Tally ERP 9

Tally ERP 9 on IBM Smart Business Platform

IBM and Tally have entered into a first-time agreement to deliver Tally's ERP 9 Gold on IBM's Smart Business platform. The IBM and Tally solution offers an open, simplified IT experience that reduces the complexity of managing IT, and drastically reduces the support and management burden of these solutions, the press release said. Available starting at less than Rs. 5 lakh, it can provide all of the fundamental capabilities needed to run a small or medium business including PBX, email, calendaring, instant messaging, it added.

Customers who choose Tally.ERP 9 on Smart Business will enjoy faster implementation, simplified administration, automatic problem reporting and updates, it claimed. In addition, IBM will stand behind the total solution providing a single point of contact to resolve any technical issues.  

Both IBM and Tally are focused on building their presence in this marketplace where, according to a global study released by IBM recently, even in tough economic conditions, over 50 percent of Indian mid market business decision makers (including COOs, CFOs, CIOs etc.,) expect their IT budget to increase in 2009 versus last year.  

"IBM is excited to add this solution to our Smart Business portfolio. This could be a significant driver of IBM's mid-market solutions business," said Shankar Annaswamy, Regional General Manager, India / South Asia.

Bharat Goenka, CEO, Tally, said, "Tally ERP on the IBM Smart Business platform is a perfect fit for small and medium businesses and an important step to bring business intelligence and powerful solutions at an affordable price. By teaming with IBM, we will be providing a seamless solution that provides the capabilities our clients' need, without the additional IT cost."

Small and medium businesses will be able to purchase this new solution starting Aug 2009 exclusively from Value Added Resellers (VARs).


What is PeopleSoft?
PeopleSoft is a software company. They make ERP software.Here's my definition of their software:"PeopleSoft is an integrated software package that provides a wide variety of business applications to assist in the day-to-day execution and operation of business processes. Each individual application, such as Financials, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resources, interacts with others to offer an effective and efficient means of working and reporting in an integrated fashion across the enterprise"I think that works..So, let's talk a little bit about the company.

About PeopleSoft
Dave Duffield and Ken Morris founded PeopleSoft in 1987, when they engineered the company's first human resources application. Built on a client-server architecture, their solution offered flexibility and ease-of-use to a class of users previously barred from simplified access to the information and capabilities centralized in mainframes.
By putting ease of functionality directly in the hands of users, PeopleSoft quickly assumed industry leadership status in human resources solutions.This would be the first of many innovations that would transform the way enterprises do business on a global scale. In 2000, PeopleSoft introduced the Pure Internet Architecture®. Even today, it is the only pure-internet architecture with no code on the client.
It has enabled what PeopleSoft calls the Real-Time Enterprise. It allows organizations to connect people directly to business processes, eliminating intermediaries, inside and outside the enterprise. It creates unprecedented efficiency and lowers costs.
It provides businesses with an unmatched competitive advantage. The Real-Time Enterprise sets the standard for business performance in the 21st century, and PeopleSoft is at the forefront of enabling businesses to make this model a reality.PeopleSoft was the world's second largest provider of enterprise application software. PeopleSoft's business solutions are built with the flexibility to fit your business today and the adaptability to change with your business over time.
A broad portfolio of applications with industry-specific functionality gives you unprecedented flexibility to optimize business operations and compete more effectively.PeopleSoft is a worldwide leader in providing complete solutions for more than 24 industries—from industrial manufacturing and consumer goods to financial services, healthcare, and public sector organizations.
More than 12,200 organizations worldwide—from mid-sized manufacturing companies to the largest service enterprises in both the private and public sectors—are using PeopleSoft solutions to build stronger and more profitable businesses.PeopleSoft applications are built on innovative and open technology, enabling easy integration with third-party applications and legacy systems. And PeopleSoft's pioneering Total Ownership Experience initiative ensures the best overall user experience at the lowest cost of ownership.Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Pleasanton, California, PeopleSoft has 12,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $2.3 billion.

