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Smart IS’ Approach to Managed Services

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International COVID-19 has introduced a new paradigm into how IT projects get managed.  As we began to learn and adapt to remote office locations and working via conference calls, it quickly came to surface that the real value of a resource is not where they are located, but rather

How to Rank #1 your Video on YouTube-Part 1

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International   We can’t deny the great value of video marketing currently and in the future. The hype of video marketing has existed for years yet, many companies were unable to forecast its value. Ultimately due to COVID 19, every company and individual has been forced to accept

Managing your B2B Marketing Strategies Digitally 2020

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International With advancements in Technology, there has been a lot of changes in managing B2B marketing strategies. In the past businesses focused on cold calling and outbound methods like selling and trade shows, etc. As marketing evolves, so must our marketing strategies and methods from traditional methods to

Creative Journaling: Get your Ideas Flowing

By Saba Aftab, Graphic Designer at Smart IS International Everyday an artist is expected to create something that will move people to action. But for an artist to stay creative it requires a lot of practice and time. Keeping an art journal can help with practicing your creativity. An artist can use a creative journal to

Content Writing 101: Picking the Right Platform

By Monique Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International The blogosphere is rapidly becoming busier by the minute. From organizations to individual freelancers, everyone’s got a blog! Blog writing has become an essential way to communicate with your audience/customer/ client. Whether it’s writing about your products or your services or general topics related to your industry,

Things to do to keep the creative juices running

By Saba Aftab, Graphic Designer at Smart IS International Create an InspirationEvery creative person be it a designer, a filmmaker, an author, or an artist hits a creative block now and then. Sometimes when one gets hit by a creative block it becomes difficult to get out of it and to get your creative juices running

Why SEO Is Important for your Business Growth (2020)

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International New technologies and trends have grown so much that every day a new trend comes out and makes it difficult to decide what is right for your business. Due to this a question that comes into many minds that whether search engine optimization is important or not

05 Reasons Web designers need to move to Adobe Xd

By Ali Akram, Digital Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International Definite Toolbox Now if you’re a UI/UX designer and you have to share your end-product assets to a developer, you have to deal with many complexities for example sizes and manipulation complexities in the process Adobe Xd, being primarily a Wireframing tool, gives you maximized

Emerging Technological Trends During COVID 19

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International Not so long ago, we all were working normally, going to the office, performing daily tasks; while having the opportunity of discussing future prospects in person. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, governments have had to force companies to shift their business operations from working within the

Staying at Home Makes More Time for Social Media

By Adeel Ahmad , Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International We’ve previously discussed the value of understanding when your audience is active online. Knowing the times of the days and the week that your audience spends the most time on Social Media is essential to research. It is important to have proper stats before detailing out

Mandatory Managerial Skills for The Modern Workforce

By Zarman Hooda-Talent Management & Organizational Development Specialist Smart IS International Being an effective manager in contemporary times, especially amidst localized or generalized crises, carries an impactful weight greater than ever before. In order to lead the modern workforce, a combination of diverse skillsets is no more something that is merely preferred, but something that is

Introduction to MOCA Client by Smart IS

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Working with the Blue Yonder (BY) WMS application can take on many roles. Your relationship with it could be that: You are a general user that primarily interacts with the application through the provided screens and navigate using the menu options. You are super user and often end

Auto-Waving in BlueYonder WMS Application

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International The BlueYonder TM (BY) WMS product comes with a rich featured Wave Planning process. However, it is limited in automating the business rules that are generally operationally implemented during the wave planning process by an organization. When we evaluate Wave Planning SOPs for an organization the following common

Business Intelligence for JDA/BlueYonder Systems:

Analyzing Need for a Labor Management System By Saad Ahmad, Executive VP of Smart IS International Abstract Blue Yonder (BY) tables contain valuable information that can determine important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for a site. Such data exists in tables like “dlytrn” that are extremely large and not easy to query. Moreover, due to deployment decisions

A Shift Towards Digital Marketing After Covid-19

By Adeel Ahmad and Monique Ahmad Covid-19 has not only affected where we work but has had an immense effect on how businesses communicate and market to their customers. Small businesses aren’t the only ones affected. Large corporations like Microsoft, Nike and Apple are also having to make budget cuts and rethink their business strategy.

