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How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards


Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for

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SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One should imagine how humongous the job of delivering plug-and-play packaged middleware components for a number of other disparate applications SAP will attempt to enshroud in its xApps will be. In practice, the drawbacks of heterogeneous environment will not be eliminated – while communication between disparate applications will be eased, matching the business model across these remains the challenge and remains subject to individuals’ business acumen.

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For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

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To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II)


Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions (Part I) and SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia) blog series, some time has at last become available for more discussions on the intriguing topic of software as a service (SaaS). The title of this SaaSy discussions series might be somewhat

avant virusscanner 4.8  for anyone, including the avant-garde Web 2.0 startups, it is still important to note that even the biggest traditional independent software vendors (ISVs ) are predicting a tough fiscal year (or even much longer) ahead. One way for IT departments to “do more with less” could be to assemble more efficient enterprise systems via server consolidation , enterprise applications standardization , virtualization , or by using some proven free and open source software (FOSS ) products to replace current Read More

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Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding BI without disrupting your company? Without breaking the bank? Without having to add staff members with specialties you’ve never even heard of before? This paper helps answer those questions, with practical advice for bringing BI into your midsize company.

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Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Five: More Challenges & User Recommendations


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avant virusscanner 4.8  Manage 2000 , and Avant as its major mid-market ERP products and Vista for smaller discrete manufacturers. As for specialization, Vantage remains the preferred system for MTO, job shop enterprises, while Avant, which has not been actively marketed in the U.S. since 1999, leans towards complex manufacturing and project work environments as well as towards repetitive manufacturing with one of its product variants; Vista, on its hand, is the low-end product for much smaller discrete manufacturing Read More

A SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall)


Great products and a growing customer base are not enough to succeed in the SaaS ICM marketplace. Find out why Makana, a startup SaaS vendor, found it difficult to reach profitability.

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration. The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Retailers such as PetSmart Inc.

avant virusscanner 4.8  the matter is that these avant-garde merchants no longer see the division of labor between suppliers and retailers as the customary one of “they invent and make it, and we sell it.” In fact, the retailers control (without owning per se ) every piece of the value chain, from creating new product concepts to getting finished goods into the hands of consumers. The retailer is thus in charge of processes such as “design & develop,” “source,” “plan & manage,” “move,” “sell,” and “buy Read More

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The merger looks like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Epicor obtains a foothold in some complementary geographic regions, and in certain discrete manufacturing and service industries it has not really penetrated in the past by acquiring a reasonably run vendor without much excessive baggage.

avant virusscanner 4.8  Manage 2000 , and Avant products in the manufacturing arena, and with the Epicor Enterprise suite (formerly e by Epicor ) and the Clientele standalone CRM product for certain service industries. Increasingly, since customers in this mid-market segment are looking for Microsoft SQL Server -based solutions, the Vantage manufacturing product (and its smaller sibling Vista , as an introductory-level product) have turned out as better positioned to address this requirement, although both major manufacturing Read More

Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations


When compared to leading vendors, Ramco suffers from size, funding, and market awareness comparisons. However, it appears to be at least equal in functionality (if not even stronger in certain industries of focus), superior in technology and leading in vision. Of course, more than functional capabilities, technology, and vision are needed to succeed in today’s marketplace.

avant virusscanner 4.8  development resources to provide avant-guard technology and products, in tune with recently outlined challenges that the future applications should try to solve. Namely, in TEC''s recent series of articles, named What''s Wrong With Application Software? discussed have been the realities of business versus the ability of application software to cope with those realities. Those realities included: 1 Economics Across the application life cycle, the high cost of development, support and enhancements in term Read More

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Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

avant virusscanner 4.8  price capture. TEC: Traditionally, avant-garde enterprises that have deployed B2B pricing management and/or optimization tools have been unwilling to talk publicly about their subsequent benefits. For one, they do want to hide their pricing capabilities from their direct competitors, while on the other hand they do not want their customers to think they are being taken advantage of in this way. Has this attitude and/or perception been changing as of late and how? Who are the champions and biggest Read More

The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


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QAD is a leading provider of enterprise applications for several thousand global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial, and life sciences products. QAD Enterprise Applications On Demand, which provides the same functionality and user experience as its flagship on-premise counterpart QAD Enterprise Applications suite, has

avant virusscanner 4.8  blended ERP offering sounds avant-garde and this is what some customers might ask for, I wonder how hard it will be to sell. Namely, it is complex enough to sell and price by SaaS subscriptions, or licenses only, let alone in a mixed manner. Only time will tell if this licensing model is workable for a mix-and-match by module setup. There could also be some hurdles to customer uptake on this blended deployment for the following reasons: If a company has a single database (presumably on premise) and is Read More

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avant virusscanner 4.8  by anyone. Maybe some avant-garde, early adopter enterprises will harness intelligent numbering to solve the proverbial product data management (PDM) problem. Or maybe the problem of item parts proliferation will motivate vendors to create an adequately packaged set of solutions in the future. Broan-NuTone recently turned to Webcom to address its PIM and product information library (PIL) needs (instead of turning to just any traditional PIM vendor), and will have some interesting results to talk about in Read More

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In this service economy it is not surprising to hear about smart innovative companies whose businesses have been blossoming due to the superior customer service they provide. Zappos and its “Powered by Service” tagline is a crown example. Many vendors that offer customer service software solutions, especially those that bundle customer relationship management (CRM) with

avant virusscanner 4.8  is not exactly the avant-garde technology paradigm of the 21st century. But even if the technology problem can be overcome via a unified system, there are still the people-, process-, and knowledge-related problems. Indeed, in service organizations where every agent (advisor) is an island that services customers in his/her own way, customers complain about service inconsistency. If agents do not strictly follow company policies, error rates and compliance can become huge problems. Moreover, customer Read More