Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue June 7

JDA Stays Focused

By Ann Grackin                                         Tuesday, May 17, 2011

HighLights from the JDA mega conference.

[Read: JDA Stays Focused]

From Contact To Contract
By Sree Hameed                                                                                         Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why is it that when it comes to Operational Excellence, the supply side has made more progress than the demand-side? In other words, why isn't management equally fanatic and disciplined about reducing the Cost of Customer Acquisition as they have been about reducing the Cost of Goods Sold?
[Read: From Contact To Contract]

News from SuiteWorld 2011: Part One
By Bill McBeath                                                                                           Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Platform wars, implementation speed, Groupon as a customer, and other highlights from NetSuite's first ever annual user conference.
[Read: News from SuiteWorld 2011 Pt1]

Featured Insights above.  Headlines and Commentary follow below.
Collaboration at the Crossroads:
Collaboration Technology Convergence
Parts One, Two and Three now combined into The Full Report

In this report, we develop a description of the collaboration suite. Other research reports are more focused on the segments, and surely, that is important. But at ChainLink, we have always been more focused on the questions: What do I use this for? What problems does it solve? What is a complete solution?
Tuesday, May 17, 2011   -   Read: Collaboration at the Crossroads
Supply Chain News
2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part Two
Findings from our research on Supply Chain Risk.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011   -  2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results Pt2

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