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Manhattan Associates Partners with Intentia
A new alliance between Manhattan Associates and Intentia is aimed at complementing ERP with warehouse and transportation management capabilities for clients in

direct aid  software. Manhattan's dependence on direct sales has contributed to its financial difficulties in recent quarters (See TEC News Analysis article New Management at Manhattan Associates October 19th, 1999). Also, the facilitated integration capabilities afforded by a standard API gives Manhattan leverage over other transportation and warehousing software vendors in software selections. In addition, Intentia's installed base of 2,600 corporate licenses should aid Manhattan in generating sales outside

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i2 Adds More Verticals To Ra-b2b-it Stew


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direct aid  offer both indirect and direct procurement as well as services based on its supply chain optimization technology. This gives it a great advantage over other players in this market space. Materials used directly in manufacturing finished goods must arrive on time and in the correct quantities, but most e-markets support making the transactions only and do nothing to aid users in determining when, what, and how many parts to buy. A key ingredient of i2's marketplaces, and the one that differentiates them Read More

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direct aid  direct further action, or direct the interrogator to write additional information to the tag. Figure 1 depicts boxes moving through the RFID portal. The electrical field emitted by the reader energizes the tag to trigger a read of information from the tag. The arrows indicate the flow of data among the readers, the antennae, and the server. In this example, the boxes pass through the portal (antennae), and the data captured from the tags are transmitted to the reader, and then to the host computer for Read More

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direct aid  million. The NetCreations business, PostMasterDirect.com, is a double opt-in e-mail marketing service. Visitors to the site select categories in which they are interested in receiving marketing e-mail. However they are not entered into the database until they have replied to an automatically generated e-mail from the site. The two actions required by the user are the reason the service is called double opt-in. NetCreations brings more than 15 million double opt-in addresses to the merger. There are Read More

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GMAC is pushing for enterprise-wide web enablement of existing IT assets to support customer self-service platforms. NEON Systems’ Shadow Direct product gives them access to legacy ADABAS databases in a real-time Internet environment.

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direct aid  are handled by PTC’s direct sales force and professional services, while the remainder of small and midsize enterprises (about 80 percent of the install base) are handled by its over 400 partners. PTC customers are primarily discrete manufacturing firms in the following industries: federal aerospace & defense (A&D), automotive, industrial equipment, high-tech electronics, medical devices, consumer goods, and footwear & apparel manufacturers and retailers. Geographically, the company receives 76 Read More

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direct aid  obsolescence and to develop direct and indirect sales channels is vital to a software vendor, particularly in the CRM market. But if sufficient investment requires the company to operate unprofitably over the long term, there is no viable company. Onyx has been in business for over 6 years without substantial profits. Siebel is able to maintain a commanding lead in the CRM market while maintaining a profit margin around 15% or more. Onyx states that it has chosen a break-even position (before acquisition Read More

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direct aid  of Solomon Software, its direct competitor. The combined company, Great Plains, will have more than 130,000 customers, 2,200 team members and a worldwide network of 2,000 channel partners. Great Plains intends to acquire Solomon Software by the issuance of approximately 2,600,000 shares of Great Plains common stock and $35 million in cash. The parties have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The transaction is expected to close in June, the first month of Great Plains' fiscal year, and would be Read More

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