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2010 Supply Chain Priorities:
New Models for Improving Supply Chain Processes and Performance
Report
Findings from ChainLink's 2010 Supply Chain Priorities Survey

The "Great Recession" of 2008-2009 has imposed some of the most severe economic conditions
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by By Bill McBeath


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2011 Ariba LIVE Article
Ariba LIVE 2011 in Nashville was well attended, with over 1600 attendees. Here are some highlights from the show.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Four - Multi-Tier Procurement Article
Ford buys steel for its entire supply base. In the process, it has been able to rationalize the materials specifications for all of that steel resulting in consolidated spend, more efficient use of in... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Three - Multi-Tier Procurement Article
Throughout much of its history, Ford was a vertically integrated company, owning its own supply chain assets all the way back to raw materials facilities such as steel mills and rubber plantations. An... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

A Current View of the SaaS/Cloud Market in Supply Chain Article
As we end 2012, cloud in the supply-chain market is skyrocketing in growth . . .... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Ariba as Innovation Engine--Observations from Ariba Live Article
These are dynamic times for Ariba, as SAP figures out its Business Network strategy. Ariba Live provided a chance to see the key role Ariba plays in driving innovation forward for SAP.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

as-a-Service Framework Article
Recently Barry Briggs, the CTO for Microsoft IT, spoke at MIT about Cloud Computing in general and Microsoft's foray into Cloud with its Azure service offering. Here we discuss the broader framework f... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

B2B Integration Priorities for 2012:
EDI, MFT and into the Clouds -- Webinar Recording
Webinar
Ann Grackin presented a webinar on EDI/Middleware and File Transfer at MSDynamicsWorld.com.... (more information)
by Speaker: Ann Grackin


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BizSlate Targets Apparel and Retail Market Article
Young ERP may have the edge . . .... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Black Eyed Peas in the Cloud - Chatter Free Article
Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am, and other experiences from Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Built for Change
Competitiveness for Today's Manufacturers Means Agility
Report
With huge structural challenges confronting us, agility becomes a prime characteristic of the enterprise to acquire. But agility, change, etc. are terms that are ephemeral - hard to nail down. And mos... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Channel Management - Architected for Success:
Part Three
Article
Product design, marketing, supply chain, fulfillment and aftermarket service can all be part of the Channel Management relationship. Companies spend time in process management, but with the channels, ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Closing the Gap in Adoption Article
Users buy a lot of Transportation Management technology, but do they use it?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Cloud Economics Part 2 - The End of the Entourage Article
Marketing and Selling On-Demand vs. License: An uncomfortable truth.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Cloud Economics Part One - Cost Drivers Article
Cloud cost drivers provide insights on how Total Cost of Ownership for users will change.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Cloud Economics Part Three - The Cloud of Clouds Article
Connected Communities cross industries.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Cloud Grows Each Year Article
Comparison from year to year shows user acceptance. Here's why . . .... (more information)

Cloud Manufacturing Heats Up! Article
Last but not least, Manufacturing becomes big business in the cloud.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Cloud Strategies Coming from the Supply Chain Market Article
Now that the end-user market seems to be accepting the cloud option, the major players are stepping up their game. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Collaboration Frameworks 2011 - On Creating a Global Workspace: Part One Article
Social Networks, Teleconferencing, and anywhere that technology opens new challenges in Collaberation. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaboration Technologies: Part One - Convergence
Collaboration at the Cross Roads
Report
(This Three Part series is now combined into a Full Report available HERE.)

Lately,
... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Collaboration vs. Transactions Article
Lessons from eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn and other Social Networks - What traditional business management can learn from Social Networks. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Concur-SAP Symbiosis Article
How Concur is both changing SAP and leveraging SAP's strengths. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Connected Care Part One - Second Decade Model in Healthcare Article
Creating the vision for a transformed healthcare environment through second decade (cloud and wireless applications) technologies is what draws this group of partners to Fargo each year. Here are some... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

DASH7 Alliance Progress Report Article
Standards groups are known for glacial speed, but Dash7 moves with faster frequency. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Demand Management:
Technology for Retailers
Report
A new demographic is shopping - across channels and across the globe - and they're getting their information from a myriad of sources: from the old familiar flyer inserts in the Sunday papers to mobil... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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DEMAND MANAGEMENT:
Technology for MANUFACTURERS
Report
Cynicism still rules for manufacturers and their forecasting attitudes - at their peril. Statements about forecasting practices such as, "The forecast is always wrong," or "We just use last month's fo... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Disruptive Technologies Fueled by a Disruptive and Risky World Article
Last week, TAKE Solutions afforded their customers and invited guests an opportunity to spend two days thinking about the future, where they discovered that disruptive events can create interest in di... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Does Cloud Equal On Demand? Article
Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.

