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Best Practices for a Data Warehouse on Oracle Database 11g


Companies are recognizing the value of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that provides a single 360-degree view of the business. But to ensure that your EDW performs and scales well, you need to get three things right: the hardware configuration, the data model, and the data loading process. Learn how designing these three things correctly can help you scale your EDW without constantly tuning or tweaking the system.

it demand generation best practices  much more dynamic than it was just a few years ago. Businesses now demand more information sooner and they are delivering analytics from their EDW to an every-widening set of users and applications than ever before. In order to keep up with this increase in demand the EDW must now be near real-time and be highly available. How do you know if your data warehouse is getting the best possible performance? Or whether you''ve made the right decisions to keep your multi-TB system highly available? Based on over Read More

SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

it demand generation best practices  a SOA is how it defines and delivers services. A service can be seen as a function that is defined and does not depend on the context or state of other services. SOA can be used in Web services with languages like XML, a standard format that is used to share data over the Internet. Traditional supply chain management (SCM) solutions that do not use SOA can be problematic because implementations may take a lot of time, and because out of the box solutions need a lot of attention, customization, and Read More

Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks


Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the enduring value of being driven by the market, and they are starting to use demand as a guiding light.

it demand generation best practices  balance revenue against cost. It is a system of tightly linked processes and technologies, which not only responds to demand, but which can also reshape demand through solid collaboration with value chain partners in the market place. Characteristics of the Demand-focused Approach This approach encourages holistic design of all supply processes and information flows, in order to take care of end consumer demand rather than only the upstream requirements of factories or distribution systems. Instead of Read More

War Looms in the On-demand CRM Market (and Beyond)-But Will You Profit from It?


Salesforce.com is now an almost unstoppable force in the world of on-demand customer relationship management. However, it may be the architect of its own downfall—and Microsoft is poised to take advantage. But will you profit from the Salesforce.com-versus-Microsoft war?

it demand generation best practices  competitive weapon, in that it allows the vendor to focus on success of the customer rather than on the release of a product. Where Salesforce.com might indeed start feeling the pinch—even in the shorter term—would be in terms of price pressures, given that customers will increasingly begin to ask the vendor to justify its sometimes exorbitant subscription prices. To put this in perspective, a more advanced Salesforce CRM service typically starts at $69.00 per user per month, which, with a number of Read More

Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing


Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t going to achieve it without adopting many of the tools, techniques, and principles that commonly reside within all of them. Some philosophies require a more intense re-engineering of processes and products than others. This paper addresses the various components and strategies for becoming a demand-driven organization, and how Cincom’s solutions can help you achieve that goal.

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Next-generation Workforces


Less than one third of manufacturers can boast world-class employee engagement (the ability to “secure a competitive performance advantage by having superior systems in place to recruit, hire, develop, and retain talent”). Discover how workforce management systems can help manufacturers more effectively measure employee performance, direct human resources (HR), and leverage talent in order to compete effectively.

it demand generation best practices  world-class employee engagement (the ability to “secure a competitive performance advantage by having superior systems in place to recruit, hire, develop, and retain talent”). Discover how workforce management systems can help manufacturers more effectively measure employee performance, direct human resources (HR), and leverage talent in order to compete effectively. Read More

Managing On-demand Package Implementations


Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help IT focus on innovation and creating true business value, rather than dealing with network headaches. But along with the benefits there are a number of challenges. Read more about these challenges and how you can manage your on-demand implementation project.

it demand generation best practices  benefits that can help IT focus on innovation and creating true business value, rather than dealing with network headaches. But along with the benefits there are a number of challenges. Read more about these challenges and how you can manage your on-demand implementation project. Read More

Next-generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web


TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch, which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version (see below to find out how to snag a free trial) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page.

it demand generation best practices  users who complained that it took too long to calculate product scores, or search for specific software functionality. With split-second responsiveness, however, eBestMatch further reduces the effort involved in software selection. The principal benefit of the tool is that it automates what is otherwise a frustrating, weighty, and time-consuming task—a task that traditionally involves laborious spreadsheet calculations, manipulations, and tracking. I asked Anna and Navid, two of the programmers involved Read More

Data Migration Best Practices


Large-scale data migrations can be challenging, but with the appropriate planning—and through careful execution of that plan—organizations can greatly reduce the risks and costs associated with these projects. This paper offers a handy checklist of issues to consider before, during, and after migration.

it demand generation best practices  can be challenging, but with the appropriate planning—and through careful execution of that plan—organizations can greatly reduce the risks and costs associated with these projects. This paper offers a handy checklist of issues to consider before, during, and after migration. Read More

Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System


Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP.

it demand generation best practices  It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP. Read More

UNIT4 Launches Cloud ERP for New-generation Users


UNIT4, a provider of enterprise software that accommodates business change, has launched the next-generation version of its Agresso enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for people-centric businesses, called Milestone 4. The Agresso ERP suite now provides new social and mobile technologies with for a new-generation workforce. These four—social, mobile, analytics, and cloud—touchstones are a significant departure from traditionally rigid ERP systems.

it demand generation best practices  has an advantage, as it automatically connects people to all the other people they are related to, all the other things (events, objects, etc.) they are related to, and all the rules that apply to them (see Figure 2). For Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC) this facilitates adapting to new colleagues and organizational structures, new processes, new ways of doing things, and new rules and regulations. Agresso’s VITA architecture can smooth over these disruptions, while the social collaboration engine Read More

A.M. Best Company


Founded in 1899, global credit rating agency A.M. Best Company focuses on the insurance industry. Its news source, Best’s Insurance News & Analysis, includes special reports, a monthly magazine, and a daily digest.

it demand generation best practices  Founded in 1899, global credit rating agency A.M. Best Company focuses on the insurance industry. Its news source, Best’s Insurance News & Analysis, includes special reports, a monthly magazine, and a daily digest. Read More

Building Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery


Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts.

it demand generation best practices  Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts. Read More

Drink-IT Is TEC Certified for Mixed-Mode Enterprise Resource Planning


TEC is pleased to announce that Drink-IT by the NORRIQ Group is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry and supports the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform.

it demand generation best practices  for analysis and reporting. It is built on the latest release of standard Microsoft technology, with Microsoft Dynamics NAV as the core component, making Drink-IT a standard and scalable solution that can support businesses as they grow. Drink-IT has held the status of “certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV” (CfMD) for the last 6 years.    NORRIQ’s added functionality supports global beverage producers and distributors in a number of areas beyond the Dynamics NAV solution: Figure 1 : Drink-IT Read More