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SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations
Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the

sap the scm failure  only an advantage if SAP is the right ERP system for the prospective user company, and if the prepackaged business processes fit adequately. SAP acknowledges that they typically find a 70 to 85 percent fit, but even companies with very distinct processes should see benefits as they get a blueprint starting point: they can in most cases adopt many of the core' processes out-of-the-box, and with best practices, they can then pick and chose any process. While SAP rightly claims that the packaged solution is Read More...
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Provia Software Rises To The Challenge
Provia stands apart from its peers in the enterprise software industry by claiming that behind every one of its installations is a satisfied client.

sap the scm failure  Application Integration vendors. Predictably, SAP is the only major enterprise application vendor for which Provia has coded a certified interface. Provia does integrate to other ERP products through a standard host interface, VIAWARE Gateway. BOTTOM LINE Vendor Predictions Provia has successfully transitioned from a material handling systems vendor into a world class order fulfillment application vendor, a fact reinforced by its proven ability to win and keep clients. Provided it completes the Read More...
SAP Customer Success Story: Industrial Machinery and Components
Universal Instruments Corporation, a leading capital equipment manufacturer, needed a flexible business solution to meet the challenges of globalization, and

sap the scm failure  degree of efficiency.” The SAP implementation also gave the company the agility and responsiveness it required to succeed in the fast-paced, rapidly changing global market. “The scale happened,” as Jacobson puts it. “Whenever it’s been necessary, we’ve been able to scale the business using standard SAP functionality.” Take, for example, the company’s new plan to establish facilities in Brazil. “Things have heated up there and we need a presence,” says Jacobson. “It’ll take about Read More...
Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market
Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item

sap the scm failure  vendors (e.g., Oracle , SAP , PeopleSoft , SSA Global , Geac , Intentia , etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products. As usual, the enterprise vendors will bet on leveraging existing customers who will have deeply invested in them, and have even reorganized operations around their ERP systems. The promise of retail products from ERP vendors is the link to financial and manufacturing systems (albeit mostly the vendors' own, which is logical at Read More...
SAP's Approach to the Retail Market
SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and

sap the scm failure  hundreds of customers (see SAP Learns The Ropes of Fashion and Outfitting ). SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers. By building out its retail offering atop its enterprise platform and by tapping its maturing portfolio of SCM, e-commerce, portal, product lifecycle management (PLM), and customer Read More...
Manage the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change
Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and

sap the scm failure  the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and change things forever. For an individual, such a change can be caused by marriage; for a company, by the selection of an ERP system. There is always a way out when relationships stop working (both between people and companies), but it can be painful—and Read More...
The Right Data at the Right Time
Among top-performing companies, nearly half deliver key information to business users when they need it in the moment. Get the details in this infographic from

sap the scm failure  Right Data at the Right Time Among top-performing companies, nearly half deliver key information to business users when they need it in the moment. Get the details in this infographic from a report titled “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality” provided by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Read More...
Connect the Dots: Simplifying the Online Ad Business
Over the past few years, the online advertising space has become crowded and very complex, and more technologically driven middle-men have acquired increasingly

sap the scm failure  the Dots: Simplifying the Online Ad Business Over the past few years, the online advertising space has become crowded and very complex, and more technologically driven middle-men have acquired increasingly large shares of the overall online revenue. Traditional publishers have been at a disadvantage and struggling to regain control over their online ad business. In this white paper, we propose a solution that straddles the whole value chain through a suite of previously unconnected technologies. By Read More...
Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain
Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility

sap the scm failure  The New Standard in the Supply Chain Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration . In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and Read More...
The Changing Face of the Holiday Season
It seems that Santa will need to relocate to China! When traveling abroad (with the exception of low wage countries) it is becoming increasingly difficult to

sap the scm failure  Changing Face of the Holiday Season Introduction I hate to be a Grinch, but ... aren't the holidays getting more advance notice each year? This is a global phenomenon—on a recent trip to Germany I found the stores bedecked with holiday fare, and this was only October!!! Even the duty free stores at the airport are getting in on the act with Holiday packaging and promotions. Yes, I admit it—I fell into the trap! Who can resist a singing reindeer—especially when the song is in German! And now for Read More...
Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) addresses the full lifecycle of a product. The focus of most of the current PLM solutions, however, does not make the most

sap the scm failure  Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket What is Service Lifecycle Management? Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) is a business initiative focused on servicing a company's products, and the customers that bought them, after the product has been sold. Simply put, SLM focuses on making more money from the product after the initial sale. But it is more than that; it is also a way to become a strategic part of the customer's business after the sale is completed. General Read More...
Sharepoint -The Face Of Your Enterprise Architecture
This paper reviews some of the key challenges faced by today’s enterprises, e.g., use of too many systems and difficulty in information structuring and

sap the scm failure  -The Face Of Your Enterprise Architecture This paper reviews some of the key challenges faced by today’s enterprises, e.g., use of too many systems and difficulty in information structuring and standardization, and explores the features and functionalities of SharePoint that makes it a key component of your enterprise architecture. See how how SharePoint as a platform can be used to integrate enterprise business infrastructure and solutions for your organization. Read More...
Solving the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry
Knowledge management requires a platform that identifies all data associated with business processes@and the people that participate in or have responsibility

sap the scm failure  the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry Knowledge management requires a platform that identifies all data associated with business processes—and the people that participate in or have responsibility for them. A true enterprise information management platform helps capture knowledge: it captures tacit knowledge as workers perform daily tasks and converts it to actionable knowledge items. Learn how knowledge management is vital to the nuclear industry. Read More...
Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?
The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at

sap the scm failure  for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor? Introduction A slew of recent announcements and vendor analyst briefings might be showing an interesting trend. Namely, enterprise software vendors are becoming more amenable to pledging support for older (even quite antiquated) product releases, much to the delight of anxious users who still rely on those releases. Until very recently, these users were faced with vendors' more or less subtle ultimatums and deadlines by which they Read More...

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