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SPS Commerce and Accellos Unveil Supply Chain Solution for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Accellos, a mid-market provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, and SPS Commerce, Inc., a provider of enterprise retail cloud services

frictionless commerce  interchange format that enables frictionless expansion and growth of trading partner relationships. RSX works with all data formats (including EDI, XML, flat file, and others), allowing suppliers to automatically connect with a greater percentage of their supply chain community. Accellos provides the AccellosOne EDI for Dynamics GP solution. (It will continue to sell its EDI for Dynamics AX product directly). SPS Commerce brings the value of a huge trading partner network, and the  vendor knows all of

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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SAP Seeking Cloud Success via SuccessFactors Buy


The 2011 holiday shopping season seems to have arrived a bit sooner for SAP, who forked out US$3.4 billion for SuccessFactors during the first weekend of December 2011 (see SAP’s official press release). Another curiosity of the acquisition is that it took place on Saturday, which hasn’t prevented bloggers and twitterers from swiftly contributing with their off-the-cuff opinions.

frictionless commerce  SAP Sourcing OnDemand (former Frictionless Commerce ) has somewhat helped SAP fend off its install base from Ariba, Zycus , or Emptoris ’ onslaught, but certainly not to SAP’s delight. Finally, SAP Streamwork has made no dent in the social network space. At least the  human capital management (HCM)  market is proven to be a cloud mecca, and SuccessFactors is the premium product here (see my  recent blog series on the company ). But I am not really sure whether SAP had to pay that much Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


The combined company's possibly biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for sourcing/spend management. While many people have realized the power of e-commerce on the consumer side, there is still plenty of education to be conducted by all the SRM vendors to prove how much leverage their applications can bring to corporate buyers.

frictionless commerce  low-cost pilot deployments. Particularly Frictionless Commerce , which has made a slew of similar announcements recently, including $14 million in third-round funding, a new optimization module called Frictionless Sourcing Optimizer , and most importantly, a number of new large customers. As mentioned earlier, Emptoris will have many large enterprise suite providers on its heels too, which will at least result with the price reduction pressure, which is likely to hurt smaller pure-play vendors than large Read More

Seismic Shifts in SAP’s Cloud?


On the heels of SAPPHIRENOW 2013, SAP issued the announcement that it would simplify its organizational structure and create a single research and development (R@D) organization to oversee innovation across the company. The new structure is expected to enable SAP to accelerate innovations powered by the SAP HANA platform for existing and new products, drive a cloud-first approach for the

frictionless commerce  part comes from the Frictionless Commerce acquisition in 2006, apparently now reports to Ariba, and belongs to that R&D budget. The idea is to merge SAP SRM’s direct materials sourcing expertise with Ariba’s traditional expertise in sourcing, contract management, spend analysis, and procurement of indirect materials. Dalgaard’s start with SAP might not have been on the right foot either after spilling the beans of sorts, i.e., by publicly saying that SAP Business ByDesign ’s architecture was Read More

SAP to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions


SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012, there was no inkling of this development. At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was

frictionless commerce  much earlier acquisition of Frictionless Commerce (now SAP Sourcing On-Demand ), were not making a dent in Ariba or Emptoris' armor (my colleague Phil Reney compared the scale of Crossgate vs. Ariba to that of Google+ vs. Facebook ). That's why SAP and Ariba have had many on–off attempts at the Ariba Network alliance in the past. Plus, now with SuccessFactors and Ariba in its fold, SAP's cloud revenues will be close to $1B, which is some serious cloud cred, albeit still only 4% of SAP's total revenues Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary


GXS, a business to business e-commerce pioneer, announced its acquisition of channel management specialist HAHT Commerce. However, despite a good complementary fit, enlarged customer base, and improved cross-selling opportunity (especially to existing customers in the retail sector), some challenges will have to be overcome and a more detailed strategy will have to be fleshed out.

