Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.
Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.
The Obama administration is teaming up with a slew of tech giants in an effort to bring the...
As more companies get comfortable with cloud computing, the benefits of PLM delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application become more appealing.
Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced it has acquired the IBM Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS), a SaaS-based multimodal transportation management system.
As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction.
Eval-Source Management Consulting and enterprise software Analyst firm is excited to announce the release of their third version of the popular ERP Cloud and Saas Buyer’s Guide.
Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has reported on its fiscal year 2013 financial performance, which featured robust growth, including a 77 percent leap in new customer subscriptions year-over-year.
Automotive OEMs and parts manufacturers are fighting for survival in an increasingly more competitive global economy. As large companies spin off parts of the whole and smaller companies are acquired by more substantial players in the industry, they share one common goal — streamlined, efficient operations that maximize profitability.
This month, we had the chance to speak with Mark Prokosch, Vice President at Verify Brand. Verify, a Minneapolis-based software as a service (Saas) brand protection company, recently announced enhancements to its cloud-based platform to combat counterfeiting in automotive supply chains.
Industries far and wide are being transformed via subscription business models where products and services are delivered efficiently and extremely cost effectively 24/7/365, thanks to massive computing power served up by the cloud.
Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, has announced that ABB Group, a leader in power and automation technologies for utilities and industrial companies, has signed a new global contract covering Amber Road’s GTM solution.
Bentley Systems, Inc., the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced two commercial innovations that will extend the reach of Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio and expedite access for Bentley users through provisioning software “as a service.”
Knovel has unveiled a fully redesigned platform offering more precise search results, a simplified user interface, enhanced navigation capabilities and more – all in an effort to help engineers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
Despite its shortcomings, there is a lot to be said for the “power of the crowd” that is so fundamental to Twitter. What if we could take that same model and use it to proactively monitor our SaaS applications?
Today, SMBs are able to compete in a global market with more agility and more freedom, as cloud computing provides the necessary resources to respond to customer and industry demands from virtually anywhere, at any time, and from almost every type of mobile device.
Not long ago, manufacturers could achieve success and even dominance by simply producing a quality product at a fair price. But today, the world has changed dramatically. Globalization, digitization, Ecommerce and customer empowerment have forced manufacturers to rethink the ingredients for success in fast-moving global markets.
When it comes to the customer experience, ERP is like the Rodney Dangerfield of the business application world: It gets no respect. And yet, newly published research indicates ERP systems can be a powerful enabler of customer experience initiatives that are so essential to support customer retention and product differentiation.
To manage its growing operations in the 80s and 90s, Shape Corp. expanded its IT functionality by adding separate stand-alone systems, upgrading and linking them as needed. Over time, this approach became cumbersome and resource-intensive. When the company got to a point where upgrades and patches were required on several systems simultaneously, it replaced its separate systems with a single integrated system.
Insite Software, a provider of B2B eCommerce platforms and shipping solutions, congratulates customer Great Northern Corporation on its successful re-launch of CustomBoxesNow.com, the industry’s pioneering B2B eCommerce site for the custom corrugated packaging industry. Leveraging customer feedback, analytics and a flexible B2B eCommerce platform, CustomBoxesNow.com enhanced functionality continues to further company’s market dominance.
Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor's office or at a soccer game.
According to a new IFS-sponsored study, executives at middle market to large companies are less interested in implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software through subscription-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) than on-premise implementations or exploring a private cloud delivery system.
Like many other manufacturers that introduced some of the first Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems years ago, Marwood faced a dilemma. Its outdated DOS-based system needed another upgrade, and management had to decide whether it was worth the investment to throw more money at a system that was far less than state-of-the-art.
Detractors of ERP cloud computing have always pointed at ERP security as being questionable in that arrangement. Undoubtedly, it is comforting to know that all of your vital information is within your four walls. You can "keep your arms around it" so to speak. On the other hand, how sophisticated is your IT staff in securing your system?
Without a modern asset tracking software system, distributors maintain asset balances manually by noting the size and number of cylinders as they are delivered to and returned from their customers. This method consumes a substantial amount of time to maintain and is susceptible to manual error.
In a nutshell, the difference between SaaS applications and hosted applications is that the first is a service that you use, and the other is a product that you own. Thus, you could argue that all SaaS services are hosted, but not all hosted applications are SaaS.
Just because you have chosen to go with a cloud solution or a SaaS application doesn’t mean you will have guaranteed project success. The risk of IT failure still exists. As a result, organizations must realize that cloud does not mitigate improper project management procedure.
Rootstock Software, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) manufacturing solution provider, announces that EBARA International, a world leader in the engineering and production of specialized cryogenic liquefied gas pumps and turbine expanders, has selected Rootstock manufacturing and supply chain apps built on the Force.com cloud-computing platform.
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