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Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part One: Event Notes
The termination of QRS' merger with JDA Software opened a window of opportunity for business commerce automation provider Inovis to acquire QRS, indicating a

pim one  Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part One: Event Notes Event Summary As recently discussed in Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS , the initially seemingly well thought out acquisition between JDA Software Group Inc . (NASDAQ: JDAS), a prominent global provider of integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain, and QRS Corporation (NASDAQ: QRSI), a leading provider of collaborative commerce and trading community building solutions, with nearly 10,000 retail and

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Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Two: QRS Marketing


QRS believes that it adds value to its customers because it offers the products and services that companies need to connect, transact, collaborate, and differentiate themselves, ultimately driving overall business performance improvement and improved brand equity as measured through customer awareness, image, preference, and loyalty.

pim one  Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Two: QRS Marketing Event Summary On September 3, Inovis International , Inc . An electronic data interchange (EDI), business-to-business (B2B), and value-added network (VAN) connectivity specialist, and a leader in providing e-business commerce automation solutions that facilitate the more effective management of retail, supply, and manufacturing partnerships, and QRS Corporation (NASDAQ: QRSI) announced a definitive agreement to merge. This announcement Read More

Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part One: Event and Market Impact


Recent QRS' announcement that it has terminated its agreement to merge with JDA Software, while, in a separate announcement, it stated that it will be acquired by Inovis for a $16 million (USD) higher price, might have more ramifications for JDA than merely an "unrequited love".

pim one  Inovis apparently enters the PIM and GDS markets, will be a topic of a separate news analysis. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two continues the market impact and makes user recommendations. What JDA Had Planned By combining the two companies, JDA hoped to significantly enhance its position in the global field of the retail demand chain solutions providers, and to be almost uniquely positioned to deliver data rich software, best practice processes, trading community enablement and industry Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

pim one  Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link? Introduction By now, most of us understand the concept of the supply chain. This is the conceptual representation of product movement from raw material through manufacturing and distribution to the consumer. It's a problem that we've been working on for years and it is critical that we get it right. Just as important, but not as evolved, is the product information supply chain where information moves from raw product data Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary


GXS, a business to business e-commerce pioneer, announced its acquisition of channel management specialist HAHT Commerce. However, despite a good complementary fit, enlarged customer base, and improved cross-selling opportunity (especially to existing customers in the retail sector), some challenges will have to be overcome and a more detailed strategy will have to be fleshed out.

pim one  product information management —The PIM solution of the HAHT Commerce Suite features a powerful UCCnet -interoperable catalog capable of aggregating, organizing, structuring, and managing item-related content. The solution can aggregate data from multiple internal sources including leading ERP systems, create a scalable data repository (catalog) for centralized management, and optimize data flow to multiple destinations. UCCnet is a subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council , a nonprofit organization that Read More

J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One


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pim one  D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One S. McVey - September 27th, 1999 Vendor Summary Headquartered in Toronto, Numetrix was one of the pioneers of the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software market. Founded in 1977 by Josef Schengili, the company introduced its first major product, Schedulex, in 1978. An update to Schedulex in 1983 was one of the first finite scheduling tools to incorporate advanced algorithms and offer graphical Read More

Navigator One for SAP Business One: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules.

pim one  One for SAP Business One: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management Read More

Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone


Microsoft announces it is buying nearly 25% of the common shares of archrival Corel. Aside from giving Corel a much-needed infusion of funds, what does it mean?

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SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One


The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier for information technology departments. This research note takes a look at this new architecture and highlights some concerns.

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pim one  Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features Introduction Saying that a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is just another scheduling tool is tantamount to saying that the Titanic was just another boat. While maintenance scheduling is arguably its most important aspect, CMMS has many additional features that can help a company manage its maintenance function. CMMS is using software to effectively and efficiently plan and execute tasks meant to main Read More

Product Information Management (PIM) Software Evaluation Report


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pim one  Information Management (PIM) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Product Information Management (PIM) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive i Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


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pim one  Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four  Microsoft Dynamics   enterprise resource planning (ERP)  product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [ evaluate this product ] has been selected as the ace and  global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup . In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can build their Read More

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