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Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season
Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and

is manugistics  low-level transaction processing. That is the logic behind the Enterprise Profit Optimization (EPO) strategy that Manugistics started formulating shortly after acquiring Atlanta-based Talus Solutions . In that deal, which took place at the end of 2000, Manugistics obtained a software program that can determine the optimal price to charge for specific products based on current market conditions (see Manugistics Lays Groundwork For Talus Integration ). The system picks the brain from the airline and/or Read More
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The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium
New executive management, Internet-savvy products, and aggressive promotion have rescued Manugistics Group from the brink of collapse, at least for the short

is manugistics  base. Signs that it is pursuing such alliances include recent deals with BORN and IBM mid-market services. Manugistics has also shown its willingness to partner with other SCM extensions, such as warehouse management system vendor, HK Systems and EAI vendor, Extricity. Manugistics should also consider expediting its port of key parts of its application suite to Windows 2000/NT as this platform is expected to find increasing favor with the mid market. Current release is scheduled for spring of 2001. Read More
More Marketplace Success For Manugistics?
Give Manugistics high marks in self-confidence: some vendors are reluctant to announce new client wins before successful completion of the implementation, let

is manugistics  deal is final. It is perhaps due to this confidence that the new Manugistics continues to attract users to its supply chain planning technology, NetWORKS. Few predicted that the veteran SCM vendor would have been able to turn its business around after a turbulent 1999, in which it suffered a 14% decline in revenue, record losses totaling $96 million, and wholesale changes to its executive management team. In its last reported quarter ended May 31, 2000, Manugistics demonstrated that it could still Read More
Manugistics Faces Uncertain Future
Formerly the SCP market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market

is manugistics  functionality: Forecasting for CPG is effective, but only at the finished goods level; Performance may not be sufficient for some complex planning problems such as those involving large bills of material and high volumes of orders. Retention of experienced consultants due to recent financial problems: Traditionally, one of its advantages over newer SCM entrants, the implementation expertise and industry knowledge of Manugistics' support staff has shown signs of fading due to turnover. Minimizing damage Read More
The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products
Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) announced it had acquired 90% of Finnish company, Progma OY. Progma is a service provider offering facility

is manugistics  (The last of these is not an online marketplace at all, but a forum for CPFR.) 4. Will your suppliers need to be Manugistics clients in order to gain full benefits of the applications? If so, can you convince your trading partners to enlist (a feat not unlike signing up friends and family for a long distance calling network)? 5. How will fees charged for the exchanges? Will clients be inundated with charges with every mouse click to a different supplier's exchange (as with ATMs)? If subscriptions are Read More
Manugistics: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks
One year ago, Manugistics appeared to be on the brink of disaster. With the help of new management and an e-business product launch, the timeworn supply chain

is manugistics  a billion dollar vendor is now i2 Technologies (with the recent acquisition of Aspect Development Corporation). User Recommendations Users evaluating supply chain management vendors should remember that the core competencies of Manugistics' NetWORKS suite remain in process manufacturing for consumer goods, but it has captured significant wins in other verticals like high tech electronics (Compaq Computer) and chemicals (DuPont). Since some segments of these other industries involve the same processes as Read More
Is J.D. Edwards's CRM 2.0 (With more than 200 Enhancements) Good News?
When it comes to touting 200 product enhancements, what J.D. Edwards is saying is that ease of integration is important to mid-market companies because they

is manugistics  of their CRM offering is a lower cost of ownership specially for existing J.D.Edwards back office application customers. They claim to achieve such advantage through a thorough integration based on the company's XPI (eXtended Process Integration) technology the company's integration platform that has been enabled to support the evolving Web Services interoperability standards, and with XBPs (eXtended Business Processes), a set of pre-defined business processes designed to expedite the connection with Read More
Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important?
Replenishment is an area within operations where retailers can find a competitive edge. Excelling at replenishment enables implementation of promotional

is manugistics  What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important? Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Retail Replenishment can be defined as acquiring product on a recurring basis to support anticipated need. Replenishment is best served as an automated process given the huge number of combinations of items and store locations. Systematic creation and updates to demand Read More
Project Portfolio Management Tools: Which Approach is Best?
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete@or flat-out

is manugistics  Management Tools: Which Approach is Best? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete—or flat-out wrong. Before purchasing a tool, buyers should familiarize themselves with established theories for valuing projects. Armed with understanding, they can avoid getting burned by the unsuitable PPM tools that are being pushed in the marketplace. Read More
Is HCM for everyone?
Human capital management (HCM) software is traditionally understood as addressing human resource (HR) plus talent management business requirements. While HR

is manugistics  capital management (HCM) software is traditionally understood as addressing human resource (HR) plus talent management business requirements. While HR software is now quite affordable and adopted by many businesses, a comprehensive HCM suite that includes talent management modules is not equally accessible. Talent management products are relatively new on the market. Some of them, especially niche solutions, carry high integration costs, and others are expensive due to the novelty of the technology that Read More
Mobile Is the New Face of Engagement
By 2016, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers. Mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a

is manugistics  Is the New Face of Engagement By 2016, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers. Mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken Web site. Rather, mobile is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement. Download this paper and know how such systems of engagement will help firms empower their customers, partners, and employees with context-aware apps and smart products. Read More
Sales Is from Mars, Marketing Is from Venus
There is a disconnect between marketing and sales. Marketing is focused on the consumer experience while sales is all about the merchandise. Technologies, such

is manugistics  Is from Mars, Marketing Is from Venus Introduction Marketers understand the emotions that drive the human animal to indulge in retail excess. As such, the subliminal messages that fill the digital world of television and internet, supported by the plethora of catalogs, all reinforce the experience versus the item. And this is supported by the fantasy world of the holiday shopping mall. January is what I think of as retail research month . Actually, the retail process starts in December—shopping Read More
License Revenue Up At The New Manugistics
Manugistics’ recent rise in license revenues can be attributed to the company’s aggressive sales and marketing initiatives implemented by CEO Greg Owens and his

is manugistics  world of e-commerce. Amazon.com is an important proving ground for Manugistics' ability to supply profit-saving IT infrastructure to the negative-margin Internet retailing industry. If, as a result of installing NetWORKS, Amazon achieves a significant reduction in inbound and outbound shipping charges, Manugistics will have obtained tangible evidence of the viability of its products. Manugistics will need all the marketing help it can muster if it is to survive as an independent company alongside Read More
What Is ERP, Anyway?
We get asked this question a lot, so I thought I'd provide a brief overview.Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software unifies traditional management

is manugistics  Is ERP, Anyway? We get asked this question a lot, so I thought I'd provide a brief overview. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software unifies traditional management functions within a coherent, integrated system. These management functions may vary from product to product, but comprehensive ERP software applications encompass the following areas: • sales • marketing • human resources • customer care • finance • manufacturing • supply chain management • IT management The integration Read More

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