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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

history of scm  earnings quarter in its history at US$0.43 for Q3 2009. Conversely, JDA’s Q3 revenue was somewhat stagnant, while privately held RedPrairie did not disclose any performance for its Q3. Additionally, Manhattan’s stock is valued more highly than JDA’s, with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio nearly 80 percent higher.  Regarding the JDA acquiring Manhattan speculation, JDA would have to do that with cash because of Manhattan's high stock P/E ratio. JDA would have to raise a significant amount of cash in Read More...
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The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

history of scm  balance costs. A Brief History Of Globalization In order to understand why we got into the position we are in, it would be useful to take a short history lesson on globalization. Fundamentally, civilizations have been trading in goods and services for centuries. Trading in rare spices, silks, animals and other goods is as old as man. However, when cheap transportation came into being (with steam ships, the internal combustion engine and air transport), and when communications revolutionized the ability of Read More...
BI State of the Market Report
IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the

history of scm  the first time in history that mass communication is a dialogue, not a monologue. More tellingly: The old rules of marketing by age, sex, income, and other identifiers no longer dominate. Targeting the consumers' interests and appealing to their sense of creativity in a way that leaves room for self-expression wins the day. Banner Ads: How Not to Market Online Online banner ads are a cautionary tale. The percentage of people who respond to them has been steadily shrinking. Last year, the average Read More...
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

history of scm  consumer group in the history of the U.S. and represents a dominant future market. Many of the most popular traditional brands are having a tough time appealing to this group, who seem immune to traditional marketing messages and who gravitate to all things new to brands that understand them and speak their language. Their medium of choice is the Internet. It drives diversity and the ability to know what's new in an instant. Companies unable to relate to this group will obviously miss out on a huge Read More...
The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS
The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software

history of scm  The vendor has a history that is characterized by growth and stable finances, and it has made a profit in a total of twenty-five of the twenty-seven years it has been on the market. Even in 2003, despite a continued weak IT market, IBS succeeded in meeting its established objective of making a profit after financial items. This was possible due to heavy cuts in operating costs accompanied competitive solutions and services. Combined these prevented revenue from decreasing by more than five percent, which Read More...
Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation
Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless

history of scm  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More...
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures
This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

history of scm  'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures P.J. Jakovljevic - July 11, 2002 Executive Summary What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses' vaults and largely inaccessible to mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many major companies are Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

history of scm  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

history of scm  it has a longer history and thus the time and resources focused into supporting a wide variety of user requirements. That is, it supports a fairly complete range of criteria for each category so it's likely to apply to a broad base of clients. SugarCRM's chart however is not surprising, when we consider that SugarCRM only recently (mid 2004) introduced its product. It's likely that SugarCRM began by focusing on a few core areas, in particular, as an open source product it would be responding closely to Read More...
Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

history of scm  experience in your industry, history suggests you will lose. Check on the employment longevity of the sales and services teams. If attrition is high, there are likely problems. Make absolutely sure that you go to a user group meeting and don't let the vendor restrict your movements. If they try to control your access to other customers, they have something to hide. There are certainly vendors who have great products and services that don't oversell and overmarket. They have happy customers who have been Read More...
The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness
To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area

history of scm  Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals. Read More...
Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

history of scm  of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not? Introduction When evaluating a point of sale (POS) solution, there are generally two approaches: best-of-breed solutions, and integrated solutions. Both have strengths and weaknesses, according to the information technology (IT) infrastructure. Retailers that have an existing back-office system should evaluate whether it is better to replace their legacy system or to choose a best-of breed solution. For retailers that have neither a back-office system nor a legacy POS Read More...
Fear of the Unknown, the Art of War, and Competitiveness
It is not unusual to use the metaphor of war to construct theories of business competition—substituting competing vendors for the mortal enemy. But what about

history of scm  wish to compete. Endgame History has demonstrated that the concept of competitive advantage is in constant flux. Although numerous attempts have been made to list a certain number of characteristics (such as the service, product differentiation, and so on), the Spanish version of Wikipedia gives a good definition, along the following lines: The list of potential competitive advantages is very long. Nevertheless, it is thought that for a market in constant flux, a competitive advantage does not really Read More...
IDC and Webroot Present: Securing Enterprise Environments against Spyware-Benefits of Best-of-breed Security
The threat of spyware has risen to epidemic levels for many information technology professionals trying to protect their users and network. In response, many

history of scm  and Webroot Present: Securing Enterprise Environments against Spyware-Benefits of Best-of-breed Security The threat of spyware has risen to epidemic levels for many information technology professionals trying to protect their users and network. In response, many security vendors are creating anti-spyware software to seek out spyware and eradicate it from the enterprise network. Webroot's Spy Sweeper Enterprise is just such a product. Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge
Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and

history of scm  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge Introduction Over the past two years it seems not a week has gone by without an editorial about a failed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project. Many articles relate CRM failure to the absence and/or weakness of business objectives driving the CRM initiative. Although this is true, many projects fail due to a poor vendor selection procedure. Starting At The Beginning Of course software tools Read More...

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