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Oracle's Product Future: What Can the Past Tell?
Oracle does not have a history of major acquisitions, let alone experience with the subsequent integration efforts. Run by a management team that has never

chuck luffer  head of database technology, Chuck Rozwat, came with the Rdb team. Some might find it rather indicative—and having a striking resemblance to recently unveiled product plans for J.D. Edwards and PeopleSoft—that Oracle never intended to give Rdb the same attention as that given to Oracle Database. Instead, it simply encouraged users to migrate. For users who chose not too, Oracle agreed to continue to support the Rdb reactionaries for ten years, in return for maintenance fees. Yet, despite continuing Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?
Understanding the difference between branding and positioning is especially important if you're involved in marketing B2B software. That difference can

chuck luffer  some of them say: Chuck Pettis , author of Techno Brand: Brand is the proprietary visual, emotional, rational, and cultural image that you associate with a company or product. When you think Volvo, you might think safety The fact that you remember the brand name and have positive associations with that brand makes your product selection easier and enhances the value and satisfaction you get from the product Acumen Marketing , a B2B software-marketing firm: A brand is a reason to care. It's always Read More...
Oracle8i Release 2 - Ready to Storm the Web
On November 15, Oracle Corp., announced the pending availability of Oracle8i Release 2, the follow-on to Oracle8i, the most rapidly adopted database product

chuck luffer  database product. According to Chuck Rozwat, senior vice president of server technologies at Oracle, It strengthens and expands Oracle's commitment to Internet computing by improving product performance, quality, and native support for technologies like Java and XML. As a indicator of its success, Oracle points to the fact that over 256,000 copies of Oracle8i have been downloaded. A recent survey of customers indicated that 70 percent of the responding companies planned to deploy Oracle8i within the Read More...
Microstrategy Cloud, New Platform and New Partnerships
During its MicroStrategy World 2011 user conference in Monte Carlo, Virginia (US)-based MicroStrategy announced a number of new products and partnerships

chuck luffer  effectively than ever before. Chuck Berger, chairman and CEO of ParAccel, added: MicroStrategy is an ideal partner for ParAccel as both of our companies are focused on providing best-of-breed analytic solutions to organizations where information analysis is understood to be a significant competitive advantage. With these new partnerships, MicroStrategy can offer users cloud-based BI in configurations ranging from SaaS to PaaS. A full-featured BI suite that includes data analysis and visualization Read More...
Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com
One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com’s

chuck luffer  Patrick “Pat” Garrehy and Chuck Olinger for example. They each have over 35 years’ expertise building software for complex manufacturing environments ( Lockheed, Solectron , etc.). I’ve known them for over a decade, since, prior to Rootstock, they were involved with Relevant Business Systems . That ERP product, now part of Aptean after the recent merger of CDC Software and Consona Corporation (the latter in turn acquired Relevant ERP back in 2006) has had a couple of incarnations within Relevant Read More...
PowerTrieve, A LEAP For CRM?
Although CRM applications, Portals, and Contact Centers are contributing to the improvement of customer relationships and the effectiveness of employees; in

chuck luffer  Product Strategy and Trajectory Chuck Cosby the creator of PowerTrieve has positioned its language recognition engine to help Enterprise Application users improve their effectiveness from a different angle. He has tapped into the complexity of generating reports by non-technical people. This is certainly an area of concern to most end-users. Today many Enterprise applications are offering preset reporting templates, but in reality they are not always suited to the user's need. Opportunities to take Read More...
TEC Joins Forces with BPT Partners to Create the Industry’s Leading CRM Evaluation Center
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) , the world’s foremost provider of enterprise software evaluation tools, is pleased to announce its new strategic

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Sausage Producer Packs Out the Profit with Technology
Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. wanted to improve operations and customer service. Their ERP and SCM technology solution resulted in a fifteen-month

chuck luffer  15 months. Value    Chuck Odom, owner, discusses the project's payback period, We saw savings that pay for the applications within the first three years. Chuck reports that Odom's operational objectives have been met. The top operational benefits cited by Odom's include: Reduced inventory levels across the entire supply chain Reduced production costs by decreasing changeovers Increased utilization in the kill, cut, and packaging operations Decreased scrap rates by not producing out-of-spec material Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software
After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM

chuck luffer  Road Map 2009 , Chuck Grindstaff (Chief Technical Officer [CTO] and Executive Vice President [EVP], Products at Siemens PLM Software) laid out two major approaches to reduce complexity. 1) Product Platform: Using product platform to reduce the proportion of uniquely engineered content of a product. 2) System Engineering: “System engineering coupled with analytics and value engineering can contribute significantly to complexity reduction”, as Grindstaff said during his speech. PLM Analytics Analytics Read More...
INFIMACS Boasts MRP Relevant To MROs
Through incrementally adding functionality tidbits that are crucial to its target market and that are not easily emulated by its competitors, Relevant continues

chuck luffer  condition code. According to Chuck Stevenson, Relevant Business Systems' VP of Marketing, when a system does not have Condition Code Capability the MRO operation will need to use multiple item numbers. This work-around causes confusion and significant problems in terms of planning, work order supply/demand management and it creates a big opportunity for bloated inventory and for mistakenly using the wrong item condition in a customer's repair if work order substitutions are not always carried out Read More...
Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?
SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions

chuck luffer  the advice of co-president Chuck Phillips, the consummate diplomat Oracle hired from the investment bank Morgan Stanley in 2003 to execute its expansion plans. There are some indications that Oracle's customer service and focus have significantly increased with the addition of Phillips, who has apparently filled the void after the departure of the former, well-respected president Ray Lane (see How Detrimental Can a 2nd-In-Charge's Departure Be? ). Along similar lines is the appointment of John Wookey as Read More...
How Do You Categorize Notebooks?
The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market

chuck luffer  monitor, you can just chuck it (or pass it on to someone else) and replace it with something better, for only a few hundred dollars extra. Obviously, this is not as easily accomplished with a notebook. All notebooks use LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology for their displays; the best current type is active matrix TFT , other types include DSTN and HPA. A related aspect is the graphics capability. As technology has improved, display resolution has increased to rival that of standard monitors, and Read More...

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