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Implementing Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures
This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article

strategic capabilities  Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries.

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013


The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail

strategic capabilities  conference, Epicor announced its strategic partnership with Magento (owned by eBay), a leading e-commerce platform serving more than 150,000 businesses worldwide. As well, Epicor introduced its new Epicor Retail Cross-Commerce offering, an e-commerce platform that enables retailers to personalize the shopping experience across channels, to support increased revenue and customer loyalty. While e-commerce has been utilized by retailers for many years, Epicor aims to offer a solution that bridges the gap Read More

Kinaxis and WNS Enter a Strategic Partnership


Early in 2013, WNS Holdings Ltd, a provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, announced its strategic partnership with Kinaxis, the provider of RapidResponse, an enterprise cloud service for supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S@OP). RapidResponse is a single product that delivers the underlying planning, simulation, and collaboration capabilities

strategic capabilities  (BPO) services, announced its  strategic partnership with Kinaxis , the provider of RapidResponse , an enterprise cloud service for supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP). RapidResponse is a single product that delivers the underlying planning, simulation, and collaboration capabilities essential to making long-term and short-term demand and supply balancing decisions across the enterprise. RapidResponse’s SCM applications —S&OP, Master Planning & Scheduling (MPS), Read More

Technology's Role in Strategic Human Resources


The human resources (HR) department can—and should—deliver contributions to the organization's bottom line. Through technologies and service providers, HR can move from being merely a cost center to being an essential component for achieving corporate objectives.

strategic capabilities  corporate growth. Examples of Strategic HR Here are some quick takes on how companies can strategically leverage HR for measurable gains. The impact areas and results in the list below are far from complete, and are provided here only as samples: Staffing levels : Aligning time tracking with disability and leave information fosters greater understanding of staffing needs. New hires : Melding rsum data with future business needs pipelines qualified individuals for impending job openings. Succession Read More

Going Vertical? Know the True Capabilities of Your Software


Vertical integration occurs when two companies in different parts of the supply chain merge to capture a larger share of the market. Such mergers often lead to operational cost reductions, increased entry barriers to competitors, and expansion of core competencies. Vertical integration strategies are a key consideration for organizations looking to expand and control more of the supply chain. For

strategic capabilities  a well laid out strategic roadmap and engaging the right people, you’ll be able to better understand how you can get the most out of your enterprise software systems and support future growth and change. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) offers software capabilities assessment services to help you discover how well your software solutions support the needs of your organization. We have a proven best-practice methodology to help you make well-informed IT decisions. Complete our brief questionnaire or Read More

Meeting Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing


Analysis of the tasks and time in information technology (IT) projects invariably reveals the presence of a familiar recurring burden: testing—often still performed manually and inefficiently, yet accounting for a substantial proportion of the budget. Can some simple and effective focused measures have a dramatic and positive impact on the success of key projects? That depends on your approach.

strategic capabilities  Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing Analysis of the tasks and time in information technology (IT) projects invariably reveals the presence of a familiar recurring burden: testing—often still performed manually and inefficiently, yet accounting for a substantial proportion of the budget. Can some simple and effective focused measures have a dramatic and positive impact on the success of key projects? That depends on your approach. Read More

Global Recruitment: Strategic Advice from Top-Performing Brands


A global recruiting strategy can strengthen a global brand, expand the talent pool and support standardized, cost-efficient processes and better candidate experiences. Read this white paper for more information on best practices for building a global recruitment strategy based on tips and strategies from iCIMS' top-performing global clients, including a best practice global recruitment checklist.

strategic capabilities  Recruitment: Strategic Advice from Top-Performing Brands A global recruiting strategy can strengthen a global brand, expand the talent pool and support standardized, cost-efficient processes and better candidate experiences. Read this white paper for more information on best practices for building a global recruitment strategy based on tips and strategies from iCIMS' top-performing global clients, including a best practice global recruitment checklist. Read More

The Total EAM Vision Strategic Advantages in Asset Management


Physical asset management contributes greatly to the achievement of competitive advantages in capital intensive companies. Particularly in the areas of productivity, quality, cost effectiveness, and risk management. If your company has a need to manage physical assets it can benefit from a proven Total EAM solution provided by one of the top-level systems vendors.

strategic capabilities  Total EAM Vision Strategic Advantages in Asset Management The Total EAM Vision Strategic Advantages in Asset Management Featured Author - Daryl Mather - June 27, 2003 Defining EAM E nterprise A sset M anagement systems (EAM) continue to point the way into the future for capital intensive industries. The combination of functionalities, asset focussed business intelligence and advanced management consulting have allowed some vendors to provide consistently high results to those industries whose operating Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Three: Market Impact


As business applications' scope continues to expand, so does a propagation of data sources across the businesses and IT systems. Achieving consistent understanding of this scattered data has become a major hurdle to improved business processes, with redundancy, waste and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result.

strategic capabilities  Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact SAP NetWeaver , has become the main pillar of SAP AG 's (NYSE: SAP) strategy to remake itself into a platform vendor. With this and mySAP Business Suite , the broadest suite of enterprise applications in the market, SAP will sell possibly everything from application servers via middleware to Web services (envisioned, in SAP's case, to orchestrate business processes by means of packaged composite applications across and atop Read More

Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller's Jobs More Strategic? (Part 2)


Part 1 of this blog series established that by offloading non-essential and non-value-adding routine tasks to third-party business process outsourcing (BPO) specialists, many human resource (HR) and payroll managers are now able to focus more on strategic and more important tasks of managing talent and human capital of the company. The discussion then went into the possible liberation of chief

strategic capabilities  to focus more on strategic and more important tasks of managing talent and human capital of the company. The discussion then went into the possible liberation of chief financial officers (CFOs) and controllers from their daily grind mindless chores. A New Breed of CFOs and Controllers? I can see how financial management and accounting software as a service (SaaS ) applications and BPO offerings can provide a good value proposition , but the crux of the matter is whether CFOs and controllers will sabotage Read More

Salesforce.com Acquires CRM Analytics Capabilities


Salesforce.com has somewhat quietly acquired RelateIQ, provider of an analytics-based cloud CRM software platform. The young startup has promoted itself as a data-driven alternative to salesforce.com and other CRM platforms, and has apps that analyze a user’s inbox and calendar to find contacts, merge relevant data, and keep track of customer interactions.

strategic capabilities  com Acquires CRM Analytics Capabilities Salesforce.com has somewhat quietly acquired RelateIQ , provider of an analytics-based cloud customer relationship management (CRM) software platform, for nearly $400 million (USD) in stock. The RelateIQ deal is salesforce.com’s largest since last year’s $2.5 billion purchase of cloud marketing automation software vendor ExactTarget.   The young startup, which reportedly recently raised $40 million at a $245 million valuation, has promoted itself as a Read More

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Strategic Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future


In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more.

strategic capabilities  Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more. Read More

Progress Acquires Telerik for Mobile and UI Capabilities


Progress recently agreed to acquire privately held Telerik AD, a Bulgarian provider of application development tools. According to TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic, the combination of Progress and Telerik will create a comprehensive cloud and on-premise platform offering that enables developers to rapidly create appealing applications driven by data for any device or cloud.

strategic capabilities  Acquires Telerik for Mobile and UI Capabilities Progress recently agreed to acquire privately held Telerik AD , a Bulgarian provider of application development tools (with an office in the Boston metro area, where Progress is headquartered as well), for $262.5 million (USD). Telerik’s 1.4 million-strong developer community uses the company’s solutions to create compelling user experiences across cloud, Web, mobile, and desktop applications. The company’s revenue for the last twelve months Read More