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Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season
Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and

s m  Indulges In The Open M&A Season Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season P.J. Jakovljevic - June 04, 2002 Event Summary In May during the enVISION2002 annual user conference, Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), one of the leading global supply chain management (SCM) software providers, announced it had acquired the assets and business of privately-held ERP provider Western Data Systems (WDS), www.westdata.com, with headquarters in Calabasas, CA, and with over 20 years of presence in the Read More...
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Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or&n...
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Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options
Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems

s m  Software Support and Maintenance Options Enterprises have choices when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers. Several, less costly options exist for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application. For more background on software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Read More...
Rimini Street: Third-party ERP Support Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come
What has made Rimini Street a leader in the third-party enterprise software service and maintenance (S&M) cottage industry? TEC principal analyst P.J

s m  Street: Third-party ERP Support Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come What has made Rimini Street a leader in the third-party enterprise software service and maintenance (S&M) cottage industry? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic offers up some reasons and speaks with Rimini Street’s senior VP Dave Rowe on the company’s winning product and service line capabilities and future moves, and gets Dave’s interesting perspective on the need for and explosive growth of third-party support. Read More...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

s m  and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's Best Kept Secret ? For the longest time, the traditional pricing strategies of software vendors have included a reliance on support and maintenance (S&M) contracts, which is where most vendors could be assured of meeting, if not surpassing, their margins. The sizable profit made from S&M contracts (with customers paying more over time) has been one of the software industry's best kept secrets. Furthermore, user enterprises have not had the option Read More...

In the mid-2000s there was a beginning of public discussions and a surge in market awareness about support @ maintenance (S@M) alternatives for users of

s m  Out of Touch ERP Vendors Means Third-party Support Is Here to Stay In the mid-2000s there was a beginning of public discussions and a surge in market awareness about support & maintenance (S&M) alternatives for users of enterprise applications. Companies in the market for enterprise software S&M services, like nearly every other market in the world, has responded to monopolistic-like pricing and profit margins by seeking choice. Enterprise software licensees now have a choice of annual support providers. Read More...
Infor PLM Optiva
Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company@s solution features a

s m  Optiva Infor PLM Optiva integrates product design functionality with program management, collaboration, and workflow capabilities. The company's solution features a central data repository that serves as a global backbone enabling a company to capture, share, and manage product development information, and collaborate with its customers and suppliers to bring new products to market at Internet speed. Optiva is a product development software solution for the food and beverage, chemicals, consumer packaged Read More...
Successful Mergers and Acquisitions
With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some

s m  Mergers and Acquisitions With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some point grapple with the enormous challenges of integrating acquired companies. But too often success eludes the merged companies—with IT getting part of the blame. Find out how to avoid common M&A pitfalls and achieve rapid, highly effective post-merger integration. Read More...
Case Study: Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping
A supplier to the automotive industry, Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping (GRS&S) implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make

s m  Study: Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping A supplier to the automotive industry, Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping (GRS&S) implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make incremental improvements in quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale. With over 8,000 employee-generated ideas now implemented, the company has saved over $1.2 million. Learn how improvements in GRS&S’s manufacturing processes reduce waste and improve the bottom line. Read More...
The Three
Big data is currently garnering a tremendous amount of attention, and thought leaders often point to three key attributes: volume, velocity, and variety. The

s m  Three V s of Big Data Big data is currently garnering a tremendous amount of attention, and thought leaders often point to three key attributes: volume, velocity, and variety. The analysis of these three key attributes can be extended into understanding what big data means to the financial planning and analysis function. This article identifies the technology developments converging to create the big data rush and examines how the financial planning function is impacted by volume, velocity, and Read More...
Giant Office Software
Giant works for a high-volume service business or small or medium manufacturer. It combines hard financial information on orders and payments along with soft

s m  Office Software Giant works for a high-volume service business or small or medium manufacturer. It combines hard financial information on orders and payments along with soft information such as contact notes and correspondence into one system. Read More...
S-Drive Storage for Salesforce Security Whitepaper
S-Drive has been built on Salesforce.com as a managed application and is delivered exclusively via the AppExchange marketplace. It is a native AppExchange

s m  Drive Storage for Salesforce Security Whitepaper S-Drive has been built on Salesforce.com as a managed application and is delivered exclusively via the AppExchange marketplace. It is a native AppExchange application, meaning that it is built to run in the cloud with multi-tenancy and scalability in mind. S-Drive uses Amazon Simple Storage Service as its file storage platform, whereas the Salesforce.com is used as the application platform as well as the file information database. Besides Salesforce.com Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) provides the visibility and agility to improve product management and promotional planning, minimize unnecessary buildups

s m  and Operations Planning: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business Sales and operations planning (S&OP) provides the visibility and agility to improve product management and promotional planning, minimize unnecessary buildups of inventory, and predict revenue more effectively. S&OP works because it develops a well-coordinated operating plan in support of your customer demand, your business plan, and your strategy. So what is S&OP exactly, and how does it work? 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 m  Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP Making Your Supply Chain a Competitive Advantage: Implementing S&OP If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) delivers strategic business solutions that enable clients to gather, process and share information across the extended supply chain. SCC solutions combine years of real world experience in the areas of sales and operations plan 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 m  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 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 Read More...

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