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RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Two: Market Impact
It is becoming increasingly important for supply chain execution (SCE) suppliers to have global implementation and service capabilities, while multinational

lis  Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact The long predicted consolidation within the warehouse management systems (WMS)/supply chain execution (SCE) market seems finally to be happening. It has started however by an unexpected route, since instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some public SCE/WMS vendors and smaller, even profitable but undercapitalized and undervalued WMS/SCE vendors have found shelter under wealthy, more visible parents, companies

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WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


Not many people know of WAM Systems, a privately held supply chain management vendor situated in a Philadelphia suburb. Emboldened by growing interest and new venture capital, the company intends to make its presence known.

lis  laboratory information system (LIS). LIS applications and PICASO use much of the same data, such as product specifications, product and raw material assays, and customer order information. Combining PICASO with an LIS would be a strong selling point for customers who want both supply chain management and laboratory data management and would otherwise need to go to two vendors. WAM Systems should continue its plans to build its market presence, crafting its message for executive levels (CIO, CEO, COO) of Read More

Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges


The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle, the pressure from the ERP intruders, and continued market consolidation exert fiscal pressure across the sector.

lis  RedPrairie 's acquisition of LIS (see RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition ), we may end up witnessing a stratification of the market, where the big gets bigger and the small, in the shadow of the giants, recoil into a survival mode focusing on some safe market havens. Others vendors, like Catalyst International , will have to strategically fill unique market needs in order to gain growth and scale (see Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst's Strategy? ). Challenges Remain for Read More

RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary


A consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution market, which many pundits had long been predicting, but had hardly taken place for various reasons, finally seems to be happening.

lis  Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary Event Summary The long predicted consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution (WMS/ SCE) market finally seems to be happening. However, it has started by an unexpected route. Instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some public SCE/WMS vendors and smaller, even profitable but undercapitalized and undervalued WMS/SCE vendors have found shelter under wealthy, more visible parents with complementary Read More

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part One: Event Summary


For years, Catalyst International was a leading public WMS/SCE vendor before missteps by its previous management team caused serious problems in strategy and execution. Over the past few years Catalyst's turnaround strategy has returned it to growth and profitability. As a result, it has recently been acquired by ComVest, a wealthy, private investment firm. This development may indicate private equity investors' renewed interest in this market and might validate the company's turnaround strategy that began in late 2001. Still, the question remains whether the anticipated infusion of capital from ComVest will enable Catalyst to become a consolidator and rejoin its mightier direct competitors in the industry's upper echelon.

lis  counterpart and former competitor LIS (see RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition ). The most recent example of a public company in this space that has turned to an outside investor for growth capital would be Catalyst International, Inc . (OTC: CLYS.OB), a global provider of SCE applications. Catalyst finalized the sale of all its outstanding shares to ComVest Investment Partners ( www.comvest.com ), an institutional private investment firm. As a result of the acquisition, a company Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage), and about their (un)intended audiences. These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers, and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here

lis  were quite educational and established someone's expertise in something. One latter example would be the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid and authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . Why? Well, when I read it, many things therein rang true to me based on my previous experiences as a design person who had to deal with manufacturing, sourcing and procurement staff at my previous employers (back in the 1980s and 1990s). Shepherding products from Read More

Extending SAN Connectivity for Engenio Arrays


The storage industry provides an abundance of white papers discussing the ever-changing data management and retention regulations, the need for business continuity, and disaster recovery. The core of these data services is the ability to copy, move, and replicate data—locally and far away. Unfortunately, SANs only reach about 10 km. IT managers need to share, protect, and move data much farther than that. Find out how.

lis  SAN Connectivity for Engenio Arrays The storage industry provides an abundance of white papers discussing the ever-changing data management and retention regulations, the need for business continuity, and disaster recovery. The core of these data services is the ability to copy, move, and replicate data—locally and far away. Unfortunately, SANs only reach about 10 km. IT managers need to share, protect, and move data much farther than that. Find out how. Read More

