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J.C. Steele Improves Sales and Profits with Infor ERP Visual
J.C. Steele needed a comprehensive enterprise resource planning solution designed to cost effectively meet the needs of a mid-market mixed-mode manufacturer

c r m ppt  C. Steele Improves Sales and Profits with Infor ERP Visual J.C. Steele needed a comprehensive enterprise resource planning solution designed to cost effectively meet the needs of a mid-market mixed-mode manufacturer with thousands of parts and a complex operation.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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SAP sets up Apparel and Footwear team


At the end of September, SAP AG's U.S. subsidiary set up a dedicated team of technical consultants to assist apparel and footwear makers installing SAP R/3. The move follows a series of unsuccessful R/3 implementations that forced some SAP apparel and footwear customers to put on hold or completely abandon their R/3 projects.

c r m ppt  stop work on their projects. Until now, SAP was pulling consultants from its wider consumer products group to deal with AFS installations. The new AFS team now has 35 consultants on board, and expects to increase that count to 50 by year's end, stated Annegret Sonnenberg, vice president of SAP's retail and consumer products unit. Their job is to work directly with users to help expedite software fixes being done at SAP's German development labs. The 60-plus apparel and footwear companies that have bought Read More

Yet Another ‘Big 5 ERP’ CEO Casualty


The Board of Directors of J.D. Edwards & Company has reappointed C. Edward McVaney to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Doug Massingill who resigned from the position and from the Board effective immediately.

c r m ppt  Another ‘Big 5 ERP’ CEO Casualty Yet Another 'Big 5 ERP' CEO Casualty P.J. Jakovljevic - May 15, 2000 Event Summary On April 7, the Board of Directors of J.D. Edwards & Company announced that it had reappointed C. Edward McVaney to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Doug Massingill who resigned from the position and from the Board effective immediately. McVaney had been CEO from the company's inception in 1977 until November 1998. He will remain as Chairman of the Board Read More

SKF Automotive Bearings Co. Ltd.


SKF (AB Svenska Kullagerfabriken) was founded in 1907, with headquarters and a laboratory in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an R&D center in the Netherlands. SKF is the leading global supplier in its field, offering products, customer solutions, and services for rolling bearings, seals and specialty steel, claiming 20% of the world market share. SKF has 80 manufacturing sites employing about 40,000, and an additional 20,000 distributors in 130 countries worldwide. Revenue in 2001 reached 24.6 billion U.S. dollars, and for the first 9 months of 2002, SKF Group’s revenue showed 25.3 billion, grossing 2.04 billion.

c r m ppt  Automotive Bearings Co. Ltd. SKF (AB Svenska Kullagerfabriken) was founded in 1907, with headquarters and a laboratory in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an R&D center in the Netherlands. SKF is the leading global supplier in its field, offering products, customer solutions, and services for rolling bearings, seals and specialty steel, claiming 20% of the world market share. SKF has 80 manufacturing sites employing about 40,000, and an additional 20,000 distributors in 130 countries worldwide. Revenue in 2001 Read More

Aptean


Aptean is a provider of enterprise application software (EAS) solutions, with more than 9,000 customers around the world. By providing innovative, industry-driven software, Aptean helps businesses to satisfy their customers, operate most efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry. Aptean software enables customers to transition from being merely competitive to becoming market leaders. Aptean solutions reflect industry best practices, and services that are specifically focused on helping customers meet their individual business goals, profitably. Aptean solutions are very focused on specific industry segments, providing specialized value and capability.

c r m ppt  a provider of enterprise application software (EAS) solutions, with more than 9,000 customers around the world. By providing innovative, industry-driven software, Aptean helps businesses to satisfy their customers, operate most efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry. Aptean software enables customers to transition from being merely competitive to becoming market leaders. Aptean solutions reflect industry best practices, and services that are specifically focused on helping customers Read More

Rimini Street: Third-party ERP Support Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come


What has made Rimini Street a leader in the third-party enterprise software service and maintenance (S&M) cottage industry? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic offers up some reasons and speaks with Rimini Street’s senior VP Dave Rowe on the company’s winning product and service line capabilities and future moves, and gets Dave’s interesting perspective on the need for and explosive growth of third-party support.

c r m ppt  Idea Whose Time Has Come What has made Rimini Street a leader in the third-party enterprise software service and maintenance (S&M) cottage industry? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic offers up some reasons and speaks with Rimini Street’s senior VP Dave Rowe on the company’s winning product and service line capabilities and future moves, and gets Dave’s interesting perspective on the need for and explosive growth of third-party support. Read More

How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues


SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance customers are committed to service contracts, but only to a point. New options are thus available.

c r m ppt  Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues Problem Setting SAP is one of the major enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that is addressing the concerns of its user base regarding support and maintenance (S&M) issues. These issues are detailed in a previous series on S&M: Will User Enterprises Ever Get Onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? , What A Read More

