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Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis...
 

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SAP Acquires hybris
SAP has rocked the e-commerce/digital commerce world this week with the announcement of its intention to acquire hybris. Whether you believe that this is a

intention leter  the announcement of its intention to acquire hybris . Whether you believe that this is a strategy to specifically address the competitive threat of Salesforce.com or not, SAP is not shy about its intention to use this acquisition, together with  its HANA technology , to attack the retail sector. As omnichannel has become a hot button for several converging retail trends, the e-commerce and digital commerce space has become a hotbed of innovation. The SAP and hybris partnership seeks to raise the ante.

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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The Art of Software Selection: What Would Buddha Do?


“Truth is one; paths are many.” - H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda Buddhism and software selection. Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. As an “aspiring Buddhist,” I’ve come to learn that Buddhist philosophy can find its way into virtually every aspect of one’s life. While ancient Buddhism still remains a mystery to many, it could certainly help shed some light on a few modern-day dilemmas

intention leter  bigger picture. 2. Right intention . What is the reason behind your decision to purchase a new enterprise solution? Is it because you want to get with the times and have the latest technology the market has to offer? Is it because you want to improve operational efficiency? Make sure your intention is for the “right reasons.” In the end, you’ll be glad you did—especially when you see that return on investment (ROI). 3. Right speech . When it comes to convincing the “powers that be” that Read More

Follett Announces Joint Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf, and Follett Digital Reader


Follett School and Library Group today released three applications that will improve the reading experience of Follett eBooks. Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf, and Follett Digital Reader will allow Follett clients to easily access Follett eBooks via computer, laptops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. According to the press release, Follett's intention is to encourage readers to engage with digital

intention leter  the press release, Follett's intention is to encourage readers to engage with digital books as well as to transition toward digital learning. FollettShelf integrates with Follett's Destiny platform (which includes Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Textbook Manager, and Destiny Asset Manager). Read More

PTC Acquires Axeda, Gets Deeper into IoT


PTC has announced its intention to acquire Axeda, a pioneer in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud. This acquisition signals PTC’s commitment to becoming one of the premier technology players in the IoT market.

intention leter  PTC has announced its intention to acquire Axeda , a pioneer in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud. Axeda, for which PTC forked out about $170 million, has approximately 160 employees located primarily in the United States. Its innovative technology, extensive customer base (about 150 companies processing hundreds of millions of machine messages daily across multiple industry sectors), and notable partnerships directly Read More

GLOVIA to be Resuscitated (Hopefully)


Fujitsu Limited announced its intention to acquire 100% ownership of GLOVIA International LLC, a California-based provider of business applications, e-commerce solutions, advanced technology and world-class services for the digital marketplace, in which it currently holds a 30.5% interest.

intention leter  Fujitsu Limited announced its intention to acquire 100% ownership of GLOVIA International LLC, a California-based provider of business applications, e-commerce solutions, advanced technology, and world-class services for the digital marketplace, in which it currently holds a 30.5% interest. Based on a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding and subject to standard transaction closing conditions, Fujitsu intends to acquire by April 2000 the outstanding 69.5% interest in GLOVIA International now held Read More

Siebel Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops Part 1: Recent Announcements


Siebel is finally taking 'the bull by the horns' by acknowledging the integration challenges its customers face, and by addressing that issue. An often troubling aspect of CRM implementations in the past is that the only way IT departments can achieve a full view of the customer is by integrating front-end, customer facing applications (e.g., contact management) with back-office systems, such as billing applications and financial ERP modules.

intention leter  applications software announced its intention to release a set of application integration tools in the second half of 2002. The new products intend make it easier for organizations to exchange data between Siebel's CRM system its other vendors' business applications. A standards-based and vendor-independent application integration solution called Universal Application Network (UNA) is touted to dramatically reduce the need for custom integration, thereby minimizing complexity, speeding deployment and deli Read More

Intentia’s Intents To Be More Fashionable


Intentia remains solid, with both a new product portfolio and an increase in license revenue. The company, which is unimpeded by the current economic slump, finally seems to be realizing that it needs to achieve stronger global brand recognition well beyond its esoteric apparel/fashion vertical stronghold.

intention leter  in 2000 with the intention to ensure the company will continue to generate higher license revenue within the constraints of its current product development and sales organization, has apparently resulted in improved earnings and cash flow. Cash flow from in Q2 2001 operating activities improved by SEK 222 million ($21.1 million) and was SEK 65 million ($6.2 million). License revenue for the quarter grew up 26% to SEK 274 million (~26.1 million), while consulting revenue rose 36% to SEK 689 million Read More

Hybrid ERP Cloud Tales


The vast majority of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system instances are still deployed on premises for obvious historical reasons; however, a growing number of customers are becoming interested and demanding cloud deployments, for only brand new modules (“edge” functionality) or even the total system’s migration to the cloud. So, what are enterprise systems vendors supposed to do?