frictionless commerce  Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary Event Summary A refutation of the claim that the ongoing consolidation in the enterprise application space has of late largely been about pilfering install base, increasing market share, and saving the costs of economy of scale -based product, might be the recent merger of two players in the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce arena, which claim that the rationale for their merger is to provide a more comprehensive Read More

NetSuite Cements Its Cloud E-commerce Stature via Venda


NetSuite recently acquired Venda, the U.K. provider of e-commerce platform Venda Convergent Commerce Platform. NetSuite already offers a multi-channel e-commerce software platform, SuiteCommerce, which has seen strong growth over the last couple of years, and the company believes the acquisition will improve SuiteCommerce’s feature set and help NetSuite expand in Europe.

frictionless commerce  Cements Its Cloud E-commerce Stature via Venda NetSuite recently acquired Venda , the U.K. provider of e-commerce platform Venda Convergent Commerce Platform . In addition to handling omnichannel e-commerce interactions, Venda’s platform manages in-store marketing and order fulfillment/logistics. Its customers include some of the world’s leading brands, especially British retailers such as Tesco F&F Clothing, Boohoo.com, Laura Ashley, Little Tikes, TK Maxx, and Arsenal Football Club. Read More

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), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS). Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management (TMS), supply chain planning (SCP), and omni-channel enterprise order management. These capabilities have been “all the rage” and a new growth engine of late, causing Manhattan Associates to rebrand itself as a “supply chain commerce solutions” provider.

frictionless commerce  Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions with an impressive array of profitable and growth quarters (20 or so in a row). The company has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS), but Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management (TMS) Read More

Bank is First Mover in Canadian E-Commerce


TD Bank of Canada has entered into a partnership with Commerce One to create an E-purchasing marketplace in Canada. As the first such endeavor, the bank hopes to capture both mind- and marketshare before the inevitable competitors crowd in.

frictionless commerce  is First Mover in Canadian E-Commerce Event Summary TD Bank (Toronto-Dominion Bank) of Canada (NYSE: TD) is creating a Canadian marketplace to bring E-purchasing and other services to Canadian companies. The bank is partnering with Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) to create the marketplace and will make Commerce One's other networks available to its customers. (See TEC News Analysis articles: Commerce One to Procure for the Antipodes...and Elsewhere and Commerce One Goes High, Wide and PeopleSoft ). Read More

Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies


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Symix Systems’ Slips Into Red During Its E-Commerce Transition


On April 20, Symix Systems, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2000. The operating loss is attributed to the Company's continuing investment in its e-business operations, and the delayed rebound of the traditional enterprise systems market following the Y2K-caused slowdown.

frictionless commerce  Systems’ Slips Into Red During Its E-Commerce Transition Symix Systems' Slips Into Red During Its E-Commerce Transition P.J. Jakovljevic - June 7, 2000 Event Summary As reported in the press release on the company's Web site, on April 20, Symix Systems, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2000. While total revenue for the quarter was comparable to that reported for the same period last year, the Company has realized an operating loss of $1.2 Read More

Legal Considerations in E-commerce


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EAI Vendor Extricity Teams with Moai to Automate E-Commerce Systems


Enterprise Application Integration vendor Extricity announced a business-to-business alliance with Moai Technologies, Inc., to provide a full-range of automated e-commerce systems. Moai’s Dynamic Commerce Markup Language (DCML) is an XML-standard compliant language for dynamic commerce markets, and combined with Extricity’s B2B platform, the vendors hope to better integrate e-commerce business processes.

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Order Management, and the Rise of Multichannel Commerce


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frictionless commerce  Management, and the Rise of Multichannel Commerce Order management and fulfillment has gotten more complicated. We all know that. At one time, the order management process might have been as simple as taking the order, applying the lead time, meeting the desired order delivery date, tracking the order status, invoicing the customer, and handling any subsequent returns. Multichannel commerce has changed this, while customers have become more demanding. As many companies’ operations have become more Read More

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