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From Spreadsheet Chaos to an Integrated BPM Application in Six Steps
Spreadsheets can provide rudimentary business performance management (BPM) capabilities. But there are many reasons to leave them behind: improved collaboration

web application rfp  interface choices that include web delivery, spreadsheet, and others. Furthermore, vertical market functionality is often incorporated, or available as an option, for specialties such as distribution, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, telecommunications, energy, and numerous others. The legacy spreadsheet-based systems to be replaced with enterprise BPM are usually people-dependent, built by individual users who devised models for budgeting, analysis, and reporting.

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat


Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for an ASP. Surprising, however was that an even more significant number of incumbent mid-market vendors by not addressing this trend have been handing over a big opportunity to their bigger brethren.

web application rfp  other burning issues like Web-enablement of their products and products functionality enhancement. While this decision makes sense (fat-client architecture is often prohibitive to a viable applications hosting model), it may backfire on them in the long run as the ASP market matures. Vendors who include an ASP solution display an awareness of market requirements that should result in increased opportunities and success. ASP laggards may then well realize that 'it is devil take the hindmost'. User Read More

Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services


Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end users prioritize their requirements for open source migrations, or open source consulting engagements, and then matches those requirements to appropriate open source consultants or service providers.

web application rfp  information, see the company's web site http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/ About the Free and Open Source Software Evaluation Center The FOSS Evaluation Center is a new on-line decision support system featuring research on some of the more well-known open source project firms (with additional firms rapidly being added). The knowledge base consists of close to 1,000 criteria for analyzing open source consulting and service providing firms. For more information, see the web site at Read More

Outsourcing, Applications Software


This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games.

web application rfp  core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. Read More

Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions


Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades.

web application rfp  partners remain on the web sites of both vendors as proof that they are offering a broad footprint. Prospective buyers are left with the mistaken impression that something more valuable than the distribution of a press release was accomplished. This too is hype. Some of the vendors who have failed to turn a profit for the past number of quarters and whose very survival is at risk today are the same vendors who cut their prices far below profitable levels to win deals out of desperation because none of Read More

Freeware Vendor's Web Tracking Draws Curses


The free cartoon character cursor provided by Comet Systems Inc. tracks and stores the web visits of millions of people. This potential privacy issue was discovered and announced by the same security consultant who discovered, in March of 1999, that Microsoft Windows was inserting unique serial numbers into many documents created within Office 97 programs like Word and Excel.

web application rfp  Vendor's Web Tracking Draws Curses Event Summary Comet Systems Inc., a privately held company that gives away software that can convert your cursor into an animated shape of your choosing when you surf the Web, has been collecting information about where the estimated six to fourteen million users of the Comet Cursor point their browsers. The discovery was made by a private security consultant, Richard Smith, a founder of Phar Lap Software, who was also responsible for revealing security problems Read More

3Com Will Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm


Network giant 3Com has purchased an E-business web design and consulting firm.

web application rfp  Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm Event Summary Network and telecommunications expert 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) has purchased a 40 person company specializing in Internet design and strategic consulting. Details of the purchase of Interactive Web Concepts (IWC) of Mountain View, California were not disclosed. Market Impact 3Com gets its foot into quite a few corporate doors. Comparing the booming E-commerce business with its own 6.5% sales growth, 3Com may have felt that it was time to Read More

Application Program Interface (API)


Electronic document management systems (EDMSs) are used by companies to organize and streamline their document processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Integration between the EDMS and the customized software results in desirable improved efficiencies and savings. This integration can be accomplished using an application program interface (API) that comes along with the EDMS application. Find out how.

web application rfp  Program Interface (API) Electronic document management systems (EDMSs) are used by companies to organize and streamline their document processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Integration between the EDMS and the customized software results in desirable improved efficiencies and savings. This integration can be accomplished using an application program interface (API) that comes along with the EDMS application. Find out how. Read More

Application Software Outsourcing: Six Experiences to Consider When Choosing the Best Provider


When there is an outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report. But, who is responsible for choosing the outsourcing provider? Instead of blaming the lousy job that you’ve received, it is more helpful to investigate how you have ended up with this incapable partner if you don’t want to fall into the

web application rfp  Web services and technologies: Web servers and application servers, browser client-side scripting, wireless, collaboration and messaging, and so on Tools and methodologies: quality assurance (QA) and testing tools, design methodologies, database tools, development tools, development languages and frameworks, and so on As with service sector experience, the deeper you can investigate into a potential partner’s experience with technology, the better the matching result you can expect. Client Experience 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.

web application rfp  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. Read More

IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and improve e-business architectures. IBM’s leadership in message oriented middleware with MQSeries should allow them to take a leadership role in the market in short order.

web application rfp  also built on IBM's WebSphere application server, and XML technology for the exchange of e-contracts called tpaML. WebSphere B2B Integrator complements offerings from IBM business partners. For example, in November 1999, IBM announced an agreement to resell and market Extricity's AllianceSeries B2B e-commerce software. IBM made several other MQSeries family-related announcements this month. A new stand-alone adapter offering, MQSeries Adapter Offering Version 1, complements adapter offerings provided by Read More

Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value


Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you need a plan to regain the value you once had.

web application rfp  Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value Do You Have Application Erosion? At a recent meeting of CIOs, all talked about the same phenomena. Eventually, they came up with the term application erosion to describe their common problem. These CIOs each had the same ERP system installed from four to nine years. Each observed that through time, the system value had become less and less. The system had not changed; but the users were using less and less of the system for no apparent reason. In Read More

Web Traffic Numbers Down? Don't Count On It!


News sources are reporting that September Web traffic was down. This seems to be a case of putting too much weight to too little data.

web application rfp  Home and At Work web site traffic ratings. The listings show traffic reports for individual web sites and for properties. A property represents all of the sites belonging to a particular company like Yahoo, AOL or Microsoft. Figure 1 shows the summary measurements from May through September. Figure 2 looks at the number of visitors in 1998 and 1999 for the same months. (Missing data points were not available from Media Metrix). Figure 3 shows unique visitors segmented by use from home and use from Read More

How Web 2.0 Is Transforming CRM: Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Customer Experience


With the rising popularity of Web 2.0 technologies, companies are marketing their products and services to an increasingly savvy customer base. Customers today are taking greater control of their own consumer experiences. Learn how some vendors are leveraging social computing to build our customer relationship management (CRM) communities, and building Web 2.0-based CRM applications that help customers achieve success.

web application rfp  Web 2.0 Is Transforming CRM: Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Customer Experience With the rising popularity of Web 2.0 technologies, companies are marketing their products and services to an increasingly savvy customer base. Customers today are taking greater control of their own consumer experiences. Learn how some vendors are leveraging social computing to build our customer relationship management (CRM) communities, and building Web 2.0-based CRM applications that help customers achieve succes Read More

Keys to Accelerating Web Application Delivery


Slowdowns, scalability issues, and security gaps hit Web applications where it hurts. Data center consolidations put distance between application servers and users—producing long round-trips and slow response times. Luckily, there is a solution. Deploying a wire-speed application system—in a unified single-platform design—boosts response times, improves infrastructure scalability, and safeguards against security threats.

web application rfp  to Accelerating Web Application Delivery Slowdowns, scalability issues, and security gaps hit Web applications where it hurts. Data center consolidations put distance between application servers and users—producing long round-trips and slow response times. Luckily, there is a solution. Deploying a wire-speed application system—in a unified single-platform design—boosts response times, improves infrastructure scalability, and safeguards against security threats. Read More