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Fostering a Culture of Adaptability


Having the right IT infrastructure is critical to consistent growth and profitability for midsize companies. Sadly, many business applications don’t support changes to both business processes and a company’s organizational structure. In fact, many are inflexible and create disconnects between departments. However, there is a solution that’s built to enable growth and adaptability in all business functions and operations.

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SAP Running Simple to Be a Cool Vendor


The SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, was a well-organized event that afforded attendees the opportunity to explore SAP offerings from various viewpoints: industry, lines of business, market trends, and hot topics. Throughout the conference, SAP attempted to display an air of coolness and to portray itself as not only a chill vendor, but also a fun employer.

leadership theory  engagement technology and thought leadership ought to place that in central position. Even if companies gain a better understanding of their customers and consequently may serve them better—thanks to rich data about customers, individual customers should have a choice on how they want to be known by their vendors. Keeping customers engaged remains an art that requires much craft. Sometimes it takes courage to not follow the status quo, and to move into a more human-oriented rather than sales-oriented Read More

Surviving Amid "ERP Sharks" as a “Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User” (Part II)


Part I of this blog topic introduced SYSPRO and its traditional vertical solutions. It also analyzed the vendor's PragmaVision strategy to provide to pragmatic (yet visionary) technology buyers' need. Towards the end of offering proven technology to pragmatists, SYSPRO’s fully-integrated solution suite [evaluate this product] connects to disparate systems via Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

leadership theory  five years, or what leadership rankings does it hope to hold in that time in its targeted verticals, and how will it get there? SYSPRO’s organically grown revenue of only about US$60 million (without any major acquisition ever) is rather peculiar (even if impressive) in the market. The vendor does not appear to have an acquisition strategy, other than a reseller partner-based growth strategy. There are no lofty aspirations to, say, become a billion dollar company in five years; the company simply wants Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some

leadership theory  about the economic and leadership issues in terms of the executive support, funding approvals, managing legacy products, customers, and partners, SaaS pricing, migrating legacy customers, profitability strategy, and so on and so forth. The technological hurdles go without saying, such as managing research and development (R&D) teams through the transition to the  multitenant  platform/product (for both functional richness and cost efficiencies). Other technical issues are integration, customization Read More

Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators'


What types of vendors' approaches to the mid-market have emerged from the wave of mergers and consolidations and what characteristics ultimately distinguish the contenders from the pretenders are two questions that are emerging from the consolidation market.

leadership theory  Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? ). Similarly, Macola and Kewill mid-market ERP providers, are both now part of Exact Software (see Exact SoftwareWorking Diligently Towards the One Exact Synergy ). On the other hand, Ross Systems , Pivotal , International-Matematik International (IMI) Corporation , PowerCerv , CIMPRO , Fourth Shift , and Made2Manage Systems , while not necessarily disappearing from the applications scene, have permanently gone from the stock market Read More

CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations


With the advances today in technology it has become obvious that there is a need for maintenance management theory and practice to catch up with the advances made in business management theory and practice generally. The current state of CMMS technology is at a very advanced level, in a lot of cases far more so than our ability to apply it. This tool has very strong and provable results.

leadership theory  Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations Featured Author - Daryl Mather - April 3, 2003 7 Steps to Rapid more Successful Implementations The template approach to CMMS implementations is designed to provide a successful format to CMMS implementing, as well as a jump start to projects via the use of pre-defined, flexible practices and stan Read More

Electric Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!!


Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing this industry’s needs was the “best-of-breed” approach, meaning that software vendors were creating solutions addressed to only one group or business unit within the company doing one specific task. Generation, Transmission, and

leadership theory  Need of Software Vendors'' Leadership!!! Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing this industry’s needs was the “best-of-breed” approach, meaning that software vendors were creating solutions addressed to only one group or business unit within the company doing one specific task. Generation, Transmission, and Distribution all had their own specific software packages that were almost Read More

Thinking Radically: Dr. Morten Middelfart, CTO of TARGIT


In 1997, TARGIT acquired Morton Systems, a company founded by Dr. Morten Middelfart and devoted to providing business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions. Dr. Middelfart was then appointed chief technology offer (CTO) of TARGIT, and since then, he has become the technology and educational leader for TARGIT BI. [Evaluate TARGIT BI using TEC Advisor.]With more than 20 years of

leadership theory  CALM: Computer Aided Leadership and Management . Could you brief us on what CALM is about, its objective, and its application within the TARGIT BI solution? MM. The main idea of CALM is to turn everything we know about BI upside down. Today, it seems that we are much occupied with “what the new technological trends are” and “how they influence BI.” With CALM, I searched for excellent management and leadership, and from this perspective I identified the relevant technologies. In other words: Read More

PTC Acquires Axeda, Expanding IoT Offerings


PTC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Axeda Corporation, extending PTC’s product portfolio to further support manufacturers creating smart, connected products in the internet of things (IoT) era. Axeda brings to PTC the ability to deliver secure lifecycle management for these products.

leadership theory  to contribute to PTC''s leadership position in this fast growing market. The IoT, the industrial internet, or, as Axeda calls it, the machine cloud will continue to open up new business opportunities and transform industries in ways only now being envisioned. Manufacturers will need to keep up with the tectonic shifts or be left behind. With the PTC product suite, a manufacturer can now develop and manage the product lifecycle with computer-aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) tools, Read More

Barry-Wehmiller International Resources


BWIR is a ‘Total Solutions’ provider representing the world’s leading software products for mid-market manufacturers.  Our unique business model enables us to offer global competence with local presence in the markets we serve. As part of the consulting platform of a US-based manufacturing and technology leader, BWIR has embraced Barry-Wehmiller’s people-centric leadership culture and values. BWIR delivers powerful business, engineering and enterprise solutions by striving for execution excellence in everything we do.  Fundamental to our model is the building of pro-active and insightful relationships that foster lasting partnerships.

leadership theory  has embraced Barry-Wehmiller’s people-centric leadership culture and values. BWIR delivers powerful business, engineering and enterprise solutions by striving for execution excellence in everything we do.  Fundamental to our model is the building of pro-active and insightful relationships that foster lasting partnerships. Read More

Solve the Succession Crisis by Growing “Inside-outside” Leaders


Strong evidence supports the notion that a well-groomed insider is a key to sustained company performance. In an analysis of 1,800 successions, company performance was significantly better when insiders succeeded to the job of chief executive officer (CEO). Learn why CEO choice matters—and how you can work toward better corporate succession planning by choosing a high-potential executive from within your company.

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Turning Customer Experiences Into Competitive Edge: Nikon’s Journey to Leadership


Many of the familiar avenues for gaining a competitive edge, such as product innovation or speed-to-market, are not as effective as they once were. Customer experience is currently the prime battleground for advantage, and a company’s competitive edge now depends on delivering a consistent, satisfying customer experience. How do the leaders get it done?

leadership theory  Edge: Nikon’s Journey to Leadership Many of the familiar avenues for gaining a competitive edge, such as product innovation or speed-to-market, are not as effective as they once were. Customer experience is currently the prime battleground for advantage, and a company’s competitive edge now depends on delivering a consistent, satisfying customer experience. How do the leaders get it done? Read More

Outsourcing Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance


The cardinal sin of outsourcing governance is to focus entirely on the mechanics and the price. If you do that, you’ll squander the true potential of the relationship. So spend the time and effort required to ensure an effective governance process—and don’t lose sight of the fact that without cultural alignment with your vendor, you’ll only be creating ground rules for debate, not agreement.

leadership theory  open, honest communications. Senior leadership involvement – On both sides of the partnership the involvement of strong, senior leadership is paramount to a successful governance program. It’s only through this involvement that the needs of the business can align with the service delivery program. Both parties must communicate on a strategic, not cost-center basis. Key functional users — Your outsourcing partner must possess a fundamental knowledge of your primary business processes that are Read More