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Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows Part Two: Market Impact Continued
Microsoft's foray into the CRM arena has not been a bed of roses, despite its indisputably large marketing muscle and R&D investment, its strong channel

sap oracle unicode  alone the likes of SAP , Baan , Oracle , Intentia , and IFS . Not to mention the need to bolster strategic supply chain planning and sourcing, manufacturing operational capabilities, and shop-floor execution, well beyond mere order management. Some of its clever features, like Global ID (a unique identifier to be assigned in all of client's enterprises worldwide) and available-to-promise inventory (ATPI) order line check, still cannot be the only pillar of a holistic supply chain management (SCM)

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry


Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

sap oracle unicode  market, where together with SAP , it remains at the forefront of ERP vendors' portal offerings. Using a deliberate approach of not jumping injudiciously on every technology bandwagon, the former J.D. Edwards had by-and-large successfully taken its customers from mainframe-based systems to the Web without resorting to a rip-and-replace' strategy (in an evolutionary rather than revolutionary manner); and the company did this while delivering an increasingly broad set of solutions. The company's Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

sap oracle unicode  that trying to impose SAP or Oracle as a corporate standard in all divisions is often not worthwhile or justifiable. With growing recognition of the complexity and cost to customize an administrative ERP solution at headquarters, many large enterprises are now weighing the benefits of deploying a second tier of what Gartner describes as Operational ERP to provide standardized operational intelligence and management across the diverse landscapes of site-specific and real-time execution systems. Read More

It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part II)


Part I of this blog topic introduced MCA Solutions and its flagship Service Planning Optimization (SPO) solution for planning and optimizing spare parts [evaluate this product]. That blog post also tackled MCA's notably good times during 2007. In the meantime, an informative post on MCA was also published by the Sourcing Innovation blog. A related 2007 milestone at MCA included a significant

sap oracle unicode  of MCA customers are SAP customers, while the rest have Oracle E-Business Suite [ evaluate this product ] and some legacy or mid-market ERP products. ERP integration is often cited as very important to prospective customers, while some existing MCA customers have requested that MCA develop a similar relationship with their ERP providers. In fact, the recent three-party engagement at the US Air Force (USAF), with Oracle, IFS Applications [ evaluate this product ] and Xelus/Click Commerce (a competitor of Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Three: Market Impact


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sap oracle unicode  tier one likes of SAP , SSA Global , PeopleSoft , Oracle , Intentia , and IFS . Not to mention the need to bolster strategic supplier relationship management (SRM) and sourcing, manufacturing operational capabilities, and shop floor execution, well beyond a mere order management. Some of iScala's clever features, like Global ID (a unique identifier to be assigned in all of client's enterprises worldwide) and available-to-promise inventory (ATPI) order line check, still could not have been sufficient to Read More

SAP


Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software.

sap oracle unicode  Founded in 1972, SAP provides business software applications and services to companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol SAP. SAP employs more than 48,500 people in over 50 countries. Today, more than 89,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software. Read More

Oracle Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c


Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 provide significant enhancements for organizations needing to manage large and complex database deployments, particularly in cloud environments. The new tools will be a great boon

sap oracle unicode  Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 provide significant enhancements for organizations needing to manage large and complex database deployments, particularly in cloud environments. The new tools will be a great boon to IT department database administrators (DBAs) and provide a Read More

SAP for Chemicals Functionality


SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite package applications in areas such as emissions management, pricing management, and manufacturing dashboards, and focusing on mid-market companies.

sap oracle unicode  for Chemicals Functionality SAP for Chemicals Functionality SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is well-known for its enterprise applications software tailored to the chemicals industry. For a detailed tutorial on the chemicals industry, see So What's the Big Deal with Chemicals? . For a discussion of the SAP approach to packaged solutions, see SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies . And for a discussion directly concerned with SAP and the chemicals industry, see SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Read More

SAP Brings HANA to the SME Market


Yesterday SAP announced its strategy to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the services of the SAP HANA platform via SAP HANA analytics for SAP Business One and the SAP HANA Edge Edition. HANA, SAP's in-memory database and analytic platform, will provide Business One users with in-memory analytics specifically designed for small and medium businesses. In this regard

sap oracle unicode  the SME Market Yesterday SAP announced its strategy to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the services of the SAP HANA platform via SAP HANA analytics for SAP Business One and the SAP HANA Edge Edition. HANA, SAP's in-memory database and analytic platform, will provide Business One users with in-memory analytics specifically designed for small and medium businesses. In this regard, Ketan Solanki, consulting manager at Evolution Future Solutions Pty Ltd stated that analytics powered by SAP Read More

Tailoring SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes


The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management.

sap oracle unicode  SAP Data Management for Companies of All Sizes The need for accurate data management such as upload or download of data between a company’s data sources and SAP systems is more critical than ever. Users are relying on manual operations, which are inherently error-prone, and time- and resource-intensive. Today's environment requires enterprise-class automation to overcome these challenges of data management. Learn about one solution that can help improve SAP data management. Read More

SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again.


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sap oracle unicode  Up, Declares Victory. Again. SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again. D. Geller - July 5, 2000 Event Summary SAP AG and Commerce One are joining together to build what SAP wasn't able to build alone: the mySAP.com business suite. Widely perceived as lagging behind in the development of the marketplace capabilities that were an essential part of the image of mySAP, SAP has now solved its problem by bringing Commerce One, a leader in the deployment of e-procurement marketplaces, into the picture. Commerce Read More

SAP Business All-in-One


Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software.

sap oracle unicode  Business All-in-One Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software. Read More

Oracle Mends Its Ways To Bounce Back


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sap oracle unicode  lion share amongst the SAP , PeopleSoft or Siebel install base despite these vendors announcing IBM DB2 as their primary base and despite their strong support for the Microsoft SQL Server as well should indicate the powerful database technology. Thus, it is not completely inconceivable to see some Oracle-file users not minding the technology lock-in and therefore opting to remain with Oracle Applications. These customers are opting for seamless integration to the database and a strong Java-based Read More

Is Oracle Becoming Invincible?


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sap oracle unicode  sales numbers greater than SAP are an encouraging victory for Oracle and disturbing news for SAP (which, in a knee-jerk reaction, released an abrasively toned rebuttal press release), but do not represent Oracle's inauguration as the No. 1 ERP vendor yet. Where Oracle is surely winning, however, is in its quest to prove a point that the business application market's move toward e-business and the Internet is a prerequisite for survival and any subsequent success. To that end, the company has radically Read More

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