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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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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

interesting words  likely to be an interesting growth area over the next few years, and IBS has an attractive offer for those companies with a complex and expensive business software at the group and headquarters level, wanting to lower their costs and speed up implementation in their operative subsidiaries by using IBS' business software for these companies. Despite its resemblance in size, geographic coverage, and modesty, when compared to the flamboyancy of its North American peers to its Swedish peers IFS and Intentia

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Quote-to-Order RFI/RFP Template

Online Catalog, PIM Capabilities, Q2O/CPQ Workflow Management, Personalization and Localization, Rule Engines and Knowledge Base (Repository),Document Management (for Proposals and Contracts), Pri... Get this template

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APICS 2009 Convention: Day 3


Today’s general session showcased people from around the world (Mexico, China, Italy, South Africa, Poland, India, Egypt, US, etc.) and their stories about what work in manufacturing and supply chain means to them. The idea behind this was to show us how supply chain concepts are being embraced worldwide—and the presenters did it by showing media clips and images from different continents.

interesting words  to have the most interesting booth here, where they show several different software solutions (most of them open-source) for the supply chain and distribution industries. Some other vendors we saw are offering solutions for inventory management, forecasting, demand management, sales and operations planning, etc. Follow our blog post series to find out specific details on particular vendors and solutions we’re meeting at the APICS Expo. Read More

BI Showdown Becomes a Firing Squad


Sometimes you don’t want to read the glowing pros or vicious cons about how vendors address 1433 separate business intelligence software criteria. I think it was for those times that my colleagues came up with the idea of writing a short type of report (the vendor showdown) that graphically demonstrates how different enterprise products stack up, based on a few key high-level criteria. The

interesting words  did. She brought up interesting points that you wouldn’t know just from looking at rating scores (or say, a Magic Quadrant). The showdown offers an overview type of analysis, which is based on 1433 criteria without asking you to consider each one. While it is useful for an idea of the functional areas on which the products tend to focus, its graphs are a product of our evaluation tools, not the tools themselves. Read More

Kronos to Introduce Enterprise Social Networking in Its Workforce Management Solution


Kronos was not in a rush to jump onto the social/collaboration wagon when a lot of other big players in the enterprise software market were doing it. In other words, Kronos chose not to deliver social for the sake of social. But it had good reason—the industries that it serves, such as health care, manufacturing, and public sector, are not exactly early adopters of hipster technologies. At

interesting words  technology. It will be interesting to see what approach Kronos will take to promote and sell this optional module. Kronos may run into other social platforms—for example, Jive—that may have already been adopted by some of its customers. Whether Kronos will recommend change or adapt to what its customers already have remains to be seen. Another interesting aspect to follow in the future is the manner in which organizations using Kronos will be transitioning from time tracking to social enterprise, Read More

PROS to Embed SAP HANA with Its Big Data Sales App


For a long time, PROS Inc. was a prominent pricing management software provider for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) industries. Lately, however, the vendor has been leveraging its decades-long experience in handling large volumes of data to provide big data applications for sales effectiveness (pricing being only a part thereof). In other words, PROS now delivers

interesting words  PROS have had an interesting (maybe even tricky) relationship, given that SAP has a very close reseller relationship with PROS’ fierce competitor Vendavo . Yet, more than half of PROS B2B pricing customers run SAP solutions, and PROS has had to invest in its partnership with SAP to provide customers with cohesive solutions for their SAP environments. PROS is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge program, and a participant in the SAP EcoHub solutions marketplace. Since Read More

Amazon Launches Web Services Marketplace


In a very interesting move in what I would call a software consumerization trend, much like the AppStore, recently Amazon launched Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace). The new service from Amazon will make available a number of cloud-based software to its users. Powered by Amazon Web Services, AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it possible for users to

interesting words  Marketplace In a very interesting move in what I would call a software consumerization trend, much like the AppStore , recently Amazon launched Amazon Web Services Marketplace ( AWS Marketplace ). The new service from Amazon will make available a number of cloud-based software to its users. Powered by Amazon Web Services, AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it possible for users to search, select, and easily deploy software to run on AWS. In its catalog, software is already available from Read More

