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Understanding the Planning and Deployment Requirements of Today’s Software-as-a-service Solutions
Midsize businesses are learning the hard way that most enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are not truly on-demand, but instead require

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resource vs managed service decision  and management (e.g., project-based resource planning or PRP) perspective. With the introduction of BAAN IV product release, Baan was one of the first ERP vendors to deliver serial effectivity and the US government-specific financial control and reporting. Despite a number of lost customers during multiple transitions, Baan has, at least, addressed the existing customer base attrition, partly by its senior management personally reassuring the major customers of the company's viability. The next step was Read More

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resource vs managed service decision  Epicor’s new flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering is a blend of rich global functionality built on agile technology that eliminates complexity to make ERP easier to use, more collaborative, and more responsive, while supporting today’s business imperatives: social collaboration, deployment flexibility, accelerated performance, and broad device accessibility (see Figure 2). Some customers are already live with Epicor ERP version 10, including Allambi Youth Services, Boers & Co Fine Read More

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resource vs managed service decision  including every major enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform, and can analyze and drill down on spending along dozens of different dimensions including by commodity, cost center, general ledger (GL) account, geography, time, payment terms, and more. Strategy #2 – Take Steps to Mitigate Inflation :  Inflation is the X factor in this economic downturn, experts say, and getting ahead of it is critical.  The panel recommended re-negotiating contracts with target suppliers and sourcing for value as Read More

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resource vs managed service decision  Resource Planning for Services: Has Software as a Service Become Service-oriented Architecture for Small to Medium Businesses? Originally published - February 14, 2007 In a market where labels define software vendors, the power of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) acronym has permeated the small to medium business (SMB) market. Tier one and best-of-breed vendors are embracing the ERP label as the message of choice to its clients, especially in the services sector where ERP is less mature. Read More

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