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i2 Bleeds In Shark-Infested Waters
What a difference a year makes. Two months after the Nike debacle, more than a dozen class action lawsuits for securities fraud are now pending in federal and

wind chill  knocked some of the wind from i2's sails, but this is inevitable given the vendor's breakneck pace over the past few years. i2 does have some significant housekeeping to perform in the way of staff reduction, portfolio rationalization, and customer reeducation, but all growing companies must face these issues and deal with them. Certainly, no one should fear for i2's viability in either the near or longer term. Finally, the specter of litigation hanging over i2 and other enterprise software companies

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PeopleSoft - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet Part 2: Strengths and Challenges


PeopleSoft invested two years and over a half billion dollars to develop new Internet-based enterprise applications. It now has a pure Internet platform a new set of products and a new assertive attitude. This part examines the strengths and challenges PeopleSoft now faces in today’s cutthroat competitive environment.

wind chill  - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet Part 2: Strengths and Challenges PeopleSoft - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet Part 2: Strengths and Challenges P.J. Jakovljevic - June 6, 2001 Executive Summary  PeopleSoft, Inc. is one of the leading developers of enterprise business applications, which helps governments, higher education institutions and large-to-medium sized corporations manage human resources (HR), financials, supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM) Read More

The Third Paradigm


Supply chain systems to date have represented the back-end of that process of servicing markets and have taken us a long way in replacing assets with information. But the fact is, building products still takes a long time. Contrastingly, markets require short response times--days. For the last few years, we have begun the process of trying to understand the unplanned event. The first and second paradigm systems deal in knowns--this is what I think I need and therefore this is what I will buy. The Third Paradigm focuses on the uncertainty elements to understand risk. This is the key. Isolate, understand and organize the chaos—creating an operational and financial model.

wind chill  overbuy stocks. We might wind up with too much inventory, and that capital investment can have a huge opportunity cost—preventing us from making other critical investments. With products where we have a fair knowledge (low risk) of their behavior in the market, we can set up contracts that build in volume discounts, set lead times, and manage a lean inventory model. But in new product introduction, for example, there is much uncertainty. If the product does not take off, we have huge inventory losses. Read More

Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability


For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.

wind chill  flood protection, navigation, hydropower, wind and solar power, water resource infrastructure, and technologies that reduce emissions. Energy assistance for communities. The goal of the Smart Grid Investment Program is to develop a modern electric grid. It includes funding for worker training and an Energy and Transmission Loan Guarantee Program to provide money for advancing proven renewable energy and transmission technologies. Energy-efficient automobiles. The plan encourages alternative fuels for Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

wind chill  - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet . Market Challengers   While there are a number of successful smaller vendors with interesting product offerings and solid results in 2000/2001 (e.g. Intentia , Navision , Sage , MAPICS , AremisSoft , ROI Systems , Lilly Software , Pronto , to name but a few), we will limit the list of market challengers to the five vendors described below. They are either already ranked high on the ERP ladder or have exhibited steady growth and expansion in recent years. In Read More

19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory


It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed pickers and receivers to stop loss and identify and solve problems faster.

wind chill  it faces. Replace broken window with dirty shelves and it becomes the very relevant Dirty Shelves Theory . An inaccurate inventory is the result of disorder. If an aisle is messy, a Coke can is left on a shelf, a box is not put away properly, or a light remains broken, people will conclude that no one cares. Soon more aisles will be messy, more cans will be left on shelves, and more product will not be put away. Pretty soon, an order will be picked incorrectly, and an item will be put in the wrong Read More

SAP Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor


The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a chill vendor, but also a fun employer.

wind chill  Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. The conference registered more than 20,000 participants, who packed the Amway Center to enjoy a concert performed by Bon Jovi. A New Image for SAP Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray Read More

Software Implementation Gone Awry-As Depicted in These 15 Oscar-nominated Films for Best Picture


As a research analyst for TEC and a contributor to its Blog, I sometimes get the opportunity to mix business-related issues with common everyday pleasures. This past weekend (that incidentally turned out to be a complete write-off weather-wise), and being the movie buff that I am, I decided to sit back and watch a few classic films. After having done so, I was curious about what some of the past

wind chill  4)    Gone with the Wind (1939) – that’s what happened to the money that we spent on this “piece-of-crap” system. 5)    The Lost Weekend (1945) – that’s how long it took for us to recover the data and get the system up and running again. 6)    From Here to Eternity (1953) – the hope for our future with our new 1.6-million-dollar enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. 7)    In the Heat of the Night (1967) – as the servers overheated and the smoke thickened, I decided if I Read More

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wind chill  invest in solar power, wind power, and next generation bio-fuels. We will tap nuclear power, while making sure it's safe. And we will develop clean coal technologies. Tax incentives, education, and energy efficiency technology are just some of the main issues on the minds of Obama's Energy and Environment Team. In fact, he's promised to invest billions towards these initiatives over the next 8 years. With today's customers and investors demanding that more companies do the right thing, some Read More

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wind chill  scheduled by looking for windows of opportunity or particular business requirements. As shown in Figure 1, the upgrade timing needs to be shifted in order to accommodate other constraints or incentives: Related business initiatives Software release schedules Upgrade infrastructure like servers, databases, and middleware Requirements for new software functionality Availability of critical internal IT or user resources Attractive go-live windows, like three-day weekends Unacceptable go-live periods during b Read More

Advanced Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software


When part of an enterprise software environment, business modeler software can reduce training costs, prevent errors, and minimize non-value added work. And if properly integrated, it can be both a tool for senior management and for hands-on system users.

wind chill  ways, and employees may wind up discussing the relative merits of how a process is currently undertaken and how the same process may have been completed in years past. Even if you are reasonably efficient in manufacturing, think of how much time you are wasting on interactions like these in the office. Moreover, if processes are not documented clearly, how much time and expense is wasted by training new hires in processes that may not be optimal? The need to train and retrain people because their initial Read More

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wind chill  damaged, and companies may wind up rewarding the territory instead of the sales rep. The company will spend too much effort on low-potential prospects and too little on more promising opportunities. What's more, poor alignment puts the organization at a competitive disadvantage. Promoting Equity, Enhancing Profitable Growth On the other hand, by properly aligning sales territories, firms can support company strategy by ensuring that revenue opportunities, product portfolios, and customer needs match the c Read More

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wind chill  that the retailers inadvertently wind up selling things the supplier is already out of. For example, video games and some hot DVD movie releases can sell out in as little as several minutes during the holiday season. If these items were on the shelves, one could physically see when they were gone. But if one is going to drop-ship these items from remote locations, additional information is required (they might be shown as on hand at the supplier portal, but some or all items may have already been Read More

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wind chill  because these unsolved problems wind up on our doorstep with about four million in illegal aliens between Western Europe and the US. Instead of building borders, find ways to leave no child behind around the world—with education. Uneducated and unemployed young people are the best recruiting grounds for terrorists. It would be cheaper and more effective than the current war of terror methodology by opening more trade opportunities. Our net pay will be the same. We can pay the price with salary Read More

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wind chill  manage this process. Market windows are continuing to shorten, and taking too long to bring product to market can significantly impact your market share and revenue growth. In addition, customers will gain a sense of which suppliers seem to be able to introduce new innovative products quicker and more frequently. Involving the customer base in the design and product launch process can establish a level of expectation and anticipation for new product launches, and establish your organization as the Read More