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Competitive Advantage in a Saturated Market: How Will the Big Few Do It?
Given the current saturation of the application market, and trends in acquisitions major vendors will be searching for a viable competitive advantage. There

saturation  Big Few Will Cope Saturation of the application systems market and money-conscious enterprises are causing vendors to change gears in their business models. New accounts are hard to come by and, instead of ripping and replacing older systems, enterprises are looking for add-on enhancements and integrations. As a result, vendors are turning towards their existing customer bases for revenue. In the case of the Big Few, who are vendors with about 20,000 or more customers and at least $1 billion (USD) in

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SAP, PeopleSoft Earnings Look Brighter; ERP Strikes Back


On January 7, taking many by surprise, enterprise software giant SAP pre-announced fourth quarter earnings, saying pre-tax earnings had doubled the final quarter of 1999 after a third-quarter profit warning. License revenue skyrocketed 40% to 800M EUR ($822.7M U.S.) in the fourth quarter and sales rose 25%, well above Wall Street estimates.

saturation  the Fortune 1000 market saturation, a bad reputation for exorbitantly expensive and protracted implementations, and the market attention's shift to e-commerce (B2B, B2C), supply chain management (SCM), client relationship management (CRM), business intelligence, and other extended-ERP applications. We also believe that the majority of vendors tackled those difficulties with appropriate, time-and-money-consuming counteractions like developing more implementation-friendly and industry-tailored products Read More

SAP Posts Solid Q499, but Warns of Q100


On January 24, SAP announced its preliminary year-end results and warned that the costs of its new employee stock option plan and marketing and staff additions for its mySAP.com Internet software system would likely outpace sales in the first quarter of 2000.

saturation  the Fortune 1000 market saturation, its bad reputation for exorbitantly expensive and protracted implementations, and the market attention's shift to e-commerce (B2B, B2C), supply chain management (SCM), client relationship management (CRM), business intelligence, and other extended-ERP applications. We believe that SAP tackled those difficulties with appropriate, time-and-money-consuming counteractions like developing more implementation-friendly and industry-tailored products attractive to the Read More

Web Traffic Numbers Down? Don't Count On It!


News sources are reporting that September Web traffic was down. This seems to be a case of putting too much weight to too little data.

saturation  about the Web reaching saturation in any way. The perceived decline shown in Figure 1 is most likely a combination of external events (hurricanes, playoff races, earthquakes in Turkey) and generally good summer weather. If there were a hypothesis to be tested over the next few months it would be a shift from the big portal sites to more specialized content. We expect (probability 70 percent) to see small swings in the balance between portals and more focused sites (including vertical portals) over the Read More

Challenges for IT Managers in SMBs


The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business groups are plagued with similar issues including small IT budgets and limited technical resources. Frequently SMBs target their IT acquisitions either in the hope of lowering costs or solving problems. These ad hoc solutions are

saturation  slowdown or a general saturation of the IT marketplace, many of the traditional ERP software vendors like SAP and Oracle are increasing their service offerings to include the SMB marketplace. As software vendors realize the SMB marketplace is reluctant to embrace the cost of integration , they have designed their service offerings with this in mind. Oracle’s E-Business Suite (SENA) contains many of the same business applications that it’s higher-end ERP suite offers .Those applications were Read More

Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

saturation  viability Large enterprise market saturation of SCP installations and lack of penetration into the Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) market Market confusion created by SCP companies reformulating offerings for Internet fulfillment and e-business We base SCP market size on total revenues from software sales, services, and maintenance derived from SCP products. A breakdown showing revenues of the larger best-of-breed vendors, ERP vendors, and others is given in Table 1. SCP market size estimation is not a st Read More

How 5 Companies Increased Revenue and Profitability with Leadership and Customer Relationship Management Software


Small to medium businesses (SMB) want to stay competitive, increase revenue, and remain profitable at the same time. This can be a challenge. Whether companies find this challenging because of a slow economy, market saturation, or other reasons, many companies are re-evaluating business strategies and internal processes to overcome these obstacles. For many successful companies, creating a customer-focused business strategy was the first step. Learn how leadership and customer relationship management software can help breed corporate success.

saturation  a slow economy, market saturation, or other reasons, many companies are re-evaluating business strategies and internal processes to overcome these obstacles. Companies are realizing that in order to maintain their status or grow, they need to focus on their existing customers as much as or more than acquiring new customers, and do so cost-effectively. They cannot afford to lose a customer,ignore specific customer demands, or treat even one customer poorly, because for most companies, hanging on to a custo Read More

The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

saturation  sourcing strategies has reached saturation levels with certain categories, enterprises must utilize advanced sourcing strategies across a wider range of categories to deliver the same results. Key Business Value Findings Enterprises that employ advanced sourcing strategies are positively impacting product development cycles and building stronger supplier relationships by making better, moreinformed decisions. They are also driving innovation and to be certain, they are saving more money than their competi Read More

From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy


Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software vendors have combined supply chain management functionality with enterprise resource planning software to stay globally competitive.

saturation  reached a point of saturation; their installs are slowing down and they are seeing a reduction in sales. Therefore, ERP providers are developing new functionality in order to remain competitive with other ERP vendors, in addition to looking for new opportunities. ERP vendors are trying to adapt to the changing market in order to increase their revenues. They are integrating SCM functionality into their ERP offerings, creating ERP - distribution software that can span the entire production process across Read More

The Next Big Thing or Integration-The Interaction Server Part 1: Background and Evolving Problem


Software Technology evolves in phases. The fundamental assumptions of the current era change dramatically, rendering existing solutions inadequate. This creates an "inflection point", where new assumptions are the catalyst for innovation, and new solutions are the end result.

saturation  subtle shift underway. The saturation of the packaged application market has given rise to the need to get more value out of integrated systems. Most businesses have more applications than they want/need; companies have spent years and millions implementing ERP, CRM, SFA, OM, etc., often with lackluster results. These systems are single-purpose and inherently unable to adapt to changing business needs. It's time to get some return on these investments, to satisfy the constant stream of new requirements Read More