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Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy
During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either

aps electric  MAPICS above set: SyteLine APS , SyteLine CRM , SyteLine Business Intelligence (a partnership with Cognos ), SyteLine Business Process Management (a partnership with Cobre ), SyteLine Workflow Automation (a partnership with former Keyfile , then known as Lexign and now eiStream ), SyteLine Configuration , SyteLine Data Collection , and SyteLine EDI (often using Sterling Commerce translator or information broker, but with the options to other EDI providers as well). Except for FRx, Cognos, and Sterling

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aps electric  Corio's annual revenues—for the APS pioneer. Founded in 1998, and backed by venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , Corio has delivered enterprise applications over the Internet since its inception. Today, the San Carlos, California (US) hosting provider delivers applications from vendors such as Ariba , Oracle (including former PeopleSoft ), SAP , and Siebel Systems , many of which have been IBM enterprise applications partners. The purchase also gives IBM five new data center Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part One: Recent Events and Market Impact


The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul after the recent acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep and Frontstep's extended-ERP product line on a Microsoft .NET-based technology platform. While another acquisition of an ERP competitor is not very likely, MAPICS seems to have rather opted for lateral acquisitions of strategic extension products, starting with the MAGIK! PLM product.

aps electric  capabilities in areas like APS, flexible multisite deployment, and flexible business process automation that position the product better going forward, although the recent upswing in the ERP for iSeries product related revenue should keep the vendor warm around its heart. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will continue the market impact. Part Three will discuss challenges and make user recommendations About the Authors Predrag Jakovljevic is a research director with Read More

A Veteran Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Makes a SaaS-y Statement


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aps electric  advanced planning and optimization (APS) for factory planning, the MRP by entity capability, and Web-enablement and e-commerce. In 2003, within glovia.com 7 , it added collaboration and integration capabilities, program cost accounting, and enterprise-wide supply chain management (SCM) functionality. Fujitsu Elevates Glovia As a result of its commitment and investment in Glovia as a strategic catalyst for Fujitsu's global growth, and as a vanguard in Fujitsu's effort to globalize its Software & Service Read More

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aps electric  advanced planning & scheduling (APS) system featuring new Web-based portlets to provide improved demand forecasting visibility across the supply chain. In March, it launched its new eMarkets solution that should provide support for both private and public exchanges (marketplaces). Last but not least, in April, the company announced IFS Engage , a portal-based packaged solution for medium-size manufacturers. Engage helps manufacturers relatively quickly extend their existing ERP applications into Read More

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aps electric  Innovation, Not Technology, Drive Your Product Business Compliance with regional and international standards, such as the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, has made it more complicated for companies to deliver innovative products to customers. Learn how focusing on product innovation, data integration, and process optimization can help your company satisfy customer needs while meeting compliance standards. Read More

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J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue, which is in a sharp contrast to its direct competitors’ upbeat postures. During this year's FOCUS conference for its QUEST User Group, J.D. Edwards demonstrated somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year. With its renewed mid-enterprise focus and commitment to deliver customer-driven solutions, the company seems to be going back to its mid-market roots.

aps electric  its Vertical-Focused ASP Program. APS Integrated with OneWorld   Possibly the most crucial was the announcement of the real-time integration of the company's real-time APS technology to its flagship OneWorld ERP system. Real-time connectivity between planning and execution has become essential with the advent of Internet for Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM) that allows customers to respond almost instantaneously to events anywhere in the supply chain. Previously, J.D. Edwards has offered only a batch Read More

Cameleon Software


Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce) provides multichannel commerce and configurator software to companies that sell customizable products and services across multiple sales channels. Cameleon Software provides support for such processes as guided selling, product configuration, pricing, and quote generation. Cameleon Software clients include Air Liquide, Eaton Corporation, Invacare, Legrand, Leroy Merlin, Pages Jaunes (Yellow Pages), Philips Electronics, Saint-Gobain, APC by Schneider Electric, SFR, and ThyssenKrupp.

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aps electric  Spain, and China. Preactor's APS planning software has been installed by over 4,500 small, medium, and large multinational companies in 75 countries, and is used to drive down production costs, boost productivity, and improve adherence to delivery deadlines. MES and APS Synergy The solutions supplied by Preactor should complement Siemens’ MES product portfolio well. While  MES solutions can tell you which products and quantities have been competed vs. being in progress, they are not order and customer Read More

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aps electric  their ERP or their APS systems, but have difficulty combining data from both systems without having to create new databases or spreadsheets. Once the data is extracted from the systems, it is very difficult to ensure its integrity. James F. Dowling pointed out in the TEC article, Business Basics: Unscrubbed Data is Poisonous Data data should be managed as a corporate asset that appreciates in value over time. Historical data must be addressed with as much care as current database content . The Data Read More

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By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits.

aps electric  Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits. Read More

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aps electric  Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration PTC is all about helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives in product development. As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing software companies, we deliver a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management solutions to over 50,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries. Source: PTC Read More