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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 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us


Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an uninformed decision. This part discusses what to do when business analysis skills are lacking.

scm application strategy  a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us 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 Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1


2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously, the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty

scm application strategy  on-premises PLM, CRM, or SCM software? Some departmental (fringe) on-demand software services linked to an on-premises ERP system make much more sense, but there are very few available Infor cloud solutions in that regard. Infor Veterans Field Questions I have to give credit to Infor for never dodging tough and prodding questions, both in the past and this time. Recently I had a constructive and interactive briefing with  Soma Somasundaram, SVP of global product development (a recent internal promotion) Read More

The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space


Given ever-shorter product life cycles and companies' ever-increasing reliance on third parties to increase customer satisfaction, the need for some form of supplier relationship management (SRM) category of software should not be questioned.

scm application strategy  layer that sits atop SCM applications, and still others will refer to analytics and decision support. Some products offer tools for reverse auctions and multi-attribute sourcing logic, while others focus on the operational aspects of procurement like automated replenishment. On the other hand, some prospects'' SRM needs may start with the design phase in the product lifecycle management (PLM) and extend to the processes that would rather fall under supply chain execution (SCE) like distributed order 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 strategy  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

The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various aspects of a project, as well as reduce planning time, document activities, and promote communication throughout the engagement cycle.

scm application strategy  and supply chain management (SCM). Online configurators provide many potential benefits to both suppliers and their customers. Primary customer benefits include not needing to be an expert on the supplier''s products; having instant, around-the-clock information; and placing orders easily (without any paperwork). Some possible supplier benefits include Increased customer satisfaction and loyalty via the guided selling process (which actively engages the customer in the decision-making process), Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

scm application strategy  ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor . Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled  “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)”  and  “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software,  were then demystified in an interactive and constructive dialogue with  Soma Somasundaram, SVP of global Read More

Audit Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions


Most companies create a new marketing plan every 12 months. At the same time, they should audit their message strategy to stay on top of competitors’ marketing and to have confidence that they are delivering the right message to their market.

scm application strategy  message strategy audit,positioning strategy,target market,marketing,positioning statement,perceptual map,marketing communications,target audience,product differentiation,product positioning,marketing collateral,positioning landscape,business-to-business,B2B Read More

Application Performance: Don't Fly Blindly Into the Cloud


In Managing Application Performance in the Cloud, you'll get a straightforward guide to understanding...

scm application strategy  Performance: Don''t Fly Blindly Into the Cloud When you move your company''s applications to the cloud, serious performance problems can occur. Unfortunately, you may not even be aware of these problems—or have the tools necessary to diagnose and resolve them. However, there are solutions. In Managing Application Performance in the Cloud , you''ll get a straightforward guide to understanding how to deal with performance management challenges particular to cloud computing the network-based Read More

A Practical Guide to Web Application Acceleration


When it comes to your Web applications, speed is the only metric that matters. After all, Web apps handle the bulk of your critical operations, from inventory and customer relations, to sales and accounting. They’re essential for interacting with your business partners, and without them there’d be no such thing as e-commerce. Read this guide to find out what you can do to accelerate your Web applications to top speed.

scm application strategy  Practical Guide to Web Application Acceleration When it comes to your Web applications, speed is the only metric that matters. After all, Web apps handle the bulk of your critical operations, from inventory and customer relations, to sales and accounting. They’re essential for interacting with your business partners, and without them there’d be no such thing as e-commerce. Read this guide to find out what you can do to accelerate your Web applications to top speed. Read More

Building a Web Application Security Program


Today’s Web applications exist in an environment vastly different from when businesses first entered the Internet. Few companies have a comprehensive Web application security program to prevent Internet-borne security breaches. Learn how security concerns for Web applications are different than for traditional applications, and how to build a Web security program that curbs costs and provides effective security.

scm application strategy  a Web Application Security Program Today’s Web applications exist in an environment vastly different from when businesses first entered the Internet. Few companies have a comprehensive Web application security program to prevent Internet-borne security breaches. Learn how security concerns for Web applications are different than for traditional applications, and how to build a Web security program that curbs costs and provides effective security. Read More

The 70 Percent Solution: Fulfilling the Application Software Life Cycle


Application software companies unwittingly but consistently overlook significant portions of their application software life cycle, resulting in consistent under-performance of products and services, a reduced harvest, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities for growth. In fact, you could be neglecting up to 70 percent of the energy necessary to have your products reach and maintain peak performance throughout their life cycle.

scm application strategy  70 Percent Solution: Fulfilling the Application Software Life Cycle Application software companies unwittingly but consistently overlook significant portions of their application software life cycle, resulting in consistent under-performance of products and services, a reduced harvest, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities for growth. In fact, you could be neglecting up to 70 percent of the energy necessary to have your products reach and maintain peak performance throughout their life Read More

Enterprise Application Players Keep Refining Value Propositions


Because cash-strapped medium companies are looking for better options to traditional application pricing models, SAP and HP have allied to deliver "software as a service" and Oracle/PeopleSoft are also offering hosted solutions, suggesting that "software as a service" are here to stay.

scm application strategy  Application Players Keep Refining Value Propositions Event Summary Software as a service is experiencing a rebirth. Despite the initial problems the first generation of application service providers (ASP), on-demand availability, appropriate pricing models, and other delivery approaches for enterprise applications are gaining new prominence. Small and medium companies in particular are looking for better alternatives to rigid user licenses, labor-intensive application maintenance, and the Read More

Application Security, Inc.


Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc) is the leading provider of application security solutions for the enterprise. AppSecInc's products – the industry's only complete vulnerability management solution for the application tier – proactively secure enterprise applications at more than 350 organizations around the world. Historically, organizations have secured their networks and host operating systems by applying the vulnerability management methodology. This four-step process allows organizations to proactively manage risk by baselining what elements they have and identifying what vulnerabilities are present on them; prioritizing security measures based on value and risk; intelligently applying protection based on this prioritization; and then applying ongoing monitoring to flag any issues. AppSecInc products are the industry's most complete line of security solutions for the application tier that apply to applications the same vulnerability management methodology organizations use to secure their networks and general-purpose operating systems. By securing data at its source, we enable organizations to more confidently extend their business with customers, partners and suppliers while meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Our security experts, combined with our strong support team, deliver up-to-date application safeguards that minimize risk and eliminate its impact on business. Please contact us at 1-866-927-7732 to learn more, or visit us on the web at www.appsecinc.com

scm application strategy  Security, Inc. Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc) is the leading provider of application security solutions for the enterprise. AppSecInc''s products – the industry''s only complete vulnerability management solution for the application tier – proactively secure enterprise applications at more than 350 organizations around the world. Historically, organizations have secured their networks and host operating systems by applying the vulnerability management methodology. This four-step Read More

Monitoring and Managing Network Application Performance


For many companies, a network analyzer with application analysis capabilities is the essential tool in the IT administrator’s toolbox. No other tool can provide you with the level of individual transaction detail that is often necessary for solving problems. Learn the concepts and technologies behind effectively managing application performance, so you can identify and correct issues before they affect your business.

scm application strategy  and Managing Network Application Performance For many companies, a network analyzer with application analysis capabilities is the essential tool in the IT administrator’s toolbox. No other tool can provide you with the level of individual transaction detail that is often necessary for solving problems. Learn the concepts and technologies behind effectively managing application performance, so you can identify and correct issues before they affect your business. Read More