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1. Supply chain logistics are increasingly integrated with ERP systems
... was a more independent segment of the software market this growth was important in itself, but a quick review of the companies represented in Gartner’s analysis shows that companies including SAP, Oracle, ...
Created on 03 December 2018
2. Technologies are defining the supply chain
... But blockchain is a database technology in much the same way that SQL is a database technology. It is not an application in itself. Many large companies including IBM and Oracle are pursuing blockchain ...
Created on 29 January 2018
3. New ERP Rankings
A big consultancy has issued ERP rankings with a surprising name at the top. In a recent interview on the Diginomica site,Jon Reed discusses the rankings and also presents some surprising information about ...
Created on 13 December 2016
4. ERP Market Hits a Few Snags
ERP vendors are going through a lot of turmoil, with cloud computing, license model changes, and the strong dollar combining to affect year-over-year growth. None of the individual companies really excelled, ...
Created on 11 April 2016
5. Using TCO to Evaluate Cloud Options
Cloud technology can probably be considered mainstream at this point, but we need to remind ourselves of how it compares to other alternatives. A good way to do that is with a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) ...
Created on 17 March 2016
6. Is It Digital Transformation Time in IT?
Is 2016 the year that 'digital transformation' will take place in IT? Looking at recent predictions from an Oracle exec, Michael Krigsman from the Enterprise Irregulars team thinks not.The goals are clear ...
Created on 01 February 2016
7. Modernize Your Supply Chain
CEO's expect perfection from their supply chains. Since that's a given, it's time to modernize your processes, people, and technology.On the Forbes site, Margaret Harrist provides 11 great suggestions ...
Created on 01 February 2016
8. Reaping ERP Benefits
Once the giant step to implement an ERP is made, wringing as much value out of the investment as possible is necessary. Unfortunately, although everyone knows that, it rarely happens.In a recent Deloitte ...
Created on 28 January 2016
9. Spreadsheets Don't Make the Cut
When you can't scale supply to meet demand, is it a failure of your planning process, or something deeper? It could be the timeliness of your information that's at fault, according to Gary Meyers on the ...
Created on 05 November 2015
10. Whole Foods Takes the ERP Plunge
When an iconic brand decides to head down the ERP path, it's a big deal for both the company and its customers. Whole Foods is looking at its Infor implementation as a necessary step for its reinvention.They're ...
Created on 29 October 2015
11. Infor Acquires GT Nexus
More consolidation among ERP and supply chain software vendors is on the way. Infor is in the process of acquiring GT Nexus and will soon be in a position to better compete with SAP and Oracle.GT Nexus ...
Created on 17 August 2015
12. The Importance of an IoT Strategy
...  risk of ending up with unsupportable 'Rube Goldberg' implementations is too great otherwise.Margaret Harrist from Oracle provides some good reminders on the Forbes site. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 08 July 2015
13. Thoughts on WMS Development
I don't know about you, but I enjoy reading first person accounts of the development of new systems. In a recent Supply Chain Digest article, editor Dan Gilmore discusses the WMS sector with a pioneer ...
Created on 25 June 2015
14. Is Best-of-Breed Best?
Best-of-breed seems to be the way to go for supply chain software. Why, then, do so many companies succumb to the advances of the large ERP providers?Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, was interested ...
Created on 30 April 2015
15. SAP Announcements
Bob Ferrari, in a Supply Chain Matters blog, lets us in on a few recent announcements by ERP giant SAP. Looks like they're getting even more serious about cloud technology.SAP is a leader in the ERP world, ...
Created on 24 November 2014
16. P2P & ERP
Purchase-to-pay networks were developed because ERPs didn't do a good job with certain purchasing processes, right? If that's the case, why worry about the ERP?Well, Jason Busch from Spend Matters has ...
Created on 13 October 2014
17. Oracle's New Supply Chain Solution
Just like everything else, it looks like supply chain software is moving to the cloud. At least Oracle's new solution is on that path. A plethora of types of supply chain software and options are offered ...
Created on 03 September 2014
18. SAP's Future Direction
SAP's CEO Bill McDermott recently spoke at their yearly Sapphire conference. It's always instructive to hear what an industry or technology leader is thinking. SAP wants to simplify things, but is also ...
Created on 19 June 2014
19. The Cloud IS the Way... Really?
...  these numbers are not primarily offering cloud-based systems. The report contrasts the growth rates of the cloud based systems with more traditional installed software like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft ...
Created on 21 May 2014
20. ERP Market Data is Cloudy
Louis Columbus, in a Forbes article, analyzes some data on the ERP market and thinks that the future is right in front of us.Although the overall market is growing relatively slowly, those vendors who ...
Created on 19 May 2014