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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

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

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

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...
A Focused Web-based Solution for Chemicals, Drugs, and Mill-based Industries
SSI shows deep understanding of the requirements for chemical, drug, and mill-based industries. Consequently, it has developed such must-have capabilities as

ssi  Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ) support such industries as chemical and drugs, and mill-based. The definition of the production process in SSI''s flagship product TROPOS can be a close description of the actual way products are manufactured. For background information on SSI, and additional information on TROPOS, see Vendor Defends Its Strongholds With Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution . Part Two of the series Vendor Defends Its Strongholds With Focused Ente 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

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...
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

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...
Aspen’s Step Backward in the First Quarter Part of Familiar Dance
First quarter results tend to be Aspen Technologies’ weakest of the year and 1Q 2001 is no exception. There are signs that suggest the process manufacturing

ssi  rivals. Simulation Sciences Inc. (SSI) was taken over by Invensys plc, the same software clearinghouse that bought troubled ERP vendor Baan last summer. Formerly a significant threat to Aspen, SSI''s impact in the market has wavered since the Invensys acquisition and Invensys itself is now rumored to be on the auction block. Honeywell, which competed with Aspen in process control software, announced recently that it would be acquired by GE. The uncertain future of vendors like Honeywell and SSI/Invensys ha 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

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...
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 6)
Welcome to TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure

ssi  ERP solution showcase ) SSI (Tropos) Ramco Systems (Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing) Microsoft (Dynamics AX) BatchMaster Software Inc (BatchMaster Enterprise) SAP (mySAP ERP) Thoughtful Inc (Thoughtful/erp) CDC Software (Ross Enterprise) IFS (IFS Applications) 3i Infotech (Orion) Uncertified Vendors QAD (QAD Enterprise Application) Oracle (JD Edwards EnterpriseOne) IQMS (EnterpriseIQ) Evolucion e Inovacion Empresarial SC (Kepler) Intélisis (Intélisis ERP) BigGun (BigGun ERP) Note: this list was d 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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
Challenges and User Recommendations for a Focused Enterprise Resource Planning Solution
Some major SSI competitors, while possibly inferior regarding process or mill industry focus, will influence some purchase decisions through more comprehensive

ssi  Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ) has been developing, implementing, and supporting packaged enterprise systems since 1982, initially as an information technology (IT) department of Powell Duffryn plc , and since 1998 as a privately held company (till becoming part of Chelford in the early 2000s). SSI certainly still faces challenges, as it must continue to defend its narrow hunting ground against the larger-scale integrated enterprise systems offerings of giant vendor Read More...
Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA''s savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and

ssi  and sharing statutory reports; processing expenses; or even developing and setting financial budgets using CODA-Financials alongside Excel and the other familiar Microsoft Office tools that most organizations probably already have in place. These new products were meant to make CODA-Financials the launch pad for a quicker and easier budget cycle. By combining the functionality and embedded control of CODA with the familiarity and convenience of Microsoft Excel, CODA s-Planning and CODA c-Planning should Read More...
Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users
The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges

ssi  was reportedly much more impressive during recent sales presentations. Also, customers seemed to be much happier, because their learning curve became shorter, and as they now enjoyed the ability to truly customize the interface, CMS''s support role was lessened. Going Microsoft''s Way Too Nonetheless, the former CMS went a step further, in the spirit of “if you cannot beat them, join them,” by also developing a Microsoft-centric ERP product. CMSm5 , officially launched in June 2005, was the culmination Read More...

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