IFS Continues to Blossom


On February 14, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS AB) announced an increase in net revenue for 1999 to Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1,948 M compared to SEK 1,238 M in 1998, an increase of 57% compared with the previous year.

c r m ppt  Continues to Blossom IFS Continues to Blossom P.J. Jakovljevic - March 8th, 2000 Event Summary On February 14, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS AB) announced an increase in net revenue for 1999 to Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1,948 M compared to SEK 1,238 M in 1998, an increase of 57% compared with the previous year. License revenue rose by 49% to SEK 552 M as compared to SEK 371 M in 1998. IFS reported a loss after net financial items of SEK 147 M as compared to SEK 10 M in 1998. IFS has been the Read More

The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that they expect the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels over the network in the clear, and can be captured. PeopleSoft has the same issue.

c r m ppt  SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too) Event Summary During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that it expects the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels over the Read More

Vanguard Technology


Vanguard Technology was established in 1998. Since then, Vanguard Technology has been focusing on the R& D of enterprise HR management by using information systems. In August 1998, Vanguard Technology's first generation HRMS, HRsoft V1.0 was successfully deployed at Coca-Cola's branch in TianJin, China. This is a client/server based system that can be used by all the staff at the HR department of a whole company. It uses the big database from Microsoft or Oracle. Compared with previous products on the market, it made a fundamental change and achieved a remarkable success in performance,data sharing and functionalities. In 2002, Vanguard Technology developed the first B/S HRMS in China, which enables the access by everyone to HRMS through a browser.After several years of development, Vanguard Technology has developed a large pool of team-work consultants and system deployment engineers that are very experienced and innovative professionals. They are very cooperative and task well-defined. They can provide a full range of services including project planning, implementation, maintenance and system upgrading. The core management team of the company has years of experiences in HR management systems development, deep understanding of HR management. With their leadership and vision, Vanguard Technology has made a great achievement and contribution to the progress and improvement of HRMS development in China. Early in 2008, Vanguard Technology and ShanghaiHW Enterprise Management Consulting Institute (HWEM) which focuses on the human resource and IT consulting have reached an agreement on the restructuring of the company's assets and equity swap, and will carry out in-depth cooperation between the two sides. The full complement between each other, such as the IT and management consulting knowledge and experience, as well as the customer resource, will help further improve the "Vanguard-HWEM" brand value. The two sides will also create exclusive "Vanguard-HWEM" brand, develop exclusive e-HR series products in the field of medical, scientific, technological and national licensing industry show.Vanguard Technology always pursues technology innovation and perfection. We uphold the principle of "Customer First" in project implementation and management through our quality products and professional services. We are the best working partner for enterprise HRMS establishment and development.

c r m ppt  Technology Vanguard Technology was established in 1998. Since then, Vanguard Technology has been focusing on the R& D of enterprise HR management by using information systems. In August 1998, Vanguard Technology's first generation HRMS, HRsoft V1.0 was successfully deployed at Coca-Cola's branch in TianJin, China. This is a client/server based system that can be used by all the staff at the HR department of a whole company. It uses the big database from Microsoft or Oracle. Compared with previous Read More

M&O Systems


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c r m ppt  Systems M&O’s longevity and unmatched reputation is rooted in meeting complex challenges our customers have faced over the past few decades. We know how to harness the power of the ever changing and complex world of technology to enhance your stakeholders’, corporate and field, productivity, while at the same time reducing costs. Read More

How to Prepare Your Organization for the Phaseout of R-22 HCFC Refrigerants


The environmental protection agency (EPA) is limiting the amount of R-22 hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant to 20 percent less than industry demand. This means R-22 will likely increase in cost. It could also mean that reclaimed, recycled, and used R-22 could become more valuable. Learn how to continue education related to R-22 phaseout requirements and begin managing your refrigerant inventory more accurately.

c r m ppt  the Phaseout of R-22 HCFC Refrigerants The environmental protection agency (EPA) is limiting the amount of R-22 hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant to 20 percent less than industry demand. This means R-22 will likely increase in cost. It could also mean that reclaimed, recycled, and used R-22 could become more valuable. Learn how to continue education related to R-22 phaseout requirements and begin managing your refrigerant inventory more accurately. Read More

Turmoil in CPU-Land


Intel announces a recall of the barely-shipping 1.13 GHz Pentium III, and AMD announces the head of its PC processor unit is 'leaving to pursue other interests'.

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BMC Software Gets Slapped with Class Action Lawsuit


BMC Software,Inc. (Nasdaq:BMCS) gets slapped with a class action lawsuit claiming that BMC insiders made false statements about the strength of sales and integration of acquisitions, sold stock when BMC was trading at an all time high, then announced that third quarter FY00 earnings would be much worse than expected.

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An Inside Look at a BI Product Demonstration


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