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Composing Collaborative Financial Applications
With its short term ownership under Baan all but forgotten, CODA has been doing well, owing to its astute offerings tailored to the preferences of each regional

analytic applications  support finance, reporting, and analytic processes across the organization, through to planning, budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and analytics. It also encompasses process control and compliance management. Its traditional transactional systems are applications that optimize accounting, procurement, asset management, and e-commerce across (and beyond) the entire, often distributed, user enterprise. Lately, the vendor has expanded into a range of integrated business intelligence (BI), planning,

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


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analytic applications  demand variability by providing analytic capabilities that enable dynamic labor deployment for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics providers. It verifies, in real time (or near real time), if demands can be fulfilled with available capacity, and when capacity falls short, helps assign resources to cover the shortfall. The module graphically depicts the balance of workload and resource availability and enables what-if scenarios to help organizations manage demand variability, leading to increased Read More

May a New Day Begin for Mature Enterprise Applications - Part 1


While attending a number of vendors’ annual user conferences and/or by being briefed by vendors about their future directions, I’ve lately discerned this trend: virtually every vendor is attempting to win its users’ hearts and minds (as well as wallets) via a more intuitive and appealing user interface (UI). But it would be a real understatement to attribute everything to improved screens without

analytic applications  for reporting processes. The analytic and reporting services come with built-in contextual analytics and support the ability to drill down to the original data source from the user's home page (into both Infor and third-party applications). For its part, CSI is a configuration infrastructure for messaging (not CBS’ famed TV series ) that entails the technical details of how Infor provides standards-based connectivity. On-ramp is a term Infor uses for the connector or adapter for a specific Infor Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Five: More on ERP Evolution


If the ultimate objective is to win and retain customers, one must consider the entire chain, which includes traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) functions as well as the once considered more remarkable and supposedly more relevant CRM and e-commerce activity.

analytic applications  the availability of software analytic solutions, several dozens of ERP providers can supply their customers with a valuable tool for harvesting the business value out of their database. Therefore, major ERP vendors have been increasingly embracing OLAP (On-line Analytical Processing) tools that provide a high-level aggregated view of data. While ERP and analytics have been inseparable ever since the idea of business automation via IT way back in the 1960s, they have had different user experiences, Read More

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


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analytic applications  combination of operational and analytic reports, enabling companies to understand what is happening in their customer base and why. The agreement includes an OEM component through which a version of Crystal Enterprise, called Crystal Enterprise for Microsoft CRM , would be installed by default at no additional cost, providing customers with the ability to view, filter, print and export 125 predefined reports. The agreement also includes a worldwide reseller component through which Microsoft will resell Read More

Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet


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analytic applications  of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) was an important step in an ongoing evolution of computer tools that began in the 1960s. Each evolutionary step is built on the fundamentals and principles developed within the previous one. As systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms. For terms not covered here see The Lexicon of CRM Part 1: From A Read More

Vantaa Energy Chooses IFS Applications 8


IFS’ win streak from late 2012 seems to be flowing into 2013. On January 16, 2013, the global enterprise applications company announced that Vantaa Energy Ltd., one of Finland’s largest urban energy companies, has selected IFS Applications 8 to streamline its business processes. The Selection Rationale In September 2011, Vantaa Energy reportedly started to look for a new business

analytic applications  Energy Chooses IFS Applications 8 IFS ’  win streak from late 2012  seems to be flowing into 2013. On January 16, 2013, the global enterprise applications company announced that Vantaa Energy Ltd. , one of Finland’s largest urban energy companies, has selected IFS Applications 8 to streamline its business processes. The Selection Rationale In September 2011, Vantaa Energy reportedly started to look for a new business solution to streamline and consolidate its business processes in one Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s--Pre-Computer Era


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analytic applications  Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s--Pre-Computer Era Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s—Pre-Computer Era P.J. Jakovljevic - March 31, 2004 History Integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions have become synonymous with competitive advantage, particularly throughout the 1990s. The idea behind ERP systems was to replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all Read More

Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors


Like so many Internet conventions, the Application Service Provider (ASP), is really a combination of two 'old' concepts, turn key applications and outsourced services. Many of the lessons learned from these areas are directly applicable to ASP provided applications, and many of the same questions need to be asked and answered before a determination can be made on whether an ASP application should be considered.

analytic applications  ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors Are ASP Applications Right for You? Executive Summary    An Application Service Provider (ASP) provides an outsourced application to a firm, freeing the firm from hardware costs, training on the system operation, installation and system operation itself. Originally, ASP applications focused on a fairly narrow functional scope, however, as the market matures, the functionality the applications address is growing. It is now possible to contract Read More

IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


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analytic applications  Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

IFS Applications 8 Is Now TEC Certified in Multiple Areas


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Enterprise Applications through Personalized Assembly


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analytic applications  Applications through Personalized Assembly Traditionally, software is packaged as a product with rigid functionality with change only possible through the vendor s release plans, or by developing custom solutions from the ground-up. This results in high lead times, high total cost of ownership, and challenging maintenance issues. However, software assembly allows solutions to be constructed from a mix of existing and newly built components that are stored in a repository or library. Read More

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