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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy
During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either

is mapics  Strategic Extensions Another headline is that MAPICS has been trying to leverage the best from each platform's camp to create advanced extended-ERP applications that would readily connect to various enterprise system packages. These strategic extensions, such as CRM, Web portals, and e-business applications will ideally be shared by both ERP foundations. Namely, in addition to its ERP products, pre-Frontstep MAPICS had also offered extensions that would be made available to both the iSeries and Extended Read More
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MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way
MAPICS’ acquisition of Frontstep is a real positive given that Frontstep had already spent ~$60 million to deliver its entire product line, which includes ERP

is mapics  its affiliate channel. One is to expect that, two years later, MAPICS will have learned important lessons, which it will leverage in the case of Frontstep's acquisition as another attempt at harnessing Microsoft's technology. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will continue to analyze the Market Impact. Part Three will discuss Challenges and make User Recommendations. Read More
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by

is mapics  At this stage, it is somewhat apparent that MAPICS will not focus initially on providing industry-specific PLM solutions, but rather it will focus on off-the-shelf generic workflow collaborative capabilities. While this may be good enough for many existing MAPICS' customers, some, like aviation and defense or automotive manufacturers might be left wanting more CAD/CAM/CAE functionality that focuses on geometric design and control. This is where MAGIK! does not exactly excel. The converse reality is that Read More
MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
While the benefit of obtaining .NET-based product is evident, the downside is also that due to the companies’ dissimilar technologies in the past, MAPICS will

is mapics  is evident, the downside is also that due to the companies' dissimilar technologies in the past, MAPICS will now be burdened to look after both its AS/400 and Frontstep's Progress based customers, whose the only common trait at this stage might be anxiety. Some of existing SyteLine customers' exodus should also be reckoned with (for, e.g., Progress loyalty or simply for reluctance to change), although Frontstep has taken many steps to protect their current technology investment. Existing customers will Read More
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part One: Recent Events and Market Impact
The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul

is mapics  ERP solution as it is introduced into more markets. MAPICS is encouraged by these developments and plans to further invest in its products and channel to capitalize on these trends. As a result, the company now anticipates total revenues for the fiscal 2004 year to range between $170 million and $180 million (USD). This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will continue the market impact. Part Three will discuss challenges and make user recommendations Market Impact The MAGIK! PLM acquisition is Read More
What Is Outsourceable and What Is Not
Product engineering outsourcing (PEO) has evolved over the years. The process, from initiation to the closing phase, vary depending on the product and on the

is mapics  Is Outsourceable and What Is Not Product engineering outsourcing (PEO) has evolved over the years. The process, from initiation to the closing phase, vary depending on the product and on the provider. Still, practically every phase in product engineering is outsourceable—from ideas, design, and analysis, to simulation, conversion, and documentation; to prototyping, testing, production, and knowledge-based engineering. Find out more. Read More
A Blog is Born
TEC launches its own corporate blogAlways on the lookout for new and improved ways in which to reach and connect with our varied audiences, TEC is proud to

is mapics  Blog is Born TEC launches its own corporate blog Always on the lookout for new and improved ways in which to reach and connect with our varied audiences, TEC is proud to finally launch the Corporate Blog Project . We decided to launch with WordPress MU , giving us all the renowned capability of the WordPress engine and the flexibility and option of housing a network of blogs under the umbrella of TEC. So now, aside from our main TEC Blog , we also present in parallel our Spanish language blog Foro 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 mapics  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
MAPICS Clings To Its Customers' Loyalty
While the existing loyal client base remains MAPICS’ greatest trump for retaining its solid financial position, the company will have to figure out how to be

is mapics  sword of Damocles, which is hanging over a vast majority of mid-market vendors. During the last 15 months, MAPICS delivered a plethora of new e-business products and expanded its platform reach from its solely IBM iSeries (formerly AS/400) and DB/2 platforms to include Microsoft Windows NT, UNIX and Oracle DB platforms. MAPICS' solutions now comprise two ERP systems (XA and Point.Man), plus supply chain management (Thru-Put), collaborative commerce (TeamWeRX), and enterprise asset management (Maincor Read More
Survey: Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education?
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise

is mapics  Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise software needs of these institutions, as well as to determine whether their current systems are equipped to handle their changing requirements, we have developed a short survey . If you work in higher education, you are encouraged to participate— the survey takes only 2-3 minutes to complete . Read More
There Is No Execution without Integration
In fast-paced, low-margin manufacturing environments, companies must embrace technology in order to solidify or gain competitive advantages. It is equally

is mapics  Is No Execution without Integration There is No Execution without Integration If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Source : SAP Resources Read More
To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is
Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride

is mapics  Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is A company acquires software to solve a business problem or gain a competitive advantage. A package solution is most often considered, in order to avoid the reinventing the wheel syndrome, and to leverage the experience and expertise of others. A package solution presupposes that the software vendor will keep current with the latest technology improvements in hardware and operating systems, and ensure that current trends in the industry are 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 mapics  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
Developing a Collaborative Endpoint Security Solution: Why Perimeter Security Is Not Enough
Information security is more than just a technology. Two other areas also require consideration: processes and people. Each element is a critical point of the

is mapics  Solution: Why Perimeter Security Is Not Enough Information security is more than just a technology. Two other areas also require consideration: processes and people. Each element is a critical point of the information security triangle, and a change in one area affects the other two. Download this white paper to learn how a collaborative approach to endpoint security can help ensure that your security solution is both comprehensive and effective. Read More
Visibility.net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP)
TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP

is mapics  net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP) TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. Visibility Corporation is the provider of the Visibility.net solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company founded in 1988 with headquarters Read More

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