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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

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

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

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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Source Media produces content for the financial and technology industries, including analysis and news. Its sites include American Banker and Accounting Today.

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Configurability in SaaS


As software-as-a-service (SaaS) spreads rapidly as a business model among independent software vendors (ISVs), the importance of SaaS configurability has come to the fore. With increasingly competitive deployments, the ability of individual tenants to configure their own options, business processes, and data structures will become the key differentiator among otherwise similar offerings—and will often prove critical to the success or failure of a SaaS deployment. Discover the variety of configurable options, typical technical challenges, and common approaches for optimizing SaaS configurability.

saas proprietary open source  in SaaS As software-as-a-service (SaaS) spreads rapidly as a business model among independent software vendors (ISVs), the importance of SaaS configurability has come to the fore. With increasingly competitive deployments, the ability of individual tenants to configure their own options, business processes, and data structures will become the key differentiator among otherwise similar offerings—and will often prove critical to the success or failure of a SaaS deployment. Discover the 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 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.

saas proprietary open source  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

What’s Your Reason for Not Using SaaS PLM?


Without a doubt, software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a software delivery model has become a hot topic in the enterprise software field and has gained some noticeable shares in sectors such as customer relationship management (CRM). On the other hand, the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry has seen increasing awareness of SaaS. Oleg Shilovitsky, t

saas proprietary open source  Reason for Not Using SaaS PLM? Without a doubt, software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a software delivery model has become a hot topic in the enterprise software field and has gained some noticeable shares in sectors such as customer relationship management (CRM). On the other hand, the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry has seen increasing awareness of SaaS. Oleg Shilovitsky, t he most active PLM blogger, has talked about SaaS and cloud computing in some of his recent blog posts on Daily PLM Think Read More

xTupleCon 2014—Why Open Source ERP?


Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.

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Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5


Zurmo has released a new version of its Open Source CRM. The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites "co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward." In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions

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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 proprietary open source  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 Realities-Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Business


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In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.

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Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let companies cost-effectively meet relatively simple messaging requirements without the expense of purchasing a commercial messaging platform. It is important to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of open source and appliance-based messaging in order to choose a platform that meets your short- and long-term needs as cost-effectively as possible. This white paper gives points to consider when evaluating open source messaging and a set of questions and answers to aid in identifying the right solution.

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