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Infor Joins the S&OP Fray
With the release of Infor S&OP 1.0, Infor dispels rumors that it’s not an aggressive product innovator. Learn about the features and functions of Infor S&OP 1.0

s a s  inventory across many locations, so a project is kicked off to utilize MEIO to improve those metrics. We have some level of inventory optimization through complex supply chains that meet most needs, but not with the level of sophistication of some niche MEIO players. TEC: There is indeed a great deal of cross-functional cooperation and collaboration that is required for managing S&OP. How are companies enabling this, and are they doing it successfully? Infor: The key S&OP success factors are as follows: Read More

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It’s a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway
AOL has partnered with Gateway to develop a line of Internet-ready Linux desktop appliances based on the Netscape 6 browser.

s a s  a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway It’s a Portal... AND It's a Gateway C. McNulty - May 12, 2000 Event Summary In April America Online [NYSE: AOL], the world's leading interactive services company, and Gateway [NYSE: GTW], the country's leading seller of consumer PCs by revenue, unveiled a groundbreaking family of specialized Internet appliances featuring Instant AOL that will deliver AOL's content, features, and services to consumers in every room of their homes. Advancing the AOL Anywhere strategy, Read More
Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP
Improving the supply chain is essential for any company that wants to gain or maintain a competitive edge. To do this, companies are adopting sales and

s a s  the operational plans. In such a case, they would also be obligated to inform all other supply chain participants ' sales, finance, inventory management, top management, etc., of the new plans. The details of the changes, their causes and outcomes, would be reviewed at the next S&OP meeting. Senior Management Decision Making/Approval The S&OP meeting itself is not just (or even mainly) for reporting how you did last month. Its reason for being is for decision making by top management. The top business Read More
S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

s a s  etc. PJ: Do you see a link between S&OP and multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO), and what do you offer in that regard? TM: There is a wider link between S&OP and multi-tier visibility, planning, and control. S&OP has been traditionally seen as an internal process focused on getting consensus among different internal functions. But S&OP was conceived well before the advent of pervasive outsourcing and offshoring: a time when the manufacturing, let alone commodity management and procurement, were Read More
S&C Electric Uses ProjectLocker to Manage Development Across a Diverse Environment with Ease
For many years, S&C Electric, a global provider of electric power system equipment, used internally built tracking and Subversion data to manage source code and

s a s  Ease For many years, S&C Electric, a global provider of electric power system equipment, used internally built tracking and Subversion data to manage source code and documents and to track viruses. But as it grew, its needs became more complex, and more maintenance time was required. A managed source control solution now manages and protects S&C Electric’s intellectual property, and saves the company a lot in man-hours. Read More
IQMS Finds a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Savings for Fellow Single-source Provider, Mar-Bal, Inc.


s a s  Finds a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Savings for Fellow Single-source Provider, Mar-Bal, Inc. Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Two: Business Process Modeling
Business processes must be enabled across the artificial boundaries of disparate applications that must work together to support these business processes. To

s a s  Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Two: Business Process Modeling Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel discussions, with each panel including Read More
Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Three: Market Impact and User Recommendations
Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To

s a s  IVc. BAAN IV is still a traditional monolithic third- and fourth-generation procedural language (3GL/4GL)-based product, with an internally developed proprietary toolset (i.e., Baan Tools ) that requires significant domain expertise to be productive. Like most contemporary ERP products, BAAN IV's Internet-enablement had to be developed outside its native toolset and represents a minute portion of the total functionality of the product. In addition, the number of integration points, i.e., published Read More
Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective
In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These

s a s  COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources Read More
Charting a Better Course for Your Business: Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System
A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you

s a s  in a New Accounting System A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you maximize resources with streamlined processes, and be nimble enough to help you navigate the changing currents of today’s business environment. Download this white paper to make sure you have the facts straight about what to look for—and what to look out for. Read More
How to Survive a Software Selection Project When Your Boss Is a Sociopath
Is your boss the main reason you call in sick on Monday mornings? Do you need to “manage” your boss in order to get any work done? Do you find yourself in the

s a s  to Survive a Software Selection Project When Your Boss Is a Sociopath Is your boss the main reason you call in sick on Monday mornings? Do you need to “manage” your boss in order to get any work done? Do you find yourself in the position of having to defend your boss when talking to colleagues? Hello , your boss might be a sociopath. This may or may not be news to you. Time for a quick quiz. I am going to refer to your boss as “he,” but sociopathic tendencies are an equal-opportunity affliction, Read More
How a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System
Joshen Paper & Packaging needed to update its enterprise resource planning (ERP) distribution system. Joshen partnered with Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI) and

s a s  facility level with the stroke of a key. The ERP package needed to track sales and commission as well as comply with varying state sales tax requirements on items sold. Simply put, as a growing, high-volume distribution business, Joshen required a comprehensive, flexible ERP solution. Trisnar adds, When we reviewed the features now available in VAI's S2K Enterprise for Distribution and spoke with the VAI team, we knew that VAI still held the best solution to our business needs. Solution Joshen upgraded Read More
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations
This tutorial identifies the significance of researching technology vendors to both buyers and vendors/VARs. Buyers require research to determine the short

s a s  (see Client References - Still A Valuable Part of Vendor Selection? ), product flexibility (e.g., customizability, interconnectivity, data conversion, etc.) can users hope to select an enterprise business system that will serve their organizations and deliver expected benefits. These are, however, more of a 'soft', subjective nature, and require an actual encounter with the software; this is where the human side will get the right of way over machine in the above-mentioned human-machine combination. For Read More
Pragmatist's Guide: Building a Business Case for a Formula-based ERP
If you're a process manufacturer taking a close look at the option of acquiring an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you may be finding that you're

s a s  s Guide: Building a Business Case for a Formula-based ERP If you're a process manufacturer taking a close look at the option of acquiring an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you may be finding that you're faced with a bewildering array of options, technologies, and applications. What should you look for, and which business issues do you need to address to position your acquisition-and implementation-for maximum success? Download this report to find out. Read More
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

s a s  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various s Read More

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