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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
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

saas open source alternatives  Implementation , TCO of SaaS BI , BI Tools , Open Source Business Intelligence , On-premise BI Solutions , Open Source BI Platforms , Three BI Models , BI Project , Business Intelligence Products , Business Intelligence Applications , Business Intelligence Best Practices , Delivery Models for BI , Business Intelligence Data . Table of Contents   Executive Summary Elements of a Business Intelligence Deployment TCO of Traditional BI Solutions are Dominated by Staffing Costs Open Source Software Lowers 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
SaaS-based Test Management
Organizations must keep up with technology and adapt their quality assurance (QA) processes for continued success. Test management isn’t optional. The proper

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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
SaaS is Hot - is That Good Enough for you?
Find out what you really need to know in is the SaaS model right for you?

saas open source alternatives  But if you think SaaS is a panacea—think again. What about the potential pitfalls of SaaS? Do you have all the information you need to make a sound decision? Find out what you really need to know in Is the SaaS Model Right for You? You''ll learn about the pros and cons of SaaS , and the issues to consider before making a decision. You''ll also get guidelines on which types of operations should opt for SaaS, and which ones should think twice. SaaS has a lot going for it—but is it right for your 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

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
Secure Your Source Code
Are you on top of data security compliance? Is your source code secure? Are you looking for a new approach that can help ensure these things are taken care of

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Plex Systems Infrastructure: The SaaS Advantage
Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly attractive choice for manufacturers that would rather not continue to divert resources into purchases

saas open source alternatives  Systems Infrastructure: The SaaS Advantage Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly attractive choice for manufacturers that would rather not continue to divert resources into purchases of sophisticated software systems that do not represent their core business, while adding costly IT resources. SaaS provider’s IT experts handle it, while your company gets back to doing what it does best. See the infrastructure needed to sustain SaaS in manufacturing. Read More
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

saas open source alternatives  Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. Read More
Evaluating Alternatives: Key Questions To Ask When Considering An Alternative ERP/MRP System
Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions.

saas open source alternatives  Alternatives: Key Questions To Ask When Considering An Alternative ERP/MRP System Situation Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions. Will the system have the necessary visibility into manufacturing processes, particularly costs? Will it give customers and partners direct data exchange through the supply chain? Many companies facing this decision are still running old-style Read More
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

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
Ask the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS?
This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS

saas open source alternatives  difference between ASP and SaaS models. TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP model is also sometimes called on-demand software or software as a service . The most limited sense of this business is that of providing access to a particular application program (such as Read More
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