Winning your market - second in a series


Positioning Part 2: Choosing what you want to sayIn Part 1, I introduced positioning and talked about how easy it is to miss your mark. This time, we focus on how successful campaign positioning depends on saying and doing just the right thing—at the right time—for the right audience. Advertising is great fun in that you can choose what you want to say about a product or service—but it’s also

lis  prominence with a book published by renowned marketing strategists Al Ries and Jack Trout titled, Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind (1981). It was revelatory in its time and, like many watershed concepts in marketing, its game-changing significance remains the same today. Quite simply, how you position your product, your collateral, your company, and (perhaps, most importantly) your sales call, makes the difference between success and failure. SAP is not a software company A laudable example of this Read More

Rapid Implementation Methodology


It's a sad but well-known fact that many software implementation projects run out of time and money. Certain crucial activities tend to have striking effects on the cost of an implementation. But it's possible to stick to plans and budgets, provided that you do the right things and avoid the traps. Discover which parts of a software implementation are worth spending extra money on in order to minimize risk and cost.

lis  term. Please consider the checklist below. Questions answered with 'No' are negative indicators: Is the solution based on .Net or java? Does the solution run on Windows server? Does the solution run on Unix/Linux server? Does the solution run on any of Oracle, SQL Server or DB2 databases? Does the solution support web services based integration?   Roll out Much can be said about rolling out software. This white paper simply states that priority 1 focus should be on mitigating risk when rolling out the Read More

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


Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for

lis  system. For a complete list of available ERP systems, white papers, and articles on distribution and ERP for services, visit www.technologyevaluations.com . Project Management as the Change Agent in SCM’s Evolution “The future ain't what it used to be.”—Yogi Berra, US baseball player, coach, and manager. The above quotation is a humorous reminder of how far technology has evolved, not just in our workplace, but in our personal lives as well. Recently, I was at home reading the newspaper when my Read More

Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing


Information security managers, quality assurance staff, and developers are faced with the enormous responsibility of keeping Web applications secure from the ever-growing menace of hackers and internal threats alike. So how can they protect sensitive data without exhausting internal resources, overspending the budget, or being forced to use costly manual penetration testing using external consulting firms?

lis  Use of application security checklists provide a baseline for needed security mechanisms while also providing a security awareness tool for developers. Build: When actual coding and implementation begins, the process should be governed by the specific security requirements specified in the earlier stages of the SDLC process. Integration testing: Test-cases should be developed that demonstrate characteristics as defined by the security requirements, design requirements, and coding practices of the Read More

A SaaS Primer


Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can be a strategic advantage to businesses, letting companies avoid costly hardware, software licenses, and complex version upgrades. But because most major software vendors are touting some version of SaaS, there is confusion about the solution model and its advantages. Learn what SaaS really means, and discover the short-term and long-term benefits of the model and its variants.

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RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics


Radio frequency identification (RFID) helps actualize the perfect integration of logistical and commercial chains and its use is rising in the US and Europe among large companies; government departments; and industries. Setting up RFID requires a validation test on a defined perimeter that involves the processes that have the most direct impact on your activity to see how RFID will affect your environment.

lis  enables the user to realise complete RFID business processes. These processes can integrate with the customer's backend system using EDI or ERP proprietary formats or protocols such as IDOCs or RFCs. Common Questions in RFID   What is RFID? Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that enables the identification, localization and tracking of goods, people, animals and any sorts of objects. It enables immediate data reception by means of radio waves. A RFID system is mainly composed of three Read More

Ptak Associates LLC


Based in New Hampshire, Ptak Associates provides IT analysis. The company also conducts surveys, produces white papers, organizes presentations, and provides consulting services.

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How ERP and CRM Solutions Can Save You Money


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lis  ERP and CRM Solutions Can Save You Money Business people want to know: What can I do to help my company save money during this economic downturn? How can I make business better? Perhaps you are asking the very same questions. One thing that's worked for many small and midsized companies is to use Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM software. It's enabled them to increase their companies' efficiencies, reduce their costs, and strengthen and grow their businesses—all during tough economic times. And you Read More