SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

August 14, 2012 10:05 ET

Aberdeen Publishes Enterprise Applications, Global Supply Management, and SCM Research

Research Examines OEM Cost Reduction, SoMoClo™ in ERP, Process Improvement, Mobile Dynamic Event Processing

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Enterprise Applications, Global Supply Management, and Supply Chain Management research practices.

"Automotive Suppliers 2012: A Roadmap to Being a Leader" prepared by Kevin Prouty, Vice President and Group Director of the Aberdeen Enterprise Applications research practice, indicates that, in response to increasing cost pressure, top performing suppliers are using ERP to manage their critical business processes. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit:

"SoMoClo's Impact on ERP" by Nick Castellina, Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Enterprise Applications practice, shows that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), used as an end-to-end business solution, helps organizations operate more effectively by promoting visibility and collaboration. Leading enterprises are combining ERP with SoMoClo™ strategies, in which social, mobile, and cloud function as a unified construct, to transform businesses into more agile, collaborative, and cohesive organizations. This report explores trends in SoMoClo ERP strategy adoption and defines the key capabilities and benefits gained from implementing these strategies. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit:

Also authored by Castellina, "ERP Services: More Bang For Your Buck" examines how ERP can transform businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), by aiding in process improvement and growth. Aberdeen defines SMEs as organizations with under $500 million in annual revenue. Key to the success of these ERP implementations is selecting the best solution, and understanding how to implement, support, and initiate best practices with the solution as the organization grows. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: .

"Supplier Lifecycle Management: Measuring Performance while Mitigating Risk" authored by Constantine Limberakis, Senior Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Global Supply Management research practice, finds that effective supplier management requires increased insight into all aspects of the business of primary, secondary and tertiary suppliers within a supply chain, a necessary capability for regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and contingency planning. This report presents a view of the current challenges organizations face as they work to obtain a 360-degree view of their suppliers. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit:

"Mobility and Real-time Event-Driven, Order-to-Store Fulfillment" prepared by Bob Heaney, Senior Research Analyst, in Aberdeen's Supply Chain Management practice, examines Mobile Dynamic Event Processing User practices, and their event-driven processing needs, capabilities, and the technologies required to ensure their operations are efficient and deliver customer value. This report includes best practices and case studies from companies that have moved away from paper-based systems and adopted mobile interactive solutions that enhance the "order-to-store" fulfillment process. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by ProCAT and Motorola Solutions, visit:

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), is a global, full-service, multi-channel marketing services firm with deep expertise in developing research-based technology marketing content. Enabled by its team of 40 analysts covering 17 industry-sector categories, Aberdeen provides B2B marketers with relevant content assets available in multiple formats that target each stage of the customer buying cycle. 

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