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What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?
My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be

accenture supplywatch  BPO business. In addition, Accenture was looking to extend its capabilities into the sourcing of direct materials and products, and this team from Ariba indeed has that experience. In fact, I had a chance to attend Ariba’s seminar in 2006 in Boston where the company showcased its sourcing services and savvy stemming from its 2004 acquisition of FreeMarkets . I was truly impressed by the presenters’ knowledge of their respective sourcing categories, from commodities such as industrial metals, paper & Read More
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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently had focused solely on workforce and service optimization

accenture supplywatch  consulting organizations, such as Accenture, IBM, HCL AXON and Capgemini . These marquee partners provide various levels of resources to integrate, customize, and implement the vendor’s solutions. Depending on the strength of the relationship, ClickSoftware has co-invested in jointly developing industry-specific solutions, training and certifying the partner's professional services teams, developing co-marketing programs, and incorporating into products into their marketing/referral strategies. In Read More
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5
Part 1 of this series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series

accenture supplywatch  Consulting LLP , and  Accenture . To SaaS or Not? The aforementioned mainstream vendors still offer applications that require implementation of highly customized and static  software code  at each customer’s site. As mentioned before, Oracle’s Markdown Optimization is offered hosted or on premise. Although not yet in a true multi-tenant mode, Oracle believes that it can offer the same benefits as its on-demand competitors. At least, Oracle’s data center is state of the art, and you can learn Read More
Accenture Becoming a PLM Consulting Force
Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation, an international

accenture supplywatch  a PLM Consulting Force Accenture , a global management consulting and technology services and outsourcing company, has announced plans to acquire PCO Innovation , an international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) software technologies. PCO Innovation counts more than 600 consultants and experts within its ranks serving 150 clients in 30 countries in a wide range of industries. The company offers PLM strategy Read More
A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience
Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos

accenture supplywatch  a joint Eqos and Accenture team working closely with the Edcon merchants. Operating in Johannesburg as Edgars Department Store since 1929, Edcon today offers ten retail brands: Edgars (offering clothing, footwear, kitchenware, household textiles, and housewares), Jet (clothing and footwear), C N A (books, stationery, and music), Red Square (cosmetics), Boardmans (housewares, household textiles, and kitchenware), Legit (young women's fashion), Jet Shoes (footwear), Temptations (intimate wear), Prato Read More
SAP and Accenture Create a Joint Business Group
Accenture and SAP recently announced the creation of a new business group focused on shortening the time it takes to jointly develop and deliver new industry

accenture supplywatch  and Accenture Create a Joint Business Group Accenture and SAP recently announced the creation of a new business group focused on shortening the time it takes to jointly develop and deliver new industry-specific solutions based on cloud and other digital technologies such as analytics and enterprise mobility. The Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group brings together the companies’ respective co-innovation, joint solution development, and go-to-market teams in an effort to focus on significantly Read More
IFS Hits a Jackpot in South Africa
IFS has announced that Sun International, a gaming and leisure brand focused on the development, management, and operation of casinos, hotels, and resorts in

accenture supplywatch  be jointly delivered with Accenture , a global systems integrator, and is expected to be completed in 2015. The contract includes licenses and implementation services worth approximately US$5.5 million. Read More
Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One
In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to

accenture supplywatch  global coverage (such as Accenture, KPMG, HCL, Cognizant, immixGroup, and Amazon Web Services) Service providers—cover specific industries, countries, or regions Authorized resellers—resell Appian software in countries within parts of EMEA, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin America Solution OEMs—resell industry-specific products based on the Appian platform Given its origins, the company has strong US federal government cloud and smarter infrastructure (C&SI) partnerships including Booz Allen Read More
J.D. Edwards' CEO Retires Again; This Time For Good?
Having seemingly paved a solid ground for its successor, it is likely that this time J.D. Edwards founder and CEO Ed McVaney might not have to come back from

accenture supplywatch  high-profile consulting companies (e.g., Accenture , Arthur Andersen , Cap Gemini Ernst & Young ) to co-develop the strategic industry solutions should remain unimpeded in any case. Another move to watch will be its approach towards enhancing J.D. Edwards' outdated iSeries-based World software that still has a large loyal user base. While the iSeries server co-branding agreement with IBM could breathe a fresh air in this product line, major intrinsic product enhancements are not very likely. User Read More
Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset
Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the

accenture supplywatch  data, and better insights. Accenture addressed this digital mindset in a report titled Accenture Tech Vision 2014: Data Supply Chain—Putting Information Into Circulation . The report pointed out that companies are taking a new approach to collecting data, designing their applications with their biggest strategic questions in mind. They don’t just collect data; they design systems to get the right data. By embracing digital like never before, product developers will become fully integrated digital Read More
SAP Case Study: AZ Electronic Materials
When Luxembourg-based AZ Electronic Materials was carved out of Clariant International and sold to a private equity firm, the new company was given one year to

accenture supplywatch  months, working with partner Accenture to roll out SAP business software across nine countries and six manufacturing plants. Read More
An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process
The TechnologyEvaluation.Com’s (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor’s tactical, strategic and qualitative

accenture supplywatch  as the Big 5 (Accenture, PWC, D&T, CAPGemini E&Y, KPMG) or boutique-consulting firms who, since they perform integration work, may have a vested interest in which vendor is chosen. Typically, these organizations immediately have available a short list of vendors who happen to comprise their strategic partners. Thus, the decision is often made according to which implementation resources the consulting firm has idle, and not based on what is best for the client. State-of-the-art decision support tool . Read More
Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 3: IBM
IBM still needs to convince users that it is nimble enough to handle the smaller projects prevalent in today’s cost-conscious market, which may be a concern

accenture supplywatch  services companies such as Accenture , Deloitte Consulting (recently renamed Braxton ), Computer Sciences Corporation ( CSC ), ICL , KPMG Consulting , CMG , and EDS , as well as on the large enterprise application vendors such as Oracle , Seibel, SAP, and PeopleSoft, whose larger services providers' pool to implement and run their software is now dwindling. As prospects increasingly shy away from custom applications built on proprietary platforms in favor of an increasingly open and heterogeneous environm Read More
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4
Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few

accenture supplywatch  and Webinar programs . Accenture provides Steelwedge with a global reach and access to a large team of industry-focused S&OP experts. For its part, Logility has worked with a number of consultancies over the years. Its Voyager solution was  reviewed and influenced by Richard C. Ling  and has been deployed to support processes defined by Oliver Wight, Delloitte , and a number of other boutique consultancies that specialize in S&OP. Oracle’s S&OP Take Oracle does its own consulting and is also helped Read More
SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 1: Recent Announcements
Recently, SAP announced solid results for Q4 2001, in contrast to the current soft market. Although not all troubles seem to have been left behind, as can be

accenture supplywatch  (NASDAQ: YHOO); consulting firms Accenture Ltd. (NYSE: ACN); Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and PwC Consulting ; and others. The combined company will have its headquarters in Palo Alto, it will employ more than 1,700 people worldwide, and share approximately 5,000 customers. Shai Agassi, current CEO of SAP Portals, will head the new company, while Hasso Plattner, CEO of SAP Markets (and co-CEO of SAP), will serve as chairman of the new company's board. Integration of the two subsidiaries is scheduled for Read More

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