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Tuesday August 14, 2012 -- Published alternate Tuesdays twice monthly. Next issue Aug 28


Sorry, DropBox

By Ann Grackin                                Tuesday August 14, 2012

The recent hacking into Dropbox emphasizes the need for corporate-weight MFT solutions. [ Read: Sorry, DropBox]
Spend Analytics: Part 5 - Selecting a Spend Analytics Solution -- Architectural Considerations
By Bill McBeath                                                                                   Tuesday August 14, 2012

The architectural characteristics of spend analytics solutions can have a big impact on the types of analysis that can be done, the time and effort it takes to implement the system, ease-of-use, and other factors that significantly affect how much and how quickly the system delivers value to your organization. Here we consider some of those architectural attributes and their implications.
[ Read: Spend Analytics: Part 5 - Selecting a Solution--Architectural Considerations ]

Who Owns the ERP Market?
By Ann Grackin                                                                                   Tuesday August 14, 2012

With the recent acquisitions of Plex and CDC's merger with Consona to create the new Aptean, the question becomes, who is driving the ERP strategy of the future?
[ Read: Who Owns the ERP Market? ]

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Technology
UNIT4's Multiple Platform Offerings
Multi-tenant, hosting, on premise, plus the ability to share work processes among tenants make UNIT4 a unique player in the ERP market.
Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   UNIT4's Multiple Platform Offerings

SYSPRO: 14 Thousand ERP Customers and Still Growing
SYSPRO continues to defy their small company ERP profile with leading technology innovation.
Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   Syspro 14 Thousand ERP Customers and Still Growing
Supply Chain News
Purpose-driven Mobile Devices Solve Specific Challenges for Retailers
How Home Depot, Tesco, and others are using mobile technology from Motorola to address showrooming, line busting, re-engineer replenishment, enhance customer experience, and more.
Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   Purpose-driven Mobile Devices Solve Specific Challenges for Retailers

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