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BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation


The BI market is ripe for consolidation, but not necessarily for the reason of capturing the scarce remaining market share like in the ERP case, but more likely for the reasons of garnering the most complete CPM portfolio.

market forecasting scm  a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors, some of which have begun to embed BI within their relational databases, catch up, despite BI''s proven staying power within IT departments. Further, the BI vendors have earned the reputation of selling big BI infrastructure deals but leaving it to IT departments within user enterprises to figure out and define the scope of the entire project. Also, BI vendors often seem content to leave fragmented data models of the applications Read More

IFS Glows Amidst The Mid-Market Gloom


By continuing to grow faster than many others, and by even reverting to profits, IFS has been defending the pride of quite beleaguered Tier 2 & 3 applications vendors. However, the bigger vendors will sell their aspirations dearly, and IFS still has a long way to go to achieve full-fledged credibility in the global market.

market forecasting scm  abreast with the latest market trends, as it boasts all the traditional ERP functionality and much more. In fall of 2000, when the product was launched, the ''hot items'' were new e-procurement, customer relationship management (CRM), flow manufacturing, portal, and wireless capabilities. Furthermore, at the beginning of 2001, IFS announced an enhanced advanced planning & scheduling (APS) system featuring new Web-based portlets to provide improved demand forecasting visibility across the supply chain. In Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

market forecasting scm  ago—until that time, the market consisted of non-integrated, point solutions. SAP for Retail: Beginnings SAP’s involvement in developing a retail solution actually predates the SAP AFS product. In 1994 SAP acquired Dacos Software GmbH , a Germany–based software provider to the retail industry, which gave the vendor intellectual property, development resources, and customers in the European market. Before the acquisition, SAP occasionally used well-known R/3 components such as MM (Materials Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

market forecasting scm  a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors catch up. Especially the remaining Tier 2 and 3 retail point solution vendors, if they cannot gain significant traction and distinctive differentiation, could find themselves in a position of needing to either be acquired or join forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor via alliance or acquisition. On a more general note, retailers will have to find a fine balance between investments in emerging Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact


The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. The combined vendors should now a have solid foothold against SAP and Oracle, particularly because one better-performing side could, if necessary, cover up for the underachieving one.

market forecasting scm  is up to the market to discern whether this was attributed to the acquisition or to an organic growth or decline, at least the acquisition seemed to result in the synergy and calculus to prove that the sum may be bigger than its parts, especially in other areas like manufacturing and SCM capability. Namely, the acquisition has expanded PeopleSoft''s geographic reach particularly in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and many other overseas markets like Latin America and Africa. Prior to the acquisition, neither Read More

Customer Satisfaction Analytics for Market Metrix


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market forecasting scm  Satisfaction Analytics for Market Metrix GoodData supports Market Metrix customers by helping them answer key questions. They can get results immediately with a drag-and-drop interface and customize their own reports. Read More

TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software


This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these characteristics: collaborative capabilities, cloud deployment, analytics, adaptive solutions, and in-memory computing.

market forecasting scm  2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these Read More

TEC's BI State of the Market Report


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market forecasting scm  BI State of the Market Report Would you like to learn more about business intelligence (BI) 2.0, and how it can help you make better business decisions? Get the skinny on mashups—and why they are becoming such a popular and powerful BI tool. You''ll find all this—and much more—in TEC''s new BI State of the Market Report . In this informative report on what''s new and hot in BI, you''ll also find BI case studies expert analysis of BI trends a look at how to successfully market online what to look for in 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.

market forecasting scm  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 a/s and Damgaard a/s recommended a merger under the name of NavisionDamgaard a/s on November 21. The merger should create an international mid-market leader with revenues of more than $140 million. Combining Navision Software and Damgaard into one company creates a perfect match. Even though we have b Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Mid-market Issues


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market forecasting scm  of questions pertaining to market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues for software application vendors to answer. Following is the continuation of the responses we received from two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors— Infor and IFS . For more background on the questions we asked below, and for these two vendors'' answers to our first four questions, please see Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends and Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars) . Questions and Answers Read More

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)


Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers.

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The Issue: North American Mid-market IT Outsourcing Trends


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market forecasting scm  Issue: North American Mid-market IT Outsourcing Trends The challenges of doing business in today’s economic climate are the same for mid-market companies as they are for larger corporations. The mid-market, however, has typically addressed those challenges differently and has not employed alternative service delivery models. But more and more mid-market firms are discovering that information technology outsourcing (ITO) can have a positive impact on growth. Find out why. Read More

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