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The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what

e commerce basics  Basics of Quote-to-order Systems Originally published - November 9, 2007 It is not breaking news or an earth-shattering revelation that the days of mass production of commodity products (called widgets ) are numbered for manufacturers and distributors that want to compete on value, and thus strive for higher profit margins. Certainly, the demand for some catalog-based items that are mass produced (in high-quantity production characterized by specialized equipment and labor) in a make-to-stock (MTS) Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

e commerce basics  to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and WESTBORO, Mass.-December 1, 1999-Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT), the leading provider of data integration infrastructure software for data warehouse, business intelligence, and e-business applications, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their Read More
A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works
TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can

e commerce basics  Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works The Technological Foundation Explained TradeStone Software, Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ) has displayed consummate perseverance in becoming a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies. The vendor offers what is possibly the first composite application to the retail global sourcing market that leverages an organization's information technology (IT) infrastructure. This Read More
The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites
Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various

e commerce basics  ) on top of existing applications. Yet some DOM specialists, like Yantra (please see Yantra—Leader in Distributed Order Management, but Wait, There's More ) and Comergent (both now part of Sterling Commerce ), take the noble approach of building configurable DOM functionality and business rules into the applications. This allows for quick deployments with limited customization, where Web services integration enables a fairly smooth orchestration across multiple internal and external systems. Commonly Read More
ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP

e commerce basics  enterprise business applications (EBA), enterprise commerce management (ECM), and comprehensive enterprise applications (CEA) are being tossed about, but what's really going on? Adapted from Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future series by PJ Jakovljevic Evolution In the 1960s, the key goal of an ERP system was inventory control. Manufacturers assumed consumers would continue their buying patterns and aimed to keep enough inventory on hand to meet demand. The sophistication of resource planning Read More
Why Do Companies Install “Connected” E-commerce Solutions?
Maybe you’ve already invested in an e-commerce site for your business. However, to fully maximize its potential, it must be integrated with your accounting

e commerce basics  Do Companies Install “Connected” E-commerce Solutions? Maybe you’ve already invested in an e-commerce site for your business. However, to fully maximize its potential, it must be integrated with your accounting system. If not, your staff may be wasting valuable time re-entering inventory and customer data from one system into another. Save time, reduce labor costs, and boost your competitive advantage with an e-commerce solution that allows full integration. Read More
Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report
Oracle's ERP system for discrete manufacturing, E-Business Suite (12.1), is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations

e commerce basics  E-Business Suite (12.1) for ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report Oracle's ERP system for discrete manufacturing, E-Business Suite (12.1), is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 26-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies
Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use e-commerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits through a lean approach

e commerce basics  ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies The term “e-commerce” is most commonly associated with the retail environment. And indeed, the ability to browse, search, and order products remotely has forever changed how we buy things. In the business-to-business world, companies selling commodity items have also erected storefronts, and those selling to large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are engaged in e-commerce through electronic data interchange (EDI). But what of more Read More
U.S. Crypto Laws Relaxed, but Not Enough to Enable Commerce
The revisions the Department of Commerce has announced for U.S. export controls on encryption products will not be enough for U.S. crypto products to gain

e commerce basics  but Not Enough to Enable Commerce Event Summary On January 12th, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Export Administration announced revisions to its encryption export control policy. The revisions allow U.S. companies to increase the key length in exported enterprise encryption products from 40 bits to 56 and 64 bits. The new regulations allow for retail encryption products up to any key length to be exportable, except to the designated terrorist nations: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan Read More
Altrec Takes E-commerce to Extremes
Altrec is a startup E-commerce website that takes aim on the upscale outdoor recreation market. In this interview Altrec's CTO discusses the initial technology

e commerce basics  6.5 as our database engine and Java for all our tool development. TEC: Just a few years ago Java was looked on as a language that was great in principle, but possibly not ready for prime time. I take it you feel the language has put that reputation behind it? Geller: Absolutely. It's a clear and portable language. Most important, we can read someone in to our code faster than with any alternative. And it's also a faster language to learn. I'm sure its possible to write bad code with Java, but compared Read More
Commerce One: Connectivity Improved
During the eLink 2000 conference, Commerce One announced two new partnerships/alliances designed to improve connectivity.

e commerce basics  can connect with other exchanges. If Commerce One's procurement and marketplace solution successfully integrates with R 3, they have effectively jumped the fence and can provide SAP customers additional choices. User Recommendations The NEON and Adexa announcements are positive for organizations considering Commerce One's solution. An efficient connection to a back end ERP system and a collaboration tool has tremendous appeal. If you're considering an e-commerce solution, review your options. Most, if Read More
IronPort E-mail Authentication
Most spam, viruses, phishing, and e-mail denial-of-service attacks can be traced back to a single common cause: lack of e-mail protocol authentication. This

e commerce basics  E-mail Authentication Most spam, viruses, phishing, and e-mail denial-of-service attacks can be traced back to a single common cause: lack of e-mail protocol authentication. This lack of authentication means that a receiving mail server cannot reliably verify that a particular message is in fact from the sender it claims to be from, making it harder to distinguish friend from foe. Find out more about new standards that can help. Read More
Managing the Overflow of E-mails
Only effective e-mail management, together with records management and policies for employees on how to manage their e-mails, will help organizations deal with

e commerce basics  the Overflow of E-mails Originally published - June 19, 2006 The impact of e-mail on businesses these days is enormous. Companies use e-mail to conduct business, for responding to clients, for internal communication, for discussing strategy, and for responding to regulations. Roughly 35 billion e-mails are sent a day, and the number is growing. The Radicati Group estimates that by the end of 2006, 52 billion e-mails will be sent daily, including all types of correspondence. More importantly, 60 per Read More
Legal Considerations in E-commerce
Doing business on the Internet can involve some tricky legal issues. This article will help you understand the kinds of information you need to provide to your

e commerce basics  be your business plan. Electronic commerce is like any business undertaking. As with any business, there needs to be a well thought out business plan that includes the details on what the business entails, who will be involved in the business, who will carry out the various business steps and how the business will achieve its financial goals. Unfortunately, the current gold rush mentality surrounding Internet stocks and IPO's has created a feeling among many in the business community that they need to Read More
HP e-Vectra Product Follow-up
Hewlett Packard announced that the e-Vectra sealed case would include an “easy swap” hard drive.

e commerce basics  e-Vectra Product Follow-up HP e-Vectra Product Follow-up C. McNulty - Date, 2000 Event Summary Hewlett Packard [NYSE:HWP] has recently clarified its product direction for its new e-Vectra line of appliance PCs. In a conference with TechnologyEvaluation.com, HP announced that the e-Vectra sealed case would include an easy swap hard drive. We believe this overcomes one of major objections to appliance PCs like the e-Vectra - since the hard drive is typically the most likely PC system component to need Read More

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