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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for 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 knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1


2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously, the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty

integrating scm strategy  work now focuses on integrating and putting Microsoft front-ends (i.e., “lipstick on the pig”), what about substantial functional enhancements to the products? If customers are not getting a significant flow of enhancements in addition to mere integrations, why would they upgrade anyway? How long will it take for, say, 10 percent of customers to upgrade to the latest release of one particular Infor ERP solution, let alone on all of the ERP solutions that Infor currently owns (e.g., Visual, SX, LX, Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

integrating scm strategy  managing partner relationships, and integrating them in a way that enables seamless end-to-end business processes will be absolutely critical. Many organizations, particularly in manufacturing industries, have focused on building a high-performing supply chain with highly flexible, fully-integrated, multitiered networks. Now it''s time for organizations across industries to engage in similar endeavors to intensify collaboration with both sales and service partners in order to improve the demand and Read More

Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage


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integrating scm strategy  end of life '' integrating people, processes and information. (4) PLM capabilities are highly desirable '' some say mandatory '' to ensure an effective configurability strategy. They provide a multitude of software tools, including the ability to: Enable configuration management '' ensuring product documentation integrity over the life of the product '' using PLM data vault management functionality to rigorously control all versions of all product data files, including the Definition Logic Share product Read More

Mid-Market Strategy: International Enterprise Solutions


Adonix marks its strategy with two catchwords: "growth" and "independence". It has carefully assessed and added acquisitions to broaden Adonix X3 suite's functional scope, licenses and services; and continues nurture internal development with its own resources.

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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


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Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy


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Creating a Web Strategy


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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

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E2open Buys icon-scm, Makes Waves in Supply Chain Space


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A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy


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10 Things to Consider in Your Mobile Workforce Management Strategy


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