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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out
AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT

scm microsoft accept a  plans to leverage its SCM capabilities by delivering process frameworks for production and supply chain planning (SCP). These packaged business solutions provide total flexibility in customizing all parts of the process model, even if any adaptation of the model is required. In addition, changes can be made by business people directly from within the model itself. AuraPortal has adopted CRM process patterns well before its traditional BPM peers, some of whom are only just recognizing the value of these

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Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

scm microsoft accept a  2012.   Philippe Reney, SCM Research Analyst 2011 was the year when supply chains bent sharply and broke. Lean has been on the lips of chief executive officers (CEOs) since the 2008–2009 recession, and 2011 marked even stronger consolidation and integration of supply chains so as to handle fluctuating demand. Despite a slow and mitigated economic recovery, businesses in 2011 were far more attuned to demand management than ever before. However, this may have been a case of too much of a good thing. Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness


By continually enhancing functional footprint while concurrently providing technologically advanced solutions, Made2Manage is determined to endure the ongoing market shakeout, although it will have to exert a fierce fight.

scm microsoft accept a  a suite of intertwined SCM tools that include demand forecasting, planning and scheduling applications. In an effort to help manufacturers optimize supply chain performance and better communicate both internally and externally with customers and suppliers, Made2Manage has enriched its M2M SCM application with developments in many levels of the Made2Manage Enterprise Business System product suite. The company has added several new functions to its enterprise portal, M2M VIP, and enhanced its Electronic Read More

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

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TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011


It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011.Aleksey Osintsev, Research Analyst—Enterprise Resource Planning The growing interest of businesses of all sizes in so-called cloud technologies in general and in on-demand—cloud or software as a service (SaaS)—enterprise

scm microsoft accept a  etc. On the retail SCM side, it will be important to watch whether shelf-level SKU forecasting and pricing optimization (promotions) can more positively be extended to multi-echelon upstream supply chains inventory optimization (IO). Finally, it will be interesting to watch Microsoft in 2011, since it finally (and strangely) looks like an underdog vs. Google, Facebook, Apple, and Salesforce.com. It will also be interesting to watch how Oracle, IBM, HP, Dell, and SAP will also position themselves along Read More

Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 2: Market Impact


Scala is a serious challenger in the SME market, especially in emerging markets like Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and China (possibly the local market leader therein), given that the company reported growth and stable financial performance in 2001 while many of its peers have seen corresponding decline.

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Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors


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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.

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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

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A Step-by-step Guide to Securing Your Apache Web Server with a Digital Certificate


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Content as a Service: a New Model for E-learning Content Delivery


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The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision


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Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard


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