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Prepackaged SAP Best Practices-Are They for You?
SAP Best Practices are a series of fixed-scope, pre-defined packages of software and services solutions designed to address the demands of midsize enterprises

vertical integration advantages disadvantages  Best Practices to build micro-vertical mySAP All-in-One solution offerings that leverage their unique industry expertise and service capabilities. We looked at several examples of SAP Best Practices offerings. The chemicals packaged solution is tailored specifically to the chemicals industry. It appears complete for the business processes available and should prove to be an attractive option for mid-sized chemicals companies. SAP offering for chemicals combines Core business processes Consulting services

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 4: ASP’s and New Pricing Models


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vertical integration advantages disadvantages  nearing the best-of-breed capabilities; vertical industry extensions; a robust technical architecture; training, documentation, implementation and process design tools; product enhancements; global support and an extensive list of software, services and technology partners. While it is not a system-in-a-box yet, the gap between its desired and actual features is becoming smaller every day. ERP vendors, on the other hand, are not doing so well, possibly because they have been busy developing, acquiring, Read More

How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won


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Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


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The Wheres of Electronic Procurement


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vertical integration advantages disadvantages  when it serves a vertical market, the vortal model. Trade-offs Each model has advantages and disadvantages for the buyer (and, of course, for the seller). The important questions revolve around who builds and maintains the catalogs that show what products are available, how well the procurement functions integrate with corporate procedures and back-end systems, and how convenient the result is for the buyer's employees. In the Main Street model each vendor puts up its own catalog, possibly on an Read More

How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing


Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often been a complex and costly proposition. Standards, improved products and a common understanding of best practices for distributed systems are reducing the price of entry to supply chain automation. This will, in turn drive broader integration of manufacturing and distribution endpoints.

vertical integration advantages disadvantages  to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often been a complex and costly proposition. Standards, improved products and a common understanding of best practices for Read More
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Six Keys to Smarter Cross Channel Integration


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Seeing Jitterbit Harmony Cloud Integration at SuiteWorld


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