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Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress
ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions

acquiring supplier  retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle , SAP , Lawson Software , PeopleSoft , SSA Global , Geac , Intentia , etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capabilities

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Informatica Heads for E-Business


Informatica Corp. (Nasdaq: INFA) today announced the acquisition of Influence Software, a leading provider of analytic applications for the e-business value chain. Informatica is acquiring Influence Software for roughly $80 million in a stock transaction that will be treated as a pooling of interests. The acquisition marks a realization of Informatica's vision to become a leading provider of packaged analytic applications for B2B e-business.

acquiring supplier  B2B e-businesses. Informatica is acquiring Influence Software for roughly $80 million in a stock transaction. The transaction will be treated as a pooling of interests. The acquisition marks a realization of Informatica's vision to become the leading provider of packaged analytic applications for B2B e-business. According to analysts at Forrester Research, the overall e-business market is expected to grow to $1.3 trillion in 2003, with $1.1 trillion spent on B2B solutions as big businesses embrace e-bus Read More

The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes


The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.

acquiring supplier  communications costs involved in acquiring the component; fees and commissions for intermediaries (typically not necessary in domestic purchases); currency exchange and interest costs; costs of hiring or training personnel to deal with export-import complexities, and so on. Further, determining the relative costs of manufacture and assembly in different markets can be as complex as comparing landed costs for goods. To that end, some vendors provide tools to help companies uncover the true costs of global Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 30, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSVentura Manufacturing selects IQMSIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Assembly "Ventura Manufacturing, Inc. has adopted IQMS's manufacturing ERP software after reviewing multiple top-tier ERP vendors. Venture Manufacturing is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, and provides component assembly for furniture and automotive customers. Ventura will also run IQMS' EDI module and customer

acquiring supplier  acquisitions)—not to mention IBM acquiring Emptoris, after Emptoris too had made its fair share of acquisitions in this space. SciQuest’s acquisition of Upside Software adds to that list. As a result, most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays also offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their broader suites. With this concrete acquisition, SciQuest adds to its suite of source-to-settle solutions powering the entire procurement lifecy Read More

IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it).

acquiring supplier  by SAP). By not acquiring Ariba, IBM missed an opportunity to add a supplier network along the lines of that offered by SciQuest, TradeShift, E2open, and others. IBM would say that its focus more on strategic procurement lessens the immediate need for this, however the company prides itself on having a portfolio to cover the entire agenda of the chief procurement officer (CPO), and so there will continue to be speculation about what IBM eventually does in this area. (Might we see IBM absorb Kinaxis, and m Read More

Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals


What makes a strong supplier/customer relationship? The bottom line is trust. However, trust needs to be earned through a series of conversations and commitments that have been met.

acquiring supplier  Relationship Management for IT Professionals Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals J. Dowling - January 17, 2001 Introduction A satisfying relationship between IT and line of business is maintained through ongoing dialogue that is meaningful to both parties. The discipline of Conversations for Alignment, a title for a simple technique for making and managing commitments, enables such a dialogue. My consulting group and I have done a good deal of research into what makes a strong Read More

AnyDoc Customer Success Story: Soudronic AG Finds a Solution for Archiving Its Supplier Documents with OCR


Soudronic AG’s incoming order confirmations were getting out of hand and finding misfiled critical documents was increasingly laborious. Before implementing OCR for AnyDoc, documents were printed and filed in binders, together with supporting documentation. With AnyDoc’s optical character recognition solution, Soudronic can retrieve its documents more quickly, and its labor and storage costs have been reduced.

acquiring supplier  Customer Success Story: Soudronic AG Finds a Solution for Archiving Its Supplier Documents with OCR Soudronic AG’s incoming order confirmations were getting out of hand and finding misfiled critical documents was increasingly laborious. Before implementing OCR for AnyDoc, documents were printed and filed in binders, together with supporting documentation. With AnyDoc’s optical character recognition solution, Soudronic can retrieve its documents more quickly, and its labor and storage costs have Read More

50 Questions for Every ERP Software Supplier


Download this white paper to learn the 50 must-ask questions for potential software suppliers that are critical to a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project. These questions will give your selection team a better understanding of ERP vendors' general business philosophies, organizational longevity, approach to ERP implementation and customer support, annual maintenance fees, software upgrades, and more.

