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Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field
With its focus on service-oriented architecture, SSA Global appears to be sticking to its pledge to protect the user's investment as much as it can, while still

ibm the agile enterprise technology  Infor are certainly major IBM partners, SSA Global has possibly become the most exclusive. SSA Global justifies this exclusivity decision by referring to the following three concepts: Synergy : Together, SSA Global and IBM should offer a more complete and extensive solution, meeting both business and technology needs. Namely, SSA Global has been providing customers with the industry solutions they need for competitive differentiation, whereas IBM has been contributing leading technology and

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The Modelling Approach to Post-implementation Agility in Enterprise Systems


Change happens, and it will always happen in virtually every business environment. The underlying enterprise system should thus be an aid to changing the business, rather than an obstacle, as is the usual case today.

ibm the agile enterprise technology  the consulting giants like IBM that hope to make a small fortune on SOA projects, which rekindles a sense of dj vu with respect to the pre-year-2000 (Y2K) salad days. Considering the probable expensive and disruptive upgrades with unproven benefits (and the fact that vendor hype is forging ahead of actual SOA capabilities), many prospective customers might at this stage see these projects as yet another exercise in IT department futility. Ironically, although seen as helping heterogeneous and legacy Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations "Shifting software systems to the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to

ibm the agile enterprise technology  visualization tools. Companies like IBM with Cognos Insight and SAP with Data Visualization are trying to stay up-to-date with the new face of BI. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Aras expands to Japan Industry tags: PLM, manufacturing This was one of the announcements from the recently held Aras ACE 2012 user conference (which I did not attend in person). According to social media feeds and company PRs, growth and expansion and Aras is a different PLM vendor were the major themes. Based on an Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: Distribution "Sage’s customer, Gems Group, reports that this ERP system was selected primarily because of its strong functionality set, Web enablement, graphical dashboard capabilities, embedded forecasting features, and full availability in Spanish. Flexibility was also important, as its users often need to

ibm the agile enterprise technology  offering like Varicent), where IBM passed on the market leader Ariba, IBM passed here on Callidus Software and Xactly Corporation. Why? My guess is the lower price for one, although it is not like IBM could not afford a price tag of even a few billion dollars. The bigger reason, to my mind, is IBM's hunger to provide professional services and consulting engagements, and these on-premise and hosted/customized solutions are perfect in that regard. I think both Emptoris in spend management and Varicent in Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ DEPLOYMENTSEuropean manufacturer of construction chemicals selects IFS Applications Industry tags: Process manufacturing, mining "Polish corporation Atlas Group, which operates 18 business entities and 5 mines in Poland and internationally, has selected IFS Applications as its corporate-level ERP system. The first areas slated for implementation will be financials

ibm the agile enterprise technology  in mobile. According to IBM studies, the mobile market is expected to grow to $36B in 2015. The IBM Foundation aims to offer companies the technology to build and manage apps, and create connections between cloud and mobile environments, as well as addressing the bring your own device (BYOD) challenge that more and more companies are facing. —Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Research Analyst Press release Infor Integrates PLM and Lawson M3 ERP Enterprise Industry tags: ERP, PLM The current market offering of Read More

Accelerating the Financial Close: CFOs’ Insights into the Benefits of a High-quality Close


We interviewed CFOs at complex multinational companies to learn what they see as key to accelerating their consolidation and close processes, along with the challenges they face. They see their ability to conduct a high-quality close as a competitive advantage, rather than simply a regulatory obligation. A well managed close process is also important for building investor confidence in the company. Find out more. Download this report now.

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Seeing the Future in Discrete Manufacturing: Paving the Way for Success


The evolution of global discrete manufacturing is ongoing. How executives at manufacturing companies answer questions and anticipate what will be the right answer six months, a year, or two years from now will determine the success of their company. Infor examines current industry trends and identifies what it believes to be the seven trends producing the greatest stress and change in discrete manufacturing today.

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The Transformation CFO: Integrative SaaS and the Power to Change


Integrative software as a service (SaaS) business systems are a way of transforming your finance operations. SaaS can position finance as the nexus of standardized, real-time information. Finance executives should investigate SaaS solutions and providers, so that finance and IT can work together to enable a cost-effective transformation of finance to a stronger leadership role and improve finance’s value to your company.

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Building the Supply Chain of the Future


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The World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations


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Combating Malware: Leveraging the Power of the Planet


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ibm the agile enterprise technology  Malware: Leveraging the Power of the Planet The amount of malware that is being released around the world is increasing at an alarming rate. To combat these cyber-crimes, new layers of protection are needed that take advantage of automating the entire malware protection cycle—from sample collection, analysis and classification, to remediation. By combing automation with Panda’s Collective Intelligence, targeted attacks can be detected more quickly and efficiently. Read More

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