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Should companies use the built-in planning capabilities of an ERP system, or select from best-of-breed demand planning tools? An expert debunks some myths about the pros and cons of each, and outlines best practices for choosing the right approach.
The demand management market can be difficult to navigate because of the over-abundance of terms for technology and processes. What do companies really need to know about the various categories of demand management?
Equipment providers and distributors are shifting their focus to improving field service. What are some best practices and technologies that can boost customer engagement and increase sales?
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With the release of SPS 09, SAP HANA is cementing itself as the in-memory benchmark for other database vendors to compare themselves against.
SAP QM's Active Ingredient Management ensures that a company pays vendors only for the active or potent content of a material, and in turn gets paid for the active content that it delivers to its own customers.
Leon Panetta is joining Oracle's board of directors, the OAUG user group has a new leader, and the Supreme Court is seeking a White House opinion in the Oracle vs. Google case.
Oracle beat its quarterly financial targets for the first time in four quarters, thanks largely to a rise in cloud revenue. It's a sign that the company's investments in cloud technologies may be starting to pay off.
At Oracle CloudWorld in Boston, Oracle exec Shawn Price and consultant R "Ray" Wang discussed cloud computing trends that the vendor is looking to capitalize on as user adoption grows.
TechTarget's 2015 IT Priorities Survey shows that while businesses are still investing in basic BI and data warehousing capabilities, big data initiatives are becoming almost as prevalent.
Strong data governance is needed to maximize the value of business intelligence efforts -- and that starts with a common set of data definitions, consultant Wayne Eckerson says.
President Barack Obama has introduced proposals for data security, but not everyone thinks they will address key questions for businesses.
Companies are finding that website personalization through tailored, contextual content is critical in expanding reach and creating new audiences.
DAM systems have historically managed images and video in a discrete way. But they haven't kept pace with changing digital experiences and new tasks.
In going paperless and digitizing processes, companies aren't striving to be eco-friendly. They’re trying to improve the way they work.
New technologies may point the way to improved data collection, but organizations need to shore up data management and security practices first.
An update to Oracle's GoldenGate replicator is on tap. And, Xplenty and Segment connect on Hadoop processing in the cloud.
Expert contributor Craig S. Mullins describes the types of database management system products on the market and outlines their strengths and weaknesses.
If your CRM system isn't designed for ease of data entry, it can undermine data analysis and decision making. Here's how to promote cleaner data.
Location-based technologies like personalization are yielding valuable consumer data, but companies need to be careful stewards of the information.
Getting a holistic view of customers takes more than technology; companies need to eliminate data silos and gain insight about customer experience.