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September 16, 2004  Volume 4, Issue 1362  
Headline News 
    SSA Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy
Part Two: Market Impact

by P.J. Jakovljevic
Through its recently formed Strategic Solutions team, SSA Global might be showing that it is not just an ERP collector that is living off milking its install base, but rather an extended enterprise applications provider that can appeal to both its current and new users.
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    SSA Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy
Part One: Event Summary

by P.J. Jakovljevic
Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors
Part Two: Progress

by P.J. Jakovljevic
  Featured White Papers

 Benefits of SDK Developed Manufacturing Software
Manufacturing Information Systems, Inc.

 Improving the Value of your Supply Chain
Corning Data Services, Inc.

 The Zen of ERP
 Managing Staff Planning To Meet Your Organizational Goals
Jonata Technology Limited
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TEC developed its new Outsourcing Evaluation Center to help companies select the best outsourcing suppliers based on impartial information.

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  Live Web Cast

Another new spin on the Top 100 Software
Landscape for small to medium-sized companies revealed

Join us for a live interactive panel discussion that will confirm Top 100 insights, as well as promote further understanding of how IT-based solutions drive productivity improvement in manufacturing and supply chain. This broadcast will be of special interest for small- to medium-size manufacturers operating in global competitive environments. Sponsored by IBM and these select ISV partners: Friedman Corp., Lilly Software Associates, Logility, and MRO Software.

WHEN: September 15, 2004
TIME: 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Enterprise Sales & Operations Planning: The Critical Link

Can manufacturers improve service levels, grow revenue via new products, augment their margins and boost inventory turns? Enterprise Sales & Operations Planning (ES&OP) is a widely-recognized process that was developed by Oliver Wight. Led by senior management, the process evaluates revised time-phased projections of supply, demand, and the resulting financials on a monthly basis. Join Senior Consultant George Palmatier and learn how to align all business functions and sustain the company’s strategy and business plan. Attendance is limited and registrations will be first-come serve.

WHEN: September 21, 2004
TIME: 11:00 – 12:00 AM (EDT)

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Customer Self Service Essentials

Web self-service technologies are working their way into today's enterprises and are demonstrating that integrating self-service into support practices has much to offer. The potential for cost savings and increased employee efficiency make Web self-service an attractive option to consider. Yet, as the enterprise evolves, self-service is destined to become more of a necessity than an option. For banks, brokerage houses and other financial institutions, Web self-service has come to be expected by customers. Clients crave 24x7 access to account information and value the convenience of being able to locate information on their own. As more customers turn to the Web to conduct business, that expectation will expand rapidly to include other industries, making Web self-service a critical component of competitive customer service strategy.

WHEN: September 21, 2004
TIME: 11:00 AM (EDT)

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The next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) will transform your business in profound ways.

The next generation of ERP discussed on this Webcast will revitalize your way of looking at the restrictions that stand in the way of moving your business to a higher level of global performance. Through the most completely embedded value chain solutions, that can be distributed to anyone at any time on any device, you'll find meaningful new ways to substantially compress the amount of time it takes to acquire information and use it to make decisions, initiate actions, deploy resources, and innovate. This means squeezing every possible amount of delay, waste and cost out of your value chain.

Find out how the next generation of Epicor Vantage 8.0 ERP software supports this ideal.

WHEN: September 23, 2004
TIME: 11:00 AM (PST) / 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Rapid development in response to pervasive change
Deploy demand-driven supply networks to address your most pressing business needs

IT infrastructures that support demand-driven supply chain networks must evolve as quickly as do the dynamic business processes involved. Tune in to learn how your organization can build applications to meet emerging business requirements in just weeks and adapt them to business and regulatory change in just hours. By reducing as much as 90 percent the cost of developing and maintaining applications, your business systems will be continuously adaptive, while competitors' systems lag months behind

Tune in to learn about a business-rules-based application development and maintenance platform—based on J2EE--for demand-driven supply networks.

WHEN: September 29, 2004
TIME: 1:00 PM (EDT)

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How The Best Got That Way
Learn four winning ways successful manufacturers drive profitable operations

New research from analyst firm Industry Directions indicates that leading companies accelerate performance by continuous improvement. That means they don’t just measure progress, they actually drive impressive gains in manufacturing excellence across four major areas, and manufacturing execution systems (MES) play a significant role.

Tune in to hear Lenox, maker of fine tableware, discuss its experiences on the path to continuous improvement, and from Industry Directions’ Julie Fraser, who will present the research results.

WHEN: October 14, 2004
TIME: 12:00 PM (EDT)

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  Live Seminar

Mastering The Maintenance Process
December 5 - 8, 2004
Bonita Springs, Florida

The 19th International Maintenance Conference is an event where maintenance and reliability professionals learn from each other through a series of informative learning sessions, short courses, benchmark sessions, networking opportunities and a wide selection of full day workshops.

Please join us for IMC-2004 the 19th International Maintenance Conference.

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