Cloud, SaaS, O
... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

EDI and MFT Solution Providers Positioned Article
Solution providers are all over the map.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Enterprise Social Networking: The Final Brick in the Supply Chain Platform Foundation
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 3
Article
Social networking in the enterprise is on the rise in surprising and obvious places.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Epicor Insights 2016 Article
At the annual user conference of Epicor Software, aptly called Insights, we saw their strategy for bringing along their customers as they continue to modernize their rich portfolio of mid-market enter... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ERP Communities Thrive on the Cloud and Drive Development of Relevant and Better Solutions Article
The Integration, Contagion and Growth concept, which was part of Nolan's six stages of technology growth model, posited that we never roll-back from IT use; it perpetually grows and every seven years ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

ERP for the SMB - The Report Report
ERP websites that purport to give you a list of the 'top ten,' or only list ERP leave us cold. And they confuse the software buyer. And as ERP providers keep adding more and more software into their p... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Exploring QAD Article
QAD Explore 2013 Customer Conference.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Extending the Reach of the DC Article
Integrating logistics, all the way from the source plant through the DC onto the store shelf, reduces errors, exceptions and transit times.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

From Offer to Order. Again. Article
Cloud Computing continues to generate new and innovative business opportunities, especially when combined with Marketing Automation, for the CEO, CFO, and Supply Chain, not just the Marketing Departme... (more information)
by By Barbara Angius Saxby, Accelent Consulting

GT Nexus User Conference -- Bridges 2014 Article
Having attended my first Bridges in 2004 in San Francisco and seeing it again ten years later, it is impressive to see the growth. Ten years -- ten times the growth. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Happy New Year - Converged, Collaborative, Telepresent Communities in the Second Decade:
What's happening in 2011?
Article
Convergence - Unified Applications and Devices for the Second Decade.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Highlights from Ariba LIVE 2014 Article
Last week's Ariba LIVE conference clarified SAP's cloud strategy, highlighted the importance and future plans of Ariba's Business Network, and further cemented the central role of HANA as the foundati... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Highlights from Descartes Evolution 2013 Article
This year at Descartes' annual conference, they launched their new Descartes Community, highlighted myriad new solution capabilities, and showcased a number of interesting customers and use cases. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath and Ann Grackin

Highlights from SuiteWorld Article
From new Omni-Channel capabilities, to integrated Service Resource Planning, great customer stories, and more, there were a lot of sweets at SuiteWorld. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

How a New Generation Is Changing Enterprise Systems Article
The latest technology and updated UX/UI are needed to attract a new generation of supply chain professionals. But they are also benefitting everyday users.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Infor Alchemizing Legacy Solutions Article
Infor provides a great example of ongoing reinvention of a software firm: taking a collection of decades old applications, leveraging the deep and rich functionality developed and lessons learned over... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Inforum 2016--Diverse Innovation on Display Article
At Inforum, we got a good sense of the energy, innovation, and ability to evolve that is keeping Infor competitive.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Innovation in RFID Still on the Rise Article
RFID Live exhibitions go beyond hardware demonstration solutions. As the device market matures, the focus is on the business solutions, while electronics sets new records in performance.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel - Part 1 Article
Private vs. Public and Internal vs. External Clouds, security concerns and more from a panel discussion at MIT.

