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Analysis of Novell and EAI Vendor Talarian Alliance
Novell«, Inc. and Talarian« Corporation today announced a technology and marketing alliance in which the companies will work together to embed Talarian's real

timing ic  about specific plans and timing for product rollout. This alliance brings together two leaders in Net Services and infrastructure software used to create and support eBusiness applications, said Carl Ledbetter, Novell senior vice president for business and corporate development. Talarian's advanced middleware technology will bring new developer and application capabilities to Novell's Net Services platform, accelerating the development of directory-enabled solutions used for messaging, finance,

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Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1


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timing ic  demands. Are Price and Timing Right for the Change of Guard? Given its sharp focus on service industries and well-attuned product and service offerings, Agresso legitimately has the “Big Few ERP” players on the run, and has been winning a disproportionate set of the new deals it competes on with these competitors in those markets. As for Agresso’s revenue growth, all of the sales reports and financial analyst coverage point to larger deal sizes, larger companies/organization sizes, and new deals (ve Read More

Inflation’s Demise: The Impact on Business Informa


Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) business models and information systems originated in the 1970s and 1980s, an inflationary period. They addressed business priorities that were strongly influenced by inflation. Many manufacturers are now confronting worldwide price stability, or even deflationary pressure, and can

timing ic  to maximize profits by timing business events so exactly that productive resources are committed as late as possible, but never too late to miss profitable sales opportunities. These are very important business problems during inflationary times, because one or two avoidable, critical resource shortages could mean a missed sale and reduced ability to recover fixed costs. For example, accidental over-commitment of a bottleneck work-center or shipping vessel may delay the arrival of finished goods and cause Read More

Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 3: Conclusion


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timing ic  Inventory Decisions regarding the timing and quantity of stock that is procured, manufactured and stored have a very significant influence on supply chain costs, capital availability and the cost of capital, various cycle times, and market response. For example, targeting inventory supplies so that organizations synchronize the planning and execution along an entire supply chain strand in a value network to produce an appropriate inventory of goods that is where customers need it, when they need it, at a Read More

Lawson Standing Vertically in a Flat Economy


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Oracle Integrates Front and Back Office with Applications 11i


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Should SAP Buy PTC?




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Ariba to Leave Integration to Specialists


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timing ic  out the details and timing. Customers will be free to continue with Ariba's current approach, engage Tibco, or use some other middleware solution. Those organizations who have already customized Ariba's propreitary adaptors should immediately press for a migration plan to Tibco, while those considering Ariba should probe more deeply into the capabilities of the Tibco product. Some customers will find that this announcement makes Ariba a more suitable choice, but others may discover that current back-end Read More

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timing ic  software market nowadays, the timing, the price tag, and the rationale for the acquisition therefore seem right. Logistics.com was a wise choice, as its products bring more complete transportation planning capabilities to Manhattan PkMS and the broader footprint in SCE possessed by the combined entity should let Manhattan compete more effectively in the still fragmented WMS/TMS market. Likewise Manhattan in WMS fulfillment and event management realm, Logistics.com has done a noteworthy feat of integrating Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM?


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timing ic  of change is the timing of when the change should be implemented. In order to plan the execution of the engineering change, information about levels and locations of inventory, costs, planned production, planned purchases, and current demands for the product must be taken into account. This information resides in the ERP application, and is critical to making the optimal decision on when to introduce an engineering change. Without that information, the impact of making this change based on a set date—th Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


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timing ic  ability to dictate the timing of upgrades. Configure One staffers talk up the company product’s ease of use for administrators, but claims of ease of use are always subjective. Webcom or BigMachines would counterclaim that they have more flexibility in their respective “out of the box” admin platforms , since they are focused on software as a service (SaaS ), which Configure One is not. For its part, Cameleon Software claims that its application goes beyond the traditional “admin” tool and requi Read More

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System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA), announced on September 14 that its Board of Directors has named Robert R. Carpenter, a highly-experienced executive in the technology services sector, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In naming Mr. Carpenter, the Board has completed an extensive search process for the retiring Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William M. Stuek. Mr. Stuek commented that "Bob Carpenter is an outstanding choice to lead the continued transition of the Company and its drive to profitability."

timing ic  position is that the timing of this event is long overdue. SSA continues to hemorrhage cash (it posted a 3Q99 loss of $6.7 million - not including restructuring and other charges of $22.8 million) and revenues declined 32% from the same quarter one year ago, making it the company's 7th consecutive negative results quarter. SSA's financial situation deteriorated so much that the company had to change its stock ticker symbol and execute a 1 for 4 reverse stock split (reducing the total number of shares Read More

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timing ic  minimum, and scheduling and timing are kept in check. The immediate economic factors relating to the increased adoption of the supply chain model are discussed in Infor ’s 2007 report, Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management : Financial analysis of the distribution industry shows that businesses are stretched so far, that for the average $100 million wholesaler, pursuing one additional percentage point of revenue growth would generate negative six percent in cash flow, wh Read More

SAP to Acquire Inventory Optimization Vendor SmartOps


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