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Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact
Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D

tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  deep pockets of their Tier 1 competitors, more conventional consolidation and/or alliances have taken place. These aim to combine the resources to deliver extended enterprise software suites that meet the 'one-stop shop' requirements of smaller companies. Look for more smaller applications vendors to acquire new functionality through partnerships or internally and/or merge to protect themselves, as there is still a multitude of players in the market and it is very unlikely that all will survive in the lon

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times


While Frontstep reported loses in fiscal 2001, the potential of its well-rounded product/services offering mix as well as the recent downsizing, bodes well a return to profitability.

tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  and vigorous competition from Tier 1 vendors should not be the only explanations; although they are valid given the recent malaise of many smaller vendors with the concurrent success of SAP and PeopleSoft supply chain solutions. It appears that the marketing job Frontstep has been undertaking has not struck the right cord with its target audience. The name change to Frontstep will require a more vigorous marketing effort to inform potential and existing clients and the affiliate channel about the 'new old Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series articulated the acute need to bring supply chain planning and execution together so that enterprises can react quickly in an informed and confident fashion. The Boston Red Sox' September 2011 collapse was used as a poignant example of how even the best long-term planning can be rendered useless if there is no responsiveness during crunch time. In general, if we know

tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  and giving to your Tier One suppliers. Increase the forecasting/S&OP drumbeat, such as so-called “4/4 time forecasting” --  which is a monthly forecast/S&OP review and update for all items with a weekly update for critical items. Cut your purchasing cycles in half -- extra ordering costs will be offset by reduced expediting cost, while cycle stock reduction can be reinvested in critical safety stocks. Conclusion Contrary to the conventional wisdom of “battening the hatches” and weathering the sto Read More

Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


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tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  superior, let alone the Tier 1 vendors. Furthermore, its former incarnation had not moved in a timely fashion into the customer relationship management (CRM) market and this lack of functionality had limited its marketability in some situations. However, we expect the RNM solution (that tackles CRM, Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM), Supply Chain Visibility (SCV), Partner Relationship Management (PRM), PLM, and Enterprise Portal) to address this weakness going forward. Also, the former SCT division had Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact


By being back from edge of the cliff, on a comeback trail under rejuvenated management, and with pruned but also more viable product sets, these vendors have become de facto trend setters as once high-flying and almost deceased and then again rebounding mid-market ERP vendors.

tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  who have deployed the Tier 1 ERP solution at the corporate level (i.e., SAP, Oracle , PeopleSoft, etc.) will have indeed planned to remove SSA, Baan, Geac or Ross back when these were struggling amid buoyant pre-2000 economy, but now the reality is setting in that it is neither that easy nor worthwhile to install the new system and ditch the old, just for the sake of replacing vendors' brand recognition. Nevertheless, every vendor in the market endures the replacement threats for many reasons, to a degree Read More

Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration


Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations. Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and

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UCN inContact Selected as the First Hosted System to Support a Statewide 2-1-1 Intelligent Call Handling Platform


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Lucrative but "Risky" Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM


The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and replacement parts.

tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  a second or higher tier rather than from the central warehouse, whereas expensive items or slow-moving non-critical ones should often be better held at central locations to reduce the overall safety stock carrying costs. This concludes Part One of a four-part note. Part Two will discuss the changes in service and replacement parts. Part Three will continue analyzing service parts planning. Part Four will cover players and benefits and make user recommendations. About the Authors Olin Thompson is a princip Read More

E2open Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space


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tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  E2open’s cloud connectivity and multi-tier collaborative process capabilities for planning, orders, stationed inventory, and in-transit inventory. The combined E2open and icon-scm solution focuses on network planning and rapid response solutions, the latter consisting of Rapid Optimization and Rapid Resolutions . These solutions manage network data from multiple trading partners and are designed to execute rapidly but can be used in a weekly batch scenario as well. The new cloud-based SCM software marke Read More

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tier 1 vs tier 2 scm  Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial E. Robins - May 31, 2001 Executive Summary    Most business managers, whether vendors, vendor clients or implementers, are unaware of the fundamental capabilities that knowledge based decision support can provide to minimize project risk for all sides of technology utilization. Given that over 90% of IT projects fail on first attempt, according to th Read More

Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


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Some Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 2


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