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Mid-sized SCE Buys Small SCP: No Sure Bet on Short Term Profits
Leading supply chain execution (SCE) vendor, Manhattan Associates has recently announced its acquisition of Evant, a supply chain planning (SCP) company

evant  of retail software vendors. Evant was named a top-ten leader in three key areas related to customer satisfaction: Strategic Value, Overall Performance, and Ease of Upgrade. In the Strategic Value category, retailers that participated in the survey recognized Evant for the cost of its software in relation to the benefits it provides. While the company's distinction for Overall Performance was based on the technical savvy of its solutions. This kind of customer service performance by Evant's management Read More...
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Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

evant  onto its aforementioned platform. Evant was its last acquisition in the SCP space, nearly a decade ago. Although acquiring companies with mature products and established install bases might initially bring customers, functionality, and maintenance revenue, these acquisitions also add support and product development burden and distraction. Manhattan Associates’ approach can take longer to carry through, but has the advantage of moving the intellectual property to a common platform more readily.   This Read More...
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

evant  chain planning (SCP) provider Evant , and in tune with the convergence of SCE and supply chain planning (SCP) (see SCP and SCE Need to Collaborate for Better Fulfillment ). Incidentally, every company has to be careful not to spread its development resources too thin trying to maintain multiple platform product configurations. Namely, although the trend for the target market is often towards the Microsoft technology in the lower-end of the segment, some product are yet to be fully Microsoft. NET Read More...
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact
Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly,

evant  ), Micro Strategies , Evant (formerly Nonstop Solutions ), Lawson Software , NSB Retail Systems , SAP, Oracle, and so on. The competition for In-Store Systems is even more fragmented, and primarily coming from small POS-focused companies such as CRS Business Computers , Kronos Incorporated , Retail Technologies , MICRO Systems (formerly Datavantage ), Radiant Systems , Workbrain , 360 Commerce , Tomax Technologies and Triversity , in addition the above-mentioned broader solution set providers such as NSB Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

evant  attempts to leverage  the Evant acquisition to combine planning and execution (mentioned in Part 1) . Manhattan has narrowed its focus too much, i.e., by still focusing on the distribution of finished goods and staying away from the the supply chain upstream (i.e., manufacturing) and downstream (i.e., in retail stores)--unfortunately at the wrong time, when diversification would have come in handy. For instance,  sales and operations planning (S&OP)  capabilities and store operations capabilities are Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players – Part 1 » The TEC Blog
Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection

evant   in 2005 Manhattan acquired Evant , thus expanding its solution footprint to include Planning and Forecasting, and Inventory Optimization (IO) modules. While the best-of-breed IO vendors like  SmartOps ,  Optiant , and  ILOG LogicTools  (now part of IBM ) do not compete with Manhattan for the same business, these same vendors, at least in my observation, have a somewhat different view of the IO world than Manhattan does. Namely, all of the above named companies are manufacturing-process-centric. They Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
<!--StartFragment--> Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. <!--more-->The

evant   in 2005 Manhattan acquired Evant , thus expanding its solution footprint to include Planning and Forecasting, and Inventory Optimization (IO) modules. While the best-of-breed IO vendors like  SmartOps ,  Optiant , and  ILOG LogicTools  (now part of IBM ) do not compete with Manhattan for the same business, these same vendors, at least in my observation, have a somewhat different view of the IO world than Manhattan does. Namely, all of the above named companies are manufacturing-process-centric. They Read More...
Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play – Part 1 » The TEC Blog
Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection

evant  the mid-2000s acquisition of Evant . The idea behind IO is to enable enterprises to reduce overall network inventory, thus freeing up much needed working capital while improving sales and customer order fill rates. The IO analytical tools balance the financial trade-off between improving customer service levels and overall inventory investments. Manhattan’s IO suite facilitates the following functions: Replenishment, Multi-Echelon (to manage distribution networks with more than one level of distribution Read More...
Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 1
<!--StartFragment-->My recent article on Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation stated that these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a warehouse management system (WMS), distribution labor management system (LMS), and/or transportation management system (TMS) solution. But over the last few years they have also pursued

evant  the mid-2000s acquisition of Evant . The idea behind IO is to enable enterprises to reduce overall network inventory, thus freeing up much needed working capital while improving sales and customer order fill rates. The IO analytical tools balance the financial trade-off between improving customer service levels and overall inventory investments. Manhattan’s IO suite facilitates the following functions: Replenishment, Multi-Echelon (to manage distribution networks with more than one level of distribution Read More...

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