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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

a part 5  Part 2 - Presents a Solution Part 3 - Presents examples of applying the Solution Part 4 - Makes User Recommendations From Words To Action Given that a figure is worth thousands of words and that numbers are more irrefutable than postulates, it is a time to illustrate the discussion in Part 1 with a concrete example. Depending of which hat you wish to wear (or are already wearing), you may put yourself in a perspective of a prospective customer, vendor or consultant. Epicor , QAD and Ramco Systems are Read More
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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 5: Challenges and User Recommendations
Delivering on its enormously ambitious strategy is the challenge SAP faces.

a part 5  changes within the company, a significant part of the SAP US-based workforce has been with the company for only a year of less. The challenge for SAP is to get enough experienced people who can sell point solutions CRM, SCM, PLM, e-procurement, etc, both within the realm of SAP and as stand-alone components that can be integrated with other products. Since the longer term SAP sales people are accustomed to selling the monolithic ERP SAP product, 'the whole enchilada', contracts and /or upgrades rather 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

a part 5  Part 2 - Presents a Solution Part 3 - Presents examples of applying the Solution Part 4 - Makes User Recommendations User Recommendations Perhaps the most important take away from this analysis is the significance of buyers researching technology vendors before determining the short list, while vendors/VARs should research the viability of the opportunity beforehand. Issuing a comprehensive Request For Information (RFI) to a number of vendors is an important first step in the selection process. Once the Read More
J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards
Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also

a part 5  Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards P.J. Jakovljevic - November 8, 2000 Executive Summary J.D. Edwards & Company is a leading global provider of enterprise business software applications for distribution, finance, human resources, manufacturing, customer service and supply chain management. Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by Read More
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

a part 5  Note : This is a two part note where Part 1 is a discussion of the use of an IT Knowledge Based selection tool as part of a Decision Support System selection process. This second part of our two-part article is a tutorial with which illustrates using such a system to select a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Though a PDA is far less complex than, for example, an ERP system, processes and procedures enabling narrowing down of solutions, and avoiding dissatisfaction, while taking on assessed risks, are Read More
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

a part 5  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various Read More
Case Study: How a Midsized Company Saved over $870,000 on a $3 Million Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in Less Than Three Weeks
In 2004, Microsoft offered a midwestern-US-based financial services corporation a range of options to renew and replace its existing enterprise agreement. But

a part 5  Study: How a Midsized Company Saved over $870,000 on a $3 Million Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in Less Than Three Weeks In 2004, Microsoft offered a midwestern-US-based financial services corporation a range of options to renew and replace its existing enterprise agreement. But without the right negotiating skills, how could it be certain Microsoft’s offer was the most cost-saving approach? The company engaged an independent consulting firm, and in less than three weeks recognized savings of 28 Read More
Distribution in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software
When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS

a part 5  in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS) offers many advantages over traditional software, especially in terms of the on-going costs of maintaining and upgrading systems. Learn how passing those burdens on to a SaaS vendor can help your company focus on optimizing efficiency, productivity, and Read More
Deltek Acquires Axium to Solidify Its A&E Position
Deltek has acquired Axium, a provider of accounting and project management solutions to more than 2,200 architecture and engineering (A&E) firms throughout

a part 5  has acquired Axium , a provider of accounting and project management solutions to more than 2,200 architecture and engineering (A&E) firms throughout North America. The two companies, once direct competitors, are united by an unwavering commitment to the A&E industry. Moreover, with 12,000 A&E customers combined, Deltek expects to deliver the world’s broadest and deepest project-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for A&E firms of all sizes.   While Deltek has long offered solutions Read More
SaaS Realities-Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Business
Software as a service (SaaS) is a highly-touted model for acquiring, using, and paying for business functionality and is widely adopted for a variety of

a part 5  Midsized Business Software as a service (SaaS) is a highly-touted model for acquiring, using, and paying for business functionality and is widely adopted for a variety of business and information technology (IT) functions. This paper looks at advantages and business benefits—financial value, new technology, and improved operations—that SaaS provides to small and midsized businesses and shows research with small and midsized business users. Read More
Digital E-commerce: The Difference between Selling a Product and Selling a Perpetual Customer Relationship
Selling digital content, goods, and services is different from traditional retail physical goods e-commerce—or at least it should be, if the objective is to

a part 5  The Difference between Selling a Product and Selling a Perpetual Customer Relationship Selling digital content, goods, and services is different from traditional retail physical goods e-commerce—or at least it should be, if the objective is to maximize reach and revenue and to drive a rich, ongoing relationship with your customers and high satisfaction. This new approach to customer relationships, enabled only by the unique nature of digital offerings, brings a profound change in the commerce process Read More
Achieve a Complete Business Picture with a BI Dashboard
With the right business intelligence (BI) solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve

a part 5  a Complete Business Picture with a BI Dashboard With the right business intelligence (BI) solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve competitive advantage. However, it is important to consider whether your BI provides timely, clear data and integrates data from every possible source within the organization. The enterprise must carefully consider its specific requirements and choose a solution that provides the right information Read More
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

a part 5  can embark on delivering a SaaS offering. This final part will will conclude with the Internet hosting service considerations as well as with key success factors (KSFs) for SaaS providers. What About Hosting, Really? At the end of the day, SaaS is inherently all about hosting, and someone has to provide that intricate and important service. Another good feature of a commercial platform as a service (PaaS ) offering ( analyzed in Part IIb ) is that it comes with embedded hosting too, one less issue to Read More

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