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i2 Technologies at the Front of the Supply Chain
i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $456 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 48%

y2k turbine  growth remains unaffected by Y2K remediation spending and general economic downturn. Aggressive sales and marketing organization: i2's direct sales force headcount stood at 564 at the end of 1998, nearly twice that of their nearest competitor. At 34%, investment in sales and marketing as a percentage of revenues is the highest of their competitors. Innovative marketing approach: i2 is remaking itself into an eCommerce software company with its Intelligent eBusiness suite of applications, including Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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IMI Sees Red In Dawn Of Fiscal 2001
Industri-Matematik had no complaints about its performance during the first quarter of fiscal 2001 in spite of lower revenues and earnings.

y2k turbine  dropped 27%. IMI blamed Y2K remediation spending among clients in its core CPG market segment for its lower revenues in fiscal 2000, but this is unlikely to be a factor today. Though the first quarter has usually not been IMI's strongest in revenues, the company is plainly continuing to grapple with sales execution. John Geraci's reappointment may indicate the company is unsatisfied with his ability to close deals or, at least feels that a larger sales organization (with Geraci in an operations role) is Read More...
Logility Surges on Second Quarter Earnings Announcement
Logility, Inc. recently announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended October 31, 1999. In spite of the Y2K marketplace malaise

y2k turbine  In spite of the Y2K marketplace malaise, Logility reported increases in software license, services, and maintenance revenues. Software license fees for the quarter were $4.0 million, a 124% increase over the second quarter of last year. Services and maintenance revenues were $4.5 million, a 28% improvement over the same period last year. Total revenues for the quarter of $8.6 million or $0.07 per share represented a 60% increase over last year. In addition, profits fell comfortably in positive territory Read More...
SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One
The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier

y2k turbine  After digesting the over-hyped Y2K phenomenon, many companies are adopting a reasonable wait-and-see attitude before taking another bite of the technology apple. Can you blame them? What Are the Benefits of SOA? Be assured that the benefits of SOA are significant and achievable, and deserve careful evaluation and analysis. Reviewing some of the more substantial benefits justifies this cautious stance. Service Reusability Nowadays programs are rarely written from scratch. Typically, you start with a Read More...
ERP Getting a New Breath of Fresh Air in Europe
According to silicon.com, a leading European IT TV News Service, European companies are realizing the importance of customer oriented ERP applications and are

y2k turbine  are freed from developing Y2K solutions. He said while the results of the report were positive, it highlighted a worrying trend of European companies embracing CRM applications as a cost reduction exercise rather than copying the US trend of using it as a method of customer acquisition. Market Impact This is a confirmation of a trend we have long noticed in the global market rather than any kind of a surprise. All major business applications players realized the need to shift from an internal to an Read More...
Integrating All Information Assets Part Four: What Approach Do You Take?
The most crucial element of integration lies in the approach you take to achieve it. By far the most forward thinking approach is to

y2k turbine  once we get past Y2K, we'll see about replacing all our old systems. This included many companies who had made an investment in SAP at a corporate level and were interested in recouping some of the spent cost by leveraging that investment across multiple divisions and operating units that previously had made autonomous decisions concerning the implementation of systems. Oracle competed in this environment by advertising You will never become an e-business by piecing together software you already Read More...
i2 Third Quarter Results Are The Usual Story
i2 Technologies completes another stellar quarter. Does success ever become boring?

y2k turbine  B2B markets now that Y2K fears are a memory and companies have a better understanding of the direction that Internet business is heading. User Recommendations The reach of i2 TradeMatrix into B2B and B2C marketplaces coupled with its success in most of the major industry verticals means that users should consider i2 a candidate vendor for a wide variety of corporate initiatives where supply chain optimization forms the centerpiece. Contrary to its marketing message, i2 does not cover the same territory Read More...
SOA From a Management Perspective: Part Two
Despite the numerous benefits companies can expect from service-oriented architecture, the technology is still relatively new and implementation costs are steep

y2k turbine  competitive advantage. Remember that Y2K brought about major systems upgrades not because of a more effective use of technology, but rather due to its threat of shutting down businesses. As has been stated above, service reusability is a major drawing point of SOA. Making this concept a reality is easier said than done. We were unable to do it for objects and we couldn't make it happen for components. What makes us think that SOA will be any different? Oh, yea—corporate governance will do the trick. Read More...
Prophet 21 First Quarter Revenues Suffer But Pipeline Grows
Will Prophet 21’s dogged commitment to its Trading Partner Connect initiative bring it success or ruin?

