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A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

example of a solution request  their users' demands, An example is that after we did our 1.0 everyone started asking for internationalization—and internationalization is something we were going to do a little bit later, but we rearranged our roadmap and focused our next release on it and we released that in August as 1.1. Thus the product is now translated in about fifteen different languages to support the international community. Within SugarCRM's main focal points (marketing automation and sales force automation according to

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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A Response Management Pioneer Offers Its Solution


Kinaxis Inc. is answering the needs of global manufacturers by delivering an on-demand response management service. These services are designed to help manufacturers drive quick responses to ever-changing global supply chains and fulfillment networks.

example of a solution request  the potential benefits and examples of SaaS SCM solutions, see Software as a Service's Functional Catch-up . Kinaxis RapidResponse service is built around world-class network security and availability, and the solution delivers service level measurement, global support, application management, and management of all software, hardware, network, and physical environments. As for the RapidResponse Glass Pipeline, this feature provides a conduit to securely connect RapidResponse to supply chain data residing Read More

Selecting an ERP Solution: a Guide


Looking for the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) package for your small to medium business (SMB) can be a daunting task. A fair amount of information is available about the actual software packages, but there is little advice on how to choose the right one. Learn strategies for a successful software selection—from initial requirements gathering, to evaluation, selection, and final implementation.

example of a solution request  organizations matching your profile. Example: Assume you are a 100-employee manufacturer with revenue of $25 million a year. Are the vendor references also manufacturers? If they are not, that’s a red flag. (NOTE: Their products don’t need to be similar to your products. The matching category is that they simply manufacture.) What about the size of the reference companies? If a reference has revenue exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars per year, you are not in the same league as that reference. Read More

The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

example of a solution request  simple hub-and-spoke design. An example of this is a bank's ATM network where the traffic flows from an ATM to a data center and back again. This type of network is sometimes referred to as a one-to many network. A number of factors, however, cause the traffic flow in a network to follow more of a mesh pattern. One factor is the wide spread deployment of Voice over IP (VoIP)2. VoIP is an example of an application where traffic can flow between any two sites in the network. This type of network is often 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 thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

example of a solution request  systems, as a great example of composite applications in action. For example, the existing systems have thus been integrated via TradeStone's overlay. These systems include product development (via Gerber WebPDM , which provides data such as item characteristics, attributes, and images), merchandizing (via JDA Software 's Arthur Allocation , which provides data such as seasons, master data, merchandise hierarchies, and the like), sourcing (via Inovis Sourcing , which provides data such as item Read More

SAP Enterprise Mobility: Bringing a Cohesive Approach to a Complex Market


Mobility and consumerization are creating complexity in the enterprise, but embracing the change can lead to more productive mobile workers as well as better communications with employees, partners, customers, and consumers. The trends in the enterprise mobility landscape, such as the consumerization of IT, the mobile application explosion, and cloud computing, are driving the need for new technology solutions to emerge. This white paper discusses some of the key trends taking place in the enterprise mobility landscape today and gives essential guidance to help end users and partners develop a strategic plan for building an enterprise mobility strategy.

example of a solution request  Enterprise Mobility: Bringing a Cohesive Approach to a Complex Market Mobility and consumerization are creating complexity in the enterprise, but embracing the change can lead to more productive mobile workers as well as better communications with employees, partners, customers, and consumers. The trends in the enterprise mobility landscape, such as the consumerization of IT, the mobile application explosion, and cloud computing, are driving the need for new technology solutions to emerge. This white Read More

Xperia Executiv Solution Series


The Xperia EXECUTIV Solution Series takes an evolutionary step beyond helping your company run business better, by providing a flexible, targeted approach to solving the most critical issues impacting companies today. Years of customer-driven development have produced an extensive base of functionalities, proven to provide exceptional value and to enable companies to optimize operations and maintain profitability. Xperia matches the exact set of functionalities required to meet a company's most pressing business and technical needs. Morevoer, when needed, it is possible to extend the solution's capabilities to provide even greater value using web technology. Xperia offers a full suite of applications that will run a business seamlessly. The solutions include all aspects of customer service, such as order entry, inventory allocation, credits, returns, invoicing, sales-rep commissions, and quotas. Xperia is a full production suite of applications for the importer as well as the domestic manufacturer; it includes component inventory; purchasing; bill of material (BOM) with product specifications and full cost sheet analysis; planning capabilities (automatic forecasts as well as manual); work-order issue, tracking, and receiving; container creation; vessels; bill of lading; customs; and container tracking and receiving. All the systems are integrated with the financials and create automatic feeds. Xperia offers accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and letter of credit system as part of the financials. Additional system features include e-mail spooled file capabilities, history, security, and business-to-business (B2B) applications.  

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Cognos Unveils CRM Solution


Cognos, one of the largest business intelligence and on-line analytical processing vendors, has announced an aggressive customer relationship management initiative to supply the extensive interactive reporting, analysis, and scorecarding functionality needed to leverage the data supplied by products like Clarify and Siebel. Cognos considers an effective CRM system to be a 'must-have' application in today’s click and mortar economy. In addition, they have joined the Siebel Alliance as a premier partner.

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5 Steps to Improve Change Request Management in Software Delivery


Change request management has become an integral part of modern day software delivery. While changes in the early design phase can be addressed without much effort, unforeseen changes during the later phases of software delivery can compromise the quality and delay the delivery of the software. Download this white paper and find out the five technology-driven steps that can facilitate the management of change requests.

example of a solution request  Steps to Improve Change Request Management in Software Delivery Change request management has become an integral part of modern day software delivery. While changes in the early design phase can be addressed without much effort, unforeseen changes during the later phases of software delivery can compromise the quality and delay the delivery of the software. Download this white paper and find out the five technology-driven steps that can facilitate the management of change requests. Read More

The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach


Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.

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State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership


Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions.

example of a solution request  of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More

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SAP Business ByDesign: The Most Complete and Adaptable On-demand Business Solution


This business management solution is an affordable offering that supports profitable growth, enables business agility, and empowers your employees. It’s comprehensive, easy-to-use software that supports all stakeholders across your company as well as your extended ecosystem. Read about how you can grow your business, develop relationships, accelerate innovation, and streamline operations.

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