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Fortune Smiles on i2 Technologies
Texas-based i2 Technologies recently ranked 44th on FORTUNE magazine's list of the top 100 software vendors.

negative capability  with declining sales and negative earnings. With a 48% average revenue growth over the last five years, i2 seems unaffected by the general market slowdown. Reasons for their vigorous financial performance are not difficult to find. i2 has built a comprehensive suite of products from its early manufacturing planning and scheduling packages, (Factory Planner and Supply Chain Planner) that includes demand planning, transportation planning, and customer relationship management (CRM). In addition to tackling

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Aspen’s Step Backward in the First Quarter Part of Familiar Dance


First quarter results tend to be Aspen Technologies’ weakest of the year and 1Q 2001 is no exception. There are signs that suggest the process manufacturing enterprise software vendor is taking pains to break the cycle.

negative capability  in 4Q00 to a negative $3.7 million this quarter. Figure 1. These are gloomy results, but a brighter and more accurate assessment of Aspen's performance emerges from comparing this quarter's results with those of the same period a year ago. This approach eliminates the effect of such cyclical factors in Aspen's business as perennially slower sales during the summer from non-U.S. sources and the timing of software license renewals. Thus, total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 increased 30% to Read More

BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management


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negative capability  It is now a negative. Recommendations BCs should place those vendors with a tradition of buzzword leadership on their short list. These vendors have proven the ability to continually redefine the needs of the marketplace in their favor, creating significant value for themselves. Vendors—all vendors must decide on their buzzword strategy. Vendors choosing the BF strategy need to watch those with a BLP and quickly follow their lead. Those seeking a BLP should invest heavily in both BCR and BLC. If they Read More

A New Discipline in E-mail Etiquette: Creating Confidence in Enterprise E-mail


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negative capability  simply can’t afford the negative affects of spam. However, new technology is emerging that helps stop spam and allows users to get on with business. Read More

Intentia Attempts to Become ‘Lean and Mean’


In February, an enterprise application provider Intentia International announced the merger of Intentia's regional organizations in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific into one joint organization named Global Operations.

negative capability  will have a considerably negative impact on the results in 1999. Market Impact Fiscal 1999 was a difficult year for Intentia, with declining license revenue and a hefty loss of approximately $42 million. Management caved-in under pressure to curb further losses and decided to streamline its much-needed expansion and brand awareness promotion, particularly within the U.S. market. While Intentia's record of one of the lowest staff turnover rates within the industry has now been tarnished to a degree, we Read More

Infor Releases Advanced Scheduling 5.5


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negative capability  Releases Advanced Scheduling 5.5 The very first acquisitions by what is today Infor , former SCT Corp. ’s process software division in 2002, continue to provide Infor with most competitive products that are being enhanced regularly. The vendor recently  announced the release of Infor Advanced Scheduling 5.5 to enable production schedule optimization for process and complex manufacturing . The product continues to provide an industry-specific differentiation for process manufacturers such as Read More

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negative capability  the Peak of CMMI: How Fast Can You Climb? Witness the incredible speed at which an international giant achieved the pinnacle of CMMI ratings … then learn how your organization can follow in their footsteps. While implementing Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) 1 at Maturity Levels 2 and 3 2 usually contributes to some level of improved performance, successfully implementing Maturity Level 5 enables an organization to begin to truly optimize its performance. This distinction is even Read More

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negative capability  then fell sharply into negative territory in 1999 with a loss of $35 million (see Fig. 3). Though IMI focused originally on distribution and logistics for companies in the consumer packaged goods industry, two acquisitions completed since April 1997 were intended to extend its reach into activities that surround customer fulfillment. Through acquisition of Ceratina International AB in April 1997, IMI added warehouse management system (WMS) functionality. IMI made an early move into the CRM market space Read More

Gateway Drops AMD


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negative capability  the prospect received a negative message from one of these influencers, do not attack the person or organization directly. This will normally not be effective and may erode the trust you have built with the prospect. Your line of discussion may include your surprise at their (negative) point of view and curiosity about how they came to that conclusion. Express a desire to talk directly to the influencer so you can understand how they got that point of view. Suggest that an executive from your company Read More

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