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Future-proof Your Test Assets: Protecting Against Obsolescence
When vendors sunset test automation scripting tools without providing a forward compatible path for replacement, companies are forced to pay for change with no

obsolescence  Test Assets: Protecting Against Obsolescence When vendors sunset test automation scripting tools without providing a forward compatible path for replacement, companies are forced to pay for change with no benefit. Most enterprise business processes span both old and new applications, and cannot be effectively tested without changing tools. Companies need to create a future-proof strategy for assuring that these costs never have to be repeated. Read More...

Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

obsolescence  items have met the obsolescence criteria established by the organization. An example of obsolete inventory would be inventory that has been superseded by a new model or otherwise made obsolescent, and thus will never be used or sold at full value. While on the one hand disposing of such inventory may reduce a company's profit, on the other hand, a company that defers the liquidation process to a once every several months, crisis-like dumping is virtually throwing money away. Figure 1 : Time-based product Read More...
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Apriso Joins Dassault Systèmes Tent
Dassault Systèmes, a renowned provider of 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, recently announced its

obsolescence  needs. The rate of obsolescence will increase—it used to be a 10-year lifecycle for enterprise apps, which time spans are rapidly shrinking. While not everyone will necessarily upgrade to a next-gen solution, the new deals will be controlled by newer generations of apps. Workday is a great such example in the financial management and HR/payroll realms. Read More...
How Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors
Distributors increasingly play a value-added role in the supply chain. To remain competitive, they must rapidly react to the slightest changes in demand. But

obsolescence  of forecasting, and reduce obsolescence and the cost of inventory investment. Read More...
Optum’s ConnectStream: First the Pieces Now the Glue
Optum bolsters its collaborative product TradeStream with integration help from webMethods.

obsolescence  wasted because of product obsolescence brought on by outdated and inefficient fulfillment practices. Market Impact At the time TradeStream was announced in July 2000, it was unclear just how users would build the link between it and their partner's enterprise software (see Optum Unveils TradeStream for Collaborative Fulfillment ). Now it appears that ConnectStream will fill the gap. Development alliances between vendors are common, but it seems strange that the one component that makes collaboration Read More...
Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow
FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique

obsolescence  of product excess and obsolescence. By leveraging ModusLink's online auction portal, ModusLinkAuction.com , to solicit competitive bids from prequalified buyers, clients have been able to liquidate excess, obsolete, returned, and refurbished inventory more quickly, and to mitigate the high cost of traditional disposition methods. ModusLink's online auction service complements its existing remarket services, thereby providing clients with more choice and greater flexibility in determining how to eliminate Read More...
Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part One: Software Requirements for Retail
Although the retail and wholesale customers have typically invested a low proportion of their total revenues in information technology, retail industry leaders

obsolescence  years, and now face obsolescence. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will discuss the progress that is being made in addressing the retail market. Read More...
Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies
There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

obsolescence   will not cause the obsolescence of general ledger or payroll for example. Rather, it may emphasize the importance of their efficient use. Integration and interconnectivity are therefore the name of the game in the future. User Recommendations While users in the public sector are in the driver's seat, the task of selecting the right provider is by no means simple. There is a cutthroat competition with no clear market winner yet. Government agencies should be aware of the fact that they need a reliable Read More...
Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)
Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors

obsolescence  a vendor's artificial product obsolescence program. We are not focused on deriving revenue through technology churn, requiring customers to invest in new technologies and reimplement their software time and again in order to gain next-generation value. Infor Open SOA also supports our long-term corporate strategy to acquire companies that complement existing Infor solutions and help us address the unmet needs of our customers. The architectural design of Infor Open SOA makes it possible for Infor to rapid Read More...
Product End-of-life: A Primer
There are five stages that usually make up the lifecycle of a product: introduction, growth, maturity, decline, and termination.During introduction

obsolescence  especially so for planned obsolescence, which involves products that are designed with a limited useful life). This leads to concepts such as end-of-sales and end-of service. During the end-of-sales stage, the product is not sold or marketed, and may only be provided to existing customers as part of previous agreements, with support being provided for a limited period of time (i.e., until end-of-service). This strategy varies depending on product type (for example, end-of-sales is different for a Read More...

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