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Should Your ERP Meal Plan Include the McCloud?


I have observed the enterprise software industry over a number of years, conducting research and reading tons of publications on ERP and other enterprise software issues, and I have noticed that cloud vendors and industry analysts frequently use analogies to describe software offerings and, more recently, to help businesses better understand the cloud, or to inspire trust and interest in cloud

renting  analogies as owning versus renting a car or owning versus renting a house used to talk about on-premises versus cloud-hosted solutions, but in my opinion comparisons like these don’t reflect reality accurately enough to be valid. I’ve come up with a couple of analogies of my own that I think better reflect the nature of cloud computing, specifically cloud-based multitenant business applications, as they are often regarded as the quintessence of a cloud offering, promising notable advantages in most Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Six: Looking to the Future


Unless all the functional modules have access to and use the same data in near real-time, unless all processes are fully integrated (so that, for example a mobile sales rep can see the live inventory data for order promising), and unless users can seamlessly move from one module to another, we are not talking about coherency but rather about the hodgepodge of disconnected (or very loosely connected, in the best scenario) islands of information.

renting  its own intranet or renting it via an application service provider (ASP) . It is apparent that lately ERP has been redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Originally focused on automating the internal processes of an enterprise, ERP systems have begun to include customer and supplier-centric processes as well, having thereby become universal business applications that encompass front-office; business intelligence; and e-commerce or supply chain management. Given the mere ERP moniker Read More

Lotus Announces Upcoming Release of ASP Solution Pack


SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26, 1999 -- At ISPCON'99, IBM's Lotus Development Corp. today announced the ASP Solution Pack, a hosted applications offering that provides a Lotus Domino- and IBM WebSphere-powered platform and a ready-to-rent solution set directly targeted at the needs of Application Service Providers (ASPs) and their small and mid-sized business customers.

renting  months on an application renting decision, as cheaper and more functional ASP solutions from a broader set of vendors will be delivered within that timeframe. Read More

Hosted Hosting: Should Service Providers Go Hosted?


Hosted services can offer a sound solution for small and medium businesses requiring safe and reasonably priced platforms. Applying the same concept at a higher level could result in hosting and services providers leasing or renting virtual real estate for the services they provide in order to lower their initial investments or subsequent upgrade costs. Learn more about “hosted hosting,” the new breed of hosting services.

renting  services providers leasing or renting virtual real estate for the services they provide in order to lower their initial investments or subsequent upgrade costs. Learn more about “hosted hosting,” the new breed of hosting services. Read More

PeopleSoft - Are Business Intelligence and e-Commerce Enough?


PeopleSoft is currently developing the PeopleSoft Business Network (PSBN), which should incorporate business transactions, knowledge and analytical tools within and beyond enterprise boundaries. PSBN and EPM initiatives have the potential to increase revenues, however the coveted 50%+ annual growth is not achievable without strong product offerings in CRM and manufacturing area...

renting  technology, and possibly through renting options with Application Service Providers (ASP) partners, like USinternetworking and Corio. Use direct sales force to increase penetration into existing customer base, mainly by offering new analytical Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications and e-business supply chain (PSBN) components. Expand global presence (distribution, sales, services and support), primarily by leveraging qualified local indirect channels. J.D Edwards and MAPICS would be good Read More

3 Critical Considerations When Choosing Your SCM Solution


SCM software selection is a tricky and painful activity for most companies. Why? Despite the plethora of solutions currently available, it may be hard to find one that fits a company’s business model. What should companies do to ensure they are well prepared for choosing the best-fit SCM solution? TEC SCM research analyst Phil Reney offers three critical considerations to help companies in search for an SCM solution.

renting  you’re a small company renting an office suite or a multinational managing multiple subsidiaries, your business infrastructure plays a major role in the type of solution you need and how it can map to your current business structure. In the grand scheme of things, that is the easy part. What is less obvious is how your business handles its growth. Will it be an organic one, such as adding a new warehouse, or growth by absorbing a competitor through mergers and acquisitions (M&A)? Organic growth tends to Read More

