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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies and by Revionics’ recent (and

analysts forecast accuracy scm  both prospective customers and analysts. Other Pricing Vendors’ Voices Given JDA’s noise of late, I’ve offered other pricing vendors a fair chance to (dis)agree with JDA’s assertions, and perhaps add more to the discussion about the next-generation pricing optimization solutions. The first one to react was Revionics (the name is the combination of the words “revenue” and “bionics”),  briefly featured in my 2008 blog series on pricing in a down economy . Revionics is a privately held Read More

The Flagship Enterprise Incentive Management Offering


The idea behind the Callidus TrueComp's initial design was for it to be sophisticated enough to tackle and manage the most complex and variable compensation plans, and yet simple enough to administer without heavy reliance on information technology (IT) resources.

analysts forecast accuracy scm  does not require compensation analysts to have coding or scripting skills. The original TrueComp application was initially shipped in the second quarter of 1999, and to date has accounted for a substantial majority of Callidus''s revenue. In late 2005, Callidus introduced TrueComp Enterprise 5.0 , which included, for the first time, enhanced modeling capabilities, quota management features and guides, and a new, simplified interface for compensation administration. With TrueComp''s new modeling Read More

ChainLink Research Releases New Demand Management Report


Have you thought about the fact that the math you are using for your forecasting process was developed in the 19th century? ChainLink did.

analysts forecast accuracy scm  offerings supplied by ChainLink analysts, including expanded vendor listings, and detailed, vetted criteria on the leading solutions in the demand management field ( http://scm.technologyevaluation.com/ ). When businesses are in the market for software systems that provide forecasting, marketing, merchandising, simulating, and planning support, they can find vendors in TEC''s Demand Management knowledge base, offering solutions focused on these requirements. Ann Grackin and ChainLink''s research team have Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)




analysts forecast accuracy scm  all sports experts and analysts. After all, this “Moneyball” tool has been largely credited with Red Sox’ two Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series in the past decade. The 2011 Red Sox were touted by many experts as the best team ever and a sure 2011 World Series finalist by some really renowned baseball connoisseurs at ESPN and elsewhere. In SCM lingo, there was a “forecast consensus” of a sort prior to April 2011 that worked well until the end of August 2011. So, what on earth happened in Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact


The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. The combined vendors should now a have solid foothold against SAP and Oracle, particularly because one better-performing side could, if necessary, cover up for the underachieving one.

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TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software


This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these characteristics: collaborative capabilities, cloud deployment, analytics, adaptive solutions, and in-memory computing.

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Vendors, Treat Your Analysts Right


Vendors need to understand the importance of not only developing a strategy, but also communicating it effectively. Learn how to better communicate with technology industry analysts. Here are some simple do’s and don’ts.

analysts forecast accuracy scm  Treat Your Analysts Right Every company faces the same challenges with their go-to-market strategies: identifying an unmet (or poorly met) need and providing a product or service that fills the gap. You need to address the 4 Ps—price, product, promotion, and place. For tech companies, part of the promotion phase needs to involve leveraging the industry influencers, including technology industry analysts, who are speaking largely to the buyer community. Vendors need to understand the importance Read More

Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact


Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.

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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: J.D. Edwards


J.D. Edwards believes in the possibilities (both in terms of technology and sell-ability) of Collaborative Commerce. How far have they gotten in that vision? Are they a good bet if you also have visions of C-Commerce dancing in your head?

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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle


There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and inter-application messaging protocols, or find a one-stop-shop with all the software, functionality, and interoperability one could ever ask for. Oracle insists the latter is the best way, and it is their way. But is it best for Collaborative-Commerce? Is their vision of C-Commerce and interoperability yours as well?

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TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management (SCM) Market Survey Report


This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a supply chain management (SCM) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 1,400 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for SCM solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.

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Simple SCM Document Exchange


Abrica.net is a "software-as-service" collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply "print" it to the Abrica printer.

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TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at the trends that will shape the retail supply chain in 2015 in this two-part series based on discussions with JDA Software, Manhattan Associates, E2open, Logility, and other notable SCM software players over the past few months.

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