Apache, Mysql Written by Sanjib Ahmad
"Even if you are a seasoned PHP, MySQL and Apache guru, checklist below will still be helpful in your installation process."
Apache, MysQL and PHP for Windows could be a nice nice thing to have on your Windows workstation. You could try and experiment with all kinds of nice PHP and MySQL based applications right on your Windows desktop running Apache, instead of having to access a full-featured server.
Most people have Windows as their workstation and it can be sometimes difficult to switch to another operating system. So, you may have always wanted to run PHP applications on your Windows machine but wondered if it is too difficult to install or if hassle will be worth it.
Microsoft Great Plains: Service business customization & integration exampleWritten by Andrew Karasev
Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains might be considered as ERP platform, ready for customization and integration. Microsoft Business Solutions partner typically does one of two things: specializes in industry (in this case it goes for nation-wide clientele) or specializes in local or regional market. In this small article we’ll consider specifics of services industry and how they could be realized in Microsoft Great Plains Industry Specifics: •Very complex pricing formulas. In services you sell something that people can not touch and so you have to adjust your pricing for each market segment/customer class or for each individual customer. You can do it, because nature of service is different from nature of manufactured goods. Naturally these business relationship with your customers are rooted in ability of business owner or manager to negotiate price and use complex promotions models •Service Uniqueness. Opposite to general products wholesale or retail – service business has very unique market niche and way of serving its clients. The service system is outside of scope here, however it alters standard way of ERP implementing. The examples could be – way you are handling customer complaints via discounting, price adjustments and issuing credit memos •Customer Self-Service. This is when customer would like to see order execution with connection to payment info. Typically this should be enabled over web or extranet security realm