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Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots


Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

procurement life cycle  chain planning (SCP) or e-procurement, many experts have suddenly, once again had an epiphany about the importance of solid back-office transactional systems. Namely, there is a renewed recognition that ERP is imperative to managing and controlling internal materials movements and processes. It forms the foundation for collaboration, e-business, CRM, supply chain management (SCM) and so forth. Therefore, while the traditional introspective mind-set of ERP becomes history, its functionality remains Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 4: SAP's Strategy


It appears as though SAP feels confident now that its software solutions outside of its core ERP can stand on their own and attract new customers.

procurement life cycle  Buyer is a collaborative procurement solution that links to the entire supply chain for contract purchases, configurable goods, and catalog-based purchasing. Key application capabilities in Enterprise Buyer 2.0 include real-time supplier communications, workflow efficiencies, support of most types of procurement, integration with collaborative planning and engineering and browser and wireless access. SCM - Through SAP Solutions Subsidiary  After years of wavering, SAP''s SCM software, as well as CRM and Read More

Plex Manufacturing Cloud


The Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly known as Plex Online) offers more than 350 functional modules that give manufacturers instant access to vital information and management functions via a simple Web browser. Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers features for virtually every department within a manufacturing operation, including manufacturing operations management (MOM) and quality management systems (QMS) for the shop floor; customer relationship management (CRM) for sales and marketing; supply chain management (SCM) for procurement; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) for finance and management. The on-demand solution features product life cycle management (PLM) functions such as program and change management; ERP functions such as accounting and finance modules; CRM features such as order entry and tracking; manufacturing execution systems (MES) functions such as production scheduling and machine integration; and SCM functions such as supplier quality and traceability.

procurement life cycle  chain management (SCM) for procurement; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) for finance and management. The on-demand solution features product life cycle management (PLM) functions such as program and change management; ERP functions such as accounting and finance modules; CRM features such as order entry and tracking; manufacturing execution systems (MES) functions such as production scheduling and machine integration; and SCM functions such as supplier quality and traceability. Read More

ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company


What makes your enterprise resource planning (ERP) requirements difficult for most vendors to satisfy? As a life sciences company, you have operational processes that set you apart from other manufacturing companies. And, your regulatory requirements, including 21 CFR part 11, aren’t like those of any other industry. The challenge is to manage compliance risks and compliance costs. Learn about an ERP compliance strategy.

procurement life cycle  serial number information from procurement to customer delivery. The work order must include all resources involved in production including materials, people, locations, and equipment. The work order is the primary collection point for production-related regulatory information and is usually a focus of regulatory attention. cGMP - Transactions Any and all transactions that relate to business processes deemed significant by the FDA regulations must be considered part of regulatory requirements. This Read More

IT Services E-Procurement


E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to optimize the service chain. What are these solutions and how do they work?

procurement life cycle  reengineering the total service procurement process. These solutions vary in focus and functionality, but they all attempt to optimize the basic service supply chain. From requisition to the payment process, these solutions look to streamline service procurement processes and provide organizations with the information they need to strategically manage their service suppliers. Utilizing these solutions is a much greater undertaking than accessing expert marketplaces, but the potential benefits are far Read More

TDWI Conference in Chicago: The BI-cycle Still Running


Recently, I attended the TDWI Conference in Chicago. This conference was a great opportunity to learn insights from the people who are involved in the industry. In each conference, it’s always interesting to see how the BI sector has matured. The interest in gaining more and more control and improvement in the BI terrain is still a growing process. I’m glad to know there is still a lot to say

procurement life cycle  Conference in Chicago: The BI-cycle Still Running Recently, I attended the TDWI Conference in Chicago. This conference was a great opportunity to learn insights from the people who are involved in the industry. In each conference, it’s always interesting to see how the BI sector has matured. The interest in gaining more and more control and improvement in the BI terrain is still a growing process. I’m glad to know there is still a lot to say and do in the data management space. I also had the Read More

Oracle Fusion Procurement: The New Standard for Supply Management


Using technology to improve procurements is not new. Unfortunately, conventional approaches have treated analytics as a discrete discipline, required extensive investment in end-­user training, and failed to account for the real-­world challenges of business interruptions. Oracle Fusion Procurement is different. It drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and process automation sets the new standard and fundamentally changes the way procurement professionals work. Download the data sheet and get the product’s key features.

procurement life cycle  business interruptions. Oracle Fusion Procurement is different. It drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and process automation sets the new standard and fundamentally changes the way procurement professionals work. Download the data sheet and get the product’s key features. Read More

How to Make Life Interesting after Growing 30,700%


Vertical market maker Chemdex is reinventing itself as a B2B incubator. The purpose? More vertical marketplaces.

