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Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP?
Although interBiz has spouted an interesting value proposition to many enterprise applications users, the company still has to address some potential stumbling

prediction  interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? P.J. Jakovljevic - December 6, 2001 Event Summary  In October and November, interBiz , the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), expanded its back-office solutions with the announcement of product enhancements and a free benchmarking service. The announcements were: A free benchmarking service for businesses in durable goods industries Read More...
Will That Wretched ERP Finally Die? Possibly, But Only the Acronym!
Yet another ERP doom saying. This time, a prediction was given that ERP systems will only host 40 percent of business applications by 2004 partly due to the

prediction  economy by 2004. A prediction was given that ERP systems will only host 40 percent of business applications by 2004 due in part to the rise of collaborative commerce, or c-commerce. With traditional ERP systems, attention is placed on internal productivity. What will happen to alter that model is the emergence of a more diverse enterprise framework. From now until 2004, a more dynamic online marketplace will emerge, where companies can collaborate with employees, customers, stockholders, sales channels Read More...
Case Study: Peerless Pump
Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data,

prediction  Forecasting , Estimation , Prediction , Accuracy Method , Business Forecasting , Econometric Forecasting , Economic Forecasting , Forecasting Adjustment . Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. Although its first pumps were used to irrigate orange groves in California, its pumps today are used for a wide spectrum of applications across the globe. Some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world rely on Peerless Pump for fire protection including the Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

prediction  certain laws about a prediction of ROI will forever hold true… the prediction will always be wrong the prediction will always change for as long as the analysis continues someone is going to be held accountable for the prediction - Just give us the bottom line! After a quick look at these issues, one might question the effort to undertake the analysis to predict an ROI, as well as the validity of the outcome. Perfect, or even complete, information may not be feasible, but if a few basic principles Read More...
Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they''re right or wrong is one thing, but it''s valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

prediction  to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about demand trends for enterprise FOSS platforms between 2008 and 2009. I want to see how those jibe with predictions from some other analysts. And maybe, if you squint real hard at the changes between the ''08 and ''09 stats, you’ll get some ideas about what will happen in 2010. A little googling turns up evidence and arguments demonstrating that much of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) Read More...
Using Predictive Analytics within Business Intelligence: A Primer
What are predictive analytics, and how are they used within business intelligence applications and for business performance management?

prediction  mining concerned with the prediction of future probabilities and trends. Predictive analytics is used to analyze automatically large amounts of data with different variables, including clustering, decision trees, market basket analysis, regression modeling, neural nets, genetic algorithms, text mining, hypothesis testing, decision analytics, and so on. The core element of predictive analytics is the predictor, a variable that can be measured for an individual or entity to predict future behavior. These Read More...
Advertising Makes It Up In Volume
A small decline in Internet advertising rates turns out to be no problem for the advertising business as inventory explodes.

prediction  If there is a prediction to be made here it is that within a few years some of the basic parameters of these processes will be determined experimentally, and students of differential equations will be working homework problems based on Internet advertising. User Recommendations A company planning to build a business based on revenues from advertising on a website should develop its business plan based on slowly decreasing CPM rates. The same 10 million monthly ad impressions - not an unreasonable number Read More...
TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011
It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011

prediction  management (HRM) , my prediction is that more software vendors in this space will begin to offer SaaS models than ever before. With the issues of data security diminishing (through improved product capabilities), more organizations will be looking toward adopting the SaaS model of HRM in the coming year. Regarding human resource outsourcing (HRO) , as more and more businesses are expanding their operations globally, many organizations are accelerating their software buying initiatives around a Read More...
SAP Lowers Revenue Expectations
Business applications vendor PeopleSoft took aim at the customer relationship management (CRM) market on October 11 as it announced plans to buy Vantive, a

prediction  contrary, it reinforces the prediction we outlined in our research note on SAP in August 1999 (See TEC Technology Note: SAP AG - ERP Leader with a ''New Dimension'' , September 1st, 1999), where we predicted a decrease in SAP''s growth rate. A number of factors have contributed to SAP''s declining license revenues. The first is the over 12 month lag in delivering its CRM product suite. Second, a new version of SAP APO (supply chain demand planning and advanced scheduling product), which is due this month, Read More...
New Manufacturing Solution in the Cloud: Exact Macola On Demand
Editor''s note, December 19, 2012: According to the vendor, the product discussed below did not become available.Exact Software has recently released a new

prediction  their premises. But my prediction is that we will see more ERP products in the cloud in the near future, not only from Exact, but also from other vendors targeting the SMB market. Two major factors will drive manufacturing companies to try a cloud delivery model: the savings they can make, particularly if they have two or more production sites (which will require much investment in terms of time and money for supporting their IT infrastructure), and dispelling some of the myths on the disadvantages Read More...
Geac Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff
On November 12, Geac Computer unveiled its plan to turn its UK-based JBA Holdings acquisition into a new division, dubbed Gear, that will focus on the midrange

prediction  contrary, it reinforces the prediction we outlined in our research note on JBA on November 1, 1999 ( JBA: Will it remain ''@ctive Enterprise''? ), where we expressed a serious concern due to the imminent post-acquisition restructuring and divestiture of some of JBA''s obsolete product lines. Nevertheless, Geac''s management deserves commendation for tackling the unpleasant issues swiftly. We also regard Geac''s pursuit of JBA''s AS/400 System 21 product line and its @ctive Enterprise e-commerce packages as Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

prediction  widely divergent, causing the prediction of kanban sizes to be impractical and temporary, or wandering bottlenecks to appear all over the shop floor. Indeed, where the order mix changes or not all resources are dedicated to lean flow manufacturing, then kanban sizes must continuously be reevaluated. In these situations, a theory of constraints (TOC) approach is often more appropriate. Introducing TOC TOC is an alternative production scheduling and control mechanism that is also pull oriented, and that Read More...
Hoping Jon & Kate Can Come to Terms Like JDA & i2
Many people are aware of a reality show on television titled “Jon @ Kate Plus 8”, which features a couple that is separated and ready to get divorced

prediction  principle analyst, P.J. Jakovljevic''s prediction that Manhattan suite will be the next acquisition target for JDA come true? Read More...
How One Provider''s Solution Covers the Bases of Price Optimization and Management
What are the solutions that enable Zilliant''s customers to gain a better understanding of their markets'' price response and translate this into more profitable

prediction  The model performs forward prediction to determine recommendations and guidance on effective price or discount movements that need to take place. Such recommendations can help achieve margin, revenue, or volume improvements. In 2005, ZPS Modeling was renamed ZPPS Optimization to reflect the focus on maximizing margins for B2B environments, and the ZPPS Test and Monitor product was offered separately. Even prior to the repackaging, ZPPS Optimization had evolved into an application that is well-suited for Read More...
Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement
The word ''profitability'': is being bandied about as some e-procurement vendors show continued growth.

prediction  2001 has moved that prediction up to point to the second quarter. During the third quarter of 2000 the company added 96 new customers, and expanded its Global Trading Web to include a total of 107 e-marketplaces of which 47 are operational. The company made huge strides in its major relationships: it rolled out joint products with SAPMarkets and expanded its relationships with Microsoft, GE Global eXchange Services, Sterling Commerce and others (see GE and Commerce One Turn on the Lights - But You Ain''t Read More...

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