Accounting & ERP Software

News and opinions relating to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting software

Software At Your Service

October 22, 2009
By admin

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) allows customers to purchase software and services on-demand. SaaS differs from traditional software deployments where customers typically purchase a software license which they can deploy according to their needs (on a server, in a private cloud, on an external cloud, etc.) Software-At-Your-Service is a flexible software licensing and deployment model that allows...
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Scaling with cloud computing and SaaS

October 20, 2009
By djohnson

Both cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) deliver the ability for companies to scale resources on-demand. SaaS scales applications. In the SaaS world, companies can scale applications. Because SaaS implies outsourcing, this means that the SaaS provider can easily scale application(s) that they manage for customers. Savings are obtained by aggregating computing...
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VARs Under Assault – Part II

October 19, 2009
By djohnson

On September 10, we noted the tensions between SaaS vendors and traditional VARs (value added resellers). Today, we discover that the SaaS vendors are still on the offensive. This is evidenced by Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, predicting disaster for traditional resellers. Why VARs will Continue to be Important 1. VAR Sources of Revenue.Nelson...
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What’s Right for Me – SaaS or Traditional?

October 16, 2009
By djohnson

Selecting a licensing and deployment model for your ERP or accounting software does not have to be stressful. Pick a vendor which allows you the freedom to switch as your needs change. If you are just getting started, the table below provides some guidance as to which model will work best for you. Cost Criteria...
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Moving Accounting and ERP Between Clouds

October 16, 2009
By djohnson

The Goal: Saving money is a key component of cloud computing. Cloud computing can be implemented internally or externally. As mentioned in several articles, cloud computing can benefit businesses through rapid scaling, paying for only the services that you use, reducing hardware purchases, and dynamically allocating computing loads. Running applications on a cloud computing...
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ERP VARs in the age of SaaS

September 10, 2009
By djohnson

Clients demand web-based solutions, but can value added resellers (VARs) make money with SaaS models? SaaS provides have declared war on value added resellers (VARs) that specialize in accounting, ERP, and CRM solutions. There is no official declaration, but here are some manifestations of the war: Direct selling versus partnerships. Application providers that sell...
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Social Networking for Business

September 4, 2009
By admin

Most business users utilize social networking tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Many are doing this on company time and much of the networking is being done for business purposes. Is this a problem? Yes and no. The idea that people interact with peers, potential job candidates, customers, competitors without going through the...
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