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Why I Like Vanilla
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages are often super flexible and highly customizable, but there are good reasons for keeping it simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes time to upgrade your system. There are good reasons for keeping it simple, and understanding what your business requirements really are. Hugh R. Alley recounts his experience with ERP gone wrong and argues the merits of plain old vanilla, right out of the box.

WHY SCM: Why I Like Vanilla Why I Like Vanilla Hugh R. Alley - December 9, 2010 Read Comments Three years ago I joined a small manufacturing firm as Operations Manager. Two years earlier, the company had selected and installed a new super-flexible, highly customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package. Since I joined, I have reached the conclusion that I like vanilla. A lot. Background Flavor I first heard the term “vanilla” used in reference to computer software during a consulting assignment
12/10/2010 10:53:00 AM

SCM Software for Mills
Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to the needs of customers in these industries.But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

WHY SCM: SCM Software for Mills SCM Software for Mills Ashfaque Ahmed - July 17, 2004 Read Comments Introduction Mills produce very different products than products which are made in a typical process or discrete manufacturing. Mill products contain order specific attributes like width, surface finish, length, chemical composition, physical and chemical tolerance limits, and standard product specification (either company specific or more common industry specific). Mill products can be in the form of coils, rolls,
7/17/2004

Satisfied with Your Supply Chain Management? Tell Us in this Brief Survey! » The TEC Blog
Satisfied with Your Supply Chain Management? Tell Us in this Brief Survey! » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection

WHY SCM: 2012 SCM Buyer Guide, 2012 SCM Buyers Guide, SCM, SCM Buyer Guide, SCM Buyers Guide, SCM Challeneges, SCM Functionality, SCM Survey, supply chain, Supply Chain Challenges, Supply chain Collaboration, supply chain management, supply chain risk management, Supply Chain visibility, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
08-02-2012

SAP SCM—Stepping Out of Obscurity
TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines new SAP products for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and ERP. Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

WHY SCM: SAP SCM—Stepping Out of Obscurity SAP SCM—Stepping Out of Obscurity PJ Jakovljevic - February 28, 2012 Read Comments In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in
2/28/2012 5:45:00 PM

Why Open Source is Important to You
There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article describes each of the trends and discusses their importance for your business.

WHY SCM: Why Open Source is Important to You Why Open Source is Important to You Bernard Golden - April 13, 2005 Read Comments Introduction There s been an incredible amount of news and gossip about open source over the past year. Between the SCO lawsuits, the Microsoft Windows versus Linux TCO campaign, and the IBM Linux Everywhere advertising blitz, open source seems to have gotten more coverage than the Brad and Jennifer split. You might be forgiven for thinking the whole open source thing is
4/13/2005

Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing.

WHY SCM: Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal Steve R. McVey - March 14, 2002 Read Comments Overview Amid the hype that pervades vendor marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing
3/14/2002

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2 » The TEC Blog
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2 » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts

WHY SCM: bea, bea aqualogic, bea weblogic, BPM, BRMS, business rules management system, fair isaac, ibm, ibm websphere, ilog, Oracle, oracle fusion middleware, SAP, service oriented architecture, soa, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
26-09-2008

TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report
This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

WHY SCM: TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Document Type: TEC Report Description: This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software
5/2/2013 10:52:00 AM

Why Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords?
Does Google keep an eye on Microsoft? Does Microsoft keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s using when it comes to online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Learn more.

WHY SCM: Why Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords? Why Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords? Source: Keyword Competitor Document Type: White Paper Description: Does Google keep an eye on Microsoft? Does Microsoft keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s
10/15/2009 5:53:00 PM

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players – Part 2 » The TEC Blog
the problem is different. Why Different Fortunes Now? Thus, most times the final competition comes down to RedPrairie and Manhattan on the largest accounts, and with the addition of  HighJump  for mid-tier accounts . SAP and Oracle are there sometimes when the customer has other SAP and Oracle solutions, but are rarely serious competitors unless the needs aren’t very complex.  Infor SCM solutions , which currently contain former EXE Technologies, ShipLogix, Arzoon, Mercia, Provia, and other related

WHY SCM: BPM, bpp, i2, jda software, logistics, manhattan associates, manhattan scpp, redprairie E2e solutions, redrprairie, retail, RFID, sce, SCM, scp, TMS, transportation, warehousing, wholesale distribution, WMS, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
01-10-2009

Why Group Policy Matters for Servers
Administrative errors can and do happen, but native tools do little to aid administrators in this area. While Microsoft’s Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a great tool for managing group policy, it has its limitations. Discover how to implement best-practice approaches to help successfully extend the deployment of group policy to your server security settings, while reducing costs and minimizing errors.

WHY SCM: Why Group Policy Matters for Servers Why Group Policy Matters for Servers Source: NetIQ Document Type: White Paper Description: Administrative errors can and do happen, but native tools do little to aid administrators in this area. While Microsoft’s Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a great tool for managing group policy, it has its limitations. Discover how to implement best-practice approaches to help successfully extend the deployment of group policy to your server security settings, while
11/27/2007 3:35:00 PM


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