Applications that provide value only to internal operations (like
traditional ERP, but including PDM/PLM and MES) are put at the center.
Applications that touch both the company and its immediate business
relationships (like SRM, CRM, or B2B-I) are in a ring around the
core applications. And the B>B applications provide pure
connectivity and support across an entire network of business interactions.
Because we are staffed only by very experienced people, we are
able to give informed and considered opinions on applications and
vendors in all these spacesdespite our small size.
We try to bring you what we know in a form that is suitable to
you. We have different publication
programs for different audiences.
Research Agenda. Our new research is always focused on innovative
technologies that have the potential to produce significant value.
For 2003, our focus was Profit Optimization. This report is available only
to customers. In 2004, we will be focusing on areas like Sarbanes-Oxley
In 2002, our focus was SRM. Our report on Strategic Sourcing is no longer available, but you can see still-useful material from it on this web site.
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