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Infor Gains Financials Elite Club Status
What’s new at Infor? Besides the blockbuster acquisitions of late, the leading provider of business applications has continued to release innovative products

bruce robertson  Infor’s Chief Strategy Officer Bruce Richardson’s blog post ). In addition, Infor has been simplifying interoperability and cross-application services via the Infor ION technology framework (see related blog post on the TEC Blog ). In March 2011, Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise V6.1 was launched, with support for Workspace UI and laying the foundations for ION support (to follow with Feature Pack 1 [FP1]).   Bolstered by Infor PM and Extended Business Solutions Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise has

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WiSys WMS for Exact Macola Customers


Exact, a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) business solutions for small to medium manufacturing and distribution companies, has announced a partnership with WiSys, a provider of warehouse management systems (WMS). This partnership is part of Exact’s strategy to expand and strengthen the Exact Macola product portfolio with complementary best-of-breed business solutions.

bruce robertson  Given that WiSys’ founder Bruce Hollinger is also the original founder of Macola, WiSys WMS software readily integrates with Exact Macola product editions, including Exact Macola Progression and Exact Macola ES . Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys


Baan is now iBaan, fully focused on the Internet via Portals and web technologies, across CRM, ERP, and SCM spaces.

bruce robertson  based in Golden, Colorado. Bruce Henderson, division chief executive of ISS, noted: Mr. Karulf's appointment demonstrates Invensys' commitment to growing the customer relationship management (CRM) segment of Baan's e-enterprise business. Baan's president, Laurens van der Tang, said, This appointment creates a dedicated CRM business unit that sharpens our focus on this important e-business market segment. We continue to be committed to delivering integrated enterprise solutions from front office to Read More

Bruce Silver Associates


Bruce Silver Associates focuses on content management technology and business process management. The company provides technology architecture planning, request for proposal development, and vendor selection assistance.

bruce robertson  Silver Associates Bruce Silver Associates focuses on content management technology and business process management. The company provides technology architecture planning, request for proposal development, and vendor selection assistance. Read More

Retailers, Consumers, and the Recession: Weathering the Storm


The latest economic crisis has retailers of all sizes closing their doors. On the flip side, consumers are tightening their pocketbooks due to layoffs and lack of brand trust. So, how are retailers and consumers weathering the storm?

bruce robertson  in which the author, Bruce Culbert, talks about the importance of listening—and learning—from your customer. By understanding what their customers want, retailers can improve on product quality, customer service, and more. Social networking and Web-site feedback are just some of the techniques retailers are using to drive consumer traffic. Without this channel, many retailers would probably be reporting much lower annual revenues than they are. What Have Consumers Learned? From a consumer Read More

Is Web Success Necessary for CEO Survival?


The CEO of Cahners Business Information, a publisher of Business to Business information with designs on creating an Internet publishing empire, steps down. The speculation is that he was forced out by the parent company, Reed Elsevier.

bruce robertson  reported that Cahners' CEO Bruce Barnet, along with at least two senior executives, was resigning. It is believed that Barnet was forced out by the parent company, Reed Elsevier, which has had its own financial problems in recent years. There is concern within the company that more high-level departures are coming. One insider called it an executive bloodbath that's not over yet, and just one week later the company's CTO announced his own resignation. Market Impact What makes this an interesting issue Read More

Bruce Foods Corporation


Bruce Foods, a manufacturer of vegetable food products, needed to find an all-in-one ERP/WMS system. Learn why the company selected JustFoodERP.

bruce robertson  Foods Corporation Bruce Foods, a manufacturer of vegetable food products, needed to find an all-in-one ERP/WMS system. Learn why the company selected JustFoodERP. Read More

Applying the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management (CRM)


Customer relationship management (CRM) is rapidly morphing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates, and not simply the targets they were in the traditional CRM process. The same techniques are also being used within the CRM industry itself to create a content-rich, social media environment for CRM professionals. Find out what these sweeping changes mean to businesses and CRM professionals alike, as TEC research director Wayne Thompson sits down with Paul Greenberg and Bruce Culbert of BPT Partners, a leading CRM consulting firm.

bruce robertson  with Paul Greenberg and Bruce Culbert of BPT Partners, a leading CRM consulting firm. Read More

How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 1


A week before this past Thanksgiving holiday (US), I was invited by a long-term analyst relationship contact at SAP to listen to (via multimedia streaming) a panel discussion on a late Friday afternoon. The expert panel explored reasons for companies to maintain IT investment even (if not especially) during difficult economic times. Bruce Richardson, the Chief Research Officer of AMR Research

bruce robertson  during difficult economic times. Bruce Richardson, the Chief Research Officer of AMR Research , moderated the event. The star-studded and well-rounded panel also included: Leo Apotheker, co-chief executive officer (CEO) of SAP; A secretary of administration for a large public sector SAP customer; A chief information officer (CIO) of a healthcare SAP customer representing the small-to-medium business (SMB) market; and Andrew McAfee, the Harvard Business School (HBS) professor who reportedly coined Read More

Project Management Strategies for a Challenged Economy


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bruce robertson  recent Business Week article, Bruce Nusbaum, assistant managing editor in charge of the magazine’s innovation and design coverage says, “Winners always emerge out of recessions, and they almost always beat their competition on the basis of something new.” Nusbaum cited Apple as a powerful example. During the last recession, Apple worked on its iTunes and iPod . When the recession was over, retail stores immediately did gangbuster business with these products, and the company’s stock soared. Read More

SmallSmartFast Organizations


At ChainLink we have talked a lot about the advent of SmallSmartFast technologies—ever-smaller and ever-smarter devices and software that is fast to implement and give us information and answers in real-time.

bruce robertson  I respected the most (Bruce Patterson) advocated a very similar approach. He strongly believed in the power of simplicity and delivered very frugal stripped down functionality very rapidly, then incrementally built only what was really needed to get the job done. That was sort of an Occam's Razor approach to software engineering, and a refreshing change from rampant over-engineering. I thought this was way smarter than the mega-project approaches, which were too often cancelled after spending millions Read More

SimplyDigi LMS Is Now TEC Certified


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bruce robertson  demo was conducted by Bruce Stabile, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and one of the founders of the company. He's a veteran of the LMS field, and has been recognized six times by the Information Week 500 list of IT Innovators . Here are some of my findings, which I'll describe in more detail in my upcoming certification report (see our library of current certification reports ): • SimplyDigi LMS has an attractive and user-friendly interface. It's entirely Web-based and lends itself to easy user Read More

The Undying Users’ Quest for Exploring and Discovering Info - Part 3


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bruce robertson  cost.  In his article, Bruce Richardson of AMR Research  also thinks it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine businesspeople deploying the tool to instantly calculate customer profitability by product or region, compare forecasts to actual results, or argue for or against various stock-keeping unit (SKU) rationalization proposals based on data  (rather than instinct). In fact, SAP pointedly asked the customers during the lunch event whether they have conducted any preliminary  return on investment (ROI ) Read More

ProfitKey's ERP Software Chosen by Premier Manufacturing


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bruce robertson  vendors. For example, both Bruce Richardson of AMR Research and Frank Scavo of Enterprise Systems Spectator   have reported in their respective December 2008 blog posts about Infor ’s deliberate preparations for a downturn. Along similar lines (although about some vendors there have been rumors rather than a public acknowledgement by the vendor) were the recent cost-cutting and restructuring moves by Sage , Consona , Lawson Software , Oracle , and Epicor Software . The market leader SAP has not yet Read More