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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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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 proprietary open source  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

Compiere ERP Becomes Part of Consona


In the enterprise open source space, a notable change came to light today affecting Compiere users and partners. Consona announced its acquisition of Compiere. Compiere started back in 1999. One of its founders explained to me that the company's business (circa 2004) largely came from support, migration, and priority requests from clients. An integral component of the delivery model was

saas proprietary open source  toward trying to capture SaaS clients. This doesn''t change the open source fact of Compiere and one of the  most important aspects of software available through open source licenses is the community. In a commercial situation, this community ought to be valuable to the vendor--helping to push the development direction and a potential source of innovation. I find it interesting then that scanning Compiere''s forums over the last few months, if not longer, questions seemed to go unattended. Even recent 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 test management tool allows for objectivity and efficiency, while enabling you to monitor quality at every step of the testing cycle. Knowing where you are in the testing cycle is key, as is knowing how to mitigate the risks while controlling costs and saving time.

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Progress Exchange 2013 Part One: What's the Current State of Progress?


By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio) As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund baseball team’s previous two seasons, it has been puzzling and perhaps also painful for enterprise software market observers to watch the coinciding self-implosion of sorts of the New England software vendor Progress Software Corporation. For

saas proprietary open source  software as a service (SaaS) data, relational databases, NoSQL databases, social data sources, customer relationship management (CRM), ERP, and other enterprise systems and their data sources. In other words, DataDirect is Progress’ critical “big data” play. The recent hiring of former Dataflux CEO and SAS executive Tony Fisher to lead the data integration business speaks to that goal as well. In addition, Progress kept its late 2011 acquisition of Corticon , a business rules management system Read More

Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 1


Anyone that is still vociferously doubting and denying the future of cloud computing and its near-mainstream nature will sound as strange and nutty as some US Senate hopefuls that still proudly deny evolution and climate change (while admitting to “dabbling with witchcraft” in the not-too-distant past). In fact, can anyone name a renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP

saas proprietary open source  vendors tout their multi-tenant SaaS solutions being delivered as a global single-instance, contrary to many multi-tenant multi-instance offerings. In other words, salesforce.com and Plex Systems , e.g., deliver their software from a single place, which ensures that each customer on earth is on the exact same version of software at all times. That is not necessarily the case with other vendors, e.g., SAP Business ByDesign is multi-tenant but is (or will be) delivered by partners and from the vendor’s Read More

Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model


Find out about the advantages of SaaS inreport, Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model.

saas proprietary open source  and the SaaS Delivery Model In today''s tough marketplace manufacturers are looking for every edge they can get. That''s why many are attracted to the business benefits and cost savings offered by SaaS-based software solutions. Find out about the advantages of SaaS in report, Manufacturers and the SaaS Delivery Model . You''ll learn about unique SaaS benefits for manufacturers, including no up-front capital expense reduced operational costs fast, simplified integration faster time to value 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 proprietary open source  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

To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc)


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 II and Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner. Part IIa and Part IIb also analyzed the major technical considerations that any vendor has to go

saas proprietary open source  SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIc) 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 II and Part IIa then analyzed the  top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by  Gartner . Part IIa and Part IIb also analyzed the major technical considerations that any vendor has to go through before it can embark on Read More

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 proprietary open source  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

Leveraging the SaaS Model for Business Benefits of ISVs


The SaaS delivery model promises the consumer a pay-per-use model for consuming software without any up-front capital expenditure in terms of buying the license and infrastructure, and without the overhead of maintaining the infrastructure necessary to run the software. That said, there are three levels of SaaS maturity among ISVs. Download this white paper to learn about the shortcomings and merits of each SaaS maturity level.

saas proprietary open source  the SaaS Model for Business Benefits of ISVs The SaaS delivery model promises the consumer a pay-per-use model for consuming software without any up-front capital expenditure in terms of buying the license and infrastructure, and without the overhead of maintaining the infrastructure necessary to run the software. That said, there are three levels of SaaS maturity among ISVs. Download this white paper to learn about the shortcomings and merits of each SaaS maturity level. 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 proprietary open source  SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises Find out if SaaS is right for you. Learn about the business advantages of moving to a software as a service (SaaS) model and the unique ways in which SaaS delivers business value. Source: SAP Resources Related to Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises : Software as a Service (SaaS) (Wikipedia) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) (Wikipedia) Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsi Read More

Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply


Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM and FOSS, and makes suggestions for BPM seekers that prefer FOSS.

saas proprietary open source  Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply A while ago, I wrote a product note about Aras Innovator , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered Read More

Sun to "Community Source" Almost Everything


Sun Microsystems Inc. is working towards eventually "community sourcing" as much of its software as possible, according to company Co-founder and Chief Scientist Bill Joy.

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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.

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