Saturday, March 15, 2008

Economic Times and Microsoft ERP Applications

I want to open this blog by commenting on the current economic times and the middle market segment of ERP applications. It's certainly interesting to see how key vendors such as Microsoft, Epicor, Sage, Lawson, among others, are revamping their marketing and sales strategies to gain new customers. The suite of products, VARs, and ISV offerings in this space are especially well positioned to become the "go to" solutions for budget concious organizations looking for well priced and robust products, and never before, has Microsoft been in a better position to advance sales within its Business Solutions division. With a wide array of business applications, global network of partners and ISVs, and short time to market, Microsoft is certainly a force to reckon with.

Technology platform can no longer be considered a point of contention for those looking to introduce the "scalability and reliability" argument. With the introduction of the "triple-play" lauch (Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008), Microsoft clearly seeks to take advantage of the economic downturn by allowing its customers (the new ones at least) to acquire a robust platform for their business and technology infrastructure. Furthermore, the MBS Dynamics application suite will soon follow as being perhaps the first readily available products from Microsoft to take advantage of its newly released platforms.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

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