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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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Challenges and Developments from SuccessConnect


TEC senior ERP analyst Aleksey Osintsev recently attended SuccessFactors' conference in Vegas. It looks like there are fundamental changes under way in how the workforce of modern organizations is being managed. Find out about current HCM challenges and recent development underway with the vendor.

and municipal  well as for federal and municipal authorities, as it may substantially reduce total cost of ownership of the software. SAP sees HCM as one particular functional area that has a lot of future potential for shared software. SuccessFactor Developments Another bright and insightful session was SuccessFactors’ SVP Global Product Management Dmitry Krakovsky’s speech in which he provided an overview of recent new that SuccessFactors’ development team has been working on (and in some cases already Read More

Asset Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises


Top performers optimize their assets. It’s true in any field—sports, the arts, and business. Yet in business, optimizing performance of capital assets often plays distant runner-up to the more glamorous pursuit of top-line growth. That’s not surprising, given the importance of increasing sales revenue. But it can cost you—and lead to operating surprises that are even more punishing.

and municipal  what-if scenarios, forecast results, and lead to better-informed, forward-looking decisions. Consider the example of a municipal water and sewer utility that serves 400,000 customers across 1,200 square miles in a major metropolitan area. One of the utility''s strategic operating goals is to proactively plan to reduce levels of contaminants, like nitrates, in the water supply; sources of contaminants include raw and/or treated wastewater and runoff from fertilizer. The organization could use the advanced Read More

AVT, Sphere and Marconi Debut Latest IP Telephony Unified Messaging Solution


The integration of Sphere’s product Sphericall.ems with AVT’s CallXpress provides flexibility and added functionality to increase productivity within organizations.

and municipal  to integrate fire, police and other municipal offices to enhance interactive and collaborative communications between essential municipal services. User Recommendations While this announcement will not immediately change the face of Unified Messaging, as it is known today, it builds the momentum needed to propel Unified Messaging into the forefront. A user does not need to purchase Sphericall.ems to configure AVT''s CallXpress, but enhances the flexibility and interoffice interoperability. If you are a Read More

Enterprise Asset Management Strategies: Creating Social and Financial Value by Going Green


Progressive companies are discovering that they can optimize processes and assets to make the best use of resources, reduce negative impact on the environment, and strengthen business results—all at the same time. Improving enterprise asset management (EAM) processes provides opportunities for you to create less waste, reduce resource use, and decrease emissions. Find out how you can take advantage of EAM’s benefits.

and municipal  rather than later. Corporate and municipal websites now often feature messages related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Large enterprises are adding management positions to their teams, such as vice president of corporate environmental programs or vice president of sustainability, and are including environmental factors in their public reporting. No matter what size the organization, however, no single business or entity can solve all the issues facing society today. So the Read More

Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller's Jobs More Strategic? (Part 2)


Part 1 of this blog series established that by offloading non-essential and non-value-adding routine tasks to third-party business process outsourcing (BPO) specialists, many human resource (HR) and payroll managers are now able to focus more on strategic and more important tasks of managing talent and human capital of the company. The discussion then went into the possible liberation of chief

and municipal  Solutions Inc. (EASi ), and Intacct Corporation . The company’s value-add comes from its vertical market expertise in digital home services, electronic gaming, health services, municipal government, non-profits, regional corporate offices, alternate energy, and clean-technology-focused companies. Corefino for Mid-Market Organizations  is a basic generic offering, and its vertical variants (e.g., Corefino Accounting for Health Services , Corefino Accounting for Alternate Energy & Clean Technologies ) Read More

Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

and municipal  Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets Situational Analysis The relationship between the two software powerhouses, Microsoft and SAP , has been intriguing to put it mildly, at least since Microsoft''s entry into the enterprise applications arena in late 2000 (see Microsoft ''The Great'' Poised to Conquer Mid-market, Once and Again ). While the relationship has been depicted by many through a myriad of antonyms, such as on-off , hot-cold , or love-hate , currently, it Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.

and municipal  Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned Challenges Radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone''s lips and every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready (see RFID—A New Technology Set to Explode? ). Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, too can tout the results of its RFID endeavors, as it has already put much effort in terms Read More

