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Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

plains scm  for both companies. Great Plains will be able to offer a set of SCM and e-business products from a notable best-of-breed SCM vendor, that are positioned as affordable to SMEs and as requiring less time and resources to implement. Logility, on the other side, will get a coveted access to one of the strongest distribution channels in a relatively non-penetrated SME market. As for its acquisition ventures, the combination of Great Plains and Solomon Software has resulted in a juggernaut within the SME Read More
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Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements
While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2

plains scm  's acquisition of Great Plains , MAPICS' acquisition of Pivotpoint, and the merger of former Navision Software and Damgaard in 2000, combined with the anxiety of the then only looming economic slowdown, triggered the spate of mergers & acquisitions throughout 2001 (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ). As the ground seems to be settling down from quakes and tremors of these mergers, some renown, still independent mid-market ERP vendors seem to be on the course to natively deliver some Read More
SAP Farms More Business Out Amid Its Staff Reductions
As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each vendor is exhibiting a pertinent sabre rattling display of power, SAP is turning to help from the alliance

plains scm  Systems and Microsoft Great Plains , to name but a few, have improved their product scalability lately to go up market, the inevitable mid-market carnage might not be for the faint-hearted. User Recommendations Interested US companies with less than $500 million in revenue and in particular industries of SAP's focus should certainly consider SAP's SMB offering and carefully determine their needs and implementation time framework, bearing in mind problems typical with new product releases and new Read More
Great Plains Supply Chain Series To Be Powered By Logility
Great Plains Software will supplement its ERP suite by incorporating Logility Voyager applications in an OEM deal.

plains scm  of conflict as Great Plains does not currently offer its own supply chain planning products. In contrast, both Oracle and SAP have alienated past partners by developing SCM applications to compete directly with those of their partners. Possibly the only potential pitfall, Great Plains plans to offer Logility applications standalone and at a discount, which can lead to channel conflict if not handled carefully. Of course, Logility receives a portion of the revenue generated from Great Plain's sales of its Read More
ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company
What makes your enterprise resource planning (ERP) requirements difficult for most vendors to satisfy? As a life sciences company, you have operational

plains scm  solution from Microsoft Great Plains and Merit Solutions on their short list. We find the solution to be: Complete Appropriate for the mid-sized life science company Well-supported Provided by a stable vendor The mid-sized life science company needs to balance the ability of ERP systems with both economic restrictions and alternative, human based, approaches to satisfy their requirements. Appendix   Compliance Defined The FDA's public health protection role and defined mission include ensuring that Read More
Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions
The SCM features of Movex should assist you in streamlining your operations to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Movex has meanwhile expanded its

plains scm  s Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions Introduction Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B), a Swedish provider of enterprise business applications for mid-size and large enterprises, has been a major software player off the shores of North America for nearly two decades, developing, inter alia, a well-earned reputation in process manufacturing software for the food and beverage industries. Now, Intentia has set its sights on the United Read More
Great Plains on a Shopping Spree
On January 6, in an effort to expand its customer base and reseller partner channel Great Plains, a provider of financial management software for midsize

plains scm  Plains on a Shopping Spree Event Summary On January 6, in an effort to expand its customer base and reseller partner channel Great Plains, a provider of financial management software for midsize businesses, announced it plans to acquire RealWorld Corp., a developer of accounting and business solutions. Through the acquisition, Great Plains expects to add over 20,000 mid-market customers and expand its channel capacity through RealWorld's partner network. Great Plains will gain over 65 team members loc Read More
ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises

plains scm  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More
Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage
Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a

plains scm  And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage P.J. Jakovljevic - January 16, 2001 Event Summary On December 21, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the world's largest software provider, announced it reached an agreement to acquire Great Plains Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPSI), a leading supplier of mid-market business applications. The acquisition should create new opportunities for Microsoft and Great Read More
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM

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E2open Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space
E2open and icon-scm have just combined to create a collaborative planning and execution software stalwart, enabling brand owners and their trading partners to

plains scm  Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space E2open and icon-scm have just combined to create a collaborative planning and execution software stalwart, enabling brand owners and their trading partners to work together to improve their supply chain performance by continuously solving real problems with better information. The transaction, valued at approximately $34 million in total (more than three times icon-scm’s revenues), represents an important component of E2open’s mission to redefine Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

plains scm  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega acquisition of J.D. Read More
Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration
Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and

plains scm  Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration Logility Inc. , a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a  template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations . Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and optimization functionality required to outperform the competition in. Furt Read More
How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse
When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance

plains scm  to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. To put things in perspective, I’m not referring to small airlines operating a daytime schedule with a few planes. I’m talking about large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, Read More

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