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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5, which includes several new features and enhancements

user test  Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Vendor Challenges Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , is a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies. Most recently, in summer 2003, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5 , which includes several new features and enhancements in the product's Foundation Series, Financial

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

user test  , and Zilliant . User Recommendations Ultimately, this move into pricing management is good news for the respective customers of Vendavo, Khimetrics, ProfitLogic, SAP, and Oracle , particularly those that seek to improve their pricing processes and exchange relevant information with business partners that are not necessarily SAP or Oracle shops. These announcements may also come in handy for SAP and Oracle customers looking for a pricing solution, and it should generate increased confidence about vendor Read More

Progress Offers a Test Drive


Progress Software offers customers the opportunity to test drive applications via the Internet.

user test  this type of service. User Recommendations Progress Software partners interested in the ASP model should investigate their options. The initiative may be interesting to consider as Progress has done the initial work in creating a portal and marketing the AppsLive! solution. A topic to consider is the overall business value the ASPEN program offers. Most important is an understanding of the cost requirements to convert and host applications online. For companies considering outsourced solutions Progress Read More

SaaS-based Test Management


Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

user test  to create Custom fields; User defined list management and workflow customization. QMetry Import — QMetry provides a readymade import tool for importing requirements, test plan, test cases and defects straight from excel, making the process seamless. QMetry Query and Report Writer- QMetry provides extensive reports out of the box that can enable objective decision making about product quality. QMetry provides JASPER as well as Custom Query based reporting capability to create a wide array of reports and Read More

They Test Web Sites, Don’t They?


RSW Software upgrades one product and releases a second. The products enable companies to test the function and load carrying capability of websites and middle tier applications.

user test  the Microsoft COM/COM+ technologies. User Recommendations Web sites are exceedingly fragile. Testing is even required for static sites, because problems can be introduced when content is changed. Once dynamic pages are added there is even more opportunity for problems to arise. No testing tools will detect the really interesting problems - the ones that keep the crack developers up all night - but they can eliminate the really embarrassing ones. At a starting cost of under $5,000 it's easy to justify the Read More

ERP User Satisfaction Survey: Summary


In 2011, 1,923 participants from 17 countries responded to a survey on enterprise resource planning (ERP) user satsifaction. Download this summary report to learn their motivations for implementing a new ERP system, the objectives they were pursuing, the main problems they experienced during implementation, and an overall ERP satisfaction barometer.

user test  User Satisfaction Survey: Summary In 2011, 1,923 participants from 17 countries responded to a survey on enterprise resource planning (ERP) user satsifaction. Download this summary report to learn their motivations for implementing a new ERP system, the objectives they were pursuing, the main problems they experienced during implementation, and an overall ERP satisfaction barometer. Read More

Test Process Assessments Move into the Real World


Efforts to improve the efficiency and maturity of a quality assurance (QA) or test organization have largely been academic exercises, and difficult to apply to real-world software development environments. Today, with newer methods such as the Testing Maturity Model (TMM), it’s easier to assess, implement, and improve test processes. Learn about fresh techniques for assessing the effectiveness of QA organizations.

user test  Process Assessments Move into the Real World Efforts to improve the efficiency and maturity of a quality assurance (QA) or test organization have largely been academic exercises, and difficult to apply to real-world software development environments. Today, with newer methods such as the Testing Maturity Model (TMM), it’s easier to assess, implement, and improve test processes. Learn about fresh techniques for assessing the effectiveness of QA organizations. Read More

A Conversation with Ability: User-focused Manufacturing ERP Software


Producing software that will essentially benefit the competition is not your everyday business decision. But that's exactly what Ability did with its Ability 585 ERP system. Download this podcast to listen to a revealing discussion with Ability's Mike Bostick and Don West. You'll find out what sets this manufacturing software apart from other systems, why its users are so pleased, and why—in Ability's words—"a rising tide floats all boats."

user test  Conversation with Ability: User-focused Manufacturing ERP Software Producing software that will essentially benefit the competition is not your everyday business decision. But that's exactly what Ability did with its Ability 585 ERP system. Download this podcast to listen to a revealing discussion with Ability's Mike Bostick and Don West. You'll find out what sets this manufacturing software apart from other systems, why its users are so pleased, and why—in Ability's words— a rising tide floats all Read More

Ensure Ongoing User Competency with OnDemand Personal Navigator In-application Performance Support


User proficiency is critical to software implementations. Without competent users, your implementation will probably fail, and the return from your software investment will be less than anticipated. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence, often attributable to lags between training and the go-live date. In-application performance support is thus of tangible benefit to users—and to your organization as a whole.

