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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.

wholesale industry outlook  A Buyer's Guide The wholesale and distribution (W&D) industry has embraced such technological trends as radio frequency identification (RFID) , voice-directed order fulfillment, and cross docking, all with a view toward simplifying supply chain considerations without loss of time, money, and resources. Other sought-after benefits of new technology adoption include streamlined information flow, integrated business processes, and access to the type of accurate information required for faster decision

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CC&B for the Telecommunications Industry RFI/RFP Template

CC&B Core Requirements, Packages, Discounts, and Promotions, Mediation, Retail Rating and Billing, Billing for New Generation Services, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, Customer Care, Provisioning and Activation, Accounts Receivable, Financial Systems, Reporting, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment Services, Revenue Assurance, Multinational Requirements, Technical Requirements 

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Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale


Given the "once bitten, twice shy" adage, one should imagine Epicor has carefully thought out the rationale for the recent acquisitions of ROI Systems and TDC Solutions, so that they are not a knee-jerk, 'me too' impulse owing to the ongoing consolidation craze in the market.

wholesale industry outlook  the requirements of the wholesale distribution industry. The enhancement of a focused vertical solution for distribution through TDC products and key staff will further strengthen Epicor's established industry presence. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the Market Impact. Part Three will cover Challenges and make User Recommendations. Read More

New Manufacturing Solution in the Cloud: Exact Macola On Demand


Editor's note, December 19, 2012: According to the vendor, the product discussed below did not become available. Exact Software has recently released a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering in the cloud. Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in North America serving 100,000 customers worldwide, Exact offers two global ERP products (Globe and Synergy), as well as other

wholesale industry outlook  a focus on manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, and professional services. Having just had the opportunity to discuss the new offering with the product manager for the Macola line, Michael McPherson, I recap that conversation below. What is Macola On Demand? Just like Macola, Macola On Demand is available only in the Americas. The on-demand version is based on the Exact Macola Manufacturing Pro, enhanced with customer relationship functionality. Even though Macola On Demand can be a good fit for Read More

Epicor Insights 2013


Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with more than 700 sessions. Clearly Epicor has a lot to talk about. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and I covered the event and, in numerous one-on-one meetings with Epicor managers, executives, partners, and third-party consultants, received an up-close

wholesale industry outlook  (lumber and building materials, wholesale distribution, print and packaging, and  automotive) and puts Epicor into other new verticals (process manufacturing: food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mills, metals, and chemicals). Epicor clearly leads with certain solutions ( Epicor ERP ,  Prophet21 ,  Eclipse ,  Tropos , and  ICE ), which results, almost inevitably, with those Epicor customers using other solutions wondering about the viability of their selection. CEO Pervez Qureshi in his keynote Read More

Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean


Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in mobility that is quite interesting to look at is wholesale and distribution—not just because of how much this market represents in monetary size but also because of the potential benefits mobility brings to an industry which heavily relies on

wholesale industry outlook  ), organizations in the wholesale and distribution industry are also challenged with top priorities for increasing sales, and more important, increasing revenue. Can mobile technologies impact the way organizations in this industry work to increase efficiency and revenue? In a recent Netsuite and mdm.com study titled The Outlook for Wholesale and Distribution 2013 , core key business priorities for distributors include: Revenue growth Increasing profitability Customer retention Better inventory Read More

Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry


Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world experiences in implementing lean supply chain strategies that are designed as a road map to achieving a more collaborative and profitable future.

wholesale industry outlook  Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMid-sized refractory products manufacturer selects EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMS Industry tags: manufacturing "The reasons why Riverside Refractories Inc. decided to replace its existing ERP system aren't unique—the old legacy system's inflexibility and inability to support manufacturing needs in the changing business environment had started impeding the company's operations. The

wholesale industry outlook  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS Mid-sized refractory products manufacturer selects EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMS Industry tags: manufacturing The reasons why Riverside Refractories Inc. decided to replace its existing ERP system aren't unique—the old legacy system's inflexibility and inability to support manufacturing needs in the changing business environment had started impeding the company's operations. The company selected an ERP solution Read More

Dealing with Food Industry Pressures


Small and medium food and beverage companies have the same regulatory requirements as large companies, but with significantly fewer resources with which to address them. Companies need systems that can provide comprehensive traceability information at the touch of a button.

wholesale industry outlook  with Food Industry Pressures Dealing with Industry Pressures Food and beverage is by far the largest industry in the world, but that doesn't mean that it is a straightforward piece of cake for most food and beverage manufacturers and distributors to capture a bigger slice of the pie. With the growing power of mega-retailers, along with fragmented markets; intricate supply chains; increasing government regulations; variable raw materials; seasonality; package proliferation; and limited shelf Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 20, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS and GO-LIVESAgricultural equipment manufacturer selects Abas ERPIndustry tags: manufacturing “Canadian company Cadman Power Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of special agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment has conducted an ERP selection project, and ERP from abas Business Software emerges the winner of this competition. The company was looking for a system as a single

wholesale industry outlook  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 20, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS and GO-LIVES Agricultural equipment manufacturer selects Abas ERP Industry tags: manufacturing “Canadian company Cadman Power Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer of special agricultural machinery and irrigation equipment has conducted an ERP selection project, and ERP from abas Business Software emerges the winner of this competition. The company was looking for a system as a single ERP package, without having to Read More

Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry?


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Infor Launches Implementation Accelerator for Food and Beverage Industry


Infor recently announced general availability of the Infor Implementation Accelerators for food and beverage industry customers. The solution, formerly known under the QuickStep moniker, is designed for organizations that want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution quickly, while still benefiting from its flexibility to support future growth. Infor Implementation

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


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wholesale industry outlook  Management software Industry tags: Wholesale and Retail Trade After evaluating SAP and Oracle software offerings for retail, fast-growing Chinese retail chain Better Life opted for the Oracle product suite, for its 184 supermarkets across southern China. Reportedly, among the key deciding factors were deep retail functionality, embedded industry best practices, scalability, and references from leading world-class retailers. —Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Analyst •  Oracle profile IMCO Engineering & Read More

ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)


The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality.

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wholesale industry outlook  Distribution Vertical Industry Brief Food giants and technology providers work together to improve the efficiency of food processing, and storage and distribution operations, so that food products can be harvested, stored, and moved to the dinner table quickly and at less cost. This vertical brief focuses on specific issues within today's food distribution industry, explaining how IT solutions can help food distributors improve efficiency and reduce overall costs that drive up profits in an extremely Read More

Sage SMB Hiring Outlook Survey: Demand Matters


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