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ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises

compare scm tool  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that

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How 5 Companies Increased Revenue and Profitability with Leadership and Customer Relationship Management Software


Small to medium businesses (SMB) want to stay competitive, increase revenue, and remain profitable at the same time. This can be a challenge. Whether companies find this challenging because of a slow economy, market saturation, or other reasons, many companies are re-evaluating business strategies and internal processes to overcome these obstacles. For many successful companies, creating a customer-focused business strategy was the first step. Learn how leadership and customer relationship management software can help breed corporate success.

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How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

compare scm tool  our analysts to evaluate, compare, and impartially select business software and services, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI) and many more application areas. Source : Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Resources Related to Electronic Data Interchange : Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) (Wikipedia) How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market Electronic Data Interchange Read More

SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use


In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a "management by exception" operations with no constraints or bottlenecks to worry about. But in reality manufacturing is all about managing constraints. A lot of constraints! This article discusses the impacts of constraints on manufacturing planning and execution and how a well implemented SCM software can help in overcoming these constraints.

compare scm tool  And so if you compare the planning data with the execution data, there is going to be a lot of variance. In this light, it will be very useful for this helpless man, if a software system can take some of the pain away. In my previous articles (see Brain of Supply Chain System and Advanced Planning and Optimization Software: Myths, Facts, and User Perceptions ), I had discussed the definition of APO software, usage, myths, truths, and current and future trends. In a nutshell, they were about planning and Read More

Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions


The SCM features of Movex should assist you in streamlining your operations to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Movex has meanwhile expanded its hardware base and has long added customer relationship management (CRM) modules.

compare scm tool  s Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions Introduction Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B), a Swedish provider of enterprise business applications for mid-size and large enterprises, has been a major software player off the shores of North America for nearly two decades, developing, inter alia, a well-earned reputation in process manufacturing software for the food and beverage industries. Now, Intentia has set its sights on the United Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an immaculate supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company was the industry standard for

compare scm tool  gross domestic product (GDP), compared to 8.6 percent in the US, according to a report  entitled “State of Logistics in China,” by ARC Advisory Group . I believe that  retailing  is as complex as logistics, which is why Oracle and SAP have needed to buy significant expertise to get into that market. The ERP guys were always terrible at supply chain and multi-tier collaboration because the nature of the problem is different. Why Different Fortunes Now? Thus, most times the final competition comes Read More

Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, has recently selected the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as well as Epicor B2B Seller to support e-commerce (to facilitate new ways for customers to purchase and interact with the retailer).

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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1


Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The

compare scm tool  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1 Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s,  Manhattan Associates  was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors.  The Long Trail of Excellence The company was founded in 1990 in Manhattan Beach, California, Read More

E-mail: No Longer a Lightweight Communication Tool


While it’s great to find ways to keep up with mountains of e-mail, organizations must remember that e-mail is not a lightweight communication tool anymore. For people and organizations swamped by critical information, throwing messages away is just not an answer. Increasingly, knowledge workers are turning to searching to manage the volume and value of information sitting in their in-boxes.

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Epicor ERP 10: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

compare scm tool  ERP 10: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1


While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the

compare scm tool  were up 12 percent compared to US$161.5 million in fiscal 2007. Still, the ILOG executives acknowledged a challenging environment and slowing down of its many businesses, especially in the embattled financial sector. What’s ILOG’s Dowry? The deal, valued at approximately US$340 million, is expected to close by year-end 2008. By acquiring ILOG for Euro 10 per share, at a premium of 37 percent over the ILOG's market capitalization at the time, I believe that IBM has gotten a good deal for a member of Read More

Bristol Technology Ships Win-to-Lin Migration Tool


Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Microsoft Win32 API and Microsoft Foundation Class source code directly on Linux, and create native, desktop and server-based Linux applications, according to Bristol.

compare scm tool  but customers need to compare functionality closely, to ensure that they pick the product which best fulfills their needs. One of the risks is that neither Bristol nor MainSoft yet has the complete source code for Windows 2000, so there will be some question of whether all applications will run as advertised . We expect that there will be some modest issues for a short time after initial release of Windows 2000 (announced for February 17th, 2000), but we expect both vendors to resolve them within 2-3 Read More

Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors


The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this market's huge (and growing) potential can yield sizable returns for supply chain management software vendors.

compare scm tool  storage costs are high (compared to these costs in developed countries), SCM software should allow for adequate supply chain planning to keep these costs at an optimum. Whereas sourcing of goods should be done at national or international levels, supply of many goods should be carried out at regional levels because of different cultures, ethnic groups, food habits, and clothing needs. In many cases, costs of goods may be low compared to other costs. In these cases, goods can be stored in more quantity at Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume


A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This part addresses the implications of using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing.

compare scm tool  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More