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TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises
See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated

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Capitalizing on Private-label Brands through Extended PLM


Retailers have caught on to the hottest industry trend since skinny jeans: private-label apparel. And for good reason. The benefits range from exclusivity and increased profit margins to the ability to offset rising raw material costs by focusing on more profitable lines. Extended product lifecycle management systems are crucial to ensuring the profitability of your private-label goods initiative. Download this white paper to find out why.

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Smart Enterprise Single Sign-on (ESSO)


The increasing number of passwords actually decrease productivity and present a security risk when people get frustrated and write their passwords on a sticky note. This means the application of a single sign-on (SSO) solution provides greater security and improved user-friendliness and productivity. Learn how to increase the security and usability of existing and alternative authentication methods, and how the requirements for user authentication can be realized efficiently and at low cost.

artical on kpi  many employees and in particular management are not willing to engage in complex technologies, even if this technology improves the company’s IT security level. Secure SignOn, however, never meets with any user resistance, as it offers users a much simpler alternative to multiple passwords and greatly speeds up the authentication process. In fact, user response to this solution has been positive thanks to its simple, easy-to-use conception. Users don’t even need to be trained in how to work with Read More

Fortune Smiles on i2 Technologies


Texas-based i2 Technologies recently ranked 44th on FORTUNE magazine's list of the top 100 software vendors.

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The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP


For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no disruption.

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PeopleSoft on Client/Server and Database Issues


To address questions for a TEC customer, we interviewed PeopleSoft's Michael Daniels. The conversation covered issues in the areas of client/server architecture and database management as they relate to the PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning suite of products.

artical on kpi  application servers that the particular client is eligible to connect to. The client picks a server at random. If the server it picks is unavailable, the client attempts to connect to a different one. PeopleSoft has found that this random approach is also effective for load balancing. This method of configuration would also make the process automatic once the configuration file has been built on the client. TEC Analysis: This approach should be effective for both load balancing and fault tolerance. It is Read More

Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives


Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific features; and accounting-related features. When evaluating and selecting a CRM solution, enterprises must be aware of the potential issues associated with functions and features that are not part of core CRM functionality.

artical on kpi  into a CRM solution, particularly because there are enterprises that can benefit from one or more of these features. The issue is that if you don't need all of these things, you don't want any of them to negatively affect the usability by increasing the complexity of the system for your enterprise. So, when evaluating CRM solutions that include functionality that will not be needed by your company, it is imperative that you understand what will be required to remove (or hide) any unneeded functions and Read More

Virtustream Goes Live with SAP Enterprise Class Cloud-on-HANA


Virtustream, a provider of enterprise cloud solutions, recently announced that it has gone live with the first SAP Enterprise Class Cloud-on-HANA, which is now incorporated on Virtustream’s Enterprise Class Cloud infrastructure powered by its xStream cloud management software. Virtustream’s addition of HANA to its already existing SAP support is significant in enabling users to deploy SAP HANA

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Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints


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On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

artical on kpi  and other supply chain participants manage and fulfill orders. SPS Commerce was originally incorporated as St. Paul Software, Inc. , a Minnesota-based corporation, in early 1987. In mid-2001, the company reincorporated in Delaware under its current name, SPS Commerce, Inc. At that time, SPS Commerce divested all of its legacy on-premise software business and has since focused solely on hosted, on-demand services. SPS Commerce went public on April 21, 2010, on NASDAQ under the “SPSC” ticker symbol. Read More

More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM


Oracle’s focus on software application markets is impacting its Database business. Recently SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., and PeopleSoft have also chosen IBM’s DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment. In addition, IFS AB, one of the top 10 ERP vendors, which was previously Oracle-centric, has announced an agreement with IBM to add DB2 support.

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Analyst Take on SAPPHIRE 2013


With a very interesting book presentation on "The Human Face of Big Data," announcements on cloud-based solutions, and extensive and intensive discussions regarding the readiness (or not) of HANA for prime-time deployments in the enterprise, the recent SAPPHIRE 2013 conference was full of exciting and interesting developments—though, I must admit, I was disinterested at times by the repetitive

artical on kpi  Hagemann Snabe had a particular focus on adaptability and improvement, and presented some of SAP’s key technology interests. Of course, HANA played a key role in all of them. Mr. Snabe touched upon SAP’s vision for providing better and more adaptable software to support business changes. He presented HANA’s potential and focus in areas that he referred to as digital retail to predict future demands. And he also discussed how supply chains have become demand chains, where supply is actually driven Read More

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