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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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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

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

SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies


At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP terms means to “run simple,” and second, maybe derived from the first idea, to embrace the cloud even more. As ironically as it sounds for the German company, at times accused of doing precisely the opposite with the offering of systems too complex in many aspects, the simplification movement makes sense and accommodates what the industry certainly will require from them and other vendors in the near future.

leadership theory  spectrum to push their leadership in the enterprise software arena to the next level. Simplification will likely turn out to be key for a company with a huge amount of complexity within its trenches. A good bet, yet a hard one. Questions of course, will come with regards to the effect in the existing SAP ecosystem (partners, customers and SAP itself) and how SAP will achieve this goal promptly, in a timely manner, and effectively. Of course, much more happened during SAP’s main conference, such as the 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

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Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?


The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing plant performance. However, it does not, at this stage, provide much added industry-specific shop-floor functionality per se.

leadership theory  SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer? Event Summary At the end of June, SAP announced that it was delivering enhanced connectivity between the plant floor and the enterprise by acquiring Lighthammer Software Development Corporation ( http://www.lighthammer.com ), a privately-held supplier of enterprise manufacturing intelligence and collaborative manufacturing software, based in Exton, Pennsylvania (US). Lighthammer and SAP shared a vision of adaptive business networks (ABN), as illustrated Read More

Operational Excellence: Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas


Companies in the Americas should lead the world in growth through operational excellence—but they don’t. A 2008 survey shows that less than half promote insight into operations by investing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Companies in the Americas also lag behind Asia-Pacific firms in revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Read more of the survey results.

leadership theory  value disci- plines: product leadership and customer intimacy. Doing things well across the organisation is fundamental, but most suc- cessful companies do one thing exceedingly well and identifying and reinforcing core competitive strengths is part of operational excellence. The definition in this paper has three elements: superior performance and visibility across the value chain value-added delivered to customers effective integration with external partners. While the concept of operational excel- Read More

How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2


Emerging Trends in the Logistics and Distribution Knowledge Areas 1. RFIDRFID technology is the hardware used to communicate information (typically bar code information) to computer software systems that gather and use the data (such as a WMS). The manufacturing of RF equipment is dominated by several market leaders that typically go to market through various distribution channels, including

leadership theory  Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards, Part 2 Emerging Trends in the Logistics and Distribution Knowledge Areas 1. RFID RFID technology is the hardware used to communicate information (typically bar code information) to computer software systems that gather and use the data (such as a WMS). The manufacturing of RF equipment is dominated by several market leaders that typically go to market through various distribution channels, including resellers. Read More

US Senate Issues Scathing Report—$1 Billion ERP Implementation Lessons Learned


The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has issued its official report on the Air Force’s failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation. Read TEC analyst Ted Rohm's write-up of the report and see why this massive project failed.

leadership theory  software.   Lack of Leadership During Project—There was no individual in the Air Force chain of command responsible and accountable for the project from start to finish. The timeline below shows some five program executive officers over the course of the program. The lack of leadership meant that business process changes were not effectively pushed across the organization.   Inadequate Mitigation of Risks—Though these problems were identified early on in the program (circa 2004) when conducting a Read More

5 Tips to Effective Succession Planning


Succession planning systems manage business risk and ensure leadership and critical role continuity across all levels of an organization. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your succession planning investments.

leadership theory  business risk and ensure leadership and critical role continuity across all levels of an organization. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your succession planning investments. Read More

J.D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too


In its major comeback attempt J.D. Edwards has been playing the card of system openness and interconnectivity, some of the key principles of the Internet economy. On October 2, the usually laid back vendor hosted a glitzy show in New York City for the official launch of the highly publicized Xe version of its flagship OneWorld software package. While the launch emphasized flexibility, we noticed the system had some remarkable functionality

leadership theory  D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too J.D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too P.J. Jakovljevic - October 19, 2000 Event Summary On October 2, J.D. Edwards & Company, one of the leading providers of enterprise applications, announced the general availability of OneWorld Xe, the company''s new extended enterprise product which offers around 300 Read More

People Don't Leave Bad Organizations. People Leave Bad Managers!


One of the most neglected areas of an enterprise is the warehouse. When errors occur here, the whole company is affected, so it is crucial that good managers nurture the skills of warehouse employees.

leadership theory  leader? Books such as Leadership Styles and Strategies, The 21 Century Supervisor , and 9 Natural Laws of Leadership are just the three of 3,048,203 search results that MSN returned when I searched leadership books. But when I searched for how to be a good follower the search engine returned 3,219 of which many were martial arts and religious sites! Sound leadership involves nurturing employees to excel in their abilities and create a functionally, competitive, and profitable work environment. Often, Read More