Posts Tagged ‘ Accounting & ERP Software ’

Windows Azure TCO Calculator

November 13, 2009
By manchester

Next week, Microsoft is announcing the release of their Windows Azure platform at the PDC09 conference in Los Angeles. In doing some prepwork for the conference, I ran across the Windows Azure TCO calculator. So, I figured that I would try it out and report the results. Inputs to the TCO Calculator The calculator...
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Customizing ERP on SaaS and Cloud Platforms

October 27, 2009
By djohnson

The problem of whether to purchase customized software or off-the-shelf solutions was covered in ERP articles as far back as 2001. The chart below tells the usual story with the addition of the “SaaS” and “Traditional” labels.   Customized Software (most Traditional solutions) Packaged Software (most SaaS solutions) Benefits Match current business processes Maximize...
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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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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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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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