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ERP Multisite Costing Challenge and Solution
Significant management issues posed by multisite manufacturing environments include optimizing resource use at each site and delivering the lowest possible cost

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How to Embrace CRM and Make it Succeed in Your Organization


Customer relationship management (CRM) is growing in importance as a competitive tool. However, a successful CRM solution must consider many factors, including a well-defined implementation strategy, the people factor, and the need for integration with the incumbent enterprise resource planning solution. If these conditions are met, CRM can have a dramatic impact on internal processes, customer satisfaction, and company profitability.

glossary ilm  Typical Case Scenario Summary Glossary of Terms Introduction The concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is not a new one. Slogans, such as The customer is always right, and The customer is king, have long permeated the culture of many companies cognizant of the importance of their customer base as sources of future business. Today, however, as competitive pressures multiply, the concept of Customer Relationship Management is enjoying renewed emphasis as a way to add to revenues and gain Read More

Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape event. Grape Escape has become a June fixture over past several years, right after the high traveling season to major vendors’ events subsides and before everyone takes their summer vacations. It is a signature event that showcases the intimate analyst relationships (AR) and

glossary ilm  Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape event . Grape Escape has become a June fixture over past several years, right after the high traveling season to major vendors’ events subsides and before everyone takes their summer vacations. It is a signature event that showcases the intimate analyst relationships (AR) and event expertise that JRocket Marketing Read More

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2000


SQL Server 2000, the next major release of SQL Server 7, is Microsoft’s SQL 7 release of its database both re-architected and re-written. Microsoft has high hopes for the latest version in a market that was worth $8 Billion in 1999, an 18% increase over 1998. What remains to be seen is whether it will attract customers not already using SQL Server.

glossary ilm  IT and QA staffs. Glossary of Terms Distributed Internet Architecture: Microsoft's term (originally invented for Windows NT) to describe the components that make up its enterprise network architecture built into Windows 2000. It includes software that collectively provides a Web-enabled infrastructure for an organization. ActiveX: A software module based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) architecture. It enables a program to add functionality by calling ready-made components that blend in and Read More

Ariba Successes Highlight Standards Wars


California based Ariba saw its stock rise 20% (by 17.88 points to 107.88) on August 11, with continued rises into the low 120's for the rest of the week.

glossary ilm  to be approached cautiously. GLOSSARY: XML: Extendable Markup Language): A mark-up language that allows for separation or content and display functions. Read More

Tibco Takes a Pragmatic Approach to Multicasting


Tibco Software and Cisco Systems have co-designed a network delivery method called the PGM (Pragmatic General Multicast) protocol. PGM allows a server to transmit a multicast message only once. The PGM software will then ensure delivery to all of the intended recipients. This is a much-awaited improvement on the existing multicast protocol, where the server has to transmit the message to each client individually, which increases the load on the network.

glossary ilm  are currently in place. Glossary Multicast : To transmit a message to multiple recipients at the same time. Multicast is a one-to-many transmission similar to broadcasting, except that multicasting implies sending to a list of specific users, whereas broadcasting implies sending to everybody. Read More

Manugistics Faces Uncertain Future


Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market. Although a recent restructuring has brought new management and a leaner organization, it remains to be seen whether Manugistics can return to long term profitability.

glossary ilm  a full-fledged ERP vendor. Glossary: ATP - Available to Promise SCM - Supply Chain Management CPG - Consumer Packaged Goods VMI - Vendor Managed Inventory CRM - Customer Relationship Management Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Six: Looking to the Future


Unless all the functional modules have access to and use the same data in near real-time, unless all processes are fully integrated (so that, for example a mobile sales rep can see the live inventory data for order promising), and unless users can seamlessly move from one module to another, we are not talking about coherency but rather about the hodgepodge of disconnected (or very loosely connected, in the best scenario) islands of information.

glossary ilm  evolution. There is a Glossary for the terms italicized throughout this article. Summary As mentioned earlier, knowing the history and evolution of enterprise software is essential to understand its current application and its future developments. ERP was an important step in an ongoing evolution of computer tools that began in the 1960s. Each evolutionary step is built on the fundamentals and principles developed within the previous one. It should be noted that the underpinning of the most sophisticated Read More

WorldCom SPRINTs, Nokia/Visa Pays Bill, & Service Providers Gear for Wireless Tsunami


Ready for another Internet Tsunami? Broadband and Wireless ubiquitous infrastructures are coming into place at a rapid rate. Digital Business Service Providers (DBSPs) are scrambling to get ready. Users should be thinking now about the impact on their digital business.

glossary ilm  meshes will get tighter. Glossary AOL: America OnLine DBSP: Digital Business Service Provider. This is a service provider who incorporates or provides at least one of (1) translating business strategies into digital business strategies, usually implying connectivity to the Internet, (2) web creative design and architecture, (3) implementation, and systems integration, backend development, firewalls, and (4) continued support and digital business solution maintenance. End-to-end DBSP: Provides a complete Read More

The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business


In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being big doesn't mean being slow, as these Behemoths have demonstrated – once they tuned in to the new market realities.

glossary ilm  //www-1.ibm.com/financing/webprod.nsf/ID/4ce04b Glossary ASP - Application Service Provider CIO - Chief Information Officer DBSP - Digital Business Service Provider Dot-com - company with an Internet based business, and generally the name reflects its web URL. IPO - Initial Public Offering SI - Systems Integrator T&M -Time and Materials Read More

5 Common Hurdles During the ERP Selection Process-And How You Can Avoid Them


With so many different enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, selecting the right solution can be extremely time-consuming and daunting. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly three-quarters of manufacturers are dissatisfied with their current systems. However, following a clearly defined selection process—and learning from the mistakes of others—can drastically improve your chances of success.

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Finding Your Way Around E-commerce


Breaking into E-commerce can have you going in circles. This document provides an E-Commerce Roadmap to both prepare you for your trip and keep you from bumping into the bigger obstacles.

glossary ilm  all the best circles. Glossary: ROI: Return on Investment. B2B: Business to business. MyPage approach: providing users with a customized first page within a website OLTP: On-line transaction processing Read More

Information Lifecycle Management: A Perspective


A new trend is emerging in the world of storage management, and it’s called information lifecycle management (ILM). Just what it is, however, varies significantly from vendor to vendor. Generally, ILM is a strategy for policy-based information management. Its mandate: to provide centralized management of all information assets, aligning storage resources with the value of the data residing in them.

glossary ilm  Lifecycle Management: A Perspective A new trend is emerging in the world of storage management, and it’s called information lifecycle management (ILM). Just what it is, however, varies significantly from vendor to vendor. Generally, ILM is a strategy for policy-based information management. Its mandate: to provide centralized management of all information assets, aligning storage resources with the value of the data residing in them. Read More

Oracle Information Lifecycle Management and Pillar Axiom


Oracle has information lifecycle management (ILM) functionality integrated in its database product, but its value still relies heavily on the customer buying various tiers of storage dedicated to ILM. It seems that when implementing an ILM solution, saving money can be an expensive proposition. Find out how one company decided to “think inside the box” and work with Oracle to solve the ILM storage problems.

glossary ilm  Information Lifecycle Management and Pillar Axiom Oracle has information lifecycle management (ILM) functionality integrated in its database product, but its value still relies heavily on the customer buying various tiers of storage dedicated to ILM. It seems that when implementing an ILM solution, saving money can be an expensive proposition. Find out how one company decided to “think inside the box” and work with Oracle to solve the ILM storage problems. Read More

Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains


Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to handle the complexities of promotion causing false reports and inaccurate invoices. Small and medium businesses (SMB) have had limited choices, until now.

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