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Vendor Profile: PTC's Offering for Retail, Footwear, and Apparel
This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on PTC’s FlexPLM product for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry—a product that leverages the product lifecycle

nike outsources  with companies such as Nike, Liz Claiborne, and Nordstrom for continuing product development.

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Warehouse Management Systems by the Numbers


When it comes to warehouse management systems (WMS), the stats are both shocking and thought-provoking. And although you don't see these stats in the marketing brochures of WMS vendors, you need to think about them before you purchase a WMS.

nike outsources  WebVan , Adidas , Nike , Builders Plumbing Supply , Toys R Us , and many others. Three of those companies are no longer around, two saw their stock price plummet as much as 20 percent, and one gave up and turned its fulfillment process over to a third party logistics provider. All because of a WMS system. Some of you are probably wondering what the value of a WMS system is. The following numbers show the justification! 300 versus 1 Your data-entry personnel produce 1 error for every 300 keystrokes. Read More

Process Manufacturing: Ensuring Food Safety through Active HACCP Management


As a result of publicized food contamination and product recalls, food safety regulations are under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry may soon be facing stricter rules. But food manufacturers can prevent contamination by using existing technology to automate and ensure the effectiveness of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) food safety program. Learn more.

nike outsources  Manufacturing: Ensuring Food Safety through Active HACCP Management For chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other process manufacturers looking to manage this balancing act, Infor delivers a set of proven value optimization capabilities that can increase revenue, boost profits, improve quality, and ensure compliance. Based on a configurable infrastructure and backed by domain experts who understand the process industry, our solutions allow you to react to changing conditions with the Read More

Sage Continues Its Housecleaning Effort


After engaging in a soul-searching exercise a while back, which has lately resulted with more coherent strategies in some regions, and with the recent public statement of its commitment to making customers happy, Sage Group announced at the opening of trading at the London Stock Exchange on February 15, 2013, that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell Sage Nonprofit Solutions to Accel-KKR,

nike outsources  Continues Its Housecleaning Effort After engaging in a  soul-searching exercise a while back , which has lately resulted with more  coherent strategies in some regions , and with the recent public statement of its  commitment to making customers happy , Sage Group announced at the opening of trading at the London Stock Exchange on February 15, 2013, that it has reached a definitive agreement to  sell Sage Nonprofit Solutions to Accel-KKR , and ACT! and SalesLogix to Swiftpage . Accel-KKR has Read More

Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations


Application vendors find themselves in a precarious situation where, concurrently with dismal revenue inflow, there is a need for bigger investment in the development of their products. Vendors unable to keep abreast of technology demands of a vertically focused solution that provides tangible returns in ever-smaller project chunks are in a danger of becoming has-beens.

nike outsources  in the past (see Nike Blames i2 For Finish In Losers Bracket ) all in the time of lost momentum and negative publicity. Identified and set out a few months ago by the management, the goals might be too much too late, as they will certainly take a long time to achieve and will be painstakingly reflected in the company's financial performance, with current hefty cash being possibly insufficient in the long run. Many complexities need to be managed in the overall customer strategy, such as migration to more Read More

Supply Chain Management 101


I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to Newsletter archives), with lots of white paper goodness, to boot. So, What is SCM? Supply chain management (SCM) systems coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including

nike outsources  chains. In May 2001, Nike announced that sales for the preceding quarter had been $100 million (USD) lower than expected. The official reason, according to Nike? Confusion in its supply chain. What’s more, as soon as Nike announced its supply chain breakdown, the company's stock plummeted 20 percent—making a $100 million loss look nearly trivial. Later that year, Cisco announced a $2.2 billion inventory write-off. The culprit, once again: supply chain problems. This fiasco was—and still is—the Read More

Industri-Matematik Faces Uphill Climb


Wracked by negative earnings, shifting infrastructure, and pending litigation, Industri-Matematik International Corporation (NASDAQ: IMIC) faces a difficult time in its history. The Stockholm-based Supply Chain Execution (SCE) vendor has experienced a sharp decline in license revenues over the last four quarters, generating a scant $1.6 million in the most recent quarter - its lowest in nearly four years. Hoping to attract new demand for its products, IMI recently unveiled VIVALDI, a suite aggregated from its flagship application, System ESS, newly developed supply chain management components, and recently acquired customer relationship m

nike outsources  customers in this region, Nike Japan and President's Foods (Taiwan). Rival EXE Technologies benefits from a stronger alliance with i2. IMI has introduced a tool called Value Improvement Analysis (VIA) that highlights problem areas within a customer's business to yield an optimized implementation scope. Properly leveraged, this approach can further differentiate IMI's solution from its competition, due to increased user interest in methods for maximizing the potential for project success. User Read More

