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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

vertical integration at vf brands  but not that much vertical integration per se . My beliefs were recently confirmed by what I learned while pursuing my APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) title. Namely, Module One of the APICS CSCP Learning System , entitled “Supply Chain Management Fundamentals” teaches that companies have generally pursued one of the following two types of supply chain management (SCM ): either vertical or lateral (also known as horizontal) integration. Vertical (supply chain) integration refers to

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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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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for the supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration. The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Retailers such as PetSmart Inc.

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EDI and XML Integration: Vitria Buys XMLSolutions


In a move designed to further its efforts in integrating EDI and XML, Vitria has announced the purchase of XMLSolutions Corporation. Given that the market for EDI business collaboration is huge, and that XML is the up and coming (and lower cost) standard, we expect the ability to translate bi-directionally between either format will become hugely popular.

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Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) is a provider of business-to-business (B2B) commerce solutions, with more than 29,000 companies using Sterling Commerce Solutions worldwide. The company’s software and services aim at improving current processes or deploying new business processes through integration efforts between applications, external partner systems, and people. With almost thirty years of experience serving tens of thousands of customers in a range of industries, Sterling Commerce is a top 25 software company. The vendor is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio (US).

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The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions


Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive during change.

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Re-think Data Integration: Delivering Agile BI Systems with Data Virtualization


Read this white paper to learn about a lean form of on-demand data integration technology called data virtualization. Deploying data virtualization results in business intelligence (BI) systems with simpler and more agile architectures that can confront the new challenges much more easily.

All the key concepts of data virtualization are described, including logical tables, importing data sources, data security, caching, and query optimization. Examples are given of application areas of data virtualization for BI, such as virtual data marts, big data analytics, extended data warehouse, and offloading cold data.

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Event: TEC's Jorge García to Speak at Salon BI Montreal


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Understanding Integration in the SMB Market


Small and medium businesses (SMB) generally purchase integration solutions that conform to plans of their larger business partners. Their decisions are reactive, rather than proactive. Understanding the SMB market can help integration solution providers better understand SMB needs. This white paper addresses integration in the SMB market in two parts: the first deals with understanding the nature of the SMB market; the second deals with what SMB integration solutions should address.

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Linux has now grabbed 25% of the server operating system market share, passing Novell and knocking on Windows's door.

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