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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

x part 1  same time, Manhattan introduced  X-suite Solutions (currently consisting of Flow Management and Extended Enterprise Management ) to address complex cross-functional business issues, such as collaborating with trading partners to efficiently communicate and ensure goods move smoothly to end customers at minimum cost. The vendor also introduced IBM Cognos -enabled supply chain intelligence (SCI) to enable the quick creation of dashboards, analytics, views, user-defined alerts, and key management reports. Read More
The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 1
The recent three-part series entitled “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla @ Charybdis” analyzed the phenomenon of service economy, or the

x part 1  schedule calls of type X to technicians of type Y!” Simple automation with limited intelligence can even be worse than manual decision-making itself because frequent illogical suggestions by the computer will make an experienced dispatch team question all of its other decisions. This distrust in the system will cause the involved humans to manually intervene and eventually stop using the system altogether. Automation might bring some benefits with small improvements in utilization, efficiency, Read More
E2open—An Unexpected S&OP Player: Part Two
Last week in the TEC blog we took a close look at E2open’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategy, including the vendor’s four-step blueprint to

x part 1  is that they use X or Y for S&OP demand plans, financial plans, etc.—but the system they rely on for information, planning feasibility, collaboration, and execution is E2open.   TEC : What is your competitive landscape, and what separates you from the competition? SR : E2open’s unique position in the market is that we provide a platform that can tie in various data points from demand, inventory, capacity, and future supply availability—and provide highly robust yet flexible mechanisms to obtain Read More
Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX

x part 1  Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series positioned  all four  Microsoft Dynamics   enterprise resource planning (ERP)  product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [ evaluate this product ] has been selected as the ace in the Dynamics ERP lineup and  a global “platform” player in selected industries . In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can build Read More
Deltek''s Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)
In the last decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market, I''ve witnessed so many products and vendors disappearing and reappearing under a

x part 1  an “at a glance”  x/y axis grid that graphically depicted the solution targets based on two distinct client parameters:  1) business size/complexity and 2) technology requirements, the world finally “got” what Deltek was all about. All other (sometimes confusing) point and/or legacy solutions (e.g., Deltek CRM Proposals , evaluate this product ) have been subordinated to one of the three major product lines. These major products were (and still are): 1. Deltek Costpoint ( evaluate this Read More
RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Three: Continued Market Impact
RedPrairie''s solution for the first time enables both private & third party logistic providers (3PLs) to meet the needs of multiple vertical industries within a

x part 1  of comprehensive supply chain execution (SCE) solutions including transportation, labor productivity and warehouse management, as well as supply chain visibility and collaboration solutions, released a new version of its warehouse management system (WMS), DLx Warehouse , containing the specific processing requirements food & beverage companies require running on supposedly the cost effective Microsoft Windows 2000 platform. While the WMS market is expected to continue to grow modestly and faster than Read More
TEC’s I&CM Evaluation Center (Slowly but Surely) Gaining Traction - Part II
Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better commission and incentives calculations and best sales

x part 1  of this blog series expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better commission and incentives calculations and best sales performance management (SPM) practices. It also introduced the latest entry in TEC’s I&CM (Incentive & Compensation Management) Evaluation Center , Varicent Software ’s flagship product, Varicent SPM [ evaluate this product ]. Varicent SPM Architecture Overview The product suite’s architecture consists of several layers, starting with a number of Read More
Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part Two: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Conclusion
A proof of concept (POC) should be completed as part of the selection process when the risk of project failure is comparatively high. Risk can be measured by

x part 1  for the client including Expectation synchronization with the vendor Improved ownership of the implementation process Identification of functional gaps or overselling Better understanding of investment required. More accurate scoping provides a better understanding of the investment required to complete the implementation. Evaluation of the implementation partner. The POC process allows the client to evaluate the software and also the implementation partner. There are also limitations of the POC that Read More
Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 3
Cloud computing is allowing small to medium businesses (SMBs) to gain access to premium enterprise solutions without the traditional price tag of hardware and

x part 1  caters perfectly to businesses experiencing growth and looking to gain access to more fleshed-out solutions, without the up-front on-premise price tag of hardware and software licenses. In addition, you don’t have to invest as much in IT personnel, as your vendors will be taking over many IT responsibilities for you. Despite the hype, few businesses have fully embraced the cloud to sustain their entire business. I’ll cover some of the significant challenges of managing multiple cloud solutions later Read More
Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Three: Market Impact Continued
Webplan believes its offering should benefit many departments within a manufacturing organization. When it comes to operations and manufacturing, the benefit is

x part 1  Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Three: Market Impact Continued Market Impact The past two years or so have been an interesting if not a tumultuous period for the Ottawa, Canada-based, privately-held Webplan Corporation ( www.webplan.com ), which felt compelled to further refine its original supply chain planning (SCP) and business-to-business (B2B) collaboration value proposition. The vendor has refocused onto a highly actionable response management software (a subset of broader corporate Read More
SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 1
Although SAP’s recently announced tamed results for Q1 2002, which fit within the current market milieu, may add to some challenges moving forward, particularly

x part 1  platform (meaning web-based and XML, SOAP, J2EE, Microsoft BizTalk and .NET compliant), and there are laid out upgrade paths for the user base from old instances of R/3 product. At the same time, OS platforms can be a plethora of Windows NT, Unix and IBM iSeries (AS/400), up to mainframe systems; the similar holds for database platforms. The company plans to deliver later in the year an integration broker embedded into its J2EE-based application server, which is also in development. Also, to diffuse Read More
IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 1
IFS is a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362

x part 1  on the  Stockholm Stock Exchange ) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications , an integrated and component-based extended  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  suite built on  service oriented architecture (SOA)  technology [ evaluate this product ]. The vendor has about 2,700 employees and more than 2,000 customers (with 830,000 individual users) in more than 50 countries. In Read More
Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I
You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don''t

x part 1  meeting. Don''t miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part I, the first three reasons are discussed but you will be left on the edge of your seat in anticipation of Parts II and III. It would be a stretch to say that most projects fail because of a poor kickoff meeting. However, the lifecycle of the Read More
Vertical Solutions Inc.-All About Field Service: Part Two
In a blog post last week, I talked about Vertical Solutions’ (VSI) offerings for field service management (FSM), including the company’s customer profile

x part 1  customer profile, partners for extending the solution, and VSI’s big data capabilities. To expand on the company’s value prop and positioning, we recently had an in-depth candid discussion with VSI’s executive vice president (EVP) Kris Brannock. Ms. Brannock focuses on the strategy and direction of VSI’s product suite as well as establishing strategic business partnerships. For her business and community accomplishments, Ms. Brannock was nominated as one of Cincinnati’s “top forty under 40” Read More

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