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Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator
CommerceHub may be destined for leadership in collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment; trade promotions; new product design and introduction

trend forecasting  clock. There is a trend of moving from mere case management to translating and predicting customer needs by knowledgeable staffers, which at the end of the day might result in an up- and cross-sale rather than the loss of a customer. Some contact center applications vendors such as Amdocs , Aspect Software , Kana , ATG , and Ecometry have been responding to the needs of multichannel retailers. The likes of Best Buy , Staples , Target , and Lowe's have been carving out niches and capturing growth and

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A Sharp ASP


Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has selected Harbinger as their Application Service Provider of choice. The multi-year contract will allow Harbinger to integrate e-Procurement and business applications across Sharp's e-Supplier community.

trend forecasting  difficult to see the trend continue. To that end, many companies have architected web enabled offerings. Organizations such as aspindustry.org witness their membership roster growing on a weekly basis. Additionally, several ASP portals boast registries listing hundreds of Application Service Providers. The wave of Application Service Providers continues to grow. User Recommendations Harbinger's contract with Sharp represents an interesting mix. The partnership will help Harbinger refine its offerings Read More

How to Improve the Accuracy of Your Forecasts


Increased competition, lower margins, and more customer demands mean that distributors have to provide better product availability and more services with fewer profit dollars. To accomplish this, estimates of future use of stocked items must be as accurate as possible. Discover how analyzing weighted averages, trend factors, and other formulas can help you accurately anticipate—and manage—future demand for your products.

trend forecasting  + Effects of a Trend Percentage + Collaborative Forecast Information Total Forecast If a customer regularly supplies collaborative information for your forecast, make sure that you do not include shipments to that customer in your usage history. If the same customer demand is reflected in both usage history and collaborative information, the resulting forecast will reflect twice the customer's actual needs. Forecast Horizon Forecasting is a lot like going to a rifle range. You have to be sure to aim at Read More

ToolsGroup-Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning


ToolsGroup continues to carve out a space for itself in supply chain. Not satisfied with being the last remaining independent multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) vendor, ToolsGroup is pushing forward with broader supply chain capabilities centered around a core statistics-focused demand forecasting capability. While many will argue the virtues of “top down” vs. “middle out” vs. “bottom up”

trend forecasting  ToolsGroup saw where the trend was going, it started to work on a machine-to-machine approach. ToolsGroup’s model has always assumed a more or less hands-off statistical approach. ToolsGroup’s Machine Learning Engine (MLE) was a logical next step. ToolsGroup will not talk about what is inside the “breakthrough technique,” which has been implemented first inside ToolsGroup’s  Trade Promotion Forecasting  solution, other than to say that it uses artificial intelligence to analyze promotional Read More

SCO’s Tarantella Offers Tools for Technology


SCO introduces Tarantella ASP edition and ASP Connect as tools for the Application Service Provider market.

trend forecasting  model. We expect this trend to continue as the Application Service Provider market continues to evolve. User Recommendations Are you an Independent Software Provider or an ASP challenged by the unique customer needs an ASP model represents? SCO's solutions may be worth exploring. That is, if you've done your homework first. Are your customers willing to accept your product over the internet? What kind of investment will it take from you? How will you support an initiative once it's web ready? The Read More

Carrying the Can: Consumerization and Enterprise Mobility


There is an increasing trend among employees toward using their personal mobile device for fulfilment of their work commitments. While this appears to bring many benefits for the employee while, on the face of it, reducing upfront costs for employers, it does introduce significant on-going costs and risks for the organisation. However, with many appealing mobile consumer devices being offered, the trend is likely to increase. Organizations need to work out suitable strategies and policies to manage this complex and hybrid situation in the best interests of both themselves and their employees.

trend forecasting  There is an increasing trend among employees toward using their personal mobile device for fulfilment of their work commitments. While this appears to bring many benefits for the employee while, on the face of it, reducing upfront costs for employers, it does introduce significant on-going costs and risks for the organisation. However, with many appealing mobile consumer devices being offered, the trend is likely to increase. Organizations need to work out suitable strategies and policies to manage this Read More