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by By Bill McBeath

Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel - Part 2 Article
Hybrid environments (cloud + on-premises) will be a reality for decades to come. Tools which manage environments that mix together legacy infrastructure (e.g. data centers, licensed applications) with... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

IQity Adds Manufacturing Prowess to NetSuite Article
Manufacturers with complex MES requirements have a pure-SaaS option in IQity combined with NetSuite.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

It's Fifty Three Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Revised CPG Retail Footprint - from Merchandising to Supply Chain - Part 1 of 3.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

It's Sixty Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Customer Engagement - Customer Segmentation Beyond the Numbers... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

JDA Focus 2012: Cloud Strategy, 3D, and Condoleezza Article
'Cloud' dominates JDA's latest strategy announced at Focus 2012. But it is more about selling their expertise than a different software delivery model. Here we discuss what their cloud strategy actual... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

JDA Focus: Thought Leadership in Practice Article
As usual, there was a plethora of thought leadership at Focus, JDA's annual conference. It seems they also realize thought leadership only counts if people actually implement it. They are increasingly... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Journey to Achieving the Supply Chain Vision: Introduction
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 1
Article
The web has become the dominant force in supply chain operation and technology. In this series we will discuss how it's evolving.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Keeping Track of the Trades - Data Harmonizing and Integration Companies' M&As Article
The acquisition trail in B2B leads to a more integrated footprint through mergers and acquisitions: EMANIO/DiCentral; Liaison and Hubspan; Cleo; 1Sync and SA2 make 1WorldSync. ... (more information)
by The ChainLink Team

Labor Management in the Cloud Article
Labor Management joins the Cloud with Next View's launch of On-Demand Subscription solution.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Managing Your Managed Service Provider Article
Lessons from American Eagle's devastating e-commerce site failure. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Manufacturing in the Cloud Article
What true cloud-based manufacturing systems are out there, what can they do, and what types of manufacturers are they good for?... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Marketing Automation - Part 1 - From Software to SaaS to MaaS Article
Marketing Automation solutions and services are already in a new generation. Solution providers have specialized and deepened their offerings, taking marketing from an art to a science, with quantifia... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Marketing Automation - Part 2
What It Is and What It Should Be
Article
What is Marketing Automation, and who will smash the traditional market concepts of marketing and sales solutions?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

MercuryGate - Not Just Mojo, but Groove! Article
Observations from the MercuryGate User Conference.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

MFT, EDI and other B2B Alphabet Soups Article
The history and future of EDI and MFT.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Microsoft's Take on Data in the Cloud Article
There is LOTS of data in the cloud. Here are some thoughts on how Microsoft is responding.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Moving Off and Moving Up Article
How ERP enables end-users to move off of the old software and move up to new platforms.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Moving Off and Moving Up: Part 2 Article
In Part 1 we provided an overview and some history of how the ERP market got to where it is today.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Networked Platforms--Solutions for Multi-Party Inter-Enterprise Processes Article
A fundamentally different architecture and a network of pre-connected partners are needed to suitably address processes that are inherently multi-party and inter-enterprise. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

News from SuiteWorld 2011: Part Two Article
Hear how wholesale distributors are using NetSuite to grow their businesses.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Omni-Channel Inventory: Getting the Big Picture Article
Retailers want to provide a great omni-channel experience. This requires a foundation of precise, real-time inventory visibility all the way from the supplier to the end consumer and everywhere in bet... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

On Demand Hits Its Stride Article
Last year, we predicted a migration path for the types of On-Demand applications that would be attractive to adopt. Some, obviously, have already happened--CRM, Supply Management, and Transportation ... (more information)
by John Boyne

On Demand Now
How On Demand is Radically Changing the Enterprise Software Industry
Report
There is an end-user revolution going on. Enterprise Software customers are fed up with over-promising and under-delivering by vendors -- key functionality that was in the sales deck or demo but never... (more information)
by Neil Singhal & Bill McBeath


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Perspectives on the Cloud Collection
"The Cloud" - everyone is talking about it, and as more and more vendors pile on using the term, it seems to have . . . ... (more information)

Plex Flexes Manufacturing Muscle Article
Updates from PowerPlex 2013.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Providing Ubiquitous Gigabit Networks in the United States Whitepaper
A new generation of broadband, or "gigabit networks," can mean significant benefits to the United States, but our nation must act promptly to ensure that such an infrastructure is ubiquitous and avail... (more information)
by IEEE-USA CCIP


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Really Smart Clouds at MIT Article
How three intelligent cloud platforms extract value from sensors and RFID.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID Market Still Shows Promise Article
Highlights of RFID Live: Part Two.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Risk Management Technology for the Supply Chain
Mini Report
Report
Cyber Security, Compliance, Privacy, Supply Chain, Import Security, Anti-Counterfeiting, Critical Infrastructures and scary threats like fraud and piracy, ID theft, fraudulent checks, skimmers, phishi... (more information)
by By Grackin, West, and the ChainLink Team


