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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Case Study: A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business


Railion Nederland N.V. is an independent operating company of Railion Deutschland, the largest rail cargo transporting company in western Europe. The company transports almost 25 million tons, more than 70 percent of which is of an international nature. Railion needed a planning solution to overcome the drawbacks of its old system, which had been designed for passenger transport. Find out which system it chose, and why.

resource planning society scm  A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business Case Study: A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Quintiq Planning & Scheduling software is unique in the sense that it comprises standard software creating an exact fit to the customer’s needs. The Quintiq software is applicable for strategic, tactical and operational planning and real time event Read More

The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers


General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers, even those which are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the tricky requirements that are vital to the plastics industry and related so-called mill or material converter businesses.

resource planning society scm  majority of general-purpose enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) products demonstrate a number of fatal flaws would be plastic producers, as one of several mill industries. Fatal flaws are those must have capabilities, whose omission impede the user enterprise''s operation—even to the extent of complete failure, let alone helping increase competitiveness. For more information, see Find The Software''s Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure ). Part One of the series The Tricky Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


While smaller businesses must be attuned to what their larger customers and trading partners require, and thus consider the Microsoft Business Network (MBN) as a relatively simple and inexpensive way to support those customers' demands, MBN is only a small part of the trading relationship equation.

resource planning society scm  Solutions (MBS) division''s enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings with long needed pieces of product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality through extension of the existing relationship with Autodesk, Inc. (see Autodesk To Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer To PLM ), Microsoft also made other announcements pertinent to enhancing and supporting its current line of ERP business solutions and service offerings. Namely, to help its small, mid-market segment and even certain large corporate Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Two: Marketing By Invensys


IPS was hoping that the early product vision and venerable reputation that Marcam has in the process manufacturing market for providing plant-centric ERP solutions might finally play well to capturing the marketing opportunity.

resource planning society scm  of specialized, operational-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for process manufacturers, from Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, and from which SSA Global also bought Baan about a year ago. But then, given early in 2003 Invensys yet again put all its assets and investments under the magnifying glass, it then allocated the PRISM and Protean products into their own profit-based division, called IPS , which was to be responsible for the Read More

SAP NetWeaver Background, Direction, and User Recommendations


SAP is using NetWeaver to reach to the shop floor by aggregating and presenting information to users, thus empowering them to improve manufacturing performance. It is also addressing concerns about the lack of standards for interoperability between various systems.

resource planning society scm  and interoperability (see Enterprise Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor ). To that end, over a year ago, the giant created the Production to Business (P2B) Interoperability Initiative to address customer interest in furthering the adoption of P2B standards, and concurrently created the SAP Interoperability Certification Initiative to address business-to-business (B2B) and application-to-application (A2A) standards. Recently, SAP has combined both initiatives within the SAP Independent Vendor Read More

Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies


A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors.

resource planning society scm  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More

Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?


All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. And with the advent of "ERP for small to medium businesses," the numbers are simply mind-boggling.

resource planning society scm  Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity? Transition of Value into Volume Business Model Enterprise resource planning: ERP . The three once-paranoid letters are emerging out of their value shell to reach out to the masses. All was fine, methodical, and elegant, until ERP vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. With the advent of ERP for small to medium businesses (SMBs), the numbers are mind boggling. Product management researchers case-studying the Read More

BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find out about this business process management (BPM) product's strengths and challenges, and gain analyst insight into whether you should evaluate it for your BPM selection project.

resource planning society scm  the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, the SAP ERP system.   In 2007, SAP acquired France-based BusinessObjects, at the time one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) spaces. With this acquisition, SAP gained entrance to the BI space as a bona fide leader, with a complete solution portfolio for the BI and BPM spaces. One of the products from its portfolio is SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation , now Read More

Thriving and Surviving in a Turbulent World Part Two: Planning and Its Results


This article outlines the planning and results of an adaptive management process for manufacturing executives, who employ demand and supply chain planning technology.

resource planning society scm  and Surviving in a Turbulent World Part Two: Planning and Its Results Introduction We can aspire to survive and even to thrive in a difficult environment if we are disciplined, bright enough and have the right tools such as a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite to support and optimize our decisions. Enabled by such a Demand and Supply Chain Planning suite, manufacturing executives can engage in an adaptive management process such as described below: Recognize that we are in troubled waters; Read More

IBM Cognos 8 Planning


IBM Cognos 8 Planning is a business performance management (BPM) finance-managed solution that provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and future business results. It supports best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers planning, reporting, scorecarding, dashboards, analysis, and financial consolidation. Cognos 8 Planning helps organizations create, compare, and evaluate business scenarios, conditions, drivers, rates, and assumptions. The solution allows users to go beyond "what-is" to the "what-if" scenarios that are critical to forecasting future performance.

resource planning society scm  provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and future business results. It supports best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers Read More

Taking Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level


Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it.

resource planning society scm  Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it. Read More

Sage Abra HRMS 10.0 for Human Resource Management Certification Report


Sage Abra HRMS 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online comparison of human resource management (HRM) systems in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

resource planning society scm  HRMS 10.0 for Human Resource Management Certification Report Sage Abra HRMS 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online comparison of human resource management (HRM) systems in TEC''s Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and reduce business risk. With SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, functionality companies need to meet their bottom-up and top-down financial and operational planning requirements, as well as complete consolidation and reporting, is available through a single, unified application and user interface. Companies can benefit from the following advantages: Improved agility-quickly model new business scenarios and decide on a course of action that maximizes value creation. Reduced cycle time-finance and line-of-business managers can collaborate in a unified landscape, streamlining the process of creating and approving plans, budgets, and forecasts. Minimized business and compliance risk-transparent financial data and a single version of the truth enable fast, accurate management and statutory reporting. Increased user productivity-an intuitive interface and familiar office tools help workers make the most of their time.

resource planning society scm  BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and Read More

Adaptive Planning Recession Kit


A volatile economy demands superior financial planning and management. Adaptive Planning’s Recession Survival Kit is designed for planning during difficult times. It allows companies to quickly and successfully gain control of their financial outlook, evaluate the potential business and cash impacts of strategic and tactical actions, and reset financial plans to deal with a global downturn. And it goes live in under a week.

resource planning society scm  Planning Recession Kit A volatile economy demands superior financial planning and management. Adaptive Planning’s Recession Survival Kit is designed for planning during difficult times. It allows companies to quickly and successfully gain control of their financial outlook, evaluate the potential business and cash impacts of strategic and tactical actions, and reset financial plans to deal with a global downturn. And it goes live in under a week. Read More