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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Six: ERP Vendors and User Recommendations


ERP vendors promise products linking to financial and manufacturing systems (which logically, is currently the vendor's own system) and include collaborative SRM and PLM capabilities and links to CRM systems. JDA and others must simplify their integration framework strategies and JDA must focus on data synchronization to offer a truly differentiating collaboration product.

autotracks  work better in more autocratic companies. Thus, while the JDA/PeopleSoft combination is promising the best of both worlds, still, even if one neglects Oracle''s cloud, users should not expect first integrated applications to be available before some time in late 2005, and should challenge the companies to commit to more certain product development and migration strategy roadmap. Consequently, until that time, users evaluating the above individual products should keep themselves informed, and consider Read More

Single Version of the Truth


Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end-to-end supply chains include many players, with a shared need for accurate and timely information.

autotracks  like all changes from autocratic to democratic models, there needs to be a clearly defined and shared constitution—changes in policy governed by clearly defined and understood principles. Tune Up the Band and Do the SVoT—Getting those Players Dancing to the Beat! The following are some guiding principles to light the way along the electronic highway for the new followers of SVoT: Policy Changes in policy impact information requirements. These need to be reviewed, updated, and maintained up to date. Read More

Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item information, category planning and review, assortment, pricing, promotions, warehouse replenishment, multichannel ordering, store replenishment, forecasting, and order determination.

autotracks  work better in more autocratic companies. Still, these are only generalized conclusions, where exceptions might be possible in some instances. For example, Lawson is often included in the ERP-based solution category, but it often can offer flexibility to address the needs of retailers that vary in size as well as complexity. Lawson Retail applications allow retailers the flexibility to implement single components over time that best suit the needs of their specific business. This component approach often Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

autotracks  work better in more autocratic companies. Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

autotracks  work better in more autocratic companies. This concludes Part Two of a two-part note. Part one detailed software requirements for retailers. Part Two presented retailer progress. Read More