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Improving Business Integration for a Competitive Advantage in the Mid-market
Mid-market companies can level the competitive playing field by using business integration technology. Integrated processes reduce costs by decreasing data

integration market  looking to procure business integration software are faced with a market that is shaped like a “dumbbell.” On one side, there are a host of sophisticated, high-end solutions that deliver significant capability but can cost millions of dollars and take months or even years to implement. On the other side are numerous inexpensive solutions that can be installed quickly but lack the functionality that many mid-market businesses require. With a clearer understanding of the characteristics of mid-market

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Understanding Integration in the SMB Market


Small and medium businesses (SMB) generally purchase integration solutions that conform to plans of their larger business partners. Their decisions are reactive, rather than proactive. Understanding the SMB market can help integration solution providers better understand SMB needs. This white paper addresses integration in the SMB market in two parts: the first deals with understanding the nature of the SMB market; the second deals with what SMB integration solutions should address.

integration market  Integration in the SMB Market Small and medium businesses (SMB) generally purchase integration solutions that conform to plans of their larger business partners. Their decisions are reactive, rather than proactive. Understanding the SMB market can help integration solution providers better understand SMB needs. This white paper addresses integration in the SMB market in two parts: the first deals with understanding the nature of the SMB market; the second deals with what SMB integration Read More

To Gain Market Share in the Mid-Market, SAP Leaves No Stone Unturned


The star above small and medium businesses (SMB) has never been so bright. CRM solution vendors are courting this market segment extensively. This is the second of a series of articles that look at strategies deployed by major enterprise solution vendors to attract the SMB decision makers and whether those vendors are ''dumbing down'' their enterprise software for the mid-market. This article evaluates SAP's mid-market solutions and its implementation approach.

integration market  decisive factors such as integration costs, usability, architecture, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). SAP offers mySAP All-in-One as an integrated ERP/CRM solution. The combined solution reduces the integration complexity and TCO when, and only when, the integration is with SAP's own applications. SAP Strategy SAP is tapping a large installed customer base, knowing that that is where its solution will best sell. Patrick Hickey claims that nearly 58% of SAP installations worldwide are in companies with Read More

BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation


The BI market is ripe for consolidation, but not necessarily for the reason of capturing the scarce remaining market share like in the ERP case, but more likely for the reasons of garnering the most complete CPM portfolio.

integration market  to facilitate access and integration of data outside their own environment. Thus, the BI vendors need to establish as strong a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors, some of which have begun to embed BI within their relational databases, catch up, despite BI's proven staying power within IT departments. Further, the BI vendors have earned the reputation of selling big BI infrastructure deals but leaving it to IT departments within user enterprises to figure out and Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 4: Market Predictions


ERP will be redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, ERP systems will include customer and supplier-centric processes as well. The conclusive evidence of this redefinition is the move of all major ERP players into CRM and SCM applications.

integration market  value proposition of uneasy integration to existing back-office systems can be much more than prospects are prepared to digest it at this stage. Therefore, we predict that within the next three years, over 70% of the license revenue of the SCM market and over 50% of the license revenue of the CRM market will come from current ERP vendors (70% probability). Currently, these figures are estimated to be less than 30%. By the same token, we predict that within the same time period, more than 60% of ERP Read More

PC Market Figures Show Compaq, Dell, and HP Lead


The desktop PC market is turning from a five-way fight into a three-way horse race, led by Dell, Compaq, and HP.

integration market  Market Figures Show Compaq, Dell, and HP Lead PC Market Figures Show Compaq, Dell, and HP Lead R. Krause - August 23, 2000 Event Summary Recent figures compiled by IDC show that Compaq Computer Corporation maintains a slim lead over Dell Computer Corporation in worldwide (WW) PC shipments, while Dell extends its lead in the US PC market. Jumping into third place in both US and WW market shares is Hewlett-Packard, whose year-over-year growth rates led all of the major PC manufacturers by a significant Read More

EAI Market Consolidation Continues With Peregrine Acquisition of Extricity


Peregrine Systems, Inc. a provider of Electronic Market Enablement and Infrastructure Management solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Extricity, Inc. Extricity will contribute its B2B relationship management software as Peregrine creates a digital business offering that provides a full range of software products and managed Internet services using Peregrine’s Get2Connect global trading network.

integration market  classified as Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) vendors continues to shrink quickly. On the heels of the Sybase acquisition of New Era of Networks (NEON), IONA 's purchase of Saga 's Sagavista technology from Software AG , and others, it is now clear that access to capital for continued product development and marketing is becoming more difficult for the smaller vendors, and partnerships and acquisitions are the current solution. Extricity has been a player in the market the vendor refers to as Read More

