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Re: NoumberFour AG :: Serious Competitor

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陈帆
- 12/30/2014 23:17:34
+1

On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 7:59 PM, Stuart J Mackintosh <sjm@opusvl.com> wrote:
> Fabien,
> 
cite="mid:CANRftavs0vpX7AfOcD84t8s=tXYSUerMYtefJ=oeWvZZqsyb8w@mail.gmail.com" > type="cite"> > > But our main challenge is much bigger. We need to move forward quickly to be > the first to crack the SME equation and reach the other 80% of the market. > The first product that will succeed will explode and become mainstream. > > > I think this is the key point, history tells us that it is not the > technically best product that becomes mainstream, but the one that gets > excellent market coverage, is able to win hearts and minds, and has > stickyness. The opportunity at stake is for a global market, but every > client who invests will make their decision at a very local level based on > services available. > > Unlike web browsers, office apps and online storage, an ERP system needs > local support and consultancy skills to implement well and ensure the client > gets the best value out of it. > The large players have failed to capture the SME space as they made > disproportionate revenues from the larger players so did not need to look > for further markets and is now too late to adapt (unless they buy their way > in). Xero etc are relatively simple so although are easy to implement, will > never provide the depth and value that an ERP can. > > The winner of the mainstream market will be whoever can maintain a network > of local, capable and professional ERP consultants, keep strong community > support and remain Open Source, and operate a workable business model to > afford the marketing, promotional and supporting services. > > This is a lot to balance, and Odoo may be leading the way just now but it > must maintain engagement of partners and the community. > > SJM > > > -- > > Stuart J Mackintosh > > Director / Owner > > <img alt="OpusVL Logo" src="cid:part1.04090100.08020501@opusvl.com" > height="38" width="150"> > > Business software solutions - Joined-up, flexible & open > > * Open Source Specialists > > Drury House > > Drury Lane > > Rugby > > CV21 3DE > > T: 01788 298 450 > > DDI: 01788 298 457 > > E: sjm@opusvl.com > > W: http://opusvl.com > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: https://www.odoo.com/groups/community-59 > Post to: mailto:community@mail.odoo.com > Unsubscribe: https://www.odoo.com/groups?unsubscribe -- Jeffery -kunshan