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SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?
Announced over two years ago, SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is geared toward the supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head

apo  relevance of functionality within APO to their association with the Supply Chain Customer Advisory Council, a group of companies who co-develop requirements and provide ongoing feedback to SAP's development team. Now, with a massive 190 pilot installations underway in North America, Europe, and Asia, SAP is pushing furiously to complete development on the core functionality of APO. Table 1 Markets Converge: SCM Acquisitions by Some Leading ERP Vendors Vendor Acquisition Date Approx. Deal Size Baan Co. N.V Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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SAP Highlights Supply Chain Management Tools
At last week's eBusiness Conference & Expo, SAP AG updated attendees on its supply chain management application, Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO).

apo  to win acceptance for APO amid the multitude of other supply chain offerings flooding the market. The number one ERP vendor has expanded its test sites to comprise more than 350 separate installations, a number that rivals the customer base of best-of-breed SCM vendor Logility. Its flood of APO applications parallels the deluge of press articles that filled news wires for two years prior to the beta release. SAP is able to maintain the intense campaign by virtue of its strong market position and wealth of Read More...
Brain of Supply Chain System
Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software

apo  (APO). In fact, an APO tool enables the business to gear all its activities in tandem with the customer requirements. Several notable benefits come from an optimization tool. It enables businesses to know how and when to fulfill orders and forecasts to get the best efficiency. It makes a business flexible and helps attain the best optimization of material resources. Ultimately, optimization results in massive savings in operation costs, while at the same time, improves customer services levels and can eli Read More...
SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2
On February 25 in Waltham, Massachusetts, SAP proclaimed itself the number two vendor of supply chain management solutions. Many in the room were openly

apo  progress review of its APO (Advanced Planner & Optimizer) application worldwide rollout. Joining SAP were representatives from two members of its client base, Dow Corning and Colgate-Palmolive. Their overviews highlighted ongoing R/3 and APO implementations and focused on laying the groundwork for additional APO installations within their enterprises. Claus Heinrich, Executive Board Member, SAP, provided the keynote speech for the audience of 30 or so analysts and journalists. Though Heinrich spoke with e Read More...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

apo  part of the SAP APO name, and why then did SAP introduce a separate SCRM solution? It seems we may be talking about different kinds of optimization. Maybe in certain situations it's more appropriate to use one kind of optimization versus the other. Optimization Explained (in SAP Lingo) SAP apparently draws a distinction between Capital-O Optimization and so-called heuristic Search optimization (i.e., searching for the best alternative amidst multiple possible options). Capital-O Optimization in APS Read More...
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apo  With offices worldwide, TechTarget provides technology consulting and information, including a network of more than 100 websites. Content TechTarget publishes includes white papers, webcasts, and virtual events. Read More...
Author Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all)
Editors' Picks: Vendors submit. We review. ... white papers from whitepapers.technologyevaluation.com.White paper: Why One Number Is Not EnoughEditor A (the

apo  Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all) Editors' Picks: Vendors submit. We review. ... white papers from whitepapers.technologyevaluation.com . White paper: Why One Number Is Not Enough Editor A (the nominally genial one) This one caught my eye as it crossed our desks a while ago. “What number?” I asked. “A hundred? One? Pi? Do tell me more.” It turns out that the one number in question represents a customer’s “willingness to recommend.” Not the sexiest of key Read More...
TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems
South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the

apo  Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems Environmentally conscious water district adopts TEC’s impartial methodology for business process modeling Montreal, QC, January 18, 2010 – South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the common problems utilities companies face Read More...
Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes
White papers offer no shortage of advice about what best practices can lead to enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation success. But equally important

apo  Common ERP Implementation Mistakes With IFS Implementation, you gain the maximum value for each solution you install based on IFS Applications. With pre-packaged, best practice accelerators from your industry, your new solution is up and running – on-time and on-budget. Using IFS Navigator, you maintain transparent visibility and control over your project. Source: IFS Resources Related to Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) Implementation (Wikipe Read More...
Rapid Implementation Methodology
It's a sad but well-known fact that many software implementation projects run out of time and money. Certain crucial activities tend to have striking effects on

apo  Implementation Methodology CDC Supply Chain software solutions are specifically architected for multi-enterprise, multi-channel, multi-language, and multi-currency order environments. We support end-to-end processes for distribution companies, from customer collaboration and eCommerce to global inventory management and supply-chain execution, all united by our Collaborative Services Framework for process integration and user interaction. Source: CDC Software Resources Related to Rapid Read More...
Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management
This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all

apo  Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management Plateau delivers a best-of-breed talent management solution with deep functionality for learning management, performance management, compensation management and career and succession planning. This allows organizations to take a unified approach to develop, manage, reward and optimize their talent. Superior best-in-class talent management solutions can be deployed individually or together, enabling current and prospective customer to future Read More...
The Need for Vulnerability Management
New network vulnerabilities appear every day due to flaws in software, faulty configuration, and human error. Detecting, removing, and controlling

apo  Need for Vulnerability Management The Need for Vulnerability Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Qualys® is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in France, Germany, the U.K., Japan and Hong Kong, and has partners worldwide. Source : Qualys Resources Related to Vulnerability Management : Network Security (Wikipedia) The Need for Vulnerability Management Vulnerability Management is also Read More...
Retail TouchPoints
Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation.

apo  TouchPoints Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation. Read More...
A SaaS Primer
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can be a strategic advantage to businesses, letting companies avoid costly hardware, software licenses, and complex

apo  SaaS Primer Plex Online utilizes the software as a service (SaaS) model to deliver full-blown manufacturing ERP software functions in an on-demand model. Plex online is a web-based ERP solution, requiring only a web browser to access all of the analysis and management functions of a full-featured manufacturing ERP system, designed to meet the requirements of all departments within a quality-driven manufacturer, shop floor to top floor. No hardware or software installations are required. Source: Plex Read More...
ERP Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector
In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select

apo  Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness. Read More...

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