UNIT4 and Multitenancy


Among the interesting developments at the recent Grape Escape event in Boston was the announcement of UNIT4’s multitenant model for its Agresso ERP offering, which generated a great deal of discussion, if not some controversy. So, UNIT4 boasts five key deployment capabilities for Agresso ERP: A virtual machine (VM) environment option A private cloud environment option An

interesting words  and Multitenancy Among the interesting developments at the recent Grape Escape event in Boston was the announcement of UNIT4 ’s multitenant model for its Agresso ERP offering , which generated a great deal of discussion, if not some controversy. So, UNIT4 boasts five key deployment capabilities for Agresso ERP: A virtual machine (VM) environment option A private cloud environment option An Intel-Agent data privacy protection A redundant Web backbone and data storage component A shared service option Read More

Oracle Boosting Its Sales Cloud with BigMachines Buy


In a matter of days, the cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) market has lost its leading vendors to bigger software companies: PROS Holdings, Inc. acquired Cameleon Software, Infor acquired TDCI, and CallidusCloud acquired Webcom Inc. Now Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BigMachines, the cloud-based CPQ market leader. Like its peer

interesting words  IBM . It is interesting that salesforce.com invested in BigMachines last year, and more recently took a stake in rival cloud CPQ vendor Apttus . It responded to Oracle's recent acquisition of Eloqua by buying ExactTarget ; salesforce.com could turn its sights on Apttus or another rival of BigMachines (e.g., Selectica or FPX ) as a potential acquisition. But that choice is rapidly narrowing, and it will also be interesting to see if Microsoft makes any move regarding Miscrosoft Dynamics CRM , given its Read More

Maximizing Performance of ATCA in Application-ready Platforms


Thanks to pressures in the telecom equipment manufacturing industry, application-ready platforms (ARPs) in Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) are increasingly indispensable. ARPs must provide standards-based platforms to support diverse sets of applications. The ATCA ARP provides such a platform, but in light of the ATCA specifications that define the basis for the platform, ARP implementations still present some interesting challenges.

interesting words  implementations still present some interesting challenges. Read More

Three Mistakes Organizations Are Making That Kill CRM Collaboration


Many experts are talking and writing about how collaboration can improve the relationship between a company and its customers, but most of them assume that employees collaborate naturally and are willing to work together for the success of the company. This is not always the case.The main reason—human nature being what it is—is that employees are motivated first by their own

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SAP PLM: Outlook and Predictions


This year, product lifecycle management (PLM) vendors have put many interesting initiatives on display to PLM buyers. These initiatives include the possibility of generating more synergies between enterprise search and PLM, more intuitive decision support in design and engineering, connectivity between direct modeling and history-based modeling in computer-aided design (CAD), social product

interesting words  vendors have put many interesting initiatives on display to PLM buyers. These initiatives include the possibility of generating more synergies between enterprise search and PLM, more intuitive decision support in design and engineering, connectivity between direct modeling and history-based modeling in computer-aided design (CAD), social product development in the cloud, etc. Although most of these initiatives need more time before we can really testify to their value—i.e., the execution of these Read More

Amazon’s “Vendor Flex” Supply Chain Innovation


Supply chains are always looking for greater efficiency, and reducing latency is a recurring theme. It was interesting therefore to read a recent Wall Street Journal article by Serena Ng about an ambitious experiment by Amazon, and one that has apparently been ongoing, very quietly, for some 3 years. In a joint initiative with Procter @ Gamble (P@G), Amazon has developed a program called

interesting words  recurring theme. It was interesting therefore to read a  recent Wall Street Journal article  by Serena Ng about an ambitious experiment by  Amazon , and one that has apparently been ongoing, very quietly, for some 3 years. In a joint initiative with Procter & Gamble (P&G) , Amazon has developed a program called “Vendor Flex” to deploy fulfillment centers within a number of P&G warehouses. The result is a win-win gambit, that avails P&G of Amazon’s legendary fulfillment capabilities while Read More

What Size Is Your Business, Really?


I deal with many software professionals, technology business users, consultants, and analysts, and it is interesting to observe that everyone uses the same conventional mantras and familiar words, but often with slightly different meanings, and sometimes with totally different meanings. A good example of this is how businesses determine their size category: small, medium, or large. It appears

interesting words  analysts, and it is interesting to observe that everyone uses the same conventional mantras and familiar words, but often with slightly different meanings, and sometimes with totally different meanings. A good example of this is how businesses determine their size category: small, medium, or large. It appears simple, but it is not always that obvious in reality. Definitions of small, medium, and large businesses vary significantly depending on the following factors: •    Defining method : The Read More

Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code


The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source code—in other words, the object code that can only be read and executed by the computers concerned. That’s why professional escrow is becoming an essential component of operational risk management.

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Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift


It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could

interesting words  Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could guarantee (for a fee) until the next mature version would be officially released (say, a few years later). This approach shields users from the Read More