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The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010
In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three

recession models  spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Applications , its mishmash of E-Business Suite/PeopleSoft/JDE/Siebel applications) So

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Lawson Standing Vertically in a Flat Economy


Lawson Software has hardly ever been associated with flamboyance and ostentatious behavior, let alone in these murky economic times. Still, its chief executive officer’s (CEO's) recent dismissal of the software as a service (SaaS) market’s prospects will have drawn some consternation in the vendors’ and analysts’ community. However, a somewhat amended and clarified stance on SaaS recently came

recession models  public sector. The relatively recession-proof sectors that are doing well even in this climate are ESM, fashion, and healthcare. What About Food and Beverage? As someone smart once said, “People have to eat and drink in both good and bad times”, so the F&B sector should not be that badly affected by the downturn. Sure, the premium brand manufacturers will likely suffer, but the low-price and private label items might even flourish . In late October, Lawson made two announcements at the InterBev 2008 Read More

Hannon Hill Cascade Server for Content Management


Hannon Hill has grown its content management application over the years so that today’s solution targets midsized organizations with a depth of functionality at an accommodating price point. Hannon Hill’s Cascade Server is frequently adopted within higher-education institutions (roughly 80 percent of its clients) but Hannon Hill has also maintained a focus on the public sector, health care

recession models  a struggle as the recession (in the US particularly) has really impacted university budgets. Even as Hannon Hill finds itself competing with companies such as Terminal 4 or Ingeniux in this market, it has managed to continue expanding. Cascade Server has never been at the high end of the cost spectrum for the content management market. Hannon Hill’s pricing strategy has evolved somewhat over the years to one of the relatively simple models, repeated among a number of CMS vendors. Rather than base its Read More

JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1


Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned with in the vast supply chain management (SCM) space. Although far from being a vocal or touchy-feely company, throughout its history JDA has been run fairly effectively by applying basic principles of sound management

recession models  quite affected by the recession (e.g., hi tech and automotive), in contrast to JDA’s more recession-proof target industries (we all have to eat, drink, and wear something after all). While I got their points in part, I couldn’t also help but feeling some “sour grapes” attitude. Well, in a “never say never”  manner of some reality TV shows, the relationship was rekindled in early 2010.  Consequently, JDA has since been expanding its product roadmap and integrating products following the i2 Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II


In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across eight geographies about their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes. The research was repeated in December 2009 and there was a clear improvement in understanding of EPM basics. However, much remains to be done. The overall increase in the EPM sub-indices does not mean there is room for complacency. Find out why.

recession models  the climb out of recession is slower, a more measured response will be needed. However, Quocirca encourages the first of these approaches, believing markets will change rapidly in the coming months: the old models of transacting business have proven themselves to be inadequate to deal with chaotic markets, as the past 24 months has shown, and organisations will have to prepare themselves for a far more dynamic and demanding marketplace. In cycle I, only a small proportion of respondents (17%) felt that Read More

Five Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Phone System


With recession looming and profit margins under siege, the last thing any company needs is a capital-draining business phone system. Fortunately, today’s voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers offer plenty of cost-trimming features to keep business phone costs in check or dramatically lower communications overhead. Read here to know the five ways businesses are taking advantage of new VoIP technology to save money.

recession models  Business Phone System With recession looming and profit margins under siege, the last thing any company needs is a capital-draining business phone system. Fortunately, today’s voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers offer plenty of cost-trimming features to keep business phone costs in check or dramatically lower communications overhead. Read here to know the five ways businesses are taking advantage of new VoIP technology to save money. Read More

Retailers, Consumers, and the Recession: Weathering the Storm


The latest economic crisis has retailers of all sizes closing their doors. On the flip side, consumers are tightening their pocketbooks due to layoffs and lack of brand trust. So, how are retailers and consumers weathering the storm?

recession models  others have failed. The recession has also had its affect on us as consumers. Our spending habits have changed, and we're becoming increasingly demanding in terms of what goods we purchase, and when and how we purchase them. In the following article, I will discuss some of the challenges that retailers today are facing, as well as some strategies that may help them to weather the storm. While most of these strategies are nothing new to retailers (i.e., they may already be a part of retailers' day-to-day Read More