More about PeopleSoft
Founded: August 1987IPO
Date: November 1992
Market Capitalization: $7 billion (1-98)
Revenue: $815.7 million (1-98)
Employees: 3,000 (1-98)
Location: Pleasanton, California
Company Mission: PeopleSoft's mission is to provide innovative software solutions that meet the changing business demands of enterprises worldwide.

PeopleSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT) was established in 1987 to provide innovative software solutions that meet the changing business demands of enterprises worldwide. A client/server applications pioneer and market leader, PeopleSoft develops, markets, and supports a complete suite of enterprise solutions for finance, materials management, distribution, supply chain planning, manufacturing, and human resources.
In addition, PeopleSoft provides industry-specific enterprise solutions to customers in select markets including communications, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, public sector, services, transportation, U.S. federal government, and utilities.

The company also offers PeopleSoft Select, a complete packaged solution including software, hardware, and services to address the needs of medium-sized organizations. With more than 1,800 customers around the world, PeopleSoft has been recognized for both its award-winning customer service and its remarkable growth.

It was listed by Fortune Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America in 1994, 1995, 1996 and again in 1997. PeopleSoft product and service information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.peoplesoft.com/

About Dave Duffield
David A. Duffield is a founder of PeopleSoft and has served as chairman of the board since PeopleSoft's incorporation in 1987. He also served as chief executive officer from August 1987 through September 1999 and president from August 1987 through May 1999.

Prior to founding PeopleSoft, he was a founder and chairman of the board of Integral, a supplier of human resource and financial applications software, from 1972 through 1987. Mr. Duffield also served as Integral's CEO. Mr. Duffield was the co-founder of Information Associates (now a subsidiary of Systems and Computer Technology). He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.B.A. degree from Cornell University.

More about Dave Duffield
Duffield, 62, saves unwanted house pets through Maddie's Fund, a $240 million foundation he set up in memory of a beloved miniature schnauzer.PeopleSoft is the third company that Duffield has started. He left IBM to found a company that built a payroll system for the University of Rochester. Then he jumped into human resources software with his second company, Integral Systems.Sitting on a beach in Hawaii during a retreat for Integral salespeople, Duffield pieced together a plan to write payroll programs for server computers and the PCs that hooked up to them.
The Integral board wouldn't go for it, Duffield said in a December 2000 interview with Bloomberg News. So he and engineering buddy Ken Morris left to start PeopleSoft. He gave up the CEO post in 1999. As CEO, Duffield coddled workers. He gave everyone a laptop and twice invited the whole company to spend the weekend at his house on Lake Tahoe, Duffield said in the 2000 interview. He once heard a band playing on the PeopleSoft campus. It sounded terrible, so he bought all the musicians new instruments. "Dave Duffield cherishes everybody who works for him," said Richard Avanzino, president of Maddie's Fund, which Duffield started in 1999 with $200 million of his own money. "PeopleSoft is his baby." Duffield rarely talks to the press.Duffield is PeopleSoft's second-largest shareholder with 9 percent of the stock, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The value of his stake has risen 12 percent to $489 million from $436 million since Ellison made his offer.

SAP announced enhancements to SAP BusinessObjects Data Services

SAP announced enhancements to SAP BusinessObjects Data Services
To provide organizations with a foundation of trusted information for all their key business processes and decisions, SAP AG today announced enhancements to SAP BusinessObjects Data Services and SAP BusinessObjects Data Federator software, part of SAP BusinessObjects information management (IM) solutions

These solutions support both SAP and non-SAP IT environments, and today have expanded support for SAP customers with integration with the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) capability. Regardless of the underlying system, SAP provides companies with trusted information to launch successful initiatives in areas such as business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), system migrations and data governance. Significant customer momentum and industry recognition illustrate how market leadership for SAP BusinessObjects IM solutions is providing business users with integrated, accurate and timely data. In today's world of huge data volumes and multiple, disparate sources, it is more important than ever that people can trust the accuracy and timeliness of business information. The growth of organizations, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions, has added to this challenge. SAP BusinessObjects IM solutions continue to help companies tackle this problem by helping to ensure the availability, completeness and transparency of all their data uro regardless of its origin or format.

