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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

concept of scm  continue to rise. The concept of a mass communications market is fading fast. The trend of personalization discussed earlier points to this conclusion. The big national consumer product advertisers were the first to recognize this trend. They are redeploying their large network TV budgets into other, newer forms of advertising and promotion like sponsorships, cable TV, custom publishing and Internet search advertising in an effort to extend their brands and make them more relevant to changing consumer

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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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SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven


To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

concept of scm  Web-based, and use the concept of hosted applications. Apptricity and TXU Corporation One of Apptricity's main modules is the spend management module. It has been successfully implemented at several client sites, including TXU Corporation (TXU). TXU is a Dallas-based (US) energy company, that manages a portfolio of competitive regulated and unregulated energy businesses primarily in Texas, but also throughout North America. For the company's unregulated business, TXU Energy provides electricity and relate Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the genesis of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an impeccable supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its product capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain

concept of scm  the system. The DOM concept was also abandoned after several attempts at trying to “own the order” by Manugistics. It just did not work out, and frankly, I am not sure Manugistics could speak the DOM language to the right buyer. That was more the province of the ERP and the WMS players, not the SCP providers. To be fair, Manhattan’s most recent (Q3 2009) revenues were up, and the company posted the strongest earnings quarter in its history at US$0.43 for Q3 2009. Conversely, JDA’s Q3 revenue was s Read More

The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS


The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software at the group and headquarters level, wanting to lower costs and quicken implementation in their subsidiaries.

concept of scm  regarding IT investments. This concept can also help these customers follow up and measure critical success factors and the ROI in completed projects. To that end, most IBS managers, sales staff, and operational consultants have undergone training in this method, with accompanying analysis and follow-up systems. This remains an important cornerstone in IBS' continued efforts towards further increasing sales and customer satisfaction. The market for business software is, to a large extent, differentiated b Read More

The Rise of Price Management


New analytical software tools have recently emerged to combine and condense a wealth of information that should give the salesperson a more definitive "yes or no" answer fairly quickly when it comes to offering specific pricing, while also giving management a higher-level view of business efficiency and profit/loss drivers.

concept of scm  payback and proof of concept are advised, with on-demand deployment where possible. Since price execution functionality (price list management, discount management, price configuration, etc.) is delivered through ERP functions and data, it is essential that the selected price management product be easily integrated with tools such as master data management (MDM), so as to achieve immaculate order-to-cash execution processes. In reality, not all businesses are ready to benefit from profit/pricing optimizat Read More

Busting Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing


Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and podcasts—where MSN, Google, and Yahoo! call the shots? Marketers need to understand which strategies and tactics are most effective to ensure that their e-mails will be delivered, opened, and acted upon.

concept of scm  Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and podcasts—where MSN, Google, and Yahoo! call the shots? Marketers need to understand which strategies and tactics are most effective to ensure that their e-mails will be delivered, opened, and acted upon. Read More

Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective


For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI.

concept of scm  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More

The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

concept of scm  Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies Introduction Sales training is a critical component contributing to the success of most technology companies. For sales and training executives and managers, assessing and selecting from among the many sales training and methodology providers can be a daunting task. However, sales training is a significant (and, from a financial reporting standpoint, often a financially material ) Read More

The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures


This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

concept of scm  shows that the best-of-breed concept still has a large appeal, particularly within the higher end of the market where heterogeneous, multi-vendor corporate systems are the reality. For more information on pro et contra of this implementation concept, see Single Source or Best of Breed --The Debate Continues and Standardizing on One ERP System in a Multi-division Enterprise . This concludes Part Three of a four-part report. Part One summarized a report titled ERP Trends by The Conference Board. Part Two co Read More

State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

concept of scm  Human Resource Management , Conceptual Review of Human Resource , Checkpoint HR , TEC Newest Trend in HR . Introduction Welcome to Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC's) HRIS buyer's guide for SMBs. In this guide, we discuss some of the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. We will also feature information about the latest vendor offerings for the SMB market in the area of human resources information systems (HRIS) . The products covered in Read More

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making


Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward. But enormous growth in a company’s size and operations adds complexity to decision-making processes. Learn about the five ingredients of good decision making, according to the responses of 154 executives in a global survey.

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The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses


This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.

concept of scm  Market Impact of Two Powerhouses Market Impact This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of the two superpowers at the (perhaps even more promising) lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One player is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) , who underwent two major, well-publicized acquisitions in the early 2000s (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ). The other player is the UK-based the Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), who has been Read More

The Seven Types of Power Problems


Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is that there is no standardized way to describe power problems. Learn more about common power disturbances, what can cause them, and how to safeguard your critical equipment—all described in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard terms.

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Technology Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté


It was with great sadness that TEC learned of the death of Marcel Côté, chairman of TEC’s board of directors.

concept of scm  Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté Montreal, Canada (May 28, 2014) — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) was saddened to learn of the death of Marcel Côté, who died suddenly on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Marcel Côté was chairman of TEC’s board of directors, and had been a board member since 2003. Marcel took a special interest in TEC’s activities and development over the years and was always available to advise and assist management and employees alike.  He will be Read More

The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent


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