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SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy
SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's

smarteam forum  Global--The Right Product Strategy Product Strategy Overview SSA Global 's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy. SSA Global does have a clear product strategy for customers, yet the company needs to continue to communicate this message to

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Interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG


Jeff Bates's experience in developing and managing SourceForge.net and Slashdot communities sheds light on encouraging the interest of participants in the open source community. He discusses important technology considerations toward aiding distributed software development efforts.

smarteam forum  with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG Introduction Jeff Bates is the Vice President of Editorial Operations for the Open Source Technology Group (OSTG). Jeff's views on encouraging successful open source communities come based in his hands-on experience as co-founder and Executive Editor of Slashdot.org —one of the most active and renowned communities existing on-line—as well as his responsibility in overseeing the SourceForge.net community. SourceForge.net is an Read More

Baltimore Technologies Doubles Revenues, Offers World-Class PKI Hosting


Baltimore Technologies expects to report a sound quarter and does not expect to be plagued by the same erroneous projections that instigated two class-action lawsuits against Entrust.

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New Challenges in Managing Advertising Revenue


As the digital era evolves, media content companies are faced with a number of new challenges. One such challenge is that they can no longer specialize in one communication format. The advertising market is now a dynamic and complex forum making it difficult to manage multiple channel revenues. A standard, integrated solution, however, can facilitate the management of advertising revenues while increasing customer satisfaction.

smarteam forum  Challenges in Managing Advertising Revenue As the digital era evolves, media content companies are faced with a number of new challenges. One such challenge is that they can no longer specialize in one communication format. The advertising market is now a dynamic and complex forum making it difficult to manage multiple channel revenues. A standard, integrated solution, however, can facilitate the management of advertising revenues while increasing customer satisfaction. Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III


Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another

smarteam forum  MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another chronic problem is how to foster plant workers’ acceptance Read More

Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

smarteam forum  Demand Supply Introduction If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don't jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More

The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products


Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) announced it had acquired 90% of Finnish company, Progma OY. Progma is a service provider offering facility management, application service providing (ASP), and Internet Hosting.

smarteam forum  New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products S. McVey - February 2nd, 2000 Event Summary At its press analyst day on Tuesday, Manugistics announced new tools and applications for Internet B2B collaboration intended to put the ailing supply chain management vendor back in the game. Distancing its applications from what it termed traditional eBusiness solutions, Manugistics hailed the new offerings as the next evolutionary step in online trading networks, Read More

J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One


Deciding that acquisition is the better part of valor, Numetrix cancelled its IPO to combine fortunes with ERP vendor J. D. Edwards & Company. Though technologically adept in the areas of supply chain planning and optimization, Numetrix has lacked a successful marketing strategy, a primary factor in its demise as an independent company. Now, the marketplace scrutinizes the new combination, strategies for integration of Numetrix, and the growing footprint of J. D. Edwards.

smarteam forum  D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One S. McVey - September 27th, 1999 Vendor Summary Headquartered in Toronto, Numetrix was one of the pioneers of the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software market. Founded in 1977 by Josef Schengili, the company introduced its first major product, Schedulex, in 1978. An update to Schedulex in 1983 was one of the first finite scheduling tools to incorporate advanced algorithms and offer graphical Read More

Descartes Evolution Yields Revenue Growth But No Profits


Descartes Systems Group recently announced its financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 1999. Revenues were $10.5 million, an increase of 7% over last quarter, but a decrease of 16% from the same period last year. Descartes attributes the renewed revenue growth to its successful evolution into a provider of customer fulfillment network optimization software. In contrast to its revenues, Descartes posted a net loss of $4 million, suggesting that it has not yet fully recovered from an acquisition spree in 1997 and 1998.

smarteam forum  Evolution Yields Revenue Growth But No Profits Descartes Evolution Yields Revenue Growth But No Profits S. McVey - December 1st, 1999 Event Summary Descartes Systems Group recently announced its financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 1999. Revenues were $10.5 million (USD), a decrease of 16% from the same period in fiscal 1999. License revenues rose 27% to $4.8 million in Q3 FY00 from $3.8 million in Q2 FY00. Descartes also reported that 80% of license revenues were derived from Read More

The Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary


True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into practice.

smarteam forum  Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into Read More

Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix


BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

smarteam forum  to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix In the first part of this series (please see Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ), the emerging quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere was discussed in terms of its history and current developments, as well as how software providers are rising to the challenge of meeting their customers' Q2O needs. The second part, Quote-to-order: Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market began an in-depth analysis of how the vendor BigMachines has been Read More

Human Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently


This benchmarking study analyzes human resources (HR) performance for over 200 best-practice companies in three categories: process and transactional support, expertise-based business support, and strategic decision support. Two questions are at the core of the study: How can companies reduce HR costs and increase HR efficiency? And how can HR organizations create business value and optimize effectiveness? Find out what they said.

smarteam forum  Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently Human Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Read More

Review: Profits with Principles




smarteam forum  Profits with Principles “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Many years have passed since corporate social responsibility (CSR) made its entrance as a major issue for companies. Performance on social and environmental levels has also become important for organizations to consider. Since CSR’s inception, many initiatives have arisen. Businesses around the world have sought to take Read More

IT Trends Lead SAP to More Precise Customer Experience Offering


Many enterprise software events that I have recently attended have discussed the intersection of the following forces and IT trends: cloud computing, the benefits and caveats of which have been talked about ad nauseam, but the major premise is remote access for users via a mere Internet connection the so-called big data explosion in terms of volume, variety, and velocity (thus sometimes even

smarteam forum  Trends Lead SAP to More Precise Customer Experience Offering Many enterprise software events that I have recently attended have discussed the intersection of the following forces and IT trends: cloud computing, the benefits and caveats of which have been talked about ad nauseam, but the major premise is remote access for users via a mere Internet connection the so-called big data explosion in terms of volume, variety, and velocity (thus sometimes even referred to as “fast data”) and the advent of Read More

Zoho Joins the Social “Chatter”


The market for collaborative social networking software is getting ever hotly contested. Not long after Moxie Software announced its free Collaboration Spaces offering, Zoho, a provider of online productivity, collaboration, and business applications for businesses of all sizes, also decided to challenge the establishment of Jive Software, Microsoft Yammer, Salesforce Chatter, IBM Connections, and

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