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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Mid-sized SCE Buys Small SCP: No Sure Bet on Short Term Profits
Leading supply chain execution (SCE) vendor, Manhattan Associates has recently announced its acquisition of Evant, a supply chain planning (SCP) company

short term  No Sure Bet on Short Term Profits Introduction With much aplomb, leading supply chain execution (SCE) vendor Manhattan Associates has recently announced the acquisition of Evant, a relatively small supply chain planning (SCP) vendor primarily for the retail and wholesale distribution sectors. Those who follow software vendor consolidation have recently witnessed Oracle purchasing ProfitLogic and then Retek , thwarting the attempts of SAP . Arguably these two mega-ERP vendors, with deep bench strength on

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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Transition for Manhattan Associates Necessary for Long Term Growth


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, $78 million Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, markets, and supports supply chain execution systems for distribution center management and Internet fulfillment. 1999 was a difficult year for the vendor, marked by reorganization and management turnover in the midst of rapid corporate expansion. Completing its transition to an Internet enabler will be important for Manhattan's long term future.

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The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and tools have changed somewhat over the years. But not understanding what a program office is and when it should be leveraged is a common pitfall and reason for failure. Find out more about the program office, and its roles, processes, and responsibilities.

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Giving Service Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program


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