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The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again
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evaluate jde  your staff's hours to evaluate a package to the nth degree, or is there another way to do it? If I called the shots, I would bring someone in, and have him or her conduct a one day workshop with all the executive vice presidents (VP) in my firm to hammer out the key requirements that really make a difference. This is the time to ask hard questions about how much functionality (and customizing) you really need. Here's an example of what I mean: Who cares if the pricing module does best pricing at this

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Shall Bifurcated Tack Reverse J.D. Edwards’ Bad Spell?


By opting now for a “best of both worlds strategy,” J.D. Edwards might finally have a formula of getting out of the doldrums it has been in for some time. While maintaining product flexibility, it can now provide its own ‘must have’ applications (e.g. SCM and CRM), and offer, through partnerships, the secondarily important bolt-on’s.

evaluate jde  distribution enterprise applications selection. Evaluate J.D. Edwards if you are a mid-market or a low-end Tier 1 enterprise (with $100M-$2B in revenue) and if your requirements fall within the scope of the traditional ERP and SCM offering, with manufacturing, logistics and financial modules as main pillars of an enterprise application. One should also bear in mind the company's expertise within some industries like automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), electronics, manufacturing & distribution. Read More

'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? Are they a good bet if you also have visions of C-Commerce dancing in your head?

evaluate jde  mix of vendors you evaluate. If the core functionality you require lies elsewhere at this time, be sure to take a look at the leading vendors in those spaces, too. Coming back to the question of how close J.D. Edwards appears to be from the ultimate vision of Collaborative Commerce, we'd have to say, they're mixing it up and scrapping in the sandbox, but they're not walking tall yet. They have too many balls in the air, and not enough proof-of-concepts to show for it. In our opinion, they're likely ahead Read More

J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 2: The Implications


During this year's FOCUS conference for its QUEST User Group, J.D. Edwards demonstrated somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year. With its renewed mid-enterprise focus and commitment to deliver customer-driven solutions, the company seems to be going back to its mid-market roots. The new initiatives and the profitability are steps in the right direction, but the market will have a close eye on new license sales

evaluate jde  distribution enterprise applications selection. Evaluate J.D. Edwards if you are a mid-market or a low-end Tier 1 enterprise (with $100M-$2B in revenue) and if your requirements fall within the scope of the traditional ERP and SCM offering, with manufacturing, logistics and financial modules as main pillars of an enterprise application. One should also bear in mind the company's expertise within some industries like automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), electronics, manufacturing & distribution. Read More

PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers


Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

evaluate jde  Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers Event Summary The executive team of the new PeopleSoft addressed a tough audience of financial and industry analysts this day. We got to ask them the tough questions on the JD Edwards/PeopleSoft merger. This merger is about product expansion, not consolidation is Craig Conway's (CEO of PeopleSoft) commitment and mantra to customers and investors. His analogy is the Jaguar, purchased by the Ford Motor Company. Ford did not eliminate the Jaguar—it Read More

Is It Time for a New ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System


As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics. Eventually your legacy ERP system begins to interfere with your company’s ability to operate efficiently. Examine ERP evaluation criteria and techniques, and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to measure your current ERP system’s effectiveness.

evaluate jde  ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics. Eventually your legacy ERP system begins to interfere with your company’s ability to operate efficiently. Examine ERP evaluation criteria and techniques, and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to measure your current ERP system’s effectiveness. Read More

PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from

evaluate jde  for Aras Innovator [ evaluate the product ]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from different angles in more than 10 blog posts . Comments to these posts are also very interesting to read. To join in the discussion, I decided to dig into the Read More

Building an ROI Model to Evaluate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative


B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies. B2B companies that fall short of customer expectations risk losing them to competitors who have stepped up their game. This paper provides a framework for building an ROI model that can be used to demonstrate the advantages of a new e-commerce implementation to senior executives and board members.

evaluate jde  an ROI Model to Evaluate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies. B2B companies that fall short of customer expectations risk losing them to competitors who have stepped up their game. This paper provides a framework for building an ROI model that can be used to demonstrate the advantages of a new e-commerce implementation to senior executives Read More

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1


While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market. Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the

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The Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water


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SMB Phone Systems Product Requirements Worksheet


Using this worksheet from Focus Research, you can evaluate your business phone system feature requirements in relation to how well vendors meet them. Score how well vendors perform the categories you’ve identified by filling in your ratings in the columns to the right, using a scale of one to five, with five being best. If the feature isn’t important to your particular needs, simply leave the field blank.

evaluate jde  Focus Research, you can evaluate your business phone system feature requirements in relation to how well vendors meet them. Score how well vendors perform the categories you’ve identified by filling in your ratings in the columns to the right, using a scale of one to five, with five being best. If the feature isn’t important to your particular needs, simply leave the field blank. Read More

TEC Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP Distribution Software


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its ERP—Distribution Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the most qualified ERP—Distribution systems based on their own, unique business needs.

evaluate jde  Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP Distribution Software TEC Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP-Distribution Software Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its ERP-Distribution Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the most qualified ERP-Distribution systems based on their own, unique business needs. May 16, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, May 16, 2007—In response to growing global demand from IT decision makers in the Read More

The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare


The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which

evaluate jde  planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which focuses on services). The solutions being demonstrated at the 13th Vendor Shootout are as follows: Epicor ERP v.9.05.600 (certified) [learn more about TEC Certification ] Infor ERP SyteLine 8.0 (certified) IQMS EnterpriseIQ Read More

Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?


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