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State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

functions primary market  specialists to perform specific functions within their HR operations. One example is payroll management. Many SMBs rely on third-party providers to manage their payroll. In addition, more and more companies are approaching third-party providers to take on other HR functionality as well. It has become an increasingly popular way to improve basic services while allowing HR professionals time to play a more strategic role in their organizations. On the flip side, while HR is important to executives, many Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

functions primary market  strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come down to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle , SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft , SSA Global , Geac , Intentia , etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products. As usual, the enterprise vendors will bet on Read More

Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item information, category planning and review, assortment, pricing, promotions, warehouse replenishment, multichannel ordering, store replenishment, forecasting, and order determination.

functions primary market  strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come down to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle , SAP , PeopleSoft , SSA Global , Geac , Intentia , etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products. As usual, the enterprise vendors will bet on leveraging Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 5: Recommendations


Winning ERP products will demonstrate deep industry functionality and tight integration with best-of-bread ‘bolt-on’ products in a particular vertical. Users should focus on the handful of business objectives they need to achieve and the ways to measure their success.

functions primary market  whereby manufacturing and distribution functions will become intermingled. The large vendors have inherent advantages and incentives to develop needed competencies: their installed base, their market clout, and their ability to commit resources to development. To separate themselves from the rest of the pack, they will either (1) have to use those internal resources to develop their own extended products and capabilities, or (2) have to buy/use someone else''s superior technology/product, particularly Read More

What Plant-level Systems Can Do for the Enterprise Market


To gain the competitive edge, enterprises are seeking tools to break information silos. Collaborative planning and manufacturing has given plant-level systems a whole new meaning.

functions primary market  product traceability are similar functions designed to provide a complete history of a serialized item or a group of items. In addition to locally generated production data, most systems can include similar information on components going into the finished product. As a result of these changes, a major paradigm shift is occurring. Plant-level information customarily used to manage an isolated plant floor department or function, is being given a much broader, tactical role. This information is being used Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT


Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

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Competitive Advantage in a Saturated Market: How Will the Big Few Do It?


Given the current saturation of the application market, and trends in acquisitions major vendors will be searching for a viable competitive advantage. There will likely be few, very large vendors with products for a very large percentage of business, and many smaller vendors, with products tightly focused on specific vertical markets.

functions primary market  when replacement vendors offer functions not available from the incumbent. Marginal business benefits may exist, but it is also the exception when these benefits can justify the expense and disruption associated with a change. For the most part, any highly discounted schemes or offers are probably not worth the disruption, exasperation, man-hours, change management, and money spent on the new implementation, integration and data conversion. It is especially less appealing if a company is replacing a funct Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends


In this unique question and answer series, vendors were given the opportunity to put forth their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues. The questions posed to willing participants of this opinion poll are elaborated on here.

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The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

functions primary market  all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human resources/payroll, and manufacturing & logistics (See Essential ERP - Its Functional Scope for more details). We also believe that having an ERP system is a prerequisite in most business environments to fully take advantage of the latest business information processing trends, such as collaborative e-Business and customer relationship management (CRM). For a list of the major ERP vendors and their market share, see Read More

10 Strategies for Choosing a Mid-Market ERP Solution


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Mid-market Strategies: Innovation for the Midsize Enterprise


Small and midsize companies must improve their decision-making abilities to respond quickly to changing market conditions—and compete with larger competitors. Better decision making means having the right insight into the right information. Performance management solutions can help by linking strategy with execution so managers have the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. Learn more.

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ERP Solutions Checklist for the Mid-Market


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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

functions primary market  responsibility (CSR), and sustainability functions of a retailer. In addition, SAP’s corporate operations solutions may be implemented in a shared services environment, which helps turn administrative functions into a service for the business—improving control, visibility, and compliance, while freeing up valuable resources for strategic tasks. Strategic Technology —SAP’s enabling technology allows retailers to support real-time, integrated end-to-end processes, whether on the latest and most cost Read More

PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays


There has been an intensifying hullabaloo in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and incumbent Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors defending their turf. PeopleSoft expands its forays outside the US with its recent announcements.

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