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Case Study: Staples Brand Group
Staples Brand Group (SBG), the group responsible for products carrying the Staples brand name, offers a wide range of products, from items as simple as pencil

staples  Study: Staples Brand Group Staples Brand Group (SBG), the group responsible for products carrying the Staples brand name, offers a wide range of products, from items as simple as pencil leads to complex products such as ergonomic office chairs. Learn about the solutions SBG uses to drive global sourcing, track costs and shipments, and achieve the lowest possible product costs with 99 percent on-time deliveries across global suppliers and customers.

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Talking to (and Learning from) a Retail Store Execution Software Leader - Part 1


My recent post (Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores talked about how much attention (and IT investment) retailers pay to their merchandize planning and supply chain optimization processes as compared to their store-level task execution, even though this is where “the rubber meets the road.” I concluded my post with the fact that there are dozens of

staples  biggest names in retail: Staples and The Home Depot . These retailers were reportedly delighted to relatively quickly reduce the clutter in their stores and see significant improvements. For example, Home Depot has reported a five percent increase of ticket size by making store employees more productive via Reflexis’ tools. This translated to approximately $1.5 billion in additional annual revenue. As for Staples, Reflexis’ easy to use, role-based user interface (UI) has ensured that the solution is Read More

Case Study: SchoolKidz


SchoolKidz provides an approach to fulfilling the school supply needs of students, parents, and educators. In 2007, Staples acquired the company, with plans to grow SchoolKidz’s annual revenue. To support the forecasted growth, SchoolKidz upgraded its business management solution. The new solution allows the company to create reports, place orders, and share information with an online collaboration tool. Find out how.

staples  and educators. In 2007, Staples acquired the company, with plans to grow SchoolKidz’s annual revenue. To support the forecasted growth, SchoolKidz upgraded its business management solution. The new solution allows the company to create reports, place orders, and share information with an online collaboration tool. Find out how. Read More

NIST Certification for AES Encryption


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines the standard for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, and provides a rigorous testing process for software vendors. The AES certification process tests every aspect of encryption and involves millions of operations. Discover a solution that has achieved AES validation for all key sizes and modes of operation, on every major enterprise platform.

staples  plus. - Steve Tenore Staples Senior System i Consultant   Introduction The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a US government agency that is a part of the Department of Commerce. The NIST sets non-military government standards for a wide variety of technologies including data encryption. Because the NIST uses an open and professional process to establish standards, the private sector usually adopts NIST standards for commercial use. The NIST is one of the most trusted sources for Read More

Demandware Acquires CQuotient for E-commerce Personalization


Demandware has acquired CQuotient, a provider of technology that analyzes the behavior of online shoppers along with user data, to personalize their shopping experiences across online and offline channels.

staples  include The Children’s Place, Staples, and The Men’s Wearhouse.   Demandware is hoping the acquisition will help it differentiate its e-commerce software platform, which faces stiff competition from IBM, Oracle-ATG, NetSuite (which recently acquired Venda ), eBay Magento, Volusion , and SAP -owned hybris . Demandware also recently acquired Mainstreet Commerce , so it will be interesting to watch how Demandware bolsters its value prop down the track. Read More

Winning your market - second in a series


Positioning Part 2: Choosing what you want to sayIn Part 1, I introduced positioning and talked about how easy it is to miss your mark. This time, we focus on how successful campaign positioning depends on saying and doing just the right thing—at the right time—for the right audience. Advertising is great fun in that you can choose what you want to say about a product or service—but it’s also

staples  your market - second in a series Positioning Part 2: Choosing what you want to say In Part 1 , I introduced positioning and talked about how easy it is to miss your mark. This time, we focus on how successful campaign positioning depends on saying and doing just the right thing—at the right time—for the right audience. Advertising is great fun in that you can choose what you want to say about a product or service—but it’s also where trouble begins. Just as there are great salespeople who Read More

CRM 101


Welcome to another installment in our back-to-basics series. So far, we’ve covered ERP 101 and SCM 101. What Is CRM? CRM is more than a software application. It is a set of strategies, processes, and associated software systems designed to improve the interactions and engagement of customers. CRM involves not only the use of these tools, but also corporate cultural transformation

staples  101 Welcome to another installment in our back-to-basics series. So far, we’ve covered ERP 101 and SCM 101 . What Is CRM? CRM is more than a software application. It is a set of strategies, processes, and associated software systems designed to improve the interactions and engagement of customers. CRM involves not only the use of these tools, but also corporate cultural transformation and ongoing programs with the appropriate organizational framework. CRM also includes sales force automation (SFA), cu Read More

Ask the Experts Question Raises Some Interest: What do you know about Segregation of Duties and SOX?


