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Selecting an ERP Solution: a Guide
Looking for the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) package for your small to medium business (SMB) can be a daunting task. A fair amount of information is

negotiating a short sale  about site visits and negotiating the best price with the vendors? That comes after you make a decision, but before you sign a contract. There is a big difference between the two, and many companies mistakenly lump them together. You have all the information you need to make a decision on which solution you feel would work best in your company. During this entire process, the focus has been on your business needs, and how the proposed solutions will address those needs. You have also observed how

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Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues


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negotiating a short sale  act as commodity brokers, negotiating annual supply contracts for major retail chains for a range of food products. Often, these are own label or private label products that are sourced from several different growers or food processors around the world to guarantee a year-round supply. Brands play a major role in the food industry. Stores count on brands to help promote their stores, and feel comfortably certain that consumers prefer branded products to unknown products. Grocery stores will Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


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negotiating a short sale  announcement can give you negotiating leverage over the other vendors. Note, though, that adopting this kind of pricing from a vendor is not without its downside. Its natural result is to lead companies to reduce the number of vendors they deal with. Trying a new vendor, or maintaining a low duty-cycle relationship with one, will be hard to justify when you have to pay the same fees as you do to work with your closest partners. This result would be bad for smaller businesses and bad for corporate Read More

PowerCerv Finally Overpowered By The '02 Hurricane Season Part 2: Strengths and User Recommendations


Although ASA seems to have obtained an intriguing complementary product offering and a modest client base for almost next-to-nothing cost, it has to quickly articulate a clear and assuring message to the market that it can and will execute a strategy for enhancing PowerCerv product lines for a foreseeable future.

negotiating a short sale  to your benefit. Consider negotiating a pilot or trial period at no cost to you. Moreover, leverage the PowerCerv opportunity to negotiate a lower price with its competitors. If ASA is willing to provide its solution at a low cost, use that information with other vendors. Savvy CIOs may end up with a sound business case that enables them to reap the upside benefits of these sweet deals, while protecting the downside with a sound risk management plan that includes backup and a fallback strategy. Still, Read More

Maximizing the Value of an M&A!


Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages.

negotiating a short sale  the Value of an M&A! Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages. Read More

A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey


As organizations prepare for a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation, they often don't understand the preliminary work necessary to begin the project. The importance of a site survey can influence the success or failure of an RFID project.

negotiating a short sale  How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey A best practice approach to a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation suggests that, as a preparatory task, a site survey be completed beforehand. A site survey will identify issues and hurdles to an RFID implementation, and suggest helpful, industry-proven techniques to solve these problems. The equipment, connection procedures, and methodology, as well as a list of tips for completing a site survey, are explored in this second Read More

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Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a business application provider for the low-end of the market. Will this move alienate Microsoft from a slew of other partners competing in the same space, even as the rumors of yet another antitrust legal action abound?

negotiating a short sale  And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage P.J. Jakovljevic - January 16, 2001 Event Summary On December 21, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the world's largest software provider, announced it reached an agreement to acquire Great Plains Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPSI), a leading supplier of mid-market business applications. The acquisition should create new opportunities for Microsoft and Great Read More

It’s a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway


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5 Simple Steps to Choosing a BRMS for a Loan Origination System


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negotiating a short sale  Simple Steps to Choosing a BRMS for a Loan Origination System Today, 70 to 80 percent of costs for processing loan applications are people-related. From a mortgage company’s perspective, this results in increased costs and decreased revenues. With ever-changing loan products, enterprises are forced to build or buy new loan origination systems periodically. And to meet these challenges, they’re choosing technology that focuses on solving business problems, not technical problems. Read More

ERP: A Layman’s Guide


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negotiating a short sale  A Layman’s Guide Every enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation comes with risks. But a seven-figure price tag and a painful multiyear deployment don’t have to be part of the package. This layman’s guide to ERP discusses how various industries, trends, challenges, and new tools are reshaping the ERP landscape. By developing an in-depth understanding of the technology, its benefits, and its risks, every organization can achieve ERP success. Read More

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negotiating a short sale  to Build a Business Case for Lighthouse System’s Shopfloor-Online Making a robust business case to convince management how a software solution can make a valuable contribution to your business isn’t easy. To build a successful case, you need a set of practical examples of what the software does and the benefits it can provide. Examine the strategies and problems associated with achieving your manufacturing objectives, and what the Lighthouse Systems’ solution can do to address them. Read More