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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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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

scm application innovation networks  ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management) , or any number of non-SAP solutions. The Duet Extensions server unites one or more of these backend systems, by taking the metadata from various underlying systems and combining them based on the user and the user''s role within the organization, and pushing it down to the client. As the users might not always be online, Duet must be careful in the way it communicates information back to the client, and additional queuing and caching may be required in the Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market


Today’s midsized distributors can benefit from their software systems in ways that were impossible a few years ago. By layering advanced, affordable supply chain management (SCM) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality on top of their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, they can profit from improved productivity and lower labor costs. Find out how.

scm application innovation networks  from Your Supply Chain: SCM Reaches the Mid-market If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS). Decision makers can now leverage data vetted by our analysts to evaluate, compare, and impartially select business software and services, including Enterprise Resource Planning Read More

Enterprise Software Trends: A Look Back at 2012


Here’s what TEC analysts have to say about some of the more significant enterprise software developments of 2012. Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst, on cloud ERP: For the ERP software space, 2012 was a year of extensive appraisal of the suitability of cloud-based ERP software to the manufacturing industry. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) concept is being clarified, and lessons are being

scm application innovation networks  more. Bob Eastman, Senior SCM Analyst, on the effect of the economy: For all of the attention that “big data,” Apple, and mergers and acquisitions ( RedPrairie/JDA , SAP/Ariba , PTC/Servigistics , Amazon/KIVA , Honeywell/Intermec ) get, one of the more interesting stories in the supply chain space continues to be how software customers are responding to the still changing and uncertain economic forces. The supply chain vendors have continued their pace of innovation, offering new capabilities of Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

scm application innovation networks  of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. But lately, the Read More

Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing


Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t going to achieve it without adopting many of the tools, techniques, and principles that commonly reside within all of them. Some philosophies require a more intense re-engineering of processes and products than others. This paper addresses the various components and strategies for becoming a demand-driven organization, and how Cincom’s solutions can help you achieve that goal.

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Application Program Interface (API)


Electronic document management systems (EDMSs) are used by companies to organize and streamline their document processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Integration between the EDMS and the customized software results in desirable improved efficiencies and savings. This integration can be accomplished using an application program interface (API) that comes along with the EDMS application. Find out how.

scm application innovation networks  Program Interface (API) Electronic document management systems (EDMSs) are used by companies to organize and streamline their document processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Integration between the EDMS and the customized software results in desirable improved efficiencies and savings. This integration can be accomplished using an application program interface (API) that comes along with the EDMS application. Find out how. Read More

Should You Modify an Application Product?


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