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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Five: Collaxa Acquisition
With the acquisition of Collaxa, Oracle has quickly plugged a hole in its SOA/BPM message by providing new workflow capabilities and monitoring tools to report

u part 1  Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Five: Collaxa Acquisition Collaxa Though Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) has taken a rather understated position towards service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM), its acquisition of Collaxa highlights that Oracle is factoring them into in its product strategy. Through Collaxa, Oracle will be able to provide new reporting features that will monitor the progress of business processes. It can now offer workflow capabilities,

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In a nutshell, J.D. Edwards seems poised to deliver applications within its traditional verticals that are wide-ranging, integrated, and modular (loosely decoupled) at the same time, which is apparently a clearer message and a better business model for the company. With a new management team the company seems to have found its soul, as it has finally pinpointed the right offering for its target market (both geography, customer size, and vertical segments wise), and it also seems to be exuding an air of confidence without arrogance, which had rarely, if ever, been seen in the past.

u part 1  iSeries platform, which is used by a larger part of its installed base. Competitive Analysis Although J.D Edwards remains at the No. 4 in the global enterprise applications vendors' league (with a support for 21 languages, and several dozens localized country issues), and PeopleSoft is now at a safe distance at the No. 3, behind SAP and Oracle , J.D. Edwards' recent performance is more impressive than those of its bigger counterparts, given the company's traditional focus on midrange manufacturing and Read More

The Future of Secure Remote Password (SRP)


The Secure Remote Password (SRP) holds great promise as a way to strongly authenticate a user without the usual risks of dictionary attack(s) faced by other password-based authentication schemes. Yet the industry de-facto standard remains the password-based authentication scheme. This article explores the possibilities for SRP in today’s multi-channel world, specifically how it improves upon the inherent insecurity of password authentication and the obstacles to overcome to succeed.

u part 1  and randomly generated parameter, u to Client. Client computes common exponential value (S) from B, g, a, x and u. Server computes common exponential value (S) from A, v, u, and b. Both sides hash the exponential value S to create a session key K. Client computes M[1] a hash based on K, A, and B. Client sends M[1] to server as proof that it has the correct session key. Server computes M[1] and verifies that it matches the version sent by the Client. Server computes M[2] a hash based on A, M[1] and K Read More

They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)


The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia @ Montenegro) for personal reasons. Those several days spent in my homeland in late October/early November (whereby I missed my beloved Boston Red Sox’ winning the MLB World Series ’07 Championship, darn it!) I at least used this time to also learn about the enterprise

u part 1  and Aerodrom Nikola Tesla u Beogradu or the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport . Oracle has some additional presence, because one investment fund ( Salford ) has bought a majority of dairies and some food and mineral water plants in Serbia (thereby establishing the Danube Food Group in Serbia). The corporation has been trying for years to implement JD Edwards (first acquired by PeopleSoft, and now part of Oracle) as its ERP standard. There are also a few notable companies with instances of Baan due to its Read More

Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 2: Comparison, Challenges, & Recommendations


The battle for the dominance in Web services has so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon). While interoperability seems to currently be the motivation for bigger players to suspend hostilities and focus on standards adoption, the desire for domination will tempt them to weave dependencies on their products into their strategies.

u part 1  may arise from the u While Web services may make integration easier through some imposed interoperability, they will not eliminate the need for application integration via adapters, connectors or so. They are not any kind of panacea. While they may provide new business opportunities and create some dynamism and efficiency , they are not going to transform businesses on their own, given that they are only a piece of new technology. Likewise with a public and private marketplaces comparison, Web Services Read More

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Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ("blue collar trenches") and the enterprise ("white collar ivory tower"). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that

u part 1  MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ( blue collar trenches ) and the enterprise ( white collar ivory tower ). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that would help manufacturers close the gap between the shop Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction


With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to "justify the expenditure" or "demonstrate the ROI" on their particular hardware, software or service offering. In some cases, this may be possible.

u part 1  It's necessary for many undertakings. But infrastructure is not sufficient. You can quantify the investment in infrastructure. However, it is almost impossible to characterize, let alone quantify, many of the benefits. Asking about the ROI on technology infrastructure is like asking about how many guests the foundation, wiring and plumbing of a hotel will accommodate. None—but just try putting in the guest rooms without that infrastructure. This concludes Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will Read More

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Those that follow manufacturing-oriented enterprise applications have likely noticed for some time an uptick of conversations about the need to better integrate high-speed manufacturing operations (the real-time world of the plant) with the planning and engineering departments (the transactional and design world of enterprise systems). The nirvana (or utopia) hoped for thus far has been to provide

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u part 1  firms in Canada, the United Kingdom (UK), Australia and New Zealand as potential customers. The vendor is also targeting the construction industry in the Middle East. To that end, Deltek's international sales and consulting staff have recently expanded in part with a completed integration of Welcom International into Deltek in 2006. The company also established 24x5 support in the UK in 2007, while 24x7 support is now available for all customers. The UK staff has more than tripled since 2006 with Read More

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u part 1  other media. IVR is usually part of a larger application that includes database access. Integrated CRM - Integrated Customer Relationship Management systems are systems that have pre-integrated, or pre-linked, the various components of a typical CRM system, including Sales, Marketing, Service, E-CRM, and Field Force Automation. Most major CRM vendors consider their software to be Integrated CRM systems. This concludes Part 1 of the series. Part 2 covers the Lexicon of CRM from J to Q. Part 3 covers the Read More