Microsoft Business Solutions is now in process of creating so called Microsoft Suites: Microsoft Financials, Microsoft Logistics, Microsoft Manufacturing, Microsoft Professional Services – this last one will be based on Solomon Project module. The long story of Great Plains Software Project Accounting – it was originally created by MatchData, which was bought by Great Plains in late 1990-th and renamed into Great Plains Project Accounting. Great Plains Project accounting future is uncertain – it will not ( according to rumors in Microsoft) become the base for one of the Microsoft suites. However right now it is used by variety of businesses and has good functionality to fit general project accounting needs.
The REAL key to successful marketing of any product is building relationships. The most successful tools for this strategy are forums, communities, coops and the new form of media desktop software, i.e. “Your Easy Street’s” new Media Pilot. In order to properly build product sales, you must gain trust and understand the needs of the people you are selling to, or you’ll get poor returns on your efforts and investments.
Software development is a risky business.