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Siemens to Rule the Plant via Kineo, VRcontext, and LMS Acquisitions
Siemens’s Industry Automation division, which includes Siemens PLM Software, continues with its strategy of offering manufacturing organizations virtually

bob dylan protest songs  in this regard. Miscellaneous BoB Solutions Also in early October 2012, Siemens acquired VRcontext, a Belgian company specializing in 3D visualization and training software for displaying engineering data in the shipbuilding and plant construction industries . VRContext has immediate value to Siemens COMOS Plant Engineering and Operations solutions in process manufacturing industries, where remote training provides lots of value, as real-life situations provide too harsh environments for training humans.

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The “Aha! Moment”


Most business leaders rely heavily on their business management software for making critical decisions and for managing operations. That’s why when it becomes clear to you that your current system is hampering your ability to make those critical decisions, it’s time to start looking for something new. Denise Petitti of Ash Equipment in Batavia, Illinois (US) was training a new

bob dylan protest songs  business management software. Take Bob Smith for instance, president of a construction company in the Midwest which had just landed a huge contract that would double his workforce. Their current software could not handle the payroll demands, job costing, and reporting requirements that would be necessary for the project. They began their search by asking their IT professional. He pointed them to a solutions provider that had successfully implemented an ERP system for another company. The referral was a Read More

How Flakeboard Aligned Its Multisite Organization by Applying TEC's Evaluation and Selection Methodology


Flakeboard's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system could not communicate effectively amongst its global sites. To address this challenge, and to manage growth, the company worked with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) to perform a detailed comparison of vendors' solutions. Read more about how TEC's expertise helped Flakeboard reduce the costs, risks, and time involved in the vendor selection process.

bob dylan protest songs  available to us, said Bob Lloyd, manager of business and logistic solutions at Flakeboard, to efficiently narrow our choices down to the top four contenders. Solution: Reducing the Costs, Risks, and Time Associated with Software Selection The initial phases of Flakeboard's extended evaluation and selection project involved collecting high-level, prioritized requirements from each business unit. As the project progressed, TEC's methodology offered a means to build consensus amongst the different Read More

IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it).

bob dylan protest songs  and Strategic Sourcing By Bob Eastman and P.J. Jakovljevic Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it). This has included passing the reins from former Read More

Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 3


Part 2 of this blog series analyzed Microsoft platform parts that are slated for shared use within the Microsoft Dynamics family of products. Particular attention was given to Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, and parts of Microsoft .NET Framework. What About Visualization and User Interface (UI) Technologies? However, what has somewhat intrigued me is Microsoft’s not-so-vocal touting and

bob dylan protest songs  Dataquest Insight report by Bob Anderson entitled “Lawson Raises the Bar With Differentiating ERP User Interface. Curiously, Lawson has deployed another non-mainstream Microsoft technology, Microsoft Office Groove . It is a peer-to-peer (P2P) collaboration platform , providing an outstanding base for collaboration (document exchange) scenarios that involve teams with sometimes disconnected participants. Microsoft claims that future product releases will improve the alignment for collaboration between Read More

JDA FOCUS 2012: A Real-time Cloud to Serve the “Connected Consumer”


It seems JDA Software, a leading supply chain management (SCM) solution vendor, is just a short step away from being able to manage the entire SCM process. Focused on the retail industry, JDA helps retailers satisfy “connected, always-on” consumers. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic recaps JDA FOCUS 2012, which highlighted the vendor’s aggressive move into the cloud.

bob dylan protest songs  it will be a BoB world, and most vendor marketing will be just noise. Still, it can only help a vendor to be able to offer most (or perhaps all) of the requirements on its own can. If RedPrairie and Manhattan Associates can make JDA’s lack of WMS an issue, they could play it to their advantage in some competitive situations. A combination of JDA and Manhattan Associates, RedPrairie, or HighJump would go a long way. To my mind, JDA needs to tightly partner for or buy the supply chain execution (SCE) Read More

A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

bob dylan protest songs  par in functionality with BoB solutions. The solution offers advantages as part of the SAP Business Suite , and that makes our WMS a top choice for those users. For its part, SAP TM 8.0 is a broad departure from the other BoB TMS solutions. We offer a solution for all transport modes and are delivering a solution to meet the needs of all industries. In addition, we have created a solution that links all of the logistics processes together, from taking an order to settling that order. We believe that Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

bob dylan protest songs  reached at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . Bob Gallagher is the PIM specialist for Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. and president of RW Gallagher & Associates LLC, a strategic marketing consulting firm specializing in technology-related businesses. He has worked closely with many companies, including Intuit, Sybase, PC Week (now eWeek), QAD, HAHT Commerce, and DataEase International. He can be reached at bobg@rwgallagher.com . Read More

What Can Pure CPQ Vendors Do Now?