Thinking Radically: Interview with Dan Linstedt


To work in the software industry world it is often necessary to think radically, or “out of the box” in order to innovate, solve problems, or stay ahead of the competition. Today we start a series of interviews with some of the thinkers who are reshaping the software industry. I welcome your thoughts—please leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Dan

nike outsources  organizations, including AAA , Nike , Washington Mutual, Expedia , Pepsi Bottling Company, JP Morgan Chase , and others. Experience in petabyte (PB)-sized systems design and architecture, performance and tuning, and data architecture. Taught at DAMA , TDWI , and Informatica conferences. Here’s the rest of our interview: JG: Could you briefly explain the Data Vault Methodology and its main features? I created and designed the Data Vault Model and Methodology originally to meet the needs of the National Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


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nike outsources  demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise Over the last decade, industry analysts have heard about the e-commerce−enabling software company called SPS Commerce time and time again, but we’ve never had the chance to meet its staff. Most often than not, the company would be cited by its direct competitors, such as Sterling Commerce , GXS , or Inovis . The chance to meet the company’s staff presented itself at the National Retail Federation ’s ( NRF ’s) BIG Retail Read More

ERP Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 1: ERP Trends


We take the liberty to comment on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints ERP implementations’ dissatisfactions in no uncertain terms.

nike outsources  W. W. Grainger , Nike , etc.) having reported their troubled implementations, some of which have been analyzed on this site, as follows: Food Producer Files $20m Lawsuit Against Oracle Business Software Firms Sued Over Implementation - Lawsuits Bring ERP Problems to Light Hershey's Halloween Nightmare All Too Common for Supply Chain Implementations PeopleSoft Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities SAP Users Speak Out on Credit and Collections Shortcomings Nike Blames i2 For Finish In Losers Read More

Salesforce.com Acquires ExactTarget


Salesforce.com will acquire the cloud marketing platform ExactTarget. The transaction was valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Salesforce plans to add ExactTarget's digital marketing capabilities to its Marketing Cloud functionality and to expand its customer base with ExactTarget's more than 6,000 customers (including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been

nike outsources  (including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been thriving on its previous acquisitions—Radian6 and Buddy Media—which focus on social marketing. With the new acquisition, Salesforce will be introducing digital marketing to its marketing offering. ExactTarget's suite of products offers the following benefits: Email marketing allows organizations of all sizes to send small or large volumes of e-mail to targeted individuals. Mobile marketing gives users the Read More

Bigfoot CMMS (Enterprise and Enterprise+) Is TEC Certified for CMMS and EAM


TEC is pleased to announce that cloud-based Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group, Inc. (versions Enterprise and Enterprise+) is now TEC Certified in the computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software spaces. These upgraded versions of Bigfoot CMMS have been designed to match the way maintenance professionals view, scan, and interact with computer screens of all sizes—tablet, iPad, PC, and smartphone alike—through a new, enhanced user interface and increased functionality.

nike outsources  of Smartware solutions include Nike, IKEA, Netflix, Macy’s, Del Monte Foods, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The solution is currently employed by more than 10,000 users worldwide.   Smartware Group is consistently recognized with both software industry and trade industry accolades. Recognitions include being named as a finalist for Network Products Guide’s 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Customer Satisfaction category, being ranked among the Inc. 5000 list of Read More

JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1


Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned with in the vast supply chain management (SCM) space. Although far from being a vocal or touchy-feely company, throughout its history JDA has been run fairly effectively by applying basic principles of sound management

nike outsources  the problematic project at Nike in 2001. Nike filed a lawsuit, which, unless I am mistaken, was settled . At one point, as rumor would have it, K-Mart/Sears did file a lawsuit, but then dropped it (perhaps taking pity on i2’s own sad state of affairs at the time). Other unhappy companies were placated with a certain amount of free software or free consulting (which would bloat i2’s protracted losses). What I Saw at JDA FOCUS 2010 In a nutshell, my overall impression was that the merger was Read More

Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part Two


To further discuss the issues brought up in last week’s post on business process management (BPM) provider Appian, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic recently spoke to the company's VP of product marketing Malcolm Ross.

nike outsources  (customers like Amazon, Oakley, Nike, Punch Taverns), life sciences/pharmaceuticals (four of the world’s top five pharma companies are Appian customers—Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Merck, Novartis), transportation (Appian customers like Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Melbourne Airport and UPS), and energy/utilities (Appian customers like EDP Renewables, Husky Energy, Ameren, Marathon Petroleum, Memphis Light, Gas and Water).   Much of this new market penetration has been driven by Appian’s “write Read More

The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing


Many companies are looking to outsource development and maintenance of their application software. Common reasons that companies outsource application software are to reduce their costs, improve quality, obtain flexible staffing levels, and obtain improved service and support so they can focus on their core competence such as, designing clothes, managing equity portfolios, or running hospitals. Choosing whether to outsource or not is a strategic decision for a company. Once a company has decided to outsource, however, it must still choose an outsourcing approach that best fits it needs. This paper will describe the many different options for application software outsourcing, including the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.

nike outsources  Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing Defining the Problem In the 1990s many companies rushed to upgrade or replace their legacy software prior to January 1, 2000—affectionately known forevermore as Y2K. There was fear and concern that many legacy software applications would be unable to handle the requirements of a change in the first two digits of a four-digit year in date fields. A large number of companies chose to purchase and implement new software packages that handled most of Read More