user test  Ongoing User Competency with OnDemand Personal Navigator In-application Performance Support User proficiency is critical to software implementations. Without competent users, your implementation will probably fail, and the return from your software investment will be less than anticipated. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence, often attributable to lags between training and the go-live date. In-application performance support is thus of tangible benefit to users—and to your organization as a Read More

The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value


Application vendors are focusing on their install base as their primary source of revenue while cutting costs to provide profitability. Most vendors will tell you that they are both new account and customer oriented, and some have struck this balance. But the vast majority have been worshipping at the Wall Street idol of new accounts for so long that the reality is, they have a new account business model.

user test  for both technical and user questions Knowledge base Self service FAQ's available over the web Consulting Services Business and technical consulting centered on the product and tuned to the needs of existing customers Education On-going education on both new subjects and remedial topics User Groups Period meetings for customers to meet with the company and other customers to exchange ideas Partnership programs Relationships with other vendors and services organizations which can benefit the user Read More

Privileged User Management


IT managers feel overwhelmed with the rising tide of security threats they have to deal with in the face of an increasing regulatory burden. But they tend to overlook one particular area of IT security—the privileged access that they grant themselves or their colleagues in order to do their jobs. Learn how to make sure your IT systems are not impacted by the inadvertent or malicious actions of privileged users.

user test  User Management IT managers feel overwhelmed with the rising tide of security threats they have to deal with in the face of an increasing regulatory burden. But they tend to overlook one particular area of IT security—the privileged access that they grant themselves or their colleagues in order to do their jobs. Learn how to make sure your IT systems are not impacted by the inadvertent or malicious actions of privileged users. Read More

A Test Process for All Life Cycles


The only way to prevent chaos during testing is to have the process fully understood by all stakeholders, with defined roles and responsibilities. The result of a well-planned and well-designed approach is realizing the expected business benefits and return on investment (ROI). Whatever the project life cycle, a single test process can be used to great effect. Find out what you should consider in this type of project.

user test  Test Process for All Life Cycles The only way to prevent chaos during testing is to have the process fully understood by all stakeholders, with defined roles and responsibilities. The result of a well-planned and well-designed approach is realizing the expected business benefits and return on investment (ROI). Whatever the project life cycle, a single test process can be used to great effect. Find out what you should consider in this type of project. Read More

Estimating Test Effort: Finding the Model That Is Right for You


Estimation process improvement offers a significant opportunity to get more success out of your software projects. As you gain a better understanding of the factors influencing your estimates and as you complete more iterations of each estimate, your model can become more sophisticated. Discover how to approach the task systematically with a defined technique and supporting data—an advantage over ad hoc techniques.

user test  Test Effort: Finding the Model That Is Right for You Estimation process improvement offers a significant opportunity to get more success out of your software projects. As you gain a better understanding of the factors influencing your estimates and as you complete more iterations of each estimate, your model can become more sophisticated. Discover how to approach the task systematically with a defined technique and supporting data—an advantage over ad hoc techniques. Read More

8 Critical Metrics for Measuring App User Engagement


How do you measure the success of your mobile app? Driving your revenue is fundamentally dependent on personalization and engagement, and using the right metrics is the key to attaining and keeping users. This guide outlines the eight engagement metrics critical to app success, and includes suggestions for running marketing campaigns and boosting return on investment (ROI).

user test  Metrics for Measuring App User Engagement How do you measure the success of your mobile app? Driving your revenue is fundamentally dependent on personalization and engagement, and using the right metrics is the key to attaining and keeping users. This guide outlines the eight engagement metrics critical to app success, and includes suggestions for running marketing campaigns and boosting return on investment (ROI). Read More

KronosWorks 2010: Of Next-Gen User Experience & Workforce Mobility


Given our shared presence in the Boston metro area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with Kronos Incorporated in the past, but this fall was my very first attendance of the vendor’s annual user conference: KronosWorks 2010. That attendance was a worthwhile use of my time and a great learning experience about the company and its customers. As some background, here is Ventana Research’s

user test  2010: Of Next-Gen User Experience & Workforce Mobility Given our shared presence in the Boston metro area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with Kronos Incorporated in the past, but this fall was my very first attendance of the vendor’s  annual user conference: KronosWorks 2010 . That attendance was a worthwhile use of my time and a great learning experience about the company and its customers. As some  background, here is Ventana Research ’s report from the previous conferenc Read More