For a few years now, pundits have opined that the quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired. The recent absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise

bob dylan protest songs  financial consolidation space with BoB players such as Hyperion, Business Objects, Cognos , and others, and pure CPQ providers will find it tough going. Selectica and Apttus might have improved their viability by expanding their footprint via handling contract lifecycle management (CLM) and offering configure, price, quote, contract (CPQC) capabilities. Cincom Acquire has a larger parent, Cincom Systems , but what can companies such as Configure One, Configit, FPX, Versata CPQ, Tacton , and Experlogix do Read More

Be Bold with Benefits but Subtle with Pains


While prospects often justify their purchases because you show them how your software solves their pain, they do not appreciate being told how bad they really operate. How can you be bold about your benefits and subtle about the prospects' pain.

bob dylan protest songs  process. About The Author Bob Riefstahl has been demonstrating software for over twenty years. As a partner with Demonstrating To Win! LLC, Bob conducts training workshops and provides consulting and professional speaking services to technology companies around the world. To learn more about Demo2WIN's products and services, visit their website at www.demo2win.com . Read More

EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Part Two: Integration Concerns


In most cases, companies will acquire enterprise asset management (EAM) software but the interfaces to external systems will have to be constructed.

bob dylan protest songs  whistles featured in a BOB offering (see Best of Breed Versus Fully Integrated Software: The Pro's and Con's ) . Also, since pure play EAM vendors do not rely on existing ERP modules to support certain maintenance operations, their more complete functionality may provide a better fit with how certain maintenance departments operate than with internally developed EAM solutions by ERP vendors. Also, as the EAM software has been evolving into a mature, slower-growth market, many incumbent vendors are Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment


The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. Part 1 of this series ran down the highlights on how disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of the wholesale distribution industry. This post recaps the panel presentation.

bob dylan protest songs  deliver exceptional customer experiences. Bob Heaney , senior research analyst with  Aberdeen Group , talked about the need for an outside-in omnichannel fulfillment perspective for the distribution industry. Customers today are demanding omnichannel order-to-fulfillment processes—the ability to order anywhere, at any time from any device through any channel. Bob talked about how Best-in-Class companies are adopting omnichannel fulfillment capabilities and enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

Kewill Announces Plans to Acquire Four Soft


Kewill has announced that it intends to purchase Four Soft, a provider of integrated supply chain and logistics solutions with headquarters in Hyderabad, India. Kewill is a provider of multimodal transportation software solutions with over 7,000 customers around the world. Historically, Kewill has provided some of the best supply chain execution capabilities and currently includes three product

bob dylan protest songs  the total supply chain. Bob Farrel, CEO and president at Kewill, states, The acquisition of Four Soft is part of our strategic plan to significantly grow the Kewill business over the next 5 years. Read More

Progress Exchange 2013 Part One: What's the Current State of Progress?


By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio) As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund baseball team’s previous two seasons, it has been puzzling and perhaps also painful for enterprise software market observers to watch the coinciding self-implosion of sorts of the New England software vendor Progress Software Corporation. For

bob dylan protest songs  see bio ) and Bob Eastman ( see bio ) As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund baseball team’s previous two seasons, it has been puzzling and perhaps also painful for enterprise software market observers to watch the coinciding self-implosion of sorts of the New England software vendor Progress Software Corporation . For those who are not sure what I am referring to, 2012 and 2013 were the years in which Progress divested many of its once well-known Read More

Vitatech Implements New Quality Capabilities in QAD ERP


QAD has announced that Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a leader in the nutritional supplement, formulation, and manufacturing industry, has implemented new quality capabilities within QAD Enterprise Applications. The enhanced QAD quality control framework should allow Vitatech to track and report on ingredients used in different lots, batches, and stages of its manufacturing processes

bob dylan protest songs  and as a standalone BoB product to non-QAD ERP users). CEBOS remains an autonomous division within QAD, and its most common competitors in quality management best-of-breed deals are Sparta Systems TrackWise , EtQ , IQS , IBS AG (part of Siemens ), AssurX , and Master Control . Read More