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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

eai articles  difficult and always expensive EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) tools for linkages. CRM vendors have the same dilemma, though they tend to have better integrated the various CRM components without the need for EAI. But what about linking all the events in the Entire Customer Experience (see the Tutorial, CRM and Technological Solutions: Be the Customer ), as depicted in the scenario above? We're not there yet. Defining the Collaborative Commerce Ideal  In the ideal scenario, Collaborative Read More

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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards
J.D. Edwards believes in the possibilities (both in terms of technology and sell-ability) of Collaborative Commerce. How far have they gotten in that vision

eai articles  continued support for third-party EAI tools from such companies as Tibco, Oberon, and Viewlocity; support for common middleware working on the COM/DCOM, CORBA, Java, and XML protocols (including the RosettaNet and Microsoft Biztalk XML business definitions); a published set of C-language API's, and finally; support for IBM's MQSeries middleware. User Recommendations  J.D. Edwards is a major, Tier 1 ERP vendor at the very least, and won't be disappearing any time soon. If you're a current user, you Read More
Sun’s Java Won’t Be In Microsoft’s .NET - Complicate Your Integration? You .BET
Sun and Microsoft have announced a settlement in Sun’s lawsuit regarding Microsoft’s use of Java technology. Microsoft was given the choice of conforming to

eai articles  (go to the TEC EAI and Data Warehousing Research for many previous TEC articles on this subject). User Recommendations Before customers make any attempt at choosing products or suites of products for enterprise application integration, middleware, Web application stacks or other software solutions that require seamless interoperability, they must be sure they understand the difference in the approaches used by Java and .NET. Question vendors closely on which approach they have (or will be) taking in Read More
It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notions of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also tackled the similarities and subtle

eai articles  traditional enterprise application integration (EAI) products help companies to move data between applications, BPM adds interaction with people and the ability to support processes, which then become as manageable as data . BPM integrates existing applications, Web services and people in order for companies to quickly change, destruct or construct processes as required. Again, BPM enables a company to more cost-effectively and quickly model and change its business processes to meet the specific Read More
NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change
TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote

eai articles  Purchasing - Part II EAI - The Crazy Glue Of Business Applications Anatomy of a Technology Selection They're Us, But We're Not Them! WAM Offer Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solutions For Chemicals How Supply Chain Planning Projects Morph Into Black Holes i2 Technologies Lives Life In The Fast Lane These articles and more can be found in the TEC Research Channels. Read More
Optum’s ConnectStream: First the Pieces Now the Glue
Optum bolsters its collaborative product TradeStream with integration help from webMethods.

eai articles  use of a world-class EAI product, such as that developed by webMethods. The webMethods contribution to ConnectStream seems similar to Extricity's role in Manugistics' WebConnect application, which links applications and digital marketplaces across enterprise boundaries using API's, XML, and messaging technology. User Recommendations ConnectStream should make users' lives easier by providing a full-featured EAI tool to handle the intricacies of building collaborative networks. Often integration tools Read More
Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map?
What’s new at EAI vendor Mercator Software? TEC updates a report from August 2000. Mercator Software has found themselves on a long and rocky road, where the

eai articles  Software (NASDAQ: MCTR). See EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map for complete details). The vendor missed their second quarter earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value. Estimates showed the stock at $24.75. The company reported higher than forecasted marketing expenses for Q2, and the fact that Ira Gerard, the CFO, was stepping down due to health reasons. Since that time, Mercator stock has nose-dived to $4.31 (as of 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

eai articles  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 the seller. In other words, Read More
Andersen Gives Yantra a Vote of Confidence
Yantra and Andersen Consulting have announced a broad strategic alliance to provide supply chain solutions through PureEcommerce™, a Web-based customer

eai articles  potential conflict arises because EAI software can arguably perform the same core functions that PureEcommerce offers, which raises the question, why install Yantra at all. The inclusion of Yantra in system architectures depends on Andersen's ability to convince clients that PureEcommerce is better at handling large transaction volumes than EAI software would be alone. User Recommendations Users should not read too much into the announced partnership of Andersen and Yantra, in spite of the benefits Yantra Read More
Book review: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives. ed. Ruth Hillary, Greenleaf Publications. February 2000
The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in society cannot be underestimated—indeed, many think SMEs are the most important sector of a nation’s

eai articles  review: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Environment: Business Imperatives. ed. Ruth Hillary, Greenleaf Publications. February 2000 The role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in society cannot be underestimated—indeed, many think SMEs are the most important sector of a nation’s economy due to their  creative and innovative abilities, as well as the flexibility they execute in order to survive in our competitive world.  Yet, as editor Ruth Hillary explains in the collection Read More
360 Degrees: A Holistic Guide for Your SAP HANA Journey
This series of articles and case studies provides a true 360-degree perspective of SAP HANA within the SAP ecosystem, revealing why customers chose to invest

eai articles  Degrees: A Holistic Guide for Your SAP HANA Journey This series of articles and case studies provides a true 360-degree perspective of SAP HANA within the SAP ecosystem, revealing why customers chose to invest in this transformative technology and what returns they have already captured. Read More
PeopleSoft, Lawson To Resell Integration Tools
Two ERP vendors recently signed agreements to resell integration software from Enterprise Applications Integration vendors.

eai articles  players in the marketplace, EAI vendors will need to explore innovative development approaches for creating conduits that join various applications in their many combinations. Partnerships like those of PeopleSoft and Lawson are a step in the right direction. User Recommendations While partnerships such as those mentioned above can save time in getting information about a prospective integration tool, users should not select an integration package based solely on the advice of an ERP or supply chain manag Read More
Partner Performance Management
For many retailers, the transition to global sourcing and demand-driven inventory models creates both opportunities and challenges. Supply chains are becoming

eai articles  Performance Management Partner Performance Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with every facet of their business communities. By standardizing and automating mission-critical business interactions, companies can dramatically reduce the complexity and c Read More
Drive down cost? What does that really mean in a supply chain world?
Yes all of us are well aware that the global economy is in a downturn. We hear it in the news, on blogs, in articles, and we see it around us with massive

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