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QAD Ruling the Chinese Automotive ERP Market
QAD, a provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage

automotive market  Ruling the Chinese Automotive ERP Market QAD , a provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies specializing in automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial, and life sciences products,  recently announced that the Automotive Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications has greater market share in China than any other ERP solution, according to the IDC report “China Automotive Industry IT Solutions 2012–2016 Forecast and Analysis . Of the top five

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Three: Made2Manage Market Impact and User Recommendations


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automotive market  dairy producers, Tier 2/3 automotive suppliers, etc. Some of these thriving Boutique Vendors will actually be conglomerates of smaller divisions or vendors with a common owner. These might even be a current mid-range vendor who specializes in a series of smaller markets or even a sub-segment of a Big Five vendor. This note deals with two notable acquisitions involving smaller vendors: Agilisys International's acquisition of Future Three Software, Inc. Made2Manage Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MTMS) agreement to Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete automotive manufacturing (which it has recently started with BRAIN) and solid SCE product modules that it might embed into its own SCM suite and possibly cross-sell into many industries (yet to be scrutinized, though).

automotive market  in most of the automotive supplier markets in Europe and the No. 3 in the US, whose position is likely to be improved with the Future Three addition. Indeed, consolidation in every maturing market segment creates a need for every contestant to become one of the Top 3 players, and Agilisys Automotive seems poised to be one of the future three' leaders in the automotive suppliers segment. As for Agilisys as a whole, this acquisition should create a notable combined entity with annual profitable revenues Read More

SAP for Automotive-Sales and Services: Industry Overview


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automotive market  Industry Overview In the automotive industry, companies face an ongoing struggle for market share and constant pressure on margins. To differentiate themselves in this competitive environment, many companies focus on sales and service operations, which are key to providing a high-quality customer experience. With that in mind, companies must automate processes and leverage integrated information to increase efficiency throughout the value chain. Read More

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact


The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software has made a name for itself by providing the tools that support the collaborative exchange of product data, appealing to companies that rely on contractors for the manufacture of its products. For companies whose BOMs change frequently, this integrated capability set has been extremely important, and Agile has thrived in the PLM selection situations requiring extensive external collaboration.

automotive market  strengths are in the automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery and other supply chain intensive and complex engineering industries. On the other hand, Eigner's existing base of customers is almost all in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, Italy, and France) presenting a strong barrier to SAP's market entry, while Agile's is especially strong in the United States and Asia. The acquisition should somewhat reshuffle the PLM market ranking, finally pushing long underrepresented Read More

Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


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automotive market  market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO , the two renowned  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft’s platform tools. To that end, the business productivity tools that were illustrated in my recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions (which reflected on the highly publicized  mid-2010 launch of Read More

Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact


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automotive market  Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays P.J. Jakovljevic - September 26, 2002 Event Summary On August 26, at its annual user conference, Connect 2002, PeopleSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the leading business applications providers, announced the expansion of its mid-market offering, PeopleSoft Accelerated Solutions . The solutions will be available in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. PeopleSoft Read More

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automotive market  on Infor LN for Automotive Infor recently announced it has signed a contract with Coficab Group , one of the biggest worldwide suppliers of wires and cables for the automotive industry, involving a comprehensive multinational, multi-site implementation. The contract will see Coficab standardize on the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application Infor LN for Automotive , which will be implemented first in Portugal and then in Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, Romania, and the United States.   Coficab Read More

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