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A Mid-Winter's Nightmare: Economic Notes for the Winter Holiday Season


The US is the largest debtor nation in the world, with the largest per capita consumption of energy, and its currency is in decline. Does that mean a decline in America's wealth and super power status? This article makes some sobering observations, predictions, and recommendations.

isi journal  off an international currency crisis! In Shakespeare''s A Midsummer Night''s Dream , competing forces of fairies put magic drops in the eyes of Titania so that she will love the first thing she sees. Of course, this modest and humorous character Nick Bottom comes along—a donkey—who our heroine is smitten with. But we have some strange drops in our eyes too! Visions of sugar plum fairies dance in our eyes ... Holiday shopping, gas guzzling SUVs, buying on credit. Will we wake up in such a state too, with Read More

Back to the Future: Olde JWT Comes Back and Agency.com Feels the Pinch


When Lipton Brisk hired web expert Agency.com over JWT it got them more than it bargained for: an agency full of ideas that clashed with their image. JWT's persistence at getting its account back is an example that new and exciting and technology expertise doesn't buy much for pure plays if they don't understand their clients. And the world is changing –back.

isi journal  lacked the technology and vision to accomplish the goal. Two years later it got it back - because Agency.com essentially failed to recognize a traditional customer with a built brand, rather than one that had to be built (among other issues). JWT had also by then gained experience and built up its Internet technology team to meet Lipton Brisk''s new needs, as well as its old. Market Impact Like many ad agencies, JWT was caught off-balance by the sudden appearance of the web as an advertising and customer Read More

You Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part One: The Administrator and Customizer


You have selected an ERP package. Now you have to worry about implementing the software. This article looks at four categories of tools that a vendor may supply that can make the implementation easier for your project team, end users, and IT department. Read on to see what tools you may want to have in your toolbox before proceeding with the implementation.

isi journal  Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part One: The Administrator and Customizer Introduction It stands to reason that, when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package, you must be sure that the software has the functions and features to support your organization. But once that assurance is obtained, now you have to worry about implementing the software. This article looks at four categories of tools that a vendor may supply and can make the implementation Read More

PROACTIS Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector


PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve better value and control. The most recent win was at the Flintshire Council,  and now 20 out of 22 local authorities in Wales use PROACTIS.  Also recently, Newham

isi journal  Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve better value and control. The most recent win was at the Flintshire Council,  and now 20 out of 22 local authorities in Wales use PROACTIS.  Also recently, Newham Council chose PROACTIS Read More

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SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International


ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

isi journal  most recently through the acquisition of Kearney Systems Inc. (KSI). A previous attempt to deliver an NT-based WMS was abandoned when management scrapped development on a product acquired from Information Strategies Inc. (ISI) in early 1997. SAP''s move is another example of the rapid consolidation and partnering underway in the ERP and supply chain planning/execution markets. There are varying degrees of commitment in these relationships and the SAP-Catalyst deal is stronger than many. SCM powerhouse, i2 Read More

Security Risk Assessment and Management in Web Application Security


Corporations are at risk because Web applications and servers make them susceptible to hackers and cyber crooks. However, companies can perform security risk assessments that mitigate risk by applying security risk management policies designed to protect a company’s data.

isi journal  organizations to make wise decisions when it comes time to deploy scarce resources to optimize the protection of their assets. Security risk management is a process of managing an organization''s exposure to the threats to its assets and operating capabilities. The goals of the security risk management process are to provide the optimal level of protection to the organization within the constraints of budget, law, ethics, and safety. How Web Applications and Web Servers Create Risk One of the most Read More

ERP Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software


This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you to find out which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not.

isi journal  can be leveraged when revising existing contracts or when planning new supply contract assignments. Requisitions and Quotations Functionality for requisitions and quotations refers to built-in procedures for the creation, processing, and approval of requisitions and requests for quotations (RFQs) that the user organization sends to its existing and prospect suppliers in order to obtain the most favorable prices and supply conditions for procurement. Purchase orders (POs) Functionality for purchase orders Read More

Now Just Where Did I Put My Search Engine?


Barraged with terms like "structured and unstructured data," "enterprise search," "federated query," and "business intelligence and analytics," corporate decision makers are awash in ambiguous and overlapping meanings. Making the distinction between metadata and data may reduce the confusion.

isi journal  to entice customers to visit authorized Mazda dealers for automotive service. The deadline for the data extract was fast approaching, and the final piece of information to be included in the marketing material—the dealer hours of service—was still missing. No one in the marketing group was sure if the data was present in-house, and if so, which database, table, and column the data resided in. Someone in the company knew, of course, but who was that person? Would it be necessary to call every 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

isi journal  “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 “Vendor Flex” to deploy fulfillment centers within a Read More

Blackboard Learn Makes the Grade and Gets TEC Certified


I am pleased to announce that Blackboard Learn is officially certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for online evaluation of learning management suites in the Human Capital Management Evaluation Center. My fellow analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu and I had the pleasure of viewing a demonstration of the product given by Blackboard’s senior solutions engineer for professional education, Burt Blair

isi journal  priorities with TEC’s online decision support tool . (Or you can purchase the Learning Management Suite Software Evaluation Report .) The Full Certification Report I am currently working on a Certification Report for Blackboard Learn , which will further explain the certification process that Blackboard went through with TEC, and will highlight some of the key features and functions of the Blackboard Learn product. This report will be published on TEC’s Web site, filed under certification reports, wit Read More

The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!


The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the next wave--SmallSmartFast--and its impact on end users and vendors.

isi journal  but happy about these acquisitions. But these deals don''t necessarily represent net new business for software firms, unless they understand how to manage the install base. The jump in M&As can help the acquirers grow , by blending assets and reducing expenses. But to create true growth, they have to address the value proposition for these new customers!!! Figure 2 The smart player will get in there—early in the game—and delight the customer with fresh capabilities. If they play this well, they can Read More

The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?


Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of automation on the consumer, that most unpredictable of systems?

isi journal  about 32 percent. Not surprisingly, this probability almost triples when the customer''s problem is resolved with a perceived wow! solution. For more on the correlation between customer relationship management (CRM) and business success, see Customer Relationship Management Strategies, Part One: Changing Your Approach . With such quantifiable bottom-line impacts at stake, companies are increasingly aware of an overriding need for customer perception management, also known as the search for the warm Read More

Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features


This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you determine which ERP features are a high priority for your organization, and which features are a lower priority.

isi journal  can be leveraged when revising existing contracts or when planning new supply contract assignments. Requisitions and Quotations Functionality for requisitions and quotations refer to built-in procedures for the creation, processing, and approval of requisitions and requests for quotation (RFQs) that the user organization sends to its existing and prospect suppliers in order to obtain the most favorable prices and supply conditions for procurement. Purchase Orders Functionality for purchase orders (POs) Read More

The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare


The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which

isi journal  13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which focuses on services). The solutions being Read More