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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

pioneer pdp 424mv  via a software category pioneer, Kinaxis . The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own well-known SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO) product. In addition, Kinaxis has had to compete with other  advanced planning and scheduling (APS)  providers such as JDA Software (former i2 and Manugistics ), Logility ,

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Selectica Joins NetSuite’s Configure-Price-Quote Fray


One impression from the recently held SuiteWorld 2013 conference was that NetSuite’s partner ecosystem is becoming extensive – Autodesk and ClickSoftware Technologies being only some of the company's novel high profile alliances. On the conference expo floor I was able to note several existing configure, price, quote (CPQ) or quote to order (Q2O) partners such as CallidusCloud (which acquired

pioneer pdp 424mv  Differentiators Of the three pioneer product configurator software providers from the 1990s, Firepond (now FPX ) and Trilogy (now part of Versata ) being the others, Selectica has managed to remain independently public and reinvent itself for the cloud computing era. FPX has done something similar under its new private owners, but it competes only in salesforce.com ’s ecosystem against Apttus, Cincom Acquire , and BigMachines (in which ecosystem Selectica is active as well). For its part, Trilogy has Read More

Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies


TechnologyEvaluation.Com has defined 6 global negotiation categories and macro questions that should be reviewed in preparation for any major technology negotiation.

pioneer pdp 424mv  I pay as a pioneer ? Once products achieve a critical mass of installs, the buying community achieves a sense of security knowing that the product has emerged beyond slideware. Until that point, however, user organizations can leverage the industry-wide trepidation at being the first to install a new product. Vendor Financial Viability Has the vendor had financial problems in the past 9-12 months? Contrary to technophiles who focus solely on product functionality, the importance of vendor viability in Read More

Why BI Is Ripe Now for Businesses of Any Size


Businesses of all sizes need real insight into operations and customers—to do their planning, forecasting, modeling, and adjusting based on data that’s current, accurate, and accessible. This is at the core of today’s expanding business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) markets. Find out more about how BI software or an EMP solution can help you improve your financial analysis and reporting.

pioneer pdp 424mv  forecasting systems. Taleo, a pioneer in creating talent management solutions and in providing software as a service, was approaching $120 million in revenue and had more than 600 employees. Yet, in finance, it was not quite so innovative or dynamic. We had two or three financial analysts and a director and we were stuck in 'Excel world,' Gordon recalls. It was somewhat manageable - everyone was sitting in close proximity to each other - but it just wasn't practical. Every month Gordon had to provide Read More

The Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators


Analog Devices was the first company to implement a balanced scorecard company-wide on an Executive Information System. In fact, it has been running for 13 years. One of the major lessons that Analog learned was to trust the lead and lag relationship between non-financial and financial measures. This note was based in part from an interview with Art Schneiderman, pioneer of the balanced scorecard concepts at Analog Devices and Bob Stasey, VP of Quality at Analog Devices.

pioneer pdp 424mv  a mistake. Art Schneiderman, pioneer of the balanced scorecard concepts at Analog Devices, claims that there is not and can not be a quantitative linkage between non-financial and expected financial results - but there is a soft link. Empirical research supports his claim. Several longitudinal studies verified the lead-lag relationship at a point in time. For example, companies that achieve fast cycle times later reported triple the revenue growth and double the profits over industry average competitors. Read More

Logility Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition


Collaborative planning for businesses carries great potential for reducing the hidden costs that inevitably result from poor planning and limited visibility among trading partners. With new OEM partner Great Plains, Logility has made a good move in targeting this growing area and organizing its applications around the collaborative aspects.

pioneer pdp 424mv  that Logility is a pioneer in collaborative planning has not stopped other vendors from blazing their own trails into this lucrative market territory. Many of these companies have massive resources to bring to bear on promoting competitive offerings. A good example is SAP, whose inferior capabilities for CPFR may nonetheless win out over Logility if SAP can regroup and focus its development resources effectively. Application hosting represents another opportunity for Logility, but other vendors are Read More

IONA Purchases Netfish Technologies (And Much, Much More)


As the last step in a long list of acquisitions, IONA Technologies has purchased Netfish Technologies, a provider of integrated XML-based B2B process collaboration solutions. This acquisition, along with six others including the Sagavista EAI technology, completes IONA’s strategy to create a Total Business Integration™ solution with the IONA Suite.

