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Windows 10 Could Be Microsoft’s Last

May 13, 2015 12:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, developer evangelist Jerry Nixon indicated that Windows 10 could be the company's last operating system. 

Amazon's Web Services Boosts 1Q Revenue

April 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, But Is It Enough?

April 24, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.

Obama Administration, Tech Companies Hope To Bring Environmental Data To The Cloud

April 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration is teaming up with a slew of tech giants in an effort to bring the...

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The Convenience Of Cloud For Process Integration

January 29, 2015 11:56 am | by Dave Sukowatey | Articles | Comments

As more companies get comfortable with cloud computing, the benefits of PLM delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application become more appealing.                           

Kewill Acquires The IBM Sterling TMS

October 1, 2014 3:26 pm | by Kewill | News | Comments

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced it has acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS), a SaaS-based multimodal transportation management system.        

IaaS: Delivering Enterprise-Level Support To Manufacturers

July 21, 2014 12:24 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction.                         


New ERP Cloud And Saas Buyer’s Guide Released

June 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Eval‐Source | News | Comments

Eval-Source Management Consulting and enterprise software Analyst firm is excited to announce the release of their third version of the popular ERP Cloud and Saas Buyer’s Guide.                     

Arena Solutions Drives 77 Percent Growth

February 5, 2014 3:26 pm | by Arena Solutions | News | Comments

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has reported on its fiscal year 2013 financial performance, which featured robust growth, including a 77 percent leap in new customer subscriptions year-over-year.

Must-Have ERP Features For The Automotive Industry

January 31, 2014 10:26 am | by Plex | Articles | Comments

Automotive OEMs and parts manufacturers are fighting for survival in an increasingly more competitive global economy. As large companies spin off parts of the whole and smaller companies are acquired by more substantial players in the industry, they share one common goal — streamlined, efficient operations that maximize profitability.

Q&A: Protection Against Automotive Counterfeits

December 16, 2013 11:38 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

This month, we had the chance to speak with Mark Prokosch, Vice President at Verify Brand. Verify, a Minneapolis-based software as a service (Saas) brand protection company, recently announced enhancements to its cloud-based platform to combat counterfeiting in automotive supply chains. 

Why SaaS ERP Is Destined To Unleash The Next Wave Of Innovation

December 12, 2013 4:00 pm | by Malcolm Fox, Vice President, Product Marketing, Epicor Software | Blogs | Comments

Industries far and wide are being transformed via subscription business models where products and services are delivered efficiently and extremely cost effectively 24/7/365, thanks to massive computing power served up by the cloud.     


ABB Extends Amber Road Solution To Its Worldwide Group

December 4, 2013 3:33 pm | by Amber Road | News | Comments

Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, has announced that ABB Group, a leader in power and automation technologies for utilities and industrial companies, has signed a new global contract covering Amber Road’s GTM solution.

Bentley Announces Two Commercial Innovations For SaaS

October 30, 2013 2:45 pm | by Bentley Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

Bentley Systems, Inc., the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced two commercial innovations that will extend the reach of Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio and expedite access for Bentley users through provisioning software “as a service.”

New Cloud-Based Platform Launched

September 10, 2013 1:57 pm | by Knovel | Product Releases | Comments

Knovel has unveiled a fully redesigned platform offering more precise search results, a simplified user interface, enhanced navigation capabilities and more – all in an effort to help engineers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

Twitter Is Not A SaaS Monitoring Solution

July 12, 2013 10:24 am | by Patrick Carey, VP of Product Management and Marketing, Exoprise | Blogs | Comments

Despite its shortcomings, there is a lot to be said for the “power of the crowd” that is so fundamental to Twitter. What if we could take that same model and use it to proactively monitor our SaaS applications?             

Cloud Computing Offers ERP Benefits For SMBs

July 10, 2013 10:58 am | by enVista Corp. | Articles | Comments

Today, SMBs are able to compete in a global market with more agility and more freedom, as cloud computing provides the necessary resources to respond to customer and industry demands from virtually anywhere, at any time, and from almost every type of mobile device.


The Key To Manufacturing Success: Flexibility

July 10, 2013 10:24 am | by Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc. | Articles | Comments

Not long ago, manufacturers could achieve success and even dominance by simply producing a quality product at a fair price. But today, the world has changed dramatically. Globalization, digitization, Ecommerce and customer empowerment have forced manufacturers to rethink the ingredients for success in fast-moving global markets.

