Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Jim Sheperd recently wrote a compelling piece called “Multi-Enterprise Commerce May Be What Comes After ERP.” Originally published in Gartner’s First Thing Monday Morning newsletter, Sheperd’s description of the challenges around
Sheperd sums up the key issue as this: “The real business problem that today's manufacturers and distributors are struggling to manage takes place between companies, not within them.” Tensoft’s customers in the semiconductor industry know this problem well – the fabless semiconductor model grew when semiconductor foundries began to offer outsourced manufacturing, and assembly, test, and shipping providers followed. ERP systems were designed to handle traditional manufacturing though, not the complex supply chains that have resulted from this trend.
The solution posited by Sheperd would have elements of today’s e-commerce, sourcing and
With its FSM Supplier Gateway, Shipper Portal,
Tensoft has delivered business solutions to public and private Technology companies – as well as supported the extreme growth ramps that can occur in the Technology Industry. I would suggest one more key characteristic to the challenges of multi-enterprise commerce – today’s tech companies may experience the challenges that Sheperd describes very early – often by the time they get to 50 to 75 employees. Tensoft recently delivered a cloud-based solution to a start-up fabless manufacturer of light-modulating panels, Syndiant. While they aren’t yet using all of Tensoft’s fabless semiconductor solutions, Syndiant’s
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