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How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market
Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply

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How Supply Chain Management Helps Today's Engineer-to-order Companies


In today's competitive engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environment, procuring components on time and within budget is crucial. With rising fuel costs and increased international trade, supply chain management software can help ETO organizations get—and stay—ahead of the competition.

how to choose scm tool  quickly. Demand management (DM)—forecasts how much product to move through the supply chain, how much product to produce, and how much product will need to be produced in the future, based on historical data. Supply chain analytics—enables supply chain managers to create work-arounds if problems within the supply chain occur. Supply chain analytics is comprised of supply chain optimization, supply chain event management (SCEM), and production and supply planning. Order management—enables suppliers ( Read More

The Seven Keys to World-class Manufacturing


What does it mean to be a world-class competitor? It means being successful in your market against any competition—regardless of size or country of origin. It means matching or exceeding any competitor on quality, lead time, cost, customer service, and innovation. It means picking your battles—competing on the terms dictated by you. But how do you get there?

how to choose scm tool  what is happening and how to drive those activities toward the goals and objectives. Management information and analysis is only as good as the data it is based on. Therefore, data must be collected as quickly as possible and with the least amount of human intervention, which tends to introduce delays and errors. It is equally important to collect data from supply chain partners through automation as much as possible. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the most commonly used method today but EDI is rapi Read More

J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI


J.D. Edwards announced a new corporate vision that extends its ‘idea-to-action’ to inter-enterprise collaboration expressed in the phrase ‘freedom to choose’. In other words, take the best of ERP, CRM, eBusiness, and business intelligence components, plumb it with possibly the best of EAI and the workflow integration components and create something called collaborative commerce ‘best-of-breed’ mishmash.

how to choose scm tool  toward helping users understand how the software might behave in their environments. Future clients are also advised to request the company's written commitment to promised functionality, length of implementation, and seamless future upgrades, particularly for recently announced partnered offerings. The following are only some of the issues associated with EAI that users should be aware of: different security systems and keys, package interfaces that do not provide the information in a preferred format, s Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

how to choose scm tool  entitled Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business , Giving a Business Process Management Edge to Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Process Analysis versus Business Process Management. Special credit also goes to CIO Magazine's articles entitled ABC: An Introduction to Business Process Management (BPM) and Making Workflow Work and Flow for You. Some useful concepts and examples were also adapted from the Salesforce.com's AppExchange Developer Network (ADN) book entit Read More

Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA


In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014.

how to choose scm tool  Network to Move to SAP HANA In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014. With 1.5 million companies in over 190 countries conducting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is by far the largest and most global business-to-business (B2B) trading platform in the world. And with the move to HANA, it is expected to become the fastest Read More

NetSuite First to Add HCM to Its Cloud ERP


Some experts have long questioned whether the notion of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is complete if it doesn’t cover human resources (HR). Addressing this, NetSuite recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire TribeHR, a provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) solutions. The idea is to create the first integrated cloud ERP and HCM software suite for small to medium

how to choose scm tool  First to Add HCM to Its Cloud ERP Some experts have long questioned whether the notion of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is complete if it doesn’t cover human resources (HR). Addressing this, NetSuite recently  announced a definitive agreement to acquire TribeHR , a provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) solutions . The idea is to create the first integrated cloud ERP and HCM software suite for small to medium businesses (SMBs). The proposed acquisition would create a single cloud Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

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MessageClick to Provide Unified Messaging to RCN’s Business Clients


RCN has teamed up with MessageClick to provide its business-based users a complete suite of Unified Messaging tools including point-to-point e-mail, fax, and voice mail.

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In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t.

how to choose scm tool  critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t. Read More

End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow


To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources?

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How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges


Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions.

how to choose scm tool  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More

Hewlett-Packard’s NetServer Division - #3 to Get Ready, or #4 to Go?


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how to choose scm tool  to the HP/Agilent split. However, in years prior to the split HP's revenue growth was approximately 11% per year, with income growth approximately 12% per year. Income grew faster than revenue, a trend we expect to see continue post-split. Vendor Strategy and Trajectory Hewlett-Packard's corporate computing philosophy is to provide reliable solutions to whatever computing needs customers might have across the spectrum of architectures. These architectures include the Intel x86 architecture, Unix (their Read More

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how to choose scm tool  rather at what cost? How quickly can adjustments be made, and what stresses do such changes place on the organization. To answer these questions, this paper provides results from a survey of senior finance executives. Read More