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Maytag had set very aggressive inventory goals, and material manager, Richard Dix needed to find a solution to lower material related downtime, reduce

richard cramer  goals, and material manager, Richard Dix needed to find a solution to lower material related downtime, reduce airfreight bills, and reduce overall production costs.

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Global IT Evaluator Teams Up with Leading, National Consultancy to Help Businesses Compare Software Better


Access Enterprise Solutions (AES) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance that will provide customer-centric, locally focused, value-added business solutions for those seeking IT and ERP functional and technical expertise, supported by impartial analyst-vetted software selection assessments.

richard cramer  than by traditional means. Richard Dean, vice president, strategic initiatives at TEC ( www.technologyevaluation.com ) states, “we’re very pleased to add to our network of Certified Professional Services Providers a partner the caliber of AES. Their affiliation with a first rate technology services enterprise like Access Data Corp., highly qualified consultants, and commitment to helping their clients execute the best possible software selections make AES an ideal provider of TEC-supported Read More

The Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra


Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth.

richard cramer  stocking out in others. Richard Witt, Vice President of Supply Chain, Gulistan Carpet tells us, It was like trying to use a Ouija board to determine which styles to continue making, we clearly needed a better statistical model to help us drive our production. Gulistan's goal was to reduce inventory while maintaining high service levels, and to better manage the product mix and distribution channels based on accurate demand planning. Their strategy to achieve this goal was to leverage accurate customer Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 16, 2012


MERGERS @ ACQUISITIONSOracle buys Skire Industry tags: capital management "Oracle is buying to acquire all the assets of Skire, a provider of capital program management and facilities management applications both in the cloud and on-premise. With this acquisition, Oracle expects to complete a set of management tools for all phases of project management, having a complete enterprise project

richard cramer  'extra something,' according to Richard Scott, IT manager. That 'something' includes both additional features and user interface usability. — Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst Overview: Epicor ERP Compare Epicor ERP side by side with other leading ERP software Namakwa Diamonds will implement Sage X3 ERP Industry tags: mining and quarrying This company, in the business of diamond mining in a few countries, required a solution that is well suited to its multinational and multicurrency model. Read More

Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer’s Profits - Part 1


This post starts with a trivia question: Please name the mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has existed the longest in the market with an ERP product that has never been merged with another product? In addition, the vendor and its product offerings have never been covered by TEC and myself. As a hint, the company was founded in 1979 and has always focused on discrete make-to

richard cramer  founded in 1979 by Richard “Dick” Lilly (who is better known by his next venture, Lilly Software Associates , whose VISUAL ERP product is now part of Infor and currently called Infor10 ERP Express ) in Florida under the name Key Systems (hinting at Florida’s splendid keys). The vendor delivered the first ERP system for small manufacturers in 1982 and the first system for MTO manufacturers in 1984. In 1985, the company took the current name, ProfitKey , and delivered the first multilevel scheduler Read More

Meet the New (Revolutionized) Progress Software


According to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic, some solid, growing, and profitable software companies never get the respect they deserve. Progress Software is one such company. Its OpenEdge platform is now fully enabled for business process management and for the cloud, and it has a winning team of acquisitions. Has Progress finally found the right balance of revenue streams and diversification to be more than the sum of its parts?

richard cramer  chief executive officer [CEO] Richard Reidy pointed out that 10 percent of the world’s currency is traded via Apama). Apama also gives firms the tools for creating, testing, and deploying unique strategies for low-latency, high-throughput applications, including algorithmic trading, market aggregation, smart order routing, market surveillance and monitoring, and real-time risk management. CEP helps businesses achieve operational responsiveness by uncovering events or event patterns in data streams that Read More

Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback


Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs are just a few Internet services that make up the new growing digital world called social media. Many companies have seen the influence these new sites can have on their organizations for both good and bad. All companies should ask themselves, "How can we tap into the power of this new method of communication to improve our business and the experiences we provide our customers?"

richard cramer  we see it. About Richard D. Hanks, Jon Grover, and Mindshare Richard D. Hanks is the President of Mindshare Technologies , a leading provider of real-time, automated customer and employee feedback solutions. His experience spans multiple industries and disciplines, including many years as an adjunct professor at Cornell. He is a frequent teacher/speaker at trade, academic, and professional gatherings, and the author of “Delivering and Measuring Customer Service.” Jon Grover is a Product Manager at Read More

Spring Brings New Growth To Manhattan Associates


Good execution in the wake of Y2K brings record revenue and earnings for Manhattan Associates in its first quarter.

