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CDC Software Wins at the Pivotal Auction. Now What? Part One: Event Summary
While Pivotal might have temporarily mitigated its protracted troubles by having the privilege to choose between three potential suitors, the time for some

special event proposal  Pivotal announced that its Special Committee of the Board of Directors recommended that the board not support the proposal of Onyx Software Corporation. Onyx delivered its proposal to the Board and the Special Committee on November 12, just four business days prior to the meeting of Pivotal security holders to approve the Oak/Talisma transaction. In reaching its recommendation, the Special Committee, with the assistance of its financial and legal advisors, considered a variety of factors relating to

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Logistics.com Might Prove An Internet Success Story After All- Part 2: Market Impact


By being able to address the needs of all stakeholders across the board from shipper to transport provider, and with the marketplace/private trading exchange (PTX) tool in the middle, Logistics.com can connect trading partners at various levels.

special event proposal  and then using a special Web interface to simultaneously offer the shipment to multiple preferred transport providers. Within a matter of minutes, it collects transport providers' responses and determines the best carrier for each shipment, securing capacity at contracted rates. Finally, it can award the shipment to the transport providers using the customer's transportation execution system. The costs can be driven down for shippers as they can bid on an holistic basis instead on simply bidding a single Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and "supplier relationship management (SRM)" monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small

special event proposal  These features could be special qualities or factors that could drive the selection of a buyer or seller by means other than price alone. Some examples of attributes are proximity of manufacturer, lead time , color, ISO compliance, delivery speed, options, manufacturing and engineering tolerances , etc. What this kind of sourcing auction does, in effect, is give the event owner a way to ask questions of bidders and have those answers electronically and impartially evaluated. A  batch event is one in Read More

Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour'


By fine-tuning its flagship VISUAL Enterprise suite to better serve specific ‘to order’ manufacturing and distribution vertical markets, while concurrently prudently expanding into some adjacent prosperous markets, Lilly Software remains set for the ensuing mid-market race.

special event proposal  to establish and support Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within its customer community. The SIGs should help Lilly Software to better capture the specific business requirements of vertical industries, particularly in the areas of automotive, A&D, and biomedical. The company has a variety of users within these industries and it is prepared to win more customers through the activities of these groups and the release of several new products. To facilitate the initiation of the SIGs, Lilly Software featured Read More

EAI - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications


When companies create or change trading relationships or when they swap out business application systems, information systems professionals are required to build application system interfaces and alter transaction processing models. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Tools have matured nicely and continue to evolve making the job not only more simple but actually offering a preferred alternative to code-data-level integration alternatives. Selection of EAI tools must be based on technical capabilities that support the entire life-cycle of usage.

special event proposal  Systems, Relational Data Bases, Special File Structures) that will be interconnected. Trading partners that will be interconnected including their interconnection requirements. Monitoring systems (Hewlett Packard's Openview, Computer Associates' TNG) that will be employed. Performance measurement and management processes and reporting. Event monitoring, response and escalation Establish capacity, performance and availability requirements for the system that will be built using the technology. Define an Read More

The 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP: Observations - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the 11th Vendor ShootoutTM for ERP event, which took place in Boston in mid-August 2011. I was able to experience this co-opetitive gathering of eight solution providers and several dozen end users seeking new solutions first-hand as a neutral (and yet very active) observer (for the inner workings of the event, see my article Demystifying

special event proposal  on-demand system will perform, especially when the company reaches thousands of tenants (each at a large enterprise license level). abas-USA: The Event’s “Dark Horse” (and Moral Winner)? Having only heard of and never really seen the abas ERP product, I can unequivocally say that this product’s demo was the biggest revelation and most pleasant surprise to me. This sentiment was shared by a number of attendees, which makes abas-USA a certain beneficiary from the event, at least to get better known Read More

TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto


According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software.

special event proposal  Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto Montreal, May 29, 2006 MONTREAL - May 29, 2006 - According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex Read More

Microsoft Analyst Event Part One: What’s New for Fall 2012


The traditional Microsoft Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2012 started with a tour of the flagship Microsoft Store in an opulent mall in Bellevue, WA, where Windows 8 and Surface were all the rage. Windows 8 is about the following three features: Performing tasks with fewer clicks -- the “tiles” (formerly called the “Metro” look-and-feel) are updated in real time, whereas on, say,

special event proposal  Analyst Event Part One: What’s New for Fall 2012 The traditional Microsoft Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2012 started with a tour of the flagship Microsoft Store in an opulent mall in Bellevue, WA, where Windows 8 and Surface were all the rage. Windows 8 is about the following three features: Performing tasks with fewer clicks -- the “tiles” (formerly called the “Metro” look-and-feel) are updated in real time, whereas on, say, the Apple iPad one must invoke one app at a time for Read More

