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Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Two: Market Impact
Given Epicor's ordeal of the past and the fact that divesting several lateral products in 2001 will have greatly helped it achieve some much needed stability

lateral integration  fact that divesting several lateral products in 2001 will have greatly helped it achieve some much needed stability nowadays, one could wonder about the wisdom of the renewed Epicor's appetite for acquisitions. After all, the acquisition of Dataworks had left Epicor with multiple ERP products and the inherited daunting task of rationalizing its product development strategy, and, who on earth with a sound mind would like to revisit that experience? However, one should note that Epicor competes primarily

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Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft's Encore acquisition should bring the two former partners' complementary product offerings even closer together and should widen opportunities within the public and nonprofit sectors under the Microsoft umbrella. The products' technologies are quite compatible and so their integration will not be terribly complex, if it is to be complex at all.

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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts


The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these challenges, heavy investments have been made in extensive spare ad replacement parts networks.

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Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1


In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some particular industry and market segment), but not that much vertical integration per se. My beliefs were recently confirmed by what I learned while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title. Namely, Module One of the

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Challenges of External Device Integration with Mobile


With the introduction of efficient smart devices like smartphones, tablet devices, and others, the complete scenario has been changed. We are now in the era where everyone has their own computational ecosystem. This is feasible because of the external device integration facility and device synchronization concept. Read this white paper and get the fundamentals about device integration and know some of the challenges for the road ahead.

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Orchestrating Integration Strategies


Successful enterprise-wide integration strategies for financial institutions (FI) use a holistic approach that formulates a multipronged strategy. This strategy must encompasses a number of individual integration strategies covering data, application systems, and channels. This will help FIs address challenges, remain flexible, and gain a crucial edge over competition in the process.

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Hub and Spoke Integration SAP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV


The hub and spoke concept refers to a parent or holding company that uses one business software system (the hub), which is integrated with the systems used by its individual subsidiaries or divisions (the spokes). We look at the hub and spoke concept with SAP R/3 at the hub, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV at the spokes.

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Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint


There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking thanks to various factors driving the market. Currently, however, the difference still matters in the solution selection process.

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Integrating All Information Assets Part One: Why is integration an issue?


More and more companies today face a significant challenge in integrating multiple business applications. This is the natural result of fewer companies running a single, all encompassing business application, either in a lone facility or across multiple sites of a multinational, multi-organizational enterprise. The inability to integrate leaves an incomplete or disjointed view of your enterprise. This is an excerpt from the book ERP Optimization (Subtitle: Using Your Existing System to Support Profitable E-Business Initiatives).

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