Space: The Final Frontier How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions


In both retail and consumer goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that make them more and more successful, extending their lead every quarter?

renting  where the retailer is renting real estate to a manufacturer whose brand is the category. Retailers will look for a supplier that gives the supplier''s own brands the appropriate role in a category. The best manufacturers have mastered merchandising principles to create the highest level of turns and profits. Conclusion There will always be a tug-of-war between retailers and suppliers in their power struggle for margins, the customer''s loyalty, and market share. To stay on the winning side of the winner-l Read More

Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

renting  its own intranet or renting it via an application service provider (ASP). Further, the leading ERP vendors have incorporated CRM, SCM, e-procurement and business intelligence (analytic) modules by developing them in-house, by acquisition or through strategic partnerships with the best-of-breed vendors. Therefore, agencies should benefit from aligning back-office systems with CRM, e-government, business intelligence and Internet technologies as part of the overall plan, instead of managing it as multiple s Read More

Content as a Service: a New Model for E-learning Content Delivery


How can a company ensure that users are taking the “right” course if they do not identify and understand their strategy for content delivery? Can content be hastily rounded up and integrated with the organization's learning management system (LMS)? On the surface, this appears to handle the situation, but this is far from the case. Find out why content-as-a-service is a superior solution for effective online training.

renting  far from the case. Renting or buying content storage space is analogous to purchasing a DVD rack to store DVDs. The rack houses all of the DVD''s but does nothing to help with the end user viewing or consuming the movie. To fully enjoy the movie experience, you need, at a minimum, a DVD player. Your viewing experience can be enhanced if you also have HD TV, or surround sound stereo, which are all part of the movie delivery (far beyond just storage). When this analogy is applied to content, a new model evol Read More

Can Software Help Employees Enjoy Their Workday (More)? - Part 1




renting  vendor makes money by renting both the software and hardware (so the share of the deal for the vendor is higher) and in part because the company is not wasting a lot of R&D and support money on certain kinds of software distribution and testing. At old school on-premises ERP vendors, the distribution, testing, and support costs are roughly 20 percent of their R&D costs, not counting the enormous costs of  software patches  management and distribution. Who Uses Workday? Workday customers are typically Read More

Challenges and User Recommendations for a Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Some major SSI competitors, while possibly inferior regarding process or mill industry focus, will influence some purchase decisions through more comprehensive horizontal product portfolios, and superior global presence, localization capabilities, and viability—which are still hurdles for SSI to overcome.

renting  range from leasing and renting, to buying. For all these reasons, in SSI, the usual suspect globally recognized ERP players will always have an additional nemesis in the UK to reckon with. Read More

Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 2: Event Summary Continued


Oracle continues respond to the changing requirements of the market, by addressing the need for Wireless Internet support, application servers, and expanded ASP support, while using new pricing models to maintain and expand its existing customer base.

renting  into its strategy of renting software to customers over Web. Oracle hopes to build annual revenue from hosting business from ~$50 million now to $1 billion by 2006. Oracle made its first foray into hosted software when it launched its Business Online division at the end of 1998. The unit was renamed Oracle.com and renamed again recently as Oracle E-Business Suite (OEBS) Online . So far, Oracle reportedly has 200 companies renting its software over the Web. The aim is to convert 25% of its 12,000 Read More

CRM: Big is Not Always the Best


Customer relationship management (CRM) solutions can range from simple contact managers (for a few hundred dollars) to multimillion-dollar enterprise applications that take years to implement. This is why over-buying a CRM system can be one of the most costly mistakes a company can make. But where should you start your research? And what steps should you take after that?

renting  An easy comparison is renting an apartment versus buying a house – what’s better for you? Common sense tells you that owning is always a better deal in the long run. Whatever solution you go with, you will want your CRM system to be a long-term solution that your company will use for many years in the future. We suggest you perform a multi-year comparison so you can clearly understand the short term and long term costs of a CRM system for your company. With a hosted CRM system, you will face monthly Read More