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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

baan techniques  planning. Companies like SAP, Baan and JD Edwards were among the first to explore these opportunities. ERP systems were designed to allow a single software package to replace disparate and obsolete software within the corporation. The late 1990's saw a huge growth in the adoption and implementation of supply chain planning systems. ERP vendors have added new SCM modules onto their core product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. AMR Research recently estimated that through 2006,

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

baan techniques  likes of the former Baan and BPCS , SSA Leanware is a solution that supports the transition to lean manufacturing for organizations recognizing the value offered by lean concepts. The solution complements both SSA ERP LN (the next generation converged product for the UNIX-based former Baan , ManMan , and MK products ) and SSA ERP LX (the next generation converged product for the IBM eServer iSeries -based former BPCS , PRMS , and KBM products). SSA Leanware serves as a stand-alone lean execution layer, Read More

Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


While Cincom's solutions, services, experience and results should resonate well with in the complex manufacturing segment, it competes against a slew of companies with stronger brand names (not impeded by Cincom’s conservative tacit nature) and/or financial resources.

baan techniques  , J.D. Edwards , Baan , Intentia , IFS and Western Data Systems ( WDS ), Epicor , Friedman Corporation , Made2Manage , Relevant Business Systems , MAPICS , Frontstep , and Lilly Software represent an army of competitors that have espoused strong counterpart offering to Cincom ERP and CRM products. There are also a number of niche competitors like Selectica , FirePond , Calico , Trilogy , Pivotal , and Access Commerce (see Access Commerce Spices Up North American CRM Fray) in the realm of SFA/order Read More

Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions will have to address inevitable challenges in order to continue to thrive in a ruthless competitive environment with a limited opportunity and functionality that cannot easily be leveraged in many other diverse sectors. Many larger vendors with more resources and leading-edge technology have invaded Cincom's stronghold, and have also been closing the functional parity gap.

baan techniques  SAP , Oracle , Baan , Intentia , IFS , and Western Data Systems (WDS) have espoused strong counterpart offering to CONTROL TM , while Cincom's Priority TM competes with the likes of Epicor , Made2Manage , Relevant Business Systems , and Lilly Software . Moreover, the delivery of the above products has somewhat stretched Cincom's resources during the last few years. Venturing into new territories, outside of traditional ERP boundaries and into some non-manufacturing industries, resulted in an additional Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).

baan techniques  from SAP, PeopleSoft , Baan , Siebel Systems , and Oracle into portals solutions using IBM's WebSphere Portal Server. SAP Portals' OEM partnership with Baan offers customers the ability to strengthen the integration of disparate software applications throughout their enterprise. Technology from SAP Portals is deeply embedded within Baan's Portal product. SAP Portals' OEM partnership with Microsoft Corp . is designed to make it easy for corporations to integrate information from enterprise applications Read More

BI Principles for Another Kind of Intelligence


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baan techniques  Principles for Another Kind of Intelligence Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications aim to support the decision-making process of a company. By analyzing large amounts of data, most BI applications provide the means for making business-oriented decisions. This includes studying the data from the perspective of improving the business and generating more business. Most intelligence applications follow the same principle of collecting and organizing data, to gain an understanding Read More

Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing


On June 1, languishing Dutch ERP vendor The Baan Company finally found a 'knight in shining armor'. British automation equipment maker Invensys has agreed to pay $2.65 per share for Baan. The deal is valued at approximately $709 million.

baan techniques  Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys' Wing P.J. Jakovljevic - June 21, 2000 Event Summary According to Baan's press release, the Boards of Invensys plc and Baan Company N.V. announced the terms of the recommended cash offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Baan (the Offer ). The Offer will be $2.65 in cash for each Baan share, valuing the entire existing issued share capital of Baan at approximately $709 million. The Offer is due to Read More

Biometrics for Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach


Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this integration is to take advantage of the infrastructure provided by a Central Authentication Service (CAS) to offer single-sign-on Web authentication, while improving security beyond basic mechanisms based on login and password. Find out more.

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Reliable Storage for Exchange: Axiom from Pillar Data Systems


Companies often struggle to manage large-scale e-mail environments thanks to their reliance on techniques that were already showing their age in the 90s. Nowhere is this more evident than when they try to support key messaging systems with direct-attach storage. Find out about the problems associated with direct-attach storage, and about a solution that provides a remedy.

baan techniques  Storage for Exchange: Axiom from Pillar Data Systems Companies often struggle to manage large-scale e-mail environments thanks to their reliance on techniques that were already showing their age in the 90s. Nowhere is this more evident than when they try to support key messaging systems with direct-attach storage. Find out about the problems associated with direct-attach storage, and about a solution that provides a remedy. Read More

Vendors Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites


Front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. round out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities.

baan techniques  In February, front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. rounded out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities. Their announcements were made at the DCI Customer-Relationship Management Expo in Chicago. Baan, which had emerged as a front-runner in the front-office among enterprise resource planning vendors only to lose that lead because of financial and management turmoil, has finally delivered on some of its original Read More

2008 Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses, and Malware


Just when malware design seemed to have reached a plateau, new and more complex attack techniques have now emerged. For a while, security controls designed to manage spam, viruses, and malware were working, but as a result of this success, the threats they protected against were forced to change. Learn about today’s key security trends and how you can fight against the sophisticated new generation of Internet threats.

baan techniques  Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses, and Malware 2008 Internet Security Trends: A Report on Emerging Attack Platforms for Spam, Viruses, and Malware If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Cisco acquired IronPort Systems in June, 2007. Now a part of the Cisco product family, IronPort email and web security appliances protect organizations of all sizes against spam, viruses, Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT


Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting realistic goals. The return on investment (ROI) justification works for the vendor, particularly when its CEO has a strong accounting background. It does not appear very realistic to expect the equitably due attention to over a dozen products, though, as only the enhancements that will result in marketing value to SSA GT will pass.

baan techniques  of Warehouse BOSS and Baan (which has traditionally partnered with many WMS vendors, particularly with LIS and MARC Global ). Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT's customer base, market share and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. Both companies have notable customer bases with a wide geographic spread (particularly in emerging markets that have been much less affected by the recession). Read More

Is Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death?


On September 20, Baan, an ERP vendor recently believed to be deceased, won its first new contract since being acquired by Invensys. The British Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) has placed a large order for the complete Baan enterprise solution. Will the market witness Baan rising like a phoenix from the ashes?

baan techniques  Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death? Is Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 17, 2000 Event Summary Baan, once a high flying Dutch ERP vendor has won its first new contract since being acquired by Invensys plc, a large British automating equipment provider; Baan is part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. Baan has won a major 3,000-user, multi-million pound order from the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA). Part of British Ministry of Defence, DARA is the Read More

PRISM Users Get A Dedicated, Independent Web Community


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baan techniques  Forum Users of the Baan Process (formerly Marcam ) ERP product PRISM now have an independent web site to serve the needs of their community. According to John Campbell, former Executive Vice President and co-founder Marcam, This web site helps PRISM users gain more value from their investment. It connects them with a network of users, technology suppliers and Baan Process, and provides a source for independent information. I am pleased that the portal will help the PRISM user tap the wealth of the Read More

Is Baan Clinically Dead?


On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May.

baan techniques  Baan Clinically Dead? Event Summary On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May. Baan had reported a fifth consecutive Read More