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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

PSA -- Still An Evolving Market


What started out as a set of applications to better manage customers' projects, astutely allocate staff and monitor their utilization rates has become an important foundation for coordinating a full range of business activities amongst increasingly virtual teams both within and outside the four-walls.

market forecasting scm  -- Still An Evolving Market The PSA Market The market for Professional Service Automation (PSA) is still evolving with fragmented offerings from many point solutions providers that are not that financially sound either. As a matter of fact, a vast majority of pure PSA vendors are start-up weaklings, that offer only some of the following areas of an entire PSA (i.e., the bid-to-bill lifecycle), such as opportunity & lead tracking/management, proposal automation, resource planning & forecasting, recruiting 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

ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations.

market forecasting scm  more data (downstream data, market data, web data, social media, etc.) in the forecasting process could drive improved forecasting, inventories, and supply chain performance. It was clear that conventional forecasting and modeling techniques could not scale to fully take advantage of this data. Therefore, the vendor developed and started deploying a machine learning engine (MLE) as an add-on to its standard product, and has since deployed about 10 implementations.   ToolsGroup has harnessed the power of Read More

Market Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger


The Lawson and Intentia merger might create a much-needed, strong statement for the market, and provide the mid-market with more options. It may also decrease the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.

market forecasting scm  Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger Market Impact While we do not indulge in speculating who is likely to merge with whom in the highly tectonic enterprise applications market, we have to admit that the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) had not crossed our mind before it actually happened. (For details on the merger announcement, see New Lawson Software''s Transatlantic Extended-ERP Intentions ). The move was quite a surprise, since both Lawson Read More

Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results


Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find out more.

market forecasting scm  the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find Read More

Next-generation Fibre Channel Storage Systems: 2007-2011 Market Forecast


At the macro level, the fibre channel storage systems market is mature and slow-growing. However, the market is actually undergoing tremendous architectural and technological transition. This report provides a quantitative market-sizing analysis based on the direction and scope of the overall fibre channel storage systems market, and analyzes next-generation fibre channel storage systems segments and their growth prospects.

market forecasting scm  Channel Storage Systems: 2007-2011 Market Forecast At the macro level, the fibre channel storage systems market is mature and slow-growing. However, the market is actually undergoing tremendous architectural and technological transition. This report provides a quantitative market-sizing analysis based on the direction and scope of the overall fibre channel storage systems market, and analyzes next-generation fibre channel storage systems segments and their growth prospects. Read More

ERP Systems Market Primer


Though most companies know about the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP), many lack awareness about how to evaluate products or when the time is right to upgrade change solutions. Moreover, they may not be up to date with the latest ERP features, market trends, and other essential information. Focus’s ERP System Market Primer offers necessary background knowledge on ERP to potential buyers and sales executives.

market forecasting scm  Systems Market Primer Though most companies know about the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP), many lack awareness about how to evaluate products or when the time is right to upgrade change solutions. Moreover, they may not be up to date with the latest ERP features, market trends, and other essential information. Focus’s ERP System Market Primer offers necessary background knowledge on ERP to potential buyers and sales executives. Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

market forecasting scm  leading best-of-breed (BoB) counterpart market offerings. TEC’s mid-2011 article “ Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to be Reckoned With? ” analyzed the state of affairs of the SAP PLM 7.x suite. Soon after, SAP acquired Right Hemisphere for its 3D visualization capabilities and as the linchpin of SAP’s Visual Enterprise strategy to put the product development (engineering), manufacturing, sales and marketing, and aftermarket service departments on the same page. The idea is to create a core of product Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends


In this unique question and answer series, vendors were given the opportunity to put forth their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues. The questions posed to willing participants of this opinion poll are elaborated on here.

market forecasting scm  Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends Over the last several months, we have attended numerous vendor events and user conferences, and have witnessed an avalanche of press releases and announcements about these vendors'' respective strategies, their products'' long- and mid-term road maps, immediate enhancements, and so on. While it is only natural that every vendor will claim its strategy, moves, or product offerings as differentiating, the general perception in the market is that most of the above are r Read More

Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market


The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global product development. However, not all PLM software vendors are riding this wave of PLM market growth and profitability.

market forecasting scm  Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market Background Market dynamics, such as globalization, outsourcing, and emerging web collaboration technologies and practices, are driving prospects and investors alike to take a closer look at the product lifecycle management (PLM) market and vendor landscape. The PLM market is currently held in high esteem by the analyst community, with projections of double digit growth over the foreseeable future. ARC Group recently predicted that the worldwide market for PLM Read More

Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Epicor and SYSPRO, the two renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP) mid-market incumbents that heavily harness Microsoft’s platform tools. To that end, the business productivity tools that were illustrated in my recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions (which reflected on the highly publicized mid

market forecasting scm  enterprise applications capabilities and market trends. What role might Microsoft’s tools play (or not play) in these regards?  Ignore Mobility at Your Peril I concur with Epicor’s VP of product marketing,  Jim Norwood, and his assertion in a recent blog post that mobility will be a huge trend and requirement in 2011 (and later), as possibly best illustrated by SAP buying Sybase in mid-2010 . Owing to the built-in Epicor Everywhere Framework (see  the related blog post ), Epicor ERP already works Read More

Antivirus Software: Market Review


Computer viruses are spreading through the Internet at an unprecedented rate and the antivirus market is now a $3 billion (USD) a year industry. This report measures the financial health and product quality of four key industry players: Symantec, McAfee, Computer Associates, and Trend Micro.

market forecasting scm  Software: Market Review Executive Summary Computer viruses are spreading through the Internet at an unprecedented rate and the antivirus market is now a $3 billion (USD) a year industry. This report measures the financial health and product quality of four key industry players: Symantec, McAfee, Computer Associates, and Trend Micro. Market Overview and Background In the global antivirus market, the four market leaders currently seem to be Symantec , McAfee , Computer Associates , and Trend Micro Read More

Mid-market Strategies: Innovation for the Midsize Enterprise


Small and midsize companies must improve their decision-making abilities to 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.

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