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Making the Move: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks
Your old solution provided the basic bookkeeping capabilities you needed to start your company. But now, you have more customers. More employees. More

example sculpture proposal  organizations software. An extreme example would be to buy a car, and then discover that you must pay additional for the engine, steering wheel, and tires. Confirm what is included in the core pricing and what must be purchased separately. Go paperless. Today s most effective software applications utilize less paperwork. As you explore accounting and other software systems, focus on how much paper you can eliminate during order entry, basic accounting input, shipping and handling efforts, and other

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How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems


The face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. iPad technologies, for example, have become integrated into the payment process at retail and other types of stores. See how one start-up is changing the retail game with its iPad POS solution and taking on the old-school traditional POS players on the market today.

example sculpture proposal  Outfitters provides a great example of a “mobile first” policy in retail—the retailer’s associates use mobile devices for sales, product search, inventory management, pricing/labeling/signage, order processes, markdown management, workforce management (WFM), task management, etc.   iPad (and tablets, in general, for that matter) technologies have become integrated into the payment process at brick-and-mortar restaurants, retail, and grocery stores. Now, transactions can be mapped back to Read More

Threshold of a New TEC Advisor


I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the doorway to our TEC Advisor online evaluation and comparison application (accessible from our evaluation centers). In the following, I'll explain what it is and how it works. A few years ago I asked on this blog, "How do you

example sculpture proposal  question carefully. Here's an example for compliance reporting functionality: While you're using it, TEC Advisor shows you a running tally of the vendors offering products within the likely range of something you'll want to evaluate. Once you've answered the necessary questions, you will be presented with the Final Product Standings screen. This is a list of products available for in-depth evaluation and analysis. This is one of the more interesting parts. Although the final standings screen (pictured bel Read More

Salesforce to Shut Down Do.com


For a product to be acquired and later shut down is not uncommon. One famous example is Gist—a professional contacts management tool—acquired by RIM (now BlackBerry) in 2011 and shut down one year later. Do.com will be sharing the same fate; salesforce.com announced that Do.com will be discontinued on January 31, 2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software

example sculpture proposal  not uncommon. One famous example is Gist—a professional contacts management tool— acquired by RIM  (now BlackBerry) in 2011 and  shut down one year later . Do.com will be sharing the same fate; salesforce.com announced that  Do.com will be discontinued  on January 31, 2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software acquisition, Do.com is a project and task management application, which was expected to extend Salesforces’s reach beyond its traditional sales-centric Read More

Desktop Management's Dirty Little Secret


ESD (electronic software distribution) promises to simplify software distribution and management, and eliminate ''sneakernet'' the costly, time-consuming manual process that some companies still use to do upgrades and installations. Unfortunately, the cure often has some of the same pitfalls as the problem, not to mention a few snags of its own.

example sculpture proposal  with 10,000 desktops, for example, upgrading just a quarter of its desktops, laptops and Microsoft servers (2,500 PCs) with a new OS and installing or re-installing 50 applications might spend $100 per PC, or a total of $250,000 for the migration. This cost includes planning, writing and debugging scripts (the specific commands that tell the deployment software what to do), and correcting installation problems. These time and labor costs often aren't revealed in the ROI figures ESD vendors show Read More

How to Reshape Your Supply Chain Network (and Why You Need to Do It Now)


The landscape of the supply chain has changed drastically over the past five years. It went from local to global in manufacturing, procurement, sourcing, logistics, and customers. As such, there are some major challenges in the supply chain network: There are no boundaries within the network. There are no physical or virtual boundaries left within the supply chain. For example, the

example sculpture proposal  the supply chain. For example, the customer could be in North America and ordering a product via the Internet from Ireland—but this creates a problem. Why? Each party involved is not aware of the rules and regulations they need to comply with, and do not understand that an order confirmation from the manufacturer is crucial to the retailer’s (manufacturer’s customer) delivery schedule to the end consumer. It is difficult to make the pieces of the puzzle fit cohesively. Each process within the Read More

Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality


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example sculpture proposal  for a long time—for example, goes on a business trip, or is working from a distant office—the company and the employee have to mail the document to each other by post. Consequently, what is normally a long process becomes even longer. Typical North American Decision-making In typical North American decision-making, recommendations may be made from the bottom up; however, most final decisions are made by executive-level management, in which a consensus is reached amongst only those upper level executiv Read More

ToolsGroup-Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning


ToolsGroup continues to carve out a space for itself in supply chain. Not satisfied with being the last remaining independent multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) vendor, ToolsGroup is pushing forward with broader supply chain capabilities centered around a core statistics-focused demand forecasting capability. While many will argue the virtues of “top down” vs. “middle out” vs. “bottom up”

example sculpture proposal  service levels more challenging. Examples: consumer durables, consumer electronics, wholesale distribution. Seasonal demand, particularly attribute-based demand. Example: apparel and footwear. Most fashion businesses combine rapidly changing seasonal collections with longer-lasting continuous products. This means managing at least two different parallel demand streams and inventory processes, each with its own business logic. Fashion businesses must also deal with different styles, colors, and sizes, and Read More

To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question


Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP system’s functionality, your organization no longer must be bound to a one-size-fits-all ERP solution. One can pick and choose from the best of the best from ERP component vendors to fit your needs.

example sculpture proposal  by your organization. An example high-level view of an ERP system broken down into its composite application modules is shown below. In this example, an ERP system that would support the needs of the organization includes the functional modules of financials, human capital management, customer relationship management, transportation management, manufacturing management, and inventory management. ERP Component Examples Let’s look at a couple of examples where a best-of-breed, component approach to an ERP Read More

Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!


In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even

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Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part One: User Interface and Customization


If you are implementing or considering Microsoft Axapta as your ERP system, or providing Axapta-related services, this note provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a business.

example sculpture proposal  item master maintenance, for example, the user could access the main table for the Item Group field to create a new value. During purchase order entry, for example, the user can access the vendor master information. Find and Filter . Find capabilities can be based on any string of embedded text in a record identifier or its attributes. A filter limits the displayed records based on values in one or more fields, with sorting based on any field. The user can browse forward and backward through the subset. Read More

CallidusCloud Launches CPQ at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange


CallidusCloud's CPQ (formerly Webcom’s Websource CPQ) has long been part of AppExchange, helping to automate and accelerate the quotation and proposal generation process for sales teams and channel partners. CPQ (configure, price, quote) accelerates sales cycles across companies, ranging from those with simple product catalogs and distribution models all the way to complex, multi-channel sales

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Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection


How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people use to start researching and narrowing down their list of software vendors before going into an RFI process. A few years ago we were thinking about this issue and came up with the idea of a preselection questionnaire that could narrow down

example sculpture proposal  spits out. The first example you might address as criteria about market share . Vendors that regularly get a lot of publicity often have a lot of clients (though not always). In the second example, competitors and partners are likely to be in your industry or somehow related to your industry, so industry could be a criterion for guessing which vendors address your requirements. In the third example, you might be entering certain key types of functionality, hoping the search engine returns a few good Read More

SAP Ushers In Simple Finance on HANA Enterprise Cloud


At its SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 mega conference, SAP declared war on complexity, in many ways. One example is the introduction of SAP Simple Finance, a set of solutions rewritten for simplicity within global finance departments.

example sculpture proposal  in many ways. One example is the introduction of SAP Simple Finance , a set of solutions rewritten for simplicity within global finance departments. SAP has reportedly worked closely with customers to identify the most complex tasks in finance and make them simpler to consume and perform. The result is SAP Simple Finance, based on SAP HANA in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud under a full subscription model. The product is planned to be released for customers in 25 industries and more than 50 countries to match Read More

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example sculpture proposal  your objectives. A good example of channel roadmapping is Amazon, a giant of e-tailing and master of long tail retailing. The organization is rumored to be planning to open a physical location (just one for the time being, as a test). The rationale for this decision primarily concerns its proprietary Kindle-brand e-book readers and tablet devices. Amazon entered the market of low-cost tablets in support of its app store and distribution of e-content. The Kindle Fire is a highly interactive device and, Read More