Looking Forward: Why Enterprise Software Is Changing

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Looking Forward: Why Enterprise Software Is Changing

It’s clear that 2011 was the year of the cloud, with many traditional enterprise vendors accepting that the cloud is something they can no longer denigrate or ignore. The ‘cloud’ buzzword has been (sometimes annoyingly) tossed around for upwards of two years, but last year is when it hit critical mass in terms of action,

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The Cost of Custom Interfaces

CFO/CIO alert! Have you reviewed the cost of your custom interfaces lately, particularly those associated with your “third party” software systems? Best-of-breed app systems have been on the decline for years, as clients realize enormous savings in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by going to mature, integrated ERP software add-on modules, by such providers as

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Enterprise IT: How Many Are Doing It Wrong

Tim Bray on how so many are doing Enterprise IT wrong, most notably not learning anything from the dynamic language web culture and the small, light, simple, iterative mindset of modern web dev shops: Here’s a thought experiment: Suppose you asked one of the blue-suit solution providers to quote you on building Ravelry or Twitter

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An Interactive Timeline of Manufacturing and ERP Software

Over at Manufacturing Software Advice I found an interesting (and fully interactive) timeline of manufacturing and ERP software.  For anyone in the business who wants to have a nicely-summarized origin of their trade – as well as how emerging technologies are changing the market’s plate tectonics – this timeline is an excellent primer.  Recommended. Like

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The Value of Integration for PeopleSoft Customers in Asset-Intensive Industries

I know it’s a holiday week, but I’d like to take a little time to talk about PeopleSoft’s secret weapon when it comes to Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). That weapon? Integration. Look at the past to predict the future. When ERP systems first became available in the early 1990s, the functionality offered typically consisted of:

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Two new whitepapers now available (PeopleSoft + Business Intelligence)

These have been circulating on our Twitter feed, but for all of our new blog visitors (hi everyone!), I thought I’d post our recently-published whitepapers here.  They are: PeopleSoft Maintenance Management: An Introduction and Overview of Benefits An overview of PeopleSoft Maintenance Management and its superiority relative to point solutions. This paper discusses the MM/ALM-centric

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MiPro Business Intelligence: our new services practice is live

Today, if you’ve been scanning the wires, you’ll note that we’ve announced a  brand-new services arm focusing on Business Intelligence (BI).  This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to people who follow us on Twitter and read this blog regularly; about three weeks ago, we announced our hiring of Larry Zagata, an established BI guru,

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