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SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
SAP’s viability and its business applications market’s leadership remains unscathed, as the company remains rock-solid and will be the leader for a long time to

ibm scm dss  Oracle, while these join IBM, Plumtree , Epicentric , BEA Systems , Sun/iPlanet , BroadVision , Hummingbird , Vignette and many others in the battle for the portal space. This formidable competition may also prompt the customers towards wising up to the fact that SAP does not necessarily deliver the best value to everybody across the board. The cost, time and effort to upgrade SAP to newer version continue to be a concern to some users too. The perception that SAP is still the most cumbersome and

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Financial Analysis Clears the “Profit Haze”


Designed to be agile and dependable, financial analysis solutions can bring clarity to the reasons behind your company’s growth, and help steer you toward future growth. Learn how financial analysis solutions enhance the value of your existing business support systems, and distill enterprise-wide information to answer the question: How can we increase revenue, maximize profits, and increase our competitive advantage?

ibm scm dss  financial analysis solution is IBM Cognos TM1. TM1 is an analytics tool kit that is designed for implementation in large organizations that have complex financial structures. Given that the notion of profitability is different in every organization, TM1 customers can tailor the financial analysis solution to meet their specific needs. IBM Cognos TM1 uses the familiar row-and-column approach to enable users to model their business as they would with a stand-alone spreadsheet. Users can modify cells to Read More

IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct


IBM announced plans to stop selling its Aptiva line of PCs through retail outlets.

ibm scm dss  to Sell Aptiva Direct IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct R.A. Krause - October 20th, 1999 Event Summary October 18, 1999 International Business Machines Corp. announced that, starting January 1, 2000 it will only sell its Aptiva line of consumer PCs through its ShopIBM website. This move follows on the heels of its recent announcement of cuts in the PC organization (See TEC News Analysis article: IBM to Make Cuts in PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time? 10/13/99). Although the Aptiva is aimed Read More

IBM Announces Netfinity 4000R Super-Thin Server


IBM to ship its 4000R server, a thin server targeted at ISPs and ASPs. The 4000R sets a new standard for CPU density, fitting two Pentium IIIs in a one-rack-unit (1U) high enclosure, and will be priced at $3,000 to $4,000.

ibm scm dss  provide growth for both IBM and the general market, by accelerating the recent growth of thin servers. In keeping with the general server market trend, it will lead to market consolidation as the small-manufacturer offerings get overshadowed over the longer term (24-36 months, 60% probability). User Recommendations This announcement is a departure from IBM's heretofore me-too offerings, and may signal a shift in IBM's focus from standard vanilla products to more leading-edge systems. (Of course, if Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

ibm scm dss  SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity In all the hoopla about SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions of SuccessFactors and Datango (and Crossgate , Right Hemisphere , and Sybase a bit earlier), and with all of the talk about cloud solutions, mobility, SAP HANA in-memory, etc., one might lose sight of the fact that SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit innovation in-house. At the recent SAP Influencer Summit event in Boston in December 2011, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or Read More

IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor


Vignette is IBM's latest partner. This global strategic alliance promises to boost revenue for both parties. The verdict is still out on the impact to future software development.

ibm scm dss  Nabs Another Application Vendor IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor L. Talarico - August 31, 2000 Event Summary International Business Machines Corporation. (NYSE: IBM) recently entered into a global strategic alliance with Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), a developer of e-businesses applications including CRM software. Under the agreement Vignette will closely integrate the V/5 E-business Applications suite with IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite and Application Server. As part of the agreement Vignette promises to Read More

IBM Cognos Financial Analytics


IBM Cognos financial analytics solutions provide the tools you need to measure, understand, influence and optimize profitability. These solutions also provide a rich, enterprise-wide environment that can help your finance organization impact all lines of business—from sales and marketing to operations and customer service.    

ibm scm dss  Cognos Financial Analytics IBM Cognos financial analytics solutions provide the tools you need to measure, understand, influence and optimize profitability. These solutions also provide a rich, enterprise-wide environment that can help your finance organization impact all lines of business—from sales and marketing to operations and customer service. Read More

Oracle Gets SAP'ed by IBM


SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an agreement to expand their global sales, marketing and development relationship. As part of this agreement, the two companies will work together to provide expanded choices for customers that wish to implement mySAP.com and IBM's DB2 Universal Database on a variety of hardware platforms. Following in the footsteps of Siebel, SAP has abandoned Oracle and is standardizing on DB2 UDB as its preferred platform. The deal is estimated at $400 million in sales annually.

