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Connecting Your Executives to the CRM Effort: Becoming (and Remaining) a Data-driven Organization
When businesses commit to implementing customer relationship management (CRM), they commit to realigning their entire organizations around the customer. More

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Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment?
It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle

dss article download  Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Featured Author - Joseph Strub - September 2, 2003 Introduction It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. Could it be because of availability? No defined role? Never been asked? No perceived benefits? This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle where the audit function should be involved and the deli 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

dss article download  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? I haven’t seen him around for at least a couple of days!” Imaginary woman Read More
Remote Implementations--Why They Can Make $ense
Everything in the computer industry seems to be going off-shore, why not software implementations? This article looks at reasons why remote implementation of

dss article download  Implementations--Why They Can Make $ense Introduction Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is developed in India; your web site is hosted in China; and your help desk calls are answered in Costa Rica. Despite language barriers and related problems, offshoring can provide significant benefits in terms of increased productivity and reduced wages—a tough 1-2 punch that is difficult to ignore or explain away. So why not also consider off-shore or remote implementation of software? This Read More
In Conversation with Rootstock Management
TEC’s recent article Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com outlined the genesis of Rootstock Software and its cloud-based ERP offering. Rootstock Software

dss article download  Conversation with Rootstock Management TEC’s recent article Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com outlined the genesis of Rootstock Software and its cloud-based ERP offering. Rootstock Software and FinancialForce.com (a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com) announced a partnership earlier in the year to deliver a comprehensive manufacturing and accounting solution on Force.com. Rootstock is vying for its ERP solution to become the standard for manufacturing ERP solutions in the cloud, as Read More
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement
The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement

dss article download  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Introduction A 1995 Standish Group research study based on over 8000 software implementation projects found that nearly one third of the projects were canceled before completion. And over 50% of the projects cost nearly twice their original estimates. The study further concluded that only 16% of all software projects are completed on time and on budget (only 9% for large companies) 1 . With these grim statistics firmly in hand, a plethora of books, white Read More
The 'Old ERP' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on
Replace or Add-on to an aging ERP system is a dilemma faced by many companies today. This article discusses the trade-offs involved in making that decision.

dss article download  'Old ERP' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on Introduction    The four part series titled Where is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed? ) introduces a number of key issues about the future. But everyone starts his or her individual journey to the future from somewhere - the place they are today. If the place you are today is with an old ERP system, many questions exist about how to get to the future. First, what is an old ERP system? If your system has green screens, you have an old ERP Read More
The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!
The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the

dss article download  Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price! Introduction When these technology waves occur, at the outset, there is never a whole solution , so people have to purchase a cluster of complementary parts to achieve the goal. Always, the solutions never quite catch up before we move on. As implementations role out and technology providers can fill out their solutions, the law of natural selection takes over, with the stronger, adaptable, nimbler and differentiated surviving and replacing. The Recent Read More
Upside Software Remains on the Upside of the Contract Management Market
My recent article entitled “Why Should Enterprises Manage their Contracts Closely?” analyzed the importance of enterprise-wide contract lifecycle management

dss article download  Software Remains on the Upside of the Contract Management Market My recent article entitled “Why Should Enterprises Manage their Contracts Closely?” analyzed the importance of enterprise-wide contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions and stated that many enterprises still use inappropriate makeshift tools to manage their important  contractual terms  and conditions. The article concluded with the fact that  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  systems handle transactional details of an Read More
The Blurry Line between ERP and PLM in Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturing
Engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing needs a high level of integration between ERP and PLM systems. This article points out that ERP and PLM solutions are

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Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

dss article download  at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction The first part of this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for Read More
Achieving PCI DSS, SOX, and HIPAA Compliance through Comprehensive IBM WebSphere MQ Auditing
The result of implementing middleware products such as WebSphere MQ (WMQ) “out-of-the-box” without security measures has led to increased risk of failed audits

dss article download  PCI DSS, SOX, and HIPAA Compliance through Comprehensive IBM WebSphere MQ Auditing The result of implementing middleware products such as WebSphere MQ (WMQ) “out-of-the-box” without security measures has led to increased risk of failed audits on various regulatory measures. The need for auditing, penetration testing, and remediation of critical middleware structures to assure regulatory compliance and provide internal security methods beyond traditional perimeter security methodologies is Read More
LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1
TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that

dss article download  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1 TEC’s in-depth  2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated . Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations. LeveragePoint was established in January 2009 as a spinout from Monitor Group , Read More
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

dss article download  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement Recommendations for Improvement Take a Guide Software evaluation and selection is a learning process. The selection team will learn a great deal about itself, the company requirements, external software vendors, application software tools, and outside consultants. During this journey of discovery it is often helpful to take a guide someone who has been there before and can lead you through the process. When looking Read More
You Still Need ERP, Even If Naysayers Say You Don’t
After coming across the Forbes article The End Of ERP and quite a few spin-off articles about the imminent death of ERP, I became somewhat concerned about how

dss article download  Still Need ERP, Even If Naysayers Say You Don’t After coming across the Forbes article The End Of ERP and quite a few spin-off articles about the imminent death of ERP, I became somewhat concerned about how this topic was being handled by people in the know and other IT experts. Here’s my take on it. ERP Exists for a Reason... ERP’s original raison d’être was to integrate core business functional areas and business processes such as finance, HR, production, order management, inventory, etc., Read More

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