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Ardent Software: Will Informix Merger Affect their Success?
With Informix’s completion of its acquisition of Ardent Software, it remains to be seen how effective this marriage will be, and whether Ardent will be allowed

api 570  provide quality assurance and API assistance to a direct competitor. Vendor Predictions We predict that the completion of the Informix acquisition, with the attendant staff attrition, adjustment to a new corporate culture, and other inevitabilities of a merger, will cause Ardent's release schedules to suffer by as much as 6 months (80% probability). Schedules will suffer further due to attempts to integrate functions from DataStage and Informix's products into each other (80% probability). There will

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Infor Finds Its Customer Engagement Rhythm


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api 570  an application programming interface (API)-based commerce engine with rich personalization and real-time integration, an open source stack, etc. (See Figure 2 and this video for more info).      Rather than try to recreate an unwieldy and costly uber or “fusion” enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite, Infor will likely attempt to create many of these mini suites that can be used to compete in the open market and sometimes be sold into the install base . These kinds of solutions should serve not Read More

Manhattan Associates Partners with Intentia


A new alliance between Manhattan Associates and Intentia is aimed at complementing ERP with warehouse and transportation management capabilities for clients in the consumer goods, food & beverage, and apparel industries.

api 570  afforded by a standard API gives Manhattan leverage over other transportation and warehousing software vendors in software selections. In addition, Intentia's installed base of 2,600 corporate licenses should aid Manhattan in generating sales outside the U.S. Currently, over 95% of its revenues are derived from North American sources. Similarly, Intentia gains a U.S. partner that can help boost its sales and brand awareness in North America, a region which accounts for only 8% of its total license Read More

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api 570  you can't lose data API or web services technologies are easier to control and manage compared to flat files Hierarchical message structures are more complicated to implement compared to flat, fine-granular structures Use resources with the right skill-set - integration is usually mission critical and cannot be taken lightly   Fixed price Always look for fixed prices. The upsides are cost control and positive incentives for your vendor. It also gives an opportunity for comparing quotes from other Read More

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api 570  application uses Upside’s standard API and Web Services to connect with UpsideContract, it makes modification and maintenance much easier. Support and maintenance for this offering is also available, and for those companies that subscribe to this service, they will get the free ongoing updates that Upside makes available for UpsideLive LITE. Upside Software Top Management Speaks Out What follows now is a quick and frank conversation with the company's executives. PJ : Is the UpsideLive product part of Read More

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api 570  Services application programming interface (API), mobility support, case and task interdependencies are incorporated too, Webcom plans to release the Enterprise Edition , as a fully functional BPM suite. The pricing details for these are yet to be articulated. There is also a temptation for viral marketing and offering a ResponsAbility Free Edition , of course with some significant limits (e.g., in terms of the number of users, cases, modifications, etc.), whereby companies can at any time opt to switch Read More

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