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Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI


Today’s Showdown is based on an industry-specific case study. Five enterprise resource planning vendors were selected for the evaluation. All the results were based on the latest request for information (RFI) supplied to us by the vendors, and all priorities were assigned by the client.

ssi  Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Hi. I''m Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers'' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today''s Showdown is a little different from those we''ve run in the past. It is based on an industry-specific case study, and involves five enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors competing for the business. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful and informative, and we invite your comments and questions Read More

Strategic Systems International


Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies.

ssi  International Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies. Read More

Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach


SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional manufacturing resource planning (MRP) approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster).

ssi  Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ), uses manufacturing resource planning (MRP) for long-term planning, and master production scheduling (MPS) for short-term scheduling. This approach appeals even to some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional MRP approach often shows many shortcomings (and can even be a recipe for disaster). And although MRP runs can now be performed in minutes rather than the hours and days of yesteryear (owi Read More

Vendor Defends Its Strongholds with Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution


Strategic Systems International (SSI) needs no special introduction to British process industries (such as consumer products manufacturers and whisky distillers), but it largely remains a well-kept secret elsewhere.

ssi  Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ). Since 1982, the UK-based company of about one hundred employees has been developing, implementing, and supporting business systems solutions that have been tailored only to a selected few industries, thus reportedly delivering tangible benefits for these targeted customers. SSI is a Chelford Group plc company, which has offices in Basingstoke (England), Darlington (England), and Glasgow (Scotland). Its client base of about one hundred a Read More

Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky


The whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to accurately predict demand for the final product. Goods stocked must also be meticulously accounted for, in both intermediate (partially finished) and bulk forms.

ssi  Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ). SSI''s knowledge of the Scotch whisky industry is an intriguing mix of the traditional and the modern: whisky is the world''s top-selling spirit, produced largely in remote, out-of-the-way locations, and is marketed by stressing its close ties to the soil and the elements. But at the same time, most whisky producers are part of large companies—often multinational giants—which have a highly sophisticated and savvy approach to their bus Read More

Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators'


What types of vendors' approaches to the mid-market have emerged from the wave of mergers and consolidations and what characteristics ultimately distinguish the contenders from the pretenders are two questions that are emerging from the consolidation market.

ssi  of ''Organic Growers'' and ''Aggressive Consolidators'' Introduction Anyone remotely following the enterprise applications market, unless he/she has been on a lengthy leave of absence on a deserted island (or maybe participating in the Survivor reality TV show, followed by the Amazing Race ), has likely been worn out by the news that the maturing market has been rapidly consolidating. The competition for the still underserved small and mid-market segments continues to heat up as different breeds of aspirants Read More

SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations


Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the prospective user company, and if the prepackaged business processes are a suitable fit.

ssi  Infor , 3i-Infotech , SSI-World , and SSA Global . These are only the mainstream enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors focusing on the chemicals industry. There are also a number of point solution providers that cater to several industry-specific needs. For a detailed tutorial on the chemicals industry see So What''s the Big Deal with Chemicals? . Part Three of the series SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies. SAP offers enterprise applications software tailored to the Read More

Glovia On B2B Reinventing Trail


If Glovia successfully continues its reinvention as a B2B e-business transformation provider for manufacturers and service companies that want more than core ERP, the market may witness the positive reincarnation of Glovia.

ssi  and self service invoicing (SSI). It appears that the latest tack has been bearing fruits - the total revenue in 2000, estimated at ~$60m of which ~$22m was estimated license revenue, represents growth of 15% and 29% respectively compared to the troublesome 1999. The future should bode well for Glovia given the backing from the $50bn Fujitsu parent, blue chip customers like Caterpillar , Dell , Panasonic , Eaton Semiconductor and Ericsson , its functionally solid and also scaleable ERP system, and its Read More

Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II)


Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference, Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, the first version offered within the US market. The application is

ssi  business is also poultry processing). Trace Engine is a standalone, web-based, configurable repository that can receive, filter and interpret any trace line information from virtually any system within the user enterprise, its suppliers, transporters, customers or any other third party. This product overlays other enterprise systems already in place and enables the generation of an information database ( Microsoft SQL Server ) containing all the information required in tracking the products. It allows for Read More

Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge


Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

ssi  to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. Outside the food industry, where traditional mills turn grain into flour, or extract sucrose from sugar beet and cane, mill operations apply to a wide range of industrial activities (many other process manufacturing sectors also comply with this definition). These include the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors, through the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and Read More

Will Glovia Glow Again Through Its Hub And VARs?


While Glovia continues its revamping as a holistic B2B e-business provider for manufacturers and service companies beyond core ERP, its ongoing management reshuffling, its fledgling channel and traction for multiple products will be challenges to be tamed.

ssi  Glovia direct sales and professional services teams by extending its ERP solutions into high-density manufacturing markets. The affiliate program members will specifically sell to electronics, telecommunications, automotive, and industrial customers in the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, Pacific Northwest, South Central and South West regions. In that regard, MSI Solutions / APCO Technologies will sell Glovia''s ERP, glovia.com and glovia.e products to customers in the U.S. southern tier region of Southern Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Six: Competition, Vendor, and User Recommendations


Customers and the marketplace may have forgotten who Marcam is and what it stands for. The new owner must, for that reason, communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales.

ssi  incumbents like Infor, Ross, SSI World , EMR Innovations (with the ProcessProMFG product), MBS Navision/Process800 combination, Adonix (with its recently acquired CIMPRO product), and Best Software (with its BatchMaster for PfW product). In addition to many of these ERP players that offer supply chain applications, the pure play supply chain management (SCM) competition will include AspenTech , i2 Technologies , Manugistics , Logility , and WAM Systems . To recap, the newly acquired company has had a Read More

Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good


For every vendor, focus often results with more value to its targeted customers. Two highly focused vendors that also remain profitable and growing even in these difficult economic times, Ross Systems and Prescient Systems, are thus seemingly poised to offer enriched combined value proposition to their respective markets.

ssi  , Intentia , and SSI . The Prescient XEi SCP applications within the areas of Demand, Supply, Collaboration and Performance Measurement were developed specifically for the needs of consumer product companies. Those applications include Demand Planning; Enterprise Forecasting; Inventory Planning; Replenishment Planning; Optimized Orders; Production Planning; Production Scheduling; PrescientConnections , a solution for collaboration that allows multiple parties manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to ov Read More