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Ten Steps to Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution


Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution.

market forecasting  Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution. Read More

PSA -- Still An Evolving Market


What started out as a set of applications to better manage customers' projects, astutely allocate staff and monitor their utilization rates has become an important foundation for coordinating a full range of business activities amongst increasingly virtual teams both within and outside the four-walls.

market forecasting  -- Still An Evolving Market The PSA Market The market for Professional Service Automation (PSA) is still evolving with fragmented offerings from many point solutions providers that are not that financially sound either. As a matter of fact, a vast majority of pure PSA vendors are start-up weaklings, that offer only some of the following areas of an entire PSA (i.e., the bid-to-bill lifecycle), such as opportunity & lead tracking/management, proposal automation, resource planning & forecasting, recruiting Read More

BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation


The BI market is ripe for consolidation, but not necessarily for the reason of capturing the scarce remaining market share like in the ERP case, but more likely for the reasons of garnering the most complete CPM portfolio.

market forecasting  a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors, some of which have begun to embed BI within their relational databases, catch up, despite BI''s proven staying power within IT departments. Further, the BI vendors have earned the reputation of selling big BI infrastructure deals but leaving it to IT departments within user enterprises to figure out and define the scope of the entire project. Also, BI vendors often seem content to leave fragmented data models of the applications Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

market forecasting  a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors catch up. Especially the remaining Tier 2 and 3 retail point solution vendors, if they cannot gain significant traction and distinctive differentiation, could find themselves in a position of needing to either be acquired or join forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor via alliance or acquisition. On a more general note, retailers will have to find a fine balance between investments in emerging Read More

State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

market forecasting  offerings for the SMB market in the area of human resources information systems (HRIS) . The products covered in this guide address the management of a company''s workforce, including hiring, payroll, benefits, training, health and safety, and more. While HRIS are also commonly referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS) or as human capital management (HCM) , for the purpose of this guide, we will refer to the systems that support HR functionality as HRIS throughout. All these systems''in one Read More

PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays


There has been an intensifying hullabaloo in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and incumbent Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors defending their turf. PeopleSoft expands its forays outside the US with its recent announcements.

market forecasting  continue to discuss the Market Impact and make User Recommendations. Market Impact While the small-to-mid-enterprises (SMEs) open season started over four years ago, the last two years have seen a growing awareness of this market segment as a more fertile ground than the upper echelon, and PeopleSoft is no exception. However, PeopleSoft deserves commendation for achieving notable milestones (i.e., 1,100 mid-market customers so far, or 24% of all customers, whereby one out of every three new PeopleSoft Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Mid-market Issues


In continuing our first-time ever questions-and-answers series for software applications vendors, Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, express their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

market forecasting  of questions pertaining to market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues for software application vendors to answer. Following is the continuation of the responses we received from two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors— Infor and IFS . For more background on the questions we asked below, and for these two vendors'' answers to our first four questions, please see Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends and Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars) . Questions and Answers Read More

Intel Small Server Market


Who are the key players in the market segment of Intel small servers? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each, and when is one more appropriate than another?

market forecasting  Small Server Market Intel Small Server Market R. Krause - May 31 , 2000 Market Overview The Intel-based Server (also known as PC Server ) marketplace is encompassing an increasingly broad range of uses, functionality, and performance. Within this large market there are a number of smaller markets or segments based on such things as applications (e.g., Web serving or messaging) and functionality of the server itself (general purpose server vs. server appliance). The most common way of segmenting the Read More

Is Enterprise Market Consolidating? Exactly!


