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Lawson Standing Vertically in a Flat Economy
Lawson Software has hardly ever been associated with flamboyance and ostentatious behavior, let alone in these murky economic times. Still, its chief executive

standing orders  Standing Vertically in a Flat Economy Lawson Software  has hardly ever been associated with flamboyance and ostentatious behavior, let alone in these murky economic times. Still, its chief executive officer’s (CEO's) recent dismissal of the software as a service (SaaS) market’s prospects will have drawn some consternation in the vendors’ and analysts’ community. However, a somewhat amended and clarified stance on SaaS recently came from Lawson ’s senior vice president (SVP) of product

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Grupo Axo Selects Epicor Retail


Epicor announced that Grupo Axo, the business partner of internationally renowned retail brands within Mexico (such as Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Chaps, Coach, Crate and Barrel, Emporio Armani, Etro, Express, Guess, etc.), has selected the full Epicor Retail suite to help support its expanding retail operations

standing orders  to support Grupo Axo's free-standing stores as well as POS stations found within the country's major department stores.   After an exhaustive selection process where the whole company had input, Grupo Axo reportedly selected Epicor over some leading Tier One retail software providers. The decision was based on the software's functionality, versatility, speed, and innovation, and the company's in-depth understanding of the retail market and the fashion industry. Epicor’s platform was deemed flexible Read More

The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning


Among the promises of collaboration are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and greater efficiency for all companies joined in the expanded enterprise. Unfortunately, excitement surrounding B2B collaboration often drowns out the simple truth that collaboration products are still in a formative stage and their promise, largely unfulfilled.

standing orders  schemes include available inventories, outstanding orders, new purchase requisitions, unpaid invoices, engineering changes in bills of material, service part status, and shipment locations. The improved visibility afforded by collaboration products allows planners to respond quickly and accurately to changes. Con : Potential exists for inadvertently giving trading partners access to sensitive information. User education and careful planning are critical in the early stages of an implementation. Users Read More

Case Study: Kyocera


Aside from geographic challenges, Kyocera—distributor of document management devices—also grapples with three-month lead times, purchase-order constraints, and stocking commitments. Forecasting accuracy is critical to a company that has to manage frequent model changes and short life-cycle products. Find out about the demand and forecast management solution the company uses to ensure consistent and accurate reporting.

standing orders  Standard Purchase Order | Standing Purchase Order | Sample Purchase Order | Accept Purchase Order | Auto Purchase Order | Automatic Purchase Order | Validate Purchase Orders | Small Purchase Order | Subscriber Purchase Order | Change Purchase Order | Purchase Order Module | Seeking Purchase Order | Original Purchase Order | PO Purchase Order | PO Purchase Order Accounting | PO Purchase Order Agreements | PO Purchase Order Approval | PO Purchase Order Change | PO Purchase Order Commitment | PO Purchase Read More

Intentia and Dash Associates Team Up


"September 2, 1999 /M2 PRESSWIRE/ -- Intentia and Dash Associates have signed an agreement regarding the integration of the optimization software XPRESS-MP from Dash in the Intentia Movex enterprise application. Through XPRESS-MP, Movex users will be able to optimize their supply chain management with the push of a button. Supply chain management contains a substantial number of parameters and variables. Because customers need to find the most advantageous solution to a problem as fast as possible, the mathematical approach to the problem is the fastest and most accurate."

standing orders  Intentia-Dash collaboration mirrors a long-standing trend in the enterprise marketplace in which vendors with broad-featured product suites partner with best-of-breed technology shops in order to impart a degree of depth to one or more aspects of their suites. A more familiar example is SAP's 1998 investment in ILOG S.A., in which the ERP giant acquired a 5% stake in return for the use of ILOG's advanced algorithms in its APO supply chain suite. Companies like Dash and ILOG have created a market in Read More

Drop-Shipping-Internet Retailers' "Little Helper"?