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SaaS ERP for the Smallest Manufacturers Article
The universe of SaaS/Cloud offerings just got bigger. Today's announcement of Epicor Express means a full-featured SaaS solution is available to small manufacturers who have had almost no SaaS options... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SaaS Pricing: Part Two - Insanity or Good Deal for Users Article
In this second part we discuss the current pricing in the SaaS market. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

SaaS vs. Licensed Software
How to Choose What's Right for Your Needs
Article
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Application Service Providers (ASP), and traditional licensed models are all available today. Selecting the right software application involves evaluating not only the f... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SAP Rides the Cloud and Small Business Trend Article
SAP announced today the availability of Business One as an on-demand service. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

SAP's New SMB Business Unit Article
SAP's just-announced new business unit is aspiring to deliver simplicity, choice, and rapid ROI to small and mid-sized companies. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SAP's Transformation: A Work-in-Progress - Part One Article
SAP has had a reputation (especially as painted by their competitors) of being monolithic, painful to implement, difficult to use, hard to upgrade, and just not all that innovative. While some of that... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Some Software/Solution Companies Are Thriving in the Recovery Article
Non-payroll jobs continue to rise (albeit slowly), manufacturing is up, auto sales are way up, and several software firms are predicting a return to reasonable growth for 2010. Many of our clients hav... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SuiteWorld 2012 Article
At this year's SuiteWorld, NetSuite announced key architectural changes, their version of an omni-channel strategy, many new capabilities by vertical industry, and a new IDE for their SuiteCloud platf... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SuiteWorld 2013: NetSuite's Commitment to Manufacturing Article
One of the main themes at SuiteWorld 2013 was NetSuite's commitment to building out its capabilities for manufacturers beyond what they have already done. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SuiteWorld Customer Stories - Growing Small and Medium Manufacturing and Retail Businesses: Part One Article
NetSuite's success can be traced in no small part to the customizability of their solution. Here are some short customer stories, mostly in Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, highlighting their... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SuiteWorld Customer Stories - Growing Small and Medium Manufacturing and Retail Businesses: Part Two Article
How some hot new innovative manufacturers and retailers are making NetSuite's cloud ERP and ecommerce work for them. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supplier Collaboration 2.0: Digital, Agile, Networked Article
Modern networked technology platforms are quietly revolutionizing the way businesses work with their suppliers. By allowing companies to rapidly find, assess, validate and integrate with suppliers, th... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supply Chain Networks--a Shift in Power in the Relationships Article
Supply Chain Network: technology provider or business partner?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Renaissance Article
Supply Chain inter-enterprise platforms support end-to-end transactions and collaboration.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Taking Stock of Rootstock Article
Salesforce is no longer about sales, in case you didn't notice . . .... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Mobile Supply Chain Market: Preparing for Takeoff Article
The merger of Airclic and AirVersent, two leaders in vertical industry/process-specific mobile supply chain applications, is a sign of the maturing of mobile platforms and the beginning of a strong gr... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

The Right Integration Solution for the Job Article
There are many ways to integrate enterprise applications. Which is the best for your company?... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Rise of the Agile Networked Platform Article
New networked technology platforms are co-evolving with new networked business models, together enabling companies to rapidly find, assess, and integrate with trading partners in order to swiftly crea... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Single-Platform Option in Transportation Systems Article
TMS solutions can be created through assembling modules or a single platform. What is a TMS single platform? ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Value of Supply Chain Solutions Article
The supply chain market continues to grow, but is changing in the types of technology that users are interested in and the value they require...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

UNIT4 - Can ERP Have a Contribution to Collaboration? Article
UNIT4 has a great growth story to tell for their customers. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Who Will Smash the Market? Article
Google, Salesforce.com, MaaS Platforms, Marketing Automation, Relationship Management domain leaders... Who's got the edge in Marketing and Relationship Apps? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Wholesale Distributors
Meeting 21st Century Challenges
Report
Wholesale Distributors represent approximately $4 trillion in trade, just in the US, alone! They are a powerful segment of every economy. The speed of business and increased competition powered by the... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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WMS Technology Part Two: SaaS in the Warehouse Article
Well, actually, it's not in the Warehouse. SaaS WMS Solutions show Market Momentum.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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