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Outsourcing, Applications Software
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This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include...
 

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An Interview with Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin
Many corporations have failed the customer; they focus on transactions, rather than customers. Ann Grackin recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin

james coon  with Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin Introduction I recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff [ 1 ] of the Harvard Business School and James Maxmin [ 2 ] of Mast Global, co-authors of The Support Economy: Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and The Next Episode of Capitalism and who also happen to be married to each other. I can imagine their dinner conversations! Shoshana Zuboff James Maxmin This book aroused my ire and also inspired me. Ire, not very latent, as a consumer who has been forced into a very

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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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NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change


TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote was in the context of how the understanding of the meanings of words change over time.

james coon  a supply manager. TEC's James F. Dowling, vice president for Alignment Consulting Practice, is quoted in the column under Value and Its Many Definitions. From the article: James F. Dowling, vice president for Alignment Consulting Practice in Woburn, Massachusetts, states, Value is ... realizing a corporate vision and achieving business results. In some cases, value will be derived from financial return and in others, it will be derived from how it enhances corporate culture. Dowling's organization Read More

Liferay Releases Community Ideation Initiative


Open source portal provider Liferay invites its global community of users, customers, and partners to participate in the development of new features for Liferay's products. Liferay's Ideation initiative is also looking at ways to develop new apps that can be delivered through the Liferay Marketplace. Liferay proposes an Ideas Dashboard where feature requests, app ideas, as well as

james coon  which Liferay has responded. James Falkner, Liferay's Community Manager explains, We hope this effort will help us better gather and put into action the innovative ideas of our community while empowering individuals to add their own unique voices to the advancement of the Liferay platform. According to the press release, key features of Liferay's products were designed with the help of Liferay's community, which counts more than 85,000 members. Read More

Leading Online Retailer Wayfair Invests in Supply Chain Planning (SCP) Software from ToolsGroup


Reportedly, for some time the demand planning solution from the incumbent Demand Solutions was doing an adequate job at Wayfair, including in terms of attribute-based forecasting for retail items that come in multiple variations. But as the number of stock-keeping units (SKUs) increased and lifecycles shrank, the challenge became to forecast a wide variety of heterogeneous demand behaviors (black,

james coon  our existing infrastructure,” said James Saravese, Wayfair’s senior vice president of operations. “ToolsGroup offered us the opportunity to introduce an entirely new level of automation and intelligence into the planning process.” ToolsGroup has self-adaptive functionality that automates this process for items with lots of attributes/options and also brings an attribute-based forecasting capability it calls “Macro-Item,” which originated with its apparel and fashion industry customers. The Read More

Mid-size Companies Have Full-size IT Issues


Information technology product selection is one issue that does not scale up or down with the size of the enterprise. The breadth and seriousness of issues that must be managed by the Information Systems Departments of mid-size companies are the same as those of larger corporations with more people and funding resources to apply to them.

james coon  Have Full-size IT Issues James F. Dowling - November 28, 2003 Introduction The breadth and seriousness of issues that must be managed by the Information Systems Departments of mid-size companies are the same as those of larger corporations with more people and funding resources to apply to them. IT Managers of smaller enterprises must therefore do the same or more than their larger counterparts with less by necessity. Experience, working with dozens of companies of all sizes indicates that larger Read More

Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map?


What’s new at EAI vendor Mercator Software? TEC updates a report from August 2000. Mercator Software has found themselves on a long and rocky road, where the bumps have included loss or reassignment of most of their executive management team, a precipitous drop in market capitalization, and an uncertain future. On the upside, Mercator has announced a 50% increase in revenue for October and November 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, and also announced a major sale to Amazon.com.

james coon  and Africa), and Asia/Pacific. James P. Schadt, the company's chairman, has been named as interim CEO until a successor to Galley can be found. On a more positive note, the vendor has announced that for the quarter to date through November, the company has booked over $18 million in revenue. This is approximately a 50% increase over the same two-month period in 1999. In addition, Mercator announced that Amazon.com has selected them as a key technology for Supply Chain Integration, specifically in the Read More

Performance Management Simplified by MSPs


IT infrastructure consisting of networks, servers, databases, and even parts of application systems forms a networked computing system (NCS) whose performance must be actively managed to ensure continual business support. But the skills and tools necessary to ensure that network and server systems provide adequate levels of services and performance are expensive and scarce. Management service providers (MSPs) that specialize in performance management can apply expert personnel and 24/7 monitoring at a fraction of the cost required to staff the function internally.

james coon  in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid- Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. What's Involved? A comprehensive networked computing performance management program encompasses the following: Architecture to establish a plan for how NCS components are interrelated Service level commitments to link NCS and business performance measures Availability measures to record Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III


