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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

staples retek  core competency of SCE. Staples, Inc., which prior to the acquisition, had purchased SCE software from Manhattan Associates and SCP software from Evant, is a clear winner in that it will see benefits through synergy of dealing with only one vendor over time for its multiple applications purchased. Current prospects and future clients who are in the market for both supply chain execution and supply chain planning applications, either concurrently or as separate projects, will certainly find Manhattan Read More
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Merging Disparate IT Systems and Exploiting Multichannels
Astute IT strategies should help any company develop a strong competitive advantage whether it be improved time-to-market, better insights about customers

staples retek  of Best Buy , Staples , Ahold , Target , and Lowe 's have also been carving out their niches. They are capturing growth and profits from multichannel, customer-centric marketing in a competitive market dominated by Wal-Mart 's well-oiled retail machine. While Wal-Mart can match the growth of these retailers in absolute numbers just by opening new stores, it will hardly take more business in the competitive multichannel market serving customers with individual, personalized shopping experiences and by Read More
Manhattan Associates Completes Second Quarter On Record Pace
Atlanta-based supply chain execution (SCE) software vendor Manhattan Associates announces its second fiscal quarter results.

staples retek  ToysRUs.com. The $9 billion Staples will implement Manhattan solutions for advanced warehouse management, productivity tracking and labor management, and pickline optimization at multiple fulfillment centers. Market Impact Manhattan Associates has made significant strides in revitalizing its business, but still has some hurdles to overcome. The second quarter results demonstrate that the company was able to build on momentum gained in its first quarter. Manhattan appears to be an efficiently run Read More
Applications Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities
Previously price management was an overlooked area by vendors because they lacked the native capabilities to meet this need. However, through partnerships and

staples retek  Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities Event Summary Almost all companies need to manage selling prices and potential price increases with the same firmness used to manage manufacturing and procurement costs. Traditional enterprise applications providers, having lacked the pertinent native capabilities and intellectual property to aid in this domain, are now moving to oblige their customers in various industries. For an extensive discussion of the issue of pricing management see Read More
While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused
The recent merger of Oracle and PeopleSoft requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for

staples retek  Oracle,PeopleSoft,JD Edwards,merger,court,SAP,acquisition,US Department of Justice,PeopleSoft Enterprise,PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne,JD Edwards OneWorld,PeopleSoft World,JD Edwards World Software,middleware,Project Fusion Read More
Pop-up Purchasing Agents
OutPurchase.com provides a full-service purchasing solution, including vendor and transaction management, for companies that have real business purchasing

staples retek  own like Dell or Staples, or a larger aggregated market such as those offered by Concur or works.com, OutPurchase.com manages the entire purchasing process for its clients. As new features roll out it will prove to be a formidable alternative to the model used by many companies of having an office manager be responsible for ordering and a programmer responsible for buying computers. We expect that many small and mid-sized companies that are now looking at joining digital marketplaces as the next step Read More
Exact Software--Working Diligently Towards the
Exact has established a global infrastructure and a network of offices offering direct support, sales, and services with the aim of providing customers a

staples retek  for indirect goods and staples; the management and reconciliation of staff vacation plans, etc. One reason why these have largely remained untackled is that they have not been recognized as revenue generators. They are more cost generating processes that could accumulate to a substantial cost earmark per year. Also, by tackling the automation of these tasks, e-Synergy represents a broad suite of products, which may still only be a figment of its direct competitors' imagination. Rather than being a Read More
Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers' and Manufacturers' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion
My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent

staples retek  making boxes of household staples and necessities (e.g., Tide or Cheerios ), that is still feasible. But with fickle consumers running the show now, manufacturers are realizing that flexibility to respond to customer demand is more important than wringing that last cent out of production. Two other factors are forcing manufacturers to collaborate with retailers. First, with 20 percent or more of their estimated  marketing development funds (MDF)  and revenue tied up in promotions, they have to work Read More
Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor
Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the

staples retek  Up to a “New Day” at Infor Infor , the third-largest provider of business application software with 70,000 customers and annual revenues estimated at nearly $2 billion (USD), is reinventing itself under the direction of new chief executive officer (CEO) Charles Phillips, who joined the company from Oracle in October 2010. Observers agree that Phillips has his work cut out to build a strong challenger to giants SAP and Oracle, given Infor’s checkered past. But observers also agree that if anyone Read More
SYSPRO-Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter?
What do Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum theory have to do with SYSPRO? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic explains, as he discusses how SYSPRO

staples retek  standard nails, screws, and staples), different building materials, building inspectors demanding to see plans that don’t exist, etc. These types of impossible hodgepodge environments have plagued small to medium businesses (SMBs) for years, and painfully so in the manufacturing and distribution spaces where there are so many moving parts and not just people issues.   Addressing Both the Bigger and Smaller Pictures SYSPRO has long had its stringent STARS (Structured Technique to Achieve a Rapid Read More
Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?
SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions

staples retek  Oracle,PeopleSoft,JD Edwards,merger,court,SAP,acquisition,Project Fusion,technology stack,enterprise infrastructure,antitrust,competition,independent software vendors,Microsoft,IBM Read More
Giving a Business Process Management Edge to Enterprise Resource Planning
By providing business process management functionality, Exact hopes to bring competitive enhancements to enterprise resource planning systems used by small and

staples retek  of indirect goods and staples or managing and reconciling staff vacation plans, etc. are also areas that can benefit from streamlining. These processes have been neglected because they are not recognized as revenue generators. They are, however, cost generating processes can accumulate to a substantial total cost each year, and are therefore worth addressing. This is Part Four of a multipart note. This series will explore Exact's strategic groups and global aspirations; and its BPM strategy and products. Read More
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
Lawson has yet to show that its strategy and technology can

staples retek  Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges While we believe that the strategy of Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN) has been sound, many may wonder why the vendor has experienced recent troubles. The reasons are multiple. First, it appears that sectors such as health care, the public sector, and professional services have not been less recession-sensitive amid the overall market malaise. Second, one should never discount fierce competition Read More
Ultimate Connection Seeking Its US Retail Connection Through Solomon Software Partners
Great Plains announced at the Solomon Partner Conference in August, a number of new product enhancements and/or product alliances for its recently acquired

staples retek  Connection Seeking Its US Retail Connection Through Solomon Software Partners Ultimate Connection Seeking Its US Retail Connection Through Solomon Software Partners P.J. Jakovljevic - September 20, 2000 Event Summary Ultimate Connection (www.ultconnect.com), an independent South African software vendor dedicated to the development of retail software and related technologies, has decided to enter the US market more aggressively. The company distributes the ActiveRetail suite of products through a Read More
Emptoris: Powered Up to Empower Global 2000 Users
Since its founding in 1999, Emptoris has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions, and was

staples retek  straightforward catalog items and staples). Emptoris was a pioneer in the development and use of optimization technology in strategic sourcing (handling complex forward and reverse auctions, requests for proposals, etc.). Since its founding in 1999 it has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions that enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk. The company’s suite of award-winning and Read More

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