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New Chapters in the Evolutionary Journal


Recognizing that change is a constant is the first step to survival in this new economy. Identifying the changing nature of business partners—customers, suppliers, and service providers—is the second step. Finally, embracing change and developing a sustainable business strategy for a digital economy provides the final impetus for the future.

journal jde.com  Chapters in the Evolutionary Journal Introduction The evolution of man has been supported by innovation and discovery. The invention of the wheel created a mobility that expanded regional boundaries. Water borne transportation opened unexplored horizons, enabling global discovery. Paper and ink enabled the sharing of information, although initially this was only available to the privileged few. The first true revolutionary technology, the printing press, unleashed a new age of discovery. The written word Read More

How to Create a Business Case for Your Human Resources System


Getting CFO or CEO approval to purchase a new software system is often a challenge—but more so if that system is for human resources (HR), as HR is not traditionally considered a profit center. You need a business plan to gain management buy-in for your proposed HR project. Not sure what your plan should address? Find out the key components of a persuasive and detailed business case, so you can get support for your initiative.

journal jde.com  Benefits , Business Case Journal , Business Case Terms , Global Business Case , Business Case Competition , Sustainability Business Case , Strong Business Case , Massive Business Case , Overwhelming Business Case . Often times when HR requires an investment it is put on the back shelf because HR is not considered a profit center. Don’t let that discourage you from going after a new HR system. When looking to purchase a new software System, you should go to your CFO or CEO with a business case in hand. Read More

Asuret, Inc.


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Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation


Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called "Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down". A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and reactive maintenance practices. A complete preventive maintenance program consisting of better business practices and a simple tool such as a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) package can streamline the process and result in immediate savings in both time and money. So how do you justify the initial investment and where can the cost savings be seen across the enterprise?

journal jde.com  Benefits , Business Case Journal , Strong Business Case , Ultimate Business Case , Business Case Modeling , Metadata Business Case , Business Case Review , Business Case Guide , Classic Business Case , Business Case Usability , Business Case Return Investment , Successful Business Case . Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even 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

journal jde.com  include wiki, blog, and journal capabilities, as well as group tools that help to simplify team communication and collaboration. I was particularly impressed with how quickly and easily a user could create a course, using some very basic (and user-friendly) content creation tools. The ease and speed of transition from page to page within the application was also a plus for me. Blackboard Learn requires very little training for the user to get up and running. It is available through an on-premise or Read More

Tips for Researching Enterprise Solutions


Given the majority of participants in a selection committee are not enterprise software specialists, quality enterprise research on applications is crucial. Even if you are employing consultants (with their cute business attire and boxes of love they give during the holidays---my PM brother-in-law once scored a leather jacket, but I digress), it’s still important to be well versed about the

journal jde.com  time to locate a journal than to google ERP, but finding a reputable journal means that information has already been filtered. You will not be wasting time needlessly clicking on pages designed for SEO purposes. You know what I’m talking about, those promising titles that lead to pages with little content, but a lot of key phrases. Look at the date the product was released It’s easy to fall into the mindset that because you are looking for a software solution in 2008, that all of your information Read More

RFID - Myth versus Reality


The hype around the adoption of RFID as the 'hot new technology' continues. The reality is that RFID, despite the fact that this is a relatively mature technology, is still far from mainstream.

journal jde.com  by the RFID Business Journal in Chicago in April—was reminiscent of the techno buzz and media fest'' of the late 1990s—the days of the e-bubble! Walking through the exhibit area, it was apparent that the concept of RFID had been firmly embraced by the providers of systems, services, and appliances that support the activities of supply chain management (SCM). New labels and solution descriptions have been applied to the providers of e-commerce offerings. Promises of supply chain rejuvenation, integrated Read More

