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The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing
Many companies are looking to outsource development and maintenance of their application software. Common reasons that companies outsource application software

software outsourcing add a site  Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing Defining the Problem In the 1990s many companies rushed to upgrade or replace their legacy software prior to January 1, 2000—affectionately known forevermore as Y2K. There was fear and concern that many legacy software applications would be unable to handle the requirements of a change in the first two digits of a four-digit year in date fields. A large number of companies chose to purchase and implement new software packages that handled most of their

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Software as a Service beyond Customer Relationship Management and Sales


Applications are more often outsourced than infrastructure, and this is increasingly done through software as a service (SaaS). Vendors such as WebEx, Webcom, MCA Solutions, and Ariba are delivering applications as SaaS.

software outsourcing add a site  , Kronos , Ultimate Software , etc.), and billing and payment processing. Business to consumer (B2C) e-commerce and product catalogs are also delivered through SaaS. This includes dynamic pricing models, customer loyalty groups, targeted sales promotions, and other sophisticated sales tactics, as well as integration with other supply chain applications, those which do not necessarily need a large internal team of sales support people. Financial, tax, procurement, and customer service management have also Read More

The Seven Deadly Sins of Software Marketing


Huge amounts of money are spent on marketing collateral—you need to ensure that you get your money's worth. This article discusses seven common mistakes made when developing software marketing collateral. Read on to see if you need to repent.

software outsourcing add a site  If you say the software is the best thing since sliced bread or that your company walks on water, you are going to create more skepticism than goodwill. At least, make sure the water is frozen solid. Summary Of all of the sins, hiding the message and not staying the course are the two most common and fatal. Too often we create marketing materials as if we were the recipient. Being so close to the subject matter, we tend to assume that the reader has our level of knowledge. It is better to write down to Read More

TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz


In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.

software outsourcing add a site  developing their own software, software for internal use, or perhaps a product they sell to customers, they will be much more likely to take a look at OFBiz. There is a kind of inherent risk to an open source project that is run by a couple guys; the community is reasonably large . . . and the functionality, especially in certain areas, is pretty mature, but trusting it, even being willing to take a look at it, is not very common for a lot of companies. I think the trust factor is a big deal, and of Read More

Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their "Business One" Priority Part Two: Market Impact


Mid-market and the SMB segment are the next frontiers and a promised land for all the enterprise vendors, small and large alike.Still, the willingness of smaller IT departments to go for more sophisticated technology beyond the all-too-common dispersed islands of information on Excel spreadsheets, Access-based reports and queries, or even managers’ pocket paper-pads and post-it notes, does not guarantee any vendor an easy ride.

software outsourcing add a site  users), users will receive software to tackle financials, procurement, order management and inventory management, also including support services, all the hardware necessary, implementation services including configuration, and tailoring to personal requirements (albeit within reason), plus an e-learning product, which should aid adoption and reduce ongoing training requirements. Manufacturing modules are also available if required, but these are not included in the fixed price. The fixed price means Read More

Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard


Companies realize that innovation can mean the difference between effectively growing or transforming their business and falling behind. But for a company to thrive in today’s environment, innovation has to be seen as more than a clichéd talking point. It has to be a key part of the company’s core business processes. Download this interview with Eric Verniaut, SAP’s head of North America services, to find out how innovation has helped services delivery models to evolve.

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Configuration Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System


Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers.

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The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

software outsourcing add a site  in bringing web-enabled sourcing software tools and services to the industrial food sector. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., ecFood combines substantial food and beverage industry knowledge with e-commerce technology. According to Dave Laukat, CEO of ecFood, We provide online methods that reflect real world purchasing practices in the industrial food industry. ecSourcing, our suite of sourcing and bidding solutions, takes the best practices of the industrial purchasing system Read More

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Excel Software delivers professional software tools to thousands of users worldwide. Learn about system modeling, requirements management, software design, programming, protection & licensing, online activation, order processing and shopping carts.

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The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision


The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients

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The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study


The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

software outsourcing add a site  determine which type of software would meet the needs of the university's reporting and analysis requirements. The decision to create a data warehousing architecture with a business intelligence (BI) layer on top seemed to best meet the organization's business requirements. The DS group's responsibility was to develop a data warehousing and reporting environment, which would provide users access to the information they needed for reporting and analysis. The data warehousing group was directly aligned Read More

Apprise Software, Inc


Founded in 1984, Apprise Software, Inc. is a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software and services for midsized consumer goods companies. By leveraging technologies such as Microsoft .NET, wireless warehouse solutions, and radio frequency identification (RFID)-along with industry best practices-Apprise Software provides consumer goods companies with enterprise-wide solutions designed to meet their unique business requirements. Apprise Software is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US), with offices in Nanjing (China), Sydney (Australia), and Brno (Czech Republic).

software outsourcing add a site  supply chain management (SCM) software and services for midsized consumer goods companies. By leveraging technologies such as Microsoft .NET, wireless warehouse solutions, and radio frequency identification (RFID)-along with industry best practices-Apprise Software provides consumer goods companies with enterprise-wide solutions designed to meet their unique business requirements. Apprise Software is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US), with offices in Nanjing (China), Sydney (Australia), and Read More

Achieve a Complete Business Picture with a BI Dashboard


With the right business intelligence (BI) solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve competitive advantage. However, it is important to consider whether your BI provides timely, clear data and integrates data from every possible source within the organization. The enterprise must carefully consider its specific requirements and choose a solution that provides the right information to the right user at the right time. Download this report to learn more.

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ILM as a Journey: Moving Towards Storage as a Service


Technology decision-making in larger organizations is about making existing IT platforms as efficient as possible. However, there are weaknesses in the day-to-day operation of such environments, particularly in storage and information management. Positioning information lifecycle management (ILM) in the context of infrastructure management provides an understanding of where we are today—and of how much further there is to go.

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