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Andersen Gives Yantra a Vote of Confidence
Yantra and Andersen Consulting have announced a broad strategic alliance to provide supply chain solutions through PureEcommerce™, a Web-based customer

review eai  persuasive, but users should review other aspects of a vendor's story that may be brought in to fulfill a role in system architecture. These aspects include corporate viability, corporate strategy, and corporate service and support capabilities - the same criteria that apply when considering a best-of-breed vendor independent of a consulting partner.

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) -- Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the notions of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also tackled the similarities and subtle differences between the two related software categories. Microsoft, for example, informally demarcates the Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) focus on "internal processes" from Microsoft BizTalk Server's "external BPM" use. Namely

review eai  rules; and Management to review process performance (e.g., the required time to resolve client return exceptions) and even adjust process parameters in real-time (e.g., increasing the dollar value threshold during peak periods to trigger management review and approvals of client returns). Therefore, the most vital BPM attributes would be the following: being event-driven, orchestrated, intended for both internal and external processes/customers, and leveraging human-centric workflow and business Read More

Solving Enterprise Problems: The Fully-integrated Solution of IQMS


Though superficially, IQMS, a small, quiet ERP provider, may be similar to its competitors, by offering fully-integrated applications and services that are typically expected from larger tier one vendors, IQMS has truly differentiated itself in the market.

review eai  impact. Part Four will review IQMS' Single Database Solution and quality management. Part Five will cover integrated EDI and miscellaneous utilities. Part Six will present challenges and make user recommendations. Potential Benefits There are multiple, potential benefits of intrinsic integration with ERP and the plant floor and gathering near real-time information. For one, such a system may transfer many data entry functions that are traditionally performed in the office directly to the manufacturing Read More

Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco


The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that ensures future success.

review eai  base. Without a thorough review of these new components, a redefinition of business processes that encompasses all of them, and a selective pruning of existing systems to support the result, there can be no chance of Kraft-Nabisco realizing its ambitious $600 million in cost-savings. User Recommendations Corporations who may be pondering a merger should strive to understand the scale of disparity in business processes and technology before committing to the deal. Often, it is only months after the Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study


Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within and between organizations. This is the stuff system integrators dream of.

review eai  Their trademark functionality  Let's review the very high level attributes of both ERP and CRM systems, in order to set us up for evaluating the state of various vendor C-Commerce solutions. ERP Enterprise Resource Planning, which came into its own in the early 90's, is typically comprised of the following key high-level components: Manufacturing and Logistics Finances and Accounting Human Resources and Payroll For a complete definition of the scope of ERP, please refer to the article: Essential ERP: Read More

Kentico EMS: Web Content Management (WCM) Competitor Analysis Report


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review eai  systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet), or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user or document level security. Read More

BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find out about this business process management (BPM) product's strengths and challenges, and gain analyst insight into whether you should evaluate it for your BPM selection project.

review eai  Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Founded in 1972 and currently based in Waldorf (Germany), SAP AG is well known for developing one of the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, the SAP ERP system.   In 2007, SAP acquired France-based BusinessObjects, at the time one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) spaces. With this acquisition, SAP gained entrance to the BI space as a bona Read More

Mercator Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML


Mercator Software (which is changing its name from TSI International Software to reflect the name of its flagship product) has announced support within its “Integration Broker” products for both XML and EDI transactions based on the ACORD standard for the insurance industry.

review eai  Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML Mercator Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML M. Reed - April 21st, 2000 Event Summary Mercator Software (NASDAQ: MCTR), the e-business transformation company, announced new capabilities within its Mercator E-Business Integration Broker products that enable dramatic reductions in the time, cost and effort to integrate ACORD XML transactions with existing insurance applications. With new e-business data transformation support in Read More

A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution


SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who selected the Sugar Sales Professional CRM solution, compares product functionality to the competition and highlights some of SugarCRM's open source business practices.

review eai  of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution Company Overview SugarCRM is a relatively young company hoping to be the sweet spot on the menu of CRM solutions. Based in San Jose, California (US), the company was founded by John Roberts, Clint Oram, and Jacob Taylor, who brought skills from their backgrounds with E.piphany, BroadVision, Baan, and IBM to the company. SugarCRM provides a number of CRM products, which are based on its open source core product, Sugar Sales . The following Read More

Best of breed versus Suite Anti-spyware


The anti-spyware industry is going in two separate directions. First, there are suite products that come with other security applications, along with anti-spyware. Second, there are best-of-breed products that are purely focused on detecting and eradicating spyware. Depending on the type of organization, choosing a suite-based anti-spyware over best-of-breed software can leave a company vulnerable.

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Saga Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools


Saga Software announces availability of its Sagavista 1.1 Enterprise Application Integration software which is supposed to provide a faster messaging layer for improved performance, an enhanced Application Developer Kit (ADK), Unix support, agent adapters for Adabas« and 3270/5250 emulation.

review eai  Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools Event Summary RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Continuing its roll out of its e-business integration flagship product suite Sagavista, SAGA SOFTWARE, Inc. (SAGA) (NYSE:AGS) announced the availability of Sagavista 1.1, which provides a faster Messaging layer for improved performance, an enhanced Application Developer Kit (ADK), Unix support, agent adapters for Adabas(R) and 3270/5250 emulation which provides enterprise level mission critical mainframe access to legacy Read More

QAD On-demand: Performance Made Responsive


Manufacturers today face increasing pressures to boost revenues and secure profitability. But for them to realize the full financial value of these initiatives, they must invest in a system that can quickly and easily implement or consolidate core business applications. With QAD on-demand, businesses can reduce IT complexity and costs with simplified deployment options and complete application management alternatives.

review eai  On-demand: Performance Made Responsive QAD On-demand: Performance Made Responsive If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. For CDC Software, the answer is two-fold. A customer-driven company is one that demonstrates a superior ability to understand, attract, and keep valuable customers. This ability is founded on good customer knowledge and good customer service?listening closely to customer needs and responding with solutions Read More

Author Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all)


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review eai  with a Harvard Business Review article called “The One Number You Need to Grow.” Or rather, not with the article itself, but some companies’ response to it, which (we’re told) was to ditch all other customer feedback in favor of the One Number. At first glance, the white paper thus seems to veer into I-have-no-real-reason-to-write-this territory. Editor B (the nominally cranky one) My first glance has yielded a similar response. I couldn’t help but think that there was a lot of talk and, well, Read More

Vendor Rating Updates: Process ERP, CRM, and Financials


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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?


Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular.

review eai  Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? M. Reed - September 3, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology Read More