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Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers’ ERP Opinions

Most small and mid-sized manufacturers view potential cost-savings as the top reason to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, along with industry and regulatory compliance and customer service, according to a new survey released by Ross Systems.

AmericanERP’s AFP Enterprise 2005

Larger retail chains have begun auditing their vendors to ensure they have in place HACCP and the corresponding “prerequisite” programs, including an effective recall program, or one up/one down product traceability, hence eliminating most small- to mid-size food processors from the marketplace.

Extend Your Business Processes

Designed for Global 2000 firms seeking to maximize their significant investments in ERP, CRM and SCM, Intalio/APEX extends the business processes of packaged applications without making any significant changes to the applications themselves.

ERP to Meet Demand for Health Care Company

Intacct Corporation, the ERP On Demand solution for distributed enterprises and ISVs, and IBM, the world’s largest IT company, announced that Achieve Healthcare Technologies, the largest U.S. privately owned IT provider to the long-term care industry substantially increased its subscription of Intacct’s Web-based enterprise resource planning applications to meet growing customer demand.

ERP System Aids Vaccine Developer

Major Government Contract for Smallpox Vaccine Spurs Need for Compliance, Control and Scale; Ross’ Proven Expertise Supports Rapid Development of Acambis’ Manufacturing Function.

TriNET Implements Fully Integrated SSA Baan ERP Solution

TriNET today announced the successful implementation of a fully integrated SSA Baan ERP solution.

Princeton Softech Announces Soution for IBM TotalStorage Data Retention 450

Cost-Effective Data Management Solution for PeopleSoft Users Addresses Availability and Business Management Needs.

170 Systems Announces Certification of Integration Between 170 MarkView System Release 4 and PeopleSoft

170 Systems today announced certification of the integration between its 170 MarkView System Release 4 and PeopleSoft Enterprise Payables and PeopleSoft Enterprise Expenses 8.8.

Roka Apparel Selects NGC’s RedHorse ERP System

New Generation Computing (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, today announced that Roka Apparel has selected NGC’s RedHorse Enterprise ERP system and The Production Manager (TPM) to manage the company’s full-package operations in its cutting-and-sewing facilities in Honduras and offices in Jacksonville, Florida.

PeopleSoft Wins Best ERP Solution from CMP Media’s Intelligent Enterprise Seventh-Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

PeopleSoft announced that the company’s Financial Management, Human Capital Management (HCM), and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) applications won “Best ERP” solution from CMP Media’s Intelligent Enterprise Seventh-Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

ACS Announces Acquisition of BlueStar Solutions and Expands in the ERP Market

Affiliated Computer Services announced that it has acquired BlueStar Solutions in a cash transaction for approximately $73 million.

Federal ERP Spending to Grow by 37%

Driven by system consolidation at the Department of Homeland Security and Administration management mandates, the federal market for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products and services will hit $7.7 billion in FY2009, a 37 percent increase over FY2004 spending of $5.6 billion, according to a report released today by INPUT, the leading provider of government market intelligence.

Top ERP Vendors in Technology Broadcast

Friedman speaks as a panelist on “MSI Technology Broadcast” to discuss the ramifications of a changing landscape of business applications for the small to medium-size manufacturers that form the heart of the U.S. manufacturing economy.