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Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 2: Market Impact
Agilisys is also leveraging its former parent's pedigree on professional services and outsourcing, the 'Concept to Customer' and 'Early Upgrade Program' being

sct tuner  business intelligence (BI) (see SCT Extends Into Business Intelligence , and SCT Corporation Means (e)Business For Process Manufacturing ). Due to its unrelenting process manufacturing focus, the products reflect the rigorous functionality required by process companies (primarily batch oriented, only in part for continuous process companies though), and Agilisys continues to execute well in the plant level-centric applications. In doing this it has avoided the tradeoffs that are inevitable to attempting

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SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?


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sct tuner  Inc. 5/98 $135 M SCT Corp. Fygir Logistic Information Systems B. V. 9/98 $35 M J. D. Edwards & Co. Numetrix, Ltd. 6/99 $80 M Product Strategy and Trajectory SAP is targeting APO primarily at the electronics and high tech (EHT), consumer products, metal and paper, automotive, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries. APO promises broad functionality, real-time access to transaction data and seamless integration with SAP R/3. Although the first companies to acquire the new package will likely be current Read More

Infor Releases Advanced Scheduling 5.5


The very first acquisitions by what is today Infor, former SCT Corp.’s process software division in 2002, continue to provide Infor with most competitive products that are being enhanced regularly. The vendor recently announced the release of Infor Advanced Scheduling 5.5 to enable production schedule optimization for process and complex manufacturing. The product continues to provide an industry

sct tuner  today Infor , former SCT Corp. ’s process software division in 2002, continue to provide Infor with most competitive products that are being enhanced regularly. The vendor recently  announced the release of Infor Advanced Scheduling 5.5 to enable production schedule optimization for process and complex manufacturing . The product continues to provide an industry-specific differentiation for process manufacturers such as dairies, breweries, and beverage production to enhance liquid material movements. Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims


ROI (return on investment) has taken on new importance in examining business initiatives and programs that often involve deployment of enterprise software and information technology. In some cases, "Show me the ROI" has become a smokescreen for "Let's wait and see" or, "Go away. Don't bother me."

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Is Ross Systems Up To A Hat Trick?


Ross Systems, the struggling ERP vendor that many have all but written off, might be voicing with its second consecutive profitable quarter that ‘the fat lady has not sung’ as yet.

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What's Ahead for Users on the Enterprise Infrastructure Battlefront?


The battle between Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and IBM goes far beyond applications -- it goes right into the technology stack or the enterprise infrastructure. As a result, these vendors are drilling down deeper to compete with each other.

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Micro-verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain


If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its new technologies to enhance its supply chain offerings.

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Stability and Functionality for Process and Discrete Manufacturers


While superficially, Infor's acquisition strategy may appear to be impulsive, it has actually been calculated to develop a stronger vertical functionality. This may mean that Infor can offer customers more stability while offering niche functionality.

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Ross Systems Shows Poise in 'Big Easy'


Ross Systems has come a long way as seen by TEC at the recent Rossworld user conference. The company’s progress is impressive, but is Ross attempting to tackle too many requirements at once?

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Standardizing on One ERP System in a Multi-division Enterprise


In an enterprise with multiple operating divisions, should the enterprise standardize on a single set of software? Recent broadening of major ERP products’ scope and the advent of Web-based product architecture may tempt corporations to consider deploying this concept. Although the enterprise can generate many benefits from standardization, they may also create other issues that often result in disruptions.

sct tuner  vendor (e.g., QAD , SCT , Lilly Software , Navision , etc.) could be a more appropriate solution. The integration required between two or more operating units can vary. The units may be serving the same market, using the same suppliers, doing manufacturing for each other, selling each others products or have other relationships. The level of operational integration provides a sense of how integrated the systems of the two units must be. But having some of these joint operational issues is not sufficient Read More

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SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT


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sct tuner  Ross Systems , and SCT Corporation would be relatively recent examples of companies where this strategy has failed: all have had to eventually resort to divestiture and to a focus on core competencies. SSA GT is showing more of an appetite to acquire more vendors in light of impending large-scale consolidation (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), before even putting these recent mergers well behind, it might be flying into the face of these negative experiences, Read More

Adexa Prepares To Step Into The Spotlight


From its roots in advanced planning and scheduling, Adexa, Inc. has emerged as a strong player in the business-to-business collaboration software market. With an aggressive marketing campaign and potential public offering, the company hopes to end its toil behind the scenes and take center stage.

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Go Fygir! SCT Defeats Incumbent AspenTech at Texaco, Shell Venture


ERP vendor SCT Corp. recently sold its Fygir Demand Planning product to Equilon, a joint refining venture of Shell Oil and Texaco that had signed Aspen Technology’s largest deal for its PIMS™ planning and scheduling software.

sct tuner  Fygir! SCT Defeats Incumbent AspenTech at Texaco, Shell Venture Go Fygir! SCT Defeats Incumbent AspenTech at Texaco, Shell Venture S. McVey - April 28th, 2000 Event Summary SCT Corporation announced recently a sale of its Fygir Demand Planning application to Equilon Enterprises LLC, a joint refining venture of Texaco and Shell Oil. Equilon will use the software initially to forecast its gasoline products and it expects that diesel products will follow shortly after. Future deployment may extend to Read More

SCT Fygir To Lubricate Valvoline’s Supply Chain


On the heels of its win at Equilon, SCT Corporation recently secured another high-profile contract in the petroleum products sector with Valvoline, the $1.1 billion lube oil division of Ashland Inc.

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