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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

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 strategy  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

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

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

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

Infor SCM


Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems.    

scm application strategy  SCM Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems. Read More

The 2009 Handbook of Application Delivery


Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions.

scm application strategy  2009 Handbook of Application Delivery Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions. Read More

Digitize Your Product Strategy


Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi-annual or even annual meetings. However, this often raises balance or alignment issues only after millions of dollars have been spent. What’s needed is real-time information that can be used to conduct continuous, automated assessment of portfolio status.

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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?


Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

scm application strategy  Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? M. Reed - September 6, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new Read More

Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures


Application erosion is real and it has a significant impact on the long-term value of technology. It can have various causes, but there is a possible solution to each one of them.

scm application strategy  Erosion: More Causes and Cures Data Quality and a Cure The CIO of a midsized company tells us that a symptom of application erosion is the decline in the quality of the data in the system. That decline can be measured in terms of its latency, the time between the physical action (shipping a product) and the time that the database reflects that action. In a real-time system, the latency is zero. In good implementations, the latency is minimal, measured in minutes or maybe hours. As erosion sets Read More

BOARD Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC


BOARD International provides a unique application, comprising an original mix of business intelligence, business analytics, and enterprise performance management capabilities—all within a single platform. TEC BI Analyst Jorge García describes the originality and user benefits of the BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit.

scm application strategy  Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC BOARD International, a private Swiss-based enterprise software company, provides a unique application to the market. The BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit comprises an original mix of business intelligence (BI), business analytics (BA), and enterprise performance management (EPM) capabilities—all within the reach of single interface or platform. The aim is to provide a single integrated solution that offers Read More

Application Performance Management for Dummies


Looking at application performance management (APM) from the user’s perspective is crucial. This e-book is an introduction to APM solutions and how these tools can help an enterprise monitor and troubleshoot critical applications.

Included is an overview of APM which looks at some application trends and different elements of the solution. There are also creative uses for APM that can help improve efficiency and effectiveness within an organization, if used correctly. Also detailed are important criteria for evaluating application performance management solutions, including monitoring and assessing the end-user experience.

scm application strategy  Performance Management for Dummies Looking at application performance management (APM) from the user’s perspective is crucial. This e-book is an introduction to APM solutions and how these tools can help an enterprise monitor and troubleshoot critical applications. Included is an overview of APM which looks at some application trends and different elements of the solution. There are also creative uses for APM that can help improve efficiency and effectiveness within an organization, if used Read More

SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy


SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy.

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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