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CorVu from Rocket Software Boosts UniData and UniVerse Databases
Rocket Software has just announced that its business intelligence (BI) product CorVu NG is now fully compatible with its U2 product series, UniData and UniVerse

universe at  product series, UniData and UniVerse . With CorVu NG, U2 databases users will gain the additional features and functions available under Rocket's CorVu product suite—an important enhancement for those users in need of stronger key performance indicator (KPI) tracking as well as tactical performance visualizations. Brian Egan, U2 channel manager at Meier Business Systems, an Australian distributor for Rocket Software, stated: The addition of products from Rocket Software’s other brands to our existing

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Improving Business Efficiency with Digital Dashboards


As more business processes exist in an electronic universe, the need to manage the IT services that enable these processes increases. Business service management does this and achieves the IT alignment with the business necessary to ensure service improvement activities are prioritized with business objectives. Business service management applies the adage that if you improve IT, you improve the business. This paper presents an overview of business service management concepts and describes how Proxima Centauri provides a solution for this. It also describes how Six Sigma can be used as an underlying quality improvement process to eliminate the associated costs of poor quality.

universe at  conducted in the electronic universe, the need to understand and improve IT service quality becomes even more critical. As organizations try to come to grips with the value of their IT resources, a discipline called Business Service Management (BSM) is rapidly becoming a key part of IT management practices. BSM requires the IT department to manage IT resources in a way that is meaningful to the business, yet for most IT vendors touting BSM solutions, their BSM solutions carry no real business value-BSM is Read More

Remapping the Supply Chain Universe, by Ann Grackin and Sree Hameed


Supply chain management is a truly dynamic field. Over the last few years the fundamental structure of the chains has changed to the point where many of the working assumptions have to be reevaluated. ChainLink Research’s new 3D approach provides a useful framework for evaluating supply chain solutions.

universe at  Mapping the supply chain universe So, with these two new issues addressed, though briefly—the new supply chain model and the new technology—we are back at the gym. How do I think about how these innovations fit into my decision making? I need to revise my thinking a bit to incorporate them into my program. For any technology-enabled SCM transformation, we need to look at several key variables or dimensions which are critical to achieving a required business outcome. Figure 2 below shows the three key Read More

Mobilizing Change


It's not news that people are resistant to change. Inertia, one of the rules of the universe, applies to people as well as to objects. Many organizations, seeking to improve performance, have come unstuck by under-estimating the amount of resistance that will be offered by people. This article presents a method of mobilizing change that takes the resistance to change into account.

universe at  the rules of the universe, applies to people as well as to objects. Many organizations, seeking to improve performance, have come unstuck by under-estimating the amount of resistance that will be offered by people. Sometimes the resistance is active, deliberately undermining the efforts of those implementing the change. Sometimes the resistance is passive, where people mouth the right words but keep on doing things the old way. And why not? Making changes is hard. It's uncomfortable. And it takes a lot of Read More

Innovative Approaches in the Free-for-all World of Value-added Resellers


The universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally, and no vendor is immune to losing partners. But some innovative vendors are doing their best.

universe at  first time. Instead, the universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally, and no single vendor is immune to losing partners. Another Hybrid Approach One vendor with a historically direct sales approach and not invented here attitude, Intentia , has recently introduced the concept of a blend between direct and indirect sales, especially in high growth industries and emerging markets. After signing sev Read More

USinternetworking and AT&T are Working the System


USinternetworking and AT&T begin rollout of alliance in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

universe at  and AT&T are Working the System USinternetworking and AT&T are Working the System A. Turner - May 11, 2000 Event Summary On April 20, 2000, USinternetworking, Inc. (USi, Nasdaq: USIX), a leading Application Service Provider (ASP) and AT&T (NYSE: T) announced the launch of their joint marketing and technology agreement in the D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area. The companies are jointly marketing and delivering ASP services to mid-market, high-growth and large companies. As a core Read More

Vistaar Extends Its Engagement at Beam


In late October 2012, the price management solution developer Vistaar Technologies announced today that Beam Inc. has completed the third major phase of the Vistaar beverage alcohol pricing solution implementation. The latest phase should allow Beam to increase visibility across its entire value chain while managing multiple pricing protocols for 3,500 unique stock-keeping units (SKUs) across the

universe at  Extends Its Engagement at Beam In late October 2012, the price management solution developer Vistaar Technologies announced today that Beam Inc. has completed the third major phase of the Vistaar beverage alcohol pricing solution implementation . The latest phase should allow Beam to increase visibility across its entire value chain while managing multiple pricing protocols for 3,500 unique stock-keeping units (SKUs) across the company’s 75 US distributors. Since phase-one implementation in Septem Read More

ERP at the Speed of Light: Making Rapid Implementation Work for You


Users implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the first time are often intimidated by the time and cost, and want to accelerate the go-live date. Acceleration, when done with the right implementation strategy and tools, can be of tremendous benefit, including reduced costs and increased return on investment (ROI). But for some, the question is: to accelerate or not to accelerate? Learn more.

universe at  at the Speed of Light: Making Rapid Implementation Work for You Users implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the first time are often intimidated by the time and cost, and want to accelerate the go-live date. Acceleration, when done with the right implementation strategy and tools, can be of tremendous benefit, including reduced costs and increased return on investment (ROI). But for some, the question is: to accelerate or not to accelerate? Learn more. Read More

Niche Software at Its Best


Deltek Vision and other Deltek enterprise solutions, have been major players with project management-oriented organizations for the past twenty years. Vision a leading product in the professional services automation market and has taken significant strides to maintain this market leading position.

universe at  Software at Its Best Introduction Deltek has dedicated itself to one primary industry with many sub-groups: project-oriented business solutions for contractors and consultants. Originally known for its government contracting expertise, Deltek has expanded its product line to include several different enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to serve project-based businesses in different niches, and has created a leading position in additional sub-markets. Deltek Vision , released in 2002 as a Read More

Safeguarding the Enterprise at the Endpoint


In today’s increasingly connected business environment, IT organizations need to implement an ever-higher standard of security at the network endpoint. Administrators must meet the needs of new and more demanding regulatory requirements, foil an expanding population of professional computer criminals, and prevent rapidly propagating new viruses from entering and damaging operations. Discover a solution that can help.

universe at  the Enterprise at the Endpoint In today’s increasingly connected business environment, IT organizations need to implement an ever-higher standard of security at the network endpoint. Administrators must meet the needs of new and more demanding regulatory requirements, foil an expanding population of professional computer criminals, and prevent rapidly propagating new viruses from entering and damaging operations. Discover a solution that can help. Read More

Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 2


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Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 1


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universe at  Systems at a Crossroads: Part 1 Plex Manufacturing Cloud is an integrated manufacturing software solution for managing the manufacturing process (including specific lean manufacturing needs), with functionality for: engineering and design; financing and accounting; electronic data interchange (EDI) and orders; materials and inventory purchasing; receiving and tracking; shop floor production and control; process inspection; parts production and traceability tracking; packaging and shipping; and Kanban, Read More

Vendor Snapshot: IBS at the TEC Vendor Challenge


International Business Systems (IBS) will be featuring its flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, IBS Enterprise, at the upcoming 2013 TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution event in Montreal. IBS provides a synchronized set of software solutions for distribution-intensive companies. Created in response to client needs for more efficient collaboration among

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Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


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