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Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Two: How Scala Complements Epicor
The merger looks like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Epicor obtains a foothold in some complementary geographic regions, and in

scala scm  (for more information, see Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows ), accessible from both Microsoft Outlook and the Web, and integrates with iScala ERP and other business systems. iScala SCM , which is packaged to address typical business needs, starting with logistics (purchase and inventory management), warehouse management (including quality control), manufacturing (planning, configuration, shop floor control), tools (such as lead time management, available to promise [ATP] 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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Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows Part Two: Market Impact Continued


Microsoft's foray into the CRM arena has not been a bed of roses, despite its indisputably large marketing muscle and R&D investment, its strong channel, traditionally attractive pricing policies, and the aura and experience within the market segment. Microsoft CRM remains both a threat and an opportunity for the most nimble mid-market CRM vendors. Microsoft’s entry with CRM evangelism through an array of seminars nationwide has bolstered the market’s awareness of the need for CRM applications.

scala scm  the end of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative enterprise software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, announced it has signed a letter of intent with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the largest software provider in the world, to extend Microsoft Business Solutions CRM (Microsoft CRM) software and integrate it with its iScala Collaborative ERP system. The agreement is expected to be final in Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Three: Market Impact


Scala, with main direct office coverage in Europe and the Far East, and through its network of partners and dealers in most remote, esoteric, and still low-penetrated markets, perfectly fits the description of an ideal Epicor supplement.

scala scm  manufacturing environment. Still, independent Scala had yet to build or acquire many aspects of the extended-ERP functionality, especially supply chain planning and execution (SCP&E) and product lifecycle management (PLM) functional enhancements to round out a complete collaborative extended-ERP suite, readily available by many of its peers let alone the tier one likes of SAP , SSA Global , PeopleSoft , Oracle , Intentia , and IFS . Not to mention the need to bolster strategic supplier relationship Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Four: Merger Synergies and Challenges


The acquisition has at least the following two synergies between the two merged companies 1) geographical coverage, and 2) the strong relationships that both independently have with Microsoft.

scala scm  Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Four: Merger Synergies and Challenges Merger Synergies Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) and Scala Business Solutions (formerly Euronext: A.SCALA, delisted in July 2004), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative enterprise software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, have completed a merger that began in late 2003. The merger creates the largest independent global mid-market provider of collaborative ERP, Read More

Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


Although the value proposition offered by Scala should bode well to creating increased demand and acceptance of the Scala offering in the global SME market, there will be many challenges to overcome in order to continue to thrive in this ferocious competitive environment.

scala scm  (24 vs. 30). Also, Scala will have to build or acquire CRM (currently limited to Service Management and Customer Information Management, without any Sales Force Automation capability), supply chain planning & execution (SCP&E) and product lifecycle management (PLM) functional enhancements to round out a complete collaborative extended-ERP suite, readily available by many of its peers (see Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion and Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification and Read More

Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1


Scala seems to be telling any competitor that two can play the game in the global enterprise market. Employing offense as the best defense, the company is determined to attack the satellite divisions of its bigger competitors, particularly those of SAP.

scala scm  the beginning of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA; www.scala.net ), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative ERP software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, launched a number of initiatives to defend its turf by providing a counter value proposition to users of its larger competitors, especially SAP. Most recently, on July 16, Scala announced that it signed a new partnership agreement with BizPartner Limited . The company will implement Read More

SCM Software for Mills


Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to the needs of customers in these industries. But these industries have some unique requirements which are discussed throughout this article. Supply chain management software which does planning and execution for manufacturing, transportation, distribution etc. for mills industry, needs to address these unique requirements.

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

scala scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More

Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

scala scm  Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions This SCM reference guide provides insight into the supply chain management (SCM) features and functions currently accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you understand which features are essential for your organization and which are not. You can also download a comprehensive guide in Excel format, with all of the nearly 2,600 SCM functions and features, at TEC’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFP Template page . Read More

How to Roll Out an MRO System for Airlines without Making Your SCM Problems Even Worse


When it comes to complex software implementations, some industries have it tougher than others. For instance, an airline company implementing a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) platform has almost no margin for error. Read this article for TEC analyst Phil Reney's recommendations on the best way of rolling out an MRO platform without completely trashing your supply chain.

scala scm  new applications (since design scalability or service-oriented architecture [SOA] were not established practices at the time—to say nothing of overall governance). Today, you can appreciate the maturity of an airline based on the spaghetti chart of its IT infrastructure. However, organic growth in IT structure creates a natural tendency to segregate information across a variety of systems that often do not communicate with each other, except for specific and limited purposes. Furthermore, the variety Read More

Simple SCM Document Exchange


Abrica.net is a "software-as-service" collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply "print" it to the Abrica printer.

scala scm  SCM Document Exchange Abrica.net is a software-as-service collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply print it to the Abrica printer. Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry


Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

scala scm  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry PeopleSoft's Manufacturing Ploy This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega Read More

The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS


The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software at the group and headquarters level, wanting to lower costs and quicken implementation in their subsidiaries.

scala scm  Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS Market Impact The Sweden-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) provider International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B), while currently not a uniformly well-known mid-market global vendor, seems to be poised to change that situation. As the ERP and SCM markets suffered throughout the dismal last several years, IBS also felt a pinch of flat revenues at nearly $350 million (USD), but remained mostly Read More

Accellos and HighJump Merge, Create SMB SCE Leader


Accellos and HighJump Software, two leading providers of supply chain management (SCM) software and trading partner network technology for the SMB and enterprise markets have agreed to merge. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic's report and find out what each brings to the table and what the merged company promises to offer its clients.

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IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic analyzed IBM’s rationale to acquire ILOG to bolster its service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) platforms. Eventually, with ILOG fully integrated, IBM hopes to establish the following: a leading rule repository and end-to-end rule lifecycle management; a full spectrum of rules definition and execution methods; maximum rules reuse

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