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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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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
Impressive Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Gets A Little Help From Its Friends
Despite impressive product depth and breadth (for instance, customer relationship management [CRM], workflow, traceability, and quality management are provided

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). Despite impressive product depth and breadth (for instance, customer relationship management [CRM], workflow, traceability, and quality management are provided natively), SSI h 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

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
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
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
The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Two: Marketing By Invensys
IPS was hoping that the early product vision and venerable reputation that Marcam has in the process manufacturing market for providing plant-centric ERP

ssi  Agilisys ), Adonix , SSI World (in the UK), Intentia , PeopleSoft , etc. have caught up significantly (if some have not even overtaken it) in functionality, even as they have expanded the breadth of their extended-ERP application portfolios. On the other hand, IPS attempted to target operations management with Protean 4.1, which apparently had a new aim at delivering the US FDA compliance and control systems to process manufacturing industries, by adding the 21 CFR Part 11 electronic signature and audit c 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
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

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