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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. I 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, productiv 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 and 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 produc Read More
Quantum Retail: Challenging the
Every year-ending holiday season reminds us of the importance of consumer spending and the retail sector for the United States (US) and global economies

x part 1  come in on Day X for product Z?”) rather than sociology (i.e., the likelihood of a general customer to come in for that product). Dealing With a Panoply of (Largely Static and Isolated) Systems Therefore, retailers need new models and thinking as better answers for their merchandize assortments, item allocations, and store labor in order to handle tricky factors such as seasonality, lifecycle phases of their products, weather, promotions, commodity price changes, average day-of-week and time-of-day sale 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

x part 1  Vendors downplay this concern, explaining that today''s processing speeds more than compensate for service calls and use of generalized routines. The problem is that you need to compare apples with apples. Improved processor speeds will benefit both SOA and non-SOA environments. Assurances must be made that the time it takes to process a complete transaction in an SOA environment is not significantly slower than what companies are experiencing today. This is why previously mentioned performance alerts are Read More
Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 2: Market Impact
Agilisys is also leveraging its former parent''s pedigree on professional services and outsourcing, the ''Concept to Customer'' and ''Early Upgrade Program'' being

x part 1  nature, it has been executing the strategy it espoused at the time when the spin-off was announced. The new independent company has benefited from having control of its own financial and product development destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and objectives rather than being a small part of the much larger and consequently more rigid entity''s needs and objectives. With the above positive signs of acquiring a number of customers even during a transient re-branding phase amid Read More
J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation Part 2: FOCUS Announcements Continued
While significant new product deliveries have happened under the company’s own steam, J.D. Edwards has not departed from its traditional policy of congenial

x part 1  , as well as existing product partnerships with companies such as Ariba , MatrixOne , and Agile , to deliver an SRM solution today as a part of J.D Edwards 5 . Going forward, however, J.D. Edwards will make additional SRM enhancements to support the management of the five key functions of the Supplier Lifecycle design, plan, source, fulfill and settle, through real time proactive messaging and alerts presented via Web-based portals. As current supply chain offerings in the market still leave gaps in with 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
SAP Gives in to CRM (Part Time) Matrimony
On May 2, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise software applications, announced a strategic alliance with Nortel Networks to develop and integrate

x part 1  interaction solutions that could extend the scope of collaborative customer relationship management (CRM). As part of the agreement, SAP has embedded within mySAP.com customer interaction applications from Nortel Networks'' Clarify eBusiness Applications unit to provide extended customer-service functionality and new levels of information access and use to businesses. SAP and Nortel Networks will further extend their alliance by creating Internet-based service solutions that enable virtual communities Read More
Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While smaller businesses must be attuned to what their larger customers and trading partners require, and thus consider the Microsoft Business Network (MBN) as

x part 1  management (PLM) functionality through extension of the existing relationship with Autodesk, Inc. (see Autodesk To Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer To PLM ), Microsoft also made other announcements pertinent to enhancing and supporting its current line of ERP business solutions and service offerings. Namely, to help its small, mid-market segment and even certain large corporate customers improve the effectiveness of current ERP solutions, MBS announced the general availability of Microsoft Read More
EAM Versus CMMS: What''s Right for Your Company? Part One
As companies continue to look for more areas from which to squeeze out revenues and reduce expenses, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized

x part 1  realistic way to reduce expenses and increase revenues. For one, maintaining an adequate level of repair and service parts inventory based on forecasted equipment usage can prevent already limited funds from being over-allocated just to achieve a false sense of security. Also, an effective preventive maintenance program can improve equipment utilization and availability, enabling production schedules to be achieved especially when an exorbitantly expensive equipment replacement is a no-option during Read More
Up Close and Personal: Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM-Part 2
In part one of my interview with Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM, we discussed the history of SugarCRM and the open source

x part 1  said, the community builds extensions and add-on applications—tools that it can make available on our SugarForge  site, where we have more than 800 application extensions. Some of these could be a French translation, for example, or tools that extend marketing capabilities, etc. Instead of putting them in the core product and confusing users, we enable everyone to grab them for free as extensions that they can plug into the platform very easily. It’s interesting also because these people receive Read More
The ''Joy'' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures
This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

x part 1  - July 11, 2002 Executive Summary What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses'' vaults and largely inaccessible to mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many major companies are still having difficulty achieving effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems even after a full year of implementation, according to the report titled ERP Trends Read More

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