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A Veteran Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Makes a SaaS-y Statement
Glovia International has launched the first full-fledged and versatile, manufacturing-oriented solution that is an on-demand, enterprise resource planning

architecture position statement  in its object-oriented component architecture and key e-commerce-oriented functional enhancements. In 1997, Fujitsu made a significant equity in the entity by forming a joint venture with MDIS, whereby Glovia International was created. However, following a few years of disappointing results, Glovia was fully acquired from the UK-based former MDIS (now Northgate ) in February 2000 by major shareholder Fujitsu (see GLOVIA to be Resuscitated (Hopefully) ). After several years of focusing on the

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Software Growth - Complete the Transaction! Part One


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architecture position statement  to be an either/or architecture, which is not the way businesses are living today. Businesses are heterogeneous, dealing with external trading networks as well as fixed fiduciary environments. In addition, there are different buyers in the enterprise, so you have issues in creating a cohesive sales team, marketing messages etc., to address your expanded footprints. Conclusions— What's Being Done Now? Winner—even very small winner—plus winner, tends to be the play. 3M and High Jump or Red Prairie Read More

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'New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions


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A New Model for Evaluating Third Party Logistics Providers: Enter Service Oriented Architecture


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architecture position statement  Providers: Enter Service Oriented Architecture Background The highly competitive third-party logistics (3PL) market is a broad and diverse group of companies that move product over ground, air, and sea, from point-to-point for just about every industry imaginable. Companies like UPS Logistics , Ryder , C.H. Robinson , Airborne Logistics, Cardinal Transport , and Penske Logistics are some of the names from a pool of over 200 logistics service providers in the US alone. 3PLs are notoriously under Read More

A New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture


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architecture position statement  Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change? How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and Read More

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architecture position statement  Service-oriented Architecture from a Business Perspective: Differentiate, Accelerate, and Simplify Your Business To survive in today’s global marketplace, companies must develop a competitive advantage. Your business can thrive with the help of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). With the ability to implement business strategies more quickly, this greater flexibility will help your new business processes and empower your information workers—giving your company long-term growth Read More

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architecture position statement  Applications™ 7 Architecture and Technology IFS Applications is built using the same principles employed by successful manufacturers—the production and assembly of components. This allows change and evolution within a component without affecting other components. With a proven track record of building for change, IFS provides step-by-step, non-disruptive introduction of new technologies into operational systems. Read More

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architecture position statement  You Been Ignoring Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) … and Is It Time to Stop? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate business improvements. But it can also create new challenges, including obsolete technology, lack of flexibility, and high support costs, to name a few. There’s a way to keep your current ERP system while extending its capabilities to remote manufacturing sites, service centers, and supply chain partners: a service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach. Learn more. Read More

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architecture position statement  Architecture in Office SharePoint Server Information Architecture for Fabrikam Industries Intranet If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and business throughout the world realize their full potentiel. Source : Microsoft Resources Related to Information Architecture : Information Architecture (Wikipedia) Information Architecture for Fabrikam Industries Read More

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architecture position statement  Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM) Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software configurations. With AccuRev, configurations are first-class objects called streams, whose contents aren't defined in terms of metadata annotations at all. AccuRev relies on the chronology of SCM operations, enabling users to leverage the incremental nature of the process. Read More

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