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Digital Signatures Good from Arctic to Rio Grande
The U. S. Congress passed a bill making digital signatures legal in commerce. Canada's provinces are in the midst of taking the same action

u s  Signatures Good from Arctic to Rio Grande Digital Signatures Good from Arctic to Rio Grande D. Geller - July 10, 2000 Event Summary The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act' passed by the U.S. Congress establishes that contracts may not be declared void solely on the grounds that they are recorded electronically or that they are signed or affirmed by an electronic signature. The law applies only to contracts within the jurisdiction of the Congress, those involving interstate or

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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u s  designed to test whether U is using the same dictionary, and U must answer. Each question is in the form of a multiple choice selection offering, where only one of the answers is the first letter of the k th entry in the shared dictionary. The trick that makes this wet is that the index, k, is implicit. i.e., the question is not of the form What is the first letter of the k th entry? Instead, the question takes the form: What is the first letter of the name of your first hairy animal pet? We refer Read More

Catalyst International Bit by Y2K Bug


"Catalyst International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLYS), a leader in warehouse management software, today announced that due to longer sales cycles of prospective customers, revenues are expected to be lower than projected resulting in a third quarter loss. The delay in signing new contracts appears to result from a general slow down in procurement and contracting decisions by tier one customers as Y2K approaches. Further, sales of new accounts were hindered for several months between Catalyst's pre-release announcement regarding the "potential strategic partner" and the actual press release announcing the SAP/Catalyst Advanced Strategic Alliance du

u s  International Bit by Y2K Bug Catalyst International Bit by Y2K Bug S. McVey - October 4th, 1999 Event Summary Warehouse Management System (WMS) vendor Catalyst International, Inc. announced that it expects to incur a third quarter loss of approximately $5.7 to $6.5 million, which includes a non-recurring charge of between $4.0 million and $4.5 million relating to the discontinuance of Catalyst's Windows NT product development and restructuring in connection with the previously announced SAP alliance. As Read More

Descartes Plots A Record Course In New Millennium


Waterloo, Ontario based Descartes Systems Group reported record revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 ended April 30, 2000. Focused on building its transaction-based revenue model, Descartes still finds profits out of reach.

u s  Plots A Record Course In New Millennium Descartes Plots A Record Course In New Millennium S. McVey - June 28, 2000 Event Summary Waterloo, Ontario based Descartes Systems Group reported record revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 ended April 30, 2000. Focused on building its transaction-based revenue model, Descartes still finds profits out of reach. License and network revenue totaled $8.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2001, an increase of 138% from $3.7 million in the first quar Read More

The Future of Secure Remote Password (SRP)


The Secure Remote Password (SRP) holds great promise as a way to strongly authenticate a user without the usual risks of dictionary attack(s) faced by other password-based authentication schemes. Yet the industry de-facto standard remains the password-based authentication scheme. This article explores the possibilities for SRP in today’s multi-channel world, specifically how it improves upon the inherent insecurity of password authentication and the obstacles to overcome to succeed.

u s  and randomly generated parameter, u to Client. Client computes common exponential value (S) from B, g, a, x and u. Server computes common exponential value (S) from A, v, u, and b. Both sides hash the exponential value S to create a session key K. Client computes M[1] a hash based on K, A, and B. Client sends M[1] to server as proof that it has the correct session key. Server computes M[1] and verifies that it matches the version sent by the Client. Server computes M[2] a hash based on A, M[1] and K Read More

Sodebo Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution


About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSys in France for sales and operations planning (S@OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of

u s  Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSy s in France for sales and operations planning (S&OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of experience and several million (USD) in revenues. About 20 percent of it Read More

SYSPRO: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Competitor Analysis Report


TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality.

u s  ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Competitor Analysis Report TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human Read More

Navision Becoming More Visible


In March Navision Software a/s announced it signed a global sales and distribution agreement with Microsoft Corporation Inc. that enables the company's partner network of more than 900 Navision Solution Centers to sell and distribute Microsoft BackOffice products integrated with Navision solutions.