Convergence, Collaboration, and Culture: The Evolution of Governance, Risk, and Compliance


Traditional governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs are siloed initiatives that are not equipped to manage the complexity of the dynamic modern regulatory and compliance environment. Organizations thus need to adopt a programmatic approach and tightly integrate risk management initiatives with ongoing business processes. BI and reporting can help, as well as provide a powerful mechanism for gaining a deep understanding of key factors that impact corporate performance.

and municipal  Collaboration, and Culture: The Evolution of Governance, Risk, and Compliance Traditional governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs are siloed initiatives that are not equipped to manage the complexity of the dynamic modern regulatory and compliance environment. Organizations thus need to adopt a programmatic approach and tightly integrate risk management initiatives with ongoing business processes. BI and reporting can help, as well as provide a powerful mechanism for gaining a deep Read More

Corporate and Market Lifecycle Factors that Influence Revenue Balance and Growth


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and municipal  and Market Lifecycle Factors that Influence Revenue Balance and Growth Awareness, demand, and education are often required to pull prospective clients to your organization. But in order to produce effective marketing materials and approaches within your go-to market, you must first understand the life cycle of your company in relation to product, market, and buyer. This will lead in turn to mastery of balanced revenue growth and life cycle alignment. Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Six: Competition, Vendor, and User Recommendations


Customers and the marketplace may have forgotten who Marcam is and what it stands for. The new owner must, for that reason, communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales.

and municipal  Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Six: Competition, Vendor, and User Recommendations Competition SSA Global announced it has acquired Marcam , a provider of specialized, operational-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for process manufacturers, from Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, and from which SSA Global also bought Baan about a year ago. What SSA Global acquired was a company, although Read More

Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to small and medium enterprises (SME’s). The analysis then moved onto the Oracle Accelerate program, which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell more smaller projects in a fixed time and price

and municipal  genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to  small and medium enterprises (SME’s) . The analysis then moved onto  the Oracle Accelerate program , which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell more smaller projects in a fixed time and price manner. Oracle Accelerate is not only a partner program but also Oracle’s go-to-market approach to provide business software solutions to midsize organizations. Part 1 described the main Read More

Best Practices: Financial Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment


There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while nothing can be outsourced without some risk, there are a number of steps that can be taken to ensure a successful relationship and minimize the financial risk to the outsourcer. Know what steps your company can take to ensure you get the most out of outsourcing FBAP.

and municipal  Practices: Financial Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while nothing can be outsourced without some risk, there are a number of steps that can be taken to ensure a successful relationship and minimize the financial risk to the outsourcer. Know what steps your company can take to ensure you get the most out of outsourcing Read More

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and municipal  Data, Mobility, and Green IT: Innovations for Manufacturers and Distributors Your business is in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment decision, however, it should evaluate its options relative to actual business strategies and operating requirements. Only then will it put itself in a position to make a well-informed investment decision. Download this article to learn more. Read More

Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?


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and municipal  and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It? Branding and Positioning: What''s the Difference? And Can You Afford It? Featured Author - Lawson Abinanti - November 26, 2004 Originally published - December 15, 2003 Situation A few years ago, I had just finished an all day meeting with our company''s new ad agency when I got an uneasy feeling that, despite the agreeable head nodding and diligent note-taking, we were not really synched up. My product marketing team had presented Read More

Zettaset and Simba Streamline Hadoop and Analytics Interoperability


Zettaset and Simba have announced a strategic technology partnership to provide enterprise class security for the deployment of combined analytics and Hadoop platforms and streamlined interoperability for the Hadoop and analytics ecosystem.

and municipal  and Simba Streamline Hadoop and Analytics Interoperability Zettaset and Simba have announced a strategic technology partnership to provide enterprise class security for the deployment of combined analytics and Hadoop platforms and streamlined interoperability for the Hadoop and analytics ecosystem. Zettaset, a provider of Hadoop-based big data management applications, and Simba, an important standards-based data connector provider, have recently signed a partnership to tighten their relationship Read More