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Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 2
Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain

acquisition to obsolescence  post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand Solutions brand was particularly valuable as it provided more than 800 active customers in the growing  small and midsize enterprise (SME)  market for Logility. Today, Logility’s customer base encompasses about 1,250 companies located in more than 70 countries. These facts give Logility the largest installed base Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 3
When deploying any new system, preparation is key—and Internet protocol telephony (IPT) systems are no exception. Part 3 of this 4-part e-book series provides

acquisition to obsolescence  to success, thus, the acquisition of such tools may have to be justified, fought for, and ultimately won and put to good use. To assist you in your selection process, I have created the Modeling, Measurement, Monitoring, and Management Tools Report Card (4MTRC) . The report card is a set of six Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. There are five identical report card spread sheets that may be used to evaluate as many as five separate 4M tools. The sixth spreadsheet allows you to compare the tools side by side Read More
Xchange Adds To The List Of CRM Point Solutions' Casualties
Xchange's protracted troubles and its recent inglorious demise and subsequent auctioned sellout may prove the fact that the CRM point providers without a clear

acquisition to obsolescence  acquisitions given its earlier acquisition of the former leading CRM product Clarify in 2001 for $200 million (see Clarity of Vision: Clarify Sold to Amdocs by Nortel ), its latest acquisition of Xchange has raised many eyebrows. Amdocs does not have a blissful track record with the former purchase so far. To be fair, Amdocs has not exactly left the ClarifyCRM product in the dust, given the release of ClarifyCRM 11 in September 2002, which featured thin client support, a process manager module, and an Read More
It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)
Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations

acquisition to obsolescence  shown by the recent acquisition of ILOG ), SAP NetWeaver and Oracle Fusion Middleware platforms and applications, which could be a glimpse into the future of modeling, workflow, re-engineering, and continuous change, all around ERP. For a typical implementation that leverages a comprehensive on-premise (which is still a dominant deployment model) BPM suite, companies should count on forking out up to US$500,000 to address a few meaningful processes in their organization. Moreover, potential hidden costs Read More
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

acquisition to obsolescence  recently experienced merger or acquisition activity . Master data management will bring efficiencies to companies that, in different departments, have multiple part numbers for the same item. It is hard to create enterprise-wide visibility and integration through the supply chain when you have duplicate data and records for the same part. By extension, it is important, even if your corporate footprint is entirely contained within a single company, to ensure that the enterprise environment allows for Read More
How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

acquisition to obsolescence  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More
How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

acquisition to obsolescence  furthered, there's been some acquisition there, and have furthered their capabilities. So as of right now, there's two groups of vendors that you can evaluate in terms of solutions that are out there, not that there aren't exceptions there, but generally speaking, that's where you'll hear the most noise, and that's where you'll see the most complete solutions. But the problem here is there's also a lot of confusion in terms of how to evaluate the solutions that are out there. If you've made big Read More
RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)
RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from

acquisition to obsolescence  this time. The second acquisition area is to expand global coverage into areas where we do not have strong local coverage yet. This could be in certain parts of EMEA, South America, or Asia-Pac. However, more acquisitions are not imminent, as we have a strong focus on integrating and leveraging the four acquisitions we made in the past year. That being said, if the right opportunity should present itself, we would not hesitate to act.   The Future of Retailing PJ: Have you been seeing any customer Read More
How to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback
What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of

acquisition to obsolescence  to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of staff time to manage and analyze the results. Indeed, response time can make the difference between keeping customers and losing them. One way to respond faster to customer issues—and save time and effort—is by investing in an automated customer feedback system. Read More
PROACTIS Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector
PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline

acquisition to obsolescence  Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve better value and control. The most recent win was at the Flintshire Council,  and now 20 out of 22 local authorities in Wales use PROACTIS.  Also recently, Newham Council chose PROACTIS Read More
The Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value
Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery

acquisition to obsolescence  Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery (I2D) framework posits that multiple companies now compete as a business network rather than as individual enterprises, each relying on the others to achieve collective success. This paper includes an action plan with the evolutionary steps companies can take to move Read More
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

acquisition to obsolescence  to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and WESTBORO, Mass.-December 1, 1999-Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT), the leading provider of data integration infrastructure software for data warehouse, business intelligence, and e-business applications, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their Read More
What if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins?
Zilliant, a data-driven, price management software provider, aims to enable business-to-business companies to optimize revenue and margins through decision

acquisition to obsolescence  if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins? Almost all companies need to manage pricing and margins with the same precision and control that they use to manage manufacturing and procurement costs. While there are numerous pricing-related, statistical techniques and process models in the public domain and in academia, getting such systems to work in the real world is no small feat. Areas where this is especially true are the airline, hotel, retail, and Read More
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

acquisition to obsolescence  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring Read More

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