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It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part V


Part IV of this blog series further analyzed Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here. The vendor just released the ResponsAbility p4 release. Competitive Offerings Do Exist Still, Webcom’s first-to-market (or close to) BPM on-demand advantage has already

v part 5  be Responsive) -- Part V Part IV of this blog series further analyzed Webcom ResponsAbility , the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here . The vendor just released the ResponsAbility p4 release. Competitive Offerings Do Exist Still, Webcom’s first-to-market (or close to) BPM on-demand advantage has already been challenged by the solutions from Skemma, Appian [ evaluate this product ], Lombardi Read More

Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part V - Applying the Methodology


Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current and future needs of the business organization. Managing software projects using architecture-centered methodologies must be an intentional step in the process of deploying information systems - not an accidental by-product of the software acquisition and integration process.

v part 5  Manufacturing Domain - Part V - Applying the Methodology Glen B. Alleman is associated with Niwot Ridge Consulting, www.niwotridge.com About This Note: This note is presented in five parts as follows: Introduction to Software Architecture The Architecture Process Steps in the Architecture Process Moving from Planning to Implementation Applying the Methodology Part V - Applying the Methodology A Critical Success Factor in the architecture business is the clear and concise application of a methodology (any Read More

The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part Two: Automotive Suppliers Gain


The nature of the global automotive supply chain means that the suppliers must be tightly integrated into the trading partner’s enterprise, whose supply chain communications and management capabilities need to be able to manage that critical relationship.

v part 5  integrating Adobe Central Pro v 5.5 as the output server, Infor is laying the groundwork for future trading partner requirements. This should enable Infor AutoRelease 12.1 to adapt quickly to implementing the frequent changes in trading partner requirements and to provide even greater value to its customers. For years many vendors have long preached the advantages of automating demand management and fulfillment through release accounting. However, the culture and complex technology have been major Read More

Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Three: Competitive Strategy, Challenges, & User Recommendations


Provia's international reach, attractive products and services, and highly referenceable customer base often positions it well in the highly competitive SCE market. Provia might stand apart from its peers in the enterprise applications industry by claiming that behind every one of its installations is a satisfied client.

v part 5  Proves Its Way To Success Part Three: Competitive Strategy, Challenges, & User Recommendations Competitive Strategy On February 5, Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a somewhat tacit but quite steadfast privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions aimed at catering for the entire order-to-delivery'' collaborative process needs, announced that it has completed 2002 with over 80 client sites going live during the course of the year, which was also one of the company''s Read More

SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


The company must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst both its current and potential customers as well as within its VARs.

v part 5  that end, Abra Suite v 7.0 will ship in October with a number of enhancements, including modules for open enrollment and timesheet entry, both of which supplement its existing web-enabled employee self-service and alerts modules. Also, Best will have to build or acquire additional CRM functional enhancements (e.g., database-based marketing management, data mining/analytics, and support for field service) to round out a complete CRM suite. Not to mention the need to bolster external/field service and Read More

They do it like that in the Balkans-Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part II)


The Part I of this blog topic concluded with SAP's supremacy in the upper-end of the regional market. What also helps SAP ERP [evaluate this product] is a number of well-established value added resellers (VARs) that cover the entire former Yugoslavia region, some of which have a few dozen renowned installation sites (customer references) and a roster of experienced consultants. Some of these are

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Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations are Embracing the Cloud


In the webcastTop 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud, find out why cloud technology has so captivated PSOs and l...

v part 5  5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations are Embracing the Cloud Cloud computing adoption rates are sky-rocketing. And professional services organizations (PSOs) are leading the way. In the webcast Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud , find out why cloud technology has so captivated PSOs and learn about: the central role of knowledge workers in PSOs, and their reliance on the cloud today the ways cloud technology is impacting PSOs, both internally and with Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software


After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field—Siemens PLM Software. In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the

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Impuls 5


The Impuls 5 system is an integrated company management support package, compliant with the MRP II/ERP standard. Designed for medium and large manufacturing, trade, and service companies, Impuls 5 includes applications that support capital, personnel, logistics, production, customer relationship management (CRM), and document flow management. Using Impuls 5, authorized users can access up-to-date information about all internal organizational processes. Impuls 5 is suitable for multidivision enterprises, and is modeled on the economic processes used by companies operating in Poland. Its modular structure allows customers to configure a solution that meets their requirements. Impuls 5 can also be integrated with special-purpose applications to meet the needs of different business sectors. Impuls 5 is designed to work with Oracle 9i and 10g database servers. It operates in local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) using a client/server or three-tier architecture.

v part 5  large manufacturing, trade, and service companies, Impuls 5 includes applications that support capital, personnel, logistics, production, customer relationship management (CRM), and document flow management. Using Impuls 5, authorized users can access up-to-date information about all internal organizational processes. Impuls 5 is suitable for multidivision enterprises, and is modeled on the economic processes used by companies operating in Poland. Its modular structure allows customers to configure a Read More

What's in a name? or Enterprise systems' reincarnations (Part II)


While the Part I of this topic focused on Consona Corporation (former M2M Holdings), this time the discussion continues with the recently minted Solarsoft entity, privately owned by Marlin Equity Partners. True, in Part I, besides Infor, I could have also mentioned as old news the renaming of Verticent ERP Plus (formerly PowerCerv [evaluate this product]) as part of the ASA International parent

v part 5  recently minted Solarsoft entity, privately owned by Marlin Equity Partners. True, in Part I, besides Infor , I could have also mentioned as old news the renaming of Verticent ERP Plus (formerly PowerCerv [ evaluate this product ]) as part of the ASA International parent and SoftBrands (formerly Fourth Shift and AremisSoft ), but these companies have not that candidly professed their appetite for more acquisitions. In any case, in April 2007 Canada-based CMS Software merged with the United Kingdom Read More

Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small to midsize discrete manufacturers that has never been merged with another peer product. After the protracted bankruptcy saga of its former parent company, HALO Technology Holdings, ProfitKey was recently bought out by Phoenix Asset

v part 5  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  providers for small to midsize discrete manufacturers that has never been merged with another peer product. After the protracted bankruptcy saga of its former parent company, HALO Technology Holdings , ProfitKey was recently bought out by Phoenix Asset Management , and is now keen on starting a new chapter. What Is ProfitKey Exceptionally Good At? As described in Part 1 , ProfitKey''s flagship Rapid Response Management (RRM) product is more than 90 percent home grown Read More

5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors


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v part 5  Steps for Switching ERP Vendors With all the new ERP offerings and attractive delivery models like SaaS now available, you may be thinking of switching ERP vendors. But changing ERP vendors is notoriously tricky, and there''s a right way to approach it. Learn how in 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors . You''ll discover what to do—and what to avoid—when it comes time to overhaul your ERP setup. Get the facts—before you act. Download your free PDF copy of 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors today .   For Read More

Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The post ended with some glimpses into the future and the 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 endeavors

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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part II


Part I of this blog post series talked about my encounter with BigMachines, a provider of slick software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions during my recent attendance of Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). Prior to analyzing recent events at BigMachines, Part I explained the general value proposition of on-demand Q2O and CPQ software

v part 5  I explained the general value proposition of on-demand Q2O and CPQ software solutions . Part II will continue with a discussion of recent developments at BigMachines. From the vibrant SaaS Q2O pack, BigMachines is differentiated by its market leadership with the fastest growth, the most customers, and the  strongest roster of marquee partners . Although the vendor has long been a prominent partner in both Salesforce.com and Oracle CRM On Demand ’s ecosystem, these partnerships have lately been Read More