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RFID Architecture Strategy
Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus

functional strategy  Model, together with the Functional Model and the Reference Architecture provide a robust foundation for any RFID Architecture Strategy by: Deconstructing the complexity of RFID by providing a layered view Identifying the impact of RFID on existing layers within the Enterprise Identifying new layers to be implemented by the Enterprise Providing a framework to analyze RFID Business Requirements to articulate RFID Application Requirements. Providing a framework to design RFID Application Scenarios within

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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Razorfish: A Pure Play Offering Digital Strategy


Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are becoming more experienced, and are serious competitors to the more traditional strategists. However, Razorfish is developing niche expertise in these areas.

functional strategy  these phases are four functional consulting units consisting of, respectively: Strategy - including value needs analysis for users of the business and branding User Experience group which develops the user experience of the website ranging from sounds to other multimedia and image Technology - hardcore architects, systems analysts, and programmers Producers - as with a movie set, these are the people who coordinate web designers and marketing, and orchestrate the creation of the e-business Currently, Read More

Project Management Office: Framework Strategy


IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of corporate strategy. This document outlines best practices to centralize and deliver a scalable and robust project management framework strategy.

functional strategy  managing projects within large functional organizations. It is imperative that this initiative achieves the following primary goals. Establish Alignment with PMBOK Nine Knowledge Areas Areas It is essential that the creation and implementation of project management processes and techniques be consistent with this internationally recognized standard. This will enable project managers to learn and apply the preferred, industry-accepted methods of project management, and will ensure that they are familiar Read More

SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy


SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy.

functional strategy  could produce an extremely functional product. This product should have greater breadth and depth of function than any existing product and with a migration path for the SSA Global customer. Some confusion and apprehension existed at the user conference in this area. Although SSA Global is currently working on the conversion product, users must remember that SSA Global has continually stressed that users will not be forced onto this new product, that the company will not sunset the existing products and Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

functional strategy  build both the new functional components and common services Open SOA was instrumental in the successful first phase of Infor’s interoperability strategy, acting as the architectural foundation for application data sharing and integration. Phase one is now drawing to a close, as Open SOA is now included in 25 of the most widely adopted Infor applications.  Infor ION is phase two of the strategy, introducing new software services that simplify the configuration and management of data sharing, business Read More

Positioning Starts With A Message Strategy


In business-to-business (B2B) software marketing, you'll get little debate about the importance of positioning. Yet few B2B software companies do it well, thus failing to set themselves apart from their competitors. There are many reasons for this void, and this column will help fill one big one by describing the business process of creating effective, compelling message strategies for your products or services.

functional strategy  Starts With A Message Strategy Introduction If positioning is one of the most misunderstood concepts in business-to-business (B2B) software marketing—which it is—part of the problem is that it can seem vague or difficult to develop and apply. Are we talking strategy or tactics? Who can dispute the importance of positioning in a strategic sense—communicating the unique benefit of your software product? In Crossing the Chasm , Geoffrey Moore writes, Positioning is the single largest Read More

NetSuite Two-tier ERP Strategy Kit


If you are a multi-company enterprise, then this Two-tier ERP Strategy Kit will show you how to grow your satellite divisions while cutting costs. Including analyst research, whitepapers, and real-world case studies, this Kit shows how you can equip your subsidiaries with a more agile, flexible cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system while maintaining your headquarters on-premise ERP instance of SAP or Oracle.

functional strategy  Two-tier ERP Strategy Kit If you are a multi-company enterprise, then this Two-tier ERP Strategy Kit will show you how to grow your satellite divisions while cutting costs. Including analyst research, whitepapers, and real-world case studies, this Kit shows how you can equip your subsidiaries with a more agile, flexible cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system while maintaining your headquarters on-premise ERP instance of SAP or Oracle. Read More

Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI) product strategy, whereby the company is breaking apart the business performance management (BPM) family of products. To that end, Microsoft will include the monitoring and analytic functionality within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, while seriously

functional strategy  customers and extend their functionality. As I think about it, this was the only move for the FRx product suite that made sense. The product line was to have been superseded by MOPPS, but now remains in play after Microsoft reversing its decision from 2006. More than 130,000 businesses use the Microsoft FRx product as a widespread cult-like mid-market solution for generating financial statements (income statement or profit & loss [P&L] statement and balance sheet reports). As a matter of interest, the Read More

Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy


Dell Computer announced its plans to provide Internet-based, automated customer support.

functional strategy  Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy R.A. Krause - September 3rd, 1999 Event Summary On August 25th, Dell Computer Corporation said it will provide, over the Internet, advanced customer support capabilities that will eventually help all Dell systems detect, diagnose and resolve most of their own problems automatically without human interaction. Market Impact Dell is getting in early on the overall electronic support marketplace, Read More

Epicor's Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP


I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some of the highlights of Epicor’s vision and strategy for cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). Epicor has since 2010 offered a scaled-back Epicor Express Edition of the Epicor 9 (Epicor ERP) solution. The express edition is

functional strategy  s Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some of the highlights of Epicor’s vision and strategy for cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). Epicor has since 2010 offered a scaled-back Epicor Express Edition of the Epicor 9 (Epicor ERP) solution. The express edition is targeted at smaller businesses and delivered as multi-tenant Read More

SalesLogix Product Strategy and Vision


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functional strategy  Product Strategy and Vision A customer relationship management (CRM) solution can enhance your overall business performance by integrating your front- and back-office activities, now and in the future. There are five key considerations involved in an effective CRM implementation. The first is the quality of your customer and business data. Secondly, it’s important to maximize user adoption. Learn about the other three and how you stand to benefit. Read More

So What: The Big Test of Your Positioning Strategy


Failing to ask "so what?" of a positioning statement can mean losing an opportunity to communicate what is really important to the target market, and to gain some credibility.

functional strategy  What: The Big Test of Your Positioning Strategy Overview A good positioning statement needs to be important, believable, and unique or your target audience will ignore your marketing efforts. You can sum it up in two words: So what?! If this question pushes you to answer with a more compelling benefit, your first positioning statement did not make the cut. A Good Reality Check: Don't Go Out There without It Have you ever been in one of those corporate restrooms where there's a full-length mirror near Read More

Breakthrough Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy


For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level, but day-to-day activities and performance metrics are not connected to them. As a result, organizations can measure performance, but can’t manage it. The key to breakthrough performance management is tying performance metrics, resources, and risks to strategic objectives.

functional strategy  Performance Management: Tying Performance Metrics to Business Strategy For many organizations, there is a disconnect between strategy and day-to-day activities. Strategy, resources, and risks are discussed at the executive level, but day-to-day activities and performance metrics are not connected to them. As a result, organizations can measure performance, but can’t manage it. The key to breakthrough performance management is tying performance metrics, resources, and risks to strategic object Read More

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part One: Event Summary


For years, Catalyst International was a leading public WMS/SCE vendor before missteps by its previous management team caused serious problems in strategy and execution. Over the past few years Catalyst's turnaround strategy has returned it to growth and profitability. As a result, it has recently been acquired by ComVest, a wealthy, private investment firm. This development may indicate private equity investors' renewed interest in this market and might validate the company's turnaround strategy that began in late 2001. Still, the question remains whether the anticipated infusion of capital from ComVest will enable Catalyst to become a consolidator and rejoin its mightier direct competitors in the industry's upper echelon.

functional strategy  system that manages the functional requirements of a warehouse/distribution center (DC). Most of its revenues still derive from sales of its core WMS, customization work (modifications), support, and hardware. Within SCE, Catalyst's former management remained focused squarely—and for quite a while, successfully—on WMS to the exclusion of complementary functionality such as transportation management systems (TMS) and labor management systems (LMS). Although limiting itself to WMS, Catalyst did explore Read More