By Louis Columbus on August 20, 2018
Capitalizing on new digital business models and the growth opportunities they provide are forcing companies to re-evaluate ERP’s role. Made inflexible by years of customization, legacy ERP systems aren’t delivering what digital business models need today to scale and grow. Legacy ERP systems were purpose-built to excel at production consistency first at the expense of […]
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By Louis Columbus on March 30, 2018
Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Reducing supply chain forecasting errors by 50% and lost sales by 65% with better product availability is achievable with machine learning. Automating quality testing using machine learning is increasing defect detection rates up to 90%. Bottom […]
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By Louis Columbus on July 5, 2017
Cloud ERP is the fastest growing sector of the global ERP market with services-based businesses driving the majority of new revenue growth. Legacy Services ERP providers excel at meeting professional & consulting services information needs yet often lack the flexibility and speed to support entirely new services business models. Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) is quickly emerging as a must-have […]
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on May 23, 2016
I wrote in January I expect this to be the year of the vertical for cloud applications. There are too many horizonatal cloud apps in accounting, hr and crm, not enough in industry specific functionality. Every event I have gone to since, I have viewed from that lens. SuiteWorld last week was no different. CEO […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on February 22, 2016
I have analyzed Oracle for over two decades – at PwC, at Gartner, and now at Deal Architect. I have written before Oracle does not get enough respect – I would say it has to work twice as hard as other vendors to score points with market watchers. There are plenty of analysts who are […]
By Denis Pombriant on June 15, 2015
Franken-cloud is a manifestation of two things—new cloud technology and old style picking a vendor and figuring out integration later. Thinking about integration first, especially with the plethora of platform solutions available today, will ease the problem and make your business more agile.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 20, 2015
During a plant tour on Wednesday, I was asked if most vendors organized such visits for analysts. I had to confess I have been to data centers, call centers, R&D labs but not to many factory visits. Most ERP vendors have avoided the shop floor like the plague, and certainly would not highlight it on […]
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By Denis Pombriant on February 25, 2015
I don’t know how many old movies there are in which the good guys say, “You’re surrounded, come out with your hands up!” Somehow being surrounded is a bad thing, or at least it was until it became a hot trend in the back office. Let me explain. Surrounding legacy systems like conventional ERP is […]
By Brian Sommer on October 7, 2014
Recent conferences by Infor and Oracle demonstrate that the on-premises vs cloud debate is over. Brian Sommer looks at what happened with Oracle this last year to get to this point.
By Brian Sommer on September 24, 2014
Infor’s suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?