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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

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

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

How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs


While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer service, providing front-to-back-office integration has become a clear differentiator for small to medium businesses (SMBs). Read this white paper—which includes a handy table of evaluation criteria—to find out how to select the right hosted CRM software for you.

scm application strategy  or will integration with SCM, ERP, and/or Financial systems be required? Pre-packaged API’s included or custom integration require? Timeframe? Cost of configuration,integration and training? Are pre-built analytical reports and/or domain-specific business process templates available? Are LOB users able to select and configure using these tools? How intuitive are these tools? Will additional training be required? Will custom configuration be required given our business model? Who is qualified to Read More

Strategy Companion


Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide.

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Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy


Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

scm application strategy  Information Technology with Corporate Strategy Introduction The role of information technology (IT) includes supporting corporate strategy. However, for many enterprises, connecting IT initiatives to corporate strategy has proven to be a challenge. Enterprise software vendor Intentia offers a tool that links the two, by way of key performance indicators and best practices. For better understanding of the connection between corporate strategy and business systems, a structured approach is Read More

Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP


Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure, organizational stability, and vast capital. However, SMEs should approach this decision with due diligence.

scm application strategy  Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP Challenges to Oracle and SAP Oracle Corporation has long prospered in the application service provider (ASP) and hosting space with its vision to deliver software as a service through the Oracle On Demand offerings (in former incarnations called Oracle.com and Oracle Business Online ). At the applications level, Oracle has over 200 customers within the Oracle E-Business Suite On Demand program. Here pricing is based per module Read More

Web Application Security: How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks


Vulnerabilities in Web applications are now the largest vector of enterprise security attacks. Attacks compromising sensitive data are often the result of “cross-site scripting,” “SQL injection,” and “buffer overflow.” As many companies have discovered, these attacks will evade traditional network defenses unless you take new precautions with automated detection. Learn more in this primer to Web application security.

scm application strategy  Application Security: How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks Vulnerabilities in Web applications are now the largest vector of enterprise security attacks. Attacks compromising sensitive data are often the result of “cross-site scripting,” “SQL injection,” and “buffer overflow.” As many companies have discovered, these attacks will evade traditional network defenses unless you take new precautions with automated detection. Learn more in this primer to Web application security. Read More

IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and improve e-business architectures. IBM’s leadership in message oriented middleware with MQSeries should allow them to take a leadership role in the market in short order.

scm application strategy  Moves into Enterprise Application Integration IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration M. Reed - April 26th, 2000 Event Summary SOMERS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2000--IBM announced new software that helps companies integrate their IT infrastructures so they can transform into e-businesses. Business integration, or enterprise application integration (EAI), is required for companies that want to engage in corporate mergers and acquisitions, electronic commerce, and business-to-business Read More

Keys to Accelerating Web Application Delivery


Slowdowns, scalability issues, and security gaps hit Web applications where it hurts. Data center consolidations put distance between application servers and users—producing long round-trips and slow response times. Luckily, there is a solution. Deploying a wire-speed application system—in a unified single-platform design—boosts response times, improves infrastructure scalability, and safeguards against security threats.

scm application strategy  to Accelerating Web Application Delivery Slowdowns, scalability issues, and security gaps hit Web applications where it hurts. Data center consolidations put distance between application servers and users—producing long round-trips and slow response times. Luckily, there is a solution. Deploying a wire-speed application system—in a unified single-platform design—boosts response times, improves infrastructure scalability, and safeguards against security threats. Read More

Oracle's Cloud Strategy and How It Benefits Organizations


Oracle VP of Product Management Bulent Cinarkaya outlines Oracle's cloud strategy, including specifics about cloud-ready applications, a standards-based platform for extensibility, and a scalable infrastructure.

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Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems


Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for--and do it well. In today's automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. Poor systems are a frequent reason for the failure of a business strategy.

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Application Modernization with SOA


Systems integration with service-oriented architecture (SOA) helps you reuse the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA.

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IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor


Vignette is IBM's latest partner. This global strategic alliance promises to boost revenue for both parties. The verdict is still out on the impact to future software development.

scm application strategy  Nabs Another Application Vendor IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor L. Talarico - August 31, 2000 Event Summary International Business Machines Corporation. (NYSE: IBM) recently entered into a global strategic alliance with Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN), a developer of e-businesses applications including CRM software. Under the agreement Vignette will closely integrate the V/5 E-business Applications suite with IBM''s WebSphere Commerce Suite and Application Server. As part of the agreement Vignette promises Read More