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Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good
For every vendor, focus often results with more value to its targeted customers. Two highly focused vendors that also remain profitable and growing even in

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DP&C SmartFleet: The Union of Functionality and Customer


I have recently taken the helm as TEC’s research analyst for all manner of strategic supply chain management (SCM) solutions designed to take businesses to a higher level, that being their aspiration and achieved with varying degrees of success. However, I’m not here to make a case of my humble credentials in this first posting of mine. A recent entry into the circle of trust that is

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The "S" in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too)


During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that they expect the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels over the network in the clear, and can be captured. PeopleSoft has the same issue.

crash investigation  S in SAP Doesn't Stand for Security (that goes for PeopleSoft too) Event Summary During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that it expects the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels Read More

Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science


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crash investigation  the Art of Pricing with Science Originally Posted - May 23, 2007 Though companies recognize the need for a better way to manage their pricing strategies, many continue to lose money by using archaic pricing methods. But there is a new approach beginning to surface in the market of price management. Science-based software can be leveraged to help companies create more accurate and complete pricing strategies in order to meet their margins. To learn more, please see Know Thy Market Segment's Price Read More

Oracle Product Showdown!


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Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing sector. While the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, the article concurred with Frank Scavo’s recent assertion that, for the time being, there is only one true SaaS enterprise resource

crash investigation  Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  explained Plex Systems ’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing sector. While the  software-as-a-service (SaaS)  model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, the article  concurred with Frank Scavo’s recent assertion that, for the time being, there is only one true SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

Vox Populi: Is The Use of Polygraph Testing In Human Resources Ethical or Useful?


If you do a search on the famous phrase “You can’t handle the truth!” from the movie A Few Good Men, you will find it in a list of useless movie quotes. Ironically, it was also voted as the twenty-ninth greatest movie quote of all time by the American Film Institute. My point is that one should be very careful when handling the truth—especially if you’re a human resource (HR

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CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


The varied product portfolio now under the SSA GT banner will take serious pondering and soul-searching and may likely act as a distraction from SSA GT's primary BPCS product strategy. While SSA GT's gallant attempt to regain credibility in the industry is noteworthy, it still has much more catching-up to do, with the market keeping a close eye on its execution.

crash investigation  Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Event Summary On April 8, SSA Global Technologies, Inc. (SSA GT) , a worldwide enterprise solutions and services provider, announced it had acquired the supply chain management (SCM), financial management and human resource (HR) management product lines of interBiz , the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA). The acquisition will add many proven solutions to SSA Read More

Does Microsoft Have Something Against 64-Bit Processors?


More cracks appear in the Wintel duolith, as Linux appears to be the first OS “ready for prime time” on Intel’s 64-bit “Itanium” processor. Despite Microsoft’s statements to the contrary, Linux may also be the only 64-bit OS on Itanium for awhile.

crash investigation  likelihood): MS institutes a crash program to get Win64 ready in time for Itanium release Microsoft will probably increase its efforts to get the product out on time. However, we don't foresee them pulling out all the stops, just to avoid missing the Itanium release. [30% probability] Intel delays Itanium by a couple of months, to allow MS to catch up a little Although this makes interesting fodder for Wintel conspiracy freaks, there is minimal benefit to Intel in doing this. (In the short term; in the Read More

The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain


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APICS 2009 from the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 1


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Food and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements


The food and beverage industries have very special needs, many of which are externally regulated. Read on to discover some of the unique challenges and software requirements for these industries.

crash investigation  and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements Introduction The basic features and functions common to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software will only be briefly discussed herein. It is assumed that the reader already has a good understanding of these capabilities relative to process manufacturing. However, if this is not the case and you want more information in this regard, please see my article entitled, Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer . Read More

User Recommendations for Project-oriented Software


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Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance


An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New Capital Accord expected to become effective during 2006. Because of the dependence financial institutions have on IT services, the accord requires adequate provision to assure the availability of these services. Centauri Business Service Manager is presented as the solution: one that allows a CIO to assess current risk levels, measure ongoing risk and support a process of ongoing improvement to reduce this risk. Furthermore, Centauri provides the financial institution with a cost-effective balanced scorecard to improve decision-making.

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