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Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
While many people have realized the power of e-commerce on the consumer side, there is still plenty of education to be conducted by all the B2B e-commerce

black netbook  employees rather than software black boxes , and they are typically slow to adopt new technology till they see proven results from their peers and market leaders. On the other hand, some leading retailers like Wal-Mart tend to not invest in packaged applications tailored to their needs, since it could take away their competitive edge. This is part five of a five-part note. Parts one, two, and three detailed the event. Part four discussed the market impact. User Recommendations Combined respective Inovis

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Bitam


Founded in 2000, Bitam, Inc. is a provider of business intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions to mid-market enterprises. Bitam serves four industry segments: retail and consumer packaged goods, government, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide reports, dashboards, analyses, alerts, and more. Bitam serves more than 1,000 customers in 18 countries, including Black & Decker, Coca-Cola, GNC, Home Depot, Janssen, Johnson Controls, Pemex, Pfizer, and government customers. Bitam is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US).

black netbook  in 18 countries, including Black & Decker, Coca-Cola, GNC, Home Depot, Janssen, Johnson Controls, Pemex, Pfizer, and government customers. Bitam is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US). Read More

Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments


Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Internet protocol (IP) telephony system is complicated. And you need to know the return on investment (ROI). But knowing the TCO doesn’t make it easy to figure out the ROI—because the benefits of IP private branch exchange (PBX) aren’t easy to quantify. You can, however, get an idea of your ROI by knowing 10 ways a new IP phone system can repay the money you spend on it.

black netbook  the benefits are in black and white on the cellphone and hotel bills. 3. Cut phone system costs. Because IP telephony systems typically run on standard servers rather than specialized hardware, they can be cheaper for even a one-office company than a traditional phone system, according to Parker of UniComm Consulting. And when the deployment spreads to multiple sites, the savings multiply. For one thing, it's no longer necessary to have equipment in every site. Since phone traffic can travel via the IP Read More

5 Key Steps to Make Field Service Profitable


Is field service seen as a cost center at your business? Providing field service can be a complex process, but that does not have to mean it’s unprofitable. Every field service interaction is an opportunity to not only delight customers, but also increase revenue. Here are 5 easy steps to get your field service organization in the black this year. Accomplish all five and get your field techs, customers, and balance sheet in your favor.

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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to attend its UK 2010 users conference. Frankly, I was a bit skeptical about what new and exciting I might see and hear about at this event in light of the vendor’s analyst tour in Boston in late 2009. The

black netbook  gala dinner (which required black tie attire!) , I was seated beside a gentleman that works for a global tourist agency who has been using CODA for nearly 30 years; in fact, CODA was the very first and still current  accounting  system of record for his company’s central  back office . In addition to retailers (as discussed in Part 2 ), private service companies with a global reach such as car rental agencies, car dealerships, tourist bureaus, etc. are CODA’s sweet spot. Why? International Read More

Voice over IP Manageability


The average personal computer (PC) costs an enterprise $10,000 (USD) per year to own and maintain—five times the purchase price of the hardware and software! Is it possible to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of technology platforms? Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) manageability can be a crucial step in self-provisioning users and unburdening valuable network professionals.

black netbook  who understands these aging black boxes well enough to work on them. Worst of all, you have no control over your own voice network. You are completely dependent on outside service companies for even the simplest of administrative tasks, such as moves, adds, and changes. Placing an order and then waiting for the truck roll can take weeks. In voice-intensive businesses, holding new or relocated employees somewhat incommunicado this long can have a significant impact on productivity, and hardly helps Read More

Click Commerce Acquires Allegis


Click Commerce, a provider of partner relationship management (PRM) software for the Global 2000 companies, announced it reached an agreement in principle to acquire Allegis Corporation. However, despite a good fit at first glance and improved cross-selling opportunity, some challenges and product gaps are yet to be overcome.

black netbook  management. Corporations such as Black & Decker , Delphi , Emerson , Equistar , Kawasaki , Lubrizol , Mitsubishi , Motorola , and Volvo have reportedly transformed their channel relationships using the Click Commerce Partner Portal and Application Suite . Founded in 1996, Click Commerce leverages more than six years of channel management expertise to enable global enterprises to significantly increase brand loyalty, customer satisfaction and financial performance. Its software is used by corporations in m Read More

Quantum Retail: Challenging the "Enterprise Apps Establishment" and Retailers' Mindset - Part 1


