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The Business of Agriculture Commodity Trading Recently, I had the opportunity to take a detailed look at the agriculture commodity trading and risk

same commodity  hardness, etc. Theoretically, the same commodity may be a variety of very similar but still separate products. b.    The coexistence of multiple units of measurements and multiple variations in defining the same unit of measure (depending on the region or on the product) creates numerous problems for businesses. For instance, there are multiple definitions of a bushel: the weight of a bushel of corn would not be equal to a bushel of barley, or soybean because of their differing densities. Furthermore,

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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Commodity Software, Best Practice and Competitive Advantage


Can industry-leading practice be found in a commodity software package? If we accept that application software is a commodity, by definition, the answer is no. If a vendor claims industry-leading practice, then it is available to your competition. If we really want to have practices that lift us above the competition, it cannot be in a standard package. Where in the business do we need to be better than best practice?

same commodity  company will have the same practices as their competitors. So, if both you and your competition use software, and application software is a commodity, how can you be better than your competitors? We need to face the fact that commodity software means everyone can have best practice. We cannot assume that competitors are doing less with than best practices because today, it is easier to use best practice than not to. We need to assume that application software makes us as good as our competitors at best. T Read More

If Software Is A Commodity...Then What?


Many, if not most categories of software have become commodities. Vendors hate to hear it, but most of the products in a category produce the same results, pretty much in the same way. If this is true, how do user select the right vendor? How does a vendor get selected?

same commodity  pretty much in the same way. If this is true, how do user select the right vendor? How does a vendor get selected? Yes, A Commodity! How do we define a commodity in the software world? Both vendors and end users tend to focus on features, but both should focus on the needs of the business. A commodity situation exists when multiple products can satisfy the needs of the business with no meaningful difference in the results. This is more typical in a mature market (for example, categories like ERP, SCM, Read More

Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet?


While enterprise applications are becoming a commodity, their pricing schemes have yet to follow suit. Users are put in a costly position where the "fine print" clauses of implementation contracts may inhibit reasonable expectations for software warranties.

same commodity  to be following the same rules. Indeed, we can hardly think of any top-of-the-line enterprise application (the equivalent of a Lamborghini or Harley Davidson , say) that a wealthy business would deploy just to feel cool, regardless of the application's high price-per-performance ratio. (Forgive us if we are not yet aware of an enterprise application that run on Macintosh , which would allow customer-supplier collaboration, and permit customers to order and track their complex products via iPod -based Read More

If Software Is A Commodity - Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage?


An application product can never provide competitive advantage by itself, it is a function of how and how much is implemented. A good implementation of a commodity software product can give you a short-term advantage until the competition catches up.

same commodity  business practice. Thus, the same application product could represent a competitive advantage for one company, while it could be a boat anchor around the neck of a second company. A good example of this is sales force automation software — for some companies a godsend, for others, it proves to be a disruption and becomes shelfware. Summary If Software Is A Commodity — Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage? The answer is yes. It can get a company to be better than its competition in some areas b Read More

Desktop PCs: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss… (Dell)


This year, the market can be summed up as 3D: Dell Direct Desktop. In comparison, Compaq and IBM are looking a little flat.

same commodity  Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss… (Dell) Desktop PCs: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss (Dell) C. McNulty - May 4, 2000 Market Overview Non-portable, Intel compatible PCs remain the primary vehicle for supporting most applications in the modern organization. Intel/AMD-based processors and internal hard drives distinguish systems in this category. It also helps to point out what is not included in this market: Thin clients and dumb terminals Intel-architecture systems which require network Read More

RevTrax Announces New Offering Connecting Social Couponing With In-store Sales


RevTrax, a provider of an ominchannel promotions platform with the same name, announced the launch of RevTrax OpenShare, which will tie social coupon issuance and sharing to the point of sale. OpenShare allows marketers to deliver social coupons via any digital channel and track the usage to the in-store sale. The solution builds on RevTrax’s existing digital promotions platform

same commodity  promotions platform with the same name, announced the launch of RevTrax OpenShare, which will tie social coupon issuance and sharing to the point of sale. OpenShare allows marketers to deliver social coupons via any digital channel and track the usage to the in-store sale. The solution builds on RevTrax’s existing digital promotions platform, removing many common roadblocks to digital and social coupon sharing. Openshare allows the issuance of coupons via e-mail, display, social, search, or affiliate Read More

