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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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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 tutorials  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.

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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TIBCO Software


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a business integration and process management software company. In January 1997, TIBCO Software Inc. was established as a separate entity (from former Teknekron) to create and market software solutions for use in the integration of business information, processes, and applications. Now TIBCO focuses on leveraging and extending the capabilities of its software to help companies move toward predictive business. TIBCO has delivered its real-time business-enabling solutions to more than 2,000 customers around the world and in a variety of industries.

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A New Era Dawns for Sybase


Sybase, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire New Era of Networks (also known as NEON). After completion, Sybase will create a new e-Business division integrating NEON and other parts of its product suite. Within the last month, Sybase has announced record earnings and completed a three-year re-engineering effort to transform themselves from a database vendor to an e-Business infrastructure provider.

eai tutorials  User Recommendations Customers evaluating EAI (or IAI, or A2A, or B2B, pick your acronym) solutions should include Sybase on a long list of vendors for technology selection. There are many vendors which compete in this space, or ones similar to it, and due diligence must be exercised to ensure that what the vendor says they sell is what is actually in the box . Sybase is promising technology that is actually being delivered to customers, and should be able to provide reference accounts that have Read More

Tempest Creates a Secure Teapot


Tempest Software has announced the release of TMS (Tempest Messenger System) version 3.1.1. The product allows suppliers and customers to query corporate databases without any direct access to the actual web or database servers. A firewall is placed between the Internet and the internal systems and the firewall is configured to allow no incoming traffic. This product should prove to be a great annoyance to hackers everywhere.

eai tutorials  of the TMS server. EAI products are very new and there are no established benchmarks to compare to. Since the TMS server serves as the only point of entry to the entire system from the outside, Tempest must address the issues of scalability (number and complexity of transactions), load balancing, and fault tolerance. They talk about what can be done in these areas on the inside of the firewall, but not on the outside. Read More

'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 and between organizations. This is the stuff system integrators dream of.

eai tutorials  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

J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards


Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld product. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. Part 2 presents an evaluat

eai tutorials  Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. This note presents in two parts a current evaluation of J.D. Edwards, examining its history, products, and marketing strategy, with specific recommendations for both J.D. 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 bumps have included loss or reassignment of most of their executive management team, a precipitous drop in market capitalization, and an uncertain future. On the upside, Mercator has announced a 50% increase in revenue for October and November 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, and also announced a major sale to Amazon.com.

eai tutorials  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

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?


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J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards


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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Four: SOA and Web Services


The battle for the dominance in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services has nonetheless so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon), as many underlying Internet-based standards have emerged only recently.

eai tutorials  both SOA and traditional EAI cover integration and horizontal application services, SOA goes much further by catering for vertical (business specific) services and presentation services. The latter would be the foundation for a universal desktop for all the Web-based applications of an enterprise, thereby providing a common look-and-feel , and language transparency across multiple applications. For a detailed discussion of the relationship between SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL, particularly in terms Read More

webMethods Gets Active (Software That Is)


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J.D. Edwards Reaches $1B Milestone In Another Losing Year


On December 4, J.D. Edwards & Company announced its return to profitability in Q4 2000, a sign the market may be buying into its Internet collaboration approach. However, 2000 remains a more bitter than sweet year for the company owing to the posted loss and staff departures earlier on.

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eai tutorials  Place on the Map EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map M. Reed - August 4, 2000 Event Summary Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, missed their earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value in early market trading. Latest estimates showed the stock at $24.75, which is a 60.5 percent drop from their prior market capitalization. The company reported higher than forecasted marketing expenses, and the fact Read More

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