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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 1


The first week of February 2009 was marked by two notable product launches, from vendors touting their respective simplified, more flexible, and intuitive products as exactly "what the doctor ordered" for the current economic malaise. While the unveiling of SAP Business Suite 7 has caused a flurry of media articles and blog posts like the ones from Ray Wang and Brian Sommer  (and one of mine might

value chain dynamics sap  certified partners, including both value added resellers (VARs ) and independent software vendors (ISVs ) more than 2,000 add-on partner solutions more than 40 localized versions sold in over 150 countries From its inception in 1984, the erstwhile Navision Software  company has made efforts to enable its software platform and applications to go hand-in-hand. This has meant providing enough native functional footprint to serve as a foundation while also leaving sufficient “white spaces” for Read More

Global Platforms Unveiled at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 EMEA


Some of the facts given to industry analysts (under a vow of silence) by Microsoft executives at the recent Microsoft Dynamics Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2013 in October 2013 were soon after unveiled to the public at the company’s reportedly sold-out Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 EMEA conference in Barcelona, Spain in November 2013.

value chain dynamics sap  strategy is to enable high-value activities for customers becoming dynamic businesses. The giant has spent a lot of time on perfecting the user interface (UI) and in ensuring it is cross-device ready. The idea is for users to have everything they need at their fingertips—i.e. with no need for wasteful app flipping and pop-ups. With the need for the right user experience on all devices, Microsoft Dynamics is heading to HTML5 as its client-side technology.   While Microsoft doesn’t break down the Read More

SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

value chain dynamics sap  with some seemingly better value prop offerings, trying to peel away some Ariba users, while E2open, SPS Commerce, OB10, Hubwoo , etc. all have their own strongholds and capabilities.   While Ariba cannot ignore those challengers’ value props and freebee taunts, as long as Ariba’s customers perceive enough value from finding great partners and conducting e-business in the Ariba Network, the vendor should be fine. The future product developments and competitors’ moves will make this place an Read More

Supply Chain Network Visibility and Analytics


The complexity of the global economy is a powerful motivation for companies to look for new ways to increase efficiency and productivity. That’s why companies must have the ability to transform information into meaningful, accurate insights. Most importantly, these insights must be systematically interconnected, to align business strategy with tactics through a seamless integration of analytical, transactional, and collaborative processes.

value chain dynamics sap  , Demand Optimization , Value Chain , Value Network , Supply Chain Logistics , Distribution , Logistics , Supply Chain Module , Value Chain Management , CONTENTS Executive Summary The Need for Network-Wide Supply Chain Visibility Decision Making and Event Handling Visibility Leads to Better Coordination Process Visibility Supply Chain Event Management Centralized Control, Role-Based Access The Pitfalls of Poor Supply Chain Visibility Collaboration and Coordination Alerting and Event Resolution Product Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

value chain dynamics sap  high initial set-up and value added service costs, EDI implementations can actually be cost-effective. The advent of web-based EDI connectivity standards, software, and services have lowered barriers to entry for many companies that, initially, would not have considered it an option. Thus, many former VANs are taking advantage of emerging standards like AS2, RosettaNet, and UCCnet, while the emphasis has been moving from mere connectivity to becoming more flexible and better-rounded service providers. Read More

7 Steps to Supply Chain Utopia


And now you can with the white paper actionable supply chain intelligence: leveraging the services hub.

value chain dynamics sap  Steps to Supply Chain Utopia Ask 10 people what supply chain visibility is and you''re likely to get 10 different answers . But with supply chain visibility—a major key to success in today''s complex, global marketplace—it''s vital to cut through the confusion. And now you can with the white paper Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence : Leveraging the Services Hub . In this straightforward executive guide, you''ll learn what supply chain visibility really is; why it''s essential to your company''s success; Read More

SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

value chain dynamics sap  decrease returns and extract value from returned parts. Customers of SAP’s Service Parts Planning and Logistics solutions include Ford and Bombardier . Conclusions The solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives expand beyond the traditional TLA (three-letter acronym) boundaries of SCM, PLM, customer relationship management (CRM), ERP (manufacturing), etc.  For example, when we talk about Collaborative Demand and Supply Planning, it is critical to include Trade Promotions (traditionally Read More

SAP Means Business with SMEs, This Time for Real


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic talks about SAP SME news and developments from the global SAP SME Summit in his latest vendor note, including the SAP SME ERP portfolio, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One on HANA, and more.

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SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform


During the TechEd event in Las Vegas, SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance

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Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA


Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition. And they are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate demand.

value chain dynamics sap  other side of the value chain, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors may be forced to rely on delayed information flow; their operations are often scattered across the country and they lack the infrastructure to connect and manage data from their own customers.   To tackle these challenges, SAP Labs India created SAP Ganges , powered by the SAP HANA big data platform. The idea was first brought to life by a small team under SAP’s Global Business Incubation team. Starting out in April 2012, the Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
value chain dynamics sap  Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Read More

SAP Eliminates Extra Clicks for End Users with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM)


Today, at the HR Tech Europe Conference @ Expo 2012, SAP announced the availability of a package of user experience enhancements for the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution. According to the press release the user experience capabilities of the product have been advanced. The SAP ERP HCM solution allows for automatic reminders, alerts, and key performance

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The Future of the SAP Economy—A Book Review of SAP Nation


P.J. Jakovljevic reviews a fascinating new book about software vendor SAP. And what a story it is! Written by Vinnie Mirchandani, it chronicles the current and future prospects of a $200 billion giant that has a glorious and profitable past—but may be looking at a future fraught with serious challenges at every turn.

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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Four: SAP and A2i


The A2i acquisition will in the short term bring together two complementary e-commerce products that should help retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage and sell their products to other companies and customers on-line.

value chain dynamics sap  communication throughout the entire value chain is ever-rising. SAP is by no means the only vendor trying to oblige enterprises in their mindset of increasingly seeking business process-oriented interoperable applications. It is no longer enough to just capture all the data in the same place, since applications are increasingly required to automate the traditional manual processes that utilize these data, such as mortgage or insurance policy application processes. However, hardly any of its direct peers Read More

Dynamics West


Dynamics West features a team of professionals and consultants with proven expertise and a Microsoft Competency in implementation, deployment, customization and maintenance of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a great potential in terms of allowing you to do your business processes your way. Our implementers are trained to use Dynamics' superior customization features to make things easier, faster and familiar. If you're looking for a software solution and you're also looking for a way to evaluate which one is best, Dynamics West can help. There is almost always a good fit that can be made when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and to find the best fit you have to find the best partner. Our people have more experience in the software delivery field that most. In fact, both our head trainer and our chief architect are published authors.We want a relationship, not just a sale. Unlike other resellers that sell and deliver Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics West offers only highly experienced personnel who deliver a more thorough, well planned installation on time and on budget that minimizes unseen costs of software conversions. We will not oversell you and we will not undersell you. We will work with you during the discovery process to identify how NAV can meet your needs while giving you visible ROI. When you make the decision to buy from us you will have confidence that we both understand exactly what was agreed upon. Our goal is to keep your business long after your implementation, to be there with you as your business adapts and grows. To this end our project managers will make sure that everything that is being done makes sense and is the smart thing to do in the long run. All in all, when you come to Dynamics West you are coming into a partnership all the way from the sale to the service, and it's our goal to make that a lasting one.

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