PROPHIX Software is set to release an updated version of its SQL Server based solution, which offers integration with SharePoint customers by leveraging Microsoft Reporting Services and its unique Smart Client interface. SharePoint access is available directly within the PROPHIX user interface – giving PROPHIX users the ability to fully access all SharePoint applications including Microsoft’s Business Intelligence offerings. In addition, PROPHIX’s Offline Excel capabilities and its Advanced Data Visualization components provide yet another alternative to collaborate with users within SharePoint as opposed to PROPHIX’s user interface. [Read more…]
PROPHIX Software launched their most powerful performance management solution to date. PROPHIX for SQL Server is an integrated performance management application that empowers organizations with budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting, consolidations, and personnel planning capabilities. By enabling organizations to create measurable targets against their business strategies, PROPHIX for SQL Server ensures corporate objectives are met or exceeded. [Read more…]
Microsoft’s subsidiary FRx Software Corp. today announced that MicrosoftÂ® Forecaster 7.0, the latest release of the companyâ€™s budgeting and planning software, will be released to manufacturing on March 28, 2007. This latest version of Microsoft Forecaster focuses on enhanced usability, adaptability and visibility, giving organizations confidence that their budgets are realistic and accurate, and enabling them to monitor business conditions and respond to new business opportunities and challenges to improve overall performance.
â€œOur customers and partners have told us they want an affordable application that will make budgeting and forecasting less cumbersome, faster to implement and easier to use and that will offer greater adaptability to changing business conditions, all of which are addressed in Microsoft Forecaster 7.0,â€ said Andy Kamlet, director of marketing and sales of Denver, Colo.-based FRx Software. â€œWe seem to have struck a chord with customers as they have reviewed this release, with survey results from our customer preview program showing that 95 percent of them are â€˜satisfiedâ€™ to â€˜very satisfiedâ€™ with what theyâ€™ve seen.â€ [Read more…]
Enterprise Company Expects to Save Millions of Dollars and Significantly Improve Business Insight and Efficiency With Migration From Oracle to the Microsoft Dynamics Platform.
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT – News) today announced that W.C. Bradley Co. has selected Microsoft Dynamics(TM) GP to handle its corporate enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions, including aggregation of data from multiple divisions of the company. Founded in 1895, and based in Columbus, Ga., W.C. Bradley will also leverage the solution to power independent operations for several of its key brands — including Char-Broil, Zebco, Lamplight and WC Bradley Real Estate — for functions ranging from anticipating demand to manufacturing and distribution, a change the company expects will save it millions of dollars over the next five years compared with results from its current Oracle solution.
“Oracle simply couldn’t handle our business needs or take us where we needed to go,” said Jim Poole, vice president and chief information officer of W.C. Bradley. “Just because a company’s business model is complex doesn’t mean that its ERP solution has to be. We expect Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide a whole new layer of capabilities while also being easier to use and far less expensive to operate. The choice seemed pretty clear.” [Read more…]
Microsoft this week plans to unveil an updated business intelligence strategy that includes its first business process management (BPM) offerings.
The BPM family will feature new dashboard tools and analytic applications for budgeting, planning and other financial tasks, analysts said.
Microsoft will also announce plans for shipping the visualization tools gained with its acquisition of ProClarity in April, analysts said.