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The Role of ERP in Globalization
Globalizing your market reach presents technology and business challenges to profitable growth. Your supply chain strategy for globalization should include an

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Yet, few companies take advantage of the technology available today that would support and sustain these collaborative efforts, leading Aberdeen to believe there is a huge opportunity for cost and productivity improvements. Those that coordinate and collaborate between multiple sites, operating as a vertically integrated organization, have achieved more than a 10% gain in global market share . While global ERP may not be the panacea for market penetration, without a technologically sound architecture Read More
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Is Kenandy Turning into a Manufacturing Workday?
In anticipation of the upcoming Dreamforce 2013 mega conference by salesforce.com, we recently had an intro briefing with Kenandy’s top brass. The new company’s

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Kenandy has a huge advantage in starting with a clean slate so there is no need to worry about backwards compatibility. Although it would be hard for Kenandy to actually become a second Workday in a short period of time, if the vendor starts to really execute on sales, it could eventually become one of the top ten largest ERP players of all time. At the very least, a few more of the still floating legacy ERP products will likely die off as a result of Kenandy’s entrance. Related Reading: Plex Systems Read More
Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

advantage of vertically integrated firms  traded companies had an advantage in terms of visibility and public fundraising mechanisms, Infor's private nature, along with the backing of a wealthy parent, came in handy. SSA Global and others might have wished to cherry-pick only a few good Geac ERP products, instead of buying the entire company with all its baggage (a low ratio of license revenue to service and maintenance revenues, several legacy-status products in unrelated industries, and so on) and thus affecting future earnings per share or Read More
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

advantage of vertically integrated firms  logistics centers to take advantage of Holland's central location. Therefore, a number of specialized firms have sprung up there with well-developed capabilities in handling both the distribution and return of clothing. Lateral Supply Chains: Not without Challenges Despite the outlined potential attractions of the lateral chain, however, the fact remains that synchronizing the activities of a network of independent firms can be enormously challenging. Once corporate ownership abandons the idea of Read More
Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Six: Challenges and User Recommendations
While we believe that the Deltek’s strategy to shore up its current install base and to target new related markets has been sound, one should never discount

advantage of vertically integrated firms  want to consider Deltek Advantage as a simpler, lower-cost solution to handle all of their accounting, billing, employee time, and expense needs. Professional services firms having multi-currency or significant government contracting requirements should still consider the Deltek Enterprise solution or other competitive products. Detailed information about the Deltek Costpoint and Deltek GCS Premier products are contained in the ERP Evaluation Center at http://www.erpevaluation.com /, while detailed Read More
Lawson Software Expands Vertically As Well
On October 12, Lawson Software announced the formation of a new vertical market initiative for the telecommunications industry, its sixth and newest vertical

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Software Expands Vertically As Well Lawson Software Expands Vertically As Well P.J. Jakovljevic - November 6, 2000 Event Summary On October 12, Lawson Software, a provider of Internet-enabled business applications, announced the formation of its sixth vertical market initiative. This one is for the telecommunications industry, and joins Lawson's established vertical markets in healthcare, retail, professional services, public sector and financial services. Lawson plans to bring to the Read More
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

advantage of vertically integrated firms  if small independents take advantage of their strengths, recognize the inherent limitations of their larger competitors and position themselves in a differentiated way. There were a number of broad, universal trends and changing realities of doing business today that were identified and discussed. While the trends that follow are not an exhaustive list, they are major drivers of retail change. Small independent retailers should be aware of these broad trends, should think about how they may positively or Read More
Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.
Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing

advantage of vertically integrated firms  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

advantage of vertically integrated firms  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and Read More
WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

advantage of vertically integrated firms  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More
Integrated Solutions: Look Before You Leap
When it comes to integrated enterprise systems, functionality is not exactly unimportant, but it needs to be combined within a fairly simple-to-use application

advantage of vertically integrated firms  the fact that competitive advantage is hard enough for manufacturers to find, companies should not compromise on their requirements. Small and mid-size enterprises should especially ask hard questions about the scope of an ERP system, and how it supports high-volume idiosyncrasies. The less time they spend interfacing their ERP system with other software systems such as quality systems, preventive maintenance, document, and workflow management, the happier they will be. After all, a new system should Read More
The RMS Integrated Shopping Cart Solutions
The rapid change in consumer’s shopping behavior—switching from in-person shopping to online shopping—has resulted in a demand for agility, flexibility, and

advantage of vertically integrated firms  LAN Services,e-commerce,e-commerce solution,custom e-commerce solution,online merchants,shopping cart e-commerce,e-commerce shopping cart,retail management system Read More
Threshold of a New TEC Advisor
I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the

advantage of vertically integrated firms  of a New TEC Advisor I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the doorway to our TEC Advisor online evaluation and comparison application (accessible from our evaluation centers). In the following, I'll explain what it is and how it works. A few years ago I asked on this blog , How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I Read More
Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On
The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and

advantage of vertically integrated firms  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More

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