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One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications
For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration

flags negative checks  automated action functionality. It flags disruptions early in the supply process to improve operational performance and customer satisfaction. Proactive alerts enable users to manage supply exceptions and avoid sifting through volumes of information. Supply and demand matching minimizes the impact of supply disruptions Supplier key performance indicators (KPIs) with further drill down capabilities measure supplier performance over time. Business modeler allows users to reconfigure supply processes easily

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability


In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act quickly to secure overdue accounts are the companies that have the best chance of remaining in the black. The SYSPRO Collections Module automates debt collection, and can help address this acute need.

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ERP: When Transparency Becomes Tunnel Vision


The face of manufacturing is constantly changing. As enterprise resource planning (ERP) software evolves and more organizations continue to use ERP solutions, they must find a way to avoid ERP’s “tunnel vision” syndrome as manufacturing continues to grow globally.

flags negative checks  When Transparency Becomes Tunnel Vision Originally Published - September 26, 2008 The idea behind an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is to give organizations the transparency and visibility they need to have into their business activities. But what if the ERP system in fact creates a blind spot for the business? How could this happen, you might ask? Well, before we answer this question, a little history is needed. In developed nations, many manufacturing activities have moved offshore. Read More

Autodesk Goes Deeper into Digital Manufacturing


Autodesk recently announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a public supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured

flags negative checks  Goes Deeper into Digital Manufacturing Autodesk recently announced its  intention to acquire Delcam , a public supplier of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and industrial measurement software for the manufacturing industry. Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam for £20.75 per share or approximately £172.5 million (revenues for Delcam’s fiscal 2012 were £47.1 million). The transaction, which will be structured as a cash offer for all the outstanding shares of Read More

Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part I)


Besides the ongoing (seemingly never-ending) presidential campaign and celebrity scandals/gossip, food safety is very much in the news. Indeed, incidents of outbreaks, contamination, product recalls and whatnot flood TV channels as breaking news every now and then. Consumers, governments and the various members of the food supply chain are rightly concerned about food safety, and there has been

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SSA Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony


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."

flags negative checks  Announces New Chairman/CEO in a Bid to Stop Its Agony Event Summary Languishing enterprise software vendor System Software Associates (SSA--Chicago, IL) named Robert Carpenter as its new Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board. Carpenter succeeds the retiring William Stuek, the former IBM executive put in charge of SSA's turnaround several years ago. While Stuek was able to stabilize the company during his tenure, it has never regained its former industry position. Carpenter comes to SSA from systems Read More

Your Reference Guide to SMB Accounting Software Features


This reference guide provides insight into the accounting features and functions currently available on today's market for small to medium businesses (SMBs). It will help you determine which features your organization needs—and doesn't need.

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For global trade management solutions (GTM) one should never overlook the enterprise applications leader SAP, which in most cases opts for in-house product delivery.

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Good Customer Service Is Simple


Outstanding customer service is a competitive advantage. Most companies salute good customer service as a key objective. But in its simplest form, what is good customer service? Olin Thompson lays down some basic requirements for businesses and explains the role of business processes in supporting good customer service.

flags negative checks  Customer Service Is Simple Outstanding customer service is a competitive advantage. Most companies salute good customer service as a key objective. But in its simplest form, what is good customer service? Customer Service—A Simple Definition Customer service means meeting your customer’s expectations. That means you and your customer need to have a mutual understanding of what is expected and you have to deliver on that expectation. The expectation can be very high or very low; the point is that Read More

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Many businesses owe their very survival to improvements that would have been impossible without radical changes to business process systems. However, many of the promises implicit in these systems—dramatic increases in business success, with minimal negative impact—have proven to be overly optimistic for many, and flat-out fantasy for some.

flags negative checks  the “Last Mile” of Business Productivity Many businesses owe their very survival to improvements that would have been impossible without radical changes to business process systems. However, many of the promises implicit in these systems—dramatic increases in business success, with minimal negative impact—have proven to be overly optimistic for many, and flat-out fantasy for some. Read More

Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics


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Leapfrogging the rest of the transaction-processing world, IBM has posted TPC-C results more than tripling the highest current transaction-per-minute figure.

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Holodeck Enterprise Edition


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What Drives Profitability


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Undaunted by its negative bottom line, EXE resurrected plans for an IPO this year, proceeds of which will be used to fuel its newfound growth.

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