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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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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I
At Deltek’s Insight 2009 user conference last May, the host software vendor did a notable thing. Namely, besides merely putting on an all-too-common multi

ci radar  me. Some of those cited US labor-friendly initiatives in place are as follows: revisions of the Korea and Central America  Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) a Review of the  National Security Personnel System (NSPS)  pay for performance scale enforcing the OMB Circular No. A-76, which addresses the performance of commercial activities by the US government, and its prevailing wage study implementation the enacted  Service Contract Act Executive Order companies will have to eliminate postings for employee

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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SAP Innovations Infusing the Ariba Network




ci radar  of SAP innovations in social, mobile, and cloud and the in-memory technology of the SAP HANA platform should logically drive global business-to-business (B2B) collaboration and achieve even higher levels of efficiency in sales, procurement, invoice, and payment processes as well as insights through the business network. Quick SAP Bridges to Ariba Network For one, SAP announced several prepackaged rapid deployment solutions to make it faster and simpler for customers running SAP Business Suite software to Read More

E-Commerce Lesson: Success Gets a Yawn, Failure Takes a Beating


ERP giant SAP Aktiengesellschaft announced full details of its Internet strategy. Consumer electronics giant Best Buy announced 2Q earnings rise of 34 percent, but delays Internet launch.

ci radar  strong Internet presence is crucial for ERP vendors to demonstrate in a fairly short time. By rolling out a solution on time, and ahead of the competition, SAP has established itself as a credible player in the future ERP playing field. Best Buy is a hot company, and any stumble will show up on the analysts' radar screens. But one might have expected more cheers for their financial success. While missing the holiday buying frenzy on the Internet is not good news, Internet buying is still a tiny piece of Read More

Computer Manufacturers Shifting Their Focus to Start-Ups


Sun Microsystems and Gateway have announced initiatives designed to make their products and services more appealing to start-up companies, especially those where cash may be a little tight.

ci radar  startups gain access to special offerings of industry-leading products, technologies and services. These vendors' enthusiastic participation in the program illustrates the dynamic growth and momentum behind the iForce Community program announced in March 2000. A broad array of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Application Service Providers (ASPs) and E-Integrators have joined forces through the community to focus on providing startups the leveraged relationships, expertise, and fast solution Read More

PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 3: Target Markets, Alliances, & Competition


In PeopleSoft’s case, the fact remains that it is still the best-attuned offering (in terms of pricing, vertical extensions, customizability, professional service approach, etc.) to the needs of large, service-oriented enterprises, or for ‘greenfield’ sites. However, to put things in the right perspective, one should bear in mind that PeopleSoft’s license revenue in 2001 was still less than the corresponding revenue in 1998, back when the company was only a HRMS/ERP player.

ci radar  eSettlements Part of PeopleSoft's Finanacial Management Solution General availability of PeopleSoft Enterprise Service Automation (ESA) 8.4 Expansion of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions Supply Chain Management Solutions Strategic Sourcing and Trading Partner Management (TPM) Next generation Enterprise Portal CRM solutions for Government, Insurance, Energy, and High Technology Alliances Vigilance Supply Chain Event Management Agile Software Company Comprehensive Product Life Cycle Management Read More

Software Update: TEC Advisor


My recent post Bye-bye Beta announced that TEC Advisor, TEC’s online software evaluation and selection system, exited the beta phase. I highlighted its newest features that pertained to the pre-selection module (i.e., the series of questions prior to evaluation). Since then, we’ve enhanced the evaluation module of TEC Advisor to allow users to more easily set priorities to functional areas, as

ci radar  modify the color scheme, associating each product with a specific color according to their preference. Click on the assigned color next to the vendor solution to change the color. The resulting comparative radar graphs, pie charts, bar graphs, and other reporting options will display results according to the chosen color scheme.   Define Your Business Needs More Easily In the “Prioritize Needs” tab, users create a requirement set that defines their business needs. On a scale ranging from “Not Read More

McHugh Software’s DigitaLogistix Built On Strong Foundation


For the past 25 years, McHugh Software has quietly plied the supply chain execution trade. Its new DigitaLogistix suite successfully marries traditional and next-generation applications, giving the company a reason to shout.

ci radar  among multiple supply chain participants. Digital TMS , a set of web-based transportation execution applications aimed at automating shippers' core transportation processes and helping them build private carrier portals. Logistix Scorecard , a comprehensive logistics analytic and decision support tool used to measure actual performance at the facility, enterprise and supply chain levels. Logistix Execution Optimizer , which provides dynamic, streaming optimization of enterprise transportation and Read More

TEC Spotlight Report: Sage Accpac ERP


In this Spotlight Report, TEC's Managing Editor David Clark examines Sage Accpac ERP. Learn about the product's history and market positioning, as well as its strengths, competitors, and challenges. Also featured in this Spotlight Report: a high-level overview of Sage Accpac ERP functionality.

ci radar  ERP, and Why? Sage cites Accpac ERP's ability to promote collaboration between departments— both in terms of sharing information and facilitating communications. So what does this mean? Sage explains: Front-line staff can enter orders directly into the order fulfillment system and track the status of the order to provide the customer with updates. HR staff can enter new employee information into the payroll system. Customer credit approvals can take place automatically without the typical Read More

IT Services E-Procurement


E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to optimize the service chain. What are these solutions and how do they work?

ci radar  supply chain. Some focus specifically on optimization of the IT service supply chain. What are these solutions and how do they work? The first step towards answering that question is to consider the concerns of the service supply chain stakeholders. These concerns shaped the current solutions. On the buy-side the stakeholders include the service supply manager, the IT manager, and the organization's legal, finance and human resource functions. The IT manager is concerned primarily with access to quality Read More

Enterprise Systems and Post-implementation Agility-No Longer an Oxymoron?


The need to support flexibility prior to installation of enterprise systems has largely been mastered by many vendors. But what is really more important is ongoing agility after the installation. Agresso seems to have raised the bar in this regard.

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7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses


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ci radar  something that you, as CIO, should put on your radar, ASAP. You've got continually changing inventory, complex billing for a wide range of offerings, and baffling contracts with amendments that are difficult to understand. It's common knowledge that fixed telecom costs have been consistently decreasing for the last decade or so. So how will you respond when someone ask: why are our telecom costs continuing to rise? Action is required. And as CIO, the ball is in your court. Telecom and related network Read More

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. Among these are Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise, a global financial management system. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at the product’s development, key features and functions, and major markets served, and gets under the hood with Infor’s product experts.

ci radar  Gains Financials Elite Club Status Believe it or not, some serious and quiet innovation has been taking place at Infor for years, in addition to the many talked-about blockbuster acquisitions. A great example of this innovation is the recently released spanking new Infor Sales & Operations Planning ( Infor S&OP ) offering (see related article ). More recently, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) met with Infor to discuss the most recent release of the Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise offering. Infor Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


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SciQuest Acquires Assets of Spend Radar (and Rounds Out Its Spend Management Suite)


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December 2000 was the month of increased press release activity at Baan. In 2001, will the market witness a remarkable comeback of this once almost written off vendor?

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