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E2open—An Unexpected S&OP Player: Part Two
Last week in the TEC blog we took a close look at E2open’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategy, including the vendor’s four-step blueprint to

srm dec  and supplier relationship management (SRM) ecosystem. You can think of S&OP as a Venn diagram intersection of several ecosystems.   TEC : What recent trends in buying behavior and drivers for S&OP software adoption have you seen in the market? SR : There is certainly a shift to buy into a more holistic platform rather than addressing an isolated need for a specific function relative to S&OP. Furthermore, the buying behavior is shifting toward more thoughtful consideration of collaboration among

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Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market


Taking advantage of its rival Microsoft’s either reticence or satiation, Epicor recently acquired its long-term partner Clarus for an almost next to nothing price to provide mid-market with a solid add-on e-procurement and, eventually, SRM value proposition too.

srm dec  an expanded set of SRM solutions, including e-procurement, e-settlement and e-sourcing, as viable add-ons to an overall applications suite for the mid-market segment. Epicor's and Clarus' products seem to be very complementary in terms of their technology, their mid-market fit, and the business value that they deliver. Both Epicor and Clarus have recently focused their development efforts on Microsoft technology and, specifically, on the Microsoft .NET platform lately. Like Epicor's products, Clarus' Read More

Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris’ headquarters. Under its new investors’ wing, with a new customer-focused CEO, and with the former Click Commerce's contract and service management (CSM) business as a new major capability, Emptoris has charted a new course recently.

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Analysis of SAS Institute and IBM Intelligence Alliance


The SAS Institute and International Business Machines announced a new business intelligence relationship on January 24, 2000. IBM has announced that it is refocusing its partnering efforts "to provide world-class e-business applications." The SAS Institute will provide BI expertise and leverage IBM's consultant force.

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New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment


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Optimizing ITIL with SRM Service Resolution Management for the Next-generation Service Desk


IT organizations today are faced with the constant pressure of reducing costs at the service desk, while at the same time ensuring optimal customer service. To accelerate their IT infrastructure library (ITIL) initiatives, many are implementing service resolution management (SRM) systems. With the addition of SRM, these organizations can address the core issues required to operate an efficient and strategic service desk.

srm dec  ITIL with SRM Service Resolution Management for the Next-generation Service Desk IT organizations today are faced with the constant pressure of reducing costs at the service desk, while at the same time ensuring optimal customer service. To accelerate their IT infrastructure library (ITIL) initiatives, many are implementing service resolution management (SRM) systems. With the addition of SRM, these organizations can address the core issues required to operate an efficient and strategic service Read More

TEC and SupplyChainBrain Present 2008 ERP-Distribution Software Buyer's Guide for the Mid-market


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has partnered with SupplyChainBrain, publisher of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, to produce the industry-leading 2008 ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide—specifically aimed at the mid-market.

srm dec  and supplier relationship management (SRM). With planned distribution to over 500,000 IT decision makers via TEC's channels and to more than 50,000 C-level executives via SupplyChainBrain ( www.supplychainbrain.com ), the 2008 buyer's guide is scheduled for publication at the end of January and will be available for download at no charge. For more information, please contact Neil Stolovitsky, Analyst Services Manager, at 514-954-3665, extension 256; or Lynne Brash, Program Manager, Analyst Services, at Read More

Kronos Announces Latest Version of TeleStaff Public Safety Scheduling Solution


High-level enhancements in TeleStaff 2.8 were announced by Kronos last week—Microsoft database compatibility, bidding, reporting, and data consolidation. It is worth pointing out the performance of Kronos TeleStaff and the (less talked about) public sector workforce management suite since Kronos' May 2011 acquisition of PDSI and the TeleStaff product. Kronos’ TeleStaff Scheduling

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srm dec  between vendors. Expanding from SRM to SLM In May 2011, Emptoris acquired Xcitec , a leading provider of supplier management solutions headquartered in Munich, Germany. As Bob Ferrari has described , Xcitec’s market visibility has been primarily in the European region, where it has targeted and assumed 36 percent of DAX-listed companies. This provider has garnered recognizable manufacturing and services customers, such as BASF , ABB (which was the subject of the keynote case study at Empower 2011), Read More

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Today, globalization is becoming a way of business. With big-box retailers, supplier relationship management (SRM) has become an important component in how organizations conduct business. In this podcast, Rodney Winger from Epicor discusses ERP - distribution software and SRM solutions.

srm dec  Epicor delivers very strong SRM functionality. Being that SRM is on an increase again, what type of competitive advantage [does] SRM provide for distributors? RW: It really comes back—and this is cost containment—[to] you can only be so efficient. You can only take efficiency to a [certain] level, and then it sort of plateaus. Then your only other option there is to look at cost—be that base cost or purchased cost. And SRM— supplier relationship management —has a tool [that] allows you to Read More