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What is SRFM?
The planning, execution and partner collaboration processes of nearly all companies today are driven by a

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: What is SRFM? What is SRFM? Blake Johnson - April 23, 2004 Read Comments Introduction The planning, execution and partner collaboration processes of nearly all companies today are driven by a plan , itself typically part forecast, part performance target. Together, the plan and these core processes are at the heart of almost everything a company does—from MRP output, to commitments to customers and suppliers, to internal performance targets and the bonuses that depend on them, to the financial
4/23/2004

Usability
Poor usability leads to irritation and fatigue and it has an adverse impact on the usage experience. In an on-line shopping web site, it can lead to loss of revenues. Poor usability in business applications leads to increased help desk costs. On the other hand, better usability makes our usage experience more fun and can increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: Usability Usability S. Ketharaman - February 15, 2004 Read Comments Introduction There have been several reasons given over the years to explain the success of Microsoft s software products. Rarely has usability featured in these discussions. Many of us would recall how painful it was to draw a table in WordStar or WordPerfect . Microsoft Word made it simple, intuitive and fun to draw tables. The same goes for text formatting, mail merge, envelope printing, and so on. Extra wide screens in many software
2/15/2004

IBI + IBM = EAI
The latest entrant in the race to support IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 is Information Builders (IBI) with its Middleware Technology Group's 'Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator'. The product provides SQL access to over 80 different data sources, and should prove a good fit with MQSI. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: IBI + IBM = EAI IBI + IBM = EAI M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Event Summary Information Builders (IBI) , has announced support for IBM s (NYSE: IBM) MQSeries Integrator Version 2 via IBI s Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator product. The combination of the two products provides application support on over 35 different platforms and over 120 relational, non-relational, transaction, and application sources. Information Builders has worked with IBM to
12/14/2000

Peregrine Hatches an e-
Peregrine Systems announced its Get.It! solution suite for the company Intranet. Peregrine's first self-service solution is corporate e-purchasing, and uses Commerce One's MarketSite.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: Peregrine Hatches an e- Peregrine Hatches an e- D. Geller - December 15, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary Peregrine Software, up to now a specialist in software for infrastructure management, has moved into the eCommerce arena with its first offering. Their Get.It solution will allow employees to acquire assets by buying, leasing or taking from existing stock. Market Impact Peregrine seems to be avoiding the crowded market for consumables procurement to specialize on assets, which is close to their
12/15/1999

Sun Buys Cobalt
Sun has finally decided to move into the server appliance arena, by purchasing Cobalt Networks, a leader in that marketplace.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: Sun Buys Cobalt Sun Buys Cobalt R. Krause - September 29, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - September 29, 2000 Event Summary September 19, 2000 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. has said it will acquire Cobalt Networks in a stock-swap deal valued at roughly $2 Billion. Sun is a leading manufacturer of Unix-based computers, while Cobalt is a leading manufacturer of computers known as server appliances . Server appliances are specialized variations of the servers commonly used as enterprise computing systems in a
9/29/2000

Layer 3 or Bust
Extreme Networks has once again seized the number one position in Layer 3 Ports shipped for the first quarter of 2000.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: Layer 3 or Bust Layer 3 or Bust G. Duhaime - June 12, 2000 Read Comments G. Duhaime - June 12 , 2000 Event Summary Extreme Networks, Inc. continues its dominance in the Layer 3 switching market. It is the number one provider in the Layer 3 market place for both 10/100 Mbps as well as Gigabit Ethernet ports. According to a report released by Dell Oro Group, Extreme Networks holds 24% of the 10/100 MB layer 3 switch market. Along with capturing the 10/100 MB market, Extreme has totally dominated the Gigabit
6/12/2000

Way To Go, Ross Systems!
Although Ross Systems today is merely a shadow of a once solid profitable vendor, its embattled management deserves accolades for tenacity and pulling off a third consecutive profitable quarter, thereby remaining in the race.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: Way To Go, Ross Systems! Way To Go, Ross Systems! P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2001 Read Comments P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2001 Event Summary On September 17, Ross Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSS), a provider of ERP and e-business solutions for mid-market process manufacturers, announced a profit of $0.4 million for its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended June 30, 2001. The results represent a $5.5 million improvement over the prior year s quarter (See Figure 1). Nonetheless, total revenues for the
10/23/2001

Future Compatible
Companies contemplating upgrading or replacing their enterprise resource planning systems should evaluate whether the change will be compatible with future ERP II deployment strategies. This article examines the future of enterprise business applications and the requirements to ensure future compatibility.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: and why it is importance that user organizations not merely look to remain on a supported version. If they have any intention of protecting their business in the future, these organizations must ensure future compatibility. This article has been sponsored by SYSPRO Old Business Drivers In the 1990 s ERP emerged as a welcome enabler of enterprise-centric process optimization. Since then, organizations have been on a continuous upgrade path that has seen at least two major iterations of the ERP concept
7/15/2004

ERP Plus and Beyond
ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: ERP Plus and Beyond ERP Plus and Beyond P.J. Jakovljevic - December 15, 2005 Read Comments ERP Plus Although PowerCerv (now Verticent ) did not intentionally focused on any particular industry, its product has found place within many metal fabricators in a make-to-order (MTO), configure-to-order (CTO), and make-to-stock (MTS) environments. This may very well help Verticent to secure its position in the competitive ERP landscape. For additional information on Verticent s background see The Strengths of a
12/15/2005

The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.

IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH: The Proof Is in the ROI The Proof Is in the ROI Lawson Abinanti - March 30, 2004 Read Comments Introduction In helping clients develop their marketing position, I tell them that sooner or later, they have to dig down to uncover the truth about their products. Not what they think (and hope) is the products true nature and value, or what it was designed to be, but the real, bedrock truth. Digging takes effort, and you may not find what you thought was down there. But it s necessary, because you had
3/30/2004


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