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Case Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA


German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities.

cast aluminium  product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities. Read More

When Shortlists Are Too Short, Who's to Blame?


This insightful case study from SageCircle talks about how a vendor almost missed out on a $35M deal because it was left off an RFP shortlist. Although the case study is geared toward software vendors—focusing on the importance of an active analyst relations team—it also illustrates important points applying to software selection projects. The case study is in some ways a cautionary tale for

cast aluminium  what it takes to cast your net around the proper vendors for evaluation and shortlisting. There are plenty of ways to find appropriate vendors and products for developing a shortlist, even if you don’t already have internal research on them. Thus, it strikes me as negligent that the shortlist developed in this case was incomplete due to a break-down in the analyst firm’s communications. If I were a client engaging an analyst firm to help with my selection project, I’d want to be confident that its Read More

Lawson Software Marches Over $300M Milestone


On August 3, Lawson Software, a provider of Internet-enabled business applications, announced it had won the largest contract in its history to extend its healthcare market leadership. Earlier, on July 20, Lawson Software announced financial results and its year-over-year growth statistics for the year ended May 31, 2000.

cast aluminium  conservative CFOs who may cast a wary eye on Lawson''s immunity from financial statement disclosure due to its (surprising) determination to remain a privately held company. Touting a CRM module would be an attempt to capitalize on Lawson''s recent difficulties with a CRM strategy. Lawson''s CRM strategy, which had initially floundered, became solid only recently with a global distribution agreement in which Lawson will integrate and sell its enterprise applications with Siebel Systems'' CRM suite. As for Read More

Global Business Community Management


With more manufacturing being outsourced, and suppliers located farther afield than ever, logistics is much more complex than it used to be. To simplify the complexity, companies are looking for a way to manage their global business communities that integrates transactions across trading partners and logistics providers. Many have found that a third-party managed services providers is the best solution. Find out why.

cast aluminium  addition to the original cast of characters becoming globally dispersed, the total number of players grew significantly as the community came to rely also on multi-mode shippers, customs brokers and customs inspectors, among others. In this globalized environment, it is typically very difficult or even impossible to solve a supply chain problem by simply picking up the phone, calling one person, saying, Our stuff hasn''t arrived yet; what are you going to do about it? and expecting an immediate answer. Read More

Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?


SAP may benefit the most during Oracle's merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions implementation, as users transition to SAP alternatives, offering the stability that some will likely crave.

cast aluminium  worldwide members joining via Web-cast and phone). The announcement included the new organization of the application, product and global support plans, and discussion about the market share. However, questions are lingering, such as Oracle''s infrastructure commitments. Given these elements of uncertainty, SAP might therefore benefit the most by Oracle''s merger transition—an ironic turn of events as Oracle''s merger is an attempt to uproot SAP''s current number one holding in the market. Currently, SAP Read More

Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities


On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics.

cast aluminium  conservative CFOs who may cast a wary eye on Lawson''s immunity from financial statement disclosure. User Recommendations We generally recommend including Lawson in a long list of an enterprise application selection to mid-market and low end tier 1 companies (with $100M-$2B in revenue), based on a very deep understanding of customers'' needs within the following industries: Financial Services; Healthcare; Professional Services; Public Sector; Retail; Wholesale Distribution; and Publishing. Organizations Read More

TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide


Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices, you need accurate and unbiased information. This comprehensive guide from TEC and SupplyChainBrain provides a state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a directory of the leading vendors in the field.

cast aluminium  global supply chains. Traditional forecast-driven planning must give way to demand-driven business processes. To lower costs, supply networks must reach around the world and be agile enough to change partners in days rather than months. Outsourcing and collaborative partnerships have grown to the point that real-time supply chain visibility is needed throughout the enterprise, from the loading dock to the boardroom. Besides facing the global challenge, midsize companies are having to deal with the same Read More

Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study: "Wal-Mart Didn't Make Me Do It" Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation


A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for bigger opportunities. The benefits are gained and eventually the technology would be deployed throughout all of the manufacturing and distribution facilities.