intention leter  (and Watch Out) Our intention here is not to outright side with one vendor or another. SAP’s aforementioned initiative is certainly commendable, but the question is whether SAP is trying to make a virtue out of necessity. History teaches us that vendors’ actions are typically motivated by market trends, customer requirements, as well as challenges from smaller vendors that have to differentiate themselves via innovation. Here is a bit more information about why this move makes sense specifically to SA Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

intention leter  build option with the intention of integrating the new solution to their existing system. Integration is, however, not always possible and often carries a heavy price tag especially when proprietary technologies, such as electronic data interchange (EDI), are involved. Integration also has the nasty side effect of increasing the costs of future upgrades, since changes in any part of a system may cause the integration layer to no longer operate as initially designed. A simple addition or modification to a Read More

Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small to midsize discrete manufacturers that has never been merged with another peer product. After the protracted bankruptcy saga of its former parent company, HALO Technology Holdings, ProfitKey was recently bought out by Phoenix Asset

intention leter  its management has no intention of sugarcoating the reality. After all, the poor corporate structure of the former owner placed ProfitKey in bankruptcy for nearly three years. ProfitKey is quite upfront and candid about its lack of marketing presence and lead generation programs. Its limited marketing of any kind for the last 10-plus years has often resulted in many market observers and pundits even wondering whether the veteran ERP company was still in business. The company openly admits the lack of bot Read More

Customer Relationship Malpractice


Although malpractice is usually a term used in medicine, its definition (“any instance of improper professional conduct”) shows that the term can be used in any profession. In my opinion, malpractice can also be found in customer relationship management (CRM).  It can result in financial damage (lost sales, penalties for not delivering on time, etc.) or loss of confidence, which can jeopardize the

intention leter  did not communicate its intention to replace cards and blocked my old card without asking if I received the new one. I could have easily been contacted because they do have my e-mail address, postal address, phone number, etc. Maybe they did announce the change on their Facebook or Twitter profile, but I couldn’t possibly see it since I’m not following them. 2. Unfortunately, the bank’s employees I talked to had no idea what happened to my new debit card. This demonstrates a lack of coordination Read More

CDC Software Wins the Pivotal Auction. Now What? Part Two: Market Impact


Pivotal, had been feeling the competitive pressures coming from many directions. Despite many mid-market and niche CRM vendors' attempts to overcome these challenges, many will continue to struggle to avoid insolvency, while the luckier ones that have some attractive point solutions, such as partner relationship management (PRM) or portal solutions, will become the acquisition targets of large enterprise vendors gladly seeking to incorporate them.

intention leter  claims the exact opposite intention in Pivotal's case. Instead of reducing the investment in Pivotal products, CDC has committed to increasing Pivotal's marketing budget by 200 percent and increasing its technical support staff by 40 percent--areas that Pivotal would have had to painfully reduce, indicating just how dire its situation was prior to the acquisition. CDC also intends to increase the level of investment through complementary acquisitions and access to Chinese systems development resources at Read More

Generating Revenue from Service


A CRM solution, to be successful, has to support cross-business processes and a number of operations within the business, from Marketing to Service, including Sales. This integration of what, historically, has been treated as very separate parts of the organization, provides the opportunity to rethink existing operational mechanisms.

intention leter  customers who have no intention of buying because of the way they have been treated, or selling to customers who will buy without being sold to because of the way they have been treated. If a customer needs persuasion to make up for previous poor service performance, then earlier investment in service might save a much bigger bill. Ultimately a CRM solution can provide a valuable addition to increased revenues generated through cost effective renewal sales volume as well as supporting improved selling Read More

Multipurpose SAP NetWeaver


The capabilities of SAP NetWeaver and its peer service-enabled platforms, which were originally transaction and integration platforms, have lately been expanded to include composition and business process-oriented capabilities, such as master data management and business process management.

intention leter  milieu for announcing SAP's intention of creating a BPP for each of twenty-eight major target industries. The plan is for SAP to bring together independent software vendors (ISV), system integrators (SI), IT titans, and customers in order to define what to do, and the goal is to create industry-specific services, leaving only a thin orchestration layer to be done by SAP, partners, or customers in the creation of differentiated business processes, solutions, and applications. In fact, SAP's vertical Read More

chinadotcom in the "Process" of Acquiring Ross Systems Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


Initial indications are that this is a strategic investment by chinadotcom that will allow Ross Systems to expand its product footprint and capitalize on its process industry expertise. Given the market opportunity for all types of manufacturing in China, chinadotcom will have to resist the temptation to expand a highly focused Ross’ software product to new, unsupported verticals.

intention leter  to have strategic growth intentions, look for proof in the actions they take in the coming months. Additional acquisitions that provide strategic value and synergy with Ross Systems should be welcomed, while significant cost-cutting and management turnover should be looked at cautiously. Typically successful software acquisitions have been those where the acquirer valued the acquisition of brains rather than only a code base. Watch for continued vertical market focus, particularly for meeting likely Read More