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A demand signal repository can aggregate sales data to help business users make better short-term demand planning decisions. But is a DSR right for your needs?
Companies evaluating manufacturing ERP products have many options. Understand your needs to ensure a vendor can meet your specific requirements.
It could be a long time before home 3-D printing becomes mainstream for consumers.
SAP ProMan can be a one-stop tool for executing a project's procurement-related functions and providing better visibility into procurement processes.
Previously available only in the PLM/CRM modules, Audit Management is now part of SAP ERP as well, providing a one-stop tool that can help companies meet a variety of audit requirements.
SuccessFactors Presentations can merge static PowerPoint slides with dynamic, real-time information from the SuccessFactors talent management system. Here's how to use the Presentations application.
During the Google vs. Oracle court case, a lower court ruled to invalidate an Oracle patent. Now, a federal court has given Oracle the patent back.
Oracle releases Oracle Marketing Cloud products for colleges and data-as-a-service users, and a judge decides to keep the Oregon lawsuit in-state.
Oracle's third-quarter financial results look very similar to last year's, but with constant currency the picture is much brighter. And the Oracle cloud business was particularly strong, company execs said.
Many members of the general public, which includes business executives, don't really understand what analytics is all about. It's up to data scientists to educate them.
The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must -- and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.
Technologies that support real-time data streaming and analytics aren't for everyone, but they can aid organizations that need to quickly assess large volumes of incoming information.
IoT technology and mobile apps generate new concerns, including how to create interconnected digital experiences for users.
Responsive design can help a website display properly on a wide range of devices, but sometimes mobile apps are better suited to business needs.
SharePoint Online can reduce costs and ease management headaches, but not without a few functionality tradeoffs. Companies should be familiar with shortcomings before making the move into the cloud.
NoSQL represents the fastest-growing type of DBMS being adopted today. Is it right for you?
Cloud applications are no longer curious IT experiments -- now they're often on shortlists of deployment options.
New database updates address large-scale applications. Included are Couchbase Server 4.0 with multidimensional scaling support and VoltDB 5.0 with links to Hadoop data streaming tools.
You can use CRM systems to manage processes in business units other than sales.
While marketers increasingly rely on digital marketing methods, don't overlook direct mail. When used correctly, it can foster customer engagement.
Microsoft is trying to lead customers to the cloud with hybrid offerings, such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM. But will that succeed?