ERP Buyers Guide

A snapshot of ERP suppliers with details as supplied by vendors by deadlineCorVuCorManage and CorBusinessCorManage and CorBusiness are integrated product suites that deliver the range of enterprise business performance management capabilities.

Combining Balanced Scorecard applications, OLAP Query and Reporting, executive dashboard alerts, forecasting and 'what-if' analysis, CorManage and CorBusiness lets users analyse data in many ways, as well as anticipate business trends, and evaluate hypotheses. CorManage integrates the Balanced Scorecard Methodology with CorBusiness' business intelligence functionality.

CorManage allows users to link specific action plans and strategic objectives directly to key performance indicator scorecards, enabling them to review and change initiatives for continuous performance improvement.

Initiatives can be represented in the form of simple task lists or by using any third-party project management application.

CorBusiness streamlines information management processes, through its Graphical Query and OLAP functions, providing users with easily accessible data from information storehouses. The Executive Alerts enable users to quickly and graphically monitor key performance indicators. Users can interactively drill into an Alert by clicking on the graph to view specific sub-groups and constituents of the graph.

Both products are scalable, and flexible, adapting to changing business needs.

Price: on application

Contact: (02) 9959 3522

www.corvu.com

Dazel Corporation

Dazel, a Hewlett-Packard software company, provides products and solutions that integrate with, and supplement all major commercial ERP systems by ensuring the confirmed delivery of documents and reports.

Dazel's core product - the Dazel Output Server - is a software-based solution that consists of networking services that provide an enterprise-wide output framework. It provides reliable document delivery across the enterprise to Dazel-controlled destinations such as print, fax, file, e-mail, Web and viewer. The Dazel Output Server captures output from any application and routes and tracks the output job through final delivery. Along the way, it negotiates and performs any required transformations, tracks and reports any and all job status events, and enables re-delivery and fail-over to different devices if necessary.

Building on the Dazel Output Server are the business solutions - Dazel Report Delivery and Dazel Web Delivery for Purchasing - which enable companies to use the Web to streamline business processes, as well as to securely share information with employees, customers and partners in the preferred user format of print, fax, e-mail and the Web.

Pricing: on request

Contact: (02) 9510 0072

www.dazel.com

Hyperion Solutions

Hyperion Essbase OLAP Server

Enterprise OLAP (online analytical processing) is an enabling technology which, when integrated with operational ERP systems, will provide answers to specific business problems, reconcile data from different sources across the enterprise, and deliver sophisticated insights into customer behaviour, product profitability, promotional effectiveness, strategic planning and more. These applications provide insight and analysis beyond the capabilities of traditional reporting systems, to support interactive analysis, modelling and planning. Hyperion Essbase OLAP Server is the technology for analytic applications spanning every aspect of the business, including manufacturing analytics, demand management analytics, e-business analytics, enterprise performance management, customer relationship management analytics, and human resource management analytics.

Essbase OLAP technology is the basis for the Hyperion eCRM Analysis Suite and Web Site Analysis application, which lets companies gain a 360-degree view of the customer, through every interaction channel.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (03) 9281 3717

www.hyperion.com

www.essbase.com

Intentia

Movex

Intentia has developed its Movex product from a traditional ERP system to a complete e-collaboration solution that can manage all the demands of the new economy. Intentia claims it is the first fully Java enabled enterprise application suite.

Movex offers Intentia's customers the key to success with customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain planning and execution (SCPE), partner relationship management (PRM), business performance management (BPM) and e-business solutions. Intentia's Java-based technology gives users low cost-of-ownership, high scalability and complete platform independence. Movex will run on any major operating platform, for example the IBM AS/400, as well as Sun Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT operating systems.

Pricing: on configuration

Contact: (02) 8437 5600

www.intentia.com.au

JD Edwards

OneWorld Xe is JD Edwards' Web-enabled extended enterprise software solution. With more than 300 Internet-ready applications, OneWorld Xe lets companies choose the most appropriate collaborative solutions to meet their business needs.

The solution has built-in enterprise application integration (EAI) software, the JDE eXtended Process Integration (XPI) engine to let the customers use open, flexible and interoperable technology to communicate and conduct commerce with suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain, regardless of the systems being run by the other parties.

Functionality ranges from customer relationship management to integrated supply chain and fulfilment management, so customers can optimise a factory, a distribution channel or an entire supply chain network.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 8879 2500

http://www.jdedwards.com

Navision Software

Navision Software, suppliers of enterprise business software for the SME market, offers end to end, e-commerce and collaborative business management solutions that are fully integrated with the Microsoft Windows platform including Windows 2000.

Navision Software includes fully integrated applications covering financials, distribution, manufacturing, Web-store-front and catalogue solutions, project costing, time and billing, human resources and payroll. The company has also recently partnered with Siebel Systems to release a comprehensive CRM solution for SMEs.

Pricing: from $25,000

Contact: (07) 3221 8070

www.navision.com.au

Oracle

Oracle has developed and deployed 100 per cent Internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line: server, enterprise business, and application development decision support tools.

