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ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven
Within the warehouse management system (WMS) market, which is still the main breadwinning offering for most of the SCE vendors, most products are functionally

marc wms  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 as it has been the case in the ERP space. The typical dynamics driving ERP vendors' mergers that, for example, acquire an install base and increase market share, fill certain product gaps, and acquire more advanced product and technology, etc., as seen in Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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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 wms  vendors like LIS and MARC Global, which have even held the earlier entrant and the SCE leader, Manhattan Associates, to less than one hundred installations so far. The competition from SSA Global (following its acquisition of EXE Technologies), Catalyst International , FWL Technologies , and also from the ERP vendors, including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Business Solutions (due to native WMS capabilities of the Navision and Axapta products), and PeopleSoft will have also played its part. Conversely, founded Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT


Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting realistic goals. The return on investment (ROI) justification works for the vendor, particularly when its CEO has a strong accounting background. It does not appear very realistic to expect the equitably due attention to over a dozen products, though, as only the enhancements that will result in marketing value to SSA GT will pass.

marc wms  particularly with LIS and MARC Global ). Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT's customer base, market share and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. Both companies have notable customer bases with a wide geographic spread (particularly in emerging markets that have been much less affected by the recession). Also, several above-depicted EXceed modules, especially perpetual inventory, planning, 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 wms  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

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 wms  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

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part One: Event Summary


For years, Catalyst International was a leading public WMS/SCE vendor before missteps by its previous management team caused serious problems in strategy and execution. Over the past few years Catalyst's turnaround strategy has returned it to growth and profitability. As a result, it has recently been acquired by ComVest, a wealthy, private investment firm. This development may indicate private equity investors' renewed interest in this market and might validate the company's turnaround strategy that began in late 2001. Still, the question remains whether the anticipated infusion of capital from ComVest will enable Catalyst to become a consolidator and rejoin its mightier direct competitors in the industry's upper echelon.

marc wms  Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part One: Event Summary Event Summary The long predicted consolidation within the warehouse management systems/supply chain execution (WMS)/ (SCE) market seems finally to be happening, albeit behind schedule. Yet, the pathway to consolidation has proceeded along a somewhat unexpected route, and the key players have not always been the usual suspects. Namely, instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some public SCE/WMS vendors —or smaller, Read More

Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS


Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing.

marc wms  Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing. Read More

Five Reasons You Can’t Afford to Postpone Your Labor Management Project


The adage “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” is true of many things in warehouse management, but perhaps nowhere more so than for the productivity of your workforce. Payroll is typically the largest single expense in the warehouse, and so many companies are using warehouse management systems (WMSs) and other technologies to do more in less time. But a labor management solution might do more for you—find out how.

marc wms  Reasons You Can’t Afford to Postpone Your Labor Management Project HighJump TM Labor Advantage gives you the ability to plan, measure and view labor activities within your organization to increase efficiency. This advanced labor management software helps you objectively measure employee performance and identify those whose performance consistently exceeds the standard, as well as employees who need assistance. In addition, HighJump Labor Advantage enables you to create individual performance Read More

Case Study: Brydens


Brydens, an importer and distributor based in San Juan (Trinidad), needed a way to integrate the operational and functional aspects of the business, as well as turn raw data into useful information for better decision making. With a new warehouse management system (WMS), Brydens benefits from tracking and order fulfillment capabilities, for better inventory management. Discover the other benefits of the WMS solution.

marc wms  Study: Brydens Brydens, an importer and distributor based in San Juan (Trinidad), needed a way to integrate the operational and functional aspects of the business, as well as turn raw data into useful information for better decision making. With a new warehouse management system (WMS), Brydens benefits from tracking and order fulfillment capabilities, for better inventory management. Discover the other benefits of the WMS solution. Read More

Provia Proves Its Way To Success


While not necessarily blossoming like some bigger and more visible SCE peers, Provia certainly still has its 'proven way' to differentiate its value proposition.

marc wms  Proves Its Way To Success Event Summary On February 5, Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a somewhat tacit but quite steadfast privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions aimed at catering for the entire order-to-delivery' collaborative process needs, announced that it has completed 2002 with over 80 client sites going live during the course of the year, which was also one of the company's most profitable years ever. The more than 80 client go-lives were a combination Read More

Fulfillment Company Reduces Shipping Errors with WMS


International Marketing Group (IMG) was used to tall orders. And although fulfillment mistakes were rare for the third-party logistics company, any errors that did occur were extremely costly. In order to stay competitive, IMG realized that it would need to increase its fulfillment output. With its new warehouse management system (WMS), IMG’s shipping time has gone from several days to mere hours.

marc wms  Company Reduces Shipping Errors with WMS International Marketing Group (IMG) was used to tall orders. And although fulfillment mistakes were rare for the third-party logistics company, any errors that did occur were extremely costly. In order to stay competitive, IMG realized that it would need to increase its fulfillment output. With its new warehouse management system (WMS), IMG’s shipping time has gone from several days to mere hours. Read More

Accellos One WMS


AccellosOne Warehouse Management System acts as the hub of your supply chain solution, integrating accounting/order and shipping software systems, electronic data interchange (EDI) systems, Crystal Reports software, radio frequency and barcode hardware, and warehouse automation equipment.

marc wms  One WMS AccellosOne Warehouse Management System acts as the hub of your supply chain solution, integrating accounting/order and shipping software systems, electronic data interchange (EDI) systems, Crystal Reports software, radio frequency and barcode hardware, and warehouse automation equipment. Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance


Provia's approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company's existing logistics transactional software solution and process flows. This should put the suppliers back into control of prioritizing their IT projects because they could supposedly thereby be fairly easily and quickly made compliant with Wal-Mart or the DoD requirements for RFID. The next step for them would then be to look at how they can reap the benefits of RFID internally within their own operations.

marc wms  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance RFID Compliance These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor ( Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a Read More

SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International


ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

marc wms  Announces Investment in Catalyst International SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Event Summary ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Read More

Spring Brings New Growth To Manhattan Associates


Good execution in the wake of Y2K brings record revenue and earnings for Manhattan Associates in its first quarter.

marc wms  the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 was $17.5 million, an increase of 20% over services revenue of $14.6 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. Manhattan's profitability streak continued in the first quarter with net income of $2.9 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 1999. Manhattan's results are an achievement for the Atlanta, Georgia based vendor, but mimic those reported by many of its competitors in the Read More