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Archive for October, 2008

What to ask before saying yes to SaaS, cloud computing

Here is a very informative article on the issues surrounding SAAS deployment. The one thing they didn’t mention is that a traditional purchase hits the capital budget, a SAAS deployment hits operating capital. Here is the snippet: Not surprisingly, SaaS vendors have decided there’s no time like the present to make a full court sales […]

A Bundled Report on the ERM Software & Application Management Services Market: Providing a Detailed Market Analysis With Forecasts to 2010

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct 31, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7ec7b3/erm_software_app) has announced the addition of the “ERM Software & Application Management Services Market 2007-2010 – Bundled Report” report to their offering. Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) applications integrate content value chain and business support processes providing insight into critical business data. Stiff competition […]

The Future of Enterprise Software

The software industry seems to be confronting large-scale challenges as new models, including on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS), are having an increasingly disruptive impact on the traditional, licensed software models. Use of SaaS is gaining ground with business process and applications professionals to outsource their key processes. According to Gartner, 25% of all software […]

Green ERP?

With the drive to being more environmentally responsible, corporate management is (or will be) setting initiatives to reduce carbon emissions. While moving towards Green and reducing the carbon footprint, the question becomes, how do we manage this? Should ERP be modified to include the tracking of carbon emissions? ERP systems are essentially large accounting systems […]

Finding the right enterprise software

One of the main struggles that many companies go through is finding the right software for their business. Often, the owner simply picks one because he knows a vendor, or met someone at a trade show. This is simply not the way to choose software. More often than not, the manager responsible does not know […]