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The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

marc escande  of Texas at Dallas. Marc Escande is the Supply Chain Director of the welding division of Air Liquide Canada, whose global supply chain includes manufacturing operations and over 90 distribution centers. ChainLink Research is a bold new supply chain research organization dedicated to helping executives improve business performance and competitiveness. Read More...
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The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three
Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of

marc escande  RedPrairie (including recently acquired MARC Global ), SSA Global is more global, since most of its SCE customers come from outside North America. As for industry segments, retail and wholesale distribution was the largest vertical for SSA Global's high-volume WMS transactions, with transportation and logistics being the second-largest vertical. Similar Infor Focus It is interesting to note that the Infor supply chain planning (SCP) group is acting in a similar manner, selling to several of its ERP Read More...
Lombardi Software Teamworks 7.0 for Business Process Management Certification Report
Lombardi Software's business process management (BPM) system, Teamworks 7.0, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for

marc escande  Cotner, Lombardi Software, Inc. Marc Smith, Lombardi Software, Inc. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Lombardi's product Teamworks 7.0 is now TEC Certified for use in the Business Process Management (BPM) Evaluation Center. The BPM Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC's comprehensive BPM model. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor's responses to TEC's request for information (RFI) . Certification ensures Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applicationsIndustry tags: BI/business analytics

marc escande  him and salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff is legendary (although they are both Oracle alumni). —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst See also: P.J.'s Cloud ERP Wars blog post Read More...
PowerCerv Facing Another Stormy Season
PowerCerv, a Tampa, FL based mid-market enterprise applications vendor, has been going through its second major attempt to revitalize itself. In August it

marc escande  around the world, said Marc Fratello, PowerCerv's CEO. eCRM, eOrder and eDashboard are self-service applications that help companies touch their virtual supply chains in a variety of methods. These new applications deliver benefits to online customers by increasing the number of touch-points and adding value via the Web. Also, our customers achieve the unique benefit of e-business solutions that are developed to integrate seamlessly into existing PowerCerv applications. The result, one tightly Read More...
In Conversation with Rootstock Management
TEC’s recent article Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com outlined the genesis of Rootstock Software and its cloud-based ERP offering. Rootstock Software

marc escande  message from salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and in some one-on-one discussions that we’ve had with George Hu (EVP, Platform and Marketing). Their continued investments in companies that are coming to the platform might create a bit of competition within the community but that is probably a good thing for the space. To date, Rootstock is clearly the only provider of applications for a real manufacturing company with complex manufacturing requirements (see Figure 4). The joint venture between Read More...
Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?
The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck

marc escande  company's VP of marketing, Marc Lind, praising the predictability and scalability of the subscription model. The company lists three sorts of subscriptions that include varying levels of services. They range from basic services like regular updatesfor various packages, to more involved services including greater accessibility to support, to dedicated and unlimited support, training programs and events. I'll be curious to see how Aras's move plays out with respect to another point Connolly made in his Read More...
The ERP Ecosystem
Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different

marc escande  by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, SalesForce.com (an on-demand CRM solution vendor) went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in June 2004. The company, according to its web site , has its services translated into 15 different languages and currently has over 43,600 customers and 1,000,000 subscribers. Within the web application model, to what extent consulting services can be involved becomes a question. Exposed to these challenges, the landscape of the ERP ecosystem may change. Either Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Two: More Recent Events
MAPICS remains a customer-focused organization with the mantra of helping customers in select verticals become world-class manufacturers.

marc escande  involved with Georgia Tech's MARC for nearly three years and leads the Framework Implementation Project (FIP) as the only manufacturing-focused ERP solution provider involved. The purpose of the FIP program is to design, implement, and test industry standards that streamline information exchange for electronics assembly and link all aspects of a manufacturing enterprise in real time. Georgia Tech's MARC, with the backing of major equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturers, and software and Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

marc escande  chief executive officer (CEO) Marc Benioff even (half-jokingly or not) taunted SAP ( during his intellectual debate with SAP’s co-founder Hasso Plattner in early 2008 ) to rewrite the SAP Business ByDesign on-demand product on Force.com, rather than to further torture and embarrass itself (and the rest of the traditionally stodgy on-premise vendor community). Even though this challenge might sound ridiculous for too-proud SAP to acknowledge and succumb to, that suggestion begins to make sense to me, Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 20, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS and GO-LIVESAgricultural equipment manufacturer selects Abas ERPIndustry tags: manufacturing“Canadian company Cadman Power Equipment Ltd.,

marc escande  less. Founder and CEO Marc Kalman states ‘a one-person company can solve their distribution and operational issues for as little as a few thousand dollars a year.’” — Ted Rohm, TEC Research Analyst Acumatica adds infrastructure as a service (IaaS) deployment options Industry tags:  distribution, non-profit, services, manufacturing “ Acumatica , provider of cloud enterprise resource planning and financial software, announced that customers can now deploy their solutions via infrastructure as a s Read More...
An Interview with WorkForce Software: Why Your Organization Needs Fatigue Management
Does your organization believe it can “do more with less”? You need to realize that this is ultimately an unsustainable model. Employees working beyond their

marc escande  opportunity to speak with Marc Moschetto, vice president ( VP) of marketing for WorkForce Software, to discuss this intriguing topic. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: Sherry: How would you explain the concept of fatigue management (in a nutshell) to an organization not familiar with it? Marc: Addressing employee fatigue can be a complex and multi-faceted issue, but there are ways to simplify the process through automation. Breaking it down to its simplest form, employee fatigue Read More...
RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Two: Market Impact
It is becoming increasingly important for supply chain execution (SCE) suppliers to have global implementation and service capabilities, while multinational

marc escande  Systems , G-Log , MARC Global , Swisslog , Logility , etc. There are several reasons why SCE/WMS vendor consolidation has not followed the all too common occurrence of strong vendors gobbling up weaker competitors, like it has been the case in the ERP space. For a detailed examination of the differences between the merger and acquisitions phenomena within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SCE markets see ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven . This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One Read More...
Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1
Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large

marc escande  tepid. To be frank,  Marc Benioff, Saesforce.com’s flamboyant CEO, gave an atypically incoherent and dry keynote speech when he introduced Chatter at Dreamforce 2009 . The Facebook and Twitter paradigms within on-demand enterprise applications were intriguing, but there was no clear differentiating message for me at the time. After all, Benioff admitted to “borrowing” the ideas from Facebook, Twitter,  Evite ,  Apple’s Genius Bar , and so on, which was also in contrast to Salesforce.com’s Read More...

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