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Epicor rolls out new .NET portal

E-business vendor Epicor Software unveiled a new customer self-service portal Monday that leverages Microsoft's .NET platform to link data obtained via the portal to Epicor's customer support application.

Epicor rolls out new .Net portal

E-business vendor Epicor Software unveiled a new customer self-service portal Monday that leverages Microsoft's .Net platform to link data obtained via the portal to Epicor's customer support application.

MicroStrategy adds support for Unix, Linux to BI

Business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy Inc. announced Monday the release of a new scalable Web user interface that will run on Unix, Linux, and Microsoft Corp. Windows operating systems.

SAP unveils new xApps

SAP AG unveiled two new composite applications called xApps Tuesday designed to create cross-functional business processes.

Emptoris rolls out new sourcing suite

Emptoris Inc. rolled out the newest version of its Web-based sourcing software suite Tuesday designed to provide systematic savings via streamlined supplier relationships and more efficient procurement enterprisewide.

Salesforce.com aligns with Eloqua

Salesforce.com Inc. and lead generation vendor Eloqua Corp. will unveil a partnership this week designed to deliver tightly integrated CRM and digital marketing analytic applications to allow companies to boost sales via effective communication with prospects.

J.D. Edwards backing IBM servers

J.D. Edwards & Co. announced native support for its entire supply-chain management solution on the IBM Corp. eServer iSeries platform Monday while rolling out the latest version of its collaborative forecasting application.

Siebel and Saleslogix support .NET in CRM

The Microsoft .NET platform continues to gain support from enterprise application vendors with Siebel Systems Inc. and Best Software Inc. pledging support in their forthcoming CRM ( customer relationship management) offerings.

Oracle boosts supply chain offering

Oracle Corp. has enhanced the execution, collaboration, and intelligence functionalities in its Supply Chain Management solution to allow companies to streamline the supply chain and cut costs while boosting customer service, the company announced Thursday.

PeopleSoft, IBM announce partnership

PeopleSoft Inc. unveiled a slew of new human resource-related announcements Tuesday including a partnership with IBM Corp. to provide the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Solution for IBM's Dynamic Workplaces initiative.

Crystal Decision offers reporting on AIX

Crystal Decisions Inc. will begin marketing its enterprise reporting solution on IBM Corp.'s Unix solution, the AIX 5l operating system with pSeries servers, under a new agreement announced Monday targeted toward small and midsize businesses.

ERP targets midmarket

The ERP (enterprise resource planning) midmarket -- once the exclusive domain of a handful of companies with limited functionality -- quickly is becoming crowded with big-name players such as Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp., PeopleSoft Inc., and SAP AG revving new enterprise software applications to meet mid-market demand for integrated front- and back-office systems.

BizTalk to support Siebel's UAN

Siebel Systems Inc. Universal Application Network (UAN) will get a boost this week with Microsoft Corp. scheduled to announce that its BizTalk application integration server will support the UAN platform for application integration.

Business Objects takes wraps off new architecture

Business Objects SA this week took the wraps of a new architecture designed to provide suggested actions from reporting tool conclusions and its forthcoming new BI (business intelligence) core product suite.

BI brethren bolster wares

Informatica Corp., Information Builders Inc., and Business Objects SA are furthering the scope of their products capabilities with new products coming this week and next.

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