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SAP Thrives On Competitors' Plight, In Part
SAP announced upbeat results for Q2 2001 and reconfirmed the positive outlook for the rest of the year amid the bloodbath of many of its competitors. However

conferences ilm  Orlando, SAP's international e-business conferences. At the conferences, SAP outlined its open integration strategy based on component integration within the mySAP.com e-business platform, collaborative process integration provided by public and private exchanges from SAPMarkets , and user level integration through Portals provided by the SAP Portals subsidiary. SAP also announced plans for SAP R/3 Enterprise , the evolution of SAP R/3 . SAP claims R/3 Enterprise preserves customers' investments in

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of May 6, 2013


It's a busy conference season and quarterly results reporting period. TEC is chugging down the coffee, keeping up with happenings in the supply chain space. Descartes has announced another acquisition this past week, and we share a few insights from our conversation with them. We also found ourselves on the phone recently with DCRA’s Jon Kirkegaard. TEC’s new Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market

conferences ilm  tenants. JDA and Ariba Conferences This Week Here’s betting that both the  JDA  and  Ariba  events will be terrific places to be this week, and if we could figure out a way to be in two (or three or four) places at once, we would be at both of these events. We expect Jean-François Gagné (JDA's chief product officer) to shed more light on the new  JDA eight and what is under the covers with this new platform. JDA has promised TEC a deeper briefing after the conference. In the meantime, we'll be Read More

Epicor Climbing Further into the ERP Cloud


Epicor’s offering of a true multi-tenant cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system isn’t that new. As a matter of fact, the entry level Epicor ERP Express Edition for the lower end of the market has been generally available (GA) since 2010. The edition has thus far won about 200 customers—job shops and small manufacturers and distributors. Still, the “cloud ERP” and “software-as-a-service

conferences ilm  analyst briefings at its conferences. The cloud delivery model was first made available for the Express Edition, with the idea to deliver editions for larger organizations over time. Figure 1 below depicts the deployment models offered to Epicor ERP customers; this announcement covers customers that fit the Standard Edition (highlighted in yellow). Figure 1. Epicor ERP Editions and Deployment Options The 2,000-plus current Epicor ERP customers are for all editions and deployment models, although most Read More

Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits


For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

conferences ilm  like training sessions or conferences and people making news. Success stories One of the most powerful selling tools for any software vendor is publishing an unbiased, unsolicited testimonial from a pleased customer. This carries a lot of weight for potential buyers, especially if it's presented in a format that's clearly not biased, such as a user forum. If there are short quotes like excerpts used in movie ads, then let the buyer beware. Following a testimonial or implementation description, you want Read More

Enterprise Software Conferences: Why Bother?


If you did not get the chance to read the article about the 2009 APICS Conference, I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did or learned there. I thought I would start by imagining a conversation about imaginary analysts, between two imaginary people, in an imaginary kitchen of an imaginary company: Imaginary man (IM): “Where did G the analyst go

conferences ilm  Have you attended any conferences lately? Did you have fun, enjoy the food, or relax? What did you learn? I welcome your comments and thoughts. Read More

Message to ERP Vendors: Honesty versus Glitz


It’s a bit surprising that sales teams from some ERP vendors are still under the impression that simply wining and dining a customer is enough to win a sale. It’s this type of hubris that can cost vendors entire projects. Recently, I was helping with a customer’s software evaluation and selection process. Yes, we have products and solutions that extend beyond the simple self-service tool usage

conferences ilm  expensive restaurants, or to conferences at exotic locations. While flattering and entertaining, they ultimately have negligible effect on how the decision was being made. In fact, it had the opposite effect. When it came time to actually make their recommendation, the customer used our decision support software as the repository for their analysis. This consisted of a holistic view of not only what the vendor can do and what they showed they can do – but also looked at quality of support, references, Read More

Docusign Selects NetSuite OneWorld


DocuSign, Inc., a provider of digital transaction management (DTM) solutions, recently selected NetSuite OneWorld to manage its operations across the US, the UK, Australia, and Brazil, to realize real-time financial consolidation, global business operational efficiency, and streamlined revenue recognition.

conferences ilm  services, training, and user conferences; a lack of a simple and transparent process for currency conversions; no real-time visibility into its global business operations; and tedious manual financial consolidation. DocuSign also needed a flexible solution that was easy to integrate with other cloud solutions.   With NetSuite OneWorld, many global software companies benefit from streamlined billing and renewal processes, accurate financial reporting, the ability to meet revenue recognition requirements Read More

3D Printing: Fact vs. Fiction


3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it's still in its infancy. I've attended several product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer-aided design (CAD) conferences lately, and all had flashy displays from 3D printer providers, such as Stratasys or 3D Systems.

