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Enterprise Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact


The worst is past for SoftBrands. However, the vendor must still deal with the problem of blending many formerly independent organizations together, while figuring out how best to leverage their different technological and industrial strengths.

mine optimisation  and a potential gold mine, but SoftBrands needs to form a respectable and knowledgeable team of business consultants that can help customers apply the technology to their lean initiatives. While the vendor may become increasingly dependent on such products, which are not yet widely accepted (and which no one can be certain will ever be, since they have not sold in substantial quantities so far), SoftBrands will continue to invest in its other manufacturing applications, such as its classic Fourth Shift Read More

How Has MAPICS Been Extending?


MAPICS, one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, has significantly expanded its product offering during 2000. On June 15, MAPICS announced the release of XA 6.0, the latest version of its flagship AS/400-based Extended Enterprise Application (EEA). Earlier, on May 9, MAPICS announced the delivery of its second flagship product, the Point.Man Extended Enterprise Edition, which enables customers, suppliers, distributors and partners to collaborate via the Internet. We express our view regarding its latest announcements and strategic direction.

mine optimisation  and can help it mine its existing customer base. This merger has created a company with potential combined revenue of $160M and a product portfolio that can run on all major hardware platforms, thereby leapfrogging most of its competitors in the mid-range ERP market. We favorably regard the company''s recent e-business initiatives, which are in tune with the market trends and its customers'' requirements. Moreover, we condone MAPICS downplaying its role as yet another ERP-turned-e-commerce vendor in favor Read More

Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller’s Jobs More Strategic? - Part 1


While setting down the thoughts for my recent “SaaSy discussion” blog series To SaaS or Not: Is that a Question?, something else related to software as a service (SaaS) and on-demand applications crossed my mind. Namely, it is a fact that SaaS and business process outsourcing (BPO) providers have largely liberated human resource (HR) and payroll managers from the drudgery of performing menial and

mine optimisation  colleague and friend of mine that has talked to many CFOs and controllers lately tells me that what she is gathering is a two-fold sense of desperation: “We have just got to wring costs out of routine operations!” “The company is counting on me to recommend something, and I do have the BI/BPM tools available, but I spend so much time just keeping the main financials technology framework (and the people trained up on it) going. I don’t have the time I’d like to have (or that I must have) to Read More

The Case of the Fake Transatlantic Flight: Can You Really Trust Online Tools?


Whether we realize it or not, we all have become more or less dependent on computers, the Internet, and many different and complex computer systems. In both our business and personal lives, we widely take advantage of the immediate availability of all types of information and data, and in our day-to-day routine often do not even wonder whether we can actually rely on the data we obtain

mine optimisation  A recent experience of mine, however, gave me some food for thought on this matter. I hesitate to declare that we should not trust our computer systems and data but I certainly have some fresh and compelling doubts. My wife recently needed to travel to Europe (from here in Montreal). After driving her to the airport, I opened an online flight tracker that I have been using for quite a while and verified that the airplane had departed on time and that everything seemed to be fine. Considering online Read More

One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently has focused solely on workforce and service optimization software solutions for large field service companies. Gradually, via both internal development and a few appetizing acquisitions in 2009, the vendor has added a few important growth engines, such as mobile computing

mine optimisation  is an instant gold mine. Well, not so fast. ClickSoftware recognized that it still needed to lead the sales effort as the owner of the intellectual property. Consequently, the company exceeded the goals it set for this partnership both in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, what I really like about the company is that it recognizes its shortcomings and has been addressing them (instead of being defensive or in denial). The relationships with SAP, IBM, and Microsoft Dynamics help with regards to ClickSoftware Read More

SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us


In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you'll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughou...

mine optimisation  workers still struggling to mine data from spreadsheets and other unstructured sources of data? In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you''ll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughout your organization make better, faster decisions —and turn your company into a more efficient, profitable, and competitive operation. Find out SaaS-based BI can work for you. Download your PDF copy of SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us Read More

Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.


According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data explosion is increasing the need for business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA) specialists, it’s only natural that the increase in BI software adoption and demand for analytics should promote the growth of BI job offerings.

mine optimisation  with analytical skills —to mine the data coming from these sources. Why Is Data Analysis So Important? During the economic turbulence of the last few years it became clear for many companies that they needed a way to gain visibility into their operations to optimize their business—they needed to gain control and increase performance. A logical step was to look for software that enables them to analyze data and increase the accuracy of their decisions. Many organizations are in a transitional Read More

The ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look!


