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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 11, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSJeanswest selects Manhattan Associates Industry tags: Fashion/retail "Manhattan Associates once again shows the strength of its SCALE platform; Jeanswest was in much need of a supply chain solution that could help them streamline logistics across and between three continents. Jeanswest will now be able to better manage its operations across its branded stores and distribution

post and telecommunications  TEC Analyst TEC Blog post (June 5, 2012): CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? HighJump Software releases updated mobile presales application for direct store delivery (DSD) businesses Industry tags: Retail This release is good news for DSD suppliers looking to rationalize the hardware used by their sales force, as they will be able to install the HighJump solution on PC hardware such as laptops, tablets, or desktops. We can perhaps look forward to a possible extensi Read More

Is Oracle Becoming Invincible?


On June 20, Oracle Corporation, the leading provider of database and enterprise software applications, announced its fiscal 2000 results, claiming that it has passed SAP to become the world's largest applications software company.

post and telecommunications  Oracle will continue to post strong results and generate strong new sales, its competition will inevitably rebound and become reciprocally hostile. Oracle will not create many friends with its swashbuckling rhetoric, and SAP realizes that it needs to change. Its partnerships with Commerce One and Clarify are a confirmation of a significant shift in its strategy as it tries to reinvent itself from a large, inert European business applications software company to an Internet leader, ready to fiercely fight Read More

AT&T Has a Thing for Media


In February 2000, AT&T announced their 'Ecosystem' which offers network infrastructure and hosting services. They’ve done it again, but this time focusing on the delivery of media. The AT&T 'Ecosystem For Media' is designed to be the industry’s premiere end-to-end digital media platform with the goal to serve 10 million simultaneous streaming media internet users.

post and telecommunications  including studio, mobile and post-production services. Ecosystem for Media Co-marketing Program: AT&T is launching a co-marketing program for the Ecosystem for Media designed to ensure the success of businesses who are creating, managing or distributing digital media. The program will allow companies who purchase AT&T''s Intelligent Content Distribution services and who host in AT&T data centers to leverage the power of AT&T''s brand through multiple levels of co-marketing support. AT&T Ecosystem for Media Read More

The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 3)


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service management (SSM) suite. One such broad SSM suite has been advanced by Servigistics, and Part 2 zoomed into the capabilities of one particular part of the Servigistics SSM suite: Service Knowledge Management (SKM). Potential SKM Benefits

post and telecommunications  The Sourcing Innovation blog post offers some more useful details on SKM. Why Slow Customer Uptake, Then? With minimal personnel requirements, anticipated return on investment (ROI) in less than six months, and developed sets of tools and best practices being touted as additional possible benefits, we should expect companies to be harnessing KM solutions in droves, right? As a validation of the KM market, the combination of former Onyx and KNOVA has allowed Consona CRM  to combine service resolution Read More

BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I


I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for various customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors. One of the vendors that attended the conference was BigMachines, a provider of inventive software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote

post and telecommunications  2 of this blog post series will continue with recent events at BigMachines. Your views, comments, opinions, etc., about BigMachines and about the Q2O/CPG software category per se are welcome in the meantime. We would also be interested in hearing about your experiences with these software solutions (if you are an existing user) or your general interest in evaluating these solutions as prospective customers. Read More

Intuit’s December Small Business Indexes and 2012 Recap


Intuit recently released its “December Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes” as well a special 2012 look back report. All data cited in the blog post and year-end report are based on a combination of government data and an anonymized subset of Intuit QuickBooks Online, Intuit Online Payroll, and QuickBooks Online Payroll users. Intuit’s online payroll products enable it

post and telecommunications  cited in the blog post  and year-end report are based on a combination of government data and an anonymized subset of Intuit QuickBooks Online, Intuit Online Payroll , and QuickBooks Online Payroll users. Intuit’s online payroll products enable it to anonymize and report on payroll data. Here are some interesting nuggets of information from the report: U.S. small business employment increased 0.12 percent in 2012, adding approximately 24,000 jobs Compensation increased 2.74 percent from January to Dece Read More

The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies and Revionics

post and telecommunications  3 of this blog post series will analyze the other two building blocks of pricing optimization: promotions and markdowns. Then, the series will go into the next generation of pricing optimization. JDA refers to this next evolutionary step as Lifecycle Pricing , DemandTec calls it Consumer Demand Management (CDM) , and Revionics refers to it as Integrated Forecast . Your views, comments, opinions, etc., about any above-mentioned pricing solution and about the software category per se are welcome in the Read More

The Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary


True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into practice.

post and telecommunications  Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into Read More

Case Study: Anderson Power Products


Anderson Power Products manufactures power connectors for telecommunications and other industries. The company, needing to consolidate data for its standard and customized products across five global locations, found an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers one reliable point of entry. Discover how the ERP solution helped improve shipping, customer relationships, financial reporting time, and more.

