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How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs
While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer

application centricity  Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. NetSuite CRM+ offers powerful customer relationship management (CRM) with sales force and marketing automation, built-in order management, customer service and support, incentive compensation management and analytics. Source : NetSuite Resources Related to How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for S

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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JDA FOCUS 2012: A Real-time Cloud to Serve the “Connected Consumer”


It seems JDA Software, a leading supply chain management (SCM) solution vendor, is just a short step away from being able to manage the entire SCM process. Focused on the retail industry, JDA helps retailers satisfy “connected, always-on” consumers. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic recaps JDA FOCUS 2012, which highlighted the vendor’s aggressive move into the cloud.

application centricity  recently acquired and partnered applications. Some products from former Manugistics and i2 have contributed to the JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud solution suite, which enables manufacturer and retailer trading partners to collaborate at the shelf level for enhanced competitive advantage and performance. JDA’s Shelf-Connected Cloud, which among other pieces includes JDA 3D and JDA Assortment, improves the flow of information from the retail point of sale (POS) back to consumer packaged goods (CPG) Read More

CRM: The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth(For A Change)


Finding out the true facts about what makes CRM tick and how fast it circles the ROI clock—if it indeed reaches ROI-has long frustrated potential CRM implementers looking for answers. And getting good answers really matters, because their only alternative to being forewarned may be leaping into enterprise-wide, mega-bucks, change management-laden CRM implementations—and testing the depth of the water with both feet. For the first time, there are statistically-based, substantive answers to many questions about CRM.

application centricity  sell—whether market information, CRM application software, consulting services, conferences, books, magazines, webzine subscriptions or anything else pulled along by CRM. And played back together, they sound so cacophonous that they conjure up audible images of CRM running full speed across the business stage pulling a long string of tin cans behind it. For example, how can one software vendor enjoy a 99% implementation success rate and own dominant market share both, while only 30% of all implementatio Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

application centricity  to build a custom application that met their needs. This situation changed in the nineteen eighties as software developers realized the commercial opportunity in developing applications that addressed the common processes and needs of many organizations. Since then, the software industry has seen the continuous return of the build versus buy debate and vendors in both camps periodically switch sides, depending on which option enjoys the strongest support and has the greatest potential to drive increased Read More

Sage Saleslogix Guidebook


If you’ve already implemented Sage Saleslogix for your customer relationship management (CRM) process and CRM analytics needs, this guidebook can help you achieve more value. And if you’re considering Saleslogix for your new CRM solution, you’ll learn best practices, including how to integrate and customize; how to move from sales to support, service, and marketing; and how to think strategically about training.

application centricity  Key components of the application include: Sales force automation enables sales teams to streamline and automate sales functions to increase productivity and acquire more customers. Users can access detailed account and contact information, track opportunities from lead to close, forecast revenues, manage team calendars and activities, and have complete visibility into each prospect as they move through the sales cycle. Marketing automation and campaign management enables marketing managers to build, Read More

Best Practices for Microsoft SharePoint Server Application Deployments


Discover the best way to optimize Microsoft Office 2007 SharePoint Server applications and reduce network costs. Learn how download times of commonly accessed documents across a wide area network can be reduced from over four minutes to less than one second. In extreme scenarios (with user response times in excess of 10 minutes), find out how you can reduce the workflow wait down to 15 seconds!

application centricity  for Microsoft SharePoint Server Application Deployments Discover the best way to optimize Microsoft Office 2007 SharePoint Server applications and reduce network costs. Learn how download times of commonly accessed documents across a wide area network can be reduced from over four minutes to less than one second. In extreme scenarios (with user response times in excess of 10 minutes), find out how you can reduce the workflow wait down to 15 seconds! Read More

IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and improve e-business architectures. IBM’s leadership in message oriented middleware with MQSeries should allow them to take a leadership role in the market in short order.

application centricity  Moves into Enterprise Application Integration IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration M. Reed - April 26th, 2000 Event Summary SOMERS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2000--IBM announced new software that helps companies integrate their IT infrastructures so they can transform into e-businesses. Business integration, or enterprise application integration (EAI), is required for companies that want to engage in corporate mergers and acquisitions, electronic commerce, and business-to-business Read More

