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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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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now


If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain management software should be postponed. If you do have some pain in one or more of these areas, then you can follow the concepts in this article to understand the potential of supply chain management software to fix the cause of the pain and improve your bottom line. This part discusses the challenge of limited time to perform analysis.

scm application innovation  a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real challenges make such Read More

Aligning Java-based Application Strategies


In announcing their merger plans, Lawson and Intentia will not only have to grapple with the usual issues, but will have to deal with the nuanced differences in their respective Java application endeavors.

scm application innovation  Intentia''s manufacturing, EAM and SCM modules into Lawson''s. Therefore, while Intentia (and Lawson, in part) might be an extreme case of a complete Java rewrite, most of the traditional iSeries-based vendors, such as SSA Global , IBS , HarrisData , etc. have taken a more moderate approach. Instead, these peer vendors are leveraging some of the available tools and technologies (often provided by IBM), with a balanced approach of exposing old RPG code as Web services wrappers, and by developing new Read More

Delivering Operational Excellence with Innovation: Enterprise Services Architecture for Enterprise Resource Planning


Changing business practices, especially those that consolidate business and IT functions, requires careful research and decision making. For companies needing to move beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise service applications (ESA) can help reduce the complexity of having disparate IT systems. Find out about the benefits of ESA and how it can help you achieve operational excellence.

scm application innovation  HR, supply chain management (SCM) , and financials. The process starts with the receipt of a request for quotation (RFQ) from the end customer. The account manager enters the information into the CRM system and then assesses the opportunity. The internal team is notified of the opportunity and assembles pricing and material information from multiple internal and external sources. Depending upon the sourcing needs, the internal team might produce an RFQ to source more competitive quotations from Read More

New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment


The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, with the emergence of important new technological advances, executives are now expanding these traditional formulas to account for new opportunities. Learn more about their new methods for measuring ERP value.

scm application innovation  market faster 7.42 ERP, SCM Moderate The good news is that technologies such as SOA and new release strategies enable enterprises to extend the value delivered by their existing investments in an efficient way, says Keen of Keen Innovations. But there''s a downside: Corporate measurement and management systems have not caught up with these new technology developments, BTM''s Fillios says. Companies that want to look at the possibility for top-line growth still have measurement systems that look at costs, Read More

Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation


Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value leakages in procurement functions must be resolved in a systematic, progressive, incremental, and formalized manner.

scm application innovation  and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation Introduction About a decade ago, the procurement function was viewed primarily as a cost centre and a routine operation. More recently, it has been considered as a revenue-generating centre because of value-adds in the function. The procurement function now plays a key role in terms of improving the organization''s performance, and any improvement in procurement operations can bring tremendous results in a firm''s Read More

Application and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment


As you implement a virtualized environment, knowing how to monitor and maintain them becomes yet another challenge. Monitoring network and application traffic in an environment containing one-to-many relationships between physical hardware devices and virtual application servers presents a number of concerns. Learn about the traffic flow in virtual environments, and the various visibility options and their ramifications.

scm application innovation  and Network Performance Monitoring in a Virtualized Environment As you implement a virtualized environment, knowing how to monitor and maintain them becomes yet another challenge. Monitoring network and application traffic in an environment containing one-to-many relationships between physical hardware devices and virtual application servers presents a number of concerns. Learn about the traffic flow in virtual environments, and the various visibility options and their ramifications. Read More

Application Single-Sign On: Netegrity, Securant, or Evidian?


As security breaches become increasingly more frequent, minimizing user access to back-end systems and web applications without impacting legitimate usage is more important than ever before.

scm application innovation  place an enterprise capable SCM or customer relationship management CRM implementation. At $15 per user in volume, Evidian''s product is more cost competitive than Netegrity''s or Securant''s, which both sell for $20 per user. With a 1,000-user implementation, IT decision makers can save $5,000 by selecting Evidian''s PortalXpert over Netegrity SiteMinder or Securant ClearTrust. About The Author    Laura Taylor is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Relevant Technologies. Formerly, she was the the Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - the Latest Trend in Getting Value from Data


Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the hot-button issues in IT for the Year 2000. Information Week Research's survey of 300 technology managers showed nearly 75% of respondents said EAI is a planned project for their IT departments in the coming year. According to a survey conducted by Bank Boston, the market for EAI is expected to be $50 Billion USD by 2001. However, successful EAI requires a careful combination of a middleware framework, distributed object technologies, and custom consulting.

scm application innovation  Application Integration - the Latest Trend in Getting Value from Data Summary Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the hot-button issues in Information Technology in 2000. Information Week ''s research survey of 300 technology managers showed nearly 75% of respondents said EAI is a planned project for their IT departments in the coming year. According to a study by Bank Boston, the market for EAI is expected to be $50 Billion USD by 2001. Successful EAI requires a careful Read More

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  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

Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing


Information security managers, quality assurance staff, and developers are faced with the enormous responsibility of keeping Web applications secure from the ever-growing menace of hackers and internal threats alike. So how can they protect sensitive data without exhausting internal resources, overspending the budget, or being forced to use costly manual penetration testing using external consulting firms?

scm application innovation  Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Cenzic provides software and SaaS solutions for dynamic, black box testing of Web applications to protect your Website against hacker attacks. Source: Cenzic Resources Related to Web Application Security: The Truth about Read More

Maximizing Performance of ATCA in Application-ready Platforms


Thanks to pressures in the telecom equipment manufacturing industry, application-ready platforms (ARPs) in Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) are increasingly indispensable. ARPs must provide standards-based platforms to support diverse sets of applications. The ATCA ARP provides such a platform, but in light of the ATCA specifications that define the basis for the platform, ARP implementations still present some interesting challenges.

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Application Access over the Internet: Cloud Computing Service for Higher Education


Wipro completed a research project to understand how application and desktop virtualization technology can be best harnessed for the needs of higher education and compare traditional systems integration implementation approach with a cloud computing model. The team conducted in-depth interviews with a set of colleges and universities that have considered, piloted, or already deployed such solutions. This document is a summary of the research findings and conclusions.

scm application innovation  Access over the Internet: Cloud Computing Service for Higher Education Wipro completed a research project to understand how application and desktop virtualization technology can be best harnessed for the needs of higher education and compare traditional systems integration implementation approach with a cloud computing model. The team conducted in-depth interviews with a set of colleges and universities that have considered, piloted, or already deployed such solutions. This document is a Read More

Should You Modify an Application Product?


When it comes to modifications to an application product, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enter the modification process cautiously, with your eyes open.

scm application innovation  business. However, be it SCM, ERP, CRM, BI or any other category of application products, this is not the way it is. Many businesses find that some needs are unmet; they cannot live with a plain vanilla version of the product. If that is your situation, should you modify the package to meet those needs? Is the pain worth the gain? What is a modification? A modification is any code written to get an application to perform differently from what the vendor intended. It may deal with writing code within the Read More

Solving the Application Performance Dilemma in the Hybrid Enterprise


The mainstream adoption of web-based applications, whether internally hosted, cloud hosted, or software-as-a-service (SaaS), is transforming the ways in which enterprise-class applications are built, deployed, and consumed. While the evolution brings new levels of cost efficiency and flexibility, it also introduces new and unique visibility and control challenges for IT organizations, which must meet performance and user experience expectations in addition to basic availability.

This whitepaper from Enterprise Management Associates examines the scope of challenges for assuring web-based and SaaS application performance, and reviews a solution that is designed to meet these new requirements.

scm application innovation  the Application Performance Dilemma in the Hybrid Enterprise The mainstream adoption of web-based applications, whether internally hosted, cloud hosted, or software-as-a-service (SaaS), is transforming the ways in which enterprise-class applications are built, deployed, and consumed. While the evolution brings new levels of cost efficiency and flexibility, it also introduces new and unique visibility and control challenges for IT organizations, which must meet performance and user experience Read More

Application Development and Maintenance Services


Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering; embedded systems development; software quality assurance; and IT infrastructure management. Luxoft premium services include architecture consulting; security consulting; performance services; and process consulting.  

scm application innovation  Development and Maintenance Services Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering; embedded systems development; software quality assurance; and IT infrastructure management. Luxoft premium services include architecture consulting; security consulting; performance services; and process consulting. Read More