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RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like?
My blog series in 2009 entitled “A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software, and Manhattan

scm faq  always bigger and better SCM names (in terms of innovation and vision, if not execution) than JDA (who ended up acquiring them), with RedPrairie right up there. To me, calling the new merged entity JDA undersells what the new company is all about. I’d look at revamping the name, the image, the brand, the tagline, and the overall story. And that, for an ambitious and energetic marketer, would be a fun and invigorating exercise! As for whose idea this merger was, I think we know the answer after reading D Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Servigistics and MCA Solutions Join Forces on


scm faq  parts  supply chain management (SCM)  deal, especially after Servigistics acquired Xelus via the Click Commerce purchase in 2009. MCA is very strong in the aviation and defense (A&D) sector (e.g., Airbus Military, Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin , etc. are its renowned customers) and in the SAP ERP install base. The profitable vendor had about 25 large customers with large contracts, but was quickly hitting the wall, given a huge investment in its intellectual property and not much room for expansio Read More
Will A Big Fish's Splash Cause Minnows' Flush Out Of The CRM Pond? Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
The ultimate success of Microsoft CRM will be judged by its follow-up releases. While Applix’ decision to abandon the CRM space and suddenly re-focus on BPM may

scm faq  Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion , Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay and ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye ). Still, no one should be too relaxed, as MBS will breathe their necks down, sooner or later, given the chances that the giant will remain content for long with the current capabilities are very slim. Microsoft plans to incrementally add product catalogs, sales quotes, pricing, marketing encyclopedia, pipeline management, forecasting, sales contracts, and CTI (computer tele Read More
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM

scm faq  for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2 Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM ’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse – across all BPM initiatives, SOA initiatives, applications and Read More
Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors
The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this

scm faq  Are a Boon for SCM Vendors Originally Published - April 13, 2007 In the past two decades, India has earned a reputation worldwide for its strength in information technology (IT), information technology enterprise solutions (ITES), and software-related products and services. Now that the Indian government is liberalizing and opening up the economy, India is becoming a hot spot (business center) for manufacturers in the auto, textiles, medicine, and antibiotics sectors, as well as many others. The Read More
i2 Paints Broad Strokes at eDay
i2 receives a great deal of criticism for delivering less than it sells, but remains the one SCM vendor most capable to realize its vision.

scm faq  but remains the one SCM B2B vendor most capable to realize its e-marketplace vision. Read More
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report
This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on

scm faq  from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting. Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

scm faq  make use of advanced SCM solutions have higher inventory turns than their industry competition. Leader - Inventory Turns Laggard Inventory Turns CPG Suppliers Procter & Gamble - 6.43 Johnson & Johnson - 3.07 Technology Dell - 64.34 Compaq/HP - 14.84 Contract Manufacturers Flextronics - 8.86 Solectron - 4.92 Retailer Wal-Mart - 7.29 K-Mart - 4.39 Sources: Zacks investment Services and Forrester Research Figure 1 Inventory Turns widely Differ in Industries Since 1998, Retailers, Distributors and Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

scm faq  of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog post series  followed the genesis of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable  supply chain management (SCM)  software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But Read More
SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio
SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture

scm faq  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global 's continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global's recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software Read More
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over

scm faq  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft 'Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft R. Garland - November 26, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Collaborative Read More
Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template
Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management

scm faq  Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm faq  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve Read More
Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC’s Fashion PLM and SCM Solution
NGC Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control

scm faq  NGC’s Fashion PLM and SCM Solution NGC Software , a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control software and services for brands, retailers, and consumer products companies, has announced that Grupo Karim’s , a diversified global company with core businesses that include private-label apparel manufacturing, has  selected NGC’s fashion PLM and SCM solution . Grupo Karim’s specializes in providing its Read More
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My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components

scm faq  All Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity  analyzed SAP ’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC ’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their surprise at the quite positive tone of the article, and at Read More

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