ibm scm dss  Gets SAP'ed by IBM Event Summary WALLDORF, Germany, and SOMERS, N.Y. - Dec. 7, 1999 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM), the worldwide leader in data management solutions, today announced an agreement to expand their global sales, marketing and development relationship. As part of this agreement, the two companies will work together to provide expanded choices for customers that wish to implement mySAP.com Internet business Read More

IBM Cognos Express


IBM Cognos Express is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy. IBM Cognos Express includes the following components: Cognos Express Reporter provides complete, self-service reporting and ad hoc query capabilities that allow business users to access, modify, or create reports. It is designed to help reduce the cost and time needed to share information throughout an organization.Cognos Express Advisor translates raw data into sophisticated analysis with visual presentations. Business users and analysts at midsize companies can use it to quickly analyze complex data and easily share business insights.Cognos Express Xcelerator extends and transforms the familiar Microsoft Excel front end with an in-memory analytics engine. It’s designed for multidimensional analysis and strategic planning tasks.

ibm scm dss  Cognos Express IBM Cognos Express is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy. IBM Cognos Express includes the following components: Cognos Express Reporter provides Read More

IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus


IBM has just released benchmark results for its mid-range Unix server, the RS/6000 M80, showing it to be a top performer in transaction processing and Web serving.

ibm scm dss  Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus R. Krause - June 21, 2000 Somers, NY, June 2, 2000 [Source: IBM] Event Summary IBM's new RS/6000 M80 server with copper microprocessors today set a new transaction processing record for midrange servers, outperforming bigger and more expensive systems from Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. Following the lead of its computing cousin - the record-breaking RS/6000 S80 - the copper-infused M80 now holds the leadership position Read More

Dell, IBM in $6B Services Deal


Dell Computer Corp. and IBM Corp. announced that IBM will provide service and support for Dell PCs and servers.

ibm scm dss  IBM in $6B Services Deal Dell, IBM in $6B Services Deal R.A. Krause - October 6th, 1999 Event Summary NEW YORK , 9/27/99-- Dell Computer Corp. and IBM Corp. announced they had agreed to a new $6 billion deal in which IBM will become a key supplier of computer services to Dell corporate customers. The deal marks an expansion of the $16 billion agreement announced in March, 1999. Under that agreement, Dell will purchase key technology components such as data storage disks and computer chips from IBM. IB Read More

Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia


Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and invoicing for third-party logistics (3PL) providers radio frequency identification (RFID) Infor SCM Warehouse Management is based on a modern Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), zero-footprint, stateless architecture that is wide area network (WAN)-deployable with no client administration. This allows organizations to personalize radio frequency (RF) and terminal server environments to business and user needs, and provides a scalable architecture for centralized and decentralized support. Infor SCM Warehouse Management has been deployed in more than 20 countries, in multiple languages, and is available in an enterprise or business edition.

ibm scm dss  SCM Warehouse Management Provia Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and Read More

IBM Unveils IBM Watson Engagement Advisor


IBM has announced that IBM Watson will be put to work towards improving customer satisfaction, as part of its Smarter Commerce initiative. The artificially intelligent computer is well known for its ability to win Jeopardy and for its advances in assisting medical institutions. More recently, IBM has decided to exploit Watson for its capacity to learn, adapt, and understand a company's data

ibm scm dss  Unveils IBM Watson Engagement Advisor IBM has announced that  IBM Watson will be put to work towards improving customer satisfaction , as part of its Smarter Commerce initiative. The artificially intelligent computer is well known for its ability to win Jeopardy and for its advances in assisting medical institutions. More recently, IBM has decided to exploit Watson for its capacity to learn, adapt, and understand a company's data rapidly. Customer relationship management is a perfect scenario for Read More

IBM Acquires Star Analytics


Growing its already wide analytics product portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire business analytics organization Star Analytics. Star Analytics software comprises an interesting portfolio of applications for data integration and process and application automation, both on-premises and in the cloud. This helps organizations to simplify their processes and enables them to

ibm scm dss  wide analytics product portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire business analytics organization  Star Analytics . Star Analytics software comprises an interesting portfolio of applications for data integration and process and application automation, both on-premises and in the cloud. This helps organizations to simplify their processes and enables them to have a corporate analytics view of all their applications and processes and data, no matter their delivery mode. In this Read More

Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

ibm scm dss  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More