November 26, 2011

ERP during Recession

With the loaming recession globally, unnecessary IT spending adding billions of dollars annually is no longer an option. This is of great significance for the organizations in the people centric or services sector, where change is frequent and inevitable. With companies contracting up their purse strings all across the globe, selling new enterprise solutions to company prospects is not an easy task. Generally, the IT services growth around the world has slowed down, forcing organizations to move back to basics with an increased focus on cost management and less on business transformation projects. 

However, despite analyst predictions that recession will engulf the ERP market, various recent surveys have shown that ERP projects are and will continue to flourish as long as they can show not just return on investments, but the ability to cope with the demands of rapidly changing businesses, and the ability to make significant changes without high programming costs.

November 25, 2011

Footwear Retail Solutions

Keeping your footwear store operations in tip-top shape entails understanding your business and knowing how to stay lean, develop season specials, monitor the fast-sellers and implement cost-effective business processes and relationships. You also need the power of Retail Pro to serve the needs of the store and that of your customers — whether one is responding to seasonal buys or simply processing complex transactions at the POS station.
Retail Pro provides footwear store retailers the right business tools
to help compete effectively in an ever-changing and demanding marketplace.Easy to install and use, this flexible, affordable point-of-service software solution helps effectively manage all aspects of your store's inventory.
Among other things, with Retail Pro's footware software solutions you can:
  • Manage a large range of merchandise shoe assortments — with ease. Keep track of every item — from seasonal, casual, dress to sportswear and anything in between. Understanding specific merchandise requirements, one can easily track and manage shoe assortments and non-inventory related items. Better buying decisions can be made based on accurate sales information and inventory records.
  • Customers and employees are kept happy with item lookups. Speed at time of checkout and delivering better and improved customer service is easily achievable.


Enterprise Software Acquisitions
Top Tier
Peoplesoft, Siebel
Tekton, Emdeon
Dynamics, Navision
Scala, NSB Retail
Accountview, Volym

As ERP proved to be a financially rewarding market; ERP vendors started using their cash flow to buy competitors. Acquisitions were so many in numbers, that most of the ERP vendors of the nineties now no longer exist as separate companies. All companies in the Top 10 used acquisitions to gain or strengthen their position. SAP bought Top Tier, Oracle spent lavishly on PeopleSoft and Siebel, Sage bought a host of smaller players. Infor, which is backed by Golden Gate Capital, has bought so many companies that they earned a position above Microsoft on the list. Microsoft did not originally make enterprise software, but decided to get into this growing market by buying some medium-sized players. 
As the Top 5 have been growing in the past few years through acquisitions, number 9 and 10 on the list - Epicor and Visma - are now rumored to be targets themselves. More consolidation is definitely expected for the future. 

Future developments: jumping the SaaS band wagon
A relatively new development is the increased interest in Software-as-a-Service. Both SAP and Oracle have announced a shift of their activities in this direction, spurred by the strong financial results of SaaS companies like and Netsuite. 
Despite others jumping the SaaS band wagon, we expect Salesforce’s momentum to continue, and a Top 3 position is possible within two years time.

November 22, 2011

Time Management System

There are many devices available in Pakistan as we discuss in ErpBuzZ last post . Time Management System is a small software integrated with device and you can generate these reports from this software .   
  • Promising Enterprise Level Data Security and Back-Up
  • Export all reports in Excel (Attendance)
  • Highly Flexible Leave Management Module
  • Client/Server Architecture
  • Multi-User Environment
  • Graphical User Interface
  • MS Access and MS SQL Server Support
  • Flexible Report Generation Using Crystal Reports
This software easily integrate with other ERP e.g. SAP ERP, SAP B-1, Oracle e-Business Suit and other local ERP e.g. Sidat Hyder ErpforAll , OpenErp , Efro ERP , Simga ERP , SysHCM .

November 20, 2011

Devices for Time Attendance and Roster

Biometric provides the latest non-intrusive biometric security solutions. These biometric security products incorporate fingerprint, face, iris, voice, and signature recognition. These biometric technologies can be used separately or together in one powerful package to meet your entire authentication and identification needs.
Biometric devices also integrate  with your existing IT environment and third party payroll software's.
Our biometric devices and biometric software products include Fingerprint Time & Attendance, Fingerprint Access Control systems, USB Fingerprint Scanners, Embedded Fingerprint reader Modules, Fingerprint SDK (API), Biometric Computer Logon, Mobile Fingerprint Scanner, Iris Access Control system, Web Based ID, Signature Verification, Voice Authentication Systems

Fingerprint Access Control
Biometric Access Control & Attendance
USB Fingerprint ScannersUSB Fingerprint ScannersSDK
Biometric SDK (API)
TAA / Access Control
Fingerprint Time & Attendance
Fingerprint Module
Embedded Fingerprint Modules
Biometric Computer Logon
Biometric Computer Logon
Voice Authentication Systems
Mobile Fingerprint Scanners
PC Peripherals
Iris Access Control
Web Based ID System
Web Based Biometrics
Signature Verification System
Electronic Signature Pad
Voice Authentication
Voice Authentication
For more information and free advice you can contact ErpBuzZ Team .
Thank you. 

November 19, 2011

TimeTrax (Payroll Software with Biometric Device)

Controlling Labor Costs- Critical Information needs for today's businesses
Businesses today are focusing on optimization of one of their key cost components, i.e., the labor cost factor. Whether it is about being a service-oriented or a manufacturing concern, efficient human resource management controls and translates it into enhanced organizational productivity and also provides an objective basis for Human Resource requirement and planning for the future.
Following are some of the questions that we ask from our prospective clients for an evaluation of their HR requirements:
  • Does your business need to track hours for an employee against different cost centers, departments or across multiple facilities to ensure accurate accounting and budgeting?
  • Would it be beneficial for your company to manage and track leave, vacation, sick days and other benefit pay consistently for exempt and non-exempt employees?
  • Would your managers benefit from having an easy-to-use scheduling system that would improve the efficiency of your operations?
  • Does your payroll include complex pay rules for premiums and shift changes that need to be handled by your time and attendance system?
  • Does your business require you to bill hours against specific jobs in order to accurately invoice clients for labor costs?
  • Does your business require you to calculate payroll on the basis of piece rate, or the no. of jobs completed?
If your answer to these questions is Yes, then what you are looking for is a Time management and payroll system that is build to suit your requirements.

About TimeTrax™:

Serving over 350 satisfied clients across Pakistan in 21 cities and deployed in 13 countries across the globe; including UAE, South Africa, Korea & Brazil, with embedded payroll logic for various industries, TimeTrax is the ultimate software solution for Integrated Attendance, Payroll, Leave & Travel Management. We are proudly assisting companies in building transparency into employee productivity for the last 13 years.
Our customers have realized TimeTrax benefits by increasing productivity in the following areas:
  • Automates key administrative processes
  • Ensures proper staffing, budgeting and management of labor resources
  • Manages labor costs
  • Streamlines the payroll process
  • Replaces manual time sheets
  • Controls overtime