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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Three: Market Impact
Part of Made2Manage Systems acquisition strategy includes taking on a more global presence through acquisition of non-US companies that offer software, services

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Is Fourth Shift Succeeding in Providing 'Complete Customer Care'?


On July 25, Fourth Shift Corporation and SupplierMarket.com announced a partnership that will enable purchasing professionals to locate ideal trading partners, submit RFQs for new contracts, and receive the results of reverse auctions, all from their familiar Fourth Shift vendor operations, manufacturing planning and scheduling, and product definition screens. Earlier, on July 18, Fourth Shift Corporation reported a loss of $.37 per share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2000.

lawn turf  Fourth Shift Succeeding in Providing 'Complete Customer Care'? Is Fourth Shift Succeeding in Providing 'Complete Customer Care'? P.J. Jakovljevic - August 14, 2000 Event Summary According to a press release from July 25, Fourth Shift Corporation, a Minneapolis-based global application software vendor for small-to-medium enterprises (SME) and SupplierMarket.com, an Internet marketplace that provides mutual benefits to buyers and suppliers of manufactured direct materials, have partnered to bring together Read More

Why Demandware Is Out in Front in the Digital Commerce Sector


Whether you call it e-commerce, e-retailing, digital commerce, or something else entirely, there is a veritable revolution going on in the internet commerce space. While consumers continue to seek and expect near-perfection in the digital commerce experience, vendors have been struggling to deliver what should be a seamless experience across channels. Demandware has been particularly assertive

lawn turf  Demandware Is Out in Front in the Digital Commerce Sector Whether you call it e-commerce, e-retailing, digital commerce, or something else entirely, there is a veritable revolution going on in the internet commerce space. While consumers continue to seek and expect near-perfection in the digital commerce experience, vendors have been struggling to deliver what should be a seamless experience across channels. Demandware has been particularly assertive about tackling this, developing from a SaaS newcomer Read More

BWI Companies Selects VAI’s S2K ERP


BWI, a Texas-based wholesale distributor of lawn and garden products, selects VAI's S2K ERP system to enhance collaboration within its distributed sales force and transform its business. Find out what sealed the deal for BWI.

lawn turf  Texas-based wholesale distributor of lawn and garden products with numerous locations servicing a diversified customer base in 15 states, sought a solution to automate and integrate its core business functions. It also looked to eliminate manual processes associated with building reports, and to extract data into customer buying trends and product line profitability. BWI determined that with its ease of use and full integration with existing information technology (IT) systems, VAI’s S2K Enterprise Read More

Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market trend through mobility, enhancing customer engagement, and multichannel retailing. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Epicor’s director of product marketing, retail software, to discuss how Epicor Retail sets itself apart from the competition.

lawn turf  operations, pharmacies, hardware stores, lawn and garden, and sporting goods. The sweet spot for the comprehensive Epicor Retail Suite has historically been apparel, footwear, jewelry, and sporting goods. However, Epicor has some best-of-breed products (i.e., Store and Sales Audit) for tier one and tier two retailers across both soft and hard goods verticals, such as department stores, discount stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, etc. The sweet spot for Epicor Eagle (which originates from Activant) is Read More

Why Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords?


Does Google keep an eye on Microsoft? Does Microsoft keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s using when it comes to online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Learn more.

lawn turf  Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords? Does Google keep an eye on Microsoft? Does Microsoft keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s using when it comes to online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Learn more. Read More

Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?


Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market and has the potential of reaching $300 million in revenues in fiscal 2001. Its extensive and efficient global indirect channel model that consists of over 2,000 partners has been admired industry-wide. At Stampede 2000, its annual partner conference, Great Plains announced significant extensions to its product offering. However, these have been delivered at the expense of reporting losses for the last two quarters.

lawn turf  Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost? Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 5, 2000 Introduction This is the third of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

lawn turf  Plus and Beyond ERP Plus Although PowerCerv (now Verticent ) did not intentionally focused on any particular industry, its product has found place within many metal fabricators in a make-to-order (MTO), configure-to-order (CTO), and make-to-stock (MTS) environments. This may very well help Verticent to secure its position in the competitive ERP landscape. For additional information on Verticent's background see The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider . Part two of the The Read More

Case Study: Optimizing the Inbound Supply Chain


Find out how an established lawn and garden product manufacturer transformed production processes, improved supplier communication and inbound delivery quality, and drove lower raw material inventories. The key? A collaborative web-based solution to manage critical inbound supplier forecasts, orders, and shipments.

lawn turf  out how an established lawn and garden product manufacturer transformed production processes, improved supplier communication and inbound delivery quality, and drove lower raw material inventories. The key? A collaborative web-based solution to manage critical inbound supplier forecasts, orders, and shipments. Read More

Operational Excellence: Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas


Companies in the Americas should lead the world in growth through operational excellence—but they don’t. A 2008 survey shows that less than half promote insight into operations by investing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Companies in the Americas also lag behind Asia-Pacific firms in revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Read more of the survey results.

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PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


PeopleSoft needs to more efficiently mine its client base by doing a better job of selling the broadened offering, by getting its affiliate channel both excited about the product portfolio and by upgrading the channel's ability to sell.

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What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?


April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

lawn turf  lumber & building materials, lawn & garden, farm-home, pharmacy & drug, and the automotive aftermarket. Eagle includes POS, scanning, inventory, pricing, purchasing, quote, bid and special order processing, vendor and manufacturer communications, financials, document management, electronic parts catalog, mobility, and e-commerce. We have more than 6,000 customers running their retail operations on Eagle. PJ : How are your major system integrator (SI), independent software vendor (ISV), resellers, and Read More

Improving Customer Relationships: An Integrated Approach


It’s a simple idea: get a better understanding of your customers’ wants and needs, deliver on their expectations, and your revenue will increase. But more than 40 percent of companies surveyed do not have a formal customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in place. And those that have one still struggle with CRM at nearly every stage. Learn more about areas where you can improve your own CRM system strategy.

lawn turf  Customer Relationships: An Integrated Approach Improving Customer Relationships: An Integrated Approach If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. More than ever, in today's challenging business environment, best-run companies are staying focused on their most valuable assets – their customers. Companies seek to retain their best customers and maximize the effectiveness of every customer interaction – whether it's Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft


PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over the course of a decade or so, it added Supply Chain Management and Financials to its list of application offerings. In the last few years, in the face of slowing cash flows from its traditional strongholds, it has gone full bore toward Internet-based enterprise-wide - even cross-enterprise - solutions, trying to enter the game and be competitive with other top tier ERP-turned Collaborative Commerce vendors. Showing fiscal growth and, very-recently, notably-improved market acceptance, Peoplesoft may be the enterprise software turnaround story of the last decade.

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Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1


Scala seems to be telling any competitor that two can play the game in the global enterprise market. Employing offense as the best defense, the company is determined to attack the satellite divisions of its bigger competitors, particularly those of SAP.

lawn turf  Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1 Event Summary At the beginning of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA; www.scala.net ), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative ERP software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, launched a number of initiatives to defend its turf by providing a counter value proposition to users of its larger competitors, especially SAP. Most recently, on July 16, Scala announced that it signed a new partnership Read More