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GE GXS: Part and Parcel of B2B Exchange
General Electric’s GXS provides the infrastructure for a new digital marketplace. The announcement sheds light on the possibility that GXS can leverage its

decline proposal  Sellers may accept or decline the bid or offer a counter-proposal, perhaps based on quantity pricing. When a firm offer to buy is accepted the marketplace generates a purchase order and arranges for shipping. Payment is not released to the seller until the expiration of a five-day buyer inspection period. GE Global eXchange Services (GXS), the successor to GE's information services unit GEIS (see GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be? ) provides infrastructure and services to this

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BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 1




decline proposal  after having to regretfully decline a few previous times, I was finally able to clear my calendar and attend BigMachines ’ annual user conference dubbed BigIdeas , also in Chicago as the company’s base. I have to confess that the attendance has changed my perceptions of the upbeat cloud software vendor somewhat. Namely, every time when we would meet in the past (most often at past salesforce.com ’s Dreamforce and Oracle Open World events) the company’s staff struck me as too formal and somewhat Read More

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)


The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999. The market size for 1999, with the 4th quarter yet to be reported, is estimated at $18.5B-$19.5B (12%-16% growth over 1998), with sales expected to top $55B-60B by 2003, for a CAGR of 28%-32%. ERP software suites will become universal business applications that will encompass front-office, business intelligence, and e-commerce/supply chain management, and ERP will no longer be the acronym sufficient enough to cover it, so we would like to suggest a new acronym - iERP, meaning Inter(

decline proposal  revenue and an ~23% decline in net income, delayed delivery of CRM and SCM modules. For more details, see TEC's note on SAP: SAP AG - ERP Leader with a 'New Dimension' September 1st, 1999. Oracle fortified its position as 2nd largest ERP vendor during 1999 by increasing its ERP market share (up to ~14%) after being the only large vendor to achieve significant growth in both total revenue (~24%), license revenue (~16%) and net income (~59%). Strengths: Corporate viability, solid reputation of Read More

Walker Propelled by Winds of Change


Walker Interactive is putting itself through a transformation. Its goal is to bring integrated eBusiness to its very demanding customers.

decline proposal  that some of the decline mirrors the general situation in technology stocks, the price is coming perilously close to the book value per share, which would make Walker an extremely desirable takeover target. On top on any purely financial considerations, Walker also has expertise with high transaction volumes that would be of value to other companies. Its customer list would also be a valuable acquisition. TEC believes that there is a good chance (60%) that Walker's board will be made an offer it cannot Read More

Application Portfolio Management: Are You Getting the Most from your Enterprise Software?


Information technology organizations are faced with the challenge of managing a host of diverse enterprise applications, and the need to evaluate application metrics and performance. To address this challenge, it is worth considering application portfolio management solutions.

decline proposal  market is projected to decline from $82 million (USD) to $15 million (USD) from 2003 to 2008 (see Application Portfolio Management Tools for more information about these figures). With the continual involvement of non-IT executives with IT and application decision-making, IT has recognized the need to provide a more comprehensive tracking of its applications via the implementation of APM software and methodologies. For larger IT organizations, implementing an IT governance framework entails tracking new Read More

Manifesting Your Best-Entrusting to Experts the Rest


Application software companies often find themselves in positions where their products and services depend heavily on software that they may not be equipped to optimally engineer. This typically results in misallocated resources, inferior products and services, and ultimately business decline. Companies need to know when to outsource critical integral design, development, and delivery requirements that they cannot effectively meet themselves.

decline proposal  services, and ultimately business decline. Companies need to know when to outsource critical integral design, development, and delivery requirements that they cannot effectively meet themselves. Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 4)


The story so far: Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Facing pressure from his VP Wade Sharkey to short-circuit the selection process and select Big Gun Software, Mike gets a reprieve when Wade Sharkey is over-ruled by the CEO. Now Mike has to decide how to handle TurtleSpice’s business process documentation. When we asked you what you’d

decline proposal  ERP! (Week 4) The story so far : Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Facing pressure from his VP Wade Sharkey to short-circuit the selection process and select Big Gun Software, Mike gets a reprieve when Wade Sharkey is over-ruled by the CEO . Now Mike has to decide how to handle TurtleSpice’s business process documentation. When we asked you what you’d do in Mike’s shoes, you voted to hire external consultants to train the Read More

MicronPC.com, or, “Where Are They Now?”


Micron Electronics, Inc. has been trumpeting its retail partnership with Best Buy as it watches its PC sales ebb away. Too little, too late?

decline proposal  have seen a steady decline in market share. These numbers are especially troubling when one considers that the US desktop market has been growing at a healthy 15-22% pace during the last two years. Micron PC Unit Sales 1998 721,000 1999 623,700 2000 (projected) 543,600 (Source: TEC)   Micron's been looking to a different future - subscription sales, ASP services, and its HostPro web site subsidiary. But they've lost focus on their base market of consumers and SOHO users. IBM [NYSE:IBM] pulled out of Read More

Advertising Makes It Up In Volume


A small decline in Internet advertising rates turns out to be no problem for the advertising business as inventory explodes.

decline proposal  report finds a modest decline in CPM rates, the basic measure of the cost of advertising. The CPM rate is the price a website charges an advertiser for showing one thousand impressions of an ad. The average CPM rate decreased from $35.13 in December 1998 to $33.75 in December 1999, about one percent each quarter. This is a smaller decrease than over the previous twelve-month period, which saw rates drop six percent. Since AdKnowledge started collecting the statistics in 1997 the rate has dropped a total Read More

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decline proposal  and service revenues has declined sharply over the last four years (see Chart 2), an indication that IMI's strategy has failed to build market acceptance for its products. IMI has suffered in part from an exclusive sales agreement with Oracle Corporation that has complicated its ability to collaborate with other complementary vendors. In addition to working to extricate itself from the Oracle agreement, IMI is hoping for new license opportunities as a part of IBM's Global Supply Chain Management Read More

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decline proposal  Majdouie Group TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute most effectively to superior business performance. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Case Study: Al Majdouie Group : Case Study (Wikipedia) Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) (Wikipedia) Case Study: Al Majdouie Group Software Selection Project is also known Read More

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decline proposal  Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration Product configurators have evolved to include more sales, marketing, and financial functions (please see The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Applications . Configurators have become critical to the sell side of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-business applications. To serve clients better and ensure that customers are able to purchase complex products over the Web, quote-to-order (Q2O) configurators Read More

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decline proposal  Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as well as companies, is Read More