y2k turbine  in those five years. Y2K concerns might have been a valid excuse in the past, but CEO Charles Boyle once again cited it as a reason for this quarter's lackluster results. In fact, though, he placed most of the blame on investment in Trading Partner Connect , the digital marketplace for durable goods expected to be released in 2001. Figure 2. CEO Boyle deflected attention from this quarter's financial results by emphasizing the progress made on the Trader Partner Connect (TPC) digital marketplace and in Read More...
What On Earth Is Going On With SSA?
In order to avoid sinking into oblivion following its recent acquisition, System Software Associates (SSA) has recently made decisive moves to put itself back

y2k turbine  and customer confidence. The Y2K-induced market slump certainly didn't help. The company's channels, both direct and indirect, were also all but crushed during the same period of time. As a result, the market has witnessed an array of competitors preying on its large, perturbed customer base. There are indications that many of SSA customers are at least considering migration to another provider, while many have already opted for it. However, the damage has not necessarily been irreparable. We favorably Read More...
Catalyst International to Tread Water With SAP Through 2000
While Catalyst should be congratulated for improving profitability, the Wall Street and user communities were clearly expecting to see more revenue from its

y2k turbine  of 1999 due to Y2K), it clearly was less than Catalyst originally expected. Catalyst faces a Herculean task in educating SAP's sales force about its WMS products, which is critical for enabling them to sell them efficiently without placing an unmanageable burden on Catalyst. In the meantime, Catalyst has scrambled to develop new Internet offerings, specifically its online marketplace offering, Catalyst-Exchange, to address a conspicuous gap in its Web strategy (see TEC note, Catalyst International ). Read More...
PeopleSoft Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities
For the students at Northwestern University registration was supposed to be as easy as point and click, however, it turned into crash and burn.

y2k turbine  programs to replace outdated, non-Y2K-compliant computer systems, only to find serious glitches. Problems have delayed tuition bills and financial aid - and last winter's registration. When more than a handful of students tried to register simultaneously, the portal just shut down, said Rebecca Dixon, who as associate provost of university enrollment had to set up an emergency registration process at the school's computer labs. With spring registration right around the corner, Northwestern Read More...
Hershey's Halloween Nightmare All Too Common for Supply Chain Implementations
On October 25, Hershey Foods Corporation announced a sharp decline in revenue and earnings for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 1999. Consolidated

y2k turbine  and the specter of Y2K combined into a drama that few journalists could resist. Sifting through the hype, however, one finds little real insights into Hershey's troubles. More importantly, the heavy media attention given this story obscures the fact that implementation problems are often a major cause of short revenues and missed earnings. Most of these problems never make it to the front page because either a more convenient and less embarrassing scapegoat exists (Y2K) or the company cannot reliably Read More...
Future Compatible
Companies contemplating upgrading or replacing their enterprise resource planning systems should evaluate whether the change will be compatible with future ERP

y2k turbine  the combined effect of Y2K compliance initiatives and the technology bubble gave rise to the largest number of IPO's and corporate acquisitions ever. There seemed to be no end in sight to the success of ERP, and vendors' share value continued to increase as CEO's continued to demonstrate increased earnings. However, this was also a period where the new concepts of e-business and e-commerce rose to challenge the vision of ERP and where many organizations, disillusioned with ERP, started to reduce their Read More...
Ross Systems’ Renaissance Yet to Happen
In April Ross Systems, Inc., a supplier of enterprise systems, announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2000. In May Ross Systems’ announced

y2k turbine  experienced prior to the Y2K slowdown. As a result, the company has reported losses in two of the first three quarters of Fiscal 2000. Market Impact Behind managements' typical PR rhetoric lays the company's harsh reality of steadily declining revenues (See Figure 1) and a fair amount of R&D work in progress. The company introduced its iRenaissance ERP solution in December 1999, as well as its internet connection and navigation architecture, iRenaissance.Portal. However, the company's wholly owned Read More...

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