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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS, to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating supply chain management criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Aspen Technology, Logility, and Adexa.

sap value chain explanation  competitors including i2 and SAP (for supply chain). This gives it a great advantage, if properly utilized, in generating new license and web hosting revenues. Manugistics Challenges Among its challenges, Manugistics'' inability to effectively incorporate acquired sales forces into its existing organization contributed to a 30% decline in license revenues in calendar 1999 over the previous year. Also, its fourth quarter 1998 loss was $71.2 million, including $33.1 million for restructuring. These Read More

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

sap value chain explanation  study conducted by the SAP Value Engineering group and the Americas SAP User s Group (ASUG) . The ASUG study showed that companies utilizing shared-service deployments had costs that were three times lower than their peers. In addition, companies are gaining efficiencies by streamlining the period-end financial close. Closing the books can be very challenging and time-consuming, especially when data from multiple systems must be consolidated and tasks coordinated across operating units located in Read More

Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


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sap value chain explanation  more global competitors like SAP that have been in non-US markets longer and offer more generic/horizontal functionality are nevertheless better attuned to these markets. Lawson''s vertical focus is great for US health care or dealing with litigation-aggressive stockholders. In Europe, for example, this may not be a value proposition given their different legislation and user requirements. This is Part Five of a five-part note. Parts One and Two detailed recent announcements. Parts Three and Four Read More

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

sap value chain explanation  Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and SAP between them have spent more than $15 billion on buying software firms specialising in data management and analytics. This industry is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion and growing at almost 10% a year, roughly twice as fast as the software business as a whole. Chief information officers (CIOs) have become somewhat more prominent in the executive suite, and a new kind of professional has emerged, the data scientist, who combines the skills of software programmer, Read More

Human Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently


This benchmarking study analyzes human resources (HR) performance for over 200 best-practice companies in three categories: process and transactional support, expertise-based business support, and strategic decision support. Two questions are at the core of the study: How can companies reduce HR costs and increase HR efficiency? And how can HR organizations create business value and optimize effectiveness? Find out what they said.

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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 3: Market Impact


SAP's decision to be more open and flexible was both wise and pragmatic. SAP now can afford to compete on a component per component basis, having basically reached its limit in capturing most of large customers in the market with an integrated product suite.

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Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain


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SAP HANA-Curing Cancer (for real), and More


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The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge


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sap value chain explanation  SUPPLY CHAIN BEST PRACTICES SAP industry experts and the value engineering (VE) team can help your company rapidly harness the power of supply chain best practices. Within weeks, these experts can create a value-based road map that details the projected benefits and that provides you an implementation strategy tailored to your company. Their goal is to enable you to quickly adopt the ideas that are fueling excellence at worldclass organizations. Participation in the ASUG/SAP benchmarking and Read More

Staying on Top of the Food and Beverage Supply Chain


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Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View


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The Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation


P.J. Jakovljevic reviews a fascinating new book about software vendor SAP. And what a story it is! Written by Vinnie Mirchandani, it chronicles the current and future prospects of a $200 billion giant that has a glorious and profitable past—but may be looking at a future fraught with serious challenges at every turn.

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