Inflation’s Demise: The Impact on Business Informa


Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) business models and information systems originated in the 1970s and 1980s, an inflationary period. They addressed business priorities that were strongly influenced by inflation. Many manufacturers are now confronting worldwide price stability, or even deflationary pressure, and can

recession models  recovering from an acute recession and strong deflationary pressure, while other regions (notably, the United States) continue to enjoy robust growth and modest inflation. This disequilibrium has created a combination of inflationary as well as deflationary pressures throughout the world. For instance, demand for goods remains strong in the United States because buyers there still have inflationary expectations. Asian suppliers have cut prices in order to boost export sales and utilize excess capacity. Read More

IT Vendor Management in Hard Economic Times


During a recession, successful businesses change their approach to managing information technology (IT) sourcing. The challenge is to become more efficient and invest in IT so the return on investment (ROI) is realized quickly and business competitiveness is improved at lower cost. IT vendor management allows you to build a mutually beneficial relationship with your suppliers and service providers. Find out how.

recession models  Office (VMO) The economic recession has forced companies to strengthen relationships with vendors and further justify money for technology purchases. Companies need to deliver more effectively and, now, with fewer resources. Companies are paying more attention to their contracts and the lifecycle of them. Organizations are re-evaluating their VMOs to ensure that they are getting the expected value. Companies who do not have a formal VMO and do not plan to create one, at a minimum, will need to establish Read More

Electrical Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers


Conventional models for estimating the electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electrical loss estimates are typically made by summing inefficiencies of electrical devices, such as power and cooling equipment. Discover a more accurate efficiency model that can help you identify and quantify waste in power and cooling equipment, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

recession models  Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers Conventional models for estimating the electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Electrical loss estimates are typically made by summing inefficiencies of electrical devices, such as power and cooling equipment. Discover a more accurate efficiency model that can help you identify and quantify waste in power and cooling equipment, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Read More

Business Process Overview: Service Management


Competition and rapidly developing technology constantly drive new business models. Thus, success can be dependent on how rapidly you can deploy and adapt service processes to accommodate new requirements. To stay ahead of your competitors, you need to be armed with a software package that lets you make decisive decisions and implement procedures to meet the increasing demands of customers.

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AuraPortal


AuraPortal is a global provider of a business process management suite (BPMS), a solution that creates business process workflow execution models without the need for IT programming. Formed in 2001, AuraPortal has a presence in 50 countries and has more than 400 customers (some of them Fortune 500 companies), including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Saras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, and many government agencies, across several industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial services, professional services, utilities, health care, and federal and local government. AuraPortal has dual headquarters in North America and Europe, as well as offices in Brazil, Colombia, Spain, China, India, Egypt, Romania, and Angola. AuraPortal has more than 100 partners and more than 500 certified AuraPortal consultants distributed worldwide.

recession models  AuraPortal is a global provider of a business process management suite (BPMS), a solution that creates business process workflow execution models without the need for IT programming. Formed in 2001, AuraPortal has a presence in 50 countries and has more than 400 customers (some of them Fortune 500 companies), including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Saras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, and many Read More

Portal Strategy: One Vendor's Story and What It Means to You


Epicor is working with Microsoft so that portal adopters can benefit from SharePoint's models and access to other enterprise data.

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Retained IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models


Retaining good IT staff for clients is no easy task. They face issues regarding competitive rates, contracts, benefits, liabilities, and more. So how do companies determine if they have the right model of retained staff? Or how much of a firm’s IT should be outsourced? What are the typical billing models used by service providers? Get help with these and other questions, addressed from the service provider’s perspective.

recession models  IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models Business Continuity Management must expand beyond the traditional IT focus to include the Business Unit operational needs. These include relocation, revised operational procedures at the relocation site, staffing, provisioning for the relocation site, human impact from the disaster, corporate policies on compensation until normal operations resumes, supply chain or outsourcing due diligence Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to Read More