Meeting The Customer Experience Imperative With ERP

July 9, 2013 10:25 am | by Erik Johnson, Vice-President, Technology & Strategy, Epicor Software Corp. | Articles | Comments

When it comes to the customer experience, ERP is like the Rodney Dangerfield of the business application world: It gets no respect. And yet, newly published research indicates ERP systems can be a powerful enabler of customer experience initiatives that are so essential to support customer retention and product differentiation.

Case Study: The Long-term Value Of SaaS

July 8, 2013 11:04 am | by Plex Systems | Articles | Comments

To manage its growing operations in the 80s and 90s, Shape Corp. expanded its IT functionality by adding separate stand-alone systems, upgrading and linking them as needed. Over time, this approach became cumbersome and resource-intensive. When the company got to a point where upgrades and patches were required on several systems simultaneously, it replaced its separate systems with a single integrated system. 

Great Northern Corporation Leverages Voice Of The Customer To Bolster B2B eCommerce Success

June 25, 2013 12:14 pm | by Insite Software | News | Comments

Insite Software, a provider of B2B eCommerce platforms and shipping solutions, congratulates customer Great Northern Corporation on its successful re-launch of, the industry’s pioneering B2B eCommerce site for the custom corrugated packaging industry. Leveraging customer feedback, analytics and a flexible B2B eCommerce platform, enhanced functionality continues to further company’s market dominance.

Lightweight Microsoft Office Available On iPhone

June 14, 2013 8:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor's office or at a soccer game.  

Execs Less Interested In SaaS Than Other ERP Delivery Methods

April 12, 2013 9:27 am | by IFS | News | Comments

According to a new IFS-sponsored study, executives at middle market to large companies are less interested in implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software through subscription-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) than on-premise implementations or exploring a private cloud delivery system.

Reducing Downtime And Improving Inventory Turns

February 28, 2013 2:19 pm | by Plex Systems | Articles | Comments

Like many other manufacturers that introduced some of the first Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems years ago, Marwood faced a dilemma. Its outdated DOS-based system needed another upgrade, and management had to decide whether it was worth the investment to throw more money at a system that was far less than state-of-the-art.

SaaS Vs. On-Premise ERP

February 19, 2013 9:14 am | by Bobby Rudder, director of marketing & communications, Godlan Inc. | Articles | Comments

Detractors of ERP cloud computing have always pointed at ERP security as being questionable in that arrangement. Undoubtedly, it is comforting to know that all of your vital information is within your four walls. You can "keep your arms around it" so to speak. On the other hand, how sophisticated is your IT staff in securing your system?

Argyle Welding Supply Works Smarter With TrackAbout

January 17, 2013 9:12 am | by Barcoding, Inc. and TrackAbout | Articles | Comments

Without a modern asset tracking software system, distributors maintain asset balances manually by noting the size and number of cylinders as they are delivered to and returned from their customers. This method consumes a substantial amount of time to maintain and is susceptible to manual error. 

Secrets To A Cloud Computing Strategy

November 5, 2012 1:03 pm | by Dan Taylor, Managing Partner, Appnuity (a division of EnVista) | Blogs | Comments

In a nutshell, the difference between SaaS applications and hosted applications is that the first is a service that you use, and the other is a product that you own. Thus, you could argue that all SaaS services are hosted, but not all hosted applications are SaaS.

Cloud Does Not Automatically Guarantee Project Success

October 1, 2012 2:35 pm | by Dylan Persaud, Managing Director, Eval-Source | Blogs | Comments

Just because you have chosen to go with a cloud solution or a SaaS application doesn’t mean you will have guaranteed project success. The risk of IT failure still exists. As a result, organizations must realize that cloud does not mitigate improper project management procedure.

EBARA International Selects Rootstock Software Manufacturing & Supply Chain Apps

September 18, 2012 1:41 pm | by Rootstock Software | News | Comments

Rootstock Software, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider, announces that EBARA International, a world leader in the engineering and production of specialized cryogenic liquefied gas pumps and turbine expanders, has selected Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain apps built on the cloud-computing platform.

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