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Businesses cannot afford simply to respond to the next technological innovation; they must learn to respond to change as a constant state. As difficult as it

federal times postal news  was considered good. When Federal Express first guaranteed overnight delivery across the country it was a premium service and used only for the most valuable or perishable shipments certainly not for anything as mundane as a letter. Then there was the fax machine and now the Internet. Could a sailing captain in 1830 delivering a letter to Hawaii have imagined overnight service? E-mail and Internet chat rooms? Today Overnight is the slow way of communicating. I know people who turn their e-mail Out of

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 13, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSSwiss investment bank UBS selects cloud-based Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital ManagementIndustry tags: Finance and Banking "With extensive worldwide operations, UBS provides its clients with wealth management, asset management, and investment and (in Switzerland) retail banking. A cloud-based HCM solution indeed can be a good option, technically. Traditionally there have been

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Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times


While Frontstep reported loses in fiscal 2001, the potential of its well-rounded product/services offering mix as well as the recent downsizing, bodes well a return to profitability.

federal times postal news  Still Awaiting Better Times Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times P.J. Jakovljevic - September 17, 2001 Event Summary On August 14, Frontstep, Inc . (Nasdaq: FSTP), a leading provider of business applications for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2001. Total revenue for Q4 2001 was $29.0 million, an increase of 7% sequentially over the revenue of $27.2 million for Q3 2001, but a 6% drop compared to Read More

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Times are Tough - RIR Might Leave More Cash on Your Balance Sheet


For residents and tourists of Paris (France), using RER or Paris Metro is certainly a way to save on commuting costs (and parking frustrations) compared to owning and renting cars. This blog post is not about transportation, but rather about an inventory management method with a similar name. Namely, this blog post is about RIR or Rapid Inventory Rightsizing, which is an innovative new program

federal times postal news  the United States (US) Federal Reserve's most recent quarterly survey of senior bank loan officers, 58 percent say that they have tightened lending standards to large and medium-sized businesses, and more than 80 percent surveyed said that their customers are paying more for loans. Some of us who have lately applied for a mortgage loan might be able to relate to the experience and lending practices. Rationalizing (or rightsizing, if you will) inventory is a low-hanging-fruit source of short-term working Read More

Managing Cash Flow in Times of Crisis


Today’s critical cash-flow and liquidity concerns are demanding executive-level attention. Turmoil in the financial markets is leaving many companies struggling to ensure the cash flow and liquidity needed for normal operations. Learn about software solutions that can help your company protect its commercial cash flows, improve visibility into sources and uses of cash, and increase control over global cash balances.

federal times postal news  Cash Flow in Times of Crisis Today’s critical cash-flow and liquidity concerns are demanding executive-level attention. Turmoil in the financial markets is leaving many companies struggling to ensure the cash flow and liquidity needed for normal operations. Learn about software solutions that can help your company protect its commercial cash flows, improve visibility into sources and uses of cash, and increase control over global cash balances. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ DEPLOYMENTSEuropean manufacturer of construction chemicals selects IFS Applications Industry tags: Process manufacturing, mining "Polish corporation Atlas Group, which operates 18 business entities and 5 mines in Poland and internationally, has selected IFS Applications as its corporate-level ERP system. The first areas slated for implementation will be financials

federal times postal news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS & DEPLOYMENTS European manufacturer of construction chemicals selects IFS Applications Industry tags: Process manufacturing, mining Polish corporation Atlas Group, which operates 18 business entities and 5 mines in Poland and internationally, has selected IFS Applications as its corporate-level ERP system. The first areas slated for implementation will be financials, distribution, manufacturing, maintenance, Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 30, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSVentura Manufacturing selects IQMSIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Assembly "Ventura Manufacturing, Inc. has adopted IQMS's manufacturing ERP software after reviewing multiple top-tier ERP vendors. Venture Manufacturing is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, and provides component assembly for furniture and automotive customers. Ventura will also run IQMS' EDI module and customer

federal times postal news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 30, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS Ventura Manufacturing selects IQMS Industry tags: Manufacturing, Assembly Ventura Manufacturing, Inc. has adopted IQMS's manufacturing ERP software after reviewing multiple top-tier ERP vendors. Venture Manufacturing is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, and provides component assembly for furniture and automotive customers. Ventura will also run IQMS' EDI module and customer/vendor portals, and plan to Read More

Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama, has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software

federal times postal news  Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama , has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software. Progress Apama’s Current State of Read More

News Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge?


Scient's announcement of its intent to baby Dot.com's into existence makes it the Mondragon of High Tech America. The connection? Mondragon genetically bred cooperatives, and became the largest multi-business cooperative network in the world (about 45,000 members).

federal times postal news  Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge? News Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge? E. Robins - March 15th, 2000 Event Summary Scient (NASDAQ SCNT) announced in February that it intended to act as an incubator for dot.com companies through its Systems Innovation services. The accelerated programs would mean a rapid growth in the number of companies that Scient helps, and Read More

Talking to Software CEO Who Only Succeeded by Failing a Few Times


Adriaan van Wyk is the CEO of K2, a software vendor that creates and helps run business applications, including forms, workflow/business process management (BPM), data, and reports. van Wyk and his co-founders have grown K2 from a small South African start-up into a global company whose software is used by millions of people and more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies. TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic talks with van Wyk one-on-one about his leadership style and philosophy and who has inspired him along his path to success.

federal times postal news  to Software CEO Who Only Succeeded by Failing a Few Times Adriaan van Wyk is the CEO of K2 , a software vendor that creates and helps run business applications, including forms, workflow/business process management (BPM), data, and reports. van Wyk and his co-founders have grown K2 from a small South African start-up into a global company whose software is used by millions of people and more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies.   K2 today is a successful global software company that helps Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Warehousing "The relatively small but geographically extensive company Datum Alloys made its choice based on a few underlying premises: a need for multicurrency operations in conjunction with local accounting standards, high-quality analytical

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How Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times


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federal times postal news  Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. Now, project managers may be connecting elements of an ongoing enterprise with a project in order to achieve certain defined goals, or use projects in a recurring way. Discover the many benefits manufacturers can realize by adopting a management-by-project approach with project-centric ERP software. Read More

Feds Buckle Down on Customer Information Security


In an effort to improve the state of consumer privacy, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision, on January last year announced that they have put together joint guidelines to safeguard confidential customer information. The guidelines, that took effect last July, implement section 501(b) of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) initiated by the Senate Banking Committee, and passed into law on November 4, 1999. This announcement had significant implications for online banking institutions.

federal times postal news  consumer privacy,       the Federal Reserve Board ,     the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ,     the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ,     and the Office of Thrift Supervision ,   on January last year announced that they have put together joint guidelines to safeguard confidential customer information. The guidelines, that took effect last July, implement section 501(b) of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) initiated by the Senate Banking Committee, and Read More

Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times


Baan might be showing us that miracles are still possible. Will in 2001 the market witness the textbook-case of turning around the previously badly mismanaged company?

federal times postal news  Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times P.J. Jakovljevic - July 2, 2001 Event Summary In June, Baan , the resurrected global provider of enterprise business solutions, reported continued growth and profitability for the six months ended on March 31, 2001, following its acquisition by Invensys , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK. During the first three months of 2001 and its second quarter, Baan total Read More