procurement life cycle  formidable challenger to VerticalNet. E-procurement is only one aspect of VerticalNet''s 50 industry-specific sites, which also offer catalog services and other content. Should Ventro decide to enhance its sites with the same kind of free material VerticalNet could easily be swamped. However, a content site does not necessarily attract buyers for the larger corporations, so a real challenge in this space is more likely to come from VerticalNet choosing to change its focus to attract higher volumes of Read More

The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again


The enterprise life cycle is often misunderstood, which can lead to complications during the selection, implementation, and maintenance phases. Knowing what to expect during each phase will allow an enterprise to get better money for value from the solution.

procurement life cycle  ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again Introduction I''ve seen the ebb and flow of enterprise resource planning (ERP) from the vendor point of view for sixteen years. I''ve often discovered that people have a hard time grasping what comprises the cycle. A few months ago I had a creative flash, and decided we could tell our story visually with an ERP life cycle graphic. figure 1 Figure 1: ERP Life Cycle I chose the names of each phase carefully, along with the brief explanations. In this Read More

Front-to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management


Research shows that back-office connectivity is not addressed by many customer relationship management (CRM) solutions—meaning, customer data cannot be shared effectively and companies are prone to errors, delays, and needless paperwork. In the long run, this negatively impacts overall customer satisfaction in small to medium businesses (SMBS). Learn how front-to-back-office integration can help you address these issues.

procurement life cycle  to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management Front-to-Back-Office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. For more than 30 years, companies that have joined the Sage family have assisted small and midsized businesses with a wide range of business management applications and services. Source : Sage Software Resources Related to Customer Read More

BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management


The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU) and the buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied within the software industry.

procurement life cycle  Buzzword Life Cycle Management Executive Summary The IT industry is alive with buzzwords. The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU, for example vendors, analyst and consultants) and buzzword consumers (BC, mostly end users). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied to this crying need within the software industry. What is a Buzzword? A buzzword is a word or phrase that enters the collective mind of the Read More

Life-sciences E-commerce Supplier Grows


Chemdex is a provider of business-to-business procurement for the life sciences industry. Leveraging the strength of its recent IPO, the company is expanding its abilities to integrate with other vendors and to launch new customers quickly. Recent partnerships to support these initiatives include Ariba, Concur Technologies and IBM.

procurement life cycle  sciences E-commerce Supplier Grows Event Summary Chemdex (Nasdaq: CMDX) brings buyers and sellers of life sciences materials and equipment together in a specialized marketplace that offers everything from O-rings to living organisms. Chemdex has announced MarketLink, system that integrates Chemdex'' marketplace with corporate ERP systems and other third party purchasing systems. According to the company, MarketLink will provide connectivity and integration throughout the purchasing process from Read More

Simplifying Life at Special Metals Welding Products


Special Metals Welding Products needed to adapt an actual cost methodology in order to effectively compete in the erratic nickel market, where profits are measured in pennies per pound. It was clear that cost management was a critical application. By implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as its integrated business system, its profitability doubled in less than two years.

procurement life cycle  Life at Special Metals Welding Products Special Metals Welding Products needed to adapt an actual cost methodology in order to effectively compete in the erratic nickel market, where profits are measured in pennies per pound. It was clear that cost management was a critical application. By implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as its integrated business system, its profitability doubled in less than two years. Read More

A Unified Approach to Workload Life Cycle Management


Traditionally, data centers have been seen as a mix of servers, operating systems, applications, and data. Moreover, the data, applications, and operating systems have been inextricably tied to the hardware on which they reside, impeding the optimal use of server resources, whether physical or virtual. Find out how to adopt a more unified approach to managing workloads in the data center—today.

procurement life cycle  Unified Approach to Workload Life Cycle Management Traditionally, data centers have been seen as a mix of servers, operating systems, applications, and data. Moreover, the data, applications, and operating systems have been inextricably tied to the hardware on which they reside, impeding the optimal use of server resources, whether physical or virtual. Find out how to adopt a more unified approach to managing workloads in the data center—today. Read More

Real-life Examples of Killer App Marketing


Over the next decade, websites will diminish in importance and the webosphere will transform into an “app-o-sphere.” People will experience brands in a unified and interactive way regardless of what device they use. Learn about the four pillars of app marketing—acquisition campaigns, push messaging, in-app messaging, and cross-channel synchronization—and how to create killer app marketing campaigns.

procurement life cycle  marketing analytics, targeted marketing, customer profiling, advanced analytics, app marketing campaigns, cross-channel synchronization, in-app marketing Read More