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The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success
Successful e-commerce relies on intelligible, trustworthy content. To achieve this, companies need a complete solution at their back- and front-ends, so they

notebook ranking  item (like laptop versus notebook), leading to delays and dissatisfaction, at least, and causing searches to fail and prospects to click away, at worst. Previously, company representatives limited the exposure of internal data to outsiders and bridged the communications gap. But four trends arising from the nature of e-business expose and aggravate data quality issues, threatening revenue growth, online collaboration and relationships. It's important for businesses to understand these challenges and the

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What Plant-level Systems Can Do for the Enterprise Market


To gain the competitive edge, enterprises are seeking tools to break information silos. Collaborative planning and manufacturing has given plant-level systems a whole new meaning.

notebook ranking  Plant-level Systems Can Do for the Enterprise Market Market Analysis Real time enterprise performance management (EPM) objectives; regulatory compliance requirements and mandates; traceability; and mass customization capabilities are some of the main reasons why plant-level systems are particularly important. However, in order for plant-level models and deep manufacturing to expand into markets such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), industry best practices, non-disruptive business processes, and Read More

Oracle Product Showdown! JD Edwards EnterpriseOne vs. E-Business Suite


In JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite, Oracle has two of the most popular enterprise solutions available in the marketplace today. To compare these two Oracle products, we looked at six standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules: supply chain management, distribution process management, web commerce, human resources, financials, and product technology. To eliminate any chance of bias and to ensure a level playing field, all 3,214 criteria that make up these six modules (and their submodules) in our ERP Evaluation Center were given equal weight and priority…

notebook ranking  Product Showdown! JD Edwards EnterpriseOne vs. E-Business Suite Welcome to Oracle Product Showdown: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne vs. E-Business Suite I'm Neil Stolovitsky, senior research analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. I'd like to welcome you to another in our series of enterprise software Vendor Showdowns. Today's showdown compares two popular Oracle enterprise solutions—JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite—head to head. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful Read More

In Search of Sustainability with Dassault Systèmes


Can PLM technologies help build a more sustainable future for organizations? This article discusses the relationship between PLM and sustainable development, using major PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes as an example.

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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing.

notebook ranking  all SCM Products Are Created Equal Overview Amid the hype that pervades vendor marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory Read More

How Do You Categorize Notebooks?


The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market segments, describe what the general characteristics of each segment are, and to give users an idea of what features they can expect for each segment.

notebook ranking  25, 2000 Overview The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. The Intel-based server market has consolidated to four major manufacturers (Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM). The desktop PC market, although highly competitive, has seen similar consolidation, and the breadth of offerings has narrowed in recent years. The nearest thing to vitality here was the advent of two products: (1) the Internet/Information appliance, which is still in its Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically


While the existing loyal client base and seasoned affiliate channel remains MAPICS’ trump card in these difficult times, the recent moves of a unified product branding combined with addressing issues of its world-class aspiring manufacturing customers should be the way to more effectively sell to and beyond the current prevailing IBM iSeries client base, which is the must for the long-term viability.

notebook ranking  Moving On Pragmatically Event Summary For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX), a global provider of extended ERP applications for world-class mid-sized manufacturers, has embarked on a painstaking process of producing a strategy going forward that would pragmatically blend the company's traditional values and success factors with new approaches to stay in tune with market trends. During this time, the company has been energized with a new functional structure and an expanded Read More

Fourth Shift's evolution Within SoftBrands' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


In addition to putting the problems of blending two former independent organizations together behind, the company is still entangled in figuring out how best to bring different technologies and industrial experiences to bear. Further, the new company is left with multiple products whose brand recognition is quite low given recent re-branding effort that may be even more impeded by SoftBrands/Fourth Shift/evolution brand confusion (not to mention the plethora of hospitality products).

notebook ranking  Shift's evolution Within SoftBrands' DemandStream Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Announcement Summary Fourth Shift Corporation , though its manufacturing group, SoftBrands Manufacturing , has three supposedly complementary product sets tailored for mid-sized manufacturers: Fourth Shift , evolution , and DemandStream . These products are detailed in Part One. This broad product set, bundled with a reputation for quick and easy implementation, low start up and running costs, one of the Read More

Xactly Compel


In 2004, recognizing the need for automated sales compensation management in the mid-market and the potential of the software as a service (SaaS) delivery model, Centive began development of a new sales compensation system. That system was designed to meet the budget and functional requirements of the mid-market, targeting customers with fewer than 4,000 payees. This new on-demand, multi-tenant solution, Centive Compel, was launched as a beta version in 2004, and was in full production by May 2005. Besides calculations of sales commissions and bonuses, Compel also provides executives, sales managers, and sales representatives with visibility into attainment, ranking, and commission earnings data. Compel features integration with salesforce.com and other customer relationship management (CRM) systems to enable sales representatives and their managers to forecast commission earnings based on opportunities in their pipeline.  

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Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Two: Market Impact


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notebook ranking  The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Two: Market Impact Event Summary The frantic first week of June that marked an outright internecine war in the ERP space, seems to have been somewhat repeated in the second half of July, but this time in the business intelligence (BI) market. The following acquisitions were announced: Business Objects will acquire Crystal Decisions Hyperion will acquire Brio Software Actuate Corporation has completed the acquisition of Nimble Technology Read More

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notebook ranking  of a New TEC Advisor I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the doorway to our TEC Advisor online evaluation and comparison application (accessible from our evaluation centers). In the following, I'll explain what it is and how it works. A few years ago I asked on this blog , How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I Read More

Going from Good to Great


Creating a great Website depends on strategy, and the investment of time and energy in continuous improvement. Learn how techniques like search engine marketing and search engine optimization (SEM and SEO), maximizing lead generation, increasing conversions, improving customer service, and engaging target audiences can take your Website from good to great—and help you maximize return on investment (ROI).

notebook ranking  from Good to Great Search Engine Optimization, (SEO) is a magical word that everybody is spealing about in the online world. SEO can influence the search engine in order to show your links on the top positions for special keywords. Source : bwired Resources Related to Going from Good to Great : Search Engine Marketing (SEM) (Wikipedia) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (Wikipedia) Going from Good to Great Search Engines is also known as : Search Engine Optimisation , Search Engine Optimization Read More

Addressing Guidance from the IIA’s GTAG-14 for Controlling User-developed Applications


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