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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Five: Collaxa Acquisition
With the acquisition of Collaxa, Oracle has quickly plugged a hole in its SOA/BPM message by providing new workflow capabilities and monitoring tools to report

U Part 1  Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Five: Collaxa Acquisition Collaxa Though Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) has taken a rather understated position towards service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM), its acquisition of Collaxa highlights that Oracle is factoring them into in its product strategy. Through Collaxa, Oracle will be able to provide new reporting features that will monitor the progress of business processes. It can now offer workflow capabilities,

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They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)


The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia @ Montenegro) for personal reasons. Those several days spent in my homeland in late October/early November (whereby I missed my beloved Boston Red Sox’ winning the MLB World Series ’07 Championship, darn it!) I at least used this time to also learn about the enterprise

U Part 1  and Aerodrom Nikola Tesla u Beogradu or the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport . Oracle has some additional presence, because one investment fund ( Salford ) has bought a majority of dairies and some food and mineral water plants in Serbia (thereby establishing the Danube Food Group in Serbia). The corporation has been trying for years to implement JD Edwards (first acquired by PeopleSoft, and now part of Oracle) as its ERP standard. There are also a few notable companies with instances of Baan due to its Read More

J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 2: Market Impact


A small-to-medium enterprise simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources, therefore, smaller companies consider planning and execution as one process. J.D. Edwards has resolved many pieces of the puzzle.

U Part 1  2: Market Impact Event Summary The following recent announcements by, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), indicate that J.D. Edwards has been putting it's house in order, expanding its offerings, and executing an aggressive sales strategy, and improving its cash situation at a critical time. The announcements include: Advanced Planning 4.0 Financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2001 (ended in October 2001)  Completed acquisition of YOUcentric CRM version 1.1 This is Part Two of a Read More

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Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), collaborates with retailing companies to help reduce their costs and facilitate consumer interactions. Fujitsu's pervasive retailing approach helps companies to minimize the time, cost, and risk of creating interoperability between disparate applications and devices that support a multitude of consumer touch points. Fujitsu's offering includes solution software, point-of-sale store technology, U-Scan self-checkout systems, self-ordering systems and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Fujitsu has operated in North America for more than 30 years and has some 1,500 employees in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. As part of the global Fujitsu family since 1992, the company's roots extend back to the early 1970s as a North American distributor for Fujitsu products. Customers include Canadian Tire, Chevron Corporation, Hannaford Bros., H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, Regal Cinema, Ross Dress for Less, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others. The company also has a joint venture with Retalix Ltd. (NASDAQ: RTLX) in StoreNext Retail Technologies LLC.

U Part 1  1,500 employees in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. As part of the global Fujitsu family since 1992, the company's roots extend back to the early 1970s as a North American distributor for Fujitsu products. Customers include Canadian Tire, Chevron Corporation, Hannaford Bros., H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, Regal Cinema, Ross Dress for Less, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others. The company also has a joint venture with Retalix Ltd. (NASDAQ: RTLX) in Read More

J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation Part 3: Market Impact


In a nutshell, J.D. Edwards seems poised to deliver applications within its traditional verticals that are wide-ranging, integrated, and modular (loosely decoupled) at the same time, which is apparently a clearer message and a better business model for the company. With a new management team the company seems to have found its soul, as it has finally pinpointed the right offering for its target market (both geography, customer size, and vertical segments wise), and it also seems to be exuding an air of confidence without arrogance, which had rarely, if ever, been seen in the past.

U Part 1  iSeries platform, which is used by a larger part of its installed base. Competitive Analysis Although J.D Edwards remains at the No. 4 in the global enterprise applications vendors' league (with a support for 21 languages, and several dozens localized country issues), and PeopleSoft is now at a safe distance at the No. 3, behind SAP and Oracle , J.D. Edwards' recent performance is more impressive than those of its bigger counterparts, given the company's traditional focus on midrange manufacturing and Read More

Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact


From the moment an order is created, Provia Software’s ViaWare and ViaView suites aim at helping managers track orders in real time and make orders visible throughout the entire delivery process, which is the core of its value proposition.

U Part 1  Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On February 5, Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a somewhat tacit but quite steadfast privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions aimed at catering for the entire order-to-delivery' collaborative process needs, announced that it has completed 2002 with over 80 client sites going live during the course of the year, which was also one of the company's most profitable years ever. The more than 80 client go-lives Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolio Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One of the biggest challenges facing IT departments today is still unlocking data and processes from a plethora of heterogeneous applications running on different technologies and platforms, from mainframe to Web application servers. Since most SCE solutions involve a complex flow of transactions across a company's information systems network, users need simple to use, graphical tools to help them manage these transaction flows and quickly respond to problems.

U Part 1  most important but least understood aspect. This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One detailed the announcements. Part Two discussed Market Requirements and the Market Impact. Vendor Challenges In addition, the strong downturn in the technology economy has affected many vendors' outlooks. The infrastructure and integration are not easy segments to compete within either, with wealthy and viable competitors coming also from the EAI specialists (i.e., SeeBeyond , Tibco , webMethods , Mercator and Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II


Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ("blue collar trenches") and the enterprise ("white collar ivory tower"). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that

U Part 1  MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ( blue collar trenches ) and the enterprise ( white collar ivory tower ). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that would help manufacturers close the gap between the shop Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)


Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled "Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid" , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions. It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market

U Part 1  PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market, starting with the rampant offshoring of facilities Read More

The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 1


The recent three-part series entitled “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla @ Charybdis” analyzed the phenomenon of service economy, or the increasing importance of the service sector in industrialized economies. But while the vast customer service software market’s opportunity was examined there, the series also pointed out the treacherous complexity of planning

U Part 1  Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 1 The recent three-part series entitled “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis” analyzed the phenomenon of  service economy , or the increasing importance of the service sector  in industrialized economies. But while the vast  customer service  software market’s opportunity was examined there, the series also pointed out the treacherous complexity of planning and executing service supply chains. Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization


FourSite 4.4 is an upgrade of its fulfillment solution oriented towards third party logistics (3PL) providers. ViaOptimize, is an advanced step for companies who have already automated their facilities with Provia's WMS and are now looking at optimization as a key area of improvement, efficiency and cost reduction.

U Part 1  note challenges and make user recommendations. Parts One through Four were published between August 11 and 14. Part Five to Eight will be published August 18 to 21. SCE Optimization Addressing some shortcomings of current SCE systems that admittedly mainly still automate and do not necessarily optimize operations within the short-term optimization timeframe, and, consequently, full savings are often not yet realized, in the second half of 2003, Provia announced the availability of a new product solution Read More

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Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part I, the first three reasons are discussed but you will be left on the edge of your seat in anticipation of Parts II and III.

U Part 1  Consequently, it may be useful to review the objectives of a kickoff meeting beforehand and discuss how to obtain them in order to get a project off to a positive, momentum-gaining start. In Part I of this three-part series, we start the countdown of the 10 reasons or objectives of kickoff meeting, from the least to the most important. When setting the agenda for the project kickoff, use these articles as a checklist. While it may not lead to a standing ovation or a nomination for Best Director , Read More

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U Part 1  You on Track for 21 CFR Part 203 Compliance? It’s old, it’s new, and it’s the future. Pedigree tracking regulations were originally passed into law through the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 (PDMA). After two decades of postponing enforcement, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its final stay. Pharmaceutical companies are expected to be in compliance with 21 CFR Part 203 by the year 2011. Do you have what it takes for compliance? Read More