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In his book The Art of Action (2011), Stephen Bungay identifies three gaps that frustrate the ability of organizations to translate plans into actions that lead to desired outcomes. He calls them the knowledge, alignment and effects gaps. Here, I wish to reflect on Bungay’s perspective by reviewing these gaps in terms of the selection and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ERP software exerts a significant influence over the way an organization manages and monitors its performance. In large organizations, ERP software can touch hundreds, even thousands of people given that today’s ERP software may have a significant organizational footprint encompassing accounting, supply-chain, manufacturing, human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and performance management activities. ER... (more)

OpenXava 4.6: Rapid Java Web Development

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you to develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.6 has some new interesting features such as: Custom reports generation from list. It's possible to customize the list mode defining your own editor. You can assign a model object (an entity or a transient object) directly to a View to populate it. In the jUnit tests you can assert the content of generated PDFs New @RowAction annotation for collections. Labels and messages available in Russian. The file name for generated reports includes model name and time. And many other useful new features and bug fixes. Custom reports generation from list In list mode there... (more)

Oracle & NetSuite Join Clouds to Chase SMBs

Failing organic growth Oracle has tied up with Larry's "other" company, sometime competitor NetSuite, one of the first SaaS companies, predating even salesforce.com by a year thanks to Larry's nickel. NetSuite's specialty is selling cloud-ified ERP to SMBs. By the end of the year, the widgetry will be integrated with Oracle's human capital management (HCM) software used to manage employees in a combination clearly aimed at Oracle's new nemesis Workday, started by the folks driven out of PeopleSoft when Oracle bought the place out from under them. Deloitte Consulting LLP also has a piece of the action. It's going to start a practice to help customers deploy the widgetry. With the move, Oracle, which usually goes after large companies with its own ERP wares on large companies, has to a certain extent taken out NetSuite as a competitor and gets new representation with ... (more)

On-Premise or Cloud ERP - Which Is Right for Your Business?

If you want to implement an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, then you will undoubtedly have to answer a lot of questions before you can be sure that the system will run smoothly. But before anything, you should ask a simple question about deployment. Will you need to host your ERP system on-premise using your own servers or will you be using a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider? It will be a major decision, since you will need to choose who handles the hardware and software. Big companies usually tend to want to deploy on-premises. This could be a because of paranoia, but big companies want total control over their data. But many smaller companies will opt to choose the SaaS method so they can save on upfront capital expenditures. Since they won't have to buy their own hardware, the SaaS option will be cheaper (at least in the short-term). But between t... (more)

What Does the Cloud Mean for ERP?

The gap is widening between legacy ERP and cloud ERP as traditional on-premise tools are shifting toward delivery of applications over the Internet. The sudden growth spurt for ERP in the cloud is largely driven by the vast cost savings resulting from the increased productivity and efficiency that characterize the move to web-based business applications. Industry insiders have recently begun to draw attention to the upsurge in new ERP developers as an indication that the competitive landscape has shifted, and that long established players will need to adapt in order to maintain their market share in the years ahead. As a result, many long established entities like Microsoft and SAP have been seen ramping up their cloud offerings as they prepare to take on the new players in the space. Whether or not these current leaders will be able to maintain their positions at ... (more)

Announcing B2Cloud to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that B2Cloud, a provider of enterprise resource planning software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. B2Cloud develops the software you need. They have the ideal tools to help you work with your clients. B2Cloud's main solutions include AGIS - ERP, CLOHC, AGIS - Invoice, and IZUM. For more information, visit http://b2cloud.us/. You may not have to look at the product and not in your own head, the solution of the problem. The solution of the problem can be found in the recipient's head. Media interface is understood for over a decade, not only as a media agency. B2Cloud sees themselves primarily as a customer-oriented service. Speech and listening, professional and respectful relationship with our customers, communicate at eye le... (more)

SAP Business One Landed Cost Video

Here is a video on Landed Costs in SAP Business One.  The Landed Cost document allows you to associate shipping and freight costs with the cost of an item upon receipt into inventory. The Landed Cost document in SAP Business One is a straightforward and efficient way of allocating costs, especially for those small and mid-size companies still forced to do it in Excel. While this primarily applies to companies that import goods from overseas, landed costs can be used to allocate freight cost for any transaction. Check back soon for another post on allocating freight costs in a more simplified approach. Click Read More to watch this video in Full HD   read more ... (more)

ERP.com Named Media Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010

ERP Pavillion at Cloud Expo ERP.com (www.erp.com), a leading ERP industry site for enterprise resource planning community site that brings together ERP professionals and enterprise software vendors with the latest enterprise technology information and free resources such as the ERP Application Database and ERP software selector is a media sponsor for the much anticipated Cloud Computing Expo on April 19, 2010. Cloud computing, which include web based technologies such as SaaS, software as a service applications and a fast growing number of ERP technologies that were historically on-premise software applications are and have been creating quite a buzz and demand over the last five years as a lower cost, easier and higher return alternative to traditional software applications installed on in house servers. "We are proud to be media sponsors of the Cloud Computing con... (more)

Social Media in SOA and ERP

ERP at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - IFS North America on Monday released results of a study of ERP trends that suggest strong demand for both social media and environmental management functionality in business software used in manufacturing and other industrial settings. The study is now available for download directly at www.ifsworld.com/us. The study, based on a survey of more than 260 U.S. manufacturing executives conducted for IFS by a third-party research organization, also asked manufacturers about how their ERP software could help them adjust as large numbers of experienced managers and engineers retired. Key findings include the fact that most manufacturers seem ill-equipped to track their impact on the environment in the areas of carbon footprint, solid waste, air and water pollution, product lifecycle and product end-of-life impacts. When it comes ... (more)

OpenXava 4.2: Web Applications for iPad with Java or Groovy

OpenXava is a tool for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. Since v4.2 OpenXava also produces iPad Web applications that behaves and looks like iPad native applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. When the user access to an OpenXava application from an iPad a special suited user interface is generated, including the visual style of all UI element, layout and even native effects like slide and flip. See the demos, or learn more in openxava.org. ... (more)

OpenXava 4.4: Rapid Java Web Development

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.4 has some new interesting features such as: Totals, row count and add action in the collection frame when the collection is folded. The frames are folded using a slide effect. It's possible to filter by range in list and collections. Support for Java 7. And some other useful new features and bug fixes. Totals, row count and add action in collection frame If you have a collection like the next one: When the user folds the collection frame the result is: In this way you can put several collections in the same view (and tab) and the user can fold all collections to g... (more)