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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 operating  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

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 out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

saas open source operating  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

TEC Research Analyst Round Table: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)


Software-as-a-service (SaaS): friend or foe? SaaS—also known as on-demand or hosted applications—is becoming more and more popular in a number of enterprise application areas and quickly changing the minds of many a skeptic. SaaS is changing the way organizations pay for, implement, and run their software applications. Unlike traditional applications, which are paid for up front and installed on

saas open source operating  – Knowledge Services): As SaaS popularity increases, so do concerns about its intersection with free and open source software (FOSS). Users should care about how SaaS affects benefits normally associated with the FOSS ecosystem, such as customization and lack of vendor lock-in. Using FOSS as the basis for their services, some SaaS vendors modify applications specifically for the service they provide. While this is beneficial (FOSS used well), it also brings certain problems to light. A FOSS application Read More

Six Game Changers about SaaS


For many manufacturers, implementing on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems involves delays, unexpected costs, and unsatisfying results. But over the last decade, the innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model has evolved to let manufacturers move beyond traditional enterprise software. Learn how SaaS solutions can deliver ERP integration, ease of use, and up-to-date functionality.

saas open source operating  Game Changers about SaaS Plex Online utilizes the software as a service (SaaS) model to deliver full-blown manufacturing ERP software functions in an on-demand model. Plex online is a web-based ERP solution, requiring only a web browser to access all of the analysis and management functions of a full-featured manufacturing ERP system, designed to meet the requirements of all departments within a quality-driven manufacturer, shop floor to top floor. No hardware or software installations are required. Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

saas open source operating  software as a service (SaaS) , but is there any more wide-ranging on-demand strategy in place? Infor: ION is the interoperability and BPM suite of services that will bring the world of on-premise and cloud together using the same solution. Customers implementing ION today and exploring the cloud opportunity have with ION the right solution to grow and adopt cloud services. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about Infor ION and the company’s revised product strategy? Is Infor Read More

The Advantages of Open Source ERP


Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product.

saas open source operating  Advantages of Open Source ERP Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product. Read More

Software-as-a-service Overview


The software-as-a-service platform enables users to access software applications anytime, from anywhere, via an Internet browser. A SaaS business model enables companies to purchase business software on a monthly subscription basis, and eliminate the need for servers or on-staff support personnel. This fact sheet gives you a quick run-down of what SaaS is, what kind of company it’s best suited for, and why.

saas open source operating  an Internet browser. A SaaS business model enables companies to purchase business software on a monthly subscription basis, and eliminate the need for servers or on-staff support personnel. This fact sheet gives you a quick run-down of what SaaS is, what kind of company it’s best suited for, and why. Read More

Open Analytics Platform


The Open Analytics Platform consolidates data of any size, typically found both inside organizations and in the cloud, creating an analytic experience that is both fast and agile for users, yet protected, managed, and secured for IT.

saas open source operating  Analytics Platform The Open Analytics Platform consolidates data of any size, typically found both inside organizations and in the cloud, creating an analytic experience that is both fast and agile for users, yet protected, managed, and secured for IT. Read More

A Step-by-step Guide to Starting Up SaaS Operations


Stable revenue and stronger customer relationships are what software companies want, and more are turning to software as a service (SaaS) platforms to reach these goals. Building an SaaS infrastructure is complex, and you need operations and engineering experts to manage your infrastructures. Start by following a step-by-step process—thus helping to increase your revenue and strengthen your customer network.

saas open source operating  Guide to Starting Up SaaS Operations Stable revenue and stronger customer relationships are what software companies want, and more are turning to software as a service (SaaS) platforms to reach these goals. Building an SaaS infrastructure is complex, and you need operations and engineering experts to manage your infrastructures. Start by following a step-by-step process—thus helping to increase your revenue and strengthen your customer network. Read More

The SaaS Licensing Dilemma: Deciding Between Cost and Benefits


There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, license their systems. It’s all about the concept of "seats" or use licenses. This document looks at the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model.

saas open source operating  SaaS Licensing Dilemma: Deciding Between Cost and Benefits There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, license their systems. It’s all about the concept of seats or use licenses. This document looks at the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model. Read More

Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?


The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being "one of only 10 ISVs to

saas open source operating  Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products . Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being one of only 10 ISVs to gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming W Read More

Best Practices Reduce Operating Costs by $1 Million


NexPress, a mid-sized company specializing in print solutions and services, needed to integrate its business processes across its supply chain. It also wanted to increase inventory visibility, and control and eliminate redundant data maintenance. By implementing mySAP and SAP SI s MaxValu, it reduced its operating costs by more than $1 million (USD) in just sixteen weeks.

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A SaaS Primer


Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can be a strategic advantage to businesses, letting companies avoid costly hardware, software licenses, and complex version upgrades. But because most major software vendors are touting some version of SaaS, there is confusion about the solution model and its advantages. Learn what SaaS really means, and discover the short-term and long-term benefits of the model and its variants.

saas open source operating  SaaS Primer Plex Online utilizes the software as a service (SaaS) model to deliver full-blown manufacturing ERP software functions in an on-demand model. Plex online is a web-based ERP solution, requiring only a web browser to access all of the analysis and management functions of a full-featured manufacturing ERP system, designed to meet the requirements of all departments within a quality-driven manufacturer, shop floor to top floor. No hardware or software installations are required. Source: Plex Read More

SaaS is Hot - is That Good Enough for you?


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