The Digital Competitive Advantage: There’s More to E-mail than E-mail


How does your company approach direct mail? Do you just randomly send the same package to everyone on your list, without regard for past behavior or purchase models? Probably not—so why is it that when it comes to e-mail marketing, many companies apply an entirely different standard? Don’t waste your time and your customers’—use information about their online activities to get a better customer view and increase revenues.

same commodity  just randomly send the same package to everyone on your list, without regard for past behavior or purchase models? Probably not—so why is it that when it comes to e-mail marketing, many companies apply an entirely different standard? Don’t waste your time and your customers’—use information about their online activities to get a better customer view and increase revenues. Read More

Centralized Management for UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and Database Platforms


Integrating UNIX, Linux, Mac, Web, and database platforms includes securing all systems with the same authentication, authorization, and group policy services you use for Windows. How can this be done, without intrusive reconfiguration of your existing systems, while still providing the necessary granular administrative control? Learn how to leverage a centralized identity management tool leveraged with Active Directory.

same commodity  all systems with the same authentication, authorization, and group policy services you use for Windows. How can this be done, without intrusive reconfiguration of your existing systems, while still providing the necessary granular administrative control? Learn how to leverage a centralized identity management tool leveraged with Active Directory. Read More

No More Mr. Nice Guy With J.D. Edwards


On May 24, J.D. Edwards & Company reported financial results for the second quarter which ended April 30, 2000. Earlier in the same week, J.D. Edwards announced a strategic restructuring aimed at reducing costs and strengthening the company’s position as 'a leading provider of software solutions for collaborative commerce'.

same commodity  grew 22% over the same period last year, to $81.7 million. Services revenue was $149.3 million, compared to $164.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 1999. Net loss for the quarter, including acquisition-related charges, was $2.3 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to net loss of $10.4 million, or $0.10 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 1999. At the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2000, the Company had over $400 million of cash and investments. Figure 1. Earlier in the same week, J.D. Read More

QAD Enterprise Applications: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Competitor Analysis Report


A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences.

same commodity  facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. Read More

Microsoft Axapta for Life Sciences


Executives in the life sciences industry work under tremendous competitive pressures. At the same time, they must meet regulatory guidelines and ensure that product safety remains a priority. Information must be meticulously tracked through all phases of a production cycle, which can slow production significantly. That’s why solutions for the industry must help streamline and simplify the regulatory compliance process.

same commodity  competitive pressures. At the same time, they must meet regulatory guidelines and ensure that product safety remains a priority. Information must be meticulously tracked through all phases of a production cycle, which can slow production significantly. That’s why solutions for the industry must help streamline and simplify the regulatory compliance process. Read More

Employee Performance Management


HR professionals and line managers have the same goal: to create conditions so people can demonstrate exceptional performance. The importance of this mission is not always well communicated nor supported by collaborative tools that help managers intervene. Yet this goal is so important that it has to be formalized in a partnership with a unique communication strategy and a collaborative platform. This white paper analyzes the fundamental initiatives needed to pragmatically and effectively face the performance challenge.

same commodity  line managers have the same goal: to create conditions so people can demonstrate exceptional performance. The importance of this mission is not always well communicated nor supported by collaborative tools that help managers intervene. Yet this goal is so important that it has to be formalized in a partnership with a unique communication strategy and a collaborative platform. This white paper analyzes the fundamental initiatives needed to pragmatically and effectively face the performance challenge. Read More

Ensuring EPM Success with Eyes Wide Open


If your approach for implementing an application that will be accessed primarily by business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success.

same commodity  business users is the same one you’d take to deploy a back-end IT system, you might want to rethink your implementation strategy. Business users need to be more involved in the configuration and design of the systems they will be using, and they need to be involved early. Read further to ensure your EPM solution implementation is a success. Read More

SYSPRO ERP Version 6.1: A New Release for People Being Visionary and Pragmatic-At the Same Time


About two years ago, my colleague P.J. Jakovljevic wrote a blog post about SYSPRO, which started with the description of a very interesting strategy that the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor used to target its customers: PragmaVision. By introducing this concept, SYSPRO was showing that their product addresses the needs of decision makers that are both visionary (ready to embrace new

same commodity  Visionary and Pragmatic-At the Same Time About two years ago, my colleague P.J. Jakovljevic wrote a blog post about SYSPRO, which started with the description of a very interesting strategy that the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor used to target its customers: PragmaVision. By introducing this concept, SYSPRO was showing that their product addresses the needs of decision makers that are both visionary (ready to embrace new technology) and pragmatic (not willing to test new products and waiting Read More