The Net Market of the August Moon


Calico Commerce has opened up a subsidiary to sell its business-to-business software products to the Japanese market.

integration market  Net Market of the August Moon The Net Market of the August Moon D. Geller - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Whether you think of it as 10,800,000,000,000 (10.8 quadrillion yen) or as merely $100 billion, the B2B opportunities in Japan are tremendous. Calico Commerce intends to be a major power behind that flow of currency by providing tools to build net marketplaces, and has announced the opening of Calico Japan K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary. Calico Japan will sell localized versions of Calico Market Read More

Informatica Adding a Cloud Workflow Angle to Data Integration


Informatica Corporation, an independent provider of data integration software, recently acquired Active Endpoints, a private business process management (BPM) provider. As a public company with over $800 million in annual revenue and over $500 million in cash, Informatica seems to be a great new home for Active Endpoints’ technology and customers. Not only will Active Endpoints technology be

integration market  Workflow Angle to Data Integration Informatica Corporation , an independent provider of data integration software, recently acquired Active Endpoints , a private business process management (BPM) provider. As a public company with over $800 million in annual revenue and over $500 million in cash, Informatica seems to be a great new home for Active Endpoints’ technology and customers. Not only will Active Endpoints technology be integrated throughout Informatica’s product line, but Informatica Read More

Real Media Goes To Market


Internet advertising firm Real Media has decided to file for an IPO, at last joining its major competitors, DoubleClick and Engage.

integration market  Media Goes To Market Event Summary Real Media (NASDAQ: RLMD proposed) has been in the Internet advertising business as long as anyone. But, unlike its competition it has remained a private company, with 71 percent owned by a print advertising filer, PubliGroupe, and 12 percent by a subsidiary of Advance Publications. The company has now chosen to go with an initial offering of up to $75 million of its common stock. The proceeds of the offering are intended for general corporate purposes. These include Read More

Epicor Announces iScala Integration with Epicor ICE Business Architecture


Epicor Software Corporation announced the latest release of Epicor iScala (version 3.0) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, featuring integration to the Epicor ICE business architecture. Epicor Software Corporation provides business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. The integration of Epicor iScala with Epicor ICE will add next

integration market  Announces iScala Integration with Epicor ICE Business Architecture Epicor Software Corporation announced the latest release of Epicor iScala (version 3.0) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, featuring integration to the Epicor ICE business architecture. Epicor Software Corporation provides business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. The integration of Epicor iScala with Epicor ICE will add next-generation technologies to the iScala Read More

10 Strategies for Choosing a Mid-Market ERP Solution


Find out in 10 strategies for choosing a mid-market ERP solution.

integration market  Strategies for Choosing a Mid-Market ERP Solution Are you a midsized company looking for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution? Now's a great time to buy. Not only are the traditional mid-market ERP vendors hungry for your business, but so are the big players. Top-tier ERP vendors like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft are chasing midsized buyers like never before. And everyone's willing to compete to make you their customer. So how do you make the most of this information? Find out in 10 Strategies Read More

Information Security Firewalls Market Report Part Two: Current Market Trends and User Recommendations


Numerous firewall solutions exist in the market. However, decision makers can wade through the thousands of product criteria to find the right solution by properly prioritizing company’s needs, avoiding common pitfalls, and through proper research.

integration market  Security Firewalls Market Report Part Two: Current Market Trends and User Recommendations Introduction Firewalls are crucial for companies with information on-line. However, because the security market is mature and well-established, decision makers need to know more than whether to pick an appliance or software firewall. They need to know how to pick the right firewall based on their companies' needs. This can be a daunting experience, given the thousands of criteria each solution has. To help Read More

10-second Supplier Integration Test


"I recently had lunch with a colleague from a major international consumer goods manufacturer and we looked at the results for his company. There were a handful of vendors touting solutions for his company s integration requirements. The colleague works right at the heart of these processes with good visibility into both the business side of the house and IT. And he was shocked at the results."

integration market  second Supplier Integration Test I recently had lunch with a colleague from a major international consumer goods manufacturer and we looked at the results for his company. There were a handful of vendors touting solutions for his company s integration requirements. The colleague works right at the heart of these processes with good visibility into both the business side of the house and IT. And he was shocked at the results. Read More

Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements


While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors, be the year of delivering products under their own steam as to counteract the onslaught by Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts.

integration market  3.5 extends Outlook email integration capabilities, while adding task and appointment synchronization. For users of Microsoft Outlook, IMPACT CRM 3.5 will optionally use the MS Outlook email editor for composing emails, making available the full editing, spell check, formatting and other facilities that Outlook provides. The contents of sent email messages are automatically copied as activities in IMPACT CRM. In addition, incoming MS Outlook email messages along with any document attachments can be Read More