project based solutions

Research Summary: Introducing The 43 Use Cases For Social Business (Social Enterprise)

The Social Business (Social Enterprise) Moves Beyond The 18 Use Cases Of Social CRM As social media adoption continues to move from mainstream to pervasive ubiquity, enterprises will begin to benefit from these advancements in the consumerization of IT (CoIT).  Just 18 months ago, early adopters identified 18 Use Cases for Social CRM (SCRM).  These […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 28, 2011

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News Analysis: Deltek Pays $60M For INPUT, Solidifies GovCon Ecosystem

Deltek Expands Core Vertical While Diversifying Profit Streams Project Based Solutions (PBS) vendor Deltek plans to close its $60 million acquisition of INPUT, a government contracting market research and business development firm, on October 1st, 2010.  The transaction will add $26.2M in annual revenue, 160 employees, and a rich government contracting ecosystem.  Analysis of the […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 30, 2010

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News Analysis: Deltek Offers To Buy Maconomy For $72.7M

Acquisition Consolidates Two Market Leaders In The Project Based Solutions Market Deltek announced on June 3rd that they would acquire Maconomy for  $72.7M ($3.39/share (DKK 20.50)).  Maconomy is a leading project based solutions (PBS) software company with ~35.6M in revenues (2009) based in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Deltek is a 265.8M revenue (2009) PBS software vendor based […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on June 4, 2010

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Friday’s Feature: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

 Latest Release Provides Existing Customers Good Reasons To Upgrade Redmond, WA based Microsoft Corporation announced its Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (a.k.a. GP 11) product on April 20th, 2010.  Available May 1st 2010 in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the announcement perfectly […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on April 24, 2010

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News Analysis: Microsoft Dynamics AX Acquires IP For Four Industry Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics Demonstrates Continued Industry Solution Investment Today’s announcement focuses on the Microsoft Dynamics AX product line.  Key facts include: IP acquisition only. Microsoft acquires the intellectual property (IP) for three four industry solutions.  These solutions build on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform.  Microsoft has not acquired the companies or personnel.   Fullscope, Inc.; Computer Generated […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 22, 2009

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News Analysis: MultiPlus Solutions Acquisition Expands IFS’ Investment In Project Based Solutions

On August 13th, Swedish-based ERP vendor, IFS (OMX STO: IFS), announced its intention to purchase MultiPlus Solutions AS from Qurius International Holding B.V.  IFS, a $383M vendor (2008 revenues), paid an undisclosed sum for the NOK 45.9M or $7.48M (1 NOK = 0.162878 USD ) Norwegian-based project based solutions (PBS) vendor.  Despite the small deal […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on August 17, 2009

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News Analysis: NetSuite Acquires QuickArrow To Expand PBS Presence

On July 21st, 2009, NetSuite announced its intention to acquire Project Based Solutions (PBS) rival Quick Arrow for $20M.   A few quick facts about the acquisition Existing customers will continue to be supported. NetSuite has committed to supporting the QuickArrow solution.  Customers have the option to move to NetSuite and OpenAir.  NetSuite will not force […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 25, 2009

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Monday’s Musings: Why On-Premise Vendors and SI’s Should Go on the Offense with SaaS

On-premise vendors still see SaaS as a loss leader due to huge ramp up and punishing revenue recognition rules When it comes to the topic of SaaS, many on-premise vendors appear to be living in denial, hoping that SaaS fails, and/or creating confusion in the market place.  These tactics have merit as a shift to […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 13, 2009

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Speaking Engagement: Tenrox Webinar – Capacity Planning for Project-Based Organizations

Exclusive Webinar Invitation EARN 1 PDU Guest Speaker : R “Ray” Wang, Forrester Research, Vice President & Principal Analyst Current economic conditions drive enterprises to shift their workforce to both a more decentralized and a free agent model. Meanwhile, economic forces are leading to the creation of more agile work models. As this pool of […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 16, 2009

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Speaking Engagement: Investing in Project-Based Solutions to Weather the Current Economic Climate

Exclusive Webinar Invitation Guest Speaker : R “Ray” Wang, Forrester Research, Vice President & Principal Analyst Project-based solutions (PBS) adoption continues to be driven by specific microverticals in professional services, construction, real estate, and the public sector. A worsening economic climate ups the ante on features that enforce compliance and efficiency. The preference for comprehensive […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 9, 2008

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Speaking Engagement: Foresight 2008

Foresight 2008 is the only virtual forum designed to provide project-focused professional services firms with the tools they need to navigate current market challenges, increase profitability and win more work contracts. Get information on everything from improving utilization to increasing revenues and retaining customers and learn tips and tricks from our lineup of world-class experts […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 6, 2008

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IPO Watch: Deltek Files S-1

After much anticipation since New Mountain funds took the company private with a 75% stake in 2002, Herndon based Deltek Systems filed its S-1 on May 8th 2007. As a Project Based Solution (PBS) vendor, nothing could be more fitting than coming out with the NASDAQ symbol “PROJ”. While private, Deltek remained active and acquired […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on May 10, 2007

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Project Based Solutions: Transition from manufacturing to service economy requires the right software

Project professionals remain challenged with business solutions that force fit production and manufacturing applications to meet the needs of knowledge based, information workers. Though today’s work often focuses around projects, most enterprise applications remain designed for a functional world leaving professionals in public sector, legal, accounting, IT consulting, business consulting, market research, advertising, architecture, engineering, […]

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Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 1, 2006

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