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Fred Blauer is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of experience providing information systems consulting, ERP implementation, syste

Good article on “Postmodern ERP”

Here is a well written article from Software advisor which talks about the traditional monolithic Integrated ERP approach vs. what used to be known as “Best of Breed”. This debate has been going on for a long time, but the … Continue reading

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ERPNext Aims to Simplify Enterprise Resource Planning

From eweek magazine By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2015-05-27 ERPNext offers free accounts for up to five users, and once the business grows, small businesses can opt for pricing plans that start at $300 per year. ERPNext, an open source … Continue reading

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25 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

Some great tips for Using Google drive – Taken from this article here Recently I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first I had a little trouble managing the space since the … Continue reading

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Cloud ERP 1.0 vs Cloud ERP 2.0 – Two Generations Divided by Mobility

Re-blogged from the Versaccounts blog “I recently made the following point about Cloud 2.0 products like VersAccounts Limited Small Business Cloud ERP on LinkedIn “An important difference between Born in the Cloud 2.0 products like VersAccounts Limited Small Business ERP … Continue reading

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Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source applications

(Check out the authors) By Infoworld Staff, InfoWorld | Sep 29, 2014 InfoWorld’s top picks of the year in open source business applications and middleware. While many of these application projects have been around for years, they have not been … Continue reading

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After the Fork: Financing Open Source Software

One of the key moments in the history of free software was the rise of companies based around open source. After the first wave of startups based around offering distros and support for them – Red Hat being perhaps the … Continue reading

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Portland OR USA and Dublin, Ireland. August 21st , 2014 VersAccounts* Ltd. today announced that former Sage UK/Ireland executive Liam Mullaney will lead the expansion of VersAccounts, a provider of small business mobile cloud ERP and accounting solutions, into … Continue reading

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Can Xero Bring Clarity to the Chaos of Add-Ons?

News: Xero Expands Add-on Directory into Software Marketplace Xero has 350 add-on programs with nine new ones added in the past three weeks. That is three new programs each week! It is virtually impossible for accountants to keep on top … Continue reading

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Why Enterprise Cloud is Just the Warm-Up

For years, headlines about cloud computing have focused on infrastructure for the enterprise. Stories typically focus on the vendors – Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google App Engine, OpenStack, etc. – or on the benefits such as scalability, reliability, cost efficiency … Continue reading

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QuickBooks Bitcoin Payments

Intuit Is Now Testing Bitcoin There are two major barriers that prevent typical small businesses from taking bitcoin payments: Read more  

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