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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

top scm vendors  in some cases the top right quadrant of the graphs. While this may seem, at first, to belie an imbalance in the model, it occurs because the five vendors shown are leaders in the SCM field and have strong strategy and overall scores relative to players in the broader SCM market. Not included in this evaluation are the many other smaller, niche market SCM vendors who would receive proportionally lower ratings. Material Procurement Planning Material procurement planning covers activities related to

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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1


Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The

top scm vendors  vendor then expanded its Top 100 Retail Compliance Guarantee to include  emerging RFID requirements . Calendar and fiscal year 2003 was closed out with more than 1,000 employees, more than 900 customers, and nearly $200 million (USD) in revenue. 2004 was a marquee year too, as in that year Manhattan introduced enhanced and integrated WMS and TMS products, grew research and development (R&D) staff by 33 percent, and incorporated operations in China and Singapore. In fact, the vendor expanded its Read More

ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets


Market research shows that enterprise software and service markets are crossing market lines to witness strong growth in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry.

top scm vendors  Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets P.J. Jakovljevic - February 21st, 2000 Event Summary According to new strategic research conducted by Frost & Sullivan, North American Aerospace and Defense Enterprise Software and Service Markets,' total market revenues totaled $1.33 billion this year, an increase of 7 percent over 1998. As the Aerospace and Defense industry redefines business dynamics, enterprise resource software and service markets Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain

top scm vendors  the ranking of the top three. Manhattan's CEO makes an interesting comment about the platform migration in the Q3 earnings transcript (starting on page 5).  Evidenced by one of Manhattan's major wins last quarter , some companies are interested in having supply chain planning and execution on a platform from the same vendor. These are ecounraging signs of improvement for sure, but time will only tell whether a few swallows can make a summer.   At the end of the day, dear readers, your comments, Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

top scm vendors  Plains has entered the Top 10 ERP chart owing to a slew of acquisitions prior to being acquired by Microsoft itself. With large resources, brand recognition and a large partner channel, it remains the rival to beat in the SME market segment. Strengths : SME focus and brand recognition; Extensive indirect channel; Large and loyal customer base; Prudent product alliances and/or acquisitions in the past; Strong parent corporate viability and brand, Product horizontal breadth for certain service industries. Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.

top scm vendors  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Event Summary Amid extensively reported controversial takeover bids & counter bids, lawsuits & counter lawsuits tug-of -wars amongst the three renowned Tier 1 application vendors, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), almost unnoticed or only briefly reported by market observers have been recent moves of some much smaller and less visible 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

top scm vendors  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 optimization functionality required to outperform the competition in. Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some

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Top 5 Security Tips for 2009


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Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)


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Stream-Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM)


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top scm vendors  Based Architecture of Software Configuration Management (SCM) Most software configuration management (SCM) systems rely on metadata annotations to support basic system operations, such as computing the contents of software configurations. With AccuRev, configurations are first-class objects called streams, whose contents aren't defined in terms of metadata annotations at all. AccuRev relies on the chronology of SCM operations, enabling users to leverage the incremental nature of the process. Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 1


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Vendors Strive for Segment Pack Leader Status; Does Retalix Measure Up?


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