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Retailers Need Managed File Transfer(MFT) to Secure Data
2014-08-31 19:55 UTC by

Retail has an information security problem. Hundreds of retailers have been hacked in the last decade and latest reports suggest that it could be just the top of the iceberg. More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the ...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-31
2014-08-31 04:00 UTC

  1. Energy & Utilities B2B Integration Has Become Mission-Critical
  2. Poor B2B Integration Has Serious Impact on Financial Partnerships in England
  3. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  4. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  5. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model

Energy & Utilities B2B Integration Has Become Mission-Critical
2014-08-27 18:34 UTC by

The electric utilities industry is undergoing a revolution, according to Europe’s trade association Eurelectric.

“The EU power sector is going through one of the most profound changes in its history,” the report stated. Strategy consultant Jesse Jenkins, in noting the report, speculated that Europe’s need for revolution reflects...

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Poor B2B Integration Has Serious Impact on Financial Partnerships in England
2014-08-25 17:47 UTC by

A lack of solid B2B integration between financial institutions in the UK has had a negative impact on profits and public confidence, according to a study by Freeform Dynamics, an analysis firm.

Over a third of the financial organizations surveyed, 35 percent, reported that they qualify as “bottom-tier” B2B performers, the study said. Failed...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-24
2014-08-24 04:00 UTC

  1. Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  2. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  3. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
  4. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  5. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-17
2014-08-17 04:00 UTC

  1. Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  2. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  3. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  4. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  5. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-10
2014-08-10 04:00 UTC

  1. Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  2. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  3. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  4. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  5. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
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Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
2014-08-04 19:36 UTC by

Customer centricity is informing and advancing strategy in a number of product and service delivery domains, overwhelmingly for the better. The increasing ubiquity of big data and feasible analytics implementation have worked to make customer-centric strategy viable at many levels.

But there are some potential difficulties in realizing a...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-03
2014-08-03 04:00 UTC

  1. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
  2. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  3. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  4. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  5. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration

3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
2014-07-31 18:08 UTC by

Retail is undergoing a major transformation globally. Consumer buying habits have changed, new economies are growing faster and traditional brick and mortar sales are in a funk. This has a direct impact on supplier relationships and B2B Integration will play a key role in this transformation.

The 3 trends re-shaping Retail today globally.

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Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
2014-07-27 23:45 UTC by

Integration is the new stage in the Sales and Operations Planning maturity model that IT advisory giant Gartner has disseminated widely through business and industry worldwide.

The original 4-stage model – React; Anticipate; Collaborate; Orchestrate – did not adequately align supply chain strategy with anticipated consumer demand, argued...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-27
2014-07-27 04:00 UTC

  1. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  2. Descartes Acquisition of Compudata Creates European Best-of-Breed in B2B, Heralds Industry Trend
  3. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  4. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence: Automation and Visibility
  5. ...

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Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
2014-07-25 13:12 UTC by

Omni-channel marketing, ubiquitous now in business, has been an important component of marketplace visibility. Those challenges have mostly been shouldered by retailers in the past, but have now become a priority in B2B integration.

Beyond its role as a buzzword, omni-channel is the concept of operationalizing customer viewpoint across transaction...

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Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
2014-07-23 12:48 UTC by

The role of social media in B2B relationships has been vague at best as it has taken root, surfacing primarily as an external influence to supply chain operations. Primarily, social media can affect consumer demand, which in turn impacts the entire supply chain.

But a more tangible effect and connection exist between social media and CRM. Social...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-20
2014-07-20 04:00 UTC

  1. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence: Automation and Visibility
  2. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
  3. www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  4. www.b2b.com/2013/05/30/collaborative-supply-chains-make-break-retail
  5. 10 Questions about Supply Chain Visibility Your...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-13
2014-07-13 04:00 UTC

  1. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
  2. 10 Questions about Supply Chain Visibility Your CFO Wants Answered
  3. www.b2b.com/2013/05/30/collaborative-supply-chains-make-break-retail
  4. www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  5. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence:...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-06
2014-07-06 04:00 UTC

  1. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
  2. The Value-Added Network is All But Gone from the B2B Supply Chain Toolkit
  3. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence: Automation and Visibility
  4. www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  5. 10 Questions about Supply Chain Visibility...

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The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
2014-06-30 18:48 UTC by

APIs are everywhere. Companies are exposing APIs to generate new revenue streams. By exposing applications and data to the outside world via APIs, companies can monetize their existing IT infrastructure. That means they can generate additional revenue without significant investment.

Netflix has over 100,000 DVD titles that it exposes through APIs...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-06-29
2014-06-29 04:00 UTC

  1. The Value-Added Network is All But Gone from the B2B Supply Chain Toolkit
  2. B2B Integration Is Evolving Rapidly
  3. Is the Cloud the Place to Go For B2B Collaboration?
  4. US Manufacturing is Rebounding as ‘Rightshoring’ of Industry Increases
  5. Avoiding bias in demand forecasting

The Value-Added Network is All But Gone from the B2B Supply Chain Toolkit
2014-06-25 14:37 UTC by

Since Wal-Mart moved away from value-added networks for B2B document exchange in 2003, the death of traditional VANs has been inevitable. Predictions of the extinction of the VAN have appeared steadily ever since.

The remaining players have been gobbled up in a flurry of acquisitions in recent years: Inovis, for instance, was purchased by GXS,...

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