Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

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Going usage-based with Hybris

SAP Hybris is talking up the move to a subscription and usage-based economy. But how fast is that actually happening?

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The bell rings to start another round: Fred Studer signs on with FinancialForce

Will the fourth time be the charm for this well-known software marketer?

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Understanding Microsoft’s cloud application platform

Microsoft’s ambition for its new Dynamics 365 cloud CRM and ERP service is broader than just creating a subscription service from its on-premises business tools.

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Feds to share supply chain threat reports with industry

The U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center will soon provide classified supply chain threat reports to critical U.S. telecommunications, energy and financial businesses.

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Self-driving warehouse robots give Giant Eagle a lift

Retailer uses Seegrid vision-guided, autonomous vehicles to increase productivity at distribution centers.

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Oracle does what we all expected and snaps up NetSuite

News that Oracle is finally acquiring NetSuite outright has the punditry chattering, but what of the competition?

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How to select ERP for the services industries

ERP for manufacturers, an ERP suite for service industries needs to be focused on managing projects not products, according to a report from Technology Evaluation Centers. Download this free buyer’s guide to get in-depth analysis of...

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ERP software gets modern data, mobile and social user interface

The user interface is one area where ERP software vendors are differentiating themselves, according to a Technology Evaluation Centers analyst. Buyers of ERP software should be looking for user interfaces that include data dashboards,...

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Salesforce causes partner pain with SteelBrick acquisition

When Salesforce announced its $300 million acquisition of SteelBrick at the end of last year, one could almost hear the groans from those vendors who are both SteelBrick competitors and a part of the broader Salesforce ecosystem.

Because parts is parts, right?

Flashback to the late 1990s, when this big aerospace/defense contractor acquires a competitor. But as soon as they're both on the same manufacturing system, the Bill of Materials application goes off the rails.

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Looking for your most valuable data? Follow the money

The value chain for data can be generalized into the degrees of separation between money and the data. The closer to the money that the data is, the higher its potential value.

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Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

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SAP Hana users warned of security vulnerability

A security researcher is warning of a potentially serious vulnerability in the in-memory platform SAP Hana.

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

Information silos are the scourge whose downfall has been foretold ever since the rise of enterprise resource planning platforms in the 1990s, but today, their demise remains far from assured.

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