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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

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

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 potency controls, container movements, top-down and bottom-up traceability, and controls for customs and excise, shelf life, and location validation.

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

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 horizontal product portfolios, and superior global presence, localization capabilities, and viability—which are still hurdles for SSI to overcome.

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

Are ERP Consolidators ("Assemblers") Really Running Out of Steam ("VC Dough")?


Even in such a volatile stock market and under investor/regulatory scrutiny, going public as a means of getting some capital investment is still an option -- the most recent examples being Deltek and NetSuite. On the established public vendor side, CDC Software, Epicor Software, Lawson Software and Oracle (if not even SAP too) would be examples of mostly unrelentingly acquisitive vendors in the

ssi  Group , where the SSI-World''s versatile TROPOS product is a part of the business), once seemingly unstoppable Infor and Consona have lately taken a noted break. In fact, Infor''s chief executive officer (CEO), Jim Schaper, has lately admitted to a likely (temporary or not) stall in future acquisitions, especially major ones. This is in part due to the changed climate owing to deflated VC investors'' sentiments and a lessened availability of private equity. Infor might also be having some issues with digesti 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 solutions might finally play well to capturing the marketing opportunity.

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

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 comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer. The story so far: Mike

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

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. Although little overlap exists between the companies’ product lines, customers should verify that pre-merger support and service contracts are honored.

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

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

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

User Recommendations for the Food and Beverage Industry


Software systems must be able to handle your business basics. A focus on the details is essential. Look meticulously for the fatal flaws. If you don't select a system that meets your detailed needs, it can be fatal.

ssi  practices processes, it cannot possibly manage these realities.) Was the solution built specifically for the food and beverage industry (good), or does it use a generic solution employing templates (OK but not necessarily excellent), or is it just a generic product (bad)? Is the solution a single, integrated application with one common model, or is it a bunch of interfaced modules? After painstakingly identifying the fatal flaws, prospective users should request a long list of vendors to complete the fata 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