Beacon Application Services


Beacon has provided PeopleSoft consulting services since 1992. Today we are an Oracle Platinum Partner, having earned ‘Specialized Partner’ status in PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management and PeopleSoft PeopleTools. We have also achieved Oracle Specialization in the Financial Services Industry.

application centricity  Application Services Beacon has provided PeopleSoft consulting services since 1992. Today we are an Oracle Platinum Partner, having earned ‘Specialized Partner’ status in PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management and PeopleSoft PeopleTools. We have also achieved Oracle Specialization in the Financial Services Industry. Read More

Why Application Security Is the New Business Imperative -- and How to Achieve It


Businesses are being held increasingly accountable for their business application security—by customers, partners, and government. Unfortunately, most businesses are playing catch-up with security. What’s really needed are processes that fix the software development cycle by weaving security expertise into software acquisition, development, and deployment. Businesses that don’t take a process-oriented approach today may end up chasing application security forever.

application centricity  Application Security Is the New Business Imperative -- and How to Achieve It Businesses are being held increasingly accountable for their business application security—by customers, partners, and government. Unfortunately, most businesses are playing catch-up with security. What’s really needed are processes that fix the software development cycle by weaving security expertise into software acquisition, development, and deployment. Businesses that don’t take a process-oriented approach today may Read More

Protecting the Crown Jewels: An Enterprise-class Approach to Application-level Security


Most large organizations zealously protect their networks and host operating systems. But enterprise-class applications receive comparatively little attention, on the assumption that they are protected by defenses at the network perimeter. Yet these applications and databases are the major reason enterprises invest in IT in the first place—and the data they contain are often the enterprise’s most valuable assets.

application centricity  An Enterprise-class Approach to Application-level Security Most large organizations zealously protect their networks and host operating systems. But enterprise-class applications receive comparatively little attention, on the assumption that they are protected by defenses at the network perimeter. Yet these applications and databases are the major reason enterprises invest in IT in the first place—and the data they contain are often the enterprise’s most valuable assets. Read More

Enterprise Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact


The worst is past for SoftBrands. However, the vendor must still deal with the problem of blending many formerly independent organizations together, while figuring out how best to leverage their different technological and industrial strengths.

application centricity  Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact Market Impact The past several years have been tough for SoftBrands , a Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)-based provider of enterprise solutions for the manufacturing and hospitality industries (see SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow and Fourth Shift's evolution within SoftBrands' DemandStream ). However, the worst is certainly past for SoftBrands, and there are some glimmers of hope for a better future. For a discussion of the Clas Read More

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Shipping Your Software Application as an Appliance


For independent software vendors (ISVs), software delivery creates big operational challenges. Integrating an application with the latest operating system and service pack causes headaches for customers and suppliers. However, pre-built server devices or appliances contain one convenient, ready-to-go system, minimizing configuration glitches and letting customers and suppliers step back while the appliance does the work.

application centricity  of Shipping Your Software Application as an Appliance How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Shipping Your Software Application as an Appliance If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. NEI is a leading provider of purpose-built platforms, appliances and support services for application software developers, OEMs and service providers serving storage, security and communications markets worldwide. NEI provides the engineering, Read More

Migrating to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions


Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market.

application centricity  to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market. Read More

Application Software Outsourcing: Six Experiences to Consider When Choosing the Best Provider


When there is an outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report. But, who is responsible for choosing the outsourcing provider? Instead of blaming the lousy job that you’ve received, it is more helpful to investigate how you have ended up with this incapable partner if you don’t want to fall into the

application centricity  outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report. But, who is responsible for choosing the outsourcing provider? Instead of blaming the lousy job that you’ve received, it is more helpful to investigate how you have ended up with this incapable partner if you don’t want to fall into the same trap again. You can never be too careful when choosing outsourcing partners and you should look through all the Read More

What's Wrong with Application Software? It's the Economics


Enterprise architecture is a technology problem, not the business problem. The business problem is time, money, and quality. Focusing on modifications as an example, the reason that modifications are bad is that they take too long, cost too much, and often have quality issues.

application centricity  s Wrong with Application Software? It's the Economics Event Summary The recent TEC article, Should You Modify An Application Product resulted in an unusually high number of e-mails. Most agreed (end-users, IT professionals) with the analysis presented in the article and a few agreed (vendors) with the exception of when their favorite product or tool set was used for the modifications. We received a single e-mail that was absolutely hostile towards the position. This e-mail started with Wake up!!! Read More