ERP Blog

December 8, 2009, 12:49 pm | 0 Comment(s)

One of SAP’s goals at their Summit this week is surely to prove that they are cloud-oriented, and perhaps there will be more detail given about their new “decision-making” tool, named Constellation. Since the ERP giant announced the new offering last week, Constellation is being considered a Google Wave competitor, as it will allow users to collaborate in real-time through the use of widgets for cataloging and analyzing, on a variety of projects.

December 3, 2009, 12:27 pm | 0 Comment(s)

Tuesday, Cisco raised some eyebrows when it led Aravo’s Series D funding round. Of late, the communications company has been making acquisitions hand over fist, mostly investing in enterprise-facing companies like Tandberg and ScanSafe. The Aravo investment isn’t an acquisition, but it is another enterprise-focused company, specializing in supplier information management (SIM); Aravo’s products are also entirely cloud-based.

December 1, 2009, 12:48 pm | 0 Comment(s)

Anyone who’s taken part in an ERP implementation knows they are not simple creatures—roll-outs are typically far from flawless, and this can lead to greater expenditures than were planned for. Some companies are developing pricing models to ameliorate the trend of overspending and missed deadlines (see: Epicor), but this month the folks at Computer Weekly put together a tip sheet, and we’d like to share some of that information here.

November 24, 2009, 11:39 am | 0 Comment(s)

Last week, Microsoft made two announcements in regard to its Dynamics ERP suite: they will be updating their online ERP package, and their ERP hosting business has more than doubled over this past year as they move their software into the Windows Azure services cloud. They will also be adding two new online services to the Dynamics ERP suite: Sites Service and Commerce Service, which are also built on the Azure platform.

November 24, 2009, 10:30 am | 0 Comment(s)

In many ways a testament to the argument that Sage’s ERP is progressing at a good rate, earlier this month, Sage launched an expanded edition of their Peachtree accounting and financial software, this time catering to SMEs. This release is the Quantum Manufacturing Edition, and is generally available through its nationwide network of Peachtree Certified Consultants. It’s intended for manufacturers with up to 250 employees, and offers easy implementation and customization.