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Progress-ing Towards ERP On-Demand
While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft

demand works  ing Towards ERP On-Demand While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com , NetSuite , Google , IBM , Oracle , Microsoft , OpSource , etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably. While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status), it is still puzzling that the Bedford, Massachusetts (US)-based provider

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ERP Packages For Midsize Firms in the Works


Two vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for midsize companies, Epicor Software Corporation and QAD Inc., are gearing up to deliver new e-commerce applications.

demand works  spite of massive market demand, most e-Commerce initiatives from ERP vendors are a long way from becoming a reality. Current users of Epicor or QAD should contact their long-term partner and inquire about the proposed offering. Also, both current and potential users are advised to request the Company's written commitment to promised functionality, length of implementation, and seamless future upgrades, before embarking on an implementation journey. Read More

ChainLink Research Releases New Demand Management Report


Have you thought about the fact that the math you are using for your forecasting process was developed in the 19th century? ChainLink did.

demand works  on key changes in demand management, and works with TEC to expand Demand Management Evaluation Center Montreal, QC July 17, 2006 -- Have you thought about the fact that the math you are using for your forecasting process was developed in the 19th century? ChainLink did. Lots of data showing the reduction in forecast accuracy in certain industries, as well as the exciting changes in the industry, became the impetus to do the research and write this report, says Ann Grackin, author of the report Demand Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

demand works  likely continue to drive demand for SaaS SCM integration solutions. In 2009, SPS introduced its Trading Partner Intelligence solution, which consists of data analytics applications and allows its customers to improve their visibility across, and analysis of, their supply chains. Retailers can hereby improve their visibility into supplier performance and their understanding of product sell-through. Available for both retailers and suppliers, SPS Commerce’s Trading Partner Intelligence services help Read More

On-demand ERP in the Enterprise: A Practical CIO Guide to Implementation


Discover a framework for crafting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy in your company. Examine key concerns such as data integrity, maintaining compliance, and ensuring proper process management, as well as approaches to help maximize your return on investment (ROI). A SaaS solution for your enterprise resource planning (ERP) or accounting system might be your ticket to improved business and application performance.

demand works  managers are starting to demand more control over administration and configuration of the application. But once a business requirement has been properly documented, it’s important to leave IT tasks, such as creating custom objects, in the hands of IT, he believes. We need to have in place that culture of mutual learning between the business and IT of the business dynamics. The new regime has kept KANA’s IT staff as busy today working on continuous improvement of the ERP system as they used to be Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand


An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable amount of expediting, and improved customer service. Several guidelines are suggested to improve a firm's sales and operations planning process and the effectiveness of each product's game plan. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

demand works  One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm's sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm's goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective S&OP game plan requires consideration of both demands and supplies. The nature of each Read More

SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1


In TEC's previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant, Vendavo, DemandTec, Servigistics or Revionics, the main focus was on finished goods (including spare parts). Whether these final products are sold at retail shelves to consumers or dealt directly between trading partners, their proper pricing is meant to create demand and profitability for

demand works  is meant to create demand and profitability for the seller. In other words, the idea is to harness science to understand products’ baseline demand, price sensitivity , and the impact of pricing actions based on demand sensing insights. Recently, however, I had a chance to meet with an interesting pricing optimization startup vendor whose aim is to help upstream manufacturers and suppliers understand how to better translate commodity (e.g., corn, soy, oil, gas, electricity, metals, polypropylene) prices Read More

SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

demand works  Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven Introduction The current market is becoming more demand-driven and the need for real time decision support capabilities in the supply chain is inevitable. As a result, service oriented vendors are emerging. They are developing solutions through next generation applications with customization, workflow, extensible markup language (XML), and third-party integrated software that is embedded in their applications. These vendors have a greater, real time, demand-driven Read More

Supply Chain RFID: How It Works and Why It Pays




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Replacing Base-level Forecasting with Sense and Respond Demand Management


Significant changes are occurring in the global landscape that require a fresh look at one of the most important business processes in the supply chain—demand management. Companies that more accurately predict product demand and integrate a single view of demand into operational planning are poised to win in today’s competitive landscape. Read this white paper and gain strategic insights for accurate demand planning.

demand works  with Sense and Respond Demand Management Significant changes are occurring in the global landscape that require a fresh look at one of the most important business processes in the supply chain—demand management. Companies that more accurately predict product demand and integrate a single view of demand into operational planning are poised to win in today’s competitive landscape. Read this white paper and gain strategic insights for accurate demand planning. Read More

Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

demand works  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. Read More

Clear Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing


Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market.

demand works  Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market. The two vendors tout that dynamic pricing is made more relevant today because of the abundance of competitive price data and product information (a.k.a. online price transparency) and made more rigorous because of current big data Read More

ERP Demand Being Re-heated


As reported on March 5 in The Dallas Morning News/KRTBN -- E-commerce may get all the attention, but information technology experts say the demand for enterprise resource planning professionals is almost as hot.

demand works  Demand Being Re-heated ERP Demand Being Re-heated P.J. Jakovljevic - April 19th, 2000 Event Summary As reported on March 5 in The Dallas Morning News/KRTBN -- E-commerce may get all the attention, but information technology experts say the demand for enterprise resource planning professionals is almost as hot. Companies, cured of the Y2K bug, are investing billions of dollars on ERP, which are software applications that are supposed to streamline and improve business processes. Once the Y2K wrap Read More

SAPBusiness ByDesign: The Most Complete and Adaptable On-demand Business Solution


As a fast-growing company, you have the same objectives as any business. But you’re probably finding it challenging to gain the control you need to achieve these goals without sacrificing your IT budget. And when you try to achieve control, it’s often at the risk of slowing down your business. Find out how having enterprise-wide visibility of your business processes and activities can put you back in the driver’s seat.

demand works  Most Complete and Adaptable On-demand Business Solution As a fast-growing company, you have the same objectives as any business. But you’re probably finding it challenging to gain the control you need to achieve these goals without sacrificing your IT budget. And when you try to achieve control, it’s often at the risk of slowing down your business. Find out how having enterprise-wide visibility of your business processes and activities can put you back in the driver’s seat. Read More

Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

demand works  The APICS Dictionary defines demand as a need for a particular product or component, which could come from any number of sources. This includes customer order or forecast, an interplant requirement, or a request from a branch warehouse for a service part or to manufacture another product. At the finished goods level, demand data are usually different from sales data because demand does not necessarily result in sales. For example, in the sales scenario, if there is no stock, there will be no sale. Read More