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Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 2: Market Impact
Navision has been expanding its coverage in terms of geography, vertical industries, and product functionality. Globally, it has become one of the largest

wms great plains  and warehouse management system (WMS), and is therefore positioned by the company as providing a complete ERP solution. Axapta version 2.5, released last December, supports Oracle and SQL Server database platforms. Constructed on object-oriented technology, it is an open-source product (the source code is shipped to partners and customers), which renders it also as easy to customize, and it also provides support both for a Windows client and a Web browser-only client. Moreover, the above-mentioned

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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SYSPRO - Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


SYSPRO remains a stalwart vendor within the mid-market accounting, manufacturing, and distribution software markets. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for small and medium-sized companies with a justifiable return on investment (ROI), and SYSPRO seems to have a fair shot. Moreover, with its global coverage, multi-national product’s capabilities, suitability to diverse manufacturing environments, as well as with its cross-platform support and excellent service & support track, the vendor seems poised to give run for the money to almost any contender.

wms great plains  necessarily only with a WMS solution. Also, although the company has a notable worldwide presence, it has no local total market leadership in any individual country owing to the fierce channel competition from more aggressive, better known and wealthier horizontal market competitors like MBS, Sage , Epicor , and Scala to name some. SYSPRO's VAR channel therefore still needs both number bolstering and morale boost, given some regional Microsoft Business Solutions ' (e.g. Great Plains , Navision , or Read More

Navision Software a/s: Mid-market iNvasion


Navision Software has established strong branding and penetration within the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) segment of the European and recently the U.S. ERP market. While Navision has done a respectable job establishing its U.S. network, it will face a fierce challenge from domestic competitors like Great Plains, Epicor Software, and Solomon Software.

wms great plains  HR/Payroll, warehouse management system (WMS), and innate OLAP and data warehouse (DW) functionality, in addition to traditional ERP modules. Furthermore, the Company was one of the first vendors to achieve Euro compliance and has also developed 23 localized, country-specific product versions. Navision is very competitive in speed of implementation, feasibility of customization, total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio. The product architecture has been devised entirely from scratch Read More

Will Adonix Provide A Warmer Home To CIMPRO? Part Two: Market Impact


Contrary to most peer vendors, which started their ERP applications in the manufacturing space, Adonix first established a strong presence and functionality in the distribution/logistics field. Its timely focus on distribution/supply chain execution (SCE) has proven to be wise and useful particularly these days, since it remains a fertile enterprise applications area.

wms great plains  offering with new CRM, WMS and data collection capability and to make it both Web native and a Web Services amenable solution (i.e., XML and Java compliant), Adonix should be poised to weather the present down market as well. Its product offering might exhibit superior features and capabilities than most of its peer mid-market competitors' products, particularly in terms of scalability, flexibility/configuration, multi-national capabilities, multi-site capabilities, and the support for many platforms ( Read More

ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


One has to see how ACCPAC’s moves to nurture the relationship and the morale of its VARs and to make them more successful (profitable), will play against MBS’ and Best’s enticing financing arrangements for their VARs and customers, particularly during these days of cash scarcity.

wms great plains  same would hold for WMS and many other add-on applications the company has recently delivered. Thus, one of the biggest challenges for the company, has been helping traditional accounting VARs get up to speed on the new offerings, teaching them how to sell, market and implement them. Time will only tell whether the beefed up support, adding a strategic sales group of reps with deeper knowledge of the products, vertical-market issues and strategies VARs need to handle these larger projects, will suffice. Read More

7 Tips for Hiring Great Consultants


Back in April, I wrote about a consulting firm whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be

wms great plains  Tips for Hiring Great Consultants Back in April,  I wrote about a consulting firm  whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be hard to find. So hard that some of our readers began to wonder how, if Read More

Great Plains ASP - Evolution, Revolution, Innovation


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Going from Good to Great


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wms great plains  from Good to Great Search Engine Optimization, (SEO) is a magical word that everybody is spealing about in the online world. SEO can influence the search engine in order to show your links on the top positions for special keywords. Source : bwired Resources Related to Going from Good to Great : Search Engine Marketing (SEM) (Wikipedia) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Wikipedia) Going from Good to Great Search Engines is also known as : Search Engine Optimisation , Search Engine Optimization Read More

The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS


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On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team


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wms great plains  the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure. Read More

SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment Part Two: Vendor and User Recommendations.


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wms great plains  new more out-of-the-box functional WMS applications. Challenges In addition to the feedback to SCP shortcomings mentioned in Part 1, most SCE/WMS vendors have to address some of the shortcomings of current SCE systems that still mainly automate and not necessarily optimize operations within short-term optimization timeframes and consequently, full savings are often not realized. For example, the vendor will try to offer the products that would determine optimal order flow such as maximum throughput, Read More

Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit


During the process of product selection a great deal of attention is given to the functional capabilities of the software being evaluated. While this aspect is obviously important, ignoring the technical mechanisms by which the software actually operates can be fatal to a project. In this document we explain how to avoid the pitfalls.

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wms great plains  a warehouse management system (WMS) designed for midsized manufacturers and distributors. The system is an incremental step for companies that require warehousing functionality that is available in standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but want to limit the number of vendors used to obtain robust back-office, shop floor, and warehousing capabilities. Geode GX helps companies move from basic inventory control or radio frequency-based stock locator systems to a configurable rule-based WMS. Read More