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Can Brick & Mortar Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders?
Merger mania, deregulation, and new technology are having far ranging impacts on organization, process, and technology integration in the financial services

click mortar  Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders? IT Management Issue Size matters. To be in the hunt, financial services firms need to function in a single global capital market tied into many local markets. Financial services continue to build momentum towards global growth, continuing the migration from what had been a predominantly local/national business focus. This growth is being fueled by: Loosening regulations Increased savings and investments in the developed world A continuing pattern of investment

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Retailing Trends-Shopping Anyway and Everywhere


Multichannel retailers have to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill orders placed via Internet. Thus, they either have to build a complete set of these services in-house, or outsource some (or all) of them.

click mortar  I reverse a wrongly clicked transaction? or Where on earth are my goods? ), and come to realize how beneficial, effective, and cool the technology can be once it has been put well in place. Many have also turned to the convenience of online holiday shopping in the wake of the horrific events of September 11, 2001 in New York (US) and July 7, 2005 in London (UK), as well as occasional terrorist threats to shopping malls and other places of mass gathering. Moreover, many savvy retailers and merchants Read More

Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment


The face of business is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in polishing Internet front ends with sophisticated graphics and animation, they must also give attention to back end fulfillment operations. Invisible to consumers, these operations encompass networks of manufacturers, warehouses, and distributors that shoulder the burden of filling orders and delivering products. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) offers powerful tools for addressing the challenges presented to these networks by e-commerce.

click mortar  lie a mere mouse click away from their own. Web businesses that fail to satisfy customer expectations regarding product quality or delivery risk losing customers to companies that offer superior alternatives. In addition, the Internet serves to level the competitive landscape, allowing small unknown companies to take on established giants. What is APS? Broadly speaking, APS is a set of techniques that facilitate and/or automate human decision-making. More specifically, APS comprises methods for solving Read More

Customer Relationship Analysis Firm Extends Reach


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click mortar  customers from among dot-coms, click-and-mortar operations, and large technology-driven analytical enterprises. While any of these certainly could use thinkAnalytics it is those at the extreme of data volume and complexity, as well as those with concerns about the quality of their data, that are most likely to find a match with thinkAnalytics. BEGINLYXa Read More

Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels


Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers behavior and preferences, or to devise a more efficient supply chain. This should be embraced by Sears Holding and Federation/May.

click mortar  competition is only one click away. For a detailed discussion multi-channel sales see Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Multi-Channel Sales . Once the retailer has designed its process to take advantage of the multi-channel sales opportunities, it must build a strong infrastructure that supports on-time delivery handles returns, instead of simply focusing on reducing costs. Multichannel retailers must be able to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill Web Read More

Cognos Express-a New “Big” Product for the Midsized Market?


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click mortar  a new directory, and click on the install icon (as for many applications). During the installation process, you will just need to define the administrator user and password, and that’s it. Once the installation process is finished, you can open the IBM Cognos Express Manager, a Web interface defined to serve as a centralized administration tool for Cognos Express. From this interface, it is possible to install all the modules (Reporter, Advisor, and Xcelerator), create and configure users, and configure Read More

Supply Chain Management Vendor Finds Balance for Service Supply Chains


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click mortar  The early years for Click Commerce (founded in 1996) centered on extranet enablement, and in particular, on demand chain solutions for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) e-commerce. Click Commerce's early channel management software allowed manual and dynamic creation of relationship hierarchies and online communities within a distribution channel, through the use of membership rules. The intent of this functionality was to help enterprises establish B2B distribution portals and Read More

ERP Head-to-Head: Oracle, SAP and Infor


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Your CRM Selection Challenge: CDC Pivotal CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+


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An Introduction to QlikView 6


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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW). Until recently, the software company focused solely on workforce and service optimization solutions for large field service companies. Gradually, via both internal development and a few appetizing acquisitions in 2009, the vendor has added a few important growth engines, such as mobile computing

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ERP Showdown: Deltek Costpoint vs. Microsoft Dynamics AX vs. Oracle E-Business Suite


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