August 2011

Profit August 2011

Stepping IT Up

by Monica Mehta, August 2011

Skechers’ management is growing the company’s line of technical and athletic footwear and expanding internationally—and Oracle solutions are proving to be a good fit. Building Oracle financial, supply chain, and business intelligence solutions on the Oracle Database, Skechers IT is poised to help the company take a bold step in the global footwear industry.

 

Profit August 2011

Profit Special Edition: JD Edwards

August 2011

 

Additional Content

  • Another Chain Unbound, by Aaron Lazenby
    Delivering products to market faster. Holding less in inventory. Removing steps in complex global processes. Oracle customers are breaking free from traditional supply chains.
  • Engineering Change, by Swapan Jha
    How smart IT solutions can remove inefficiencies from the product development process—and reduce the time it takes to get to market.
  • Forward Thinking
  • Secure Foundations
    Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson talks about protecting valuable intellectual property from hackers. Plus: the Oracle Exastack platform for independent software vendors, and a powerful new processor for Oracle’s Sun hardware.
  • Unleashing ISV Application Performance
    Benefits of the Oracle Exastack program.
  • SPARC T4: Best of Both Worlds
    Oracle announced that systems based on a new SPARC T4 processor will be available in late 2011.
  • News Brief
  • Core Competencies, by Aaron Lazenby
    Dell CIO Robin Johnson helped the company retire 6,000 internal applications—and save as much as US$350 million.
  • Cool Customer, by Fred Sandsmark
    IT strategists at Tecumseh use Oracle applications to consolidate financial and supply chain data, improving demand forecasting and creating more-efficient end-to-end operations.
  • Oracle's Sun Hardware: Built to Perform, by Fred Sandsmark
  • Clear Connection, by Minda Zetlin
    Oracle-based systems helped Plantronics executives understand global demand and streamline manufacturing and delivery of products to reach new markets and weather economic volatility.
  • Oracles Prebuilt Integrations Benefit Supply Chain Organizations
  • Keeping an Edge, by Marta Bright
    Principal Financial Group pilots a cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management project to provide new insight to global HR managers.
  • Soa with Smarts, by Alan Joch
    University of Virginia bypasses expensive customizations to deliver SOA-based applications that meet users’ needs—and prepares the IT department for the future adoption of Oracle Fusion Applications.
  • Peaceful Coexistence, by Alan Joch
    Coexistence, a key component of the Oracle Fusion Applications strategy.
  • Oracle Takes in Some Sun, by Monica Mehta
    Oracle’s IT department basks in great results with Sun servers and storage in the data center.
  • Oracle IT: Best-Practices Laboratory, by Monica Mehta
  • What Is Success?, by Minda Zetlin
    Why business and IT leaders need to agree on a definition of success if they want to deliver results to their customers.
  • Should Business Satisfaction Factor into IT Pay?, by Minda Zetlin
  • Perfect Attendance
    Oracle Applications Users Group Executive Vice President Bonnie Johnson shares her veteran tips for attending Oracle OpenWorld.
  • Minding the Shop Floor, by Monica Mehta
  • A New CIO
    A conversation with Larry Bonfante, CIO at the U.S. Tennis Association and author of Lessons in IT Transformation: Technology Expert to Business Leader.

JD Edwards Special Edition

  • Back in the USA, by Alison Weiss
    United Streetcar gets domestic manufacturing back on track with Oracle ERP solutions.
  • Improving the Sustainability of Public Transit, by Alison Weiss
  • Growing Enterprise, by Aaron Lazenby
    It’s been one year since Profit’s first product-focused special issue, and Oracle’s JD Edwards application families are still coming on strong.
  • Beyond Cost, by Rebecca Wettemann
    A new report from Nucleus Research finds five other reasons customers choose an ERP solution.
  • Life in the Fast Lane
    CSS connects JD Edwards World instances for global bowling supplier.
  • From Legacy to Cloud
    WTS hosts a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solution for R.L. Polk & Co.
  • The New Era of ERP, by Aaron Lazenby
    Changing times and technologies offer new opportunities for Oracle’s JD Edwards customers.
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