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Mindjet and Spigit to Merge Their Innovation Wares
My recent blog post discussed the increasing need for enterprise innovation management (EIM) software covering all of the innovation lifecycle stages, from

healthcare partners california  brands) in the retail, healthcare, financial, technology, government, insurance, utilities, and pharmaceutical industries use Spigit. Also based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Spigit offers the following products: Spigit Engage is an enterprise platform for building internal employee innovation communities or external communities with customers and partners. There are integrations of Spigit Engage for SharePoint, Yammer, Jive, and Salesforce Chatter . Additionally, ideas can be shared using popular

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Case Study: VAI Implements E-commerce Solution for Hearing Aid Provider


For hearing aid manufacturers, it’s vital to be able to design a quality product and deliver it quickly. When Widex decided to enhance its e-commerce capabilities to improve customer service and expedite orders, it knew that integrating a robust e-business application into its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was the key to a successful launch. Find out why it took only five months to implement.

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Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not Your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 1


I often wonder how well-known is the fact that the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)-based Sage Group, Plc (LSE: SGE) is a leading global provider of business management software and services to over 6.3 million small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. After over 25 years in existence and with 13,400 employees worldwide, Sage reported US$2.24 billion in revenue in 2010, and the

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

From a business requirements perspective, the defining characteristic of wholesale and distribution (W&D) organizations is that they operate as intermediate agents between manufacturers and retailers. Their top business needs thus focus on requirements for:

  • processing high volumes of transactions,
  • maintaining constant communication between upstream and downstream collaborators (manufacturers and retailers/customers, respectively), and
  • managing products for multiple competitors within the same warehouse or distribution center

In this guide we will explore considerations for W&D organizations that are considering adoption of the SaaS delivery model, and examine the particular business issues that arise from this change.Specifically, we will address the following considerations:

  • the differences between SaaS and on-premise delivery models
  • SaaS architectures
  • SaaS pros, cons, and other considerations
  • selection criteria for SaaS-based applications
  • viable wholesale and distribution SaaS vendors

Later in this guide, we’ll provide examples of SaaS delivery model success stories, as well as a SaaS IT directory, segmented according to business area.


Table of Contents


Preface

Software as a Service: A Buyer’s Guide


Spotlight on Adaptability and Agility

Thought Leadership from SAP
SAP’s Perspective on Software as a Service

SAP Case Study
Johnson Products Capitalizing on New Sales after 30-day SAP Deployment


Spotlight on Manufacturing and Distribution

Thought Leadership from Epicor
SaaS ERP for Small Manufacturers and Distributors

TECSYS Case Study
LifeScience Logistics Achieves 99.97% Inventory Accuracy with TECYS’ EliteSeries for Healthcare


Spotlight on Growing Your Company with SaaS

Thought Leadership from NetSuite
The Benefits of a Business Management Software Suite for High-growth and Midsized Businesses: Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications

NetSuite Case Study
Woodworking Machinery Maker Cuts Costs, Grows Efficiency with NetSuite

NetSuite Case Study
NetSuite Helps Manufacturer Take Advantage of Fast Market Growth


Spotlight on Distribution Centers

Thought Leadership from Bond International Software
Cloud Computing for Your Distribution Workforce

IBS Case Study
Konaflex Focuses on its Core Business with IBS Distribution Management Software


Vendor Directory


Download the full copy of the TEC 2010 SaaS Buyer’s Guide for wholesale and distribution.



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What Are the Differences between the SaaS and On-premise Delivery Models?



Defining the on-premise delivery model is relatively straightforward:

  • The software is acquired by the customer up-front.
  • The software is installed, deployed, managed, and maintained at the customer’s site, generally with a great degree of involvement by the customer.
  • The customer provides the in-house infrastructure (e.g., servers, hardware, networks) to support the software.


Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:

  • The software vendor provides customers with access to the software via the Internet.
  • The customer pays for this service on a subscription basis (normally per user, per month, or per number of transactions).
  • The vendor is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and software support, as well as the supporting infrastructure.

The major difference between the on-premise and SaaS delivery model lies in the ownership of the software. In the on-premise model, once the software is purchased, the customer owns it. In the SaaS delivery model, the software is not owned by the customer: it is provided to the customer in the same manner as any other service.


Download the full copy of the TEC 2010 SaaS Buyer’s Guide for wholesale and distribution.

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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part One: Event Summary and Market Impact


Although its service-oriented architecture-based platform and enterprise solutions will not likely be "all things to all people" any time soon, Oracle might be showing its ability to further develop its own enterprise infrastructure and applications via a blitz acquisition of a Collaxa, a small and focused vendor, despite its unwavering appetite for direct, large competitors.

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Kronos Improves its Healthcare Acuity via the OptiLink Buy


My recent in-depth report from the KronosWorks 2011 conference entitled KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management asserted that vertically-oriented tuck-in acquisitions were likely in store for Kronos in 2012. Lo and behold, in mid-January 2012, Kronos announced that it has acquired the assets of OptiLink from The Advisory Board Company in an undisclosed cash transaction

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Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

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IBM and Partners Load the Guns in Europe


IBM has launched a service provider initiative in Europe, a move that underlines the growing trend to 'coopetition' behavior among service providers and technology partners; however, it will be on a scale much vaster than the one-on-one relationships that have been the vogue for the past couple of years. The implications of a partnership between a legacy giant and emerging new players are worldwide.

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Enterprise Mobility in Life Sciences: Responding to Change and Transforming Healthcare Delivery


Life sciences enterprises are undergoing tremendous change on a number of fronts. Healthcare-related organizations involved in the life sciences industry are challenged more than ever with providing and ensuring continuous and effective supply and delivery of services, drugs, and equipment, and improving the quality of patient care. See how mobile technologies can help life sciences companies address today's trends and tomorrow’s challenges.

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Data as a Service: Accelerating Application Projects for Healthcare Payers


Data truly is the lifeblood of any healthcare organization. By its very nature, healthcare data is complex. This complexity is made that much more challenging because healthcare data is fragmented across multiple, disparate systems in numerous structured and unstructured formats.

This paper examines how data as a service (DaaS) can make data more accessible to application development teams, accelerate release cycles, and reduce costs by virtualizing application environments.

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Young & Partners nv


ounded in 1999, Young & Partners has always been focusing on the development of Back Office solutions for Logistic Service Providers (LSP). The Base for this development was Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision). This offers us and our customers the big advantage of an extensive standard functionality, combined with a flexible development environment. Employees with a history in logistic companies on one side, our many years' experience in software development on the other side has resulted in Young & Partners becoming the one-stop-shop for every Logistic Service Provider looking to automate their back office. As a market leader in integrated solutions for the logistic sector we offer companywide implementations for every kind of logistics. Besides standard road transport, NaviTrans also offers extended functionality for multi-modal transport, Public Warehousing, multi-depot, forwarding, etc. Country borders being of minor importance for logistics companies, Young & Partners offers its solutions to (future) customers on an international level through a network of certified resellers with local support.

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