There is nothing earth-shattering in this announcement— just common-sense enhancements according to user requirements. Still, there is at least some psychological importance in Aptean showing initiative and taking the first concrete product roadmap steps post CDC Software–Consona Corporation merger. Read the rest of this entry »
Infor today announced that DeltaValve has implemented Infor PLM Discrete, adding to DeltaValve’s existing deployment of Infor SyteLine ERP system.
In the discrete product lifecycle management space (PLM) space, Infor is not necessarily a best-of-breed stand-alone solution. In fact, it’s quite late to the pure-play PLM party (as opposed to the differentiating capabilities it offers in the process PLM space with Optiva PLM). Read the rest of this entry »
Efore, a Finland-based company that develops and manufactures customized power products for electronics, has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for its operations in Finland and China. Efore provides power products for telecom, industrial electronics, and electric vehicles. “The most important criteria for us were that the system is easy to use, and that it includes broad functionality covering all the processes that our business requires,” said Antti Turunen, ERP project manager for Efore. It’s also no surprise that Epicor was able to win over this customer with operations in Finland and China, because multi-site and multi-language capabilities have always been one of Epicor’s priorities.
Compare Epicor ERP with other solutions for discrete manufacturing.
Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications aim to support the decision-making process of a company. By analyzing large amounts of data, most BI applications provide the means for making business-oriented decisions. This includes studying the data from the perspective of improving the business and generating more business. Read the rest of this entry »
Arena PLM is moving further into the area the company is good at, and leveling the playing field for smaller hi-tech/electronics firms to be able to play with big boys. Read the rest of this entry »
While the tagline didn’t really tickle my fancy, it’s evidence that Dassault Systèmes’ novel go-to-market approach is apparently by industry. Within each industry, there are multiple “experiences”—software packages that address specific business needs, if you will. Read the rest of this entry »
During its Openworld event, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Solaris 11.1 to deliver enhancements in features and performance.
Some of the outstanding enhancements of this new Solaris version are its capabilities for building large-scale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) clouds for both SPARC and x86 processor-based servers, as well as extreme availability for mission critical applications. Read the rest of this entry »
In addition to the KANA Express announcement, another major announcement was made at the recently held KANA Connections 2012 conference. This time the customer is from the public sector, for which KANA offers the Lagan suite of products, including Lagan Express, based on Trinicom’s technology for midsize organizations. The city of Winnipeg (Canada) has selected the brand new Lagan Mobile application for citizens, offering residents the ability to access information and request city services from their mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »
Salesforce Chatter, Jive Software, Saba People Cloud, Microsoft Yammer, etc. are getting some company. TIBCO’s tibbr is only 18 months old but already used by a million people in 104 countries, 56 percent of them on smartphones. Users can mark their affinities (likes), post updates, and handle files in TIBCO’s social offering. With tibbr, users can follow anything and support everything, while corporate IT departments control issues such as security, entitlements, scale, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
At Oracle OpenWorld, Larry Ellison introduced Oracle Social Relationship Management (SRM) Suite. The product incorporates multiple social platforms to facilitate real-time interaction between companies and their clients. For existing Oracle customers the obvious advantage comes from the fact that Oracle SRM Suite integrates with other Oracle enterprise applications (i.e., Oracle Fusion Marketing, Oracle Fusion Sales Catalog, Oracle ATG Web Commerce, and Oracle ERP) as well as the Oracle Platform Services (i.e., Oracle Java Cloud Serve and Oracle Database Cloud Service). For marketers, this means an all-in-one package that integrates their social media presence with their Web pages.
In his keynote speech at this week’s Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison fired a shot across the bow of SAP’s HANA. The fourth generation of Oracle’s Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine was announced as part of the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution offerings. The marketing battle heated up when Mr. Ellison let slip that SAP has something a bit smaller. “I think her name is HANA.” Read the rest of this entry »
As follows from its name, Bearings International is a distributor of a wide range of imported bearings and power transmission equipment. The company is located in South Africa and has more than 50 branches and other subsidiaries. The company has been using a number of UNIX-based legacy software applications that have been modified several times but eventually have come to the end of their tether. Thus, a modern, flexible, and technologically advanced system was required to support the growing business and help to explore new opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »
If you still think open source software platforms can’t attract enterprise software solutions, well, think again. Infor is collaborating with Red Hat to deliver Infor’s ERP suite on both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions. Read the rest of this entry »