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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

scm sap explained  of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1 Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s,  Manhattan Associates  was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors.  The Long Trail of Excellence The company was founded in 1990 in Manhattan Beach, California, Read More
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Seismic Shifts in SAP’s Cloud?
On the heels of SAPPHIRENOW 2013, SAP issued the announcement that it would simplify its organizational structure and create a single research and development

scm sap explained  the supply chain management (SCM) realm. The SAP SRM (supplier relationship management) offering, which in part comes from the Frictionless Commerce acquisition in 2006, apparently now reports to Ariba, and belongs to that R&D budget. The idea is to merge SAP SRM’s direct materials sourcing expertise with Ariba’s traditional expertise in sourcing, contract management, spend analysis, and procurement of indirect materials. Dalgaard’s start with SAP might not have been on the right foot either after Read More
The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 3)
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service

scm sap explained  service-oriented supply chain management (SCM)  and/or enterprise asset management (EAM)  vendors that can survive today: hyper-focused with very strong technology and footprint. I know some might say that optimization is dead, but not in the pricing or mobile workforce and parts planning space. There are still many problems to be solved in those areas that are too messy and ugly for Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics , or SAP to devote many resources to solving. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, Read More
Fujitsu Poised to (Inter)Stage Glovia's Comeback Part Two: Fujitsu's Support of Glovia
As a result of its commitment and investment in Glovia as a strategic catalyst for Fujitsu's global growth and a vanguard to globalize Fujitsu's software and

scm sap explained  integration capabilities and enterprise-wide SCM functionality. As a result of its commitment and investment in Glovia as a strategic catalyst for Fujitsu's global growth and a vanguard in Fujitsu's effort to globalize its software and service business division, in 2003, Fujitsu elevated Glovia to a business unit from a mere business group level. To put things into perspective, the Fujitsu behemoth, with close to $40 billion (USD) in revenues, approximately 160,000 employees worldwide, and $2.4 billion 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 sap explained  vendors’ numbers : SAP’s SCM revenues grew by almost 32 percent in 2007 according to Gartner; SAP has not had any significant suite functionality releases for the past two years, due to the overall continued transition to the core applications of SAP Business Suite 2008. In my view, this is an indication that SAP SCM customers are weighting enterprise integration and the 80-percent-is-good-enough rule over superior functionality. Oracle and JDA on the other hand present a different scenario in their Read More
SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management
The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or

scm sap explained  for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process. Read More
SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision
The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

scm sap explained  Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision With tier-one software vendors aggressively going after midmarket business, many midsized companies are taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company's special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards E Read More
SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs
Not many are aware of SAP’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are

scm sap explained  Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs Not many are aware of SAP ’s strong heritage in the small to medium enterprise (SME) segment even though more than 80 percent of SAP’s over 250,000 customers are small and midsize companies. Even if some might dismiss these figures for counting the users of the now-iconic SAP Crystal Reports as they are not necessarily true enterprise resource planning (ERP) users, SAP can counter with the figure of the 40,000 users for the SAP Business One ERP solution, which Read More
SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist
SAPMarkets, the US dot-com spin-off of German ERP leader SAP AG, is partnering with Commerce One to build and sell software for online trading exchanges. This

scm sap explained  Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist SAP Becoming a (Legal) Polygamist P.J. Jakovljevic - July 21, 2000 Event Summary According to the press release from June 14 at SAPPHIRE 2000 Las Vegas, the annual SAP Americas customer conference, SAP AG, the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, SAPMarkets Inc., the SAP subsidiary dedicated to delivering mySAP.com marketplaces, and Commerce One Inc., the leader in global e-commerce solutions for business, announced a preliminary agreement to jointly Read More
SAP Jam
SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits

scm sap explained  Jam SAP Jam brings together several types of social collaboration including social networking, collaboration with external participants (customers, recruits, partners, vendors, suppliers), structured collaboration for problem solving (business tools to strategize, rank items, enabling groups to weigh in on options, etc.), and business process integration. This combination of features enables businesses to seamlessly bring social into any process: social learning, social opportunity management, Read More
Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps.
Business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. In a separate

scm sap explained  the supply chain management (SCM) market, and Siebel Systems in the customer relationship management (CRM) market is taking its toll. It is also feeling additional pressure from direct competitors Oracle and PeopleSoft, who have been touting their extended ERP products that are allegedly integrated with their core ERP systems. SAP America has also experienced a massive exodus of key personnel. It lost more then 300 staff members in the past year, including top executives, to companies like Siebel and Read More
SAP Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility
Yesterday in San Francisco, SAP held a press conference to make two (perhaps three) major announcements about its strategy for the data management and mobility

scm sap explained  Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility Yesterday in San Francisco, SAP held a press conference to make two (perhaps three) major announcements about its strategy for the data management and mobility spaces. These announcements unveiled big-time movement in two major IT areas: data management and mobility. SAP HANA and Sybase At the press conference, Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board for Technology and Innovation, spoke about SAP's roadmap for integrating Sybase and SAP's strategy over Read More
Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA
Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses

scm sap explained  SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word’s retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition, just to name a few. And working capital–strapped small retail business owners in India are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate Read More
SAP PLM
SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep

scm sap explained  PLM SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The Read More
SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons
In a move designed to increase its presence in enterprise portals and integrated business intelligence, SAP AG has announced an agreement to purchase TopTier

scm sap explained  (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), e-Business, and any other area where they see a potential synergy in the future. Its efforts to become a one-stop shop will give other vendors a strong incentive to acquire or develop similar capabilities, in as many areas as they can afford. TEC believes that momentum in the area of mergers and acquisitions, particularly between ERP, business intelligence, and enterprise application integration (EAI) vendors will continue with a vengeance. As the big players get Read More

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