Introduction

What This Article Covers

  • The Brightwork Content Areas
  • SAP Publications
  • Supply Chain Publications
  • IT Management Publications

Brightwork Research & Analysis Areas

We perform original research in enterprise software and cover the following content areas. Our publications span technical content to business process to IT management. Our publication is based upon actual software implementation experience.

Therefore this page is segmented into the following. Select the link for the area that interests you to be taken there:

SAP

HANA and S/4HANA

Brightwork is one of the few media entities to accurately explain how different the reality is for S/4HANA and HANA from SAP.

SAP

This publication covers general SAP topics ranging from how SAP marketing uses terminology to the accuracy of IT media coverage of SAP.

SAP Planning

Our SAP planning content covers primarily SAP APO with a broad range of technical articles about how to use the application. This is one of the few publications to communicate issues with APO that are unaddressed.
We have published 5 books on SAP APO, which are connected to the articles.

SAP Indirect Access

Indirect access is a high profile issue for SAP customers. Yet the vast majority of coverage is made by those entities that are partners or media partners with SAP. We provide the most detailed and objective analysis on indirect access available.

SAP Project Management

This publication covers the management of SAP consulting companies for SAP customers that seek to get more from their implementation dollars.

Supply Chain Management

Forecasting & Demand Planning

Our forecasting content emphasizes how to leverage software to improve forecast accuracy. We provide detailed explanations of forecasting principles, what historically works, what features of forecasting software are the most beneficial.

We have published 4 books on forecasting, which are connected to the articles.

Supply Planning

Our supply planning content emphasizes how to leverage software to improve inventory management.
We have published books on supply planning, which are connected to the articles.

Inventory Optimization

This publication covers the technical area of inventory optimization and multi echelon software.
We have published a book in “MEIO” which is connected to the articles.

Supply Planning

Our supply planning content emphasizes how to leverage software to improve inventory management.
We have published 5 books on supply planning, which are connected to the articles.

Sales and Operations Planning

S&OP is an emergent and highly collaborative planning type based upon demand, supply, production, sales and financial planning. This publication focuses on the topic.

We cover sales and operations planning in software in the following book.

Production Planning and Scheduling

Our production planning content emphasizes how to leverage software to improve production planning.

We cover production planning and scheduling in software in the following 6 books.

4rth Party Logistics

Our 4th party logistics content emphasizes how to leverage software enable 4rth party logistics capabilities.

BOM/PLM Management

This publication covers the BOM and PLM management.

We cover the benefits of BOM and PLM software in the following book.

IT Management

ERP Software

This publication covers ERP software. It is part of our ongoing research into ERP systems, and the ROI of such systems.

We have published the only book of meta academic research on ERP. What we cover is a storyline which is uncovered in all the major IT media entities and consulting companies.

Enterprise Software Policy

This publication covers the underpinnings of how the enterprise software market works. It covers everything from market structure to anti competitive practices by the largest software vendors.

Vendor Ratings

These are the only honest vendor ratings that we believe are available on the Internet. Most entities that perform ratings tend to leave out the details of how it actually is to work with vendors.

Software Ratings

Here we review and rate software in 10 different categories.

We cover an evolved approach to software selection in the following book.

SaaS & Cloud

SaaS & cloud is the major transformative item in enterprise software currently and out into the foreseeable future. In this publication, we cover many Saas & Cloud topics that people often do not consider.

Total Cost of Ownership

These are the only TCO calculators that are complete (most TCO studies are only partial cost of ownership, or what we call PCO) and that are freely available online. They are adjustable based upon the implementation details.

We explain the method behind the TCO calculators in the following book.

Gartner

Gartner has an enormous impact on enterprise software, and we offer the most extensive analysis on Gartner in existence.
We explain how Gartner works in the following book.

Enterprise Software Risk

Enterprise software risk begins with the sources that one uses to make decisions. Are those sources unbiased? Do they act in a fiduciary manner? These are the article topics covered in this publication.
We cover a new approach for enterprise software risk in the following book.

Our Books

Our books cover a broad range of IT subjects from technical configuration books to IT management.

Contact Us

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