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Lawson Ends the Year with Another Acquisition: Human Capital Management Software Vendor Enwisen

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  • Written By: Sherry Fox
  • Published: December 30 2010
Lawson Software, a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor, announced on December 20 that it will acquire Enwisen; a privately owned software-as-as-service (SaaS)-based human capital management (HCM) software vendor based in Navato, California and currently with around 260 customers. Lawson is no stranger to Enwisen. In fact, since 2008, Lawson has been reselling Read More

ERP Vendor to Client: "You Incompetent and Clueless Fools"

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  • Written By: David Clark
  • Published: December 30 2010
The backstory: a lawsuit filed in 2008 by Alabama pet food maker Sunshine Mills over a Ross Systems ERP implementation. Fast-forward to December 3, 2010, when an Alabama jury awarded Sunshine Mills $61 million (USD) in damages ($45 million of which were punitive). From CIO.com's article about the verdict, quoting Sunshine Mills attorney Daniel McDowell: Ross Systems handled the Read More

Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 3

Part 1 of this blog series started with a discussion of the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. For the past few decades, the providers of a multiplicity of by-and-large integrated manufacturing software solutions have been offering help for embattled manufacturers Read More

Nothing Succeeds Like Success(Factors) - Part 2

Part 1 of this series introduced SuccessFactors, a public provider of software as a service (SaaS) talent management solutions. My post first analyzed the vendor’s evolution from its traditional People Performance realm to the seemingly more opportune Business Execution (BizX) province. Then, I talked about SuccessFactors’ multiple product editions to satisfy companies of Read More

iPad, Fashion PLM, and the Connection Between Fashion Designers and Customers

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  • Written By: Yu Chen
  • Published: December 21 2010
I recently had the opportunity to meet with Centric Software and get to know more about Centric 8 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Sourcing Solutions for the fashion industry. Among the interesting topics discussed, a recently launched product called Collection Book for Fashion iPad app was most impressive. In my view, this iPad app is a great product, as it takes advantage of the user Read More

TEC Certified Products: 2010 Vendor Wrap-up

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  • Written By: TEC Staff
  • Published: December 17 2010
With 2010 almost behind us, the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest software products to join its roster. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9 Plex Systems, Plex Online Sage, Sage ABRA HRMS  SmartOrg, Portfolio Navigator Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), S2K EnterpriseBusiness Intelligence (BI) Solutions—Jorge García Read More

TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011

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  • Written By: TEC Staff
  • Published: December 16 2010
It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011.Aleksey Osintsev, Research Analyst—Enterprise Resource Planning The growing interest of businesses of all sizes in so-called cloud technologies in general and in on-demand—cloud or software as a service (SaaS)—enterprise Read More

Discussing the S&OP State of Affairs with Logility’s Karin Bursa

My recent exhaustive series of articles on sales @ operations planning (S@OP) entitled “APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S@OP Coming of Age?” and the related blog post entitled “Linking S@OP and CPFR (For Retailers and Manufacturers Sake): An Executive Panel Discussion” have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. But even more, this prolonged exposure on the S@OP Read More

Mobile Learning: Is Your Business Ready for It?

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  • Written By: Sherry Fox
  • Published: December 15 2010
The popularity of mobile technology has brought mobile learning (m-learning) to one’s fingertips. M-learning takes advantage of the mobility of the learner and the lightweight portability of the mobile device to support learning nuggets of content at anytime and from virtually anywhere. This article reviews issues this trend has raised and technical challenges businesses must overcome to implement this learning strategy. Read More

Epicor to Acquire Spectrum HR

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  • Written By: Sherry Fox
  • Published: December 14 2010
Epicor, a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and professional service automation (PSA) software solutions to midmarket companies and divisions of the Global 1000, announced yesterday that it would be acquiring Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation.Epicor delivers Read More
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