richard cramer  ). President and CEO, Richard Haddrill is overseeing Manhattan's Internet development, which is finally underway after a period of stagnation in the latter part of 1999. Haddrill was appointed to replace Chairman Alan Dabbiere in October 1999 amid a broad restructuring of the company's operations. There is a low probability (30%) that the agreement with CGS will yield a web hosted offering before the third quarter 2000, placing Manhattan well behind competitors such as Catalyst International, which Read More

Microsoft Hopes to Win Over Consumer Privacy Advocates


Microsoft aims to assist users understand privacy issues by embedding privacy agents into its web browser

richard cramer  Director of Corporate Privacy, Richard Purcell, is working to help craft better standards and regulations about Internet privacy. However, Purcell states that Cookie management alone is not the answer to consumer privacy. In supporting consumer privacy empowerment, Microsoft said that the new cookie agents will include technology based on P3P, an acronym for Platform for Privacy Preferences. P3P is a standard developed under the auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium. It specifies a machine-readable Read More

When the Bigger Fish Eats the Smaller to Become a Bigger Fish


This time the merger and acquisition of Connect-Care by Firstwave appears to be a search for vertical market access. Connect-Care provides a direct reach to 87 software vendors that may represent both vertical expertise and a network of resellers. The stakes are high. Will the Firstwave technical lead and the Connect-Care vertical expertise bring a best-of- breed CRM application that the market needs?

richard cramer  that the market needs? Richard Brock, Firstwave CEO, is very likely the architect behind this acquisition. He has presented the merger as a move that fits into his company's growth plans. He has anticipated on the CRM market trend. The mid-market is the place to be in CRM these days and Firstwave is trying to catch that wave. Brock and David Simmons (Firstwave COO) are both stressing on the ability of their .NET IDE CORE Integrated Development Environment to capture market interest. The technology Read More

New Management at Manhattan Associates


ATLANTA, Georgia -- Manhattan Associates Inc. MANH, the global leader in best-of-breed warehouse and transportation management systems, announced the appointment of Richard (Dick) M. Haddrill, former president and chief executive officer of Powerhouse Technologies, as president and chief executive officer reporting to Alan Dabbiere, chairman of the board for Manhattan Associates, effective January 1, 2000. Dabbiere will continue to play an active role as chairman of the board and will remain involved in strategic projects associated with the company's future direction. PRNewswire, 10/18/99.

richard cramer  system vendor. His replacement, Richard (Dick) M. Haddrill, joins Manhattan from Powerhouse Technologies, a diversified gaming technology company, where he occupied the chief executive position. Founder Dabbiere will continue in his role as Chairman, remaining involved in strategic projects for the company. The announcement comes shortly before the company's third quarter earnings release. Market Impact Demonstrating 70% license revenue growth over the past four years, Manhattan Associates has proven Read More

A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability


In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act quickly to secure overdue accounts are the companies that have the best chance of remaining in the black. The SYSPRO Collections Module automates debt collection, and can help address this acute need.

richard cramer  always produce results. Says Richard Cedrone, Tri-Star president, We'd get every excuse in the book from 'I never received the invoice' to 'The check is in the mail. An accounts receivable ageing report lists all unpaid invoices and the dates on which payment is due. Ownership of Data Who owns a company's data and information? The obvious answer would be the company. What seems to be obvious, however, is not always accurate. When a key employee leaves, all the personal notes that the individual has Read More

A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat?


Lawson has unveiled a new standards-based business applications platform designed to increase overall application quality and improve the product lifecycle experience for current and future Lawson clients.

richard cramer  special team spearheaded by Richard Lawson, founder of Lawson. It has reportedly taken more than three years to mitigate the source of application complexity—the massive amounts of computer code, called software bloat , which has brought business software innovation to a standstill. For more on this particular one and other problems plaguing current enterprise applications, see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, and What Are Vendors Doing About It? . Part Two of the Can Java Perk Legacy Read More

Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence: Spotlight on Operations


Embarking on an operational excellence strategy should not be undertaken lightly. As with most company-wide initiatives, success requires planning, commitment, measurement, and continuous follow-up. Find out what senior executives from around the world think about how to achieve operational excellence, and the questions you need to ask to develop a winning operations strategy and achieve sustained growth.

richard cramer  Armstrong was the editor. Richard Zoehrer was responsible for layout and design. Our thanks are due to all of the survey respondents and interviewees for their time and insights. February 2008 The power of visibility Operational excellence is a simple concept with complex implications. Consistently doing things well across every element of the value chain is clear enough in principle. But it is a moving target: To maintain their competitive advantage, successful enterprises must constantly adapt to new Read More

Navigator Business Solutions Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) for Discrete ERP Certification Report


Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

richard cramer  Analyst Demonstration conducted by Richard Haugen, Vice President Sales, Navigator Kent Blackhurst, Channel Manager, Navigator Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that the Navigator Business Solutions product, Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center . This Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s Read More