Skip to content

Month: May 2006

Dennis Howlett – The master Blogger on accountancy, enterprise and integration software

Dennis Howlett is one of the few individuals who influenced me to start this blog in early April 06. I have been a keen reader of Accman Pro since start of my blog. It seems Den also runs two other blogs, these being Enterprisey and Integration Monitor (perhaps there is more..). Den speaks about anything and everything in Accman Pro, whilst Enterprisey as the name suggests is more geared towards enterprise software, and Den was kind enough to mention ebdex recently. Some of the other subjects Den covers in Den’s Enterprisey Foghorn include Business integration, Business intelligence, Compliance, Enterprise Web…

Continue reading Dennis Howlett – The master Blogger on accountancy, enterprise and integration software

Article 5: Another Introduction to ebdex Document Exchange

ebdex Document Exchange is a Business-to-Business (B2B) solution that sits between various accounting and enterprise software systems used by companies, automatically allowing these disparate systems to ‘talk’ to each other and transmit all manner of structured documents, without manual handling. It requires no capital spend by users in order to adopt it into use, requires no user set-up or annual contract charges, but relies simply on a range of ‘pay-as-you-go’ pricing plans, with each transaction costing less than a 1st class stamp. (Disclaimer: ebdex reserves the right to charge for integration costs, and trading partner recruitment and enrolment costs). It…

Continue reading Article 5: Another Introduction to ebdex Document Exchange

Zansibar – The Technology relationship

What an awful picture? Surely, the UK Government can afford a better image than this to describe the complex arrangements between public sector buyers and suppliers of products and solutions through its multi million £ web based hosted and management e-Commerce platform (I know there is a slighly better image elsewhere)! I assume you have heard about Zansibar Project. I did some research today to find out the technology house behind this public sector solution and thought of sharing it with you. Basically, OGCbuying.solutions (on behalf of Executive Agency of the Office of Government Commerce in the Treasury) has signed…

Continue reading Zansibar – The Technology relationship

Great debate about Supply Chain Management vs. Spend Mangement

There is a great debate taking place within number of prominent North American blogs about supply chain management vs. spend management. These being, Tim Minahan’s Supply Excellence, Jason Busch’s Spend Matters. Dave Stephens’ Procurement Central and Dave Bush’s eSourcing Forum. There may well be others.. In UK, procurement and supply chain management are the terms most commonly used. Spend Management is used by Ariba and Marrakech. Obviously, if we consider US terminalogy, Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment (EIPP) forms part of the “spend management” solutions (as far as Ariba and perhaps others are concerned). What about “financial supply chain management”?…

Continue reading Great debate about Supply Chain Management vs. Spend Mangement

Article 4: What business are we in? Document Exchange or EIPP

Very interesting question! The competitive landscape changes according to the response given. What is the primary business of ebdex? We are in the business of allowing organisations to exchange structured documents with their trading partners (suppliers, customers, partners, resellers, etc) utilising investments already made in technology (no need for new hardware or software licenses). This is achieved by integrating with accounting/ERP/CRM/other systems at both ends of a transaction through ebdex Document Exchange. Another way to put this is: if system A has structured documents and these documents are required by System B, then ebdex is interested in reading from System…

Continue reading Article 4: What business are we in? Document Exchange or EIPP

Open Source Software vs. Sun Microsystems

Is Open Source software really free? My limited knowledge suggests you still have to pay for support. Same can be said for record beating Solaris 10 from Sun Microsystems (in fact all Sun Software is free and you just pay for support). So now you have a real choice. Sun offers an alternative to Windows with the Solaris Enterprise System, a unified platform of Solaris 10, Java Enterprise System, developer tools, desktop infrastructure and N1 management software. Sun claims “Solaris 10 includes more than 600 features that make it the most efficient, secure, and reliable operating system ever built“. Sun…

Continue reading Open Source Software vs. Sun Microsystems

External Sales Consultants on Revenue Share – We need you?

With the imminent launch of ebdex Document Exchange, we are currently recruiting External Sales Consultants on revenue share basis. You have the opportunity to earn well over £100,000 per annum. If interested, please get in touch through http://www.ebdex.co.uk/jobs.html. Please state three reasons why we ought to consider you for this role. We are looking for motivated individuals that have demonstrable track record in closing deals. Your role include pre-sales, sales and post-sales activities and may also lead into customer relationship management (CRM). We are especially interested in those who have worked for accounts and ERP software vendors. Sector specialists are…

Continue reading External Sales Consultants on Revenue Share – We need you?

How famous have I become since start of this blog?

I just spent few minutes trying to understand the power of blogging in making “Manoj Ranaweera” famous. Here are the results to my astonishment: Search word: Manoj On Google – Not within Top 10 Google UK – 5 (ecademy) and 7 (ebdex) Search word: Ranaweera On Google: 2 (blog), 4 (deal architect) and 6 (ecademy) On Google UK: 1 (ecademy) and 3 (ebdex) Search word: Manoj Ranaweera Google: All top 10 positions – 1 (blog), 2 (deal architect), 3 (ecademy), 4 (blogger.com), 5 (business two zero), so on … For Manoj, unfortunately not in the Top 10 globally due to…

Continue reading How famous have I become since start of this blog?

Infor to acquire SSA Global – Threat to SAP and Oracle?

SSA Global announced signing of a definitive agreement which allows the company to be acquired by Infor, creating third largest ERP vendor. The combined entity will have over £1.6bn sales revenues. Infor has recently acquired number of companies, causing concern within customer base for product continuation. Tags: SSA Global, ERP, Infor, acquisitions

Continue reading Infor to acquire SSA Global – Threat to SAP and Oracle?

EIPP is hotting up – Sprinter from Bottomline Technologies

Recently, Bottomline Technologies announced an Integrated Solution for End-to-End Purchase-to-Pay Automation. Bottomline has been in the Electronic Invoicing Presentment and Payment (EIPP) (also called e-invoicing) market for number of years, have supplied solutions to many organisations across Europe and North America. What is so special about, Sprinter? Its claimed to be a modular solution that streamlines Purchase-to-Pay processes through a combination of integrated invoice data capture services and innovative software for purchasing and requisition management, invoice workflow and supplier collaboration. Lot of keywords, but what does this mean to the layman? Ok, my analysis as follows: It integrates seamlessly with…

Continue reading EIPP is hotting up – Sprinter from Bottomline Technologies