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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor "Click" in Matrimony?


The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness. Only time will tell how easily and tightly their tools will "click" with each other.

dealer extranet  handle complex distribution and dealer networks. Click Commerce''s philosophy and strategy stem from the premise that collaborative commerce turns traditional linear value chains into trading partner networks (TPNs). In other words, collaboration should provide visibility and transparency, optimize shared assets, and orchestrate common processes in the demand, supply, and service chains (consisting of sales force, key accounts, consumers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, field service, Read More

Who Alleges The PRM Market Consolidation?


Many surveys have purported that there are twice as many manufacturers that cannot integrate their ordering systems with those of their partners and distribution channels than those that can, leaving them vulnerable in terms of brand management due to poor visibility.

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Geac Awakens On Its Deathbed - Part 2: Geac's Response


While Geac’s balance sheet was boosted by recent events, a more positive sign is the company’s intent to become a true software-developing vendor, not simply a software collector and dealer.

dealer extranet  a software collector and dealer. The catch 22 for current and potential users is to discern Geac''s corporate strategy viability within the product line/industry in question. Users will benefit from approaching Geac and informing themselves about what the company plans for future service & support (or divestiture and/or product stabilization?) of its individual products and what the ramifications of migrating (or not) to its new product offering would be. Users should vigorously question Geac on its Read More

IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to


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Reconnecting with Cincom Systems


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dealer extranet  been offering an Acquire Dealer Portal based on the Microsoft CRM/xRM ( extended relationship management ) stack (for more information, see my article on xRM ).  Key Vertical Partners—Cincom partners with turnkey solution providers focused on complex manufacturers (e.g., eLogic, Resulting Services)  SAP Integrators—Cincom also partners with resellers who have expertise and a core competency in the SAP configurators and complex manufacturing (e.g., eLogic). Cincom is certified for NetWeaver Process Read More

Mid-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

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Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

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How SharePoint Can Help Connect People, Processes, and Information


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Customer Choices for Achieving Growth


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Geac, a struggling Canadian enterprise applications vendor has not found its white knight. It will, for the time being, have to sell parts of its business in order to replenish its dwindling resources, which may cause further commotion within its large customer base. Things won’t settle down until the company unequivocally states the strategy for all remaining product lines.

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dealer extranet  a software collector and dealer. Thus, combined respective BPCS and Infinium customers should consider this event as a move toward a more viable position for their IT investment, and treat it in a business as usual manner'' but with open eyes. The catch 22 for current and potential users is to discern SSA GT''s corporate strategy viability within the product line/industry in question. Users will benefit from approaching SSA GT and informing themselves about what the company plans for future service & Read More

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