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SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations
Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the

thompson datastream  (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive in the software industry, and has been called the father of process ERP. He is a frequent author and award-winning speaker on topics such as gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com .

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User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

thompson datastream  (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

E-Business Sell Side Success at H.B. Fuller


Chemical company H.B. Fuller has leveraged the Internet to increase their ability to sell.

thompson datastream  the Author    Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

Food and Beverage "Delights"


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop, how can small to medium manufacturers cope with the same external pressures with comparatively fewer resources?

thompson datastream  (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is Lawson 's vice-president of industry strategy. He has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive in the software industry, and has been called the father of process ERP. Thompson is a frequent author and award-winning speaker on such topics as gaining value from ERP, supply chain planning (SCP), e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at olin.thompson@us.lawson.com . Related Book Read More

Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management


Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional, new product inventory methods are missing opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

thompson datastream  About the Authors Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com Predrag Jakovljevic is a principal analyst with TechnologyEvaluation.com (TEC), with a focus on the enterprise Read More

Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts


The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these challenges, heavy investments have been made in extensive spare ad replacement parts networks.

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Process PLM Vendor Sequencia Adds Portfolio Management


Sequencia extends its Process Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offering with portfolio management, leading the impact of the solution into the executive suite.

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The CEO, CFO, and TCO


Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key component of the "investment" in "return on investment" (ROI). Naturally, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) care about ROI, but is TCO really a measure of agility?

thompson datastream  About the Author Olin Thompson , vice-president of industry strategy with Lawson Software , is a frequent contributor to TEC of articles of general interest to ERP and manufacturing management. He has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive in the software industry, and has been called the father of process ERP. He is a frequent author and award-winning speaker on such topics as gaining value from ERP, supply chain planning (SCP), e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He Read More

Recommendations for Users of Acquired Enterprise Resource Planning Systems


The added value of both SSA Global and Infor is that existing users of relatively small and dubious ERP products should now gain the benefits of synergistic software developments from other ERP siblings.

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Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part III


Part II of this blog series allowed members of the two global trade management (GTM) software providers, TradeBeam and Precision Software, to voice their outlooks on the market (in light of the recent global trade decline). But at the end of the post I introduced the question of the possible threat to GTM providers coming from the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers. Given that

thompson datastream  To that end, Alex Thompson, VP of Product Strategy at TradeBeam, whose other comments we have previously seen in Part II, said: “Pure-play GTM providers have superior functionality, as we focus specifically on automaton in the context of the changing rules of global trade.  In addition, we have our own proprietary Global Trade Content , rather than outsourcing this key function, so that we can directly control the quality of content and level of service, and we have the expertise and ‘know how’ on Read More

Prepackaged SAP Best Practices-Are They for You?


SAP Best Practices are a series of fixed-scope, pre-defined packages of software and services solutions designed to address the demands of midsize enterprises in multiple industries. Are they right for you?

thompson datastream  About the Author Olin Thompson , a principal of Process ERP Partners , has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry, with the last seventeen in process industry related ERP, supply chain partnership (SCP), and e-business related segments. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, and e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Read More

BI Approaches of Enterprise Software Vendors


The need for business intelligence (BI) is real for all enterprise software users. It is rare to find a user who feels they get the information they need from their enterprise software system and even those who do want more. The need is not just reporting; they need business monitoring, analysis, an understanding of why things are happening. They need diagnostic tools.

thompson datastream  About the author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com. Read More

What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business.


Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality leading to dissatisfaction and the application being a drag on the business. This gap, the lack of the ability to change, costs the business dearly. Software needs to be the agent of change, not the enemy of change.

thompson datastream  About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

QueryObject Partners With Cognos


On November 15, QueryObject Systems announced that it has partnered with Cognos Corporation to create and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible for analysis over the Internet. QueryObject will provide the back-end with its analytical data structure, while Cognos provides the front-end business intelligence solutions.

thompson datastream  for us, said Robert Thompson, QueryObject CEO. Cognos pioneered the Business Intelligence market and is a leader in the transition to eBusiness Intelligence. Its established suite of analytical engines and applications is a natural complement to QueryObject's Internet-optimized analytical data structure. We look forward to significant market development opportunities together. Market Impact QueryObject has suffered significant losses in the last three fiscal years reported, and is currently trading at Read More