Fujitsu Poised to (Inter)Stage Glovia's Comeback Part One: Event Summary


Glovia continues to provide astute solutions for manufacturers and service companies well beyond core ERP. Although, bundled with Fujitsu's Interstage infrastructure platform, low brand recognition outside Japan and nascent channel and traction for multiple products within the Fujitsu products' family will remain hurdles it must surmount. However, through a new partnership with Fujitsu Software Corporation and the backing of a resplendent and committed company, Fujitsu Limited, Glovia is now poised for a noticeable return.

special event proposal  Poised to (Inter)Stage Glovia's Comeback Part One: Event Summary Event Summary Glovia International whose capabilities seem to be far greater than its recognition in the global enterprise applications market (largely due to a number of ownership and name changes throughout its history) seems to have finally gotten its ducks in a row, and is now poised for a noticeable return, backed up by a resplendent and committed parent company. In October 2003, a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part One: Event Summary


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, like many of the application suites that have come before it, are a collection of different offerings that serve a common theme and contribute to overlapping value propositions. Like previous application suites, there is strategic value in approaching PLM as a set of inter-related requirements as opposed to just a collection of function-specific requirements. This is a report on the observations from the 2003 Product Development Manager’s Association (PDMA) Conference.

special event proposal  providers that handle very specialized areas within PLM. Each of these vendors highlighted how their particular solution contributed to the overlapping value propositions that are associated with PLM. SAP , for example, presented a new collaborative application for NPDI in addition to their mySAP PLM solution. The new application, known as SAP xPD, was developed to streamline the process of designing and developing consumer products. Another large ERP vendor, Oracle , used the event to communicate the Read More

Microsoft Analyst Event Part Three: What Else Can Dynamics Do, and What’s Next?


Microsoft recently held its annual Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) in Redmond, Washington, where news about the company’s Windows 8 platform (see Part One of this blog series) and Microsoft Dynamics products (see Part Two of this blog series) was released. Among the demos and tours was info on some of the lesser-known data platforms and business intelligence (BI) capabilities for Microsoft

special event proposal  not need to buy specialized hardware or software and will be able to easily migrate existing applications to benefit from those performance gains. Also announced was the next version of SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW ), Microsoft’s enterprise-class appliance, which will be available in the first half of 2013. SQL Server 2012 PDW will include a new data processing engine called PolyBase , which should enable queries across relational data and non-relational Apache Hadoop data to Read More

Event - Driven Optimization: A New Model for Supply Chain Execution in the Retail Industry


As retailers strive to reduce inventories and manage working capital more effectively, they need to streamline processes throughout the supply chain to provide goods when needed and to maintain their tight margins. Learn how event-driven optimization (EDO) can overcome unexpected disruptions to the flow of goods.

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ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary


Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific functionality with the flexibility to accommodate each company's unique processes goes a long way toward improving the functional fit and the speed of implementation.

special event proposal  the Big Five. These specialists, boutique or niche vendors (whereby neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having in-depth product functions and intimate knowledge of their market place or by offering services (content or location wise) not available from the Big Five or large independent service providers. Example of these markets can be industrial (e.g., fresh meats, dentist offices, machine tools manufacturers, etc.) or regional (e.g., Chicago, New Orleans, Columbus, Read More

Rewrite or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part One: Event Summary


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface (UI)/presentation, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to endure, whether it will scale to a large number of users, and whether it will be able to incorporate emerging technologies, all in order to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

special event proposal  or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part One: Event Summary Event Summary There is a small group of vendors with brave and fresh ideas, which are by no means the prerogative of the biggest and the richest. This group has chosen to rewrite their applications on a new, possibly future-proof application framework. The intent of these visionary vendors is to address the ever increasing market awareness of the following facts: That almost every business changes and that software must change with the business Read More

An Executive’s Guide to Event Log Management Strategy


Archiving and logging standards place a great burden on network security professionals and IT administrators. When your routers, firewalls, and other devices are added to multiple servers, the volume of data that must be kept accessible can be tremendous. Learn more about event log standards and challenges, and how to implement a tool that can improve troubleshooting and diagnosis of incoming—and in-house—security issues.

special event proposal  Executive’s Guide to Event Log Management Strategy Archiving and logging standards place a great burden on network security professionals and IT administrators. When your routers, firewalls, and other devices are added to multiple servers, the volume of data that must be kept accessible can be tremendous. Learn more about event log standards and challenges, and how to implement a tool that can improve troubleshooting and diagnosis of incoming—and in-house—security issues. Read More