After seemingly the successful acquisition of Macola last year, Exact Software continues to build its SME market share by acquiring Kewill ERP.

market forecasting  Enterprise Market Consolidating? Exactly! Is Enterprise Market Consolidating? Exactly! P.J. Jakovljevic - June 14, 2002 Event Summary On May 29, Exact Software (AEX: EXACT), a Dutch-based provider of accounting, payroll, CRM, ERP and e-Business software solutions, continues its aggressive growth and expansion in North America by announcing its intention to acquire Kewill ERP Inc. , a manufacturing and distribution software division of Kewill Systems PLC (LSE: KWL). Kewill Systems is a UK-based provider Read More

A Veteran Mid-market ERP Vendor with a Pragmatic Vision Chimes In


Joining our growing list of vendors willing to provide their opinions and commentary on our thought-provoking questions on market trends, SYSPRO takes part in our ongoing question-and-answer series, where the vendor responds from the viewpoint of a mid-market veteran.

market forecasting  on our observations on market trends (see previous articles Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends, A Partner-friendly Platform Provider Discusses Market Trends , and Open Platform Provider Answers Questions about the State of the Market ), another market player that has voiced its opinions is SYSPRO . Recently, we published a short series of blog posts about SYSPRO on Technology Evaluation Centers '' ( TEC ''s) web site: Surviving Amid ERP Sharks as a Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User (Part Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Two: Market Impact


The major factors of success in business applications for the mid-market segment have traditionally been--flexible pricing, packaging and deployment options; speed of implementation; vertical focus; interconnectivity to other applications and legacy systems; product scalability and scope expandability; Internet and wireless device accessibility; low cost business-to-business (B2B) electronic connectivity; and a single point of contact possibly with a local consulting and implementation support. PeopleSoft seems to have captured (or at least tackled) most of these.

market forecasting  Express Conquest Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact Recently inaugurated as the No. 2 leading business applications provider after digesting the former J.D. Edwards & Company , PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), has been making decisive moves to deliver a number of new, and refurbished solutions, in a great part by leveraging its recently acquired product portfolio. Although the vendor has acted swiftly on assimilating its former competitor (see PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Read More

Welcome to the CRM Mid-Market Abyss-PeopleSoft


As the market shifts from sophisticated enterprise CRM implementations to the more competitive and overcrowded mid-market-large enterprise vendors tend to step on mid-market vendor's toes. The real concern is to determine whether the mid-market cultural and functional differences are well understood and acted upon or do the large players simply offer a smaller mockup of their existing enterprise solutions. This article, which evaluates the PeopleSoft mid-market CRM solution, is the first of a series of research articles that focus on the mid-market applications provided by large CRM vendors.

market forecasting  not only establishes its market dominance along with Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL) and SAP (NASDAQ: SAP) as an enterprise solution provider, but also demonstrates its capability to cater to the mid-sized space and step on the traditional SME vendors'' toes. PeopleSoft''s strategy in tapping into the potential of the mid-market is based on targeting its Preconfigured Mid-Market Solution to the upper layer of the market. In a recent interview, PeopleSoft mid-market vice president and general manager, Jeffrey Read, Read More

The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS


The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software at the group and headquarters level, wanting to lower costs and quicken implementation in their subsidiaries.

market forecasting  the SCM Market: IBS Market Impact The Sweden-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) provider International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B), while currently not a uniformly well-known mid-market global vendor, seems to be poised to change that situation. As the ERP and SCM markets suffered throughout the dismal last several years, IBS also felt a pinch of flat revenues at nearly $350 million (USD), but remained mostly profitable. This was a notable feat, especially Read More

Escaping Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting


For many companies, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel are the principal interface for budgets and forecasting. Often, these companies find themselves in “Excel hell,” a state of inefficiency and disruption related to using spreadsheets for collaborative planning. The result: frustration, and decisions based on bad information. Learn about solutions that can help your company stay out of “Excel hell.”

market forecasting  Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting For many companies, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel are the principal interface for budgets and forecasting. Often, these companies find themselves in “Excel hell,” a state of inefficiency and disruption related to using spreadsheets for collaborative planning. The result: frustration, and decisions based on bad information. Learn about solutions that can help your company stay out of “Excel hell.” Read More