AB World Foods has a highly complex supply chain, driven in part by the nature of its globally sourced and distributed products as well as by the demands of growth and acquisition. With Infor SCM Demand Planning, the company cut costs while also improving service levels.
Find out why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management and why these best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.
The enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been at the cornerstone of enterprise data strategies for over 20 years. EDW systems have traditionally been built on relatively costly hardware infrastructures. But ever-growing data volume and increasingly complex processing have raised the cost of EDW software and hardware licenses while impacting the performance needed for analytic insights. Organizations can now use EDW offloading and optimization techniques to reduce costs of storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data.
Getting data governance right is critical to your business success. That means ensuring your data is clean, of excellent quality, and of verifiable lineage. Such governance principles can be applied in Hadoop-like environments. Hadoop is designed to store, process and analyze large volumes of data at significantly lower cost than a data warehouse. But to get the return on investment, you must infuse data governance processes as part of offloading.
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime.
Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.
Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
Help Desk software as a service is attractive to many IT departments. It offers the same benefits of traditional IT help desk solutions, in addition to reducing capital expenses, accelerating implementation, and providing easier upgrades. This paper explores considerations for implementing IT service management in-house or as a service.
A software audit can be either an internal process, executed by an in-house team or consultants, or it can be done externally, by the vendor. If done internally, the results are used by the organization to check what software is installed across the network, how the software is being used and how this usage compares with the entitlements owned by the organization. If you haven’t already been audited—get ready; it’s not a case of if, but when.
Want to enable employees to communicate and collaborate socially on a secure internal network? Gain control of BYOD? Eliminate your aging PBX and replace it with a modern, software-only cloud solution?
This exclusive research study from internationally renowned Wainhouse has identified the top barriers for UC projects: high costs and slow implementation, leading to high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). But there are ways to easily overcome both these barriers and ensure UC success. Download the paper today and learn more about how to use UC to drive business business results for your organization.
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Companies spend millions of dollars every year on building data warehouses, buying business intelligence (BI) software tools and managing their analytic processes in the hope of gaining consumer insight and winning market share. Yet, many companies fail to realize the full benefits of their technology investments because they are hamstrung by the layers of expertise and the complexity of technology tools needed to integrate various data warehouses and associated tools within their existing analytic environments. Since analysis is only as good as the accessibility, timeliness and accuracy of the information being analyzed, the interoperability of any data warehouse with any analytic environment is essential to achieving insightful, actionable analysis and making better decisions.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
As the business case for Software-as-a-Service (Saas) and other cloud computing models solidifies, more companies are incorporating cloud computing into their IT programs. However, the legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements of data security must be adhered to regardless of where the information is housed. The best SaaS providers offer strong authentication systems, user activity auditing tools, and real time usage reporting to maintain the highest level of control over sensitive and confidential data.
In this 11-page white paper, Intralinks provides tips and questions to ask prospective providers about their security standards and practices, software reliability and uptime, and the availability of reporting and audit trails.
Rapid changes in technology and software, and the nearly universal shift to electronically stored information (ESI), has made eDiscovery more complex and expensive. In a movement to simplify and standardize their procedures—and dissolve some of the extra tensions surrounding litigation—many organizations are bringing phases of the eDiscovery process in house, in particular legal hold.
Among other benefits, Code42 eDiscovery simplifies legal hold management. Litigation preparation can be a large task crossing over many departments, but will consistently feature two main players: Legal and IT. This document focuses on those two groups, and aims to enable one to see the eDiscovery world through the point of view of one group—or the other. Read more to find out the details.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's financial industry. Most organizations realize that the key to success lies in how well they manage data—and the banking industry is no exception. From customer statistics to strategic plans to employee communications, financial institutions are constantly juggling endless types of information.
Learn how IBM’s change data capture technology can be used in conjunction with IBM’s performance management solutions from Cognos to provide access to the trusted information that systems and employees need to make informed decisions at the speed of business.
Published By: Oco, Inc.
Published Date: Nov 12, 2008
Many companies have business intelligence (BI) tools and infrastructure that serve their business’ needs; however, certain functional departments, business units, or key business initiatives often don’t yet have the BI tools that they need in place. There is a new approach to BI to address those pressing business needs that leverages the existing BI infrastructure and can deliver value to the business in weeks rather than months and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional BI solution. Learn how Complementary BI leverages Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BI solutions to address targeted business needs in a way that complements in-house BI systems, leading to a win-win situation for business users and IT analytical tools to business users.
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