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ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon
In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running

scm implementations  and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are typically very complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire straits that they need to get in front of the system's development curve, not just keep pace. Others rely

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 1: Project Planning and Management


Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit function. However, by waiting until systems are live and in production before applying an audit regimen, you may miss an excellent opportunity to establish effective controls at the outset, when the enterprise software is being implemented. Read on to learn where and how, as an executive sponsor, project manager, or team member, you can instill audit procedures that can continue throughout the life of the software.

scm implementations  (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management systems (WMS) software, the need for adequate and substantial controls is even more apparent. This two-part article looks at four key segments of an enterprise software implementation, with timely emphasis on SOX, and suggests audit procedures, controls, and processes that should be typified, observed, tested, and reported upon. These segments include: Project Planning and Management Documentation and Reporting Software Piloting Data Read More

Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad?


Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates, limited education and training, implementation tools, attractive support programs and hosting services with catchy names, all aimed at making it faster, simpler and cheaper for enterprises well under $500 million to use them. Is this approach good or bad for the user?

scm implementations  scalability, supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), e-commerce, and distributed computing environments. And they have to accomplish these endeavors with less (or completely without) IT staff and a much more limited budget compared to their bigger counterparts. For these reasons, the fast-path ERP vendors' offerings for smaller enterprises have generally had only a limited success. To understand many of the minus issues, we must first read the fine print on the fast-path Read More

High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process


Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a rigorous verification process by TEC research analysts—providing independent confirmation that the solutions live up to functionality claims made by the vendor. With a high failure rate of software implementations (TEC reports that up to 70 percent fail to meet objectives), vendors are responding to the demands of their prospects and clients for more clarity and certainty in their software selection processes.

scm implementations  software category (ERP, CRM, SCM, accounting, PLM, BI, business performance management, HR, and more). TEC’s certification process is the most detailed in the industry, rating software solutions by as many as 4,000 different functional criteria. TEC Certified solutions include products from top-tier vendors like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft, as well as hundreds of midsized and best-of-breed vendors. For more information: Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. 740 St. Maurice, Montreal, Quebec Canada H3C 1L5 Read More

The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 1: Inexorable Statistics


We take the liberty to expand further on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints enterprise applications implementations’ dissatisfactions in no uncertain terms. One may expect even more bad news in the future given the intricacy of collaborative inter-enterprise business.

scm implementations  leading supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendors were also implicated in malfunctioning of the best-of-breed solution. The result was a free for all' finger pointing rage. What has generally not been known for sure though was the more exact percentage of failed implementations. Vendors and consultants, on one hand, would argue that these were mere individual cases out of thousands of implementations, and that the bad perception is mere a product of media's 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 System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology

scm implementations  Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 2550 features and functions found in Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. This Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Management (SCM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Demand Management Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities


To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. These can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that cannot be replaced.

scm implementations  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements


Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?

scm implementations  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market (see What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? ), we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Few or so many leading largest vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, Read More

Survey Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations


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scm implementations  Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations It's alarming—the failure rates for new software implementations continue to be as high as 70 percent. Companies ask me every day what they can do to avoid having their projects fail. Your best bet is usually to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people experienced in software selection and implementation—and not try to go through it alone if you don't have the expertise in-house. The hard fact is, selecting and implementing software Read More

Secure Implementations of Content Protection (DRM) Schemes on Consumer Electronic Devices


The need for secure digital rights management (DRM) implementations is real, and it is happening now. Secure and robust DRM implementation, as defined by content owners, is mandatory in order to enable premium content licensing by the service provider. Such robust implementation requires an in-depth understanding of the security vulnerabilities of today’s connected devices. This white paper explains what you require to build a secure DRM solution.

scm implementations  Implementations of Content Protection (DRM) Schemes on Consumer Electronic Devices The need for secure digital rights management (DRM) implementations is real, and it is happening now. Secure and robust DRM implementation, as defined by content owners, is mandatory in order to enable premium content licensing by the service provider. Such robust implementation requires an in-depth understanding of the security vulnerabilities of today’s connected devices. This white paper explains what you require Read More

Supply Chain Apptricity: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report


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scm implementations  Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More

Pronto Xi Dimensions: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle


There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and inter-application messaging protocols, or find a one-stop-shop with all the software, functionality, and interoperability one could ever ask for. Oracle insists the latter is the best way, and it is their way. But is it best for Collaborative-Commerce? Is their vision of C-Commerce and interoperability yours as well?

scm implementations  ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 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 packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, the Read More