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Should You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide
Not sure if you should hang on to your legacy ERP system or give it the boot? Find out, as TEC analyst Philippe Reney looks at the pros and cons of buying new

boot platform  You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide There are three questions that have been around for just about as long as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software itself: 1. Do I stay with my current ERP system? 2. Do I upgrade to the next version? 3. Do I go with a new ERP system? These questions are particularly relevant if you are operating an out-of-support system. But don't make the mistake of thinking that your legacy system is the one thing keeping you from an

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This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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Kronos—Catering to Workforce Management Needs of SMBs


Addressing the workforce management (WFM) needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs) is not an easy task. Kronos has taken a more practical approach than most other vendors—by buying and developing a robust cloud offering designed with SMBs for SMBs. Read about how the vendor has developed Kronos Workforce Ready over the years and what benefits SMB customers can expect to derive from the Kronos WFM product today.

boot platform  its SMB offering. To boot, the system was capable of accommodating third-party solutions certified by Kronos. Despite its success, Kronos is not resting on its laurels. It continues to invest heavily in cloud security, which shows that the vendor is focused on what matters most to SMBs. According to a recent study , security is still a major concern for SMBs, and Kronos is working hard to dispel this concern. Read More

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Kaspersky Labs is no newcomer to anti-virus products. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Pleasanton, California and Cambridge, England, Kaspersky Labs has successfully branded itself as a leader in multi-platform anti-virus products. Though many IT decision makers neglect to protect their UNIX systems from viruses, research done by Kaspersky Labs indicates that Linux may be just as prone to viruses as Microsoft operating systems.

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How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse


When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. Read this article for TEC analyst Phil Reney's recommendations on the best way of rolling out an MRO platform without completely trashing your supply chain.

boot platform  (with less firefighting, to boot). A logical follow-up would be to implement the quality management functionality that was previously handled through a combination of workflow and legacy systems. This step is primarily geared toward providing a more optimized interface for your quality assurance (QA) operations. And depending on your organization, you can then implement the various functionalities attached to engineering (often tied to product lifecycle management [PLM], e.g., design management, part Read More

Seismic Shifts in SAP’s Cloud?


On the heels of SAPPHIRENOW 2013, SAP issued the announcement that it would simplify its organizational structure and create a single research and development (R@D) organization to oversee innovation across the company. The new structure is expected to enable SAP to accelerate innovations powered by the SAP HANA platform for existing and new products, drive a cloud-first approach for the

boot platform  code with profitability to boot. Ariba Network has quite an industry clout and keeps selling well outside of SAP’s realm. It wasn’t that long ago when “Ariba” was a taboo word at SAP, and a feared adversary in the supply chain management (SCM) realm. The SAP SRM (supplier relationship management) offering, which in part comes from the Frictionless Commerce acquisition in 2006, apparently now reports to Ariba, and belongs to that R&D budget. The idea is to merge SAP SRM’s direct materials Read More

Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 2


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Knosys "in the Kno" With ProClarity 3.0 Analytical Platform


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