acquiring supplier  Questions for Every ERP Software Supplier Download this white paper to learn the 50 must-ask questions for potential software suppliers that are critical to a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project. These questions will give your selection team a better understanding of ERP vendors' general business philosophies, organizational longevity, approach to ERP implementation and customer support, annual maintenance fees, software upgrades, and more. Read More

Learning Management Vendor SumTotal Systems Acquires GeoLearning


There has been an influx of human capital vendor acquisitions taking place recently, with Epicor acquiring Spectrum HR, Lawson acquiring Enwisen, and Workstream’s plans to acquire an unnamed human capital provider, all in late 2010. Now, barely into our first week of the New Year, 2011 sees its first learning management acquisition with global talent and learning management vendor SumTotal Systems

acquiring supplier  place recently, with Epicor acquiring Spectrum HR , Lawson acquiring Enwisen , and Workstream’s plans to acquire an unnamed human capital provider , all in late 2010. Now, barely into our first week of the New Year, 2011 sees its first learning management acquisition with global talent and learning management vendor SumTotal Systems officially announcing yesterday its acquisition of privately-held learning vendor GeoLearning . This strategic acquisition looks to expand the company’s growth and Read More

10 Steps to Justifying a Learning Management System for Your Partner and Supplier Training


Consistency is a common challenge for partner and supplier managers across industries and around the world. How can companies instill common messaging, brand-identity, and quality practices across this extended enterprise? A learning management system (LMS), as part of a knowledge management strategy, can help bridge this gap. Find out how LMS can help you cut training costs and ensure partner compliance in ten steps.

acquiring supplier  Steps to Justifying a Learning Management System for Your Partner and Supplier Training Consistency is a common challenge for partner and supplier managers across industries and around the world. How can companies instill common messaging, brand-identity, and quality practices across this extended enterprise? A learning management system (LMS), as part of a knowledge management strategy, can help bridge this gap. Find out how LMS can help you cut training costs and ensure partner compliance in ten Read More

Manugistics Envisions Supplier Relationship Management Solution


Manugistics’ launch of SRM is clear evidence that it intends to stake a larger claim in the E&HT market, the near-exclusive domain of its arch-nemesis i2 Technologies.

acquiring supplier  Envisions Supplier Relationship Management Solution Manugistics Envisions Supplier Relationship Management Solution S. McVey - August 10, 2001 Event Summary At its Envision 2001 user conference in Orlando, Florida, Manugistics Group announced entry into the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) market with solutions targeted at six key issues critical to maintaining strategic supplier relationships: design, sourcing, collaborative planning, purchasing, delivery, and efficiency monitoring. The Read More

Leading Ventilation System Supplier Improves Productivity, Service with ERP Upgrade


Based near Atlanta, Georgia (US), Exhausto sources and configures high-temperature ventilation systems for customers across a range of industries. An aggressive adopter of new technologies, the company sought to upgrade its Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution to take advantage of...

acquiring supplier  Ventilation System Supplier Improves Productivity, Service with ERP Upgrade Based near Atlanta, Georgia (US), Exhausto sources and configures high-temperature ventilation systems for customers across a range of industries. An aggressive adopter of new technologies, the company sought to upgrade its Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution to take advantage of... Read More

Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges


Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure their supply chains, align business processes, define and establish company-supplier relationships, and integrate information systems to share information with suppliers.

acquiring supplier  Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges More and more companies are requesting their suppliers to integrate their business systems and share information online and in real time. Integrated business systems enable sourcing companies to plan and execute their supply schedules within minutes and receive confirmation almost immediately. Integrated systems effectively reduce the cost of purchasing, which may range from $30 to $170 (USD) per order, down to a few cents. In addition, they almost Read More

Supplier Performance Management


GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems.

acquiring supplier  Performance Management GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems. Read More

IBM to Extend Analytics Portfolio by Acquiring Vivisimo


IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a provider of federated data discovery and navigation solutions. This acquisition will enable IBM to reinforce its offering in the enterprise search and data discovery spaces. Just as Oracle has Endeca, now Big Blue will count on Vivisimo to perform advanced enterprise search and data discovery tasks as part of its

acquiring supplier  Extend Analytics Portfolio by Acquiring Vivisimo IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo , a provider of federated data discovery and navigation solutions. This acquisition will enable IBM to reinforce its offering in the enterprise search and data discovery spaces. Just as Oracle has Endeca , now Big Blue will count on Vivisimo to perform advanced enterprise search and data discovery tasks as part of its business analytics portfolio. Both functionalities are gaining significance in Read More