software outsourcing

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Boise Software Development firm Acquires by Microsoft

Microsoft Software Development business Solutions- ‘GP’ is marketed for medium sized organizations in North U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, and in Middle East as well. The remarkable strengths of Great Plains are the ability of localization. Really this helps Great Plains Software solutions to compete with all nations through out the world. Before, nations with different character sets like Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic are forced to use English in their Great Plains installation.

This sat well with some companies since they have international operations and use English as the mode of communication as well. However, some organization felt left behind because lack of scope of their enterprise. Traditional firms and some government unit’s likes to use local language for transactions of business transactions that which makes impossible to use international applications for Software Development solutions likes GP, before.

With the realizations of requirement to tap the targeted market of these regions, Microsoft Business Solutions started to support software with the Arabic language. With supporting the Arabic implementations of Great Plains, MBS was able to get larger market share in the Arab nations such as UAE, Syria, Egypt, Oman, Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc.

There are two ways of approach in the implementation by GP using the language of Arab. One is with use of the language packs including the software like Windows operating system. The other is by using third party products that is developed by GP’s ISV's.

Software Development Unit

“BOISE”, Microsoft Corp. is going to purchases pro-clarity Corp., a Boise-based business analysis software development unit, with an undisclosed mount of sum. The software development giant said that the acquisition advances Microsoft's push into "business intelligence," features of software assess some of financial performance, productivity and decision making solutions. With the upcoming release of the Microsof-tOffice- 2007 would include new intelligence capabilities for business.

With a strong R&D firm ProClarity has been a valued partner of Microsoft for so many years, more than 1,210 mutual clients and a sales force already works closely with the firm. They look forward for applying personnel technology for greater client impact with integrity, strategic asset within Microsoft. The firm has round about 140 employees globally, more than 100 at its Boise headquarters. Founded in Boise in 1995, it has provided Software Development business analysis using platforms of Microsoft for clients likes of Hewlett-Packard, Nabisco, GE, AT&T, and Ericsson. With the acquisition, Pro-Clarity becomes fully owned subsidiary by Microsoft corporation and will remain in Idaho location.