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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

trends of scm in china  Thy Customer Four important trends that influence IBS' target market are Globalization, rampant M&A among user enterprises and the advent of Internet. These show that today's businesses find themselves in a rapidly changing world. This is partly due to tough competition and pricing pressures, but it is also due to the major technical openness provided by the Internet, such as fast and inexpensive digital communication between companies, customers, suppliers and other business partners. Major potential

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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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Case Study: R.G. Barry


R.G. Barry, a leading developer and marketer of accessory footwear, lacked real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories. As a result, the company built more safety stock, required long lead times, and could not quickly update customers on the status of their orders. Find out how a new Web-based global sourcing solution helped R.G. Barry free up cash and minimize the risk of carrying excess inventory.

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SAP’s SME Product Marketing Team Tells All (or Most of it, at least)


The recently held SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 event in Orlando, Florida had many newsworthy items with regards to SAP’s solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). For one, the much publicized and anticipated multi-tenanted software as a service (SaaS) SAP Business ByDesign product has reached a milestone of 500 customers and availability in a dozen countries or so (after

trends of scm in china  on market and user trends. So, we’d like to pick up on the following two main dimensions here: Changes to our products: The new SAP Business All-in-One user interface (UI) is an example where we are reflecting the changed expectations of customers, trained in a world where personalization (e.g., iGoogle ) is the order of the day. We then adapt the UI experience to the enterprise market we focus on to layer in both personal tools (e.g., email, Twitter , etc.) and enterprise tools (e.g., BI, enterprise Read More

Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry


In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited power to increase or maintain prices. The only real variable the manufacturer does control is cost.

trends of scm in china  Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues . The manufacturer can attempt to address margin erosion; however, this effort is hampered by the fact that the manufacturer does not control many of the determinants of the profit margin. The manufacturer can attempt to increase volume by using promotional measures, but only within limits—and then only by sacrificing margins. When consumers go to the grocery store, they see items on sale all the time, in addition to coupons in newspapers, magazines and Read More

IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 1


IFS is a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, an integrated and component-based extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite built on service oriented architecture (SOA

trends of scm in china  lines of bucking the trends is the fact that IFS has a high percentage of recurring revenue from sales to a growing customer base. New customers are generally buying IFS because of its functionality as it relates to their abovementioned core business processes (e.g., capital projects, manufacturing, EAM and service, etc.,)  but the enhancements IFS continues to make to the user experience design  are also definitely playing a part. For example, some of the larger ERP vendors may be able to demonstrate Read More

Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance


One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more now.

trends of scm in china  Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more Read More

SAP In-memory Computing Technology Changing the Way Business Intelligence Is Managed


With the revolution of in-memory computing already under way, the question isn’t if this revolution will impact businesses, but when and how. This paper details how in-memory computing can change the way you manage business intelligence (BI). For business and information technology (IT) executives, the paper furnishes substantial information and business examples about what changes they can look forward to and how those changes can catalyze their strategic initiatives.

trends of scm in china  In-memory Computing Technology Changing the Way Business Intelligence Is Managed With the revolution of in-memory computing already under way, the question isn’t if this revolution will impact businesses, but when and how. This paper details how in-memory computing can change the way you manage business intelligence (BI). For business and information technology (IT) executives, the paper furnishes substantial information and business examples about what changes they can look forward to and how those Read More

Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line


In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability.

trends of scm in china  Projects in View and Costs in Line In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability. Read More

The Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era


Irrespective of technology and choice of deployment method, companies must remain versatile in their strategies and operations to stay competitive. This report takes a look at one financial solution that enables the financial executive to have a no-compromise approach to financial modeling and applications choice; i.e., adding, keeping or changing business applications without losing control or increasing the risk of non-compliancy.

trends of scm in china  Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era Irrespective of technology and choice of deployment method, companies must remain versatile in their strategies and operations to stay competitive. This report takes a look at one financial solution that enables the financial executive to have a no-compromise approach to financial modeling and applications choice; i.e., adding, keeping or changing business applications without losing control or increasing the risk of non-compliancy. Read More

Garbage In, Garbage Out


We have all heard the phrase: “garbage in, garbage out.” When any company evaluates a customer relationship management (CRM) system, this is always one of the first expressions to come up. And yet we see company after company for which this is the exact problem. How can you make sure that this doesn’t happen to you?

trends of scm in china  In, Garbage Out We have all heard the phrase: “garbage in, garbage out.” When any company evaluates a customer relationship management (CRM) system, this is always one of the first expressions to come up. And yet we see company after company for which this is the exact problem. How can you make sure that this doesn’t happen to you? Read More

Out-of-the-box Integration


Is it is possible for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve levels of application integration historically reserved for large enterprises with deep IT pockets? Duplication of data can be eliminated with the right electronic document management system (EDMS). Discover how an EDMS can be integrated with other core business applications to replace paper files and documents, driving efficiency and managing IT costs.

trends of scm in china  of-the-box Integration Is it is possible for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve levels of application integration historically reserved for large enterprises with deep IT pockets? Duplication of data can be eliminated with the right electronic document management system (EDMS). Discover how an EDMS can be integrated with other core business applications to replace paper files and documents, driving efficiency and managing IT costs. Read More

Microsoft Throws in the Towel in the Instant Messaging Wars


REDMOND, Wash. (Bloomberg) - Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, has stopped linking its instant messaging system with America Online Inc.'s instant electronic-mail program, the companies said.

trends of scm in china  Throws in the Towel in the Instant Messaging Wars Event Summary REDMOND, Wash. (Bloomberg) - Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, has stopped linking its instant messaging system with America Online Inc.'s instant electronic-mail program, the companies said. Market Impact Microsoft has been striving for an open standard for Instant Messaging with AOL that would allow MSN and AOL users to Instant Message or IM one another without hindrance. Microsoft developers have been trying Read More

Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?)


Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors’ tools cannot work together seamlessly and the customer’s warehousing effort is greatly complicated.

trends of scm in china  Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?) Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?) M. Reed and D. Geller - May 16, 2000 Overview Metadata ( data about data ) is essential for data warehousing. In order to populate a database, extract data, or run a report, more is required than simply raw data. The tools involved must also understand the context, or meaning, of the data. This is one of the purposes of metadata. Read More

In-Memory Databases/In-Memory Analytics


The appeal of in-memory technology is growing as organizations face the challenges of handling and utilizing big data. There are compelling technical advantages to having an in-memory database, but the business benefits can be far-reaching, as the knowledge gained from analytics means that a data-driven business can closely engage with and anticipate the needs of customers and markets. This paper provides a look at the benefits of in-memory technology for dealing with big data and short overviews of in-memory/analytics solutions by five of the major vendors in the space.

trends of scm in china  Memory Databases/In-Memory Analytics The appeal of in-memory technology is growing as organizations face the challenges of handling and utilizing big data. There are compelling technical advantages to having an in-memory database, but the business benefits can be far-reaching, as the knowledge gained from analytics means that a data-driven business can closely engage with and anticipate the needs of customers and markets. This paper provides a look at the benefits of in-memory technology for dealing Read More