Relying on drop-shipping (sometimes called "virtual inventory") is neither as easy nor as profitable as it may appear to be. Nothing has hurt the adoption of multichannel shopping more than orders which are delayed—or even cancelled—because of stock-outs.

standing orders  see Consumers Shop Everywhere: Understanding Multichannel Sales ), Retailing Trends—Shopping Anyway and Everywhere , and The Challenge of Fulfillment . The Challenges of Drop-shipping Returning orders and reverse logistics can be a special pain for retailers with virtual inventory, since most wholesalers' raison d'tre is to make money from shipping and handling. That is to say that while they may accept a return, they will certainly not refund the customer's shipping and handling charge, nor will they Read More

Case Study: Field Services Application Supports Fast Growth and Customer Demand


HSB-Stockholm, a property management firm, manages more than 200 client work orders daily. The company realized its back-office solution couldn’t address customer satisfaction, and that a new solution would have to keep up with the growth of field operations. Learn how HSB implemented a mobile, Internet-based solution that increased the speed of service delivery and maintenance operations by 50 percent.

standing orders  Study: Field Services Application Supports Fast Growth and Customer Demand HSB-Stockholm, a property management firm, manages more than 200 client work orders daily. The company realized its back-office solution couldn’t address customer satisfaction, and that a new solution would have to keep up with the growth of field operations. Learn how HSB implemented a mobile, Internet-based solution that increased the speed of service delivery and maintenance operations by 50 percent. Read More

Sage Goes Mobile


Sage North America has announced the general availability of its new mobile solutions. These are in tune with Sage’s connected services strategy, enabling businesses to access applications on their local devices without disrupting the investments they have already made in on-premises software.

standing orders  Goes Mobile Sage North America has announced the general availability of its new mobile solutions . Delivered through the new Sage Data Cloud , Sage Mobile Sales and Sage Mobile Service are currently available for download in Apple iTunes. These are in tune with Sage’s connected services strategy, enabling businesses to access applications on their local devices without disrupting the investments they have already made in on-premises software.   Sage Mobile Sales is a native iPad application that Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments


This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX by Dr. Scott Hamilton. In this first part, design factors related to system usage in distribution enterprises are covered.

standing orders  Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments Supply chain management (SCM) requires effective use of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and usage of an ERP system is shaped by many design factors that make it easier (or harder) to learn and use. The design factors related to using Microsoft Dynamics AX have been covered in a recent book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX . This is the first part of an article covering the design factors related to system Read More

SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing?


Although a relative newcomer, the Process Manufacturing Solutions division of SCT has been able to remain focused on the process manufacturing industry. With the exit or weakening position of most other process-focused vendors, SCT should thrive. However, its low profile marketing strategy, undeveloped channel and a limited number of implementation partners are some of the challenges it has yet to surmount.

standing orders  spin-off into a free standing company or a divestiture by the parent is possible (30% probability) as this portion of SCT continues to gain in investor value. Although these options will change the nature of the Process Manufacturing Solutions division, negative impacts on its future success or ability to invest are not seen as significant. In fact, it would offer the Process Manufacturing Solutions division SCT direct access to market capital and greater visibility in the marketplace. Vendor Read More

Order Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence


Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect immediate gratification. They want to know when their order will ship the moment it is placed. How do you respond?

standing orders  disparate order entry systems. Understanding the Status Quo To really understand how an order promising application can impact your business, it is important to understand the process for promising orders that exists in most companies today, as summarized in Figure 1. Figure 1. Click here to view larger version The clock starts ticking when the customer calls in their order. A simple question is asked, When can I have my order? The customer service representative attempts to contact the planning Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning


Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution business. This book excerpt focuses on running the business from the top with sales and operations planning (S&OP). Variation in operations affect the S&OP process and the nature of demand impacts the S&OP game plans.

standing orders  Part Two will discuss Understanding Planning Calculations . Part Three will present Common Scenarios . Part Four will propose Guidelines and Case Studies . Reprinted with permission from McGraw-Hill Identifying Demands Sales orders identify actual demands. Actual demands drive all supply chain activities when visibility of the sales order backlog exceeds the cumulative lead-time to obtain and ship a product. Lead-time reduction efforts stemming from just-in-time philosophies can help companies produce Read More

Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers


The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing production planning and scheduling software for any textile mill is a real challenge even for seasoned industry experts. This article focuses on some of the unique challenges posed to master requirement planning and master production scheduling (MRP / MPS) software vendors by the textile industry.

standing orders  Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers Introduction As far as enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) are concerned, the textile industry may still be a manageable affair. But the moment you talk about developing a production planning and scheduling software for this industry, you are asking for a difficult task to be performed. Many a veteran has failed in attempting to achieve this feat. Challenges Some of the unique challenges posed by the textile Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision


This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

standing orders  book addresses an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a business, expressed in generally accepted terminology. This mental framework—in combination with hands-on experience and training courseware—can accelerate the learning process, and an overall understanding leads to more effective system usage. Usage of any ERP system—including Microsoft Navision—is shaped by many design factors that make it easier (or harder) to learn and use. For example, consistency and symmetry Read More