Part I of this series analyzed the opportunity as well as the related attached strings stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need and interest by convening a separate “track” that

james coon  construction professionals. Founded by James H. McGraw, Frederick W. Dodge, and Clinton Sweet over 100 years ago, today the firm has about 1,200 employees and serves over one million customers within the US$5 trillion global construction community. The company’s goal is to provide construction information to the private sector, government, and financial community and to help the industry players save time, money, and energy. In his session Mr. Young shared his insight into the current and future state Read More

Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals


What makes a strong supplier/customer relationship? The bottom line is trust. However, trust needs to be earned through a series of conversations and commitments that have been met.

james coon  in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. Communication Breakdown If both parties know what they want and if the needs are well aligned, what causes supplier/customer relationship breakdowns? It is that perennial scapegoat named communications. One case study reveals many of the root cause factors. Following is the Reader's Read More

American Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde?


Throughout June, American Software, Inc. continued to announce additional functions that broaden the scope of its e-intelliprise application suite. It also announced financial results for fiscal 2000.

james coon  drive business decisions , said James C. Edenfield, president and CEO of American Software. e-intelliprise has been designed to provide businesses with the information and system flexibility to respond to the rapidly changing business demands of the e-business marketplace. Earlier, on June 12, American Software announced that e-intelliprise has been implemented with wireless markup language (WML) capability to allow users the ability to conduct business transactions via any device that supports Read More

The Next R(E)volution of Lean


By seeing a business as a "value system" for customers, companies can shift lean strategic priorities towards growth-oriented targets instead of cost-cutting. Instead of squeezing additional margins to boost the bottom line, lean philosophy can increase demand response and sales, while maintaining and lowering cost per unit—thus enabling lower prices, a competitive edge, and more business.

james coon  info@great-solutions.biz . References Womack, James, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos. The Machine that Changed the World. 1st ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991. Pearce, II, John A., and Richard B. Robinson, Jr. Strategic Management: Implementation, Formulation, and Control. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2005. Nadler, Gerald, and Shozo Hibino. Breakthrough Thinking: The Seven Principles of Creative Problem Solving. 2nd ed. Rocklin: Prima Publishing, 1994. Zenger, John H., and Joseph Folkman. The Extr Read More

Why Demandware Is Out in Front in the Digital Commerce Sector


Whether you call it e-commerce, e-retailing, digital commerce, or something else entirely, there is a veritable revolution going on in the internet commerce space. While consumers continue to seek and expect near-perfection in the digital commerce experience, vendors have been struggling to deliver what should be a seamless experience across channels. Demandware has been particularly assertive

james coon  Brodie ( C.Wonder ), James Horne ( Balance Internet ), and Bernardine Wu ( FitForCommerce ) presented a slightly different way of looking at the same problem: Regardless of which view or graphic better illustrates the issue for you, the challenge remains to make it as easy and seamless as possible for your customer to consume through their channel of choice, and even to begin and end any given transaction through different channels at different times. Demandware tackles this challenge with its Read More

Licking Desktop Problems


Like the old tootsie pop ads that ask how many licks it takes to get to the center, how many annoyances does it take to get people and businesses to change desktop operating systems? Aside from the frequent crunch of bloggers discussing their switch from Windows to Linux, we're still waiting to find out. In the news this week, Microsoft annoyed a number of admins with its Windows Desktop

james coon  example, Vista deactivation. Columnist James Bannan described the experience this week. Put simply, your copy of Windows will stop working with very little notice (three days) and your PC will go into reduced functionality mode, where you can't do anything but use the web browser for half an hour. You'll then need to reapply to Microsoft to get a new activation code. Sounds like an invitation for extra work without any beneficial return on that work. I presume that's part of the reason demand for the Read More

Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability


For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.

james coon  environment. About the Authors James McClelland is senior global director of the SAP Utilities & Energy Industry Solution Marketing group. He has worked in the utilities industry for over 25 years managing industry solutions and creating business strategy for utilities deregulation. Aditi Chhaya is a principal in the SAP Value Engineering team, focusing on strategic industries. She concentrates on helping customers develop value-based business strategies, enabled by technology, that align to corporate Read More

Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid


On February 3, Baan Co. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $236 million, and on February 8, Baan sold its Coda financial applications unit to UK firm Science Systems for the bargain basement price of $50 million in cash.

james coon  later, chief financial officer James Mooney resigned. Everaert also said sales execution is one of the key challenges now facing the company. He said that problem has been tackled by filling two key positions over the past two weeks: Mike Shinya as executive vice-president of worldwide sales and Paul Daly as president of the Americas. Baan recorded $168 million of non-recurring charges related to the reorganization. These include asset write-downs, restructuring activities, increases in reserves and Read More