News In Brief

– Monarch Aircraft Engineering has placed an order with Squaresum for its DREAM corporate accounting software, valued in the region of #70,000. DREAM provides Monarch with a Windows-based, unified ledger financial system that will deliver an accounting infrastructure throughout the organisation. for further company information

– Accenture and software solutions provider Retek, have announced an alliance designed to help retailers achieve enhanced revenue and profit growth. The partnership will combine Accenture’s intellectual property and industry experience and Retek’s retail applications. The solution aims to help retailers understand customer behaviour with decision making at individual stores.

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– PricewaterhouseCoopers and Frontstep, a provider of business systems for mid-size distributors and manufacturers, have joined forces to deliver network-centric supply chain solutions. PwC will provide a complete range of consulting services around Frontstep Supply Chain Centre, including implementation and integration. With Frontstep, companies can collaborate with trading partners in real time to view available inventory and set realistic delivery dates.

Firms admit consulting jobs at risk

– Supply chain management software company Mercia Software and Intentia have formed a partnership in a bid to create a powerful demand and supply chain planning offering consisting of Intentia’s Movex application. The solution is targeted at enterprises in the fashion, food and beverage and distribution industries which face demand planning issues such as short product life cycles, attribute management and the forecasting of slow moving items. Both parties will invest in integration, sales and marketing and product development activities.

ERP bounces back

– KPMG Consulting has been awarded a multimillion pound contract to assist in a #34m global business improvement programme for Huntsman Tioxide, manufacturer of titanium dioxide-based white pigments. Tioxide enlisted the services of KPMG to plan and deliver global business processes and aligning the business to serve customers and improve efficiency.

IPO costs KPMG #91m

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