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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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Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance


Initiatives to automate and streamline financial processes often focus more on reducing costs than adding value. Adding the kind of value you should have in your financial processes stands at the heart of a broader initiative known as governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Learn why embedding the components of GRC within your financial processes can help you track financial flows and alert you when things might go awry.

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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile?


While the race for the pole position in the still evolving, moving-target PLM market started several years ago, it has been quite accelerated by Agile Software's fourth acquisition in 2003. Particularly with the most recent Agile-Eigner announcement, the two players have apparently decided to leapfrog many direct competitors by joining complementary forces.

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OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention


Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks.

managing financial processes ma  of looking at and managing security and network intrusions. In order to take advantage of the technology that OKENA offers, companies need to be willing to commit the resources up-front that are required for pro-active security. Running only on Microsoft operating systems, OKENA''s management console might not appeal to UNIX shops, however, OKENA has committed to developing a Solaris platform that will debut sometime next year.   Bottom Line Vendor Recommendations and Predictions It will be important for Read More

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While significant new product deliveries have happened under the company’s own steam, J.D. Edwards has not departed from its traditional policy of congenial partnering with other prominent software providers.

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PowerCerv Finally Overpowered By The '02 Hurricane Season Part 2: Strengths and User Recommendations


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Acumatica Financial Management Suite


The Acumatica Financial Suite includes a core set of applications that almost every organization uses, including general ledger, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax management, and other functionality. Acumatica financials are designed for companies with complex requirements, but are easy to use in smaller organizations. The modules in the Financial Suite are integrated with each other and also with the other Acumatica suites.    

managing financial processes ma  Financial Management Suite The Acumatica Financial Suite includes a core set of applications that almost every organization uses, including general ledger, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax management, and other functionality. Acumatica financials are designed for companies with complex requirements, but are easy to use in smaller organizations. The modules in the Financial Suite are integrated with each other and also with the other Acumatica suites. Read More

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managing financial processes ma  becoming increasingly common. But managing the incorporation of vendor application releases alongside customizations requires an additional layer of software configuration management (SCM) to integrate subsequent vendor releases. Traditional branch-based SCM tools require an unnecessarily complex branch-and-merge process. However, there is a more intuitive and efficient parallel development model for managing customizations to vendor code. Read More

Oracle Financial Analytics


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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision


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managing financial processes ma  point of the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision is that supply chain management requires effective use of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Its central theme focuses on using Microsoft Navision for managing supply chain activities in manufacturers and distributors. Its target audience includes those individuals implementing or considering Microsoft Navision as their ERP system. The book addresses an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run Read More

From Transaction to Transformation: How Financial Software Keeps Pace with Business


As finance departments face increased expectations to play a strategic role in their enterprise’s development, finance executives look to financial software solutions to help increase growth and manage resources. But when most software solutions support standard business requirements, how do you choose the one that is best suited to your company?

In this report, TEC's senior research analyst Aleksey Osintsev looks at the rising importance of choosing the right accounting and financial software suite and how to approach the evaluation of a modern financial management solution. Financial applications are outlined and compared, including Sage ERP X3, Infor EFM, and Oracle E-Business Suite.

managing financial processes ma  Transaction to Transformation: How Financial Software Keeps Pace with Business As finance departments face increased expectations to play a strategic role in their enterprise’s development, finance executives look to financial software solutions to help increase growth and manage resources. But when most software solutions support standard business requirements, how do you choose the one that is best suited to your company? In this report, TEC''s senior research analyst Aleksey Osintsev looks at the Read More

TEC 2012 Financial Software Packages for Medium and Large Enterprises Buyer's Guide


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We all are—except consultants who praise the importance of business processes, but sometimes don’t practice what they preach. Business processes can be simply good or bad habits that people follow mostly because it’s what they’ve always done rather than it being a way to work more efficiently. There are a few very good reasons that make people afraid of changing the way they do their

managing financial processes ma  when time is spent managing a team, a customer base, relations with providers, etc., (re)defining business processes is the last thing on a manager’s mind. Ironically, most managers understand that the “traditional” system in use will fail sooner or later. Since any initiative to change things will not get them anywhere, mostly because other decision makers may not buy in, they continue perpetuating the same inefficient system. High-risk : Consultants are also afraid of changing business processes Read More