If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

mine optimisation  Dick, a friend of mine from J.D. Edwards calls Look at how bad you look! Think about it. Isn''t that what an ROI model is really trying to say? They all seek to justify why, by simply implementing a software solution, someone could save millions of dollars. It''s all about how bad the end user is performing. It''s a real trap for salespeople and pointing out how bad a CFO''s company looks is a common crime. Allow me to introduce you to Jared. If you recognize the name it''s because the Subway Sandwich chain Read More

Oracle8i Release 2 - Ready to Storm the Web


On November 15, Oracle Corp., announced the pending availability of Oracle8i Release 2, the follow-on to Oracle8i, the most rapidly adopted database product ever released by the company. To date, more than 5000 "Dot Coms" and other enterprises are using Oracle8i. Additionally, over 800 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have developed applications and tools optimized for Oracle8i data warehousing and online transaction processing features since the product's release in March 1999. The new release has expanded analytical data warehousing functions, native support for Java2 and performance and management enhancements.

mine optimisation  allowed Acxiom to better mine and use its information on a daily basis. Oracle has added significant new SQL (Structured Query Language) extensions to perform what they refer to as analytic functions . Examples include ranking Find the top ten sales reps in each region , ratio-to-report, What is January''s sales as a percentage of the entire year''s? and many others. These powerful functions are being considered by ANSI (American National Standards Institute, the U.S. member body to the International Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


PeopleSoft needs to more efficiently mine its client base by doing a better job of selling the broadened offering, by getting its affiliate channel both excited about the product portfolio and by upgrading the channel's ability to sell.

mine optimisation  needs to more efficiently mine its client base by doing a better job of selling the broadened offering, by getting its affiliate channel both excited about the product portfolio, and by upgrading the channel''s ability to sell. For new customers, the vendor will still have to resolve the predicament of its association with the old, green-screen, AS/400 product. Despite IBM''s efforts to counter the platform''s image of being proprietary (even by renaming it into iSeries, i5 , etc.), the market has been slow Read More

What's Really Driving Business Intelligence?


Typical explanations given for increased spending in business intelligence include, meeting government regulations, managing information overload, tracking corporate goals, and improving competitive response. However, a deeper drive for BI stems from the need to quantify the intangibles that underlie the market value of a business.

mine optimisation  Being able to aggregate, mine, and analyze data in order to prepare for and respond to business and market events is the next step in making IT investments pay off. Demand for Accountability and Metrics —A slow economic recovery has forced many businesses to continue trimming budgets, while requiring greater accountability for every area of spending. Business intelligence, and its associated data-mining, analytics and scorecards, provides the tools necessary to track performance metrics tied directly Read More

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

mine optimisation  this first posting of mine. A recent entry into the circle of trust that is the TEC Certification Program is DP&C SmartFleet Plus, a transportation management system (TMS) solution from DP&C Enterprises, LLC . Scoring an almost perfect rating by our analysis (234 out of 244 criteria supported right out of the box) is a compelling argument for me to make a quick investigation. Curiosity being one of my middle names, I contacted Senior Vice President Edward P. Vrabec and his team for their take on things. Read More

JD Edwards’ Alliances: Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?


Enterprise application vendor JD Edwards has forged a number of alliances since September 1999 as the company looks to expand the availability of its OneWorld product suite. While the best-of-breed approach has its merits, we believe it invariably leads to additional integration costs and complicates service & support arrangements.

mine optimisation  the means to further mine their large existing customer bases. J.D. Edwards is not well positioned to compete and develop its business in this way. Its income seems to be much constrained. As a result it will find it increasingly difficult to close the functionality gaps. The market is demanding more and more from vendors and broadening a product offering through R&D or acquisition is very expensive. We wonder whether J.D. Edwards having spent a hefty amount of its R&D expenses on resolving quality Read More

So, Tell Me a Little Bit About Yourself


If you know nothing about a company, you should be able to figure out the bare essentials by visiting its About Us page, right? Turns out this is only true sometimes. When visiting the Digg website, for example. The first line on Digg’s About page is this: "Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web." Neat, huh? One click and sixteen words after

mine optimisation  the same size as mine Whether the company does one or more of these things in a way that’s demonstrably better than its competitors That’s the information I need right away, and if I don’t get it, or don’t understand it, I’ll probably look elsewhere. I’m not saying that all companies can be as concise as Digg (who does one thing, does it well, and does it for free), but there’s no reason that every company can’t tell me, in 50 words or less, enough about what they do to keep me interested. Read More

Thinking Radically: Dr. Morten Middelfart, CTO of TARGIT


In 1997, TARGIT acquired Morton Systems, a company founded by Dr. Morten Middelfart and devoted to providing business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions. Dr. Middelfart was then appointed chief technology offer (CTO) of TARGIT, and since then, he has become the technology and educational leader for TARGIT BI. [Evaluate TARGIT BI using TEC Advisor.]With more than 20 years of

mine optimisation  one direction per rule mined. For more detailed knowledge about the wonders of data mining, and how sentinel mining works in particular, please refer to targit.com/research . JG. How are these implemented in TARGIT BI? What are the benefits of using them? MM. The most important message with regard to sentinels is that they are easily discovered and applied by end users who need not have any particular data mining knowledge. The fact that a complex data mining algorithm can be embedded and allow an Read More