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Tuesday May 22, 2012 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue June 5


Is It Time to Move Beyond the ERP? Are Social, Mobile and Search the New Core of the Enterprise Solution?

By Ann Grackin                                     Tuesday May 22, 2012

Is this the end of ERP?
[ Read: Is It Time to Move Beyond the ERP? ]
JDA Focus 2012: Cloud Strategy, 3D, and Condoleezza
By Bill McBeath                                                                            Tuesday May 22, 2012

‘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 actually means, as well as JDA’s way cool 3D store planning product, their earnings restatement, and tidbits from the keynote address by Condoleezza Rice.
[ Read: JDA Focus 2012: Cloud Strategy, 3D, and Condoleezza ]
Momentum 2012 and McKesson’s Total-Cost-to-Serve Project
By Bill McBeath                                                                            Tuesday May 22, 2012

Highlights from Manhattan Associates’ annual conference, with a description, lessons learned to-date, and expected benefits from McKesson’s implementation of Manhattan’s Total-Cost-to-Serve product.
[ Read: Momentum 2012 and McKesson’s Total-Cost-to-Serve Project ]
Epicor's Epic Journey
By Ann Grackin                                                                            Tuesday May 22, 2012

Epicor Insights at Users' Conference. [ Read: Epicor's Epic Journey ]

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Technology
EDI and MFT Solution Providers Positioned
Solution providers are all over the map.
Tuesday May 22, 2012   -   EDI and MFT Solution Providers Positioned

Supply Chain News
Supplier Risk and Compliance Management in Practice: Part Two
We look at supplier risk standards, monitoring, and how to do supplier risk and compliance under tight budget constraints.
Tuesday May 22, 2012   -   Supplier Risk and Compliance Management in Practice: Part Two

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