cast aluminium  important to understand the cast of players or vendors and roles that they played. Microsoft''s enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering, Navision , and an early version of its RFID middleware were used as the central data repository and processor. ABC Computers , a Microsoft Business Solutions Value Added Reseller, was responsible for overall project management, business process redesign, and integration services. SAMSys provided the antennas and transceivers/readers. Sato Printers provided the RFID Read More

CRM Testing Throughout Implementation


In terms of strategic partnerships, the acquirer is responsible for judging how well customer relationship management (CRM) software will function on the equipment and at the site, and with staff, customers, and third-party applications. Acceptance testing involves three basic flavors: user acceptance, operational acceptance, and contractual acceptance. While it is not the only step involved when implementing a CRM system, testing is a fundamental way of finding information and will help you judge a system’s returns and pitfalls.

cast aluminium  results. You''ll want to cast an expert eye over the range of their testing to see if it is comprehensive enough to justify your trust—and if you are planning for bespoke software, you may already know how much testing, and of what type, you need to see before handing over that first installment. Age and rate of change are important factors in your assessment; if the tests are older than the software, the results aren''t worth a bean. It is also important to share knowledge about problems. Your supplier Read More

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?


On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market

cast aluminium  after a merger. Don’t cast your vote yet It is always a challenge for roll-ups to manage debt vs. innovation, and it is easy to lean towards being more pessimistic than optimistic when predicting an outcome after a merger. On the other hand, there is always the possibility in a merger such as this of innovating (and getting new revenues) via cross-sale and integration of products that would add value to each other. Sure, i2 has had an atrocious acquisition record, but JDA has at least managed to get Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 5)


Welcome to Episode 5 of TurtleSpice ERP, our virtual ERP selection simulator! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer

cast aluminium  system for the company. Cast your vote , and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer. Previously: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 Last week, supply issues threatened to derail the entire ERP selection project . When we asked what you’d do in Mike’s shoes, you voted to go with a streamlined business process modeling (BPM) option geared toward defining business requirements for software selection . Gutsy, but this may not go so well: Wade Sharkey, Read More

Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge


Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

cast aluminium  typically consists of rolling cast steel or aluminum into sheets and coils or extruding profiles, which are sold either to manufacturers or distributors. Plastics Industry-specific activities consists of transformation of raw materials as for metals, or production of thermally extruded and formed plastics. Paper Bulk products are usually not delivered directly to printers and packaging manufacturers or to wholesalers and distributors. Paper mills usually produce rolls of paper or card, which are used as Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 3)


The story so far: Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Swamped by phone calls from software vendors and consultants, and facing pressure from his VP to short-circuit the selection process, Mike faces some tough choices. When we asked you what you would do in Mike’s shoes, you voted to pursue the creation of an ERP selection team.

cast aluminium  of TurtleSpice’s ERP selection. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post! When it comes to TurtleSpice office politics, Mike knows he’s not going to win a game of knifey-knifey with his VP—not with Wade Sharkey’s MA in Back-stabbing and PhD in Manipulation. Mike’s best hope, he figures, is to lay out all the cards to the entire exec team and hope transparency and logic carry the day. Plan B: Update CV . Plan B, Part 2: Forge letters of reference . Mike takes the plunge and starts preparing a Read More

Hubspan is in Suppliers’ Corner


Founded in June, Hubspan helps suppliers connect to a buyer-centric B2B world.

cast aluminium  Hubspan. Hubspan plans to cast a wide net in its initial marketing push and will go after those vertical markets that respond with the most enthusiasm. Consumer goods, electronics and retail industries are promising candidates, and suppliers who have been asked to participate in buyer marketplaces should place Hubspan at the top of their list of candidates in selections. Read More

Making the Move: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks


Your old solution provided the basic bookkeeping capabilities you needed to start your company. But now, you have more customers. More employees. More complexity. What do you do when your small business is no longer so small? Before you make the move to a more powerful accounting solution, you should gather the facts and compare solutions. Get started with 37 tips for finding the accounting solution that fits your needs.

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