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Integrating All Information Assets Part Two: Why is integration an issue?
Successful e-businesses of the future will be those who treat e-business as the collection of processes, which allow multiple companies to work cooperatively

vertical integration advantages  operating as a virtually vertical enterprise. And with this integration of business processes comes the requirement to integrate disparate business applications. So, whether the need for integration arises from the proliferation of business applications within your own enterprise, the results of mergers and acquisitions, or from the demands of e-business, integration emerges as a significant challenge in responding to the demands of business today. What then constitutes integration and how to you go Read More...
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The Wheres of Electronic Procurement
An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

vertical integration advantages  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...
Malta, An Ideal Nearshore Location
Malta is developing as a nearshoring location. Malta's advantages include an educated workforce that is fluent in English, lower wages than Western Europe, and

vertical integration advantages  Strategic Alliances Analysis , Vertical Integration . Many are surprised to hear that Malta is developing as a nearshore outsourcing location. Right after independence from Britain in 1964, Malta started attracting manufacturing companies to set up factories in Malta mostly from the UK, Germany and Italy. As the years went by, the number increased and companies also started moving up the value chain. As a result, companies operating in new sectors such as electronics, pharmaceuticals and avionics started Read More...
Integrating All Information Assets Part One: Why is integration an issue?
More and more companies today face a significant challenge in integrating multiple business applications. This is the natural result of fewer companies running

vertical integration advantages  were a single, virtually vertical enterprise. All these factors only increase the importance of integrating all your information assets. And successful integration paves the way for profits. This chapter will examine this growing need for enterprise application integration, and as we do so, we uncover the magic number three. There seem to be three general reasons why this becomes a critical issue, three levels of integration that need to be considered, and three alternative approaches to the problem. Read More...
NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere’s Cloud POS
Just before the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013, NetSuite announced that it had acquired Retail Anywhere, a provider of multichannel retail management solutions. The

vertical integration advantages  years of deep retail vertical expertise, knowledge in retail operations and best practices in building retail management solutions. By adding an in-store mobile POS solution to SuiteCommerce, NetSuite is enabling merchants to meet their customers' demands for cross-channel shopping integration, extending the reach of NetSuite's business capabilities to the showroom floor, where most retail business takes place. As mentioned, retailers have been struggling with a mishmash of systems to support their in-sto Read More...
IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration
International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and

vertical integration advantages  Moves into Enterprise Application Integration IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration M. Reed - April 26th, 2000 Event Summary SOMERS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2000--IBM announced new software that helps companies integrate their IT infrastructures so they can transform into e-businesses. Business integration, or enterprise application integration (EAI), is required for companies that want to engage in corporate mergers and acquisitions, electronic commerce, and business-to-business Read More...
Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain
Ariba, a leader in E-procurement software and market management, pays $1.86 billion in stock to acquire TRADEX, a vendor of software that lets its customers

vertical integration advantages  incredibly fertile arena of vertical markets. The acquisition of TRADEX lets it do that without the pain of developing sophisticated user-level software. At the same time, Ariba acquires some strong assets from TRADEX's toolkit, especially its workflow engine. We see this move opening new markets for Ariba's marketplace activities. For every industry in which a vertical market offers specialized products, there is still a need for the same old cleaning supplies, copy paper and carpet protectors. There Read More...
The Next Generation Approach to ERP Data Integration
Today’s manufacturer faces an ever-accelerating pace of business, marked by growing product and process complexity, along with demands for increased quality

vertical integration advantages  Next Generation Approach to ERP Data Integration Today’s manufacturer faces an ever-accelerating pace of business, marked by growing product and process complexity, along with demands for increased quality, speed, and agility. The result is an ongoing need to seamlessly connect the ERP system with multiple software applications, databases, and business applications. Know about a more effective, cost-efficient approach to ERP system integration using robust techniques. Read More...
Baan Acquisition Expands Product Set and Integration Issues
Baan Co. NV announced on August 31 the acquisition of fellow Dutch business software producer Proloq Holding BV. The week earlier, Baan hosted their supply

vertical integration advantages  strengthening its position in vertical markets, Baan Co. NV announced on August 31 the acquisition of fellow Dutch business software producer Proloq Holding BV. Baan and Proloq already have a history of jointly producing and supplying industry-specific enterprise applications, primarily for the cable and wire, pulp and paper, and metal industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Proloq becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Baan, the company said. On August 23 Salomon Smith Barney (SSB) announced an Read More...
Best Business Practices for System and Process Integration
When selecting integration solutions, the only certainty is that there’s no way of telling what systems and databases will need to be integrated in the future

vertical integration advantages  Business Practices for System and Process Integration When selecting integration solutions, the only certainty is that there’s no way of telling what systems and databases will need to be integrated in the future. As your business becomes more dependent on electronic relationships with suppliers, customers, and partners, it becomes harder to impose your own best practices. That’s why you need the flexibility to adapt to any conditions. Read More...
Food Distribution Vertical Industry Brief
Food giants and technology providers work together to improve the efficiency of food processing, and storage and distribution operations, so that food products

vertical integration advantages  Distribution Vertical Industry Brief Food giants and technology providers work together to improve the efficiency of food processing, and storage and distribution operations, so that food products can be harvested, stored, and moved to the dinner table quickly and at less cost. This vertical brief focuses on specific issues within today's food distribution industry, explaining how IT solutions can help food distributors improve efficiency and reduce overall costs that drive up profits in an extremely Read More...
Enterprise Application Integration - the Latest Trend in Getting Value from Data
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the hot-button issues in IT for the Year 2000. Information Week Research's survey of 300 technology managers

vertical integration advantages  pre-packaged applications for particular vertical industries (i.e., Telecom), so customers will have to investigate multiple vendors to insure there is support for their particular industry. User Recommendations Customers with a need for EAI should ensure that the vendor and/or consulting firm used to build the application has a proven methodology for application integration, and check reference sites. Since the whole idea behind EAI is to integrate disparate data and technologies, the methodology should Read More...
The Advantages of Enabling Order Execution in Hardware
The increasing volume of orders, pervasiveness of algorithmic trading systems and customer demand for lower latency are outpacing the capabilities of the

vertical integration advantages  sell-side firms,financial markets,order execution,messaging,message routing Read More...
Serving up EAM Integration
Integrating systems has created major havoc within enterprises, and gluing together disparate mission-critical business systems from multiple vendors that were

vertical integration advantages  up EAM Integration The Need for EAM Integration Integration is a word that strikes fear in many information technology (IT) organizations. There is no question that integrating systems has created major havoc within enterprises, and gluing together disparate mission-critical business systems from multiple vendors that were never designed to work together is definitely a cause for IT concern. For many organizations, the solution has been to avoid integrations altogether by selecting a single Read More...
The Benefits of CRM/ERP Integration
Superior customer service is the best way for companies to stand out. That’s made customer relationship management (CRM) software more important than ever, so

vertical integration advantages  Benefits of CRM/ERP Integration Superior customer service is the best way for companies to stand out. That’s made customer relationship management (CRM) software more important than ever, so it’s no surprise that a lot of ERP vendors are integrating CRM functionality into their solutions. In this Sage-sponsored interview, CRM analyst Raluca Druta explains how that helps companies automate workflows, improve communication, and enhance the customer experience. Read More...

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