Providing Customers With a Clear View into Information Assets
Nearly one-third of the 2009 Global 100 companies use SAP BusinessObjects IM solutions to achieve their business objectives for data quality, data integration and metadata management. More customers are turning to SAP to deliver market-leading information management innovation. For example, SAP BusinessObjects Data Services is a unique software solution that combines data integration and data quality into a single solution, providing companies with one environment for improving data and delivering it anywhere. Customers worldwide like the Oslo Stock Exchange and London-based television network Channel 4 are benefiting from this and other SAP BusinessObjects IM solutions today.
said Ketil Smaaskjer, head of Database Systems, Oslo Stock Exchange. 'By standardizing on SAP BusinessObjects IM solutions we have better visibility into our report information where the data is coming from and what it really means. This one solution allows us to ensure that our data is unified, complete and accurate.'
SAP BusinessObjects IM Solutions Receive Industry RecognitionGartner, Inc. has positioned SAP BusinessObjects technology in the leaders quadrant of the 'Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools' 1 report, based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Additionally, SearchDataManagement.com recently named the software as a Data Integration 'Product of the Year,' an award conferred by a panel of industry analysts and consultants (see ' SearchDataManagement.com Names SAP BusinessObjects Data Services a Data Integration 'Product of the Year'').

We selected SAP BusinessObjects Data Services for our data integration needs
because of its total cost, a richer pre-built function set, and we wanted one
vendor for both reporting and data integration,

'said Ketil Smaaskjer, head of Database Systems, Oslo Stock Exchange. 'By standardizing on SAP BusinessObjects IM solutions we have better visibility into our report information where the data is coming from and what it really means. This one solution allows us to ensure that our data is unified, complete and accurate.'

More Information visit: SAP News



The SAP Business One application integrates all core business functions across your entire company – including financials, sales, customer relationship management, e-commerce, inventory, and operations. Unlike many other small business solutions on the market today, SAP Business One is a single application, eliminating the need for separate installations and complex integration of multiple modules.

With an SAP Business One solution, you can:

  • Improve efficiency for a stronger bottom line – Centralize and integrate your entire business – across sales, inventory, purchasing, operations, and financials – in one system, eliminating redundant data entries, errors, and costs.
  • Focus on growing your business – Streamline operations from end to end, so you can focus on making your business more profitable.
  • Make smarter, faster decisions – Put your business information into a single data source, so you can instantly drill down to complete, up-to-date information – and so your people can respond quickly to customer needs and be more empowered to make decisions.
  • Get faster time to value – Be up and running within six to eight weeks with a single application. The intuitive user experience minimizes user training and reduces the cost of ongoing IT support.
  • Support your changing needs – With easy-to-use customization tools and over 550 add-on solutions provided by our software solution partners, SAP Business One can be flexibly tailored and extended to meet your specific business needs.

Navision Modules


Microsoft Dynamics NAV(Navision) having Manily 7 Modules. Following note gives you a brief introduction about Navision Modules. You will get detailed notes of each sub modules from the related topics. So please go through that also.
  • Finance Management: This module deals with all the Financial Transaction that we carry out in a company.
  • Sales & Marketing: All the sales that we carry out in the company are carried out through this module.
  • Purchase: This module deals with Supply chain Management that is purchase of materials needed for production of the finished goods.
  • Warehouse: Store details are tracked over in this module. Material inward acceptance and Material issues according to work order are done here
  • Manufacturing: This module handles with planning of material production in a company. The Planning team will be producing the finished goods considering the customer requirement and Production forecast. The production works in a company are also carried out in this module.
  • HumanResources: This module handle all the HR activities in an organizations.
  • Administration: This module handle all the admin activities in the system. Such as setup warehouse employees etc.