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


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journal jde.com  from The Wall Street Journal : TOP ASIAN NEWS From The Wall Street Journal Asian stock markets closed mostly higher, with the key index rising in Tokyo and hitting a new high in Australia. Hong Kong shares soared on gains in the property sector. TOP EUROPEAN NEWS From The Wall Street Journal European stocks moved higher Wednesday as worries ease about the outlook for corporate profits. This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research''s on-line magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply chain news—we try to bring you some news, scoops, and tidbits that we think you may not have caught up with elsewhere. This week: news from Steelwedge, HighJump, TERADATA, Terra Technology, SAP, Camstar, Composite Apps, and, even the "Top 5 e

journal jde.com  conference: (with credit to  Journal of Commerce ’s William Cassidy, on twitter as  @wbcassidy_joc ):  Top 5 e-commerce concerns of carriers and third-party logistics providers (3PLPs): 5) Exposure to liability—especially during home deliveries. 4) Inconsistency. Each order can be unique, and uniquely challenging. 3) Security at the delivery site. 2) How to make money-handling e-commerce shipments. 1) How to handle single-shipment deliveries. Composite Apps We caught up very recently with a Read More

A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system. This primer covers the constructs for supporting many of the variations in lean practices.

journal jde.com  the type of transfer journal for recording transfers. Once a transfer kanban ticket has been created (with a status of “pending”), it communicates the need for replenishment and can be reported as received. After recording a material receipt for the transfer kanban ticket (status of “received”), Dynamics AX creates a transaction for the specified quantity in the transfer journal, and posts the journal. Once a container associated with the kanban ticket has been emptied, the status changes back to Read More

Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics Part 2: One Solution


Most enterprises fight fires with axes, fire hoses, trucks, and hordes of firemen, but the CDQM approach is a smoke detector. It’s far less expensive to put a fire out when it’s just smoldering, rather than to extinguish a blazing house fire and then remodel the entire house.

journal jde.com  was still batch processing journal and other general ledger entries on a nightly and weekly basis. Over time, Huntington''s accounting department was spending more and more time researching and reconciling erroneous entries. Though Huntington Corp. accounts were clearly defined in a chart of accounts by department and type of account, the general ledger and other systems were allowing invalid account numbers, thus causing subsequent delays in invoicing and payment processing. A continuous data quality tool Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 20, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS and GO-LIVESAgricultural equipment manufacturer selects Abas ERPIndustry tags: manufacturing “Canadian company Cadman Power Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of special agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment has conducted an ERP selection project, and ERP from abas Business Software emerges the winner of this competition. The company was looking for a system as a single

journal jde.com  record the appropriate depreciation journal entries for assets.” — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst TEC article (May 2012): Assessing FinancialForce.com’s Early Years Soffront Software announces vertical CRM for cleaning industry Industry tags:  cleaning, maintenance, and janitorial services “ Soffront Software Inc. announces a customer relationship management (CRM) solution for cleaning, maintenance, and janitorial companies, enabling a company to better manage leads, opportunities, and Read More

Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)


In the last decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market, I've witnessed so many products and vendors disappearing and reappearing under a different name, ownership, etc., but it is for the first time now, at the end of 2007 that I saw basically the same vendor go public for the second time (and in a 10 year timespan). Namely, Deltek (evaluate its flagship product), the leading

journal jde.com  6, 2003 Wall Street Journal business section with a signed “come to us” letter authored by Ken deLaski, the former Deltek CEO and President. The Part II of this topic will thus analyze the recent times at Deltek and whether the company has lately evolved and separated from the competition, and whether it is going to be a very strong public company. Your views, comments and opinions, etc. are welcome in the meantime. Read More

Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 1


My recent article on Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation stated that these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a warehouse management system (WMS), distribution labor management system (LMS), and/or transportation management system (TMS) solution. But over the last few years they have also pursued

journal jde.com  Beilfuss of Cross Border Journal . Investing in the Future Finally Paying Off: No Guts, No Glory Last few years have been tough on Manhattan Associates in terms of flat revenues (although that trend has recently changed for quite the better). RedPrairie was able to weather the economic storm much better due to its diversification (i.e., catering to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in recession-proof industries such as food & beverage) and via appetizing acquisitions, as  described in my 2009 se Read More