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Are ERP Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Fine Art of Interpreting White Papers)
(Scroll down for my list of Top 10 ERP White Paper Buzzwords!)I first published a version of this post a few years ago. Sad to say, not much has changed

buzzword translator  with a handy ERP buzzword translator. You may wish to refer to it the next time you read a white paper. Top 10 ERP White Paper Buzzwords ERP Buzzword #10: competitive advantage How vendors use it Vendors throw this phrase around like rice at a wedding. However, also like rice at a wedding, it hurts when you get it in your eyes. Why you should point and laugh Technology alone won't generate a competitive advantage. That's your job. If a new enterprise system can help, great. But there's no such thing as a Read More...
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Are Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Art of Reading White Papers)
If you're researching a software selection project, you need to take full advantage of the white papers available to you. Find out about the top 10 white paper

buzzword translator  you with a handy buzzword translator. You may wish to refer to it the next time you read a white paper. Top 10 White Paper Buzzwords #10: competitive advantage How vendors use it Vendors throw this phrase around like rice at a wedding. However, also like rice at a wedding, it hurts when you get it in your eyes. Why you should point and laugh Technology alone won't generate a competitive advantage. That's your job. If a new enterprise system can help, great. But there's no such thing as a magic bullet. Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3Industry tags: Distribution

buzzword translator  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS Miami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: Distribution Sage’s customer, Gems Group, reports that this ERP system was selected primarily because of its strong functionality set, Web enablement, graphical dashboard capabilities, embedded forecasting features, and full availability in Spanish. Flexibility was also important, as its users often need to access the software via the Web. – Read More...
These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1
Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self

buzzword translator  self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last decade or so. And yes, these have ranged from blatant and flamboyant bragging about a vendor's capabilities ( a la the “Every man thinks his own geese are swans” proverb) to some exceptional ones that were quite educational and established someone’s expertise in Read More...
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact
Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

buzzword translator  multiple rate servers. Another buzzword applicable both for SPS and WMS is cartonization to automatically determine the best way to box and package orders including, how many products or boxes will fit in a bigger box, factoring in component weight and size. This concludes Part Seven of an eight-part note. Parts One through Five detail recent announcements. Parts Six and Seven discuss the Market Impact. Part Eight will note Challenges and make User Recommendations. Parts One through Four were published Read More...
Intel Faces 820 Chipset Problems (Again)
In the latest round of setbacks to beset Intel’s performance-oriented 820 chipset, the manufacturer announces a recall of nearly a million motherboards shipped

buzzword translator  Faces 820 Chipset Problems (Again) Intel Faces 820 Chipset Problems (Again) C. McNulty - June 1, 2000 Event Summary SANTA CLARA, Calif. - May 10, 2000 - Intel Corporation [NASDAQ:INTC] announced that it would replace motherboards that have a defective memory translator hub (MTH) component that translates signals from SDRAM memory to the Intel 820 chipset. The MTH is only used with motherboards utilizing SDRAM and the Intel 820 chipset. The MTH began shipping in November 1999; therefore systems shipped Read More...
The Power of a Comprehensive B2B Gateway
The ability to securely exchange information with trading partners is vital to your success. And while the type of information varies by industry, the goal is

buzzword translator  b2b gateway,business-to-business b2b gateways,b2b gateway software,b2b gateway solution,b2b gateway management,business gateway,business to business site,strategic b2b planning,b2b,business to customer Read More...
SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment Part Two: Vendor and User Recommendations.
While the WMS market is expected to continue to grow modestly and faster than the market for many other applications, it appears the WMS add-on solution

buzzword translator  multiple rate servers. Another buzzword applicable both for SPS and WMS would be cartonization to automatically determine the best way to box and package orders (e.g., how many products or boxes will fit in a bigger box, factoring in component weight and size). Read More...
Buzzwords, Swear Words, ERP, and You
Heh heh. The Global Language Monitor (GLM) has released its Top 10 Most Confusing High-tech Buzzwords of 2008.Meh. You won’t find any buzzwords on the TEC

buzzword translator  GLM’s list to actual buzzword occurrences on the TEC site. Here’s what I found: Cloud Computing: 10 results Green washing: 1 result Buzzword Compliant: 0 results Resonate: 20 results De-duping: 2 results Virtualization: 134 results Web 2.0: 84 results Versioning: 68 results Word Clouds: 0 results Petaflop: 0 results OK, not bad, but not completely buzz-free, either. Just to give you some perspective, “software” returns 7,720 results on the TEC site, “ERP” returns 4,820, “solution” returns Read More...
GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce or More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations.
With the acquisition of HAHT, GXS is making a play to build out its complementary software offerings_-in particular, its product information management (PIM

buzzword translator  Acquires HAHT Commerce or More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations. Challenges 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 Read More...
Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband
Razorfish is positioned to expand, but at what price? Razorfish faces challenges in organization, image, and perceived capabilities. How well Razorfish

buzzword translator  Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband E. Robins - March 30th, 2000 Vendor Genesis Razorfish, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAZF) was founded by Jeffrey Dachis and Craig Kanarick in 1994, and has evolved into a Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP). It was Dachis's second creation following In Your Face Inc. , a self-described 'guerilla marketing events firm'. Razorfish describes itself as is an international digital communications solutions provider, and goes Read More...
Why Are CRM and Analytics Intrinsically Connected?
The new metrics of customer profitability, lifetime value, and wallet share are needed to supplement the traditional metrics of market share and penetration

buzzword translator  practices. Yet whether a buzzword and the idea it encompasses lasts, is never guaranteed. Inevitably, tighter control over projected budgets, planning, and execution combined with a myriad of functions in campaign and lead management modules have pushed the limits of MA, and vendors such as Aprimo and Unica are now referring to their products as enterprise marketing management (EMM) solutions. However, the general appeal of MRM comes from MA and its ability to tailor marketing campaigns, track their Read More...
Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante
While Frontstep has been tenaciously delivering a broad umbrella of products all under the

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Web 2.0 --
Another buzzword (albeit not another three letter acronym [TLA]) that has slowly (or not) but surely crept into our collective mind is certainly Web 2.0

buzzword translator  or So What?! Another buzzword (albeit not another three letter acronym [TLA] ) that has slowly (or not) but surely crept into our collective mind is certainly Web 2.0 . Although there have been some attempts at defining the term, such as at Wikipedia , ZDNet or TechTarget (and there are also some noble attempts of ZDNet bloggers, such as Richard MacManus or David Berlind ), it is most likely that 10 different folks will provide 10 different interpretations (albeit most of these will revolve around Read More...

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