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What’s the Cloud’s Role in Tier-2 ERP?

July 25, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
What’s the Cloud’s Role in Tier-2 ERP?

Since the late nineties, SAP and Oracle have dominated On-Premise ERP in the large, Tier-1 manufacturing enterprises – but primarily as the ERP system at the corporate level. They have not been that successful in being implemented in the next tier, the Tier-2 small and medium sized plants. Therefore, most of what is written...
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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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SAP and NEC sign deal to compete for cloud ERP market

November 11, 2010
By djohnson
SAP and NEC sign deal to compete for cloud ERP market

The Cloud changes a lot of things, including the way that “partnerships” can compete. In some cases partnerships may begin competing for customers. In CRN magazine, a recent press release “NEC Launches ERP Cloud Service Systems With SAP” describes a new partnership. In this partnership, NEC will utilize its Cloud Oriented Data Centers to...
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ByDesign Wrap Up

August 18, 2010
By djohnson
ByDesign Wrap Up

The dust has almost settled, but the jury is still out on the launch of SAP’s Business ByDesign. ByDesign is SAP’s software as a service (SaaS) offering that has been in testing and development for the past 3-5 years. The topics of cloud computing and SaaS are still hot in the ERP market, but...
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Re-Launching SAP Business ByDesign

May 20, 2010
By manchester
Re-Launching SAP Business ByDesign

The Original Launch SAP Business ByDesign was formally launched on September 19, 2007 (see press release). At that time the pricing was $149/user with a 25 user minimum ($3,725/month). It’s reported by Michael Krigsman in Enterprise Irregulars that 100 customers were enrolled (50 implemented) on this offering prior to the redesign. 3 Years Later...
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Who will deliver Cloud ERP?

January 22, 2010
By manchester

Thomas Wailgum of CIO magazine ponders the Oracle/SAP rivalry and wonders whether or not either has what it takes to successfully deliver Cloud ERP. In other words: Have SAP and Oracle become too big to compete in this new decade of constant change, next-generation app pipelines, pricing upheavals and innovation-first business strategies? Read the...
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New Business Model for the ERP Dinosaur

November 11, 2009
By djohnson

Carl Mortished, World Business Editor for The Times, published an article entitled “Evolutionary clock is ticking for dinosaur model” (full article here). “SAP has cut 3,300 staff and is asking the rest to be more nimble and opportunistic. A key project is to use “cloud” computing, software delivered over the internet as a service...
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