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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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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 open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

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

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 departments normally use it? And who is the recommended team that should choose the ERP system?TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says: To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP

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

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 difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner. Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing

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

Outlook for 2010


As 2009 comes to a close, we look forward to the New Year and everything trendy that it will bring. Today, TEC’s Research Analyst Round Table discusses the outlook in technology for 2010. We will touch on: •    Social Networking •    Social Product Development •    Business Intelligence (BI) for the Masses •    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS

saas open source alternatives  to expand. ERP and SaaS – Aleksey Osintsev The economy fell into a recession in 2009. This new reality forced companies to save as much money as it could by reviewing its spending, including IT expenses. I believe this was a major reason why the public interest in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) concept of business software delivery became so evident. In many business areas, SaaS seems to be a strong alternative to the traditional on-premise way of software deployment. However, in the ERP systems 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 economic environment. Consider customer relationship management (CRM), transportation management, talent management, payroll processing, travel and expense (T@E) management, strategic sourcing and procurement, and many

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

Move into the Fast Lane with SteelHead™ SaaS and Microsoft® Office 365™


This infographic shows you how to accelerate the delivery of Microsoft Office 365 with Riverbed Technology’s SteelHead SaaS.

saas open source alternatives  Fast Lane with SteelHead™ SaaS and Microsoft® Office 365™ This infographic shows you how to accelerate the delivery of Microsoft Office 365 with Riverbed Technology’s SteelHead SaaS. Read More

Microsoft's Open Source Licenses


This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License) as compliant with the open source definition. Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn't Microsoft been one

saas open source alternatives  s Open Source Licenses This post is not an oxymoron . The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License ) as compliant with the open source definition . Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn''t Microsoft been one of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? Read More

CARL Source


Released in early 2008, CARL Source is a maintenance management solution with additional functionality to manage financial, technical, regulatory, quality, and property processes related to a company’s assets. Designed around a web-native architecture, CARL Source supports Web 2.0 standards, Java, XML, Web Services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and more. The Carl Source interface was designed to be user-friendly, while remaining fully compliant with web standards. Carl Source is customizable and extendable. It can operate with leading solutions, such as BEA, Microsoft, and Oracle, and can be configured to work with other information services (IS) applications via its integrated Web Services. CARL Source can be deployed without installing any programs on client workstations. CARL Source is available in a number of versions and configurations, designed for companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries.      

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Infor LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings


At the recent Red Hat Summit 2014, Infor announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB, a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack.

saas open source alternatives  LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings Infor at the recent Red Hat Summit 2014 announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB , a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack. Infor LN is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) application for large and midsize complex manufacturers delivered on a technology platform that was designed to give IT departments the flexibility Read More

Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises


This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that should be asked. It is important to ensure that a SaaS solution is well aligned with business requirements, and can accommodate change and growth. The paper also provides an evaluation template for executives to use in conducting evaluations of SaaS solutions.

saas open source alternatives  own tools? Does the SaaS provider respond well to support requests or to requests for enhancements? Is there an open and active community of users so that you can exchange information and share experiences? SaaS should be approached no differently than any other important purchase—you need to be sure of what you are getting. You need to be sure you are not going to burden your IT group with more work. You need to be sure that the SaaS solution you choose will deliver all the benefits you expect. KEY Read More

Is an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You?


If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download this white paper to see how the increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source BPM technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach.

saas open source alternatives  an Open Source Business Process Management Solution Right for You? Increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source business process management (BPM) technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach of more companies and projects. If you are considering deploying BPM solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download Read More

SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us


In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you'll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughou...

saas open source alternatives  In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you''ll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughout your organization make better, faster decisions —and turn your company into a more efficient, profitable, and competitive operation. Find out SaaS-based BI can work for you. Download your PDF copy of SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 Read More

iQuoteXpress Launches Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution


iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback

saas open source alternatives  Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback. iQuoteXpress v6.0 is now available to all existing and new customers.   The new Leads Read More

The ROI from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is a term frequently used, but what does it mean for businesses, and what are the financial implications resulting from utilizing this software? This white paper from Waer Systems aims to highlight the financial benefits of both short- and long-term usage of SaaS and how it can benefit your business.

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SaaS and Cloud ERP Observations: Is Cloud ERP Right for You?


Over the past six years, Aberdeen Group has been measuring organizations’ willingness to consider a software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment model for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations. Using this research, Aberdeen has created a short report to help organizations as they review their options and provide key takeaways to consider during the process.

saas open source alternatives  and Cloud ERP Observations: Is Cloud ERP Right for You? Over the past six years, Aberdeen Group has been measuring organizations’ willingness to consider a software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment model for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations. Using this research, Aberdeen has created a short report to help organizations as they review their options and provide key takeaways to consider during the process. Read More