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Ring the Bell: Novell Is Acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 Billion
According to a recent news item in Computerworld, Attachmate will acquire Novell in a $2.2 billion deal. Novell also agreed to sell some intellectual property

by item  Bell: Novell Is Acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 Billion According to a recent news item in Computerworld, Attachmate will acquire Novell in a $2.2 billion deal. Novell also agreed to sell some intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, a consortium led by Microsoft . With this deal, Attachmate , a company known as a provider of terminal emulation and enterprise fraud management software, will expand its reach by offering   networking and virtualization software, as well as providing the SUSE Linux

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by item  trading community as needed. By automating business processes such as item setup and maintenance and product marketing content management, QRS Catalogue should help customers achieve increased revenue and greater productivity through quicker order completions, product price confirmations, streamlined shipping and logistics, and ensured compliance. QRS IMPACT is a new PIM solution designed specifically for retailers, vendors, suppliers, and brand manufacturers, which strives to provide quick, complete, Read More

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PowerCerv Finally Overpowered By The '02 Hurricane Season Part 2: Strengths and User Recommendations


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by item  Integrated Enterprise Response concept by providing visualization of workflow processes between CRM, ERP, APS and e-business applications. It also enables data migration, implementation methodology and enterprise training and ad hoc communication in a knowledge management manner. For more details, see PowerCerv Facing Another Stormy Season . The market has long realized that CRM systems not only require integration with ERP systems to reconcile data such as customer master data, but also the bigger issue Read More

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As Inovis and QRS now review the prospects for their combined business, they might acknowledge expecting continued decline in the existing EDI-VAN component of the QRS business, which represents roughly $66 million (USD) in revenues over the past twelve months.

by item  response to the movement by many large retailers and government agencies toward adoption of the EDIINT AS2 protocol, QRS also released the above-mentioned EDIINT gateway service offering in the fourth quarter of 2003, which allows current QRS Exchange customers to use their existing EDI solution to meet customers' EDIINT requirements. The first new product to be launched as part of its 2004 growth strategy was the above mentioned QRS IMPACT PIM solution, which has been generally available since early Read More

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by item  (by Epicor) Eclipse, a real-time software solution, fully automates all facets of a hard goods distributor’s single- or multi-branch operation. Eclipse lets users automate their counter, showroom and inside sales, inventory management and forecasting, purchasing, accounting, warehousing, order fulfillment, transportation, credit, pricing, and branch management functions.Eclipse’s software architecture, built on a relational database, runs on Windows NT, Linux, and Unix platforms. Eclipse Read More

Major Updates for UltiPro by Ultimate Software


Ultimate Software adds new functionality to the spring/summer 2013 version of its human capital management (HCM) solution to support multinational organizations, new mobile capabilities, and enhanced analytics. The release offers 29 additional country localizations, including Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia. To date, Ultimate supports

by item  Updates for UltiPro by Ultimate Software Ultimate Software  adds new functionality to the spring/summer 2013 version of its human capital management (HCM) solution to support multinational organizations, new mobile capabilities, and enhanced analytics. The release offers 29 additional country localizations, including Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia. To date, Ultimate supports organizations with operations in 144 countries.  New global HCM Read More

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