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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.

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Integrating Customer Relationship Management through Software As A Service

The customer relationship management (CRM) market is changing. Over half the market is served by small vendors. Fully integrated business suites like NetSuite standalone solutions like salesforce.com, are heeding the demand for software as a service, but they are approaching the market with very different market strategies.

marc escande  clicks of a mouse. Marc Benioff, salesforce.com's CEO noted during the Dreamforce '05 user conference that The AppExchange is the world's first on-demand application sharing service. It's [a] new on-line center where salesforce.com subscribers, partners, and developers can share their on-demand applications for everything from tracking purchasing, recruiting, accounting, industry-specific applications, and beyond. Best of all, it will make finding and installing new on-demand applications as easy as dow 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 applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics "Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business

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

The ERP Ecosystem

Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different key success factors. This article also discusses some challenges that may have an impact on the ERP ecosystem.

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

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 more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share.

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

IBM is Serious About SMB

In the battle for market supremacy, IBM wants to win by reducing Microsoft's market potential. IBM has selected the infrastructure as its battlefield. Both companies are heavily investing to attract best-of-breed channel partners that will be instrumental to a successful small and midsize business (SMB) strategy.

marc escande  as a market leader. Marc Lautenback, General Manager Global SMB describes the midsize business demand as approaching $173B (US) with a 9 percent compound annual growth rate. IBM is very serious about the market potential of the SMB market and has taken all measures to compete and gain market share. IBM wants to tackle the SMB market with a combination of products and services offered specially to fit SMB characteristics. IBM's strategic combination includes the Express product portfolio, the On Demand 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 difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner. Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing

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

Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 1

Dreamforce, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for the enterprise applications market observers (surprisingly, Dreamforce 2011 will take place in late August, and let’s see how that new timing will feel). Namely, in these prolonged times of bad economic news and

marc escande  courtesy of salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff and his executive team. While Dreamforce 2009 was mostly about the continued growth of the vendor and the unveiling of Salesforce Chatter , the company’s nascent social platform and collaboration cloud ( as duly covered by my blog series) , the overall Dreamforce 2010 theme was the cloud proliferation (and salesforce.com’s further diversification). Needless to say, this was in addition to the theme of continued growth.  Indeed, we are now talking about 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 user companies conversely benefit from working with global application providers. Now, the two merged vendors, RedPrairie Corporation and LIS, should have the critical mass and geographical breadth necessary to better serve the needs of their global customers, with local, multilingual support, and to compete for an ever-increasing number of multi-modal transport, multinational engagements.

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

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 capacity become fatigued, compromising their safety and reducing productivity. TEC analyst Sherry Fox sits down with WorkForce Software to look at ways organizations can identify fatigue issues and examine how instituting a fatigue management system can alleviate fatigue challenges and increase employee health as well as your bottom line.

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

Bluebee ERP v.4b.08 for Discrete Manufacturing and Distribution Certification Report

Companies performing a software evaluation and comparison want assurance that the products they’re evaluating do what the vendors say they do. Solutions certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) and bearing the TEC Certified logo were analyst-verified for accuracy. Learn about a TEC Certified ERP system for distribution and discrete manufacturing that might offer the modules and functionality you need.

marc escande  Analyst Demonstration conducted by: Jean-Marc Blanchette, Bluebee Software Inc. Jean-François Laviolette, Bluebee Software Inc. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Bluebee Software's product, Bluebee ERP v 4b.08 is now TEC Certified for use in the Discrete Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and ERP – Distribution Evaluation Centers. The Discrete ERP and ERP for Distribution Evaluation Centers enable you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC's 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 user conference, a vendor’s staffer asked me why I wasn’t already using an iPad tablet computer. That question cracked me up, since I still use an Apple’s discontinued iBook notebook (besides the fact that I might only

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

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., a manufacturer of special agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment has conducted an ERP selection project, and ERP from abas Business Software emerges the winner of this competition. The company was looking for a system as a single

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

RedPrairie Makes a Smart Turn into SaaS WMS

My attendance of RedPrairie Corporations’ RedShift 2010 user conference (for the first time ever) confirmed what I have long sensed about the company’s corporate culture and its install base. That is, the previous blog series on a few supply chain management (SCM) players has, inter alia, expressed my opinions about RedPrairie (formerly McHugh Software), and I believed that

marc escande  WMS competitors LIS and MARC Global , although not during his recent tenure), but will make provocative acquisitions. My gut-feel is that RedPrairie is in good hands with NMC  based on Deltek ’s experience under the same private equity (and RedPrairie is now a similar size to Deltek when NMC acquired it in 2005). Expanding its Retail Focus Given that RedPrairie has professed an interest in tackling the retail sector, one would expect it to acquire a few point solutions and fill its retail functional Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2

Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an immaculate supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company was the industry standard for

marc escande  acquired  another WMS competitor, MARC Global . This product is no longer actively sold, but  RedPrairie continues to support all MARC Global customers. The vendor has offered some small enhancements to the legacy product as they have been requested, and will continue to support it as long as there are users. But the vendor has also offered a migration plan to its flagship E2e WM product and customers are slowly taking that route. Moreover, RedPrairie saw an opening in the area that Manhattan still Read More