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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 1


February and bleak mid-winters are not exactly the high season for software user conferences in North America, and thus I accepted the invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to its UK 2010 user conference. The attraction, in addition to the Celtic Manor Resort in lush South

vista tour  The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 1 February and bleak mid-winters are not exactly the high season for software user conferences in North America, and thus I accepted the invitation by  UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso ), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe , to i ts UK 2010 user conference . The attraction, in addition to  the Celtic Manor Resort in lush South Wales as the venue (where the 2010 Ryder Cup will take place later this year ), was the fact that this Read More

One Offering to Watch Unfold in 2012: UNIT4 Business Analytics Apps


For me, the third week of December 2011 was a week of revelations of sorts in the realm of enterprise applications. Amid all the IT punditry/buzzword talk throughout the year about cloud computing, analytics, mobility, social, and in-memory, there were two concrete announcements in mid-December from two vendors that gave me pause. Both vendor product announcements are still far away from their

vista tour  Offering to Watch Unfold in 2012: UNIT4 Business Analytics Apps For me, the third week of December 2011 was a week of revelations of sorts in the realm of enterprise applications. Amid all the IT punditry/buzzword talk throughout the year about cloud computing, analytics, mobility, social, and in-memory, there were two concrete announcements in mid-December from two vendors that gave me pause. Both vendor product announcements are still far away from their commercial use in earnest, but their Read More

Latest Development on Epicor's Trying The Divestiture Tack


Even as TEC analyzed Epicor's sale of its Impresa for MRO division, Epicor announced the sale of its Platinum for Windows (PFW) product line. Plagued by depleted revenues and continued hefty losses amid a difficult market situation, Epicor is trying to pull some other beleaguered competitors' trick - the sale of non-core parts of the business.

vista tour  Epicor (e.g., Avante and Vista product lines) so that the company remains focused only on further developing its Microsoft-centric flagship products comprised within its e by Epicor product suite. This might help Epicor remain a prominent mid-market leader. In addition to its focus and understanding of the mid-market, the company has established a solid global infrastructure and product capabilities, as well as a vertical focus for some industries. The current hardships have reportedly not affected its Read More

Epicor Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most


By stemming the tide of hefty losses of past years now amid possibly the most difficult market situation, Epicor might be showing us that 'calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind' and that it remains in the mid-market leadership race.

vista tour  includes the Vantage and Vista products remain strategic to Epicor and will continually be enhanced both with core ERP functionality and with extended-ERP components such as enterprise portals and Web storefronts. The release of the Web-enabled eFrontOffice product and its integration to back office solutions including eBackOffice , eManufacturing (Vantage) and iSolutions (Avante) products, speak in that regard. Other recent new products include eCentre , Epicor''s managed services option for delivering Read More

Vista HRMS


PDS’s human resources management system (HRMS), Vista HRMS is a Web-based suite of human resources (HR), payroll, benefits, employee self-service, and reporting components. It includes functionality for both position and employee management, as well as cross-border capabilities for managing US and Canadian employees in a single database. PDS supports SQLServer and Oracle databases, using the .NET framework.      

vista tour  resources management system (HRMS), Vista HRMS is a Web-based suite of human resources (HR), payroll, benefits, employee self-service, and reporting components. It includes functionality for both position and employee management, as well as cross-border capabilities for managing US and Canadian employees in a single database. PDS supports SQLServer and Oracle databases, using the .NET framework. Read More

5 Steps to Successfully Conducting and Rating Software Demos


So, you’re the guy/gal who’s been put to the task of choosing your companies next enterprise software solution? Well, if you’re reading this, you’re most probably well on your way to choosing that software by now. You’ve made your proposal to your stakeholders; you’ve gathered your requirements and prioritized them; you’ve gotten a handful of software vendors to complete your RFI. So now what

vista tour  Steps to Successfully Conducting and Rating Software Demos So, you’re the guy/gal who’s been put to the task of choosing your companies next enterprise software solution? Well, if you’re reading this, you’re most probably well on your way to choosing that software by now. You’ve made your proposal to your stakeholders; you’ve gathered your requirements and prioritized them; you’ve gotten a handful of software vendors to complete your RFI. So now what? Well, there’s still one very Read More

