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AccountMate Software An International Product No One Knew About Part Two: Applications, Competitive Analysis, and User Recommendations
AccountMate Software has been a player in the middle market for over twenty years. In the past several years it has been acquired by several global companies

navision ny  with products such as Navision , MAS 500 , and similar higher-end products, or lower-end products such as BusinessVision , CYMA , and TurningPoint ( Red Wing Software ). In the past AccountMate may have been viewed as a nice middle-of-the-road product that offers source code. Its resellers might have been similarly viewed as programmers, not necessarily sales or business oriented people. To some extent this is now its most significant challenge. Price is a market reality and AccountMate's relative

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What Do Users Want and Need?


At the basic level, users want a more intuitive way to "look inside the business", and they want applications to bring them closer to their operations, such as alerts that can help them handle exceptions or better yet, to act on business events (or even non-events) well before they become exceptions.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall…


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Navision Executes At a Slower Pace


In September, Navision Software released its annual report for fiscal 2000, which ended on June 30, 2000. The company continued to increase its market share and product offerings while remaining constantly profitable. However, the net income has declined 25% compared to fiscal 1999.

navision ny  At a Slower Pace Navision Executes At a Slower Pace P.J. Jakovljevic - October 26, 2000 Event Summary In September, Navision Software a/c (CSE: NAVI.CO), a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, released annual report for fiscal 2000 that ended on June 30, 2000 (See Figures 1 and 2). Navision Software achieved 36.8% annual revenue growth in fiscal 2000. Navision Software's solutions are sold exclusively through a worldwide network of close to 1000 partners called Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations


This tutorial identifies the significance of researching technology vendors to both buyers and vendors/VARs. Buyers require research to determine the short list and vendors/VARs can use research to assess the viability of opportunities before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not a viable solution for most clients, the ability of technology products to meet clients' needs depends on client requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right match in this ongoing 'dating game'.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 1


I have no reason to doubt Kirill Tatarinov, thus far the longest-standing corporate VP of Microsoft Business Solutions, when he keeps reassuring the market by stating that “Microsoft equitably loves all of its children.” Indeed, the Microsoft Dynamics division and its staffers are careful not to reveal any individual enterprise resource planning (ERP) product results

navision ny  the 2002 acquisition of Navision ( which also included former Damgaard ’s Axapta product, the predecessor of Microsoft Dynamics AX ) and the  late-2000 acquisition of Great Plains (which also included Solomon , Microsoft Dynamics SL ’s predecessor ) there were some obvious demarcation lines between the four ERP products.  Namely, Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is a broad-based and compact ERP system. The product features deep out-of-the-box financial/accounting, e-commerce, and Read More

PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations


Despite the challenges, PeopleSoft has raised the bar in providing solutions for smaller enterprises, and Tier 2 and Tier 3 vendors might be in for a tough battle to defend their turf, especially as they are concurrently trying to expand and modernize their products with ever diminishing resources and wary prospects. PeopleSoft is undeniably a tenacious and persistent fighter able to endure the long hauls.

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Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution


Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'. An RFP/RFI selection process can streamline the initial phase of an ERP selection process while addressing many of the buyer's vital questions.

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Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains’ Insatiable Appetite?


Great Plains announced it intends to significantly expand its mid market e-business community through the acquisition of Solomon Software, its direct competitor. The combined company will have more than 130,000 customers, 2,200 team members and a worldwide network of 2,000 channel partners.

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Microsoft Dynamics: ERP as a Platform


As ERP becomes more and more of a commodity, vendors are faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable core offering by delivering just the right mix of “standard” back-office capabilities and the vertical-specific capabilities demanded by the customers they serve. In light of this reality, some vendors have positioned themselves as best-of-breed ERP vendors that serve certain key verticals

navision ny  back when it was Navision is something Microsoft itself may not officially highlight, but it's a detail that should probably be considered by today’s buyers.  In general, Microsoft partners who have a past history with the Dynamics NAV solution prior to the acquisition have a higher caliber of product expertise than many competitors which have built their channel primarily on a “pay to play” business model. Even so, the typical buyer of ERP may not be aware of Navision’s history demanding that Read More

Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process


You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time someone challenges you. This doesn't need to happen. Adopt a positioning process that includes an evaluation criterion.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

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Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and bracing for a long summer drought, fat cash cushioned Microsoft has been putting together the pieces of its CRM (and likely the overall enterprise applications) strategy mosaic

navision ny  announcement of purchase of Navision Software (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ). The presentation featured David Thacher, general manager of customer relationship management (CRM) at Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), the new name for the combined Microsoft division, which includes Microsoft Great Plains , Microsoft bCentral , and Navision a/s businesses. Thacher spoke about the upcoming release of Microsoft Customer Relationship Management (Microsoft CRM), a Read More

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.

navision ny  MBS Axapta and MBS Navision , which have also espoused a strong WMS product in addition to their traditional back-office product, could prevent it from further penetrating the ERP manufacturing and distribution mid-market, and not 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 Read More

Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts


Although Oracle's product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result of these products being seen as dead ends, many competitors have been scrambling to offer all sorts of incentives to switch to the still disconcerted two camps of existing customers.

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