Every year-ending holiday season reminds us of the importance of consumer spending and the retail sector for the United States (US) and global economies. Many economists and pundits are then awaiting with trepidation the Black Friday sales outcome and reported consumer sentiment or Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) as bellwethers of the economy in the New Year. While this

black netbook  awaiting with trepidation the  Black Friday  sales outcome and reported consumer sentiment or  Consumer Confidence Index (CCI)  as bellwethers of the economy in the New Year. While t his past holiday season seems to have gone quite well for most retailers (especially in terms of their online business growth) according to a recent National Retail Federation (NRF) announcement , hardly any retailer can now relax and breathe a sigh of relief. Retailers are in a tough business and are constantly seeking Read More

Dassault Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq


Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software. This acquisition extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with new capabilities and in particular its DELMIA brand’s value proposition beyond digital manufacturing and production to the optimization of business processes.

black netbook  ERP may become a black box, with CRM, SCM, MES, human capital management (HCM), etc. owning most of the users. When will other large PLM vendors accelerate their move into SCM and then CRM? I could see one of them even picking up Plex or NetSuite to embed cloud ERP into their suites. Read More

Ultimus


Ultimus is a global business process management (BPM) software company that delivers the shortest time to value for business process automation and improvement. Headquartered in Cary, NC, the company is ranked by industry research firms Gartner and Forrester as one of the leading vendors in the BPM market. Ultimus has business operations and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Through these offices and a network of more than 100 partners in 61 countries, more than 1,300 customers, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Citizens Bank, McKessonHBOC, Microsoft, Newell Rubbermaid, Black and Decker, Rexam do Brasil, and Cable & Wireless Panama have deployed the Ultimus BPM Suite to automate and improve a wide range of business processes. The Ultimus BPM Suite has been recognized by eWeek magazine with the 2004 eWeek Excellence Award. In addition, Ultimus is a three-time recipient of the Technology Fast 500 Award from Deloitte & Touche and many other awards.

black netbook  McKessonHBOC, Microsoft, Newell Rubbermaid, Black and Decker, Rexam do Brasil, and Cable & Wireless Panama have deployed the Ultimus BPM Suite to automate and improve a wide range of business processes. The Ultimus BPM Suite has been recognized by eWeek magazine with the 2004 eWeek Excellence Award. In addition, Ultimus is a three-time recipient of the Technology Fast 500 Award from Deloitte & Touche and many other awards. Read More

Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Two: Market Impact


Increasingly, every user company's success is contingent upon its ability to make an almost immediate finished product or service delivery to customers. As supply chains become more dynamic and operate in near real-time, the lines between planning and execution continue to blur, which bodes well for their functional convergence. Thus, some supply chain execution (SCE) vendors have started to move beyond pure execution to offer some planning and optimization capabilities, often with the "adaptive" moniker.

black netbook  industries including, Agilent , Black & Decker , Cessna Aircraft , Honeywell Aerospace , Jabil Circuit , Handspring , Komatsu , Lucent Technologies , Network Appliance , Philips , Raytheon , and Sanmina-SCI . The likes of the above manufacturers today need to react quickly in order to remain efficient and competitive, given that the biggest problem they face is that change is the only constant in manufacturing. For those who are lucky, only minor changes will happen between the as planned and as execut Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 3: Market Impact


Baan remains one of only a handful of vendors that are capable of providing full application suites on scaleable platforms that can be globally deployed by larger enterprises.

black netbook  income statement swimming in black for five consecutive quarters, the company should be taken seriously again. Baan remains one of only a handful of vendors that are capable of providing full application suites on scaleable platforms that can be globally deployed by larger enterprises. As Invensys' acquisition of Baan has long been consummated, Baan has since focused on rebuilding market confidence because bad publicity negatively impacted its business. Baan also remains focused on increasing its process Read More

(Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores


My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough decisions that they have to continually make in that regard. But a lesser-known fact is that even though retailers spend multiple billions of dollars on planning activities and supporting tools to bring customers to their stores, they only

black netbook  Back to School, Halloween, Black Friday, etc.) with specific promotions in specific departments. Store operations also have the responsibility to execute (and occasionally rearrange) the planogram layouts that scientifically determine how many facings of item multi-packs and flavors (say, yogurt, cereal, or pudding) there should be in rural and suburban stores serving more traditional families than in stores that serve city singles and couples without kids (so called “yuppies” that are more likely to Read More

Earthlink Leads the Way in DSL Security


DSL providers speed up their customers' Internet access, however, at the same time they also expose these customers to enormous security risk. Earthlink has gone the extra mile and is giving out free firewall software to all its DSL customers.

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A Guide to Software Test Tools


Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.

black netbook  during testing are typically black-box tools; they do not need much information about the internal structures of the system. Capture-replay automation tools are test automation tools that create initial scripts by recording the actions of a single person—typically while that person uses a graphical interface. These scripts are modified and replayed at will—deviations from expected actions or their recorded consequences are analyzed and highlighted where necessary. Load test automation tools (also kn Read More