Licking Desktop Problems


Like the old tootsie pop ads that ask how many licks it takes to get to the center, how many annoyances does it take to get people and businesses to change desktop operating systems? Aside from the frequent crunch of bloggers discussing their switch from Windows to Linux, we're still waiting to find out. In the news this week, Microsoft annoyed a number of admins with its Windows Desktop

vista tour  opposed to the new Vista version). Vista is likely to require different troubleshooting, especially with some of the new policies it introduces: for example, Vista deactivation. Columnist James Bannan described the experience this week. Put simply, your copy of Windows will stop working with very little notice (three days) and your PC will go into reduced functionality mode, where you can''t do anything but use the web browser for half an hour. You''ll then need to reapply to Microsoft to get a new Read More

Zoho Joins the Social “Chatter”


The market for collaborative social networking software is getting ever hotly contested. Not long after Moxie Software announced its free Collaboration Spaces offering, Zoho, a provider of online productivity, collaboration, and business applications for businesses of all sizes, also decided to challenge the establishment of Jive Software, Microsoft Yammer, Salesforce Chatter, IBM Connections, and

vista tour  Joins the Social “Chatter” The market for collaborative social networking software is getting ever hotly contested. Not long after  Moxie Software announced its free Collaboration Spaces offering , Zoho , a provider of online productivity, collaboration, and business applications for businesses of all sizes, also decided to challenge the establishment of Jive Software, Microsoft Yammer, Salesforce Chatter, IBM Connections , and other prominent social software providers. Zoho recently  announced Read More

PROMYS Is Now TEC Certified


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vista tour  Is Now TEC Certified I''m pleased to announce that the PROMYS project portfolio management for professional service automation (PPM for PSA) solution is now TEC Certified. TEC Certification is an impartial review that verifies a software product''s ability to address real-world business processes. This review includes a formal product demonstration, which gave me the chance to see the product up close and in depth. I''ll be publishing full details in an upcoming Certification Report, but I just wanted Read More

A Tour of the Clouds


The term “cloud computing” might be the next biggest trend in the IT industry. Jorge Garcia explains some of the basic ideas behind cloud computing—and how it may help your organization in the future.

vista tour  Tour of the Clouds While the word Internet has been one of the most important computer terms in recent history, there has not been another term as attractive as “cloud computing.” Today, this term could be representing the next biggest trend in the information technology industry. This article will explain some of the basic ideas behind the cloud computing phenomenon—a concept that might change the way we understand the computing process. Defining the Cloud There are several definitions of cloud Read More

Epicor Announces System Backup and Recovery Solution


As Superstorm Sandy battered the east coast of the US, Epicor announced a new System Backup @ Recovery solution.  The solution is designed for small and midsize businesses that require an alternative to costly and complex backup and recovery solutions. The solution is available to Epicor ERP, Epicor Vantage, and Epicor Vista customers running Microsoft SQL Server. Many small, midsize

vista tour  Epicor Vantage, and Epicor Vista customers running Microsoft SQL Server. Many small, midsize, and even large companies often have disaster preparedness and recovery at the bottom of their IT initiatives. Some companies don’t develop and exercise plans until it is literally too late. As a California-based company, Epicor understands how important it is for companies to be able to quickly restore their enterprise software and get back in business after disaster strikes. This is an excellent service Read More

PDS Software Vista HRMS 4.1 for Human Resources Certification Report


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vista tour  Software Vista HRMS 4.1 for Human Resources Certification Report TEC Product Certification Report: PDS Software Vista HRMS 4.1 If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. On TEC (Technology Evaluation Centers) site, you''ll find links to the information and resources you need to make an informed Human Resource Management (HRM) software selection. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Resources Related to TEC Product Read More

Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 3


Part 2 of this blog series analyzed Microsoft platform parts that are slated for shared use within the Microsoft Dynamics family of products. Particular attention was given to Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, and parts of Microsoft .NET Framework. What About Visualization and User Interface (UI) Technologies? However, what has somewhat intrigued me is Microsoft’s not-so-vocal touting and

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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 2


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Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations


Epicor’s ability to enhance its products and its determination on executing product and technology strategies deserves commendation. Current users are advised to follow Epicor's new product introductions and keep an eye on its future product strategy. The positive sign is the company’s more manageable and narrower focus, as demonstrated by its most recent results.

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