post and telecommunications  Study: Anderson Power Products Anderson Power Products manufactures power connectors for telecommunications and other industries. The company, needing to consolidate data for its standard and customized products across five global locations, found an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers one reliable point of entry. Discover how the ERP solution helped improve shipping, customer relationships, financial reporting time, and more. Read More

Mobile Unified Communications &Collaboration (UCC): The CIO’s Guide


Two trends in telecommunications are driving productivity and competitiveness in organizations today. UCC combines diverse business-critical communications capabilities into a single system, while mobile devices keep an increasingly mobile workforce connected to each other and to business processes from just about anywhere. But choosing the right mobility component for UCC becomes critical. Here’s what to consider when making your choice.

post and telecommunications  Unified Communications &Collaboration (UCC): The CIO’s Guide Two trends in telecommunications are driving productivity and competitiveness in organizations today. UCC combines diverse business-critical communications capabilities into a single system, while mobile devices keep an increasingly mobile workforce connected to each other and to business processes from just about anywhere. But choosing the right mobility component for UCC becomes critical. Here’s what to consider when making your Read More

SYSPRO ERP Version 6.1: A New Release for People Being Visionary and Pragmatic-At the Same Time


About two years ago, my colleague P.J. Jakovljevic wrote a blog post about SYSPRO, which started with the description of a very interesting strategy that the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor used to target its customers: PragmaVision. By introducing this concept, SYSPRO was showing that their product addresses the needs of decision makers that are both visionary (ready to embrace new

post and telecommunications  Jakovljevic wrote a blog post about SYSPRO, which started with the description of a very interesting strategy that the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor used to target its customers: PragmaVision. By introducing this concept, SYSPRO was showing that their product addresses the needs of decision makers that are both visionary (ready to embrace new technology) and pragmatic (not willing to test new products and waiting for them to prove their strengths). A couple of days ago, Brian Stein, chief Read More

Case Study: Active Voice Gets Proactive and Powers Communication with CRM


Although Active Voice is a global provider of business telecommunications, it didn’t have a dedicated solution for sales automation or customer service. Sales reps lacked what they needed to follow up on leads and were losing valuable opportunities. But when the company implemented an e-customer relationship (e-CRM) solution, its users gained mobile access to valuable customer information. Learn about the other benefits.

post and telecommunications  Study: Active Voice Gets Proactive and Powers Communication with CRM Although Active Voice is a global provider of business telecommunications, it didn’t have a dedicated solution for sales automation or customer service. Sales reps lacked what they needed to follow up on leads and were losing valuable opportunities. But when the company implemented an e-customer relationship (e-CRM) solution, its users gained mobile access to valuable customer information. Learn about the other benefits. Read More

Can Enterprises Keep Their Spend on Their Radar (Screen)?


My recent post Why don’t Potential Benefits of Spend Analysis Come by Easily? described typical challenges of comprehensive spend management solutions. On one hand, there are difficulties associated with massive spend data acquisition and subsequent classification and enrichment, and on the other hand, with presentation and analysis when done using rigid business intelligence (BI) tools over

post and telecommunications  shortcomings. I concluded my post with hints of some solutions that leverage dynamic on-demand databases and easy-to-use Google -like analytic tools (dashboards) to overcome many of the challenges that previous generation  spend analysis  and  data classification  solutions fail to address. Enter Spend Radar Spend Radar is an up-and-coming software technology company based in Chicago, Illinois, US. With currently over 30 employees, Spend Radar focuses solely on conquering the challenges of spend analy Read More

Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 2


In part 1 of this blog post series, we took a look at a major player in the field service management (FSM) market ServiceMax. In what follows is a recent question-and-answer interview with Stacey Epstein‚ vice president (VP) of marketing at ServiceMax. Stacey has extensive experience in generating demand, fueling growth, and building brand name global recognition for technology

post and telecommunications  or has malfunctioned. This post could trigger an automatic dispatch before the customer has even realized there is a problem with the machine. Looking Ahead TEC: What are the evident remaining white spaces (functional gaps) in your broad suite and how do you plan to fill them (e.g., parts pricing, warranty management, assembly instructions, etc.)? SE: Our suite is end-to-end, and there really aren’t major white spaces to speak of. We obviously have a full roadmap to deepen our capabilities in areas we Read More

Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and depressed environment. The continued organic growth has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and/or partnerships. More important, however, is the issue of whether Agresso has become a legitimate force to replace larger

post and telecommunications  comments and opinions about post-implementation agility and Agresso’ growth strategy? Do you think that Agresso has been ridiculously quiet in its marketing thus far? Has the time come for the likes of Agresso to siphon off research and development (R&D) expense and product/feature function building over to some serious noisemaking? Read More