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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

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

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

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

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

Times are Tough - RIR Might Leave More Cash on Your Balance Sheet


For residents and tourists of Paris (France), using RER or Paris Metro is certainly a way to save on commuting costs (and parking frustrations) compared to owning and renting cars. This blog post is not about transportation, but rather about an inventory management method with a similar name. Namely, this blog post is about RIR or Rapid Inventory Rightsizing, which is an innovative new program

renting  compared to owning and renting cars. This blog post is not about transportation, but rather about an inventory management method with a similar name. Namely, this blog post is about RIR or Rapid Inventory Rightsizing , which is an innovative new program to help embattled companies relatively quickly free up cash and reduce the impact of the current global credit crunch on their supply chains. This pretty straightforward concept and message of improving a free cash flow (FCF) came recently from ToolsGroup Read More

Feds Warms Up to ERP Spending, but Will Contractors and Their ERP Vendors Comply? Part One: Event Summary and Market Impact


There has been noise in the US public sector about a strong federal (Feds) interest in ERP applications. This, coupled with the Feds customary huge purchasing appetite for goods and services ranging from consulting to purchasing military devices and components, building, many businesses that have previously competed only in the commercial sector are tempted to feed the Feds. However, the Feds' peculiar and idiosyncratic regulatory requirements provide high barriers to entry, and novice companies that are not already offering the functionality for the sector will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in Defense and other federal markets.

renting  its own intranet or renting it via a hosting or application service provider (ASP). Further, the leading ERP vendors have incorporated customer relationship management (CRM), SCM, e-procurement, business intelligence (BI) or analytic and many other extended-ERP 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, BI, Internet technologies and so on, Read More

CMMS in the Aviation Industry


There are many CMMS systems in the market that specialize in detailed maintenance, repair, and overhaul. When selecting a sysems for an airline, decision-makers have to be extra careful.

renting  staff. This also involves renting or paying for several user licenses a year. This is because enterprise software is more developed than software specialized for the aviation industry. In fact, it is very common to see software that has been customized in some way to the way processes are carried out in the aviation industry. This often results in a wasted percentage of the implemented system. Users should be very careful when selecting add-ons, because the rental fees can be too high for features that Read More

Information/Internet Appliances


Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware expenditures. What are they, who makes them, and what do you get for your money?

renting  that it will start renting software meshes very well with the Internet appliance and Application Service Provider (ASP) model. We believe a large part of this growth will be driven by a herd mentality, catalyzed by: (1) financial managers looking for a PC infrastructure cost magic bullet ; and (2) Microsoft pushing the rental model for application software such as Microsoft Office. We do not believe this is due to this computing model being fundamentally better than the existing model(s). Market Scenario 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

Not Your Mother’s Portal


Radnet’s PortalworkX™ provides an elegant solution to a class of problems you knew you had, but thought you’d have to solve by hacking up other products that do something different. The keyword is collaboration.

renting  economies of scale in renting facilities, catering, and assigning support staff to cover the events. Initially, the only interest was in a vehicle for coordinating these events, and the company quickly implemented a PortalworkX solution. However, once the sales force heard about the new system, they realized that it solved one of their problems: they had never been completely informed about marketing activities in their regions. Although the system was initially built for the Marketing department, it was 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

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

The Players of Software-as-a-Service Business Models and Finding the Best Value Propositions


Although the promise of reduced implementation risk and time, lower upfront costs, etc. justify the hosting/ASP model, this brings an entire new set of issues for mid-market organizations to consider when seeking a vendor company using such an approach.

renting  mySAP SRM example, even renting simplified materials requirement planning (MRP) systems is slowly catching on with small and medium manufacturers that have realized its potential scale of cost and time savings. To that end, the UK-based RentIT vendor cites a recent win where it lured an aerospace subcontractor away from its $250,000 (USD), 50-user conventional ERP deal with a $4,000 (USD) per month deal for the hosted 123MRP product. The attraction to this system reportedly lay, in part, in the pricing mo Read More