u s  April 21st, 2000 Event Summary In March Navision Software a/s, a Danish provider of financial and business management software solutions for the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market, announced it has signed a global sales and distribution agreement with Microsoft Corporation Inc. that enables the company's partner network of more than 900 Navision Solution Centers to sell and distribute Microsoft BackOffice products integrated with Navision solutions. For many years now, we have worked closely with Read More

Empowerment as a Growth Strategy


If there's one constant in any business today, it's pressure. And dealing with pressure can lead managers toward the temptation of taking complete control. However, this often stifles the one element that enables companies to break away from the pack: employee-driven innovation. Learn why empowering your customer-facing employees is the new path to achieving extraordinary, sustainable results—and find out how to do it.

u s  one constant in any business today, it's pressure. And dealing with pressure can lead managers toward the temptation of taking complete control. However, this often stifles the one element that enables companies to break away from the pack: employee-driven innovation. Learn why empowering your customer-facing employees is the new path to achieving extraordinary, sustainable results—and find out how to do it. Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the flavors

u s  this blog series  talked about my attendance of  the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October . I attended few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main  value proposition  this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably  Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) .  Part 2 analyzed the traditional Read More

Analytics Leader Voices Its Opinions on S&OP State of Affairs


Today’s retail companies are realizing the importance of creating an optimal balance between supply and demand, with a focus on sensing and shaping demand rather than trying to match demand to existing supply. Learn about the newest solutions and offerings from SAS for the retail industry and follow a question and answer session on the state of affairs on S&OP with TEC analyst P.J. Jakovljevic and Charles Chase from SAS.

u s  market demand, product placement, usage, and performance. Sharing, working, and analyzing detailed plans has been tedious with traditional legacy systems, but SAS Retail Space Management streamlines planogram activities to allow retail teams—including vendors and suppliers—to work better together. SAS retail customers include Aéropostale , AutoZone , Bakers Footwear , Brooks Brothers , Burger King , Cabela’s , Carrefour , Casino , Casual Male , Charming Shoppes , The Children’s Place , Eddie Read More

It’s a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway


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u s  It's a Gateway C. McNulty - May 12, 2000 Event Summary In April America Online [NYSE: AOL], the world's leading interactive services company, and Gateway [NYSE: GTW], the country's leading seller of consumer PCs by revenue, unveiled a groundbreaking family of specialized Internet appliances featuring Instant AOL that will deliver AOL's content, features, and services to consumers in every room of their homes. Advancing the AOL Anywhere strategy, these new devices - the AOL Gateway countertop appliance, Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction


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u s  Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction Sales And Operations Planning: The Key To Continuous Demand Satisfaction If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP® xApp™ Sales and Operations Planning Aligns the Enterprise on Unified Plan to Meet Production Targets, Sales Goals and Customer Demands Source : SAP Resources Related to Sales And Operations Planning : Sales and Operations Planning (Wikipedia) Sales and Oper Read More

Siebel Has Done It Again - This Time with Navision


Siebel Systems, the leading CRM vendor, remains the most eligible CRM bachelor. On June 21, Navision Software a/s, a Danish provider of ERP solutions for mid-sized companies, and Siebel Systems Inc. announced a worldwide agreement to deliver 'customer-focused eBusiness solutions to meet the needs of mid-sized companies'.

u s  Navision P.J. Jakovljevic - July 25, 2000 Event Summary According to the press release on both companies' web sites, Navision Software a/s, a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, and Siebel Systems Inc., the leading supplier of CRM software, announced on June 21 a worldwide agreement to deliver customer-focused eBusiness solutions to meet the needs of mid-sized companies . Navision Software will market, sell and implement Siebel MidMarket Edition, which includes Siebe Read More

DEACOM ERP: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Competitor Analysis Report


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u s  ERP: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Competitor Analysis Report TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, Read More