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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

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

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

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

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

Avercast Forecasting & Demand Planning Software


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market forecasting scm  Forecasting & Demand Planning Software The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting forecasts at the individual item or summary level Avercast Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing Read More

TEC's BI State of the Market Report


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ERP Systems Market Primer


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Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Mid-Market Organizations


While most mid-market companies have an analytics foundation designed to handle structured data, few have evolved to more dynamic environments required for big data and a pervasive and prescriptive use of advanced analytics that are essential to survive in a digital world. So, what should mid-market companies do now to improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results? In this report, we explore how they can tap into their strengths, shore up their weaknesses, and learn from analytics leaders.

market forecasting scm  Blueprint for Value in Mid-Market Organizations While most mid-market companies have an analytics foundation designed to handle structured data, few have evolved to more dynamic environments required for big data and a pervasive and prescriptive use of advanced analytics that are essential to survive in a digital world. So, what should mid-market companies do now to improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results? In this report, we explore how they can tap into their Read More

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market forecasting scm  respond quickly to changing market conditions—and compete with larger competitors. Better decision making means having the right insight into the right information. Performance management solutions can help by linking strategy with execution so managers have the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. Learn more. Read More

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Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting


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