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Workday Unveils Latest Updates in Workday 19
Workday, Inc., a leading provider of cloud applications for human resources (HR) and finance, unwrapped its latest update, Workday 19. In total, Workday 19

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Sword Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider


What does BPM have to do with CRM? Sword Ciboodle can tell you. The vendor delivers process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers to improve the customer experience by improving customer-facing processes. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the vendor’s key offerings and sits down with Ciboodle’s VP of product and market strategy to discuss the company’s challenges, strategies, and technologies.

nettop forum  Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider The obvious interaction between business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) in the business realm has not been that natively embraced by software providers in their offerings (for more analysis, read TEC ’s blog post ). Some exceptions are Pegasystems (including Chordiant , read here ), Consona CRM (including former Onyx , SupportSoft , and KNOVA , read here ), and KANA Software (read here ). To be fair, Microsoft Dynamics Read More

Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain


Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean methodology, you can proceed through your supply chain transformation to become effectively lean.

nettop forum  Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain Introduction As described in Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain , lean manufacturing can be extended beyond the shop floor and into other supply chain processes. To do this, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities. By keeping in mind some guidelines, a company can effectively transform the supply chain into a lean process. Integrating and Supplementing with Lean Lean functionality must be integrated Read More

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nettop forum  HANA: A Fast Developing “Toddler” - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed a snapshot of the SAP HANA offerings’ achievements at the time of the product’s first anniversary in June 2012. SAP is now a de facto database provider that intends to become the #2 database vendor by 2015. The company’s recently unveiled real-time data platform combines the SAP HANA platform, Sybase data management offerings, and SAP BusinessObjects solutions for  enterprise information management (EIM) . The Read More

Enterprise Energy Management Software - The Key to Effective Energy Utilization


Energy purchasing has become increasingly complex as a result of deregulation. The deregulated market provides more suppliers and more options for supply contracts. Managers who buy energy need to have more information about projected operational energy demand in order to get the best energy prices. They need a software system.

nettop forum  Energy Management Software - The Key to Effective Energy Utilization Enterprise Energy Management Software - The Key to Effective Energy Utilization Featured Author - Olin Thompson - August 9, 2002 Introduction There is nothing quite as emotional as an energy crisis . Cars in long lines at the pump, graphs showing spiking trends with nowhere to go but up, and hard luck stories all are grist for the media mill. Elected officials clamor for an energy policy and the usual interest groups Read More

A Forum for Wireless Standards…About time isn’t it?


A wireless standards forum has been needed for years, and given the wide array of vendors participating in the newly formed Mobile Wireless Internet Form (MWIF), we believe a global standard can be achieved and implemented quickly.

nettop forum  Forum for Wireless Standards…About time isn’t it? A Forum for Wireless StandardsAbout time isn't it? P. Hayes - April 20th, 2000 Event Summary CANNES, France, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF), a forum focused on accelerating the deployment of open, Internet-based standards for mobile wireless networks announced its formation today. Its founding members are Alcatel, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Celletra, Cisco Systems, Compaq, Comverse Network Systems, DDI Corporation, Read More

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Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 1


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nettop forum  Expands Web With IPNet eConnections Expands Web With IPNet S. McVey - September 25, 2000 Event Summary eConnections, one of a new breed of Supply Chain Management vendors, has added IPNet Solutions Inc. to its list of preferred solutions for supply-chain connectivity. IPNet (see Secure Transport of EDI and XML for Trading Exchanges ) makes eBizness Suite 3.1 for enabling virtual trading communities and trade exchanges and will allow eConnections to expand its range of integration platforms. Read More

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The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products


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nettop forum  New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products S. McVey - February 2nd, 2000 Event Summary At its press analyst day on Tuesday, Manugistics announced new tools and applications for Internet B2B collaboration intended to put the ailing supply chain management vendor back in the game. Distancing its applications from what it termed traditional eBusiness solutions, Manugistics hailed the new offerings as the next evolutionary step in online trading networks, Read More

The Fast-payback SAP Projects for Saving Money in 2009: Detailed Data for Business Expense Projects


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If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

nettop forum  Demand Supply Introduction If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don't jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More

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