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i2 Adds More Verticals To Ra-b2b-it Stew
As vertical B2B marketplaces multiply like rabbits, i2 Technologies is nurturing a warren of its own. The latest addition, FreightMatrix, may prove to be the

b2b tradematrix  remains that most vertical B2B marketplaces are just getting started and have yet to prove themselves. Press announcements predictably avoid mentioning the tremendous dedication required from procurement workers and technical staff to maintain the content for these marketplaces. Problems are compounded by the rampant lack of knowledge in organizations that are accustomed to twentieth century modes of procurement. Technology always arrives before people acquire the skills they need to manage it

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Logility: Voyager in B2B Collaborative Commerce


Logility has achieved an impressive 33% total revenue growth over the past five years, demonstrating that it can still compete effectively in a B2B software market dominated by much larger players. It sells its supply chain management and Internet-based solutions to mid market companies primarily within the process manufacturing industries, such as food & beverage, chemicals, but also consumer packaged goods, apparel, and retail. Logility claims to be happy with its current rate of growth but is aggressively targeting the application hosting market.

b2b tradematrix  Voyager in B2B Collaborative Commerce Logility: Voyager in B2B Collaborative Commerce S. McVey - February 7th, 2000 Vendor Genesis Atlanta-based Logility originated as the Supply Chain Planning division of ERP vendor American Software, Inc. American, founded in 1971 by James C. Edenfield and Thomas Newberry, saw increasing demand for the distribution and logistics components of its mainframe and client/server-based enterprise software. In January 1997, American gathered its increasingly popular Read More

i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced


In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6 billion in stock – raised some eyebrows, i2 will gain a mountain of potential in return.

b2b tradematrix  receive in the larger B2B software arena. A publicly-held company based in Mountainview, California, Aspect brings two key contributions to the union. The first is an integrated system for product lifecycle management (PLM) and part sourcing. Aspect's PLM applications enable companies to design products while maintaining visibility to sourcing options and constraints, a combination that helps ensure availability and minimize costs at all stages of the product lifecycle. To complement this, i2 brings Read More

i2 Will Come Out Ahead In Kmart Deal


While many retailers acquire advanced technology for their supply chains in order to stay ahead of competition, Kmart is doing it just to stay in business.

b2b tradematrix  Planet 2000 user conference, B2B supply chain collaboration software market leader i2 Technologies announced a deal with a venerated symbol of American discount retail, Kmart Corporation. i2 is vested with the task of transforming the retail company's inefficient fulfillment operations and enabling it to become a viable player in the Internet economy. By leveraging i2's expertise in supply chain management, Kmart hopes to improve most of its back-end functions, including strategic, financial, demand and Read More

i2 Technologies Lives Life In The Fast Lane


i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $751 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 105% average growth rate over the last five years. Fueled by a powerful sales and marketing machine and aggressive strategies for corporate development and acquisition, i2 will maintain its lead through the end of 2000 and beyond.

b2b tradematrix  accelerate the adoption of B2B technology. (For more information see B2Big Deal for IBM, Ariba , and i2 .) In May 2000, i2 signed an agreement with Hi-Spec Solutions, a software division of IT conglomerate Honeywell International, Inc., to deliver a combined solution for process manufacturing companies to optimize their extended supply chains and collaborate with suppliers and customers. With sufficient investments of capital and manpower in the alliance, and finding the right way to market the joint Read More

B2B E-Business Strategies for a Changing World


In B2B e-business strategies, you'll learn about the different B2B e-business service and software products available to you in today's rapidly cha...

b2b tradematrix  the complexities of conducting B2B e-business, here's a white paper that will help simplify things for you. In B2B E-Business Strategies , you'll learn about the different B2B e-business service and software products available to you in today's rapidly changing marketplace—and how they can help you build an effective e-business strategy. And that includes the technology components B2B gateways third-party service providers the vendor landscape the software as a service (SaaS) model managed services Lear Read More

Inventory Management Technology Strategies for Distribution


Inventory has been—and continues to be—the lifeblood of the distribution marketplace. While many companies are slow to adopt new strategies and technologies, a growing number of distributors are leveraging inventory practices to improve key metrics like customer retention, gross margins, and inventory turns. Read these research survey findings to find out how you can make better inventory management technology decisions.

b2b tradematrix  of customer-level forecasting c) B2B collaboration platform Table 1. Technology Adoption Intentions of Distribution Companies Have Today or Budgeted Future Plans No Plans to Adopt B2B collaboration platform 21% 43% 36% Tool that optimizes inventory policies at SKU location level 27% 47% 27% Distributed order management system 31% 38% 31% Forecasting system that supports customer-level forecasting 33% 47% 20% Supply chain visibility system 40% 40% 20%   Recommendations for Action   Appoint a single Read More

