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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers


Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional differences—including product maturity, service-oriented architecture (SOA) enablement, architectural coherence, and community management—among competing solutions. Find out who the leaders, challengers, visionaries, and niche players are in the B2B gateway market.

community strategy b2b  portability and scalability Strong community management Cautions Limited B2B market share and mind share Limited MFT capabilities and reliance on third-party EDI Last large, stand-alone middleware company Price Vendors Added or Dropped We review and adjust our inclusion criteria for Magic Quadrants and MarketScopes as markets change. As a result of these adjustments, the mix of vendors in any Magic Quadrant or MarketScope may change over time. A vendor appearing in a Magic Quadrant or MarketScope one Read More

Business Community Management


To adapt your supply chain communication process to the demands posed by changing customer expectations, volume increases, and multiple communication formats, automating your supply chain is essential. Business community management (BCM) integrates the technology, business processes, and communication of the entire trading community to create end-to-end supply chain visibility. Learn how to use BCM for your enterprise.

community strategy b2b  Game Community Management , Community Strategy Management , Community Management Team , Community Management Moderation , Intelligence Community Management , Critical Community Management , Community Management Challenges , Community Management Software , Community Management Information , Introduction Many companies have realized significant value through automating their supply chain with B2B processes. B2B has made an impact and added value, yet inherent problems exist within the traditional model Read More

Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network trading community to help businesses connect with each other and with suppliers. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews Ariba's 15-year history and discusses its market with Dan Ashton, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing for Commerce Cloud Solutions.

community strategy b2b  through a digitally connected community of trading partners. This network is vital not only to enabling greater productivity for existing processes but also for spawning new business processes that are simply impossible with traditional enterprise applications. TEC: How are your major system integrator (SI), independent software vendor (ISV), and other partnerships going? DA: Ariba’s channel strategy is going very well. We have a large number of SI partners, VARs and other partnerships that are focused Read More

AribaLIVE 2012 - Cloud B2B Commerce Coming of Age


After a hiatus of several years, the stars and planets were again aligned for me to be able to attend the AribaLIVE conference in early April 2012. And boy, what a difference several years can make! The last time I attended, in the mid-2000s, Ariba was behind its worst times of the early 2000s and the dotcom "boom and crash." For those that are not sure what I am talking about, in the early 2000s,

community strategy b2b  time the network and community were byproducts and afterthoughts, Ariba is now a public cloud commerce network provider first and foremost, while also offering some additional related  software if requested. Cloud commerce is definitely where the market is now, and Ariba is happy to see companies such as IBM, Oracle, and SAP validate its strategy by joining the party and jumping on the cloud bandwagon 2012 – All About the Network Our personal consumer world is being shaped by the following macro IT Read More

Logility: Voyager in B2B Collaborative Commerce


Logility has achieved an impressive 33% total revenue growth over the past five years, demonstrating that it can still compete effectively in a B2B software market dominated by much larger players. It sells its supply chain management and Internet-based solutions to mid market companies primarily within the process manufacturing industries, such as food & beverage, chemicals, but also consumer packaged goods, apparel, and retail. Logility claims to be happy with its current rate of growth but is aggressively targeting the application hosting market.

community strategy b2b  its Voyager XPS and i-Community products. Vendor Strategy and Trajectory Focused on the mid-market ($100 million - $2 billion in revenues), Logility derives 90% of its revenues from companies in the process manufacturing industries. At present, Logility seems satisfied to continue in the SCM and B2B markets, focusing on maintaining and enhancing existing functionality of its Voyager solutions (see details in sidebar) and in expanding Internet deployment capabilities. Its applications run on Windows NT Read More

Analyzing the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community


Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process.

community strategy b2b  the Descartes Logistics Cloud Community Logistics is the backbone of commerce, yet it is often very complex and thus inefficient. Descartes'' SaaS solutions simplify global logistics and hence improve the productivity, performance, and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s writeup on the vendor and find out how Descartes’ solutions can bridge the information gap between logistics organizations, and provide visibility into the entire logistics process. Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

community strategy b2b  releases a large developer community to focus on providing world class applications for our customers and, as you pointed out before, allows us to compete even more effectively with SAP and Oracle. PJ: This would be the Nth technology iteration since 2005. Namely, I remember Corestone (whatever on earth that was), then came Infor Open SOA relying on the Progress Sonic   enterprise service bus (ESB)  at first, then the move to platform independence by building a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of open Read More

Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?


Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches.

community strategy b2b  Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins? Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches. Read More

Vox Populi: Does Your Company Have a Strategy for 2010?


2009 has been a hard one for all of us. All companies, big or small, in all industries, have been more or less affected by the economic downturn. And even though some people think that the recovery has already started and next year will be better, we all know that it cannot be much better. Not to mention that we might have to get through the second wave of the crisis. In both cases, a full

community strategy b2b  Populi: Does Your Company Have a Strategy for 2010? 2009 has been a hard one for all of us. All companies, big or small, in all industries, have been more or less affected by the economic downturn. And even though some people think that the recovery has already started and next year will be better, we all know that it cannot be much better. Not to mention that we might have to get through the second wave of the crisis. In both cases, a full recovery is not likely to happen next year. Under these Read More

Differences in Complexity between B2C and B2B E-commerce


Business-to-business (B2B) selling has proven to be more intricate than business-to-consumer (B2C) selling, as B2B involves dealing with longer-term contracts and complex products with specific requirements that are not needed in the consumer world.

community strategy b2b  its trading partners and community members, which has largely made system integrators the only profit-making benefactors from B2B exchanges. Many early enthusiasts initially failed to realize the complexity of the above undertaking, which was perhaps affordable to a Fortune 500 company, but prohibitively expensive for small and midsize companies and their suppliers. On the other hand, the initial idea of saving buyers money by enabling them to aggregate their purchasing and select the least expensive Read More

5 Ingredients for Creating the Optimal Product Strategy


How do you transition your organization from one that falls short of meeting product revenue goals to one that consistently delivers solutions customers must have? The answer lies in turning your product innovation strategy into a core business process aimed at listening to the voice of your customer. Learn the five things you need to know to create the optimal product strategy for your company.

community strategy b2b  Ingredients for Creating the Optimal Product Strategy How do you transition your organization from one that falls short of meeting product revenue goals to one that consistently delivers solutions customers must have? The answer lies in turning your product innovation strategy into a core business process aimed at listening to the voice of your customer. Learn the five things you need to know to create the optimal product strategy for your company. Read More

Telligent Community 7.5 and Telligent Enterprise 4.5 with Telligent Analytics 4.0: New Updates


Telligent has announced the release of new capabilities for two of its enterprise social community software solutions: Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise. A new version of Telligent Analytics was released at the same time. Both Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise include similar sets of new functionality: real-time alerts, a new message center with instant

community strategy b2b  Community 7.5 and Telligent Enterprise 4.5 with Telligent Analytics 4.0: New Updates Telligent has announced the release of new capabilities for two of its enterprise social community software solutions:  Telligent Community  and  Telligent Enterprise . A new version of Telligent Analytics was released at the same time. Both Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise include similar sets of new functionality: real-time alerts, a new message center with instant messaging, social ideation, Read More

Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI) product strategy, whereby the company is breaking apart the business performance management (BPM) family of products. To that end, Microsoft will include the monitoring and analytic functionality within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, while seriously

community strategy b2b  As for the ISV community that was looking to embed MOPPS, they can still offer PerformancePoint Services (the dashboards, scorecards, and analytic capabilities) through MOSS. It also appears that Microsoft will be making White Papers, how to instructions, and making sample code available that will allow ISVs and customers to extend the planning component of PerformancePoint Server. A New Lease on Life for Microsoft FRx? I believe that this change is also good for Microsoft FRx and Microsoft Dynamics . Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

community strategy b2b  weight in the pricing community and at the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) . It was important for us to bring something with differentiated value to market before we began to invest in marketing. That said, you can expect to see us step up marketing in 2012. PJ : What are you at liberty to volunteer regarding the company''s future moves? SF : Our goal is to support deal optimization . We want to make it easier for sales to find the win-win with customers. For us that means that we want to help sales Read More

ERP in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy


Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance.

community strategy b2b  in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance. Read More