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Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been

regional health information organization texas  used by all our regional offices. So we are focusing our MDM efforts on customer and product information, and making great strides. 6.0 The Payoff The challenges faced by the consumer goods industry will only grow with time. Trends, such as the growing number of disengaged consumers, increased data volume, business globalization, and complexity, are here to stay. To maintain their competitive advantage, organizations must leverage internal and external information into an accessible, usable medium and

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KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

From a business requirements perspective, the defining characteristic of wholesale and distribution (W&D) organizations is that they operate as intermediate agents between manufacturers and retailers. Their top business needs thus focus on requirements for:

  • processing high volumes of transactions,
  • maintaining constant communication between upstream and downstream collaborators (manufacturers and retailers/customers, respectively), and
  • managing products for multiple competitors within the same warehouse or distribution center

In this guide we will explore considerations for W&D organizations that are considering adoption of the SaaS delivery model, and examine the particular business issues that arise from this change.Specifically, we will address the following considerations:

  • the differences between SaaS and on-premise delivery models
  • SaaS architectures
  • SaaS pros, cons, and other considerations
  • selection criteria for SaaS-based applications
  • viable wholesale and distribution SaaS vendors

Later in this guide, we’ll provide examples of SaaS delivery model success stories, as well as a SaaS IT directory, segmented according to business area.


Table of Contents


Preface

Software as a Service: A Buyer’s Guide


Spotlight on Adaptability and Agility

Thought Leadership from SAP
SAP’s Perspective on Software as a Service

SAP Case Study
Johnson Products Capitalizing on New Sales after 30-day SAP Deployment


Spotlight on Manufacturing and Distribution

Thought Leadership from Epicor
SaaS ERP for Small Manufacturers and Distributors

TECSYS Case Study
LifeScience Logistics Achieves 99.97% Inventory Accuracy with TECYS’ EliteSeries for Healthcare


Spotlight on Growing Your Company with SaaS

Thought Leadership from NetSuite
The Benefits of a Business Management Software Suite for High-growth and Midsized Businesses: Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications

NetSuite Case Study
Woodworking Machinery Maker Cuts Costs, Grows Efficiency with NetSuite

NetSuite Case Study
NetSuite Helps Manufacturer Take Advantage of Fast Market Growth


Spotlight on Distribution Centers

Thought Leadership from Bond International Software
Cloud Computing for Your Distribution Workforce

IBS Case Study
Konaflex Focuses on its Core Business with IBS Distribution Management Software


Vendor Directory


Download the full copy of the TEC 2010 SaaS Buyer’s Guide for wholesale and distribution.



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What Are the Differences between the SaaS and On-premise Delivery Models?



Defining the on-premise delivery model is relatively straightforward:

  • The software is acquired by the customer up-front.
  • The software is installed, deployed, managed, and maintained at the customer’s site, generally with a great degree of involvement by the customer.
  • The customer provides the in-house infrastructure (e.g., servers, hardware, networks) to support the software.


Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:

  • The software vendor provides customers with access to the software via the Internet.
  • The customer pays for this service on a subscription basis (normally per user, per month, or per number of transactions).
  • The vendor is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and software support, as well as the supporting infrastructure.

The major difference between the on-premise and SaaS delivery model lies in the ownership of the software. In the on-premise model, once the software is purchased, the customer owns it. In the SaaS delivery model, the software is not owned by the customer: it is provided to the customer in the same manner as any other service.


Download the full copy of the TEC 2010 SaaS Buyer’s Guide for wholesale and distribution.

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Information Mapping Case Study


Educational institutions have plenty to manage without having to make up for the deficiencies of inadequate learning management systems (LMS). Information Mapping, Inc. decided to switch from its old system to SyberWorks Training Center Learning Management System. The result: more efficient scheduling, integrated data management, better tracking of registration and cancellation, and an increase in seminar attendance.

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The Top 3 Points to Consider When Selecting a Human Resources Information System


You probably already know that a human resources information system (HRIS) should track all information on current and former employees, and reduce your HR staff’s workload. Not sure what lies beyond that? There are a few things you should know before selecting an HRIS. Find out how to identify your HR needs, so your HRIS can help you reach your business objectives—and give you a quick return on investment (ROI).

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Information Security Selection Software Evaluation Report


Based on a wide range of security-related issues, the Information Security Knowledge Base covers both solution suites and individual software packages. Organizations can evaluate the capabilities of different vendors' firewall, intrusion detection, anti-virus, virtual private network, public key infrastructure, cryptography, and other enterprise security solutions.

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Gallup Organization


The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and behavior for more than 70 years. Gallup employs many of the world''s leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology. Gallup''s perspective on enterprise transformation has helped Government and industry succeed at large horizontal solution (ERP) implementations by identifying program risk and applying human capital interventions to enhance program management office (PMO) performance. Gallup''s 2,200 professionals deliver services at client organizations, through the Web, at Gallup University''s campuses, and in 40 offices around the world.

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Information Security RFI/RFP Template


Firewall System, Intrusion Detection System, Anti-Virus System, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Enterprise Applications, Cryptographic Module

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Information Protection Assessment Framework


The worst part of investing in any security system from employee vetting, premises security or data security is that you don’t know if your investment is worth anything until it’s too late. IP Sentinel has developed a four-stage process against which you can judge your capabilities in terms of information protection, as well as a checklist so that you can test your own company’s intellectually property protection and information security preparedness.

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Stockgroup Information Systems


Stockgroup includes accountability, integrity and open communication, within its set of core values, to achieve its objectives of being a financially strong and profitable business. That's why when it came time to replacing its CRM system to better manage accounts, schedules, sales forecasting, and marketing, Stockgroup selected Maximizer Enterprise as its CRM solution of choice - an easier to use system with a lower TCO.

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Northwest Information Systems


It is NISI's mission to provide businesses with technological solutions that increase their productivity in the marketplace. These technological solutions include business applications, custom programming, data mining,barcoding, wireless, printing, faxing, and emailing.Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, NISI provides products and services to customers locally as well as remotely.  

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