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JuxtaComm And IBM Integrate Their Integration Products
JuxtaComm Technologies has announced a relationship with IBM to provide a “universal adapter” capability by implementing the IBM MQSeries Integrator as a

m products  protection from data loss . Market Impact Integrating EAI products with IBM MQSeries Integrator (as well as MQSeries Workflow and the base MQSeries product) seems to be the flavor of the month for vendors, including Evoke Software , Vitria , and Extricity . Potential customers will be hard pressed to find an EAI vendor who does not have an adapter for MQSI, or is not currently developing one. The MQSeries base product is already built into JuxtaComm's offering, so the feature extension should be fairly

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options


Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems a logical option for technologically conservative (and savvy) companies that do not need all the available upgrades.

m products  regulatory compliance in the meantime, and also contends that these products now have even more functionality than these customers might need for a long time to come. If nothing else, that unneeded shelfware (software that is of little or no value to an enterprise while it languishes on the shelves) is more susceptible to application erosion for not being used than to becoming obsolete. TomorrowNow claims to have delivered more than 1,000 fixes and 500 tax updates around the world. Furthermore, the Read More

Spinnaker Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer


Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple meanings for Spinnaker. For one, as a recent entrant into the third-party support and maintenance market for SAP customers (compared to a veteran provider like Rimini Street), this win adds to Spinnaker’s budding list of SAP

m products  Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple meanings for Spinnaker. For one, as a recent entrant into the third-party support and maintenance market for SAP customers (compared to a veteran provider like Rimini Street), this win adds to Spinnaker’s budding list of SAP reference customers. In addition, D+M Group is a first-time third-party Read More

M-Tech Mercury Information Technology, Inc.


M-Tech is a computer security software and services company that develops and distributes security products to streamline password management and login account administration. M-Tech offers computer network security services such as remote penetration tests, risk analysis, development of secure applications and more.

m products  Mercury Information Technology, Inc. M-Tech is a computer security software and services company that develops and distributes security products to streamline password management and login account administration. M-Tech offers computer network security services such as remote penetration tests, risk analysis, development of secure applications and more. Read More

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season. Part 2: Market Impact, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Experience teaches us to be wary of the outcome of mergers and acquisitions as the market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that the above mergers might be synergistic in the long run, some growing pains, integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are always to be expected.

m products  Digital Freight and the mergers are consummated, users evaluating the above individual products should exercise moderate caution, keep themselves informed, and consider generally available (GA) functionality only. Prospects considering WDS for a new implementation should question Manugistics' commitment to invest in the acquired applications. If you are waiting for unified technology stack, do obtain Manugistics' commitment to the timeframe, whereas, in the short term, it is very likely that you might be Read More

Case Study: Hydro-Scape Products, Inc.


Like many distribution companies, Hydro-Scape needed to streamline and automate its business processes to increase speed and accuracy when serving customers, as well as boost productivity and profitability. The company chose an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with distribution-specific functionality, including the ability to integrate data across the entire operation. Learn more about the distribution ERP.

m products  Hydro-Scape Products, Inc. Like many distribution companies, Hydro-Scape needed to streamline and automate its business processes to increase speed and accuracy when serving customers, as well as boost productivity and profitability. The company chose an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with distribution-specific functionality, including the ability to integrate data across the entire operation. Learn more about the distribution ERP. Read More

Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Is This The Future Of Enterprise Applications?


Ramco Systems announced the delivery of Ramco Enterprise Series Release 4.0, the newest version of its enterprise software solutions plus a custom application development offering. The delivery reveals what the vendor claims is breakthrough technology and a new approach to the applications market. Our first instant reaction was, 'This is too good to be true.' But we may be proven wrong.

m products  cast in stone' traditional monolithic products to application assembly to meet the specific ongoing needs of any organization. This concludes Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will cover User and Vendor Recommendations. Read More

The Fragile Consumer Packaged Goods Market and Private Label Products


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m products  Fragile Consumer Packaged Goods Market and Private Label Products Introduction On average, 45 percent of products sold in Europe are private label products; this compares with 25 percent in the US. Store brands now account for one of every five items sold in US supermarkets, drug chains, and mass merchandisers. A study by the Gallup Organization found that 75 percent of consumers see private label brands as having the same quality, guarantee of satisfaction, packaging, taste, value, and performance as Read More

The Two Driving Forces Behind Fashion Products


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m products  new collections. People who make sure new products are technically feasible. People who make sure new products are commercially feasible. Some companies treat this pushing force as the basis for creating or enhancing their identities as fashion players. However, it is not always easy to push a new style through the entire product development cycle. The “Pulling” Force Since predicting fashion trends is more of an art than a science, some fashion companies now are relying heavily on something more Read More

Pricing for Profit in the Consumer Products Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-Line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence


Rapidly changing market dynamics in the consumer products industries mean price management is critical to a positive bottom line. This white paper examines the evolving role of the pricing and revenue manager and how the field of market price intelligence is powering a new era of price management. With pricing intelligence, today’s pricing managers are able to make highly-responsive decisions based on sound data analysis.

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Trade Promotion Optimization in the Consumer Products Industry


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m products  Promotion Optimization in the Consumer Products Industry Retailers expect promotions by consumer products companies to drive revenue, volume, profitability, and category growth. To achieve these goals, consumer products companies must present comprehensive promotional programs that are tightly integrated with consumer marketing campaigns and tailored to the specific needs of the retailer and its customers or target consumers. They must also forecast accurately, provide marketing support, and ensure Read More

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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


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Case Study: Lifetime Products


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