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The Old ERP Dilemma--The Refresh Option
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option is really just delaying what you have to do eventually. That may be acceptable, but it is not without cost—often a much greater cost than anyone realizes. The renovation option means spending money to fix some of the things that are problems with the existing system (vendor, product, and release). These could include adding third party modules, custom coding enhancements, or investing in integration. This option can solve some problems but you may not be able to afford to solve some of the most
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Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?
After 9/11, the analyst community optimistically predicted a sharp rise in the demand for global trade management (GTM) software. While initially vendor shares
inefficient processes and complexity, delaying the widespread use of GTM software. Additionally, cross-border trade logistics throughput is also now hindered by a shortage of port infrastructure resources; this also overshadows the potential gains of GTM software. Shipment containers delayed at major ports like Long Beach, California or New Orleans, Louisiana (US) due to horrific weather, and expanded security, are not issues that GTM can resolve alone. Similarly, US federal security processes at the
Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 1
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The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric
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operational situations almost impossible, delaying corrections, costing the business money, and—in a downturn—even threatening its survival. The criteria for business success are normally measured in financial terms, but the day-to-day management to ensure these monetary goals are met needs to look beyond pure historical financial-reporting. Today, success is all about the difference between measurement and management. Cost, time, resources, cash, and risk have long been the five fundamentals of
Six Misconceptions about Data Migration
A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how
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Financial and Management Accounting with SAP for Banking
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How to Protect Your Information with Real-time Monitoring
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to Protect Your Information with Real-time Monitoring You think you're staying on top of security by monitoring your IT systems for changes and user activity. But current approaches to network security, such as native auditing, often fail to perform as well as they should. Before you hit the panic button, find out why your system may be letting you down, and letting unauthorized users in—and how with real-time insight into your servers, you can boost security and compliance.
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RIM Finally Launches BlackBerry 10, and Changes Its Name
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