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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 vendors scm  examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing. In the graphs that follow, each circle or dot represents a vendor option. The size of the dot indicates how a particular vendor performed overall. High-level criteria that contributed to the overall ranking were corporate viability,

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Enterprise Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors


Creating outsourcing centers is a viable option for companies under pressure to develop quality products with tight time and budget restraints. Mid-market companies, however, often do not have this option, but can still benefit from partnering with an outsourcing provider.

top vendors scm  is one of the top destinations for companies seeking outsourcing providers. The number of Indian software professionals have studied and worked in the US IT sector and returned to India to open or work in outsourcing centers has grown. Initially a small number of professionals from India went to the US to study and eventually retained jobs there. However, because of the high demand for IT professionals, US companies began to apply for work visas to allow Indians to come to the US to work on specific 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 vendors scm  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

ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets


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top vendors scm  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

5 Top HR Modules for ERP Systems


A growing number of businesses are adopting enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to give their departments accurate and accessible shared data. Human resource Management (HRM) isn’t being left out of the loop. In fact, most major ERP vendors now offer their customers HRM modules that help automate an array of tasks while generating crucial data for enterprise planning and optimization. Know the top five modules.

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A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

top vendors scm  makes our WMS a top choice for those users. For its part, SAP TM 8.0 is a broad departure from the other BoB TMS solutions. We offer a solution for all transport modes and are delivering a solution to meet the needs of all industries. In addition, we have created a solution that links all of the logistics processes together, from taking an order to settling that order. We believe that these differentiators are going to allow us to differentiate ourselves going forward. PJ : What do you say to some BoB Read More

Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 3


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

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Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations


The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.

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What Screen-scraping Vendors Don't Want You to Know


This white paper focuses on a side of screen-scraping that vendors won't talk about. It details four drawbacks to screen-scraping that you won't discover until it's too late.

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Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

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BI Hits the Road III: Two Niche Vendors Considered


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What Can Pure CPQ Vendors Do Now?


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Supply Chain Management (SCM)


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