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Are Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Art of Reading White Papers)
If you're researching a software selection project, you need to take full advantage of the white papers available to you. Find out about the top 10 white paper

wedding vendors  like rice at a wedding, it hurts when you get it in your eyes. Why you should point and laugh Technology alone won't generate a competitive advantage. That's your job. If a new enterprise system can help, great. But there's no such thing as a magic bullet. #9: full-featured How vendors use it A full-featured software application is, well, full of features, right? Isn't that like a real estate agent trying to sell you a full-roofed house? No. See below. When you should run for cover It's conceivable that

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SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

wedding vendors  along with recently renewed wedding vows with Commerce One speak in that regard. Possibly tarnishing this image, though, could be SAP's very recent decision to end the reselling agreement with Nortel's Clarify call center product for the missing pieces of its CRM solution. It only exemplifies how fragile partnerships in the market can be, and it leaves the existing customers confused and disconcerted. Prospective customers face the following choices: go for a currently inferior arrangement, wait for Read More

What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


The retail experience is no longer limited to the showroom due to mobile and Web sales, social media, and complex pricing, among other considerations. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how Microsoft’s recently released end-to-end retail solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, with new point of sale and multi-channel management capabilities can help retailers run their entire business.

wedding vendors  specialty retailers (e.g., for wedding registries). Partners might also offer more horizontal capabilities that Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail doesn’t address out of the box, such as in the following realms: Planning and forecast optimization by JustEnough Software E-commerce by Keyora Advanced client-telling (customer history-based analytics) for CRM by 3Cinteractive (3Ci) In a recent press release by Microsoft describing the ongoing investment in Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, Accenture Read More

Are ERP Software Vendors Messing with Your Head? (The Fine Art of Interpreting White Papers)


(Scroll down for my list of Top 10 ERP White Paper Buzzwords!) I first published a version of this post a few years ago. Sad to say, not much has changed since then… Imagine that you're at the research stage of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection process. You're looking to get a handle on the scope of the project, and an idea of potential solutions and approaches

wedding vendors  like rice at a wedding, it hurts when you get it in your eyes. Why you should point and laugh Technology alone won't generate a competitive advantage. That's your job. If a new enterprise system can help, great. But there's no such thing as a magic bullet. ERP Buzzword #9: full-featured How vendors use it A full-featured software application is, well, full of features, right? Isn't that like a real estate agent trying to sell you a full-roofed house? No. See below. Why you should run for cover It's Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

wedding vendors  along with recently reinforced wedding vows with Commerce One speak in that regard, while the portals OEM alliances with its fierce enemies might have left some speechless. We believe the alliance with IBM has a true mutual potential. Training thousands of IBM consultants on the mySAP.com suite should tremendously speed up its adoption. Since SAP's most recent focus is on new sexy application areas such as CRM, PLM and SCM, it needs plausible implementation partners to succeed, and it is difficult to Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

wedding vendors  ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond Part 3: Rating The Vendors P.J. Jakovljevic - October 9, 2001 Executive Summary  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated software solutions have become synonymous with competitiveness, particularly throughout the 1990's. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human Read More

Enterprise Financial Application Software: How Some of the Big ERP Vendors Stack Up


Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to supply a cost effective solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an organization. In this case study from a recent selection engagement for a large series book publisher, we size up Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Lawson in terms of corporate viability, vision, product functionality, technology, and cost.

wedding vendors  Financial Application Software: How Some of the Big ERP Vendors Stack Up Enterprise Financial Application Software: How Some of the Big ERP Vendors Stack Up S. McVey - December 25, 2001 Overview The subject of this case study is a large series and single-title book publisher that needed to replace a decade-old, highly customized financials system. Though accounting personnel had grown adept at using the existing system, it was clearly unable to keep pace with the client's evolving business model Read More

ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors


Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc. The

wedding vendors  Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc. The typical ETO organization reflects a unique style of Read More

Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge


In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based global trade and logistics platform for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. TradeCard provides a cloud platform for managing sourcing, logistics, and finance on a single system. TradeCard, founded in 1999

wedding vendors  Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based global trade and logistics platform for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. TradeCard provides a cloud platform for managing sourcing, logistics, and finance on a single system. TradeCard, founded in 1999, by Kurt Cavano , likes to boast of its 10,000 organizations and 45,000 Read More

How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Part 2: Results


This is part two of a case study from a recent selection engagement for an ETO mid-size manufacturer; we assess Oracle, J.D. Edwards, SAP, and IFS in terms of their ability to demonstrate alleged functionality of their products.

wedding vendors  Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Part 2: Results How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts And All Overview  The subject of this case study is the synopsis of a crucial step within every software selection process - finalist vendors' scripted scenarios software demonstrations; this particular series of events took place in February/March 2001. The importance of this milestone in any software selection undertaking has been widely publicized (for more information, see An Overview of the Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some

wedding vendors  vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of  software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing  adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some concrete examples of vendors and their new strategies and solutio Read More

Working with Smaller ERP Vendors: The Pros and the Cons


During briefings with small ERP vendors, I often hear the argument that they are more flexible and can better respond to their customers’ needs than larger vendors. The ultimate example: “You can even talk to the CEO if you need to.” But would you want to? Bypassing the usual workflows and calling the CEO (this actually really happens) may not be a recipe for the best technical support ever.

wedding vendors  with Smaller ERP Vendors: The Pros and the Cons During briefings with small ERP vendors, I often hear the argument that they are more flexible and can better respond to their customers’ needs than larger vendors. The ultimate example: “You can even talk to the CEO if you need to.” But would you want to? Bypassing the usual workflows and calling the CEO (this actually really happens) may not be a recipe for the best technical support ever. Besides, from my experience working with and for small Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


When all enterprise vendors go for ERP and like solutions to help improve the business of small, midsize, and large aerospace and defense (A&D); engineer-to-order (ETO); contract manufacturing; maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); and like project-oriented manufacturing companies they may face the need to meet government contract requirements.

wedding vendors  Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts Event Summary In the market for application software there is a large number of small, highly focused vendors. The business model for these vendors focuses on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be met with more generic products. These specialists, boutique, or niche vendors (neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having Read More

CIO Horror Stories and What They Mean For Vendors


Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye as illustrated in the following horror stories about how customers have been treated by vendors. The vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed these companies away.

wedding vendors  Horror Stories and What They Mean For Vendors Introduction Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye. This article illustrates three cases where vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed the companies away. With each horror story, we are certain that the vendors in question have a very different story; however, it would be wise of vendors to examine the practices that drove the business away. The role of management is to see that rules are followed, but also to understand the need for Read More

Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

wedding vendors  Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. Overview Like most Associate Professors, Dr. Daniel Berleant has to apply for funding to support his research and graduate students. So he writes proposals. Naturally he wins some and he loses some. Being a scientist, after all, he wondered whether there were factors beyond the content of the proposals that affected the chances of success. So he did a study, which was published in the Communications of the ACM , a leading professional journal. Read More