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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
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 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

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! The reactions of some decision-makers to each of the four challenges that are listed above provide a convenient outline for exploring a more thoughtful and strategic approach to evaluating a potential investment in supply chain management 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
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
Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Four: MRO and Spare Parts Management
Service or spare parts have lately become both a blessing and a curse for many manufacturers.

prediction  replacement scheduling, and time-to-failure prediction. A&D companies design low-volume, high-cost products for high reliability, but still maintain stocks of complex and expensive spares, since in this industry, the impact of any failure is large and requires adequate stocks of parts at several locations for rapid replacement in case of repair. On one hand, minimizing the number of new parts introduced into the market (and subsequently into inventory) should be a major aim, particularly as parts face Read More
Captured by Data
The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary

prediction  a role in the prediction of survival characteristics. (Resnikov, H. L. 1978. Mathematical Aspects of Reliability-centered Maintenance , Springfield: National Technical Information Service, US Department of Commerce) Critical failures are, by their very nature, serious. When they occur they are often designed out, or a replacement asset is installed, or some other initiative is put in place to ensure that they don''t recur. As a result, the volume of data available for analysis is often small, and Read More
Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? - Part 2: Challenges and Market Impact
InterBiz remains one of the most widely used of the upper-mid-range ERP vendors. It has done much to rejuvenate its acquired enterprise applications arsenal

prediction  interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? - Part 2: Challenges and Market Impact Should Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? Part 2: Challenges and Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - December 10, 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 Read More
Sizing the Enterprise Incentive Management Opportunity-And the Challenges Ahead
Pure-play enterprise incentive management (EIM) vendors who have focused on providing the capability to manage highly complex compensation systems will be well

prediction  a 34 percent growth prediction in the insurance industry, where EIM solutions are primarily driven by bonus and commission payouts, but there is also a projected increase of insurance sales agents through 2014 that should boost EIM expenditures. Distribution channel management has become a key differentiator for insurance companies in the current difficult investment and claims environment. Namely, the insurance industry has become increasingly focused on brokers and alternative distribution channels Read More
SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA. SAP has

prediction  pure cloud-based platform, Cloud Prediction , cater to improving the customer lifecycle—through acquisition, cross-sell, up-sell, retention, and next best activity. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, KXEN has more than 500 deployments at companies such as AAA, Barclays, CBS Interactive, Overstock.com, Shutterfly, and Vodafone. Since KXEN predictive technology is focused on the line-of-business user and the data analyst (rather than the data jock), it will complement SAP Predictive Read More
Enterprise Impact Simulation - Making It Happen
Before c-commerce bad estimates and unintended impacts were issues businesses managed. Cost and schedule overruns and disruptions to the business caused by IT

prediction  first is the accurate prediction of effort and duration for IT projects. The second is the accurate prediction of impact to business functions, organizations, and other IT systems as a result of those projects. These predictive capabilities require accurate, coherent, comprehensive knowledge of the components used in the simulation; IT blueprints. EIS enables c-commerce alliances to move quickly and in lock step to introduce new functionality to their collaborative capabilities. EIS enables alliance Read More
Leading Solution Provider to Steel Manufacturers Gets Acquired-Why?
When one company acquires another, who benefits? It seems PSI’s recent acquisition of AIS will benefit both—as well as their clients and the steel industry as a

prediction  finished good inventory, etc. Prediction The market space for the steel industry will be harder to penetrate in the next three to five years, as most steel manufacturers will be using a planning and scheduling software system. The demand for software specifically for the metals market will shrink as more steel manufacturers come onboard with some kind of MES or APS tool. AIS has been acquired by PSI, but will continue marketing and selling its product and services to steel industry; as noted above, AIS wi Read More
Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part Two
At the recent Acumatica Partner Summit 2014, the focus was on the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem. In this post, part two of

prediction  million (USD) (with a prediction of reaching $500 million in a few years’ time). He mentioned that Acumatica keeps running into NetSuite in about 20 percent of deals. Although Acumatica is about 15 times smaller than NetSuite in terms of revenues, NetSuite’s ecosystem is only about 4 times larger than Acumatica’s given the vendor’s focus on the upper mid-market and direct sales (see Figure 4).    Figure 4 —Acumatica ecosystem vs. NetSuite ecosystem (click for larger images)   Roskill Read More
MAPICS Reports Solid Profitability Despite Dismal Fiscal 1999 4% Growth
On October 27, MAPICS, Inc. reported revenues and net income for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 1999. For fiscal 1999, total revenues

prediction  contrary, it reinforces the prediction we outlined in our research note on MAPICS in October 1999 (See TEC Technology Research Note: MAPICS: Will Customer Satisfaction be Enough? , October 1st, 1999), where we predicted a significant decrease in MAPICS'' growth rate and revenues. Nevertheless, MAPICS'' management deserves commendation for making prudent product development moves, while maintaining profitability during very challenging times (See Charts). We regard the recently delivered products and 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

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