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Self-driving warehouse robots give Giant Eagle a lift

Retailer uses Seegrid vision-guided, autonomous vehicles to increase productivity at distribution centers.

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Oracle does what we all expected and snaps up NetSuite

News that Oracle is finally acquiring NetSuite outright has the punditry chattering, but what of the competition?

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How to select ERP for the services industries

ERP for manufacturers, an ERP suite for service industries needs to be focused on managing projects not products, according to a report from Technology Evaluation Centers. Download this free buyer’s guide to get in-depth analysis of...

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ERP software gets modern data, mobile and social user interface

The user interface is one area where ERP software vendors are differentiating themselves, according to a Technology Evaluation Centers analyst. Buyers of ERP software should be looking for user interfaces that include data dashboards,...

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Salesforce causes partner pain with SteelBrick acquisition

When Salesforce announced its $300 million acquisition of SteelBrick at the end of last year, one could almost hear the groans from those vendors who are both SteelBrick competitors and a part of the broader Salesforce ecosystem.

Because parts is parts, right?

Flashback to the late 1990s, when this big aerospace/defense contractor acquires a competitor. But as soon as they're both on the same manufacturing system, the Bill of Materials application goes off the rails.

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Looking for your most valuable data? Follow the money

The value chain for data can be generalized into the degrees of separation between money and the data. The closer to the money that the data is, the higher its potential value.

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Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

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SAP Hana users warned of security vulnerability

A security researcher is warning of a potentially serious vulnerability in the in-memory platform SAP Hana.

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

Information silos are the scourge whose downfall has been foretold ever since the rise of enterprise resource planning platforms in the 1990s, but today, their demise remains far from assured.

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Fake patient data could have been uploaded through SAP medical app

SAP has patched the issue, which affected Electronic Medical Records Unwired

SAP unwraps an enterprise suite based on Hana

SAP has unveiled SAP S/4Hana, a new generation of enterprise software built around the company's Hana in-memory database platform.

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Cortana to give voice and ears to Dynamics CRM

Dynamics CRM 2015 will ship next month with multiple enhancements, including one literally audible: using Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, users will be able to talk to the customer relationship management suite.

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Renault to roll out Salesforce globally to put it ‘in the driver's seat of change'

Renault will use a combination of three Salesforce products to link dealerships with customer information for better service.

SAP reassures on-site software customers, even as it pushes the cloud

SAP may be working to become a big player in cloud-based business software, but most of its customers run their apps on-site and many have no plans to move them into the cloud.

Cost of troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

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Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility.

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How to avoid an Oracle ERP upgrade disaster

While Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison hyped the company's burgeoning aspirations in cloud computing during OpenWorld this week, many customers in attendance had their minds focused more on life in the trenches, where matters such as...

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