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CMOs Thriving in the Age of Big Data
CRM analyst Raluca Druta interviews TEC’s marketing specialist.Recently, the task of selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software tools appears to

technologically competent  CMOs to become more technologically competent? I’m not sure this is a question of being technologically competent. Social and mobile technologies are designed to be easy to use for marketers as much as for anyone else. That said, marketers do need to understand the strengths and limitations of these technologies, and especially how they work together, to get the most out of them. If we’re talking about social, the technical challenge is more in figuring out what constitutes success, and how to

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IT Planning: A Corporate Mantra


Aligning IT with business objectives has long been a mantra of corporate directives. But organizations often fall short of publishing quality documents and assembling plans that meet business needs—never mind providing the necessary details to ensure thorough infrastructure planning. Don’t focus too much on technology—find out how to better manage the IT planning process and how to overcome its challenges.

technologically competent  Business Goals Alignment for technologically driven businesses is essential to competitiveness and is the primary ingredient of profitability. While Business and IT congruence is the overarching goal, well done IT plans have many ancillary benefits. IT plans motivate IT staff giving them an assurance that the organization has a direction and a rationale. These plans improve relationships between software and infrastructure personnel and improve the overall project delivery and timeliness. A well Read More

What On Earth Is Going On With SSA?


In order to avoid sinking into oblivion following its recent acquisition, System Software Associates (SSA) has recently made decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise business solutions map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies in August was one of the moves. Will the market give it a second chance?

technologically competent  are, however, recommended. Less technologically aggressive companies may be better off by staying with SSA for a while. Nevertheless, be on high alert and develop medium- to long-term alternative plans for moving to a new technology. Identifying and approaching your local SSA sales representative and asking for assurances and firm commitment to future service and support would be the best course of action at this stage. Until the new product strategy, particularly within CRM, e-business and Internet Read More

BI Hits the Road III: Two Niche Vendors Considered


As I’m writing this post, more software vendors are launching their mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions. So I’ve decided to hurry up and start talking about the vendors that are shaping the mobile BI space. In this installment of BI Hits the Road (see Part 1 and Part 2) I will describe some of the features of two specific mobile BI solutions offered by a couple of vendors: Roambi from

technologically competent  Hits the Road III: Two Niche Vendors Considered As I’m writing this post, more software vendors are launching their mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions. So I’ve decided to hurry up and start talking about the vendors that are shaping the mobile BI space. In this installment of BI Hits the Road (see Part 1 and Part 2 ) I will describe some of the features of two specific mobile BI solutions offered by a couple of vendors: Roambi from MeLLmo and Visual KPI from Transpara. They are both very com Read More

StarGarden Software


StarGarden Corporation has provided its innovative HCM solutions for over 25 years in a variety of industry contexts.The StarGarden system is a fully integrated human resource, payroll, scheduling, and time and attendance system designed from the ground up to handle the complexities found in many businesses today. The functional and integrated software allows customers to better handle compliance issues while promoting the development of employees and supporting the decision-making processes within anorganization. StarGarden is competent, caring, and innovative.

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Stalled Navision + Mixed Bag Damgaard = Satisfactory NavisionDamgaard


In February, NavisionDamgaard, a recently merger-formed Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, released its first semi-annual report. While the merger has produced satisfactory initial results, the future nevertheless bears challenges.

technologically competent  Both product lines are technologically compatible ( Microsoft -centric) and will be maintained concurrently. This should enable the Research and Development (R&D) team to gain economies of scale by building application components that can be deployed within the entire product portfolio. To that end, additional e-business and e-collaboration initiatives should be expected. The company has been developing the concept of Commerce Portals, Commerce Gateways, and enterprise-focused Role Based User Portals to Read More

SSA Acquires MAX Hoping To Leap From Its MIN


In order to return from oblivion SSA continues with more decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) was one of the moves. It has recently acquired MAX International, a move to expand its offerings into the small and medium enterprise market. Will the market witness another Baan-like resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

technologically competent  existing BPCS customers. Less technologically aggressive companies may be better off by staying with BPCS for the time being. Nevertheless, be on high alert and develop medium- to long-term alternative plans for moving to a new technology. Identifying and approaching your local SSA GT sales representative and asking for assurances and firm commitment to future service and support would be the best course of action at this stage. Until the new product strategy, particularly within CRM, e-business and Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness


By continually enhancing functional footprint while concurrently providing technologically advanced solutions, Made2Manage is determined to endure the ongoing market shakeout, although it will have to exert a fierce fight.

