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sap value chain struggles  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

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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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J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI


J.D. Edwards announced a new corporate vision that extends its ‘idea-to-action’ to inter-enterprise collaboration expressed in the phrase ‘freedom to choose’. In other words, take the best of ERP, CRM, eBusiness, and business intelligence components, plumb it with possibly the best of EAI and the workflow integration components and create something called collaborative commerce ‘best-of-breed’ mishmash.

sap value chain struggles  the fact that even SAP had to abandon its purist 'one-stop-shop' product strategy. While JD Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet. The sooner the issues are tackled, the greater probability that they will be resolved. Some of its competitors, who are still convinced that they can deliver most of the necessary functionality themselves, may find themselves seriously lagging once they finally realize the need for interconnectivity and EAI. Read More

Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor


Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the way work is done. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how the vendor has become a formidable opponent to SAP and Oracle, and examines all the components of Infor10, a new generation of enterprise software that allows the seamless execution of business processes.

sap value chain struggles  strong challenger to giants SAP and Oracle, given Infor’s checkered past. But observers also agree that if anyone can transform Infor, it’s Phillips, whose track record at Oracle was stellar.   A Look at the Beginning Founded in 2002, Infor has developed a reputation over the years as the “place where ERP systems go to retire,” as a result of dozens of hit-and-miss acquisitions. Despite its reputation, Infor actually started out as a neatly run company. Infor was frugal, paying less than two Read More

Will Adonix Provide A Warmer Home To CIMPRO? Part Two: Market Impact


Contrary to most peer vendors, which started their ERP applications in the manufacturing space, Adonix first established a strong presence and functionality in the distribution/logistics field. Its timely focus on distribution/supply chain execution (SCE) has proven to be wise and useful particularly these days, since it remains a fertile enterprise applications area.

sap value chain struggles  , Oracle , and SAP . This breadth and depth of functionality (possibly unmatched by its Tier 2 peers in the future, provided CIMPRO integration goes as hinted) should provide an attractive solution for resellers to offer their clients and for those wishing to adapt the software to their own vertical markets. In its early days, Adonix has made a conscious decision not to target a direct presence in most foreign markets, and to go for product distribution mainly through partners/value added resellers Read More

A Response Management Pioneer Offers Its Solution


Kinaxis Inc. is answering the needs of global manufacturers by delivering an on-demand response management service. These services are designed to help manufacturers drive quick responses to ever-changing global supply chains and fulfillment networks.

sap value chain struggles  such established providers as SAP , Oracle , or Baan , to name a few. Despite Kinaxis’s earlier financial and brand recognition struggles (owing to the market’s infatuation with i2 Technologies ’ and Manugistics ’ demand planning and optimization APS-SCP solutions), Kinaxis has successfully grown its customer base. Recently, the vendor posted a whopping 300 percent quarter over quarter growth, equating to more than 50,000 users at about 60 major corporate customers, with its solutions in use Read More

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.

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SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform


During the TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance

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The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge


Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently outperform in the field. Find out how these companies are making their supply chains more effective and efficient by supporting sophisticated business processes with technologies like integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and demand management software.

sap value chain struggles  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

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

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SAP HANA Demystified


What is SAP HANA? And how does it work? Download this primer on SAP HANA to get clear answers to these and other questions.

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Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

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SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI: Analyst Report


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The Business Value of BI with ERP


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sap value chain struggles  Business Value of BI with ERP If you're like most companies, you're sitting on mountains of data. But achieving useful visibility from the data generated from your enterprise resource planning system (ERP) and connected applications is another matter entirely. Without proper integration of ERP with business intelligence (BI), you're missing the critical value your data provides to your business—value that may core necessity for your business. In the Aberdeen report ERP and BI: Value through Read More

SAP HANA: From Database to Platform


At the end of 2009, SAP launched SAP HANA, an in-memory, column-row based database management system with capabilities within both OLTP and OLAP environments. In June of 2012, SAP announced that HANA had become the fastest growing technology in the company’s history. In this report, TEC Senior BI and Data Management Analyst Jorge García gives an overview of the history, functionality, and benefits and challenges of SAP HANA, and explores SAP’s strategy for the product and its place in the in-memory processing product space.

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