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Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology  

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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 working 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

Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.

value chain dynamics working sap  demands by bringing high-quality, value-added products to market faster than the competition. The business processes supporting transportation operations need to be adaptable. Innovation that takes into account customer expectations can yield a profitable and responsive ASCN. Consider how fast the world is changing due to Internet-based selling models and the need to ship any product anywhere within 24 hours. How quickly a company can respond and ship product can dictate its competitive position in a Read More

B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: New Services and Technologies Require Companies to Reevaluate Their Strategies


IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor expediency over strategy. With so many technology choices, it’s important to understand the role each can play when building an overall business-to-business (B2B) strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.

value chain dynamics working sap  Delivers the Goods in Value Chain Collaboration ), and Mitrix has had successful implementations in steel and computer peripherals. Subscription-based services are also being adopted by companies that traditionally sold through a software license model. The following are all examples of how the SaaS model is permeating the business models of most enterprise technology companies: Axway for pharmaceutical and supply chain compliance i2 Technologies, Infor, Manhattan Associates, Red Prairie, and Sterling Read More

How Are the Market Leaders Navigating the World of Value-added Resellers?


Notwithstanding moves from major vendors and value-added resellers, addressing the needs of small and medium businesses requires significant changes within traditional business models. And although some of these changes can be trying, some seem to have the formula for success.

value chain dynamics working sap  strong and based on value augmented by the reseller''s expertise. As an example, MSS Technologies Inc ., a provider of business management solutions and consulting solutions in the western US, works with Oracle and IBM to provide its mid-market customers manufacturing and financial management IT solutions based on JD Edwards Enterprise One and IBM. The increased investment is directed at re-establishing and augmenting programs previously in place between JD Edwards and IBM, as well as at delivering new Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

value chain dynamics working sap  requirements across the entire value chain. To that end, the solution provides out-of-the-box support for packing and unpacking, goods issue, receiving, and track and trace business processes. SAP applications bundled to provide these capabilities include SAP''s Web Application Server , SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure , supply chain event management (SCEM), and SAP Enterprise Portal . The Auto-ID Infrastructure, which links RFID data to disparate back-end systems, includes a Business Rule Configurator for Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM)


Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers.

value chain dynamics working sap  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More

Business Suite 4 SAP HANA: The New Simplified SAP


TEC's principal BI analyst Jorge Garcia delves into SAP’s recent release of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), one of the most important releases in years for SAP. A totally new SAP ERP suite especially designed to take full advantage of HANA, S/4HANA exploits HANA’s high performance and real-time capabilities, and promises to deliver tangible business and technical simplification, as well as a radical new design and user experience. But deployment may be tricky for some adopters, as S/4's HANA-based design challenges SAP's traditional platform independence.

value chain dynamics working sap  with relative ease. Organizations value this “platform independence.” With SAP designing S4 on top of HANA, and creating dependencies on a specific platform, is the software giant changing this traditional open approach and creating a dependency on its own proprietary platform? Hence is SAP in effect taking a step back on its go-to-market strategy? Well, probably no, as there is less and less doubt over time that HANA can provide true benefits for organizations. But, existing and new customers should Read More

SAP Business All-in-One


Through the SAP Business All-in-One platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP software.

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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance, can exchange timely product information with retail distributors, avoid costly inaccuracies, enhance merchandizing, and improve supply chain operations.

value chain dynamics working sap  companies derive even more value from their existing technology investments in areas such as supplier management. For example, leveraging SAP MDM to harmonize data across supplier divisions, mySAP SRM should enable relatively effortless analysis to track spending by parts or materials sourced with suppliers across the globe. Empowered with consistent, reliable information, companies should better manage their bottom lines, reduce inventories, match prices, and streamline procurement processes. Companies Read More

The Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities


While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top 10 myths in S&OP.

value chain dynamics working sap  Automotive Supply Chain in the New Normal: Analysis of the Industry and its Supply Chain Opportunities While change is never easy, continuing with an outdated process does not help companies to stay competitive. Learn how transforming your S&OP process from a supply-demand balancing exercise to a strategic approach that integrates your entire business can increase supply chain visibility, improve customer service, and ensure a better balance between demand, capacity, and profitability. And know the Top Read More

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 (and More) Now Available


Microsoft has announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, the 2015 update to Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, and the latest update to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. These latest product releases reflect the continued innovation being delivered by the MBS team to introduce new capabilities that help people collaborate better, provide deeper insights, and work across devices and platforms.

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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

value chain dynamics working sap  to fully articulate our value proposition to the right decision makers in the retailer’s organization, and as a result they prefer to continue living with what they have, which is usually a combination of custom applications, highly customized software packages, and loosely coupled point solutions. Depending on the size and location of the retailer, we compete with a number of other ERP software vendors. It’s important to note that no current competitor has the breadth and depth of SAP Retail Read More

NEC to Inflate SAP Business ByDesign Tires


A new offering, NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign, will leverage the cloud ERP solution from SAP and the cloud deployment capabilities from NEC to offer subsidiaries of large corporations and SMEs a solution for gaining insights into real-time enterprise-wide operations.

value chain dynamics working sap  in the development of value-added localization functionalities which would be integrated with SAP Business ByDesign through the OEM agreement, with an initial focus on addressing country-specific requirements pertinent to local tax law, regulatory compliance, and business practices. NEC expects strong demand for solutions that are easy to implement for SMEs when they are seeking to expand into emerging markets.   The NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign is scheduled to be available Read More

SAP Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value


Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help create new business value.

value chain dynamics working sap  HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help create new business value. Read More

The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain


“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers across the US struggle to cope with the inadequacies of the current globalized supply chain model. Learn five reasons why current supply chain models are flawed and how you can use a new architecture to balance supply chain risk, globalized sourcing, and economics.

value chain dynamics working sap  These are typically high value products, generally costing more that $1 per cubic inch. Also, the more configurable a product is, the more postponeable it is. The Last Mile The Last Mile Supply Chain architecture implements Postponement in a logical and cost effective manner by putting all aspects of the Last Mile under one roof. Extron''s business model addresses these issues. Extron handles all Last Mile (or some might say domestic) supply chain activities for its customers. Extron is a Last Mile Read More