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Geac Gets Its Commonsense Share Of Consolidation, With Revolving Door CEOs No Less
By continuing to achieve stable financial performance and leverage customer requirements to deliver new product enhancements, as well as undertake palatable

sourcing map wholesale  an ultimate result. Flexible sourcing — Featuring new flexible sourcing rules in the new order capture engine ensuring that demand can be sourced from the stockroom, site, and/or country in the optimized way, taking account of the nature of the item and the customer service level, all with the aim of maximizing customer fulfillment and inventory performance. New enterprise (multi-company, multi-national supply chain) functionality — Enabling a wide range of industrial concerns from a single plant

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Two: Market Impact


Given Epicor's ordeal of the past and the fact that divesting several lateral products in 2001 will have greatly helped it achieve some much needed stability nowadays, one could wonder about the wisdom of the renewed Epicor’s appetite for acquisitions.

sourcing map wholesale  budgets, and some CRM, e-sourcing and supply chain execution (SCE) capabilities from the Epicor side, while both companies needed increased visibility and clout. Users should benefit from Epicor's larger size and recently restored financial stability and a likely products' streamlining between ROI Systems and Epicor. If for nothing else, the acquisition could result with minor functional overlap or possible adversarial competition between the respective products and target industries. Possibly the most Read More

Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment


The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

sourcing map wholesale  quantities, any raw material sourcing or procurement activities, and other information. Usually, companies decide to allocate available materials and resources to those customers' orders that will maximize their profitability, fulfill previous inventory agreements, or aid the development of preferred business partners. Production plans usually take into account these allocations, or material and capacity set aside for particular forecasted demand. Industry frequently determines the scope of production Read More

Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage


Better. Faster. Cheaper. Every company is grappling with these concepts today as economic uncertainty spreads. Though many are focusing on what to eliminate in their operations, leading firms are redoubling their efforts to find new ways to execute with greater efficiency—to achieve operational excellence without sacrificing the value their customers expect. Learn more about improving your strategic competitive advantage.

sourcing map wholesale  loop in integrating the sourcing and procurement processes can maximize savings in four important ways: by being able to quickly identify savings opportunities, source the best supply base, optimize the value of the contract, and sustain the achieved savings. By instituting efficiencies in its entire procurement cycle, a major chemicals specialty manufacturer cut annual costs by nearly $6 million and increased on-time payments by more than 87%. The Three Components of Operational Excellence As we see it, Read More

Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse


Logility, a global provider of collaborative supply chain software solutions, is relatively small, but its functional scope (from planning to execution) and depth of expertise is on par with or stronger than that of its competitors for the markets it serves. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of Logility’s capabilities and interviews Logility’s vice president of marketing, Karen Bursa.

sourcing map wholesale  United States (US) versus sourcing in two legs (from US to Europe and then from Europe to China). The Voyager Supply Planning module can also perform “build versus buy” simulations and total landed costs calculations. Such strategic and scenario analyses enable companies to evaluate the impact and trade-offs of their value-chain strategies. An intuitive and accessible dashboard that consists of over 120 pre-built KPIs (based on the Supply Chain Operations Reference [SCOR] model) and alerts is Read More

What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?


My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus

sourcing map wholesale  With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture? My recent  series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider  (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus going forward will be on becoming a trading partner network provider Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 1: Disruptive Innovations


The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with a full slate of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. Aberdeen’s Bob Heaney, Pemeco’s Jonathan Gross, and I had a great time at the end of the first day talking about future trends in wholesale distribution.

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One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem


Having started as a business-to-business integration provider for a few major retailers in the United Kingdom, Eqos has evolved into a full-fledged, worldwide provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions.

sourcing map wholesale  to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem Many articles by TEC and other sources have depicted in great detail not only the opportunities of global sourcing for retailers and their manufacturer suppliers, but the potential perils as well. There has indeed been much talk about globalization and its effects these days on business, and there is no doubt that competing corporations are increasingly butting heads in the global playing field. Yet competing in supply networks that cross borders inevitably adds many Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 3: Emergent and Emerging Technologies


This last post of the series on the panel discussion at the recent TEC Vendor Challenge gives an overview of several key emergent and emerging technologies that should be key in the success of wholesale distributors and businesses in other industries.

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Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map?


What’s new at EAI vendor Mercator Software? TEC updates a report from August 2000. Mercator Software has found themselves on a long and rocky road, where the bumps have included loss or reassignment of most of their executive management team, a precipitous drop in market capitalization, and an uncertain future. On the upside, Mercator has announced a 50% increase in revenue for October and November 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, and also announced a major sale to Amazon.com.

sourcing map wholesale  Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? M. Reed - January 9, 2001 Event Summary In August 2000, TEC examined the fate of Mercator Software (NASDAQ: MCTR). See EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map for complete details). The vendor missed their second quarter earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value. Estimates showed the stock at $24.75. Read More

EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map


Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, reported higher than forecasted marketing expenses, a new CFO, and missed their earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share). Despite the resultant sharp drop in market capitalization, Mercator’s capabilities in the areas of XML and enterprise application integration are still solid.

sourcing map wholesale  Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map M. Reed - August 4, 2000 Event Summary Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, missed their earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value in early market trading. Latest estimates showed the stock at $24.75, which is a 60.5 percent drop from their prior market capitalization. The company reported higher than Read More

A Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making


Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for making better business decisions. You need trustworthy data from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, to derive insights and deliver information when and where your employees need it. For a road map for better data­driven decisions, read this report.

sourcing map wholesale  Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for making better business decisions. You need trustworthy data from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, to derive insights and deliver information when and where your employees need it. For a road map for better Read More

New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released


SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO). The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes.

sourcing map wholesale  Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released SciQuest , a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO) . This is the first upgrade to the flagship CombineNet product since SciQuest acquired the sourcing optimization company in September .   The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater analytical Read More

Retro-sourcing: A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements


Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of return for development and service delivery. This can help you control unexpected and risk-laded initiatives, particularly in first-time outsourcing engagements. Learn about the six stages of retro-sourcing, and how they can help you make better-informed decisions.

sourcing map wholesale  sourcing: A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of return for development and service delivery. This can help you control unexpected and risk-laded initiatives, particularly in first-time outsourcing engagements. Learn about the six stages of retro-sourcing, and how they can help you make better-informed decisions. Read More