conferences ilm  and computer-aided design (CAD) conferences lately, and all had flashy displays from 3D printer providers, such as Stratasys or 3D Systems .   Some impressive showings include ExOne, for its binder jetting technology, currently employed by Ford to create part prototypes, and Organovo for 3D bioprinting technology (printing cellulose “scaffolds” onto which one can then spray living cells) to create functional human tissue. The recent advancements in 3D printing technology have even sparked the novel Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 23, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSSeaspan selects IFS Applications to support its shipbuilding projectsIndustry tags: manufacturing “Seaspan is an association of companies primarily involved in multiple sea transportation businesses. Many such activities are project-based, which is IFS’ focus. No wonder that IFS was selected to provide an ERP system for Seaspan’s shipbuilding and repair

conferences ilm  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 23, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS & IMPLEMENTATIONS Seaspan selects IFS Applications to support its shipbuilding projects Industry tags: manufacturing “Seaspan is an association of companies primarily involved in multiple sea transportation businesses. Many such activities are project-based, which is IFS’ focus. No wonder that IFS was selected to provide an ERP system for Seaspan’s shipbuilding and repair facilities. Plus, it has a long Read More

JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1


Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned with in the vast supply chain management (SCM) space. Although far from being a vocal or touchy-feely company, throughout its history JDA has been run fairly effectively by applying basic principles of sound management

conferences ilm  At i2 Planet user conferences, one could watch these customers’ overwhelming “rocket science” presentations talking about “high risk, high reward multi-year transformation plans.” Yet, most of the complex solutions i2 developed were not applicable to other customers en masse (maybe only to a few other customers at best). The vendor’s employees were largely the folks with unmatched in-depth knowledge of supply chains and optimization models, but these were also the folks with a short attention Read More

Is 'Sage' Wiser And Better Than 'Best'?


The two small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment leaders seem to have somewhat different strategies going forward (despite inevitable watching over each other's shoulder), and time will tell who will ultimately win (or maybe both will remain in a stalemate power sharing situation).

conferences ilm  first time that customer conferences for all of the company's North American product lines will be combined into a 3-day event for attendees to network, gain insight to better utilize their software, and hear about industry and business trends affecting their organizations. Open to the more than 2.3 million SMEs in the US and Canada who use Best Software or Sage products, the 3-day Sage Summit conference will combine the company's three previous customer conferences focused on Timberline Office, Read More

Active Archiving: A Key Enterprise ILM Practice


The growth of application data has placed an enormous burden on IT organizations to maintain acceptable application performance and availability. The weight of managing and navigating through vast amounts of inactive data has caused outages and raised budgets, among other problems. Active archiving software, however, addresses complex data management issues and delivers lasting benefits to organizations and its users.

conferences ilm  Archiving: A Key Enterprise ILM Practice The growth of application data has placed an enormous burden on IT organizations to maintain acceptable application performance and availability. The weight of managing and navigating through vast amounts of inactive data has caused outages and raised budgets, among other problems. Active archiving software, however, addresses complex data management issues and delivers lasting benefits to organizations and its users. Read More

Active Voice’s Unity ~ In Pursuit of the Perfect Unified Messaging Solution


Throughout the past seventeen years Active Voice has enjoyed considerable growth and success developing Unified Messaging solutions for major collaborative messaging servers such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.

conferences ilm  from Microsoft and Lotus conferences, in addition to beating out AVT Corporation, Lucent and Key Voice in a Computer Telephony test. Active Voice's financials are more than respectable with a recent stock price of $7.75 USD (7/6/00) and an EPS of 0.57 (USD). While we don't expect any of the Unified Messaging vendors to monopolize the market place, we do believe that Active Voice is well positioned to take a commanding piece of the pie due not only to product functionality but also due to product cost. Read More

E-Mail Enabled Groupware


Through implementing a "Universal Inbox" a user is theoretically able to access his or her messages from anywhere at anytime, increasing productivity and driving down associated operating costs.

conferences ilm  to effectively market, through conferences and web Lotus Notes 1. Enhance Unified Messaging through 3rd Party partnering 2. Continue to improve Domino's Web Based Functionality 3. Improve the front-end client to appeal to base end users. 4. Improve Administration Interface 5. Continue to effectively market through conferences and web Novell GroupWise 1. Improve corporate viability image through effective marketing 2. Concentrate development time on database configuration 3. Lower initial software license Read More

How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System


The features available in today’s sales and operations planning (SOP) systems make these systems indispensable assets for an organization. Reporting tools and graphical representations are just a couple of these key features. Find out what else to look for in an SOP system.

conferences ilm  been a speaker at conferences and premier educational institutes, such as the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology. Chatterjee has a postgraduate degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) and a BEng from the Regional Engineering College (Nagpur, India). He can be reached at anand_chatterjee@rediffmail.com . The views m entioned in this article do not necessarily represent the views of the author’s employer. For more information and to start Read More