Posts Tagged ‘ software ’

ERP Implementation with VAR Support

January 7, 2010
By manchester

Talk of SaaS and cloud computing is leading some to say that VARs are going the way of the dinosaur. While this might be true for VARs that make a living installing software, those with expertise in ERP and accounting have skills and expertise which is needed. An ERP Installation Example Earlier this week,...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Accounting & ERP Software, Reselling ERP | No Comments »

Customizing SaaS ERP – Part III

December 22, 2009
By djohnson

An article in CMS by Eric Kimberling inspired a part III to our customizing SaaS ERP posts. In Part I, we looked at the question of whether to customize a SaaS ERP deployment. In Part II, we examined the sources of SaaS and customization savings and advised flexibility. Now we look at some percentages...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Accounting & ERP Software, SaaS | No Comments »

What’s Best for You, Platform as a Service or Infrastructure as a Service?

November 19, 2009
By djohnson

What is the difference between platform as a service and infrastructure as a service? Infrastructure as a service (for example Amazon EC2) provides on-demand computing power and storage. Platform as a service (one aspect of Microsoft Azure) provides computing power and storage plus an operating system. With PAAS, the operating system is patched and...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Cloud, SaaS | No Comments »

Note on Customizing SaaS

November 9, 2009
By djohnson

Today, Bruce Richardson from AMR Research commented in the AMR newsletter: “Given my fixation on cloud applications, I did close our meeting by asking the team whether they had plans to offer a software-as-as-service (SaaS) version. The executives said that while the company has a version available now, it’s had very little demand because...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in SaaS | 4 Comments »

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Accounting & ERP Software, SaaS | 4 Comments »

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Accounting & ERP Software, Cloud | No Comments »