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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

mark two distributors  is nearing the 300,000 mark. Hence, one should not be surprised by MBS'' recent, more upbeat results in a great part from up-selling so-called surrounding applications like Microsoft Business Network ( MBN ), Microsoft Demand Planner , or Microsoft Business Portal to its existing ERP users (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ). In late 2003, MBS enhance its current line of ERP business solutions and service offerings in terms of helping its small, mid-market segment and even Read More

Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?


While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more significant intra-market activity. The latest one was the merger between Navision Software and Damgaard.

mark two distributors  Consolidation? Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? P.J. Jakovljevic - January 2, 2001 Event Summary On November 22, NavisionDamgaard , the merger of Navision Software and Damgaard , fellow Danish providers of business applications for mid-sized enterprises, announced it would continue to market the two current companies'' main product lines: Damgaard Axapta , Navision Solutions , Damgaard XAL and Damgaard C5 . The boards of directors and the founders of Navision Software Read More

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mark two distributors  managed by former president Mark Fenimore, represents the foundation of the new division. As one of its first major initiatives, Best Software will roll out the BSAN, unifying and expanding the company''s existing accountant recommender programs into one formalized, company-wide program for the first time. Designed to strengthen the relationship between technology and the accounting community, BSAN should provide accounting professionals access to software, information and support to enable them to better Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

mark two distributors  About the Author    MARK WELLS has worked for the past 20 years on many aspects supply chain management from within industry, as a supply chain consultant, and as part of a software development organization. For two years, he worked for a steel service center as an internal consultant. He holds an MBA from Drexel University where he has also taught operations management and operations research. He currently works for the applications development division of Oracle Corporation, focusing on supply chain Read More

Oracle Proud To Be Number Two


Being number two in the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software market is becoming a coveted prize for old guard ERP vendors.

mark two distributors  and scheduling (APS) software market is becoming a coveted prize for old guard ERP vendors. Just four months ago, at a press/analyst event in Waltham, Massachusetts, SAP announced that its Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO) had captured the number two spot from Manugistics Group based on APO''s fourth quarter 1999 license revenue of $25 million (see TEC news analysis, SAP Declares Victory Over Manugistics, Takes Aim at i2 ). Recently, it was Oracle''s turn to proclaim the title of second best with over Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact


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mark two distributors  Public and Nonprofit Sector Markets The Encore acquisition should bring the two former partners'' complementary product offerings even closer and should enlarge opportunities within the public and nonprofit sectors under the Microsoft umbrella. The products'' technologies are quite compatible and so the products'' integration will not be terribly complex, if it is to be complex at all. Public sector and government agencies and nonprofit organizations have similarities in the fact that both require fund Read More

APV Reduces Stockkeeping by Two-Thirds with Intentia


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mark two distributors  APV Products in Horsens, Denmark. “By streamlining the many workflows, we have been able to cut out all the redundant processes. Thus we have seen an amazing reduction of delivery time, from twenty-five days to only a couple of days. At the same time our inventory turnover has increased, which means that our inventory has been reduced to a third. And last but not least, our productivity is higher.” Bjorn Sommer, Product Line Manager, APV Products. Read More

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As executives and management all seek greater visibility to operations intelligence that can be accessed from anywhere, the harnessing of “big data” and “mobility” to improve operational excellence is a well-entrenched best practice in the manufacturing and IT community. Dassault Systèmes has many years of experience in this area through its DELMIA Apriso product portfolio, and it recently released two new solutions.

mark two distributors  chain disruptions to new market opportunities that necessitate organizational alignment. As executives and management all seek greater visibility to operations intelligence that can be accessed from anywhere, the harnessing of “big data” and “mobility” to improve operational excellence is a well-entrenched best practice in the manufacturing and IT community. Dassault Systèmes has many years of experience in this area through its DELMIA Apriso product portfolio, and it recently released two new Read More

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Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management


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