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Your data models are brilliant ... but only if database administrators (DBAs) and developers are on the same page. A mismatch of expectations can slow down a

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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III


Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) suite's name is that a "99+ percentage" represents the gold standard in customer service levels, and it takes a product purposely built to achieve service level excellence and to support such a high standard

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The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in order to meet market demand.

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SAP Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor


The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a chill vendor, but also a fun employer.

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Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Adds Dysfunction to the Windows Family


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Microsoft's Open Source Licenses


This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License) as compliant with the open source definition. Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn't Microsoft been one

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of March 4, 2013


This week TEC brings you news from Manhattan Associates, Descartes, TXT e-solutions, United Technologies, Agilent, and a company called Oz Development. Registration has opened for Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2013, happening May 19–22 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. Industry events (see RedPrairie and JDA) have made the future even more interesting for Manhattan Associates; TEC continues

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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.

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Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points


While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more.

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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

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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

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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.

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Improving Customer Engagement with Social CRM


In a previous post I discussed how the social revolution impacted customer relationship management (CRM) and underlined that while processes designed to derive value in CRM remain valid, they are far from being sufficient in the context of social CRM (SCRM). Yet most organizations need structure to conduct their activities. As far as CRM is concerned, the social aspect has brought to the

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Cognos Unveils CRM Solution


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The word “green” these days is everywhere—especially in business. However, it’s difficult to know whether the environmental concerns of these businesses are sincere. Are their so-called “green practices” truly focused on the protection of the environment, or are they a profit-driven marketing initiative?

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