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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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Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary
While the recent initiatives by Microsoft Business Solutions to piecemeal bolster its product lines' SCM capabilities should benefit users, a lot more cohesive

plains scm  availability of the Great Plains module in early 2004. The integrated software will be distributed by MBS internationally through its network of more than 6,000 partners and resellers. On the other hand, TXT, which specializes in SCM largely for the consumer goods and fashion industries, will receive license royalties for each sale, and will provide paid services to MBS' partners and resellers. The above moves come on the heels of the August 18 announcement of the availability of an enhanced release of Read More
Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While smaller businesses must be attuned to what their larger customers and trading partners require, and thus consider the Microsoft Business Network (MBN) as

plains scm  Dynamics (now MBS Great Plains ) and Solomon IV (now MBS Solomon ) SCM capabilities through a partnership with Logility (see Great Plains Supply Chain Series To Be Powered By Logility ), which has meanwhile fallen by the wayside due to the vendors' different target markets (i.e., Logility's larger customers versus the Great Plains focus on small-to-medium enterprises [SMEs]) and given that at least Solomon's customers' needs could often be well met with Solomon's enhanced native distribution 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
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

plains scm  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

plains scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More
Elementum Does Mobile End-to-end SCM
After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum, a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than

plains scm  Does Mobile End-to-end SCM After about two years of stealth operation, Elementum , a novel mobile cloud platform for holistic supply chain management (SCM), announced that it has more than $60 million in funding and several major customers. The Silicon Valley-based startup has $44 million in Series B funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (which was also the major pilot customer ) and brand name customers like Dyson and Enphase Energy Inc. Elementum is currently 55 employees stro Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

plains scm  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog post series  followed the genesis of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable  supply chain management (SCM)  software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More
Siebel: Great Plans for Great Plains
Siebel and Great Plains recently announced plans to expand their partnership allowing Great Plains' VARs to sell Siebel's eBusiness Applications. This agreement

plains scm  Great Plans for Great Plains Siebel: Great Plans for Great Plains L. Talarico - October 3, 2000 Introduction This is the first of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary Siebel Systems, Incorporated, recently announced Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That@s why so many

plains scm  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM) The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce Read More
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report
Criteria in this Software Evaluation Report pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand

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3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution
SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find

plains scm  Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution Supply chain management (SCM) software selection is certainly tricky and painful on the good days, even for those that have been down the road a few times. Why? Despite the number of vendors offering a plethora of solutions, of different qualities, there are just more business models that need to find a fit (or as close as it gets) than are available solutions that fit those models. In addition, decision makers need to invest significant time and Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

plains scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve 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

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