Archive for Infor

Infor Embraces the Network

… why did Infor pay so much for GT Nexus? In his keynote, CEO Charles Phillips made the point that “no one wants to be on a network until everyone is.” But the GT Nexus network has traction with $100 billion in spend managed on the platform. “80 percent of the data needed to run a global supply chain,” Mr. Phillips claimed, resides with partners.”

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This Week in Logistics News (July 22-26, 2013)

No time to waste this Friday, so let’s go straight to the news… Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2013 Revenue and Earnings Ryder Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results Oracle Brings Extreme Supply Chain Performance to Customers with New In-Memory Application Infor Simplifies Supply Chain Demand Planning New Vehicle Routing Activity Tool and Enhanced iPhone Functionality, Highlight Latest Version of Roadnet Transportation Suite Nulogy and Axios partner to enhance supply-chain traceability ATA Truck Tonnage Index […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 17-21, 2013)

Summer is finally here, so let’s go right to the news…and then maybe the pool. C.H. Robinson Continues European Expansion with Istanbul Office MercuryGate International Inc. Announces Expanded European Presence Through Partnership JDA Software Announces Integrated Product Roadmap FedEx Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings Oracle Doubles Dividend; Cloud SaaS Revenues Up 50%, Engineered Systems Up 45% Infor Reports Q4 Double-Digit Growth Natural Gas Seen as Major New Transport Fuel (Wall Street Journal) EU, U.S. leaders […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20-24, 2013)

I’m still recovering from my red-eye flight back from Las Vegas earlier this week. Sleep deprivation was a small price to pay to get home in time for my son’s “moon-bounce-in-my-backyard” birthday party. Take a huge plastic structure, fill it with air, and toss a group of 8-year olds in it — a recipe for hours of ear-piercing fun and laughter. Luckily, no tears were shed, and no bones were broken. I’m now wondering if […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2013)

With no time to waste this morning, let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention this week. Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2013 Earnings E-Commerce Lifts UPS 1Q Earnings Critical Aspects of Transportation Planning, Execution and Modeling Enhanced in JDA’s Latest Software Release SAP Simplifies Mobile Access to Analytics for Enterprise Workers New FedEx Delivery Manager Allows for Customized Delivery Solutions UPS to Acquire Hungarian Healthcare Logistics Company CEMELOG UPS Ramps Up […]

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Will Supply Chain Software Vendors Start Competing on Design?

One of the things supply chain software users like to complain about the most is the user interface (UI). This was true 15 years ago when I started as an industry analyst, and it’s true today. Simply put, many user interfaces… are crammed with too many features and too much information that users don’t need or want to accomplish their tasks; have non-intuitive workflows that don’t align with the way users are accustomed to working […]

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Leading Supply Chain Software Vendors Differentiate Their Offerings with Analytics

Earlier this month I attended the SAPinsider meeting in Las Vegas. SAP was actively promoting its HANA solutions, which uses in-process memory primarily for providing real-time analytics. HANA is particularly well suited to analyzing extremely large amounts of data very quickly. SAP says that HANA can analyze data hundreds of times faster than traditional approaches to business intelligence. The keynote address was given by Steve Lucus, the EVP and General Manager for SAP Database and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 21-25, 2013)

It’s been a brutally cold week, so grab a blanket and something hot to drink, and let’s go straight to this week’s news. Infor SCE 10.2 Adds Mobility, Innovation to Logistics Management HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solutions Adds New Transaction History and Reporting Features Union Pacific Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in December Wal-Mart Toughens Supplier Policies (Wall Street Journal) Apple steps up labor audits, finds underage workers […]

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2013

Predicting the future has never been easy. Back in 1943, Tom Watson, the president of IBM at the time, said “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” And in 1995, Robert Metcalfe, the founder of 3Com and the co-inventor of Ethernet, made this astonishing prediction: “Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the Internet’s continuing exponential growth. But I predict the Internet will soon go […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2012)

My wife is going away for a long weekend with her mom and sister. But I should be fine. She left me three detailed pages of where I need to be and what I need to do, hour by hour, for the next three days. So, with no time to waste, here’s this week’s news: Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2012 Performance C.H. Robinson Announces Sale of T-Chek Systems to EFS for $302.5 Million […]

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