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

Is SaaS ERP more expensive than licensed ERP?

March 15, 2012
By djohnson
Is SaaS ERP more expensive than licensed ERP?

In a recent CRN article, Sage became the most recent vendor to create new SaaS (subscription based) pricing for their ERP products. If resellers make more money from SaaS in the long run, does that mean that customers pay more? SaaS ERP more expensive in Long Run In the CRN article, Joe Langner, EVP...
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What Becomes of Aging Technology – and its Users?

February 27, 2012
By guest blogger - Ronald Laxton
What Becomes of Aging Technology – and its Users?

This is part 2 of a 3 part series by Ronald Laxton from Computer Initiatives discussing aging and obsolescence with ERP systems.Part 1: Obsolescence and the ERP system.Part 3: The decision making process for switching to new technology. Nothing lasts forever, especially not in the information and communications technology industry. Even those enterprise systems...
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SaaS, Cloud, and Renting ERP Software

February 8, 2012
By djohnson
SaaS, Cloud, and Renting ERP Software

Renting Software versus Buying Software Software as a Service (SaaS) provides an option for businesses to “rent” software. For applications that are easy to install and learn, the rental term is often monthly, while more complex solutions such as accounting and ERP software offer annual rentals. In this article we take a deeper look...
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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for ERP Software

January 3, 2012
By djohnson
Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for ERP Software

2012 is here and it’s time to think about what we want to improve. In our personal lives we pledge to lose weight, save money, spend time with family, and become better people. Several popular resolutions for individuals are listed in the links below: - Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions from Goals Guy -...
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Cloud ERP helps CFOs Get Involved

November 14, 2011
By djohnson
Cloud ERP helps CFOs Get Involved

CFO Involvement Thirty years ago, managers didn’t need to know how to operate a keyboard. There were secretaries to type letters and agreements that formalized phone conversations. Times have changed. In addition to understanding business, today’s managers need to develop a working knowledge of the software tools that are designed to make their job...
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Cloud ERP – Efficient, Innovative, or Both?

November 2, 2011
By djohnson
Cloud ERP – Efficient, Innovative, or Both?

In a recent article in Forbes, David Yarnold explains that SAP ERP system rigidity has squelched creativity and contributed to the loss of manufacturing jobs in the US economy. He further postulates that Cloud ERP systems will replace SAP and restore creativity to the universe. “It’s time for companies to move on. To eliminate...
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Security Issues in Cloud ERP

October 6, 2011
By djohnson
Security Issues in Cloud ERP

A few years ago, the big issue with Cloud ERP was security. As knowledge of the cloud has spread, security issues have been addressed and socialized. In Aberdeen’s “SaaS ERP: Trends & Observations 2010″ report, the desire to control upgrades overtook security as the biggest factor preventing the consideration of SaaS. Despite the progress,...
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Relating the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing to ERP

September 27, 2011
By djohnson
Relating the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing to ERP

The “NIST (US National Institute of Standards and Technology) published a roadmap in July 2011 that includes the definition of cloud computing published by NIST in January 2011. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and...
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