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Server Platform Revitalization in the Enterprise Applications Space
The whole idea of enterprise application modernization is to renew existing software so that it can satisfy the need for integration and graphical presentation

demanding applications  iSeries users are also demanding these functions. However, these bolt-ons are generally developed for Windows and UNIX/Linux systems, and iSeries typically cannot use them without accepting greater infrastructure complexity and procuring additional IT skills. Moreover, these products require high-performing iSeries models, which makes the hardware cost to deploy these product much higher than for other platforms. Often multiplatform vendors have taken years to introduce the integrated language

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Five: More on ERP Evolution


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demanding applications  arena, since customers are demanding applications and tools that allow them to link back-office ERP systems with front-office CRM systems. CRM has gone from a vast field of point solutions to suites of customer care applications covering SFA, field service, telesales, call center, marketing automation, etc. Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big Read More

Yes, We Have No Bananas: Consumer Goods Manufacturers Serve Demanding Customers


Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires sophisticated inventory management and optimization tools for the consumer goods supply chain.

demanding applications  The customers—huge, powerful, and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured to-order, with lead times often measured in hours rather than days or weeks. In fact, in the sector it is routine to deal with delivery lead times shorter than the time actually needed to make the product. To top it all off, this circumstance is often bundled with highly variable forecasts, which shatters any vestige of predictability. Most consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers have a few Read More

One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration and communication provider, has recently unveiled a package designed to automate web-based commerce all the way from order capture to fulfillment and payment, as a result of bringing together a few prudent acquisitions over the last three years.

demanding applications  Further, globalization and more demanding customer expectations have resulted in the need for multiple fulfillment methods, whereby goods can be delivered from warehouses, stores, or directly from suppliers (via drop-shipping, see Drop-Shipping—Internet Retailers' Little Helper ?), through third-party logistics (3PL) networks or the company's own fleet (in a full truckload [TL], less than a truckload [LTL], or parcel delivery), or through a service network, a third-party service network, etc. As seen Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution


Within recent years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been redefined as a platform for enabling collaborative e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, extended ERP systems increasingly include customer and supplier-centric processes.

demanding applications  name only some —and demanding that they be integrated into their ERP backbone (see Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs? ). Users' visions of ERP are evolving from tactical to strategic, and users are no longer willing to choose between integration and function, since the one-stop-shop offering should mean that the releases are synchronized and the integration is maintained amongst all the components. ERP users who have gone live in the past several years have been making purchases of extended-ERP Read More

Atlas Pipeline Selects IFS Applications


IFS’ win streak continued with Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent Holdings, LLC (“Atlas Pipeline”), active in gathering and processing natural gas for transportation to commercial, industrial, and residential markets, recently choosing IFS Applications as its new enterprise solution. The oil and gas industry is one of IFS’ core markets. Based on a single product line, IFS Applications delivers component

demanding applications  Pipeline Selects IFS Applications IFS ’ win streak continued with Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent Holdings, LLC (“Atlas Pipeline”), active in gathering and processing natural gas for transportation to commercial, industrial, and residential markets,  recently choosing IFS Applications as its new enterprise solution . The oil and gas industry is one of IFS’ core markets. Based on a single product line, IFS Applications delivers component-based business solutions that manage the entire lifecycle Read More

IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

demanding applications  Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

May a New Day Begin for Mature Enterprise Applications - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series outlined the trend of enterprise applications vendors’ attempts to win their users’ hearts and minds (as well as wallets) via more intuitive and appealing user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design. What that means is that users can now more quickly obtain all of the relevant information they need in a personalized way, with drill-downs and other slick

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Driving Factors in The Enterprise Applications Market


The enterprise applications market is converging resulting with fewer providers; however, there are still the same number of competing systems. What are the factors that are driving the market and what are the emerging trends?

demanding applications  Factors in The Enterprise Applications Market Situational Analysis The enterprise applications market has long matured and contains a significant number of both larger global and smaller regional providers of, by and large, complete and comparably adequate systems. User maturity has also become significant, implying that customers nowadays possess extensive know-how and system implementation and usage experience, and, consequently, the right to impose ever-higher and more specific expectations upon Read More

Composing Collaborative Financial Applications


With its short term ownership under Baan all but forgotten, CODA has been doing well, owing to its astute offerings tailored to the preferences of each regional market, coupled with some recent appetizing acquisitions.

demanding applications  Collaborative Financial Applications CODA's Profile Founded in 1979, and headquartered in the United Kingdom, CODA Group is a finance management systems specialist, and part of the publicly traded CODASciSys plc . group (AIM: CSY). After a series of changes which began in the late 1990s when it was first acquired and then divested by former Baan to Science Systems , and then in early 2000, CODA changed its name to CODASciSys. (See Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Read More

SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier?


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demanding applications  based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier? SOA, The Next Frontier The current, rapid pace of global business places a unique set of challenges on all enterprises looking to improve and automate their operations. At the same time companies must also be poised to adapt quickly to change. Growing competition, deregulation, globalization, compliance requirements, merger and acquisition activities, and outsourcing, coupled with supply chain structures and stringent mandating requirements from Read More

A New Approach to Deploying and Managing JavaEE Applications


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Rich Internet Applications (RIA): Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises


Rich Internet applications (RIAs) represent the next wave in the evolution of web applications, as they promise the richness, interactivity, and usability lacking in many of today’s web applications. However, as with any technological innovation, with the new opportunities come new challenges to be negotiated. What are the business benefits of adopting RIA, and what are the risks?

demanding applications  Internet Applications (RIA): Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises Rich Internet Applications (RIA): Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infosys defines, designs and delivers technology-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. Infosys also provides a complete range of services by leveraging our domain and business expertise and Read More

Sales Commission Applications-Build versus Buy


Even though business operations have consistently moved towards packaged applications, some still consider building their own solutions. This is sometimes the case even for such standard operations as sales commission calculations. But it is clear that in the case of most applications—and sales commission applications in particular—buying a packaged application is a much better decision than the alternative.

demanding applications  Commission Applications-Build versus Buy Even though business operations have consistently moved towards packaged applications, some still consider building their own solutions. This is sometimes the case even for such standard operations as sales commission calculations. But it is clear that in the case of most applications—and sales commission applications in particular—buying a packaged application is a much better decision than the alternative. Read More

Oracle Applications - An Internet-Reinvented Feisty Challenger


It is startling how much has changed in Oracle’s applications business during the last two years. Oracle is indisputably the most reformed applications vendor, having achieved significant growth in total revenue, license revenue and net income. Oracle has a head start on most of its competition pertaining to Internet applications, and the Company still leads the ERP pack both on product technology vision and execution. However, the future will by no means be without serious challenges.

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