Related Topics:

Manufacturing Modules

Warehouse Modules

Microsoft unveils Twitter tracker for Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Twitter Tracker Yesterday Microsoft unveiled what can only be called a Twitter tracker as part of a collection of "solution accelerators" for their midrange Dynamics CRM offering that will be downloadable in the next few weeks. Two of the new applications covered conventional customer relationship tasks - website integration and channel partner lead management, but the third, the Social Networking Accelerator is rather different:

The Social Networking Accelerator allows business professionals to monitor and analyze customers’ conversations on social networking sites, and as a result, provides real-time status updates about their products and services. This accelerator delivers integration with Twitter; other networks will be introduced in future releases. The Social Networking Accelerator can be viewed online at http://crm.dynamics.com/.

If you follow the link, you’ll find that the demo is not currently working, but a Microsoft presentation summarizes the functionality as:

What it does:

  • Create and manage multiple Twitter accounts.
  • Create instant tweets or schedule them for publishing later.
  • Re-publish one tweet many times in scheduled intervals for global reach.
  • Provide a hyperlink with your tweets, that automatically gets shortened by bit.ly.
  • Automatically track changes in followers and follows on all your Twitter accounts.
  • Automatically track click-through on your tweets.

The SeattlePI also has an instructive video.

Microsoft is not the first to try mining the Twitter vein for contact relationship management - their nemesis Salesforce.com and a start-up named CoTweet are digging into it as well and there is also speculation that Twitter would like to do it themselves. Whether there is actually some gold there is another question but the topic of Twitter reputation management is currently getting a lot of buzz.

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SAP Brings Intelligence to Unified Governance, Risk and Compliance Apps

Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) challenges have been around for a long time, even before some of the newest requirements set forth by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Patriot Act. The trouble is, many enterprises make things harder by separately addressing the components of GRC -- and even the individual applications and initiatives within each category.

"Companies are starting to realize that they are handling similar risk and compliance activities over and over again with different applications, different capabilities and separate initiatives," says Narina Sippy, senior vice president and general manager, GRC Solutions at SAP BusinessObjects. "Companies are now looking to lower GRC costs, and one way they can do that is to improve visibility so they can see where there are shared risks and dependencies."

SAP's strategy has been to unify the disciplines of governance, risk and compliance, ensuring uniform and reusable policies and controls, wherever appropriate, deployed within business processes across the enterprise. With last week's release of upgraded SAP BusinessObjects Risk Management and SAP BusinessObjects Process Control applications, the company says it's taking a next step to integrate GRC activities by embedding dashboarding, analytics and reporting capabilities from SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius and Crystal Reports.

"With embedded analytics, we can give you insight into what's going on in your business tied to key risks and business objectives," Sippy explains. "These applications previously had key risk indicators, but they weren't as comprehensive as they are now, and we didn't have a way to easily visualize what's going on in the business."

Executives utilizing the Risk Management application, for example, can use the reporting capabilities provided by Crystal Reports software to create, customize and distribute reports on, say, ongoing compliance status or control activities. For a more proactive approach, Xcelsius-based dashboards can be used for real-time monitoring. When performing a compliance review, heat-map visualization capabilities from Xcelsius can be used to present a prioritized view of which activities or locations across the enterprise present the highest risk of being out of compliance. In addition, predictive capabilities can be used to spur preventative action.

"If a particular plant is approaching a risk threshold, you can trigger an alert that will prompt someone to review the compliance activities related to that site," Sippy explains. "That user can then put new risk mitigation plans in place, implement new controls or initiate new activities that will ensure compliance."

SAP says that for many years it has focused on managing multiple compliance programs centrally -- be it Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA, Patriot Act or other compliance mandates -- by ensuring consistent and cohesive policies and controls across initiatives. With the newly embedded reporting and monitoring capabilities, the intent is to help companies know when and where to take action to ensure compliance.

"We have customers that have thousands of controls and risks, and in many cases they don't know where to focus their energies," Sippy says. "With these upgraded applications, we're enabling them to quickly and visually tie what they are doing in GRC with key performance indicators, key risks and their overriding corporate strategy."