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Concerted Disruption, Climb Aboard
Labeled a disruptive technology, it's changing the landscape of enterprise software development, distribution, and consumption. Open source software is grounded

foss science stories  by covering what a FOSS community is. Namely, who it includes, what it involves, and why FOSS practices enable such a community. The second portion of the article will cover what this community means to the software user, organizations that buy into a FOSS implementation, and why it is so powerful. Finally, it will be time to address the software company that sponsors the open source project itself. How does a sponsor establish, maintain, and leverage its community? This is Part One of a four-part note. Read More...
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Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates importan...
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Case Study: Hauser Chocolatier
Old-world quality is great for a chocolate manufacturer, but old-style business systems are not. Hauser Chocolatier learned this the hard way, struggling for

foss science stories  customer success program,cpr,best practices for customer success,customer success stories,analysis customer success,drive customer success,interstage customer success,customer stories by customers Read More...
Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising
The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not

foss science stories  Twenty-first Century Merchandising The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising. Read More...
These Are the Days of Healthy Growth for an Open-source ERP Provider


foss science stories  companies using xTuple's PostBooks FOSS product in production (best guess/estimate) Users at about 30,000 companies registered in xTuple's online community Over 1,000,000 downloads (if anyone cares about that number anymore) In our recent exchange, Ned Lilly said the following: On xTuple's growth, I think it's pretty simple—we've got a product (and an approach) that people like. As an example, our VP of Sales visited a prospect this week, who had purchased and implemented one of the ancient ERP Read More...
Sciforma Corporation
Based in Los Gatos, California (US), Sciforma Corporation provides project and process management software solutions and services to a worldwide customer base

foss science stories  Corporation Based in Los Gatos, California (US), Sciforma Corporation provides project and process management software solutions and services to a worldwide customer base. It has been in business for over twenty-three years starting in 1982, with the introduction of the first PC DOS project management product, Project Scheduler, and enterprise-level solutions. Its name means the science of planning and is derived from the English word science and the Latin word forma which means plan. Sciform Read More...
APICS 2009 Convention: Day 3
Today’s general session showcased people from around the world (Mexico, China, Italy, South Africa, Poland, India, Egypt, US, etc.) and their stories about what

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Kalypso and Integware Merge PLM Practices
Kalypso has recently merged with Integware, a fellow consulting firm with expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM), particularly in the life sciences

foss science stories  industry watch, plm, consulting, Kalypso, product lifecycle management, Integware, life science Read More...
Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

foss science stories  (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end users prioritize their requirements for open source migrations, or open source consulting engagements, and then matches those requirements to appropriate open source consultants or service providers. Organizations don't have it easy when deciding which open source firms to engage for implementation, migration, support, and other consulting services. To help organizations in the process, enterprise software analyst Read More...
11Ants Analytics
11Ants Analytics builds predictive analytics software for used in business, science, and government. 11Ants Analytics data lab and software development team

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Revionics Making Retail Merchandizing Optimization Social
In November 2012, Revionics, Inc., a cloud-based provider of merchandise optimization solutions, acquired SkuLoop, a provider of social commerce-driven

foss science stories  Making Retail Merchandizing Optimization Social In November 2012, Revionics, Inc., a cloud-based provider of merchandise optimization solutions, acquired SkuLoop , a provider of social commerce-driven promotions for retailers and consumer brands, from GIIV, Inc. Revionics’ solutions use predictive analytics and demand-based science to help retailers obtain the best results across all touchpoints in the multi-channel shopping realm—online, in-store, social, and mobile—by  aiding with Read More...
Adapting to the New Retail Market
The current market is asking retailers some difficult questions@ones their existing processes and tools can’t answer. It takes a mix of science, retail

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The IT Rights of Digistan
The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT

foss science stories  different issues. I think FOSS helps enable free and open standards because the freedom to study, modify, distribute, etc. is inherent but nothing prevents a proprietary software product from supporting free and open standards--the standards are independent of the software development model. So how can software vendors operate in a way that enables such equal access? Part of Digistan's definition of a free and open standard is The standard has been published and the standard specification document is Read More...
The Complex Handling of Complexity in Decision Support Systems
Warren Weaver, an American mathematician known for his work on machine translation and his support for science in the United States, defined the complexity of a

foss science stories  Complex Handling of Complexity in Decision Support Systems Warren Weaver , an American mathematician known for his work on machine translation and his support for science in the United States, defined the complexity of a system as “the degree of difficulty in predicting the properties of the system if the properties of the system’s parts are given.” Weaver addressed and handled complexity by dividing it in two general types: disorganized and organized. In disorganized complexity, a system has a ve Read More...
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This

foss science stories  Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog post series  expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of  pricing  and  promotions  in  retailing , was  inspired by JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies  and  by Revionics’ recent (and still ongoing Read More...
So What's the Bottom Line on Price Segmentation?
Data-driven, science-based price management is an emerging market. Therefore, vendors should be made to prove whether and how they can enable a company to

foss science stories  What's the Bottom Line on Price Segmentation? The core principle of price segmentation is that pricing should be consistent for deals with similar attributes, particularly in business-to-business (B2B) enterprises. Price segmentation is a process that quantifies similarities by empirically determining which deal circumstances affect price response. To learn more about price segmentation, please see Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response , Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science , and Price Read More...

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