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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

saas open source alternatives  in the case of SaaS deployments). Namely, for major customizations, customers can get source code and develop whatever they want, which xTuple can then roll into a standard OpenMFG function. In other words, to make meaningful changes to the application, users need to modify database functions and triggers (which is reasonably easy), and possibly the client-side, which is much less easy, in C++. Nonetheless, xTuple is talking about some additional architectural changes coming down the pike that will make Read More...
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 1
The software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, quite outperforming its on-premise counterpart in this tough

saas open source alternatives  remaining 72 percent from SaaS subscriptions. Plex calls this methodology  Rapid Application Development (RAD)  or the process of creating or improving software by involving the user community in all phases of the system development. The vendor''s R&D department is a  profit center , as customers pay for the majority of R&D. In 2006, Plex claims to have completed over 10,000 requests for new features and customizations. The vendor is forthright about its challenge of how to communicate and broadcast Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

saas open source alternatives  plumbing components). Thus, many SaaS aspirants might still opt for the grueling DIY approach by using some free and open source software (FOSS) LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP) bundle or Ruby on Rails (RoR) . On the commercial software side, there is always Microsoft’s stack, which consists of Windows , Internet Information Services (IIS ), ASP.NET , and SQL Server .  Progress OpenEgde , Oracle SaaS Platform , various SaaS programs from IBM , and so on are other SaaS platform (but not Read More...
The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI
Users of SQL Server value its power, speed, and affordability. But research shows that these users often face significant challenges in producing the business

saas open source alternatives  built to service other SaaS offerings such as Salesforce.com, these BI solutions provide useful analytics to sales and marketing professionals but cannot be deployed beyond this audience.   Choosing the Right BI Alternative In evaluating these different options, organizations will need to consider their particular situation and requirements to determine which type of solution best fits. For companies with a large IT staff and substantial BI budget, the traditional BI vendors could provide a good Read More...
Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?
TEC reader Martin K. recently wrote in with these questions:What kind of data is handled by ERP systems and how it is done? How does the interface work? Which

saas open source alternatives  software as a service (SaaS), whereby your organization can access a externally hosted solution with a set of pre-configured modules that can provide the functionality of a completely integrated ERP system (for a monthly fee). This can address the need to have a solution in place, without incurring the costs for support and maintenance of an ERP system. Another alternative is to explore the growing number of open source ERP vendors, which can address many application requirements for little or no Read More...
Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives
Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific

saas open source alternatives  customer relationship management,CRM,functionality,features,verticals,evaluation,on demand Read More...
10 Ways to Fail as a SaaS Company
For companies considering offering a product with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business and delivery model, there are many ways things can go wrong—from

saas open source alternatives  to Fail as a SaaS Company For companies considering offering a product with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business and delivery model, there are many ways things can go wrong—from inadequate market research, to poorly planned release cycles, to a failure to keep up with industry developments. Discover 10 common ways that SaaS companies fail, and learn how to avoid these pitfalls. Read More...
Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP
Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure

saas open source alternatives  Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP Challenges to Oracle and SAP Oracle Corporation has long prospered in the application service provider (ASP) and hosting space with its vision to deliver software as a service through the Oracle On Demand offerings (in former incarnations called Oracle.com and Oracle Business Online ). At the applications level, Oracle has over 200 customers within the Oracle E-Business Suite On Demand program. Here pricing is based per module Read More...
No Back Doors. No Open Windows.
To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly

saas open source alternatives  Back Doors. No Open Windows. To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly interfaced and the potential vulnerabilities that can ensue. While full disk encryption (FDE) is one step closer to a more secure OS, encryption without strong authentication isn’t enough. For security-conscious users, pre-boot authentication is the only way to go. Read More...
What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?
You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find

saas open source alternatives  a customer-favoring phenomenon than SaaS and cloud, which is at least partially driven by a new generation of vendor lock-in objectives. We''ll embrace the cloud more fully, of course, with our 4.0 product—but we''ll do it, once again, in a way that will disrupt the incumbent competitors. So, to answer your question, we''re looking to continue to grow the company, and in the long run, to significantly change the rules of enterprise software. We want what people currently call ERP and CRM to be as easy and Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

saas open source alternatives  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise Read More...
3 Countries Open the Gate
EC-Gate creates a wireless vertical marketplace to enable B2B e-commerce. The first of several wireless virtual communities were unveiled at three

saas open source alternatives  Countries Open the Gate 3 Countries Open the Gate A.Turner - May 9, 2000 Event Summary In April, EC-Gate announced the launch of their Business-to-Business Wireless ASP (WASP) during the Bouw-RAI exhibition in Amsterdam, the AmericasTelecom conference in Rio de Janeiro, and the ITAC Procurement conference in Ottawa. Through its alliance with Ericsson and Telfort, EC-Gate has created a wireless cybermarket for the Dutch construction industry, EC-Bouw. Leveraging the Internet, EC-Gate provides its Read More...

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