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Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Evaluation Report

Criteria in this Software Evaluation Report pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this Software Evaluation Report will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

information life cycle management scm  formal purchase order, all information that is exchanged during the shipment life cycle should be facilitated by the international trade logistics (ITL) system. This requires a synchronized system and process, where the product and shipment requirements are integrated into an automated order fulfillment environment. The product item master and associated tables will determine the cost of the product as well as the relationship between the product and any duties or tariffs that are applicable. Tables Read More

Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots


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 alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

information life cycle management scm  with implementing islands of information. The 64,000-dollar question is how all business processes work together. In the electronic world, the degree of flexibility and efficiency of collaborative processes relating to the customer life cycle, product life cycle, and so on, to name but a few, will be a big determinant of losers and winners. Proof of the above might be the fact that the traditional large ERP providers like SAP , PeopleSoft and Oracle can claim bigger CRM-related revenues than every Read More

Market Leaders of Global Trade Management


The strategic imperative to streamline the entire lifecycle of global trade has prompted JPMorgan and TradeBeam to acquire complementary companies. Logistics service providers also recognize that many customers want trade services, and are stepping up to the challenge.

information life cycle management scm  CBSA representatives to exchange information and participate in awareness sessions that help detect illegal activities. In working with the CBSA, Vastera is building a working relationship with the Canadian government in relation to protecting the health, safety, and economic prosperity of Canadians. In return for acceptance into PIP, Vastera will offer support to its own clients throughout the application process. Once approved under the PIP program, Vastera clients can then consider participation in the Read More

The Challenge to Achieve Perfect Order Management


Superior order management can provide you with a competitive edge across the board. To move closer to order perfection and a truly loyal customer base, you must cost-effectively eliminate the issues preventing on-time, accurate order fulfillment. This involves every process, including planning and forecasting, acquiring and creating accurate orders and contracts, handling order changes, and resolving fulfillment and post-delivery problems.

information life cycle management scm  can obtain consistent, accurate information from any of your channels on products, services, and orders throughout the entire order life cycle. Sales professionals, during the proposal process, can develop an accurate price and product configuration and test its suitability, tailor the order by understanding the customer''s buying priorities, and optimize the customer''s order through a cost and price waterfall analysis. Interaction center personnel, during the order process, can access customer orders and Read More

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but other gas emissions, discharges to waterways, landfills, and product life cycle impacts. How can enterprise software help?

information life cycle management scm  depth and breadth of information required to track an environmental footprint is substantial. While manufacturers might look at third-party products that purport to offer some degree of environmental management functionality, it probably makes more sense for them to look at whether their central ERP package carries enough information about each of the components that they buy or manufature to help them towards their initial environmental reporting or decision support goals.  It is a simple matter of Read More

Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Service Resolution Management


The business case for integrating call center service resolution management into customer relationship management is becoming increasingly obvious, as companies need to rely more on inbound (customer-generated) calls than on outbound telemarketing efforts.

information life cycle management scm  to confirm if the information he or she has just read on the web site is correct, only to hear “Sorry, that''s not right,” or worse yet, “Hmm … I am not sure. Sorry.” The chances of the agent solving the problem on the spot, and perhaps even upgrading the customer to a product or service that meets his or her needs, are then indeed slim. Traditionally, agent turnover rates at call centers are fairly high, due in part to having to listen to customers'' (justifiable or not) rants, complaints, and Read More

Performance Management Framework for Mobile Workforce Management and Field Service


Mobile workforce management is a complex process that includes workforce planning, assignment decisions, and plan execution. To align this complex process with your business goals, you need to measure your performance and develop various corrective actions. This white paper discusses performance management—and how you can measure, analyze, and make decisions about the performance of your workforce and service organization.

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Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management


Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay. This has created opportunities for a new enterprise software category called enterprise incentive management (EIM), or incentive compensation management (ICM).

information life cycle management scm  the mercy of the information technology (IT) department and nerdy programmers, should be able to leverage intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with all-too-familiar drop-down menus and check boxes, in order to quickly implement any business rule changesof course after verifying the potential outcome before the payment even takes place. EIM Constituencies Naturally, many different organizational parts are affected by and are in need of EIM, starting with top or executive management. In fact, two Read More

Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs


To ensure your warehouse management system is implemented as painlessly as possible, you must assess your warehouse situation before you decide on a warehouse solution. Using the Pareto Principle, where a minority of inputs yields the majority results; examining your processes; evaluating your personnel; monitoring the progress of implementation; and testing are the best ways to ensure both a successful launch and long term return on investment.

information life cycle management scm  managers are communicating the information down the pipeline. Some do, but most don''t. By the time it gets to the people, what is communicated is automate and eliminate! This means, you begin losing people you can''t afford to lose and normally your better people will pick the system up the fastest. This risk can be eliminated by marketing the system just like you would a new product. Tell your people: a . Why the system will be purchased and implemented . Explain what problems you are expecting to Read More

New Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts


With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage.

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deFacto Performance Management: Enterprise Performance Management Redefined


In this product analysis report, TEC analyst Jorge Garcia takes an in-depth look at the deFacto enterprise performance management (EPM) solution in the context of today's EPM landscape. The report covers an introduction to deFacto and its approach to EPM, deFacto product highlights, and a general look at EPM and its history, role, importance, and value in modern enterprises.

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Alfanar IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management


Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to both government and private sectors—two sectors undergoing rapid automation and thus in need of ECM solutions in Saudi Arabia. Read this paper to see how alfanar IT plans to address these market needs and the improvements expected with OpenText.

information life cycle management scm  Management Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to both government and private sectors—two sectors undergoing rapid automation and thus in need of ECM solutions in Saudi Arabia. Read this paper to see how alfanar IT plans to address these market needs and the improvements expected with OpenText. Read More

Data Management and Analysis


From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users to data professionals—must have the most accurate data tools and systems in place to efficiently carry out their daily tasks. Data generation development, data quality, document and content management, and data security management are all examples of data-related functions that provide information in a logical and precise manner.

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Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management


Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is the value of BPMN to vendors and organizations using business process modeling?

information life cycle management scm  make sure that the information can be pushed forward throughout the organization. There are thee different types of flows: sequence flows, used to show the order of events performed within the business process. The sequence flow is indicated by a solid line with a solid arrowhead. message flows, used to indicate the message flow between different process entities. This sequence is indicated by a dashed line with an open arrowhead. association flows, used to associate different artifacts with flow Read More