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Analyst Take on SAPPHIRE 2013
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jim brown  of course increase revenue. Jim H. Snabe on SAP’s strategy and future On the other hand, the keynote from SAP’s co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe had a particular focus on adaptability and improvement, and presented some of SAP’s key technology interests. Of course, HANA played a key role in all of them. Mr. Snabe touched upon SAP’s vision for providing better and more adaptable software to support business changes. He presented HANA’s potential and focus in areas that he referred to as digital retail

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PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?


The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a question best answered with a series of questions.

jim brown  It? Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 26, 2003 Introduction Often it's the simplest questions that have the most complicated answers. What appears to be a simple question, Does industry matter when looking for a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution? leads to an interesting discussion instead of a simple answer. If you are looking for the short answer, the answer is Absolutely yes! But the answer is also Probably not. The correct answer to whether vertical industry needs should play a Read More

Application Vendors - Avoid Sabotaging Sales With Marketing


Have you ever lost deals where you knew you had the better product? Have you ever lost deals where the prospect agreed you had a better product? The two most frequent reasons for losing deals are poor salesmanship and poor marketing.

jim brown  reached at olin@processerp.com . Jim Brown is the President of Tech-Clarity Associates ; a consulting firm dedicated to helping software companies communicate the value of their offerings to their market ( www.tech-clarity.com ). He has served as a marketing executive for software companies specializing in PLM and process manufacturing solutions and has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software. Jim can be reached at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . Read More

Process PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management


Sequencia extends its Process Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offering with portfolio management, leading the impact of the solution into the executive suite.

jim brown  integration of the products Jim Brown, Sequencia's Vice President of Marketing comments, While working with the industry, it became obvious that a major problem was the ability to manage the wide array of projects that existed in many companies. We formed the Prosight partnership to allow the industry to automate this difficult management process. Better portfolio management leads to better decision making, increasing the power and effectiveness of innovation. User Recommendations Process companies Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations


This tutorial points out the significance of buyers researching PLM technology vendors before determining the short list and vendors researching the viability of the opportunity before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'.

jim brown  the TEC PLM Specialist, Jim Brown , at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . About the Authors Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Planning, ERP, Supply Chain Execution, and e-business applications to improve business performance. Jim served as an executive for software Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

jim brown  Study: Peerless Pump Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Peerless Pump : Forecasting (Wikipedia) Case Study: Peerless Pump Forecast Accuracy is also known as : Forecasting , Calculating Forecast Accuracy , Demand Forecast Accuracy , Measure Forecast Accuracy , Review Forecasting Read More

A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer


eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future interstate web links. On the other hand, proper implementation of a firewall makes the whole case a moot point.

jim brown  CEO of Bidder's Edge, Jim Carney, defended his position stating that, we remain confident in the correctness of our position and in the need to defend the openness of the Internet. eBay's attempt to block Bidder's Edge denies and constricts the free flow of information to the consumer. Claiming intellectual property trespassing, unfair business practices, and a host of other transgressions, the giant of online auctions, eBay, filed a lawsuit last December against Bidder's Edge for linking to its site. Read More

SAP Acquires hybris


SAP has rocked the e-commerce/digital commerce world this week with the announcement of its intention to acquire hybris. Whether you believe that this is a strategy to specifically address the competitive threat of Salesforce.com or not, SAP is not shy about its intention to use this acquisition, together with its HANA technology, to attack the retail sector. As "omnichannel" has become a hot

jim brown  seen before. Also, while  Jim Hagemann Snabe  acknowledged that some hybris customers have “really (wanted) to control their own destiny in their own e-commerce,” he seems, in the same breath, somewhat dismissive of this while quickly jumping to the ability of SAP’s cloud technology to deliver “radical reduction of costs” and technology simplification. While Demandware, for example, has found traction in the cloud, there still seem to be some concerns about the readiness of these platforms Read More

The World Of Software Buying Has Changed; Will the Vendors Change With It?


How an enterprise buys software has changed forever. Buyers are skeptical, risk adverse, and tighter with their budgets. What are those changes, why did they happen, and what does it mean for the both the buying enterprise and the selling vendor?

jim brown  com/TheCredibilityForum/ About the Authors Jim Brown has over fifteen years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Brown is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying enterprise applications such as product lifecycle management, supply chain management, and ERP to improve business performance. Brown served in executive roles for software companies specializing in manufacturing Read More

Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses


In one of the quicker reversals on record, Bill Gates and Microsoft issued conflicting statements within a day regarding the software giant's willingness to open its Windows source code.

jim brown  as saying. Microsoft spokesman Jim Cullinan declined to confirm the report, which was issued just hours after Gates launched Windows 2000, the company's latest product that it hopes will help it dominate the corporate computing world. Microsoft is in negotiations with the Justice Department to find a way to settle charges that the Redmond, Washington-based company violated antitrust laws by using monopoly power in computer operating systems to crush rivals. By opening the source code to Windows, which Read More

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 "hunting" or being "hunted".

jim brown  management (CIRM) by APICS. Jim Brown has over fifteen years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. He is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers and has broad experience in applying enterprise applications such as product lifecycle management, supply chain management, ERP, and customer relationship management to improve business performance. Brown began his professional experience at General Electric before joining Read More

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Even if Agile continues to deliver superior products, its competition against single-vendor, pre-integrated ERP suite products will force Agile to aggressively differentiate the depth of their PLM expertise and further drive industry specialization.

jim brown  management (CIRM) by APICS. Jim Brown has over fifteen years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad experience in applying enterprise applications such as Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Management, ERP and CRM to improve business performance. Jim is a frequent author and speaker on applying software technology to achieve tangible business benefits. Read More

A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer


eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future interstate web links. On the other hand, proper implementation of a firewall makes the whole case a moot point.

jim brown  CEO of Bidder's Edge, Jim Carney, defended his position stating that, we remain confident in the correctness of our position and in the need to defend the openness of the Internet. eBay's attempt to block Bidder's Edge denies and constricts the free flow of information to the consumer. Claiming intellectual property trespassing, unfair business practices, and a host of other transgressions, the giant of online auctions, eBay, filed a lawsuit last December against Bidder's Edge for linking to its site. Read More

Siemens PLM Tackles Product Costing




jim brown  base. Some might recall Jim Heppelmann, PTC’s CEO, facetiously saying a few years back on a PTC earnings call, “(Siemens) Teamcente r has no center.” The irony is that the same is increasingly true for Windchill PLM and other over-engineered PLM systems built upon several acquisitions of product on disparate technologies. Somewhat resembling Workday in the Tier 1 ERP space, one should watch Aras Corp as a younger open-source PLM provider with a new philosophy—it is not competing on features Read More

E-Business Sell Side Success at H.B. Fuller


Chemical company H.B. Fuller has leveraged the Internet to increase their ability to sell.

jim brown  Vic Biazis and Jim Szymanski have worked for HBF NA ( H.B. Fuller ) for the last 20 and 23 years respectively, most recently as Business Managers, and are both excited about using e-business to streamline how they and other sales personnel do their jobs. Vic says, If the Web could free the information currently housed in the ERP system, customers will be better served and sales reps will be able to spend more time generating revenue and market share for the company. Historically, in the interest Read More