Every so often, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) analysts—our in-house panel of experts—receive questions from readers on a variety of software-related subjects. While mostly in the realm of software selection, evaluation, the latest technology offerings, or simply questions about business issues, on occasion we receive a request that piques our interest—especially when it is slightly outside

staples  the Experts Question Raises Some Interest: What do you know about Segregation of Duties and SOX? Every so often, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) analysts—our in-house panel of experts—receive questions from readers on a variety of software-related subjects. While mostly in the realm of software selection, evaluation, the latest technology offerings, or simply questions about business issues, on occasion we receive a request that piques our interest—especially when it is slightly outside of Read More

Who Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job?


Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information from various departments, mapping business processes, preparing a business case, interviewing stakeholders, and getting buy-in from executives and users on the project. And that’s only the beginning! But whose job is it to do all of this

staples  Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job? Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information from various departments, mapping business processes, preparing a business case, interviewing stakeholders, and getting buy-in from executives and users on the project. And that’s only the beginning! But whose job is it to do all of this Read More

How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards


Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for

staples  Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for 20 percent (or Read More

Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide


Small-business users of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) have very different needs. But all users have similar concerns when it comes to cost, the range of features, and the level of service included in their VoIP plans. Does your provider offer remote office features? Fax support? E-911? And do you need a hosted or an on-premise service? Before you sign the contract, there are a few things you ought to know.

staples  Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide Hosted PBX systems provide an easy way for small to medium (and even some large) businesses to move to VoIP and get a wide range of new features and capabilities for their phone systems. In this buyer's guide you will find details on what to look for, how to buy, what you can expect to pay, and how to get the most out of your investment in VoIP. Source: VoIP-News Resources Related to Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer's Guide : Voice over Read More

Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management


This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all phases of talent management to onboard, review, develop, motivate, and retain employees. It also shows the valuable contribution competencies can make in managing change and defusing turf battles that arise during downsizings, consolidations, and business reengineering.

staples  Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management Plateau delivers a best-of-breed talent management solution with deep functionality for learning management, performance management, compensation management and career and succession planning. This allows organizations to take a unified approach to develop, manage, reward and optimize their talent. Superior best-in-class talent management solutions can be deployed individually or together, enabling current and prospective customer to future Read More

These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1


Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last

staples  Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1 Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last decade or so. And yes, these have ranged from blatant and flamboyant Read More

Growing Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC


F.J. Westcott, a photographic equipment distributor based in Toledo, Ohio (US), recently discovered its legacy system could no longer keep up with its growing business. However, Westcott realized it needed to do its homework before jumping into the purchase of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Company executives, including chief financial officer (CFO) Jeff Cohen, did just that by attending an ERP Vendor Shootout moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). These biannual events are intended to simplify the ERP selection process for companies with manufacturing, distribution, and project-oriented requirements, by hosting top ERP packages demonstrations side by side. Westcott found TEC's comprehensive and structured software evaluation and selection methodology could determine which, out of the hundreds of ERP systems on the market, was the best-fit for its evolving business.

staples  Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC Growing Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC Photography equipment distributor F.J. Westcott contracts TEC for comprehensive and objective guidance in ERP evaluation and selection project Montreal, QC, October 29, 2009 - F.J. Westcott, a photographic equipment distributor based in Toledo, Ohio (US), recently discovered its legacy system could no longer keep up with its growing Read More

8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud


With organizations looking for new ways to cut costs and increase productivity, cloud computing has become a popular trend. In the most common form of cloud computing, vendors offer software via the Internet in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Many of the benefits of this model can be translated to desktop management. Learn how SaaS principles are being applied to offer companies desktop-as-a-service (DaaS).

staples  Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud The Independence IT team has extensive experience managing IT infrastructures. From providing top-quality user support to tackling the most complex technical issues, our team is nothing less than obsessed with meeting our clients' needs. Source: Independence IT Resources Related to 8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud : Service Provider (Wikipedia) Systems Management (Wikipedia) 8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud Desktop Read More