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Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels
Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers

kmart pim  Unlike the chaotic moves Kmart undertook a few years ago, at the same time the company was faltering, Sears must view IT as the enabler for business success, not the be all, end all . A mitigating factor to Kmart's faulty forays may very well be that Sears seems to be more innovative and aggressive when it comes to leveraging technology to achieve operational efficiency. Indeed, behind many success stories in American business lies an innovation. Going back a century, in the case of Sears, the Read More
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Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Multichannel Sales
Multichannel retailers must be able to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill on Web placed orders. Hence, most successful

kmart pim  to be merged with Kmart ) did not reportedly sell anything on-line until 1997, with only one product category until 1999, the company's strategy, from the beginning of the Internet revolution, was to at least maintain one face to the customer. It did not want to create a rift between the on-line and the off-line Sears. Sears lets products bought on-line be picked up and returned to its stores; customers can schedule service visits to the stores on-line; and near real-time inventory visibility is Read More
Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor
The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness

kmart pim  a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? Event Summary Mergers and acquisitions ( M&As) in the enterprise applications arena are certainly not uncommon. In fact, when a single day goes by without an intra-market acquisition announcement, a market observer might even start feeling out of sorts. Neither it is uncommon to hear about manufacturers of, say, automotive parts, construction supplies, or food service equipment acquiring an enterprise system's software Read More
GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary
GXS, a business to business e-commerce pioneer, announced its acquisition of channel management specialist HAHT Commerce. However, despite a good complementary

kmart pim  Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary Event Summary A refutation of the claim that the ongoing consolidation in the enterprise application space has of late largely been about pilfering install base, increasing market share, and saving the costs of economy of scale -based product, might be the recent merger of two players in the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce arena, which claim that the rationale for their merger is to provide a more comprehensive Read More
Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template
Integration with Back-Office Systems, Product Information Repository, Data Distribution and Synchronization, Employee Productivity, Application Technology

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Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and

kmart pim  Kroger , Tesco , Kmart , etc.), food service companies ( MacDonald 's, Wendy 's, etc.) and food service distributors (Sysco). When asked to describe channel masters, a vice president (VP) of marketing at a food manufacturer explained, when they demand something, the manufacturer just has to say thank you'. These channel masters control access to the market. The channel master has the power to determine prices, promotions, placement, etc. Such customers want guaranteed supplies at guaranteed prices, Read More
Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Three: Challenges and Competition
While on the surface, there are few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with electronic data interchange (EDI), many seem reluctant to

kmart pim  Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Three: Challenges and Competition Challenges At the end of March, during its annual conference for North American customers, Convergence 2004 , Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) division previewed upcoming versions of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions: MBS Axapta , MBS Great Plains , MBS Navision , MBS Solomon , Microsoft CRM , and related services. The Read More
Perfion
Perfion develops and markets a product information management (PIM) solution via an international network of strategic and professional solution partners

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Experiencing a Different Corporate Culture at QAD Explore 2008
No, my intent here is not necessarily to provide a typical analyst alert after attending a vendor's annual user conference, in this case the QAD Explore 2008 in

kmart pim  a Different Corporate Culture at QAD Explore 2008 No, my intent here is not necessarily to provide a typical analyst alert after attending a vendor's annual user conference, in this case the  QAD Explore 2008 in Orlando, Florida (US) last month. This is not to imply that there was nothing there to write home about either. Quite the contrary, the multiple-day event was, well, eventful for market observers and hundreds of QAD 's global customers from both an official (announcements, product Read More
Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?
A sales configurator needs to be able to

kmart pim  There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers? There are hundreds of industrial automation firms that have been suffering in silence because of the system shortcomings related to part numbers. Many of these companies are unaware that off-the-shelf, intelligent part numbers solutions exist. For more background information, please see Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products? . Some configurators do support intelligent part numbering. However, the question is, how Read More
Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application
Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the

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Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part One: Event and Market Impact
Recent QRS' announcement that it has terminated its agreement to merge with JDA Software, while, in a separate announcement, it stated that it will be acquired

kmart pim  All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part One: Event and Market Impact Event Summary In mid-July, JDA Software Group Inc . (NASDAQ: JDAS), a prominent global provider of integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain with over 4,500 customers, and QRS Corporation (NASDAQ: QRSI), a leading provider of collaborative commerce and trading community building solutions, with nearly 10,000 retail and manufacturing customers, announced a definitive agreement for JDA to acquire QRS as 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

kmart pim  business process automation,CRM,customer relationship management,consumer advocacy,brand loyalty,customer experience branding,perception management,buzzwords,AI,artificial intelligence Read More

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