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QAD Continues to Wade Through Red Ink
QAD, one of the leading ERP vendors, announced a number of product and alliance initiatives during its annual user conference in May. However, yet another saga

sharp microwave ovens  revenue), based on its sharp vertical focus and outstanding global service and support. We recommend including QAD in a short list in any selection within the following industries: Automotive, Electronics, Food & Beverage, and Medical Devices. Current and potential users may want to inquire about the company's plans regarding Internet marketplaces in their respective industries. Which specific market places does (or will) QAD connect with, what methodology does (or will) the company prescribe to are some

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Intentia’s Intents To Be More Fashionable


Intentia remains solid, with both a new product portfolio and an increase in license revenue. The company, which is unimpeded by the current economic slump, finally seems to be realizing that it needs to achieve stronger global brand recognition well beyond its esoteric apparel/fashion vertical stronghold.

sharp microwave ovens  innovativeness and expertise, and sharp vertical focus should be attractive to mid-size and large global enterprises within the following industries: automotive, aviation, apparel/fashion, food & beverage, industrial goods, electronics, furniture, MRO, paper, retail & distribution, service & rental, and steel. European enterprises that run on the iSeries server are the best candidates to benefit from deploying Movex. However, many companies from different geographic regions running on other platforms and Read More

The Demo Crime Files!


This article is part of the continuing education all software demonstrators need to ensure their fundamental skills remain sharp. It points out three common “crimes” made in demonstrations, how to recognize them, and suggests alternative approaches.

sharp microwave ovens  ensure their fundamentals remain sharp. Why expect anything less from our profession? Commit yourself to continuing education and practice. Constantly drill yourself on demo crimes. Look for outside help and expertise to improve your demonstration techniques and processes. It's only through a constant personal commitment to continuing education that you will remain crime-free. About The Author Bob Riefstahl has performed hundreds of demonstrations to all sizes of companies and audiences throughout his Read More

Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash


In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's believe that their companies consistently carry 25 to 40 percent or more inventory than is needed.

sharp microwave ovens  Companies hit by a sharp decline in sales all too often experience a significant rise in inventories because of the considerable and unnecessary time that's usually needed to get incoming supply rebalanced with customer demand. When sales are declining, making the right adjustments in inventory levels becomes an exceedingly more important and difficult task. For some companies declining sales combined with a suddenly out of balance incoming supply of inventory have caused a massive cash outflow. Coping Read More

Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss


Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible cost savings and will offset the total cost of ownership of a product lifecycle management system.

sharp microwave ovens  future. This requires a sharp view of both the as-is and to-be state of a companies' product design and development cycle. But this type of analysis can be time consuming, laborious, and expensive and is most likely not warranted if one takes a more simplified approach. A considerably more simple yet logical approach for manufacturers initiating a PLM project involves developing a process flow schematic of product design and development processes, determining estimated or average durations by Read More

QAD’s Costly eTransition Continues


QAD, one of the leading Tier 2 ERP vendors, continues its transition into a provider of e-business applications for manufacturing companies. However, the company’s financial performance continues to deteriorate: The company reported its third consecutive loss in Q3 2001.

sharp microwave ovens  revenue), based on its sharp vertical focus and outstanding global service and support. We recommend including QAD in a short list in any selection within the following industries: Automotive, Electronics, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, and Medical Devices. Current and potential users may want to inquire about the company's plans regarding Internet marketplaces in their respective industries. Which specific market places does (or will) QAD connect with, what methodology does (or will) the company Read More

PeopleSoft Remains Rock-Hard And Economy Proof


PeopleSoft again exceeded Wall Street estimates in another stellar quarterly performance, with more than 100 new customers and with more than half the deals for multiple suites or products. Will the company bear well the brunt of becoming the new market darling, which inevitably brings increased scrutiny by many?

sharp microwave ovens  in revenue. Also, in sharp contrast to many direct competitors, PeopleSoft, while aggressively controlling costs, including head count, has yet to mention layoffs or restructuring. PeopleSoft is pulling away from the competition, Conway concluded. While our competitors are disassembling and reassembling their products to compete with PeopleSoft's pure Internet architecture, we are extending our lead with enterprise applications that are recognized as a generation ahead. Market Impact While we may Read More

SSA: Evolving into systems integrator to survive


SSA's Portfolio strategy is to surround its core ERP products with best-of-breed 3rd party enterprise applications and provide system integration services and support around it. SSA will gradually transform itself into a systems integration provider, as opposed to a pure ERP vendor, within the next 3 years. By that time, we believe service & support revenue will contribute up to 80% of SSA's total revenues.