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"Out of Touch" ERP Vendors Means Third-party Support Is Here to Stay


In the mid-2000s there was a beginning of public discussions and a surge in market awareness about support @ maintenance (S@M) alternatives for users of enterprise applications. Companies in the market for enterprise software S@M services, like nearly every other market in the world, has responded to monopolistic-like pricing and profit margins by seeking choice. Enterprise software licensees now

technologically competent  Spinnaker, etc.? For many technologically conservative customers the value of spending potentially millions of dollars to move to ECC 6.0/ECC 7.0 might not be worth the cost/risk. What Are Other S&M Options (and Approaches)? Here’s a quote from Ton Dobbe, VP Product, UNIT4 on the S&M topic: “UNIT4’s ‘Route 66’ user independence strategy of releasing new “Milestones” for its Agresso Business World (ABW) ERP solution follows the following maintenance schedule: Every milestone is supported for Read More

What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?


Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

technologically competent  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Sof Read More

Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” While Flexing Its Muscles? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Infor’s latest acquisition of SoftBrands Inc., a company with a somewhat complicated history and lineage, and formerly called Fourth Shift and AremisSoft. The post concluded that, from a higher level overview, Infor has a good synergistic opportunity with the SoftBrands Hospitality solutions but some serious tweaking to do with the SoftBrands Manufacturing

technologically competent  sure how neglected and technologically far behind the “classic” Fourth Shift product is at this moment in order to be fully service-oriented architecture (SOA) -enabled within the Infor Open SOA framework . But the least Infor can do is to offer the “evolve” components like Infor MyDay  or Infor Business Information Services (BIS ) to legacy Fourth Shift customers. Offering Infor MyDay on top of all of its ERP assets is a great way to entice customers to use Infor’s unified user interface (UI) Read More

MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way


MAPICS’ acquisition of Frontstep is a real positive given that Frontstep had already spent ~$60 million to deliver its entire product line, which includes ERP, CRM, and SCM, on a single technology platform, a notable feat. The combined company will have solutions that have been implemented in more than 10,000 customer sites worldwide in only a handful of industries of focus. Now the work of battling Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts begins.

technologically competent  MAPICS is inheriting the technologically advanced and functionally strong product, as Frontstep has apparently recently solved a big piece of its long-plaguing predicament of developing a next generation product and of migrating its large user base. The company had long been in a conundrum of concurrently enhancing its Progress Software -based flagship SyteLine product while developing a more technologically viable and amenable product to its target market. As Microsoft-centric technology and the .NET Read More

Selecting and Keeping Warehouse Personnel


Our question is: the traditional hiring methodology does not work so why do we continue to use it with one of our most important processes in the organization? We have to change our mindset and begin by focusing more on what a person needs to do, rather than what they have.

technologically competent  and Keeping Warehouse Personnel Introduction First of all, I'd like to begin by stating that what we will discuss here today can be used for more than just warehouse personnel. And with that said, I would like to ask some basic questions: How important is hiring good people to your personal success as well as to the success of the company? Would you rank it number one or number two in overall importance? How accurate would you say the typical one-on-one employment interview is in predicting Read More

IFS Marches On, Although With a String of Losses


In August, IFS Industrial & Financial Systems, a business applications vendor with main headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q2 2000. License sales rose by 85% during the first half of 2000, with a total revenue increase of 94% during the second quarter. However, IFS reported yet another loss.

technologically competent  - a flexible and technologically superior componentized product, a comprehensive e-commerce strategy, deep vertical functionality, reputable customer service and support, and prudent acquisitions and/or alliance moves in the past. Those moves include last year's acquisition of Effective Management Systems (EMS), a supplier of both ERP and MES systems. IFS has also acquired a number of US-based system integrating firms that are now providing both sales and implementation support for the IFS Applications Read More

Where Has All the Service Gone?


For some reason, once a product moves into the retail channel, most manufacturers lose control. The retailer abdicates responsibility. When faced with a problem, the consumer is alone! What happened to the lifetime value of the customer? This article examines the lapses and promises in providing service to the end customer.

technologically competent  Has All the Service Gone? Introduction (Optional verse to accompany this—with apologies to Where Have All the Flowers Gone? ) Where has all the Service gone? Gone to outsource, everyone ... When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Where have all the Customers gone? Gone ballistic, every one!! When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Recent presidential debates included predictable topics. More relevant than political rhetoric is voter perception of what this means to them Read More