Rise of USB in the Data Center Implementation Can Make the Difference In the past 12 years, the universal serial bus (USB) has grown from pipe dream into the de facto standard for devices such as portable memory devices, video game consoles, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and more. Learn how a USB keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) can correctly emulate the constant presence of a keyboard and mouse to each connected computer, offering much more flexibility in the data centers of tomorrow. Read More