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

ERP Software: Own, Lease, or Rent?

August 3, 2012
By guest blogger - Mike Silver
ERP Software: Own, Lease, or Rent?

In the first of this two-part series discussing On-Premises, Hosting, and SaaS strategies, Guest Blogger Mike Silver examines how the three bear similarities to concepts that many business owners are already familiar with – that of owning, leasing, or renting their office space. We all know the difference between owning, leasing or renting when...
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For full ERP benefits use cloud infrastructure and cloud applications

July 11, 2012
By djohnson
For full ERP benefits use cloud infrastructure and cloud applications

Cloud technology creates infrastructure and improves software applications. In the ERP software industry, the difference between “cloud infrastructure” and “cloud applications” has been blurred by software vendors who want to take advantage of cloud marketing. In this article we clarify the differences. Cloud Infrastructure Cloud infrastructure consists of things that exist in datacenters. This...
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Manufacturing and the Cloud – Is it a Perfect Match?

July 6, 2012
By guest blogger - Lee House

In an increasingly competitive environment, the benefits of cloud computing are no secret: lower costs, frequent updates and reliable technical support offered on a monthly subscription basis. Most industries are jumping on the bandwagon; while concerns over data security and uptime still exist, the advantages of cloud computing outweigh the setbacks of updating or...
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Pagers, Cellphones, and Cloud ERP

June 5, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Pagers, Cellphones, and Cloud ERP

Reading the insightful article by our guest blogger Jason Carroll last week about how the ERP reseller scene is being changed by the Cloud, I can’t help but think back to the times when I had, ahem, a pager. Yes, I realize I am revealing my age here, and that the link between the...
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Sales & Marketing ERP in the Cloud: Rethinking Your Strategy

The good old days of on-premises ERP solutions are fading fast. It won’t be long before any of those in sales and marketing for software resellers even remember what it was like. Gone are the days of full pipelines bursting with opportunity, and a fundamentally unknowledgeable group of buyers just waiting for a sales...
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Cloud ERP may follow Cloud Enterprise Messaging

May 17, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Cloud ERP may follow Cloud Enterprise Messaging

Think back a couple of decades. If you were a facsimile machine salesman, and had the chance to evaluate enterprise email as it begun to take off, would you have leapt at the opportunity? Or would you have stuck to what was comfortable, and risk getting relegated to the sidelines in the wake of...
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Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

May 3, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Black Swans and Forcing Functions for Cloud Manufacturing Software

Nobody likes a forcing function. But sometimes, it takes one of those to compel action. In today’s blog, I wanted to touch on how a made-to-order manufacturer finally decided to commit to moving their ERP to the cloud after a black swan event that has shaken up the organization. This was a tip-off that...
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Refuse to be a Cloud data hostage

April 27, 2012
By Edmund Tee
Refuse to be a Cloud data hostage

You should never be locked into one vendor, and should ALWAYS be able to walk away from a service provider that is providing service levels that are below par. But how realistic is that when it comes to cloud service providers? If you’re not happy with the service that you receive, take your business...
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