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August 2008- More and more organizations are looking to service-oriented architecture (SOA) as the basis of their future computer architecture. Recognizing that legacy application design and implementation approaches have led to applications that are costly to operate and maintain, hard to change, and rely on a dwindling set of skills, organizations are hoping that SOA provides a key component of the answer to these problems. At the same time organizations are asking three important questions: 1) Since I ...
November 2006- In today’s globally-sourced economy, the term “competitive edge” has taken on all new meaning. It's not about one company edging out another in a well-defined playing field. It's about working with suppliers and business partners at the edge of the enterprise to compete as a business network. Sterling Commerce says it can help you achieve this new brand of competitive edge by extending your SAP environment with best-of-class B2B and multi-enterprise collaboration. According ...
June 2008- The adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems over the past two decades have led to landmark increases in business productivity. Now, however, many companies find themselves hamstrung by these same systems. The problem is two-fold: While ERP systems are very good at streamlining internal business operations, they are poorly suited for managing external processes with customers and suppliers beyond the four walls of the enterprise. The second problem is that ERP systems lack the ...
March 2010- The convergence of stricter financial regulations and a challenging global economic environment is forcing large companies to do more with fewer resources as they seek to accurately report their financials. To ease the burden on existing employees and ensure more accurate and controlled reporting, leading companies are adopting automated solutions to document, execute, monitor, and report on the financial close. Those companies that leverage Financial Close solutions reduce their financial reporting costs while increasing confidence ...
January 2010- By using the methodology and calculator, companies can determine the redundant processing costs incurred by allowing diverse business areas within an enterprise to run separate ERP systems or allowing each operating unit to control and manage its own data without standardizing or consolidating business processes. This paper presents cost-reduction opportunities by elimination of redundant functions in the organization.
January 2010- This white paper discusses various factors that motivate organizations to outsource their SAP production support operations and the benefits of outsourcing these operations. It also focuses on the key factors that should be considered by organizations while outsourcing their SAP production support operations.
January 2010- A leading global financial institution recently embarked on a new strategy to leverage Internet technology and deploy a direct-to-consumer online banking model. The success and resulting growth of the bank's online business translated into increased batch job run times and increased job management complexity. This led to two major challenges for the IT team: a need to automate their traditional batch job management processes that were highly manual, and a need to eliminate inefficiencies and ...
January 2010- Staples' information systems play a critical role in delivering on their brand promise 'that was easy.' As part of a recent strategic imperative, Staples recently embarked on a major modernization of its systems architecture and supporting processes. The goal was to ensure IT's systems could scale with the company's continued global expansion without sacrificing the quality of the brand experience. One critical target for modernization was Staples' enterprise job scheduling processes and systems. After ...
Automate to Optimize: The Foundation for Data Center Efficiency
Datacenters experience constant change under pressure from technology and business drivers. IT systems are becoming more, not less complex as new technologies are introduced, and IT staffs are not growing to keep pace with the growth in size and complexity of the typical datacenter.
Windows administrators need to radically simplify both complex and routine tasks if they are going to effectively respond ...
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly.
Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can
• Simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications<...
December 2009- An automated warehouse not is not only green, but adds dollars to your bottom-line. Start saving time and money in the warehouse by downloading this whitepaper.
Get the tips to a better ERP system and the 5 critical questions you must ask your vendor in order to ensure a smooth ERP implementation or enhancement project.
June 2009- Today's modern enterprise is under extreme pressure to cut costs, maximize productivity and streamline operations. Certainly, many avenues exist to achieving bottom-line benefits, but the optimization of a firm’s technology resources, and associated business processes, can provide significant budget savings.
Manufacturing environments today are complex, often with multiple sites, offshore subcontractors, many component suppliers and various revisions of technology within the lifecycle of a product. And there's the pressure to introduce products faster all the time. In short, stressors are coming from every direction. This is where manufacturing technology can help.
Manufacturing technology can help improve visibility and control over operations, correlate suppliers to product quality, optimize resources and improve quality - the ...
November 2009- CORE products significantly compliment other business solutions already utilized by companies, allowing for further automation of major business processes and building of a more efficient IT infrastructure. The extensive use of .NET technology makes development, further customization, and deployment of CORE products simpler and easier, and ensures better performance even with large volumes of data. Integration with Microsoft products, including CRM and ERP solutions, is smooth and transparent, ensuring consistency and security of transferred data, ...
November 2009- In the 1990s, the common definition of "best IT" was "best ERP system." IT leaders were encouraged to believe that one system could be procured and deployed to support all essential business continuity processes of the enterprise, while at the same time provide a single version of the truth. That was then. The 2000s have become a battle to win communities and this has moved the value focus of computing out of the data center ...
November 2009- Drive process improvement and governance throughout the whole enterprise. Gain visibility into mission-critical information around forecasting, planning, measuring, and reporting. This whitepaper shows how you can achieve incredible end-to-end process improvements, with a proven solution, built to work around your business strategy. Download this whitepaper and transform your business through the power of collaborative technologies.
September 2009- Demand for third-party enterprise software support is exploding as converging factors drive hundreds of companies — ranging from Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses to public sector organizations — to leave vendor support for significant cost savings and better support value. Many more software licensees are just starting to explore the factors behind the increasingly popular decision to switch to third-party support. Find out if third-party software support is a fit for your organization.
September 2009- In one of the most difficult economic environment in decades, manufacturers around the world are reevaluating their ERP systems. Medical device manufacturers, food and beverage processors, aerospace and automotive suppliers, and others are looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance. ERP implementations have traditionally been judged by three financial criteria: initial capital expense, ongoing operating costs, and time to value. In the years ahead, focus on the economy will ...
October 2009- This paper summarizes six game-changing aspects delivered by Plex Online SaaS ERP. Areas range from the benefits of true ERP integration, to ease of use and the importance of up-to-date functionality. In each case, the benefit is an improved and optimized manufacturing process to help the enterprise thrive in a challenging market.
May 2009- Adapt or die. That’s the bottom line when it comes time to surviving in today’s competitive manufacturing landscape. Today’s manufacturing enterprise is challenged by rising material costs, increasing competition, and ever-changing customer requirements. If a manufacturer is using an extinct Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from a legacy provider, they face dizzying levels of complexity, duplication of effort, and in the worse cases, poor quality and customer service. This paper describes the ...
You no longer need to be a large enterprise with deep pockets to afford comprehensive industry-focused software. Now, midsize firms and even start ups can benefit from Oracle’s Accelerate program, which is a fixed-scope/fixed-price approach that ultimately lowers your software costs and speeds time to value.
Download this useful paper to learn how Oracle’s partners like Jibe Consulting, a management and technology consulting business based in Portland, OR, use Oracle ...
October 2009- For midsize enterprises, now is the perfect time to invest in a significant IT expansion – despite the economic climate. Please read this case study to find out how installing the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 helped Gavina Coffee improve efficiencies, cut overall costs, and make the business more competitive.
Transitioning to a new ERP system is a challenging process. But it is nowhere near as complex and daunting as the myths that have grown up around Tier 1 systems would have it. These false perceptions are worth examining, because they distort the true cost/benefit ratio of Tier 1 systems and cloud the decision-making process.
This white paper will focus on debunking the myth that Tier 1 systems make running the business more difficult, while ...
July 2009- As more and more companies migrate portions of their information technology portfolio into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software application suites such as SAP, the question of how best to implement automated controls over the information and processes embodied by the ERP module(s) requires careful consideration. This paper explores several critical factors that must be evaluated in order to construct a control framework that will satisfy current and future company, audit, governance, compliance, and regulatory ...
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