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What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
Written By: Gabriel Gheorghiu Published On: December 3 2009 Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic Read More...
3 DSS Myths Exploded
Written By: Jorge Garcia Published On: December 2 2009 Making a decision related to your own business or the company you work for is not simple: modern business models have too much information to be analyzed by one person without the right tools. Examples of frequent but complex decisions include developing new business models, broadening investments on technology, expanding the number of stores, or even deciding whether it’s the right time to Read More...
Top 5 Trends in HR Technology
Written By: Sherry Fox Published On: December 2 2009 Recession or not, innovation in HR technology continues to grow—altering the way people work. While there are many new solutions available, here are a few that we’ll be seeing more of in the year ahead. Read More...
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: December 1 2009 Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the Read More...
How Human and Artificial Intelligence Can Work Together in Human Resources
Written By: Gabriel Gheorghiu Published On: November 30 2009 We’ve all looked for a job at some point in our lives. We’ve gone to lots of interviews and answered silly questions like “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Or “What was the most rewarding professional experience you’ve ever had?” Why Are Those Interview Questions Silly? Because you know that the employer expects you to give a specific type of answer to a specific question Read More...
What’s the Missing Link in Price Optimization Strategy for Retailers?
Written By: Khudsiya Quadri Published On: November 27 2009 For many retailers, price optimization is not being implemented appropriately because of the lack of communication between the supply and demand cycles. As a result, retailers are unable to meet the demand generated by price optimization; incapable of having a pricing and demand structure that can meet local customer needs; unable to create a central demand forecast for the Read More...
Leading Solution Provider to Steel Manufacturers Gets Acquired-Why?
Written By: Khudsiya Quadri Published On: November 25 2009 When one company acquires another, who benefits? It seems PSI’s recent acquisition of AIS will benefit both—as well as their clients and the steel industry as a whole. The combined solution offering will address APS, MES, SCM, and more. Read More...
Breathing Open Air at NetSuite
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: November 24 2009 It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or cloud computing) integrated business management software suites for midsized Read More...
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 3
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: November 20 2009 Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies and Read More...
Your ERP Selection Challenge: Sage vs. Microsoft
Written By: David Clark Published On: November 19 2009 Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why... Every now and then I like to spend a few hours putting myself squarely in the shoes of someone who’s selecting an ERP system, this time by using the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center to compare discrete ERP software. Here’s how I responded to the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center questionnaire (click Read More...
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