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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

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

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

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


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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

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically - Part 3: Challenges & User Recommendations


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and municipal  sell to general contractors), and FDA BioPharma Solution. Being developed : Municipal Airports, Construction (AIA Billing & Certified PR), Furniture, and Kanban Solution. Although it will take some doing to institute the global availability of these solutions and to prevent NSCs'' duplication of effort and/or product line/market conflicts, the idea of each NSC in the US having its own vertical solution might not be that far fetched some time in the future; therefore, the incumbent vendors should better Read More

Customer Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy and Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins


Rapid convergence of communications, media and entertainment (CME) is driving telecom, cable, and content executives to seek more creative means to garner long-term customer relationships. But how does one go from lofty goal to measurable results? Customer value enhancement (CVE) is a predictive approach to linking front- and back-office functions through advanced business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Find out more.

and municipal  Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy and Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins Rapid convergence of communications, media and entertainment (CME) is driving telecom, cable, and content executives to seek more creative means to garner long-term customer relationships. But how does one go from lofty goal to measurable results? Customer value enhancement (CVE) is a predictive approach to linking front- and back-office functions through advanced business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Find out more. Read More

Automation and Virtualization Increase Utilization and Efficiency of J2EE Applications


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and municipal  and Virtualization Increase Utilization and Efficiency of J2EE Applications As enterprise Java has become more and more pervasive, IT has used Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies to build many of its most mission-critical applications, typically over-provisioning hardware to guarantee performance—at an extremely high price. Hence, the goal of automation and virtualization software: to enable IT to provide applications at required service levels and reduced costs. Read More

Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations


When compared to leading vendors, Ramco suffers from size, funding, and market awareness comparisons. However, it appears to be at least equal in functionality (if not even stronger in certain industries of focus), superior in technology and leading in vision. Of course, more than functional capabilities, technology, and vision are needed to succeed in today’s marketplace.

and municipal  Ships Technology And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations Event Summary At the end of February, during the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in Chicago, IL, Ramco Systems Limited ( www.ramco.com ), a provider of enterprise business applications and accompanied services, with a global HQ in India, announced the delivery of a series of enterprise application suites that it claims will change the economics of application software . Instead of releasing one application suite that is Read More

Why and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success


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and municipal  and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success Why and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. EquaTerra advisors have been involved in hundreds of human resources (HR) transformation and outsourcing initiatives, delivering sustainable value for organizations of all sizes. Source : EquaTerra Resources Related to Read More

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


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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

Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 1


The blogosphere and other media outlets might still be raving about major announcements at Oracle OpenWorld 2009, such as the one about Oracle’s professed strategy of “gently” and thoughtfully assimilating Sun Microsystems. The impending merger (subject to somewhat more difficulty than previously expected, due to regulatory hurdles in Europe) should make Oracle not only the

and municipal  Part 1 The blogosphere and other media outlets might still be raving about major announcements at  Oracle OpenWorld 2009 , such as the one  about Oracle ’s professed strategy of “gently” and thoughtfully assimilating Sun Microsystems . The impending merger (subject to somewhat more difficulty than previously expected, due to regulatory hurdles in Europe) should make Oracle not only the world’s largest business software company, but also a major hardware player. References to  Apple Computer Read More

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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

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and municipal  Innovation and Product Development Software Market Trends and Predictions Here’s a state-of-the-market post on innovation and product development software—product lifecycle management (PLM), computer aided design (CAD), manufacturing operations management (MOM)/manufacturing execution system (MES), etc.—as well as some predictions for what I see coming down the track in 2015. These are the trends and predictions that are on my mind at the close of 2014: These days, companies need to adopt Read More

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and municipal  Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management As discussed in The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing , for anyone who has not spent the last several years in hibernation or stranded on a remote island, it has become apparent that several market-driving forces have come together to create a perfect storm, one that makes control of the supply side more important to overall business success than ever before. Some of these driving forces include globalization (the prospect of new Read More

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and municipal  and Methods of SAN Extension Using QLogic Switches and Routers Realize the benefits of storage area networks (SANs) by using public or private networks. The benefits of SANs include centralized data management, back up, and restoration of data, as well as remote archiving for disaster recovery and business continuity. Host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, and multiprotocol routers are the keys to the fibre channel network—and the high-quality of select remote sites. Read More