The Oracle E-Business Suite 11i is the latest version of Oracle's integrated front- and back-office enterprise applications. Oracle offers a fully integrated E-Business Suite for enterprise-wide manufacturing and supply chain management, financial, project, human resource management as well as marketing, sales and service.

Pricing: depends on application and number of users.

Contact: 1300 366 306

www.oracle.com.au

Powerlan

Powerlan offers an e-business and ERP solution in a single system system. Damgaard Axapta was developed for Windows and the Web, based on a three-tier architecture.

Damgaard Axapta meets the different needs of modern business including language and currency differentiation, and is locally supported. It is flexible and allows for expansion of users, applications, database capacity and new functions to meet a growing company's demands. The Graphical User Interface ensures an easy transition to Damgaard Axapta for those users already familiar with Microsoft Windows standard navigational environment.

The ERP suite provides functionality ranging from financials, logistics, warehouse management, production (routing and shop floor control) to resource management and customer relationship management. All functionality is Web-enabled, a customer self-service Web application is includedPricing: $20,000-plusContact: (02) 9418 3600www.powerlan.com.au Prophecy International Prophecy e-Foundation The Prophecy e-Foundation business applications and Rapid Application Assembly (RAA) software development tools can deliver an Internet-enabled ERP environment tailored to an organisation's business requirements.

The object-oriented design of the e-Foundation suite provides an established applications infrastructure that reduces the time and expense of development issues such as database access, client/server processing, data dictionaries, diagnostic tools, menus and security.

TheProphecy e-Foundation products offers a suite of business applications as well as the rapid development environment to integrate these solutions with legacy systems and planned e-business applications.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (08) 8364 4411

www.prophecyopen.com

QAD

Mfg/Pro

QAD's Mfg/Pro is an open architected, Web-enabled core enterprise application designed to increase the internal efficiencies of an organisation's operations.

The application enables comprehensive automation of manufacturing processes, automation of inventory balances, full management of purchasing and sales orders and full General Ledger maintenance integrated with manufacturing, planning and distribution.

Mfg/Pro software uses either Oracle or Progress databases and runs in Unix, Windows, and Windows NT, and is accessible over the Web. It also supports centralised, client/server, and thin-client configurations and can be implemented at multiple sites and scales to meet changing business requirements. Mfg/Pro's user interface is an ultra-thin Java browser. It is also available with a Windows graphical user interface (GUI) or a character Ul.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 98573000

www.qad.com

Seagate Software

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are designed to standardise and integrate all the data coming from the various functions and departments in an organisation in order to streamline its processes and increase its competitive advantage.

Seagate Software e-business solutions extend the capabilities of ERP systems through Web-based analytical, reporting and report management technologies. Crystal Reports Professional 8 lets business users access and analyse critical data in ERP systems.

Pricing: $776

Contact: (02) 9955 4088

www.seagatesoftware.com

Symix Computer

On-stop shop solution for ERP and e-commerce. NT platform, progress-based ERP and Microsoft tools for Web-based CRM and B2B combined. The e-commerce can front any existing brand X ERP system but most importantly our SyteLine ERP for the manufacturer.

SyteLine ERP specialises in jobbing, projects, field service and workshops, and the like, and boasts APS (Advanced Planning Systems) a method of concurrent synchronisation of capacity and materials to providing a CTP (capability to promise) delivery date and the ability to create new fields and modify screens as required without mods nor restricting upgrade paths. Elaborate graphical analysis and speadsheet look and feel to financial reporting with Web and drill down capabilities.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (03) 9811 6666

www.symix.com

Viewlocity

Viewlocity Connectors

Viewlocity solutions provide application integration, B2B integration and trading community management, allowing customers to leverage their existing technology including ERP systems.

Viewlocity offers a number of connectors that provide predefined integration with leading ERP, supply chain planning and execution systems. Available application connectors include: JD Edwards OneWorld, Microsoft BizTalk 2000, Oracle, SAP R/3 and XML.

Even if a predefined connector has not yet been developed, integration is still simple with Viewlocity's Connector Development Platform (CDP). This allows integration to any application within the disparate array of systems that exist within today's enterprise environment.

With the CDP, developers can build connectors that offer: synchronous communication; graphical api mapping; graphical object mapping; extendable metadata graphical browsing capability; true many to many mapping capability; true real-time processing.

Viewlocity Connectors give ERP users unlimited flexibility to connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners, no matter what technology or communication format they are using or planning to use in the future.

Pricing: on application

Contact: (02) 9965 0700

www.viewlocity.com

Xapt Australia

Damgaard Axapta

Damgaard Axapta is a flexible and scalable ERP solution to control and maintain business processes both internally and with external partners. The solution includes Web technology. With its three-tier object-oriented architecture, the solution also covers financials, logistics, warehouse management and production, human resource management, and customer relationship management. Damgaard Axapta combines ERP and e-business in one system - one database, one source code, one development tool, but many interfaces, including Windows and the Web.

Pricing: on application

Contact: 1300 300 080

www.xapt.com.au

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