pioneer pdp 424mv  . IONA is a pioneer in the ORB and CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) market with its flagship Orbix product. Orbix also includes IONA's Adaptive Runtime Technology (ART), one of the foundations of the IONA Suite. Netfish's flagship product offering is the Netfish XDI Product Suite , a B2B integration platform that integrates diverse business systems and controls to manage cross-enterprise information exchange. The XDI Product Suite automates shared business processes in a workflow-driven, Read More

J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation


By espousing its namesake 5th generation of products that preserves flexibility and provides much more of its own ‘must have’ collaborative applications (i.e. SCM and CRM), J.D. Edwards may start looking forward to the future with its new winning attitude.

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Maximizer Software


Maximizer Software is a pioneer in contact management technology. For more than 25 years we've been developing CRM software to help businesses better manage their customers, leads, and prospects. Our claim to fame is in our all-in-one CRM software which is built with the flexibility to be customized to unique business processes.

pioneer pdp 424mv  Maximizer Software is a pioneer in contact management technology. For more than 25 years we've been developing CRM software to help businesses better manage their customers, leads, and prospects. Our claim to fame is in our all-in-one CRM software which is built with the flexibility to be customized to unique business processes. Read More

It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV


Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here. Other Real Life ResponsAbility Use Examples In addition to the examples described in Part III, another example of the ResponsAbility software in use can be found in Grayhill

pioneer pdp 424mv  stop the on-demand CRM pioneer from succeeding. The goal is not necessarily to out-feature other software packages, since most of them already have so much functionality that much thereof is never implemented or used (as can be seen in TEC's article entitled Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value). Thus, Webcom’s main goal is to make ResponsAbility so easy to set up and so easy to use that there will never be a failed implementation or a disgruntled customer. The goal is to quickly Read More

Connect to Sport Calico Label


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pioneer pdp 424mv  content management and publishing pioneer FutureTense. However, the high-end is always smaller than the middle, and as the battle shifts to mid-sized firms the frills will be less important as selling points than will coverage of the basics, integration with existing systems, and price. If ConnectInc's newly rewritten software can scale appropriately it will be a potent weapon for Calico in that future battleground. User Recommendations If your application involves selling products and services that Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Two: HAHT Commerce


HAHT PIM is a strategic solution designed to meet current and evolving standards for collaborative trading. It empowers manufacturers to manage product information and optimize product data synchronization from product launch through to sunset via the automation of internal and external business processes with trading partners.

pioneer pdp 424mv  software, services and solutions pioneer, which operates one of the largest B2B e-commerce networks in the world and manages one billion annual transactions for more than 100,000 trading partners, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire HAHT Commerce ( www.haht.com ). HAHT Commerce is based in Raleigh, North Carolina (US) and is a privately-held provider of demand chain management applications (DCM) that strategically automate, integrate, and optimize order management, product Read More

Interview with Michael McGrath, CEO, i2 Technologies


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pioneer pdp 424mv  myself anywhere near the pioneer in supply chain that Sanjiv is. He's the one who really should be considered the pioneer, and not just for i2 but the supply chain space in general, and deserves all the credit for that. As for myself, I can't talk too much about the past, but I can give you my views on how it's evolved and where it's going. The big thing we see here in terms of major change is what Sanjiv has been preaching for the last couple of years. We see it's different and we've been referring to Read More

CPQ Pioneer FPX Becomes Cloud CRM and ERP Go-to Vendor


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pioneer pdp 424mv  Pioneer FPX Becomes Cloud CRM and ERP Go-to Vendor FPX , formerly known as Firepond , a pioneer in configure, price, and quote (CPQ) software that automates the sales process for configurable products and services, has over the last several years gone through some serious changes and soul searching, to put it mildly. But, since appointing seasoned customer relationship management (CRM) software executive Dave Batt as CEO over a year ago, the company seems to have steadied its ship and found its raison Read More

Human Resource Management Center (HRMC)


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pioneer pdp 424mv  Center (HRMC) is a pioneer in applying cutting edge technology to solve business' most pressing human capital challenges. The company's flagship HRMC AcclaimSM solution simplifies the management of all phases of the employee lifecycle, and the identification of opportunities for improvement. HRMC's technology automates a range of interrelated processes within a flexible, user-friendly framework, enabling organizations to streamline the acquisition and assessment of talent, evaluate new employees' Read More