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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
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

advantage of vertically integrated firms  will have a major advantage over their competitors. This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's online magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink's analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer of ChainLink Research, leads ChainLink's research efforts, as well as the procurement, Read More
Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 1
I have no reason to doubt Kirill Tatarinov, thus far the longest-standing corporate VP of Microsoft Business Solutions, when he keeps reassuring the market

advantage of vertically integrated firms  the retail environment. Taking advantage of this, Microsoft and Aldata , a global retail specialist serving 15 of the world's 30 largest retailers,  announced in June 2010 the signing of an agreement for Aldata to resell and develop new vertical applications integrated with Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail. These applications will serve the specific needs of home electronics, do-it-yourself (DIY), and sports and fashion retailers with new capabilities, including a loyalty and digital marketing module. 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
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
Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry
The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More
Benefits of a Virtualized Data Center
The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production

advantage of vertically integrated firms  of a Virtualized Data Center The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production systems. On the other end of the spectrum, virtual utility hosts and cloud computing vendors are springing up to cost-effectively support smaller companies, showing benefit for those that require only a single server. Everyone is virtualizing, but why? Find out. Read More
Converged and Integrated Datacenter Systems: Creating Operational Efficiencies
This IDC Insight examines the benefits of an integrated infrastructure within the datacenter environment. The report incorporates data gathered through surveys

advantage of vertically integrated firms  and Integrated Datacenter Systems: Creating Operational Efficiencies This IDC Insight examines the benefits of an integrated infrastructure within the datacenter environment. The report incorporates data gathered through surveys and customer interviews to inform CIOs and datacenter managers on the benefits of integrated systems, including reduced head count and more efficient services. Read More
AKG of America
AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough

advantage of vertically integrated firms  of America AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual. Read More
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More
The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI
The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the

advantage of vertically integrated firms  integrates with the ACCPAC Advantage Series and ACCPAC Pro Series accounting systems, and consists of software and services that should deliver affordable Internet-based EDI processing. Additional integration exists between ACCPAC Exchange ASN and the ACCPAC Warehouse Management System ( WMS ) module. Its components include a translator, mapper, and application integrator. It uses Cyclone Activator as its communication software, and IBM Business Exchange Services as the gateway for EDI communication. To Read More
Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees
Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More
Global Integrated Solutions
Global Integrated Solutions is the Pronto Software business partner for the mining industry for companies operating primarily in Africa, Asia and the Middle

advantage of vertically integrated firms  Integrated Solutions Global Integrated Solutions is the Pronto Software business partner for the mining industry for companies operating primarily in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Global Integrated Solutions utilises their decades of mining industry experience and business process knowledge to work with mining and exploration companies around the world to deliver and implement fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) / business management system solutions exclusively to the mining 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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