Information Lifecycle Management: A Perspective


A new trend is emerging in the world of storage management, and it’s called information lifecycle management (ILM). Just what it is, however, varies significantly from vendor to vendor. Generally, ILM is a strategy for policy-based information management. Its mandate: to provide centralized management of all information assets, aligning storage resources with the value of the data residing in them.

trend forecasting  A Perspective A new trend is emerging in the world of storage management, and it’s called information lifecycle management (ILM). Just what it is, however, varies significantly from vendor to vendor. Generally, ILM is a strategy for policy-based information management. Its mandate: to provide centralized management of all information assets, aligning storage resources with the value of the data residing in them. Read More

Flexible Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server Technology


The client/server trend in multi-tiered computing has been made possible because of reductions in the cost of hardware and software components, as well as the availability of high-performance database engines. The utility of this technology is reflected in the Microsoft Dynamics AX application. Its three-tier client/server technology provides a solution that can be accessed through networks, even with limited bandwidth.

trend forecasting  Server Technology The client/server trend in multi-tiered computing has been made possible because of reductions in the cost of hardware and software components, as well as the availability of high-performance database engines. The utility of this technology is reflected in the Microsoft Dynamics AX application. Its three-tier client/server technology provides a solution that can be accessed through networks, even with limited bandwidth. Read More

Case Study: IAP Worldwide Services


IAP, a support services provider to the US Department of Defense and other federal customers, had to address the increasing challenges of forecasting and budgeting. Its old financial system required time-intensive data entry and lacked the functionality for detailed resource planning and reporting. Of all business analytics products, IAP found Cognos TM1 offered the speed, agility, and Web-based functionality it needed.

trend forecasting  Study: IAP Worldwide Services IAP, a support services provider to the US Department of Defense and other federal customers, had to address the increasing challenges of forecasting and budgeting. Its old financial system required time-intensive data entry and lacked the functionality for detailed resource planning and reporting. Of all business analytics products, IAP found Cognos TM1 offered the speed, agility, and Web-based functionality it needed. Read More

Service Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit


How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition.

trend forecasting  Level Goal Strategy: Path to Profit How can retailers maximize their return when investing in cutting-edge replenishment solutions? After all, if forecasting and purchasing decisions are driven by advanced math and logic, then surely there is little room for users to influence success? Actually, establishing a service-level goal strategy can blaze the path to profit for retailers looking to separate themselves from the competition. Read More

ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing


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trend forecasting  the green supply chain trend. It also shares considerations for satisfying a customer’s green supply chain initiative or initiating your own. Finally, it discusses the role of enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) in keeping pace with this industry trend. Read More

Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting


The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based Smart Software. Principals Charles Smart, Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.), and Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.) have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have

trend forecasting  Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based  Smart Software . Principals  Charles Smart ,  Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.) , and  Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.)  have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have perfected their own proprietary forecasting Read More

Eight Steps to Going Mobile


Going mobile has become a growing trend, with many businesses reaching well beyond the use of cellular phones as their only lines of communication. Why? Because these businesses realize that linking the mobile workforce with the enterprise and its data resources—using mobile applications—is key to enhancing productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Choosing the right devices, however, can be very challenging.

trend forecasting  has become a growing trend, with many businesses reaching well beyond the use of cellular phones as their only lines of communication. Why? Because these businesses realize that linking the mobile workforce with the enterprise and its data resources—using mobile applications—is key to enhancing productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Choosing the right devices, however, can be very challenging. Read More

ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations.

trend forecasting  systems cannot easily identify trends in the data. Their inability to model the underlying causes of demand variability can also lead to poor trade promotion execution and failed new product launches. Last but not least, they can be manually intensive, resulting in poor planner productivity.   More than three years ago ToolsGroup saw that being able to take advantage of more data (downstream data, market data, web data, social media, etc.) in the forecasting process could drive improved forecasting, Read More

LumiData


LumiData is a demand intelligence specialist for companies within the consumer products industry. LumiData's demand planning and forecasting solutions are applied to sales and marketing strategies to help increase revenue and strengthen market positions.

trend forecasting  LumiData is a demand intelligence specialist for companies within the consumer products industry. LumiData's demand planning and forecasting solutions are applied to sales and marketing strategies to help increase revenue and strengthen market positions. Read More