IONA Purchases Netfish Technologies (And Much, Much More)


As the last step in a long list of acquisitions, IONA Technologies has purchased Netfish Technologies, a provider of integrated XML-based B2B process collaboration solutions. This acquisition, along with six others including the Sagavista EAI technology, completes IONA’s strategy to create a Total Business Integration™ solution with the IONA Suite.

b2b tradematrix  provider of integrated XML-based B2B process collaboration solutions. The total consideration of 5.5 million shares of IONA common stock, approximately $270 million based on IONA's closing price of $49.0625 per share on February 14, 2001, to be accounted for as a purchase. This acquisition, along with six others including the Sagavista EAI technology from Software AG (which had recently purchased Saga Systems ), completes IONA's strategy to create a Total Business Integration solution , a Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Three: Market Impact


There is renewed interest to provide GXS' trading services from other surviving Internet exchange providers to leverage GXS' huge expertise and investment in a global infrastructure to provide its trading services. In particular, GXS could cater for integration between the exchange and the enterprise systems of the members, including diverse back-office and front-office systems, and for processing and routing of transactions between participants.

b2b tradematrix  for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact On January 15, Global eXchange Services , Inc. ( GXS , www.gxs.com ), the large, privately-held business to business (B2B) e-commerce software, services, and solutions pioneer, which operates one of the largest B2B e-commerce networks in the world and manages one billion annual transactions for more than 100,000 trading partners, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HAHT Commerce ( www.haht.com ).HAHT Read More

AribaLIVE 2012 - Cloud B2B Commerce Coming of Age


After a hiatus of several years, the stars and planets were again aligned for me to be able to attend the AribaLIVE conference in early April 2012. And boy, what a difference several years can make! The last time I attended, in the mid-2000s, Ariba was behind its worst times of the early 2000s and the dotcom "boom and crash." For those that are not sure what I am talking about, in the early 2000s,

b2b tradematrix  2012 - Cloud B2B Commerce Coming of Age After a hiatus of several years, the stars and planets were again aligned for me to be able to attend the AribaLIVE conference in early April 2012. And boy, what a difference several years can make! The last time I attended, in the mid-2000s, Ariba was behind its worst times of the early 2000s and the dotcom  boom and crash. For those that are not sure what I am talking about, in the early 2000s, Ariba had quite over-invested in its resource-heavy and Read More

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company


Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is a provider of business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, with more than 29,000 companies using Sterling Commerce Solutions worldwide. The company’s software and services aim at improving current processes or deploying new business processes through integration efforts between applications, external partner systems, and people. With almost thirty years of experience serving tens of thousands of customers in a range of industries, Sterling Commerce is a top 25 software company. The vendor is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio (US).

b2b tradematrix  a provider of business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, with more than 29,000 companies using Sterling Commerce Solutions worldwide. The company’s software and services aim at improving current processes or deploying new business processes through integration efforts between applications, external partner systems, and people. With almost thirty years of experience serving tens of thousands of customers in a range of industries, Sterling Commerce is a top 25 software company. The vendor is Read More

Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality


B2B and B2C companies and private- and public-sector organizations alike are transforming not only their systems but also their cultures and processes, to take advantage of an increasing volume of data collected in the moment. They’re reinventing the enterprise not simply so they can react to business demands in real time but also to anticipate changes before they occur. Read this report by Harvard Business Review to find out more about how and why to become a real-time enterprise.

b2b tradematrix  Real-Time Enterprise a Reality B2B and B2C companies and private- and public-sector organizations alike are transforming not only their systems but also their cultures and processes, to take advantage of an increasing volume of data collected in the moment. They’re reinventing the enterprise not simply so they can react to business demands in real time but also to anticipate changes before they occur. Read this report by Harvard Business Review to find out more about how and why to become a real-time Read More

Inovis MESH Framework for Dial Tone Business Communities


When it comes to business-to-business (B2B) communications, two of the basic requirements for regulatory compliance are having a reliable network and a high quality dial tone. So why would you want to settle for anything less? To ensure that both are obtained, many companies are entrusting their data—and their compliance responsibilities—to the Inovis Multienterprise Expert Services Hub (MESH) platform. Find out why.

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Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?


Understanding the difference between branding and positioning is especially important if you're involved in marketing B2B software. That difference can seriously impact the cost of marketing your software.

b2b tradematrix  you're involved in marketing B2B software, and I'll explain why. I'll also explain why the difference can mean a huge difference in the cost of marketing your software. Positioning: The Mental Space to Build a Brand At my firm we define positioning as a mental space that you can own with an idea that has compelling meaning to the recipient. It's in that mental space where the product's benefits and the customer's most important needs meet, and hopefully stick. Later in this column, I'll provide Read More