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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

long term agreement  and identifies short and long term gaps between the actual figures and the optimal plan's (recommended) ones. The idea of the above three-legged-stool process is to rationalize the trade-off of inventory vs. service, given the constant demand variability and re-supply parameters (policies). With S&OP at its core, the practice helps with generating an inventory and service level plan by item and location that optimizes inventory mix and investment to achieve a defined global business objective. In a

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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Click Commerce Acquires Allegis


Click Commerce, a provider of partner relationship management (PRM) software for the Global 2000 companies, announced it reached an agreement in principle to acquire Allegis Corporation. However, despite a good fit at first glance and improved cross-selling opportunity, some challenges and product gaps are yet to be overcome.

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Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows


The Scala and Microsoft alliance in the CRM arena has merits of mutual benefits, particularly in the short to medium term, but due to vacillating motives of the participants that compete in the other enterprise applications fields, will it last? For the time being, Microsoft will likely be content to help Scala attack or keep the satellite divisions of its bigger competitors, particularly those of their common rival - SAP.

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Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


Whether this is a temporary stint, a true long-term alliance, or just a prelude to nuptials down the track, Microsoft should turn out as a beneficiary in every way.

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Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage


Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a business application provider for the low-end of the market. Will this move alienate Microsoft from a slew of other partners competing in the same space, even as the rumors of yet another antitrust legal action abound?

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UNIT4 Partners with EVRY for Nordic Financial Sector


UNIT4 has entered into a new partnership agreement with Norwegian IT company EVRY, targeting the banking and finance sector.

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Customer Relationship Malpractice


Although malpractice is usually a term used in medicine, its definition (“any instance of improper professional conduct”) shows that the term can be used in any profession. In my opinion, malpractice can also be found in customer relationship management (CRM).  It can result in financial damage (lost sales, penalties for not delivering on time, etc.) or loss of confidence, which can jeopardize the

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Manufacturing: Realizing Enterprise ROI


Today more than ever, companies are looking for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses, or both.

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Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market


Taking advantage of its rival Microsoft’s either reticence or satiation, Epicor recently acquired its long-term partner Clarus for an almost next to nothing price to provide mid-market with a solid add-on e-procurement and, eventually, SRM value proposition too.

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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 by Inovis for a $16 million (USD) higher price, might have more ramifications for JDA than merely an "unrequited love".

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Excel Users Are “Doomed.” Long Live Excel User Interface


A little while ago, in her post Beware Supply Chain Excel Users—YOU are DOOMED!!!!, my colleague Khudsiya Quadri warned Microsoft Excel users that Excel is not a good option when enterprise applications are expected to be used. Reading her post and the comments that followed is a good exercise in learning different perspectives from different people. However, in my post, I’ll refrain from agreeing

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