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How SMEs Can Tap Into Real-Time Business Intelligence


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tap  SMEs Can Tap Into Real-Time Business Intelligence How SMEs Can Tap Into Real-Time Business Intelligence Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to be nimble-seizing opportunities as they arise and fixing problems almost before they happen. But if your company still runs on spreadsheets, you''re not getting the timely, accurate business intelligence (BI) you need to act quickly. In How SMEs Can Tap Into Real-time Business Intelligence you''ll learn • why manual data analysis isn''t enough • how BI Read More

Raising the Bar in HR


Investing in a human resource management system (HRMS) can help you tap into the wide range of business intelligence that already resides within your HR department. Read further to find out implementing an HRMS can help you streamline your administrative activities, become more efficient and productive, and find new ways to move your business forward, giving your company a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

tap  (HRMS) can help you tap into the wide range of business intelligence that already resides within your HR department. Read further to find out implementing an HRMS can help you streamline your administrative activities, become more efficient and productive, and find new ways to move your business forward, giving your company a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

tap  not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users—government contractors—who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies are in the driver''s seat to capture that market segment. Many customers require weekly progress reports and may be comfortable with the Microsoft Project format, but the product on its own cannot give the visibility and scheduling over a great number of Read More

How SMEs Can Tap into Real-time Business Intelligence


Real-time business intelligence (BI) delivers information about business as it occurs. While traditional BI presents historical data for analysis, real-time BI compares current business events with historical patterns to automatically detect problems or opportunities. This paper explains how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can establish a competitive advantage by tapping into the power of real-time BI.

tap  SMEs Can Tap into Real-time Business Intelligence Real-time business intelligence (BI) delivers information about business as it occurs. While traditional BI presents historical data for analysis, real-time BI compares current business events with historical patterns to automatically detect problems or opportunities. This paper explains how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can establish a competitive advantage by tapping into the power of real-time BI. Read More

Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors


The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this market's huge (and growing) potential can yield sizable returns for supply chain management software vendors.

tap  reap the benefits of tapping into this new market. These software vendors can also be assured of high returns in the future too, as the Indian organized retailing market will continue to grow at a rapid rate in the foreseeable future. This market growth will ensure software vendors continue to have a consistent string of new clients. Recommendations for Retailers Many software vendors and software service providers may have experience in making and implementing software systems in developed countries Read More

One Offering to Watch Unfold in 2012: UNIT4 Business Analytics Apps


For me, the third week of December 2011 was a week of revelations of sorts in the realm of enterprise applications. Amid all the IT punditry/buzzword talk throughout the year about cloud computing, analytics, mobility, social, and in-memory, there were two concrete announcements in mid-December from two vendors that gave me pause. Both vendor product announcements are still far away from their

tap  will first attempt to tap into its vast install base. I look forward to mid-2012 and the follow up briefing with the generally available app store. Hopefully by then UNIT4 will have answers to questions such as those regarding the integration framework to both UNIT4 solutions and non-UNIT4 products (i.e., SAP, Oracle, etc.). I would not be surprised to see the company draw on the interoperability experience by Coda, which often serves as a multi-source financials repository for its customers. For its Read More

VAI Recognized with TEC Certification for Its ERP Solution: S2K for Distribution


Ronkonkoma, NY – May 26, 2011 – VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an award-winning ERP solution provider, announced that it has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for its S2K for Distribution Software Solution. TEC specializes in impartial, quantifiable software selection. The company's analysts objectively review software solutions using an extensive knowledge-base of data on hundreds of vendors and solutions to provide informed counsel and recommendations to better meet their customers’ business needs. VAI S2K Enterprise Software was selected for review and certified based on its advanced functionality and features, reliability and affordability when compared with many other tier-one ERP systems.

tap  medium-sized organizations need to tap into, in order to compete in larger markets.” “Having been a long-time developer and provider of ERP solutions, we recognize the importance and impact of a TEC certification, as well as the reputability of its selections, and are very pleased to be a part of its premier suite of preferred vendor solutions,” said Dan Bivona, sales director at VAI. “We’re also excited to have more of our ERP software offerings in the review process with TEC, and look forward Read More

Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies


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tap  stock price, many vendors tap into their cash reserves for a stock buy-back. Lowered cash reserves are typically coupled with trimmed expenses, and revised (and reduced) hiring plans. The next step is a scaled-back research and development agenda, meaning weakened and less frequent upgrades for clients, coupled with decreased service and support capabilities due to hiring and attrition. Clearly, this is not a positive scenario for either the vendor or the client. Helping the vendor to understand the Read More

Content Is King-Applying Intelligence to Unstructured Data


On March 23, I have the opportunity to lead a seminar at the info360 conference in Washington, D.C., on the use of business intelligence (BI) applications and technologies to analyze unstructured data. In preparing for this seminar, I came across an article written by Bill Gates back in 1996 entitled “Content is King.” And although the theme of that article is different from the approach of this

tap  tools for organizations to tap into a potentially endless and ever-changing source of data. It has therefore empowered end users with the ability to examine and manage all types of data—internal or external, structured or unstructured, social or corporate—and bring value to an organization. In this era of digital communications, organizations will certainly come to realize the value of analyzing data from the “real world.” Join me at the BI summit portion of the info360 conference this coming Read More

Tier 3 And Tier 4 ... Where Do You Go If You Don't Know, What You Don't Know.


If you are an executive in a Tier 3 or Tier 4 manufacturing company and you have wondered where to start, whom to call, what questions to ask, this article is for you.

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Asset Data for Accurate Lifecycle Management


Among the areas where modern enterprise asset management (EAM) systems provide substantial benefits is the driving out of inefficiencies in business processes. This is why the development of effective maintenance policies is generally the foremost consideration for modern asset managers.

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Parametric Technology Corporation's Bold Vision Drives Growth and Innovation


Cooperative markets and clever strategies controlling internal developments and guiding marketing may help Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) reach revenues of $1 billion (USD) by 2008. However, more impressive is this may make PTC an innovator in product lifecycle management.

tap  for SMBs. To further tap into the SMB market, the vendor offers PLM On Demand . PLM On Demand is a hosted PLM solution set with a new delivery model and operates through a partnership with IBM, arguably the industry leader for on-demand applications. It is powered by WindChill technology, and offers ProjectLink and PDMLink as initial components with plans for expansion of component offerings. Strategic acquisitions . PTC views strategic acquisitions as complementing organic growth and the vendor will Read More

Enterprises May Be Overlooking Profits from After-sales Service


If service parts and service personnel management are well managed, manufacturers can significantly improve their profits from service operations. This will lead in turn to significant overall profit margins.

tap  and improved service. To tap this potential, manufacturers should look into making investments in enterprise service management systems. About the Author Ashfaque Ahmed is a seasoned consultant and business analyst in the areas of advance planning and scheduling in supply chain management. He has worked with many large and medium clients in the retail, distribution, and manufacturing industries. Some of these industries include the automotive, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, food, textile, Read More

Commerce One Selects Entrada Software For Affiliate Program


The product-centric paradigm upon which its latest incarnation is founded gives Entrada an edge over the usual names in enterprise manufacturing software.

tap  for e-marketplace operators to tap into the services their buyers and suppliers need to conduct e-commerce without the lengthy process of identifying, negotiating and partnering with business service providers. Among the more interesting vendors participating in the Affiliate Program is Entrada Software. Entrada makes Kinnosa, an application that helps complex discrete product manufacturers maintain the history of a part through every phase of its manufacture: design, prototype, procurement, build, test, Read More