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News and opinions relating to SaaS and ACE (accounting, CRM, ERP) applications

Analysis of Cloud ERP Applications

December 19, 2012
By guest blogger - Robert Houdeshell
Analysis of Cloud ERP Applications

When we analyze Cloud ERP Applications today, we have three major categories to choose from. They include well-funded legacy applications that have attempted to keep up with technology. They also include SaaS developed applications from the mid-2000’s and new Cloud ERP players. Analysis Group #1: Well-Funded Legacy Players Includes: Sage Software, Microsoft Dynamics, Epicor...
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History of Cloud ERP & CRM

December 4, 2012
By guest blogger - Robert Houdeshell
History of Cloud ERP & CRM

In the late 19th Century, electricity was not readily, cheaply or easily available. In fact, if you wanted to power your factory, you generated your own electricity with a generator, fuel and a staff of engineers and workers. Your capacity to produce your product was directly dependent upon the capacity of your generator to...
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Data Transfer From Legacy to the Cloud

November 16, 2012
By gobrien
Data Transfer From Legacy to the Cloud

The transformation to the cloud is taking everything – and everyone — by storm. In spite of the earlier security issues and ever-present power-on power-off, surprises, the economies-to-scale are so low that it is almost guaranteed to be around for quite a while. The Cloud has an Achilles Heel Some believe there are still...
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You’ve Made Your ERP an Island – Now What? – Perhaps You Should Consider a PET

November 8, 2012
By guest blogger - Clinton Jones
You’ve Made Your ERP an Island – Now What? – Perhaps You Should Consider a PET

For companies that have implemented ERP, whether it be SAP, Oracle, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics or one of the lesser known ERP products, it is widely acknowledged that the idea behind implementation of ERP was to bring improved effectiveness and efficiency to the information systems that the business is reliant upon. There is a strong...
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Using Cloud ERP to Seed Growth

September 10, 2012
By guest blogger - Karin Wilson
Using Cloud ERP to Seed Growth

Cloud computing is not the be all and end all, but it does offer opportunities to take advantage of the ever-interconnected world. And as this world becomes more and more technologically savvy, cloud computing offers ERP businesses a way to work more efficiently and productively, while concurrently saving you money. Yes, there are still...
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Planning your ERP requirements

September 3, 2012
By guest blogger - Will Clevett
Planning your ERP requirements

ERP systems are an integral part of modern industry and logistics; keeping track of deliveries, material orders, workloads, deadlines and more, acting as the glue holding businesses together. This makes getting an ERP system right the first time around a very important task indeed! After all this is a system that may go on...
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Preparing for a Cloud Outage when running SaaS

August 22, 2012
By djohnson
Preparing for a Cloud Outage when running SaaS

Recent Salesforce.com issues reported by Chris Kanaracus in PC World caused me to think about business continuity processes in a cloud deployment scenario. A single service outage does not change my opinion of the cloud. The cloud is good. It reduces the cost of delivering software and provides companies with the ability to rapidly...
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ERP Software: Own, Lease, or Rent – Part II

August 6, 2012
By guest blogger - Mike Silver
ERP Software: Own, Lease, or Rent – Part II

In the second of this two-part series discussing On-Premises, Hosting, and SaaS software, Guest Blogger Mike Silver casts some light on which of the three strategies makes the most sense. In the previous article, ERP Software: Own, Lease, or Rent, we compared on-premise software to owning, hosted software to leasing, and SaaS to renting....
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