SAP, Decision Management & Business Rules
As anyone watching the business rules space will have noticed, SAP recently bought Yasu, one of the small rules vendors. Gartner wrote about this here and made a couple of useful comments on the acquisition and it made me think I should blog some kind...
NetSuite For IT Resellers
ERP/CRM provider NetSuite has announced a new vertical solution delivered via NetSuite SuiteBundler, NetSuite for IT Resellers. NetSuite for IT Resellers is said to provide VARs with a single system for visibility into the management of their products...
SAP's Business ByDesign An "Improvement" But "Missing Pieces"
Simplicity and ease of use are two qualities missing from SAP's Business By Design on-demand ERP offering according to an analyst from Forrester Research.
Decision Management To Complement ERP
Aberdeen just published this nice little report - Aligning IT to Business Processes: How BPM is Complementing ERP and Custom Applications (sponsored so free in return for your email address) - which makes for interesting reading in terms of how much...
Is SAP Getting Sapped By Oracle?
I got training in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system years ago when it was on a mainframe platform - version R/2. At that time the Germans who came to the US to teach, emphasized that the name was "S, A, P".
Comparisons of SAP and Peoplesoft ERP Software
Can one software maker do it all well? There are many software development companies in the industry that are still striving to release a single, complete, successful product of outstanding quality and usability.
Configuration Management Metrics
Like my friend the IT Skeptic, I am interested in getting more emprical in my ITSM approaches. In particular, I want to focus on metrics that indicate results, not just activity. (Results don't have to be financial.)
Steps for ERP Implementation Success
Your implementation may involve a stand alone software solution, or it may be part of an overall larger project... however, this methodology has proven time and time again to be a successful one.
Customization Of SAP ERP
Sap faces enormous changes in turnover of this period. More innovations have been done in the process of SAP. Tremendous growth has been faced due to the improvement of technologies.
How To Negotiate And Purchase Your ERP System
There are many sources of information on how to select and implement software, but there is little information on how to negotiate and make the purchase of the software. The uninformed can spend thousands of dollars more than they need too.
ERP: Discrete Vs. Process
One of the saddest things is a manufacturer who chooses an ERP software system that does not a fit with what they do. For example, a chemical producer who selects and implements software designed for a type of company which manufactures solid objects such as furniture.
Business Intelligence Gets Smart(er)
Companies are using business intelligence software for more than simple data mining. They're using it to identify hot sellers, cut costs and discover new business.
Exposing The Hidden Costs Of Putting Off Your ERP Upgrade
The tendency is to only look at the immediate and obvious impact on cash flow. There are other factors so often overlooked that also impact cash flow.
A Non-value-add Critique Of The Value Chain Concept
Recently I've become aware of a value chain critique called "value network." As stated on Wikipedia, "The value networks model challenges the traditional notion of a value chain.
Establish Optimum Inventory
Establishing optimum inventory is the most important thing for any organization. For, optimum inventory is the level that is sufficient to meet the projected demand, but not enough to erode the projected profits.
Open Source Software Closer To Commercial Enterprise Software
The odds are good that the LAMP stack is running somewhere inside your company. The acronym refers to the foundational foursome of the open-source movement: the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, MySQL database and, collectively, the Perl, PHP and Python programming languages.