sharp microwave ovens  Charts), with a particularly sharp decline in license revenue (down 57% in 3Q99, compared to 3Q98). The major part of SSA's huge R&D investment has been squandered on resolving product instability and performance problems, instead of on development of new ERP extension components that would provide for new sales revenue. The combined effect of bad corporate viability, problems with the BPCS product, and SSA's lack of new extended ERP products, may convince some of its existing customers to replace its Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.

sharp microwave ovens  good performance due to sharp focus on project-based industries, government contactors and professional services, solid financial situation at the time (and nowadays too, with over $100 million in revenues), and the fact that its founders (i.e., the father and son deLaski) still co-own the majority share of the company, it did not even need an investment backing. Made2Manage Systems Incidentally, another seemingly honorable exit strategy from the public eye happened on June 5, when Made2Manage Systems Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


Although recent initiatives should, to our mind, contribute to creating increased demand and acceptance of the offering in the intended SME market, nevertheless, Made2Manage will have to address certain challenges in order to continue to thrive in this cutthroat competitive environment.

sharp microwave ovens  its competitors offer a sharp vertical focus even to the precision of four- or even six-digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes within an industry, Made2Manage's above-mentioned technological advantages may soon be emulated and loose its differentiation value. The company should, therefore, try to interest its VARs into industry specialization and provision of vertical extensions. Also, non-ATO enterprises might not find complex enough ETO functions such as project management and serial Read More

SYSPRO - Awaiting Positive IMPACT From Its Brand Unification Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


SYSPRO remains a stalwart vendor within the mid-market accounting, manufacturing, and distribution software markets. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for small and medium-sized companies with a justifiable return on investment (ROI), and SYSPRO seems to have a fair shot. Moreover, with its global coverage, multi-national product’s capabilities, suitability to diverse manufacturing environments, as well as with its cross-platform support and excellent service & support track, the vendor seems poised to give run for the money to almost any contender.

sharp microwave ovens  a customer requiring a sharp industry-endemic functionality. For instance, when the importance is on the automotive industry or lean manufacturing idiosyncrasies, SYSPRO will likely show poorer than QAD , BRAIN , SoftBrands or SSA GT , while IFS , Intentia , Baan , may fare better within complex manufacturing/big capital project management. The analogy could go on for many other industries. This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One detailed recent SYSPRO announcements. Part Two discussed the Read More

Building the Path to Better Profits: Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment


When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share common goals of rapid deployment and return on investment. Unlike large organizations, however, smaller firms cannot rely on sizable budgets or internal teams to deploy an enterprise-wide initiative. But by following some fundamental concepts, smaller companies can make their technology investments pay off, with little disruption to the business.

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IFS Glows Amidst The Mid-Market Gloom


By continuing to grow faster than many others, and by even reverting to profits, IFS has been defending the pride of quite beleaguered Tier 2 & 3 applications vendors. However, the bigger vendors will sell their aspirations dearly, and IFS still has a long way to go to achieve full-fledged credibility in the global market.

sharp microwave ovens  tied to new sales. Sharp execution should continue be the name of the game. One should expect better financial performance in the future given the curbing of R&D expense and increased fiscal discipline, along with a healthy growth in the US and Latin America owing to IFS' expertise in certain vertical niches (see User Recommendations). During 2000, IFS invested heavily in product development to complete the new version of its business applications, IFS Applications 2001 . The product release should keep Read More

SSA Acquires MAX Hoping To Leap From Its MIN


In order to return from oblivion SSA continues with more decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) was one of the moves. It has recently acquired MAX International, a move to expand its offerings into the small and medium enterprise market. Will the market witness another Baan-like resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

sharp microwave ovens  core-ERP functionality with a sharp industry focus, strong multinational product functionality, and a relative ease of implementing eBPCS are some of the company's bargaining chips in the game of averting its customers from jumping the ship. Still, SSA GT may have difficulties leveraging its existing client base and channel. SSA GT has yet to deliver Web-based, portal-style access to eBPCS, which makes it at least a year behind its competition regarding e-business capabilities, and consequently Read More

Challenges and User Recommendations for a Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Some major SSI competitors, while possibly inferior regarding process or mill industry focus, will influence some purchase decisions through more comprehensive horizontal product portfolios, and superior global presence, localization capabilities, and viability—which are still hurdles for SSI to overcome.

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