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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Three: Competitive Strategy, Challenges, & User Recommendations
Provia's international reach, attractive products and services, and highly referenceable customer base often positions it well in the highly competitive SCE

success baan europe  a part of its success to the fact that Warehouse Management System (WMS) software (particularly the legacy instances) tends to be among the most customized of enterprise applications, which often makes it more affordable for companies to forego the upgrade process and just install new more out-of-box functional WMS applications. Provia is a relatively small SCE vendor, but one that offers applications and services typically expected from much larger, Tier 1 vendors. Although with ~$30 million in

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Process Manufacturing (ERP)

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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today's leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While during the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-Business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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SSA Acquires MAX Hoping To Leap From Its MIN


In order to return from oblivion SSA continues with more decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) was one of the moves. It has recently acquired MAX International, a move to expand its offerings into the small and medium enterprise market. Will the market witness another Baan-like resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

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Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan


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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT


Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

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Customer beta programs are critical in product success. Yet many times, they are poorly planned, and executed at the last minute with a lack of resources and focus. Effective beta programs can provide vital information, such as whether your product is truly ready to ship, which features should be in the next release, and how satisfied your customers will be.

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Success Story: Vectren


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