However, success also includes the flexibility to respond to emerging markets, such as today’s growth opportunities in China and Eastern Europe, as well as to respond to the needs of the customers which are ever-changing. Capitalizing on these opportunities and demands involves quickly adapting to new approaches, trading partners, and procurement strategies –and, this is what Microsoft believes their ERP software systems offer.
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The vendor’s customer focus is small and medium-sized companies, enterprises, governmental institutions, and educational institutions.
Microsoft proffers a structure for the configuration of strategies and objectives completely across the development, sales, marketing, and services organizations, and for the well-timed allocation of development, sales, marketing, and services resources within a company. Microsoft’s product names are Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Microsoft Dynamics Supply Chain Management Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics GP for HR Management, and Microsoft Dynamics Financial Management. It backs its ERP software systems by the strength of one of the largest, best known IT companies in the world.
The vendor’s seven systems are: Client; Server and Tools; Information Worker; Microsoft Business Solutions; MSN; Mobile and Embedded Devices; and Home and Entertainment. It can also deliver a variety of products and services, including its Windows operating systems and Office software suite.
The vendor Oracle is the world’s second largest independent software company. Oracle believes it is the gold standard for database technology and applications in businesses throughout the world. It is the world’s leading supplier of software for information management. Oracle technology can be found in nearly every industry, and in the data centers of 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Oracle is the first software company to develop and deploy 100 percent internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line: database, business applications, and application development, and decision support tools.
It is innovation that drives Oracle’s success. With the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle has begun debuting new products and functionality that reflect the company’s goal: connecting all levels of enterprise technology to help customers access the knowledge they need to respond to market conditions with speed and agility. Oracle’s product names are: Oracle Supply Chain Management, Oracle Human Capital Management, Oracle Financial Management Solutions, and Oracle Procurement Applications.
In the future, Oracle aims to be the number one vendor in middleware and number one in software applications, in much the same way the company has reached the top in database applications. The vendor’s goal is to continue to advance and to lead the ERP software system industry—all the while never losing sight of the fact that it has to maintain focus on solving the problems of the customers who rely on its software.