Covid-19 Survival Guide: Staying Productive from Home is Possible

By Monique Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International Covid-19 has changed the way we function as a society, but thankfully technology gives us the tools to keep things going. The rapid spread of Covid-19 is creating a general state of fear and panic in the world, but it doesn’t have to. We can work together

Benefits of Leveraging an Off-Shore Team

By Javad Ahmad, COO of Smart IS International American businesses have been outsourcing and offshoring tasks and processes for decades. However, what were once a set of disjointed teams, with ‘low level’, ‘tactical’ tasks and activities thrown over the fence to be completed by the offshore workforce, has now evolved into blended and collaborative teams, jointly

Right way to tackle JDA/BY Interfaces

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Every WMS implementation needs to deal with interfaces. This includes host interfaces, e.g. interfacing with SAP, Oracle, JDE, etc. and also to the automation equipment. Many times the project plan calls for these tasks at the wrong time and that can lead to overall delays and

EMERGE 2019: What a Success!

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Wow! We never knew you guys did all this stuff! When we at Oracular IS LLC started the re-branding conversation last year, the main thrust behind this conversation was the fact that even though we have been in the Fox Valley area for almost 30 years, no one

Is Archiving the way to deal with old data in 2018?

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY  WMS requires customers to have a data archival strategy. The approach that they push and most customers end up adopting is akin to using a sledge hammer to push a nail. The JDA/BY approach is quite interesting and probably an appropriate mechanism if the

Myth Buster — Number of Rows in a Table is NOT the Issue

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview I have heard this myth so many times that we have issues “because we have too many rows in table x” — or in response to a support request we are told “this is because your purges are not set up properly” or over engineered

Change Management

By Khurram Ahmad CEO of  Smart IS International Any organization that is striving to do better is undergoing a constant change. Managing this change and communicating it through the organization allows for growth and lack of it ends producing chaos. What is “Change”? Understanding this will

Metron: Meeting Your Needs

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application offers a multitude of options for enhancing the operational efficiencies of the warehouse. It achieves this through a highly configurable product that can adapt to the changing needs of business dynamics and still achieve the needed operation throughput.   While the JDA/BY Application is

Some Handy Moca Commands

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview   In this blog post, I list some handy MOCA commands that can help when performing ad hoc support tasks on a RedPrairie server. Originally published on saadwmsblog.blogspot.com

Web Framework of JDA/BY WMS 2017

Considerations for an Upgrade By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International As an organization you have committed to upgrade to JDA/BY WMS 2017+ and are in the process of evaluating the effort required for this upgrade and whether this upgrade can solely be considered a “Technical” upgrade? Like any organization running pre-JDA/BY WMS 2017+ software,

Querying JDA/BY WMS Data for Adhoc Analysis

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY instances can have over 1000 tables and over 5000 distinct field names. Exact counts can vary based on the options that are installed and if there are customizations. Typical RedPrairie installation is in a single schema for oracle or a single database in SQL

Blockchain For Supply Chain — Reality or Just Another Fad!

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Overview Every few years we see enthusiasm generated by certain innovations, as that single solution will solve all of the problems we have in the world. XML was supposed to solve all the problems with EDI data exchange. Open Source was supposed to render Oracle, Microsoft, and

Huge Trace Files — Not a problem!

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY has a very useful feature that allows for detailed tracing of a server component. It provides information about every single server component, parameter and also all SQLs that are executed. But that also ends up being an issue as the traces would often reach several

Common Tips and Tricks for RedPrairie(tm) WMS (Technical)

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Index Autonomous Nested Transactions in RedPrairie Do not store environment specific data in the database Getting SQLServer deadlocks? An integrator query keeps showing up as bad query for oracle? Always use base-36 sequences Shortcut to run RedPrairie command line tools on Windows Create multiple environments from same

Accurate Location Tracking of Moveable Assets in WMS

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Introduction Tracking all moveable assets (Forklifts, Pallet Jacks etc.) inside the warehouse is always challenging for a WMS. All WMS platforms try to tackle this in various ways for providing as accurate of a picture as possible for managing WMS intelligence around Picking and Putaway. In this White

Top Ten Common Mistakes

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President at Smart IS International I initially wanted to title this post as “Top 10 reasons to show your JDA/BY consultant the door” — but that would have been too cold. But these are mistakes I have seen over and over again so I wanted to mention them here. 10. Overuse of

JDA/BY RF Solution for the 21st Century

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of  Smart IS International Overview All JDA/BY WMS implementations need an RF Solution — a solution for physical devices that are used on the floor to perform most of the warehouse functions. Man Hours spent on these devices far exceed than those on GUI screens. But the solution for these

Metron: Meeting Your Needs

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of  Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application offers a multitude of options for enhancing the operational efficiencies of the warehouse. It achieves this through a highly configurable product that can adapt to the changing needs of business dynamics and still achieve the needed operation throughput. While the JDA/BY Application is doing

MOCA Client Comparison

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Thanks to the open framework of JDA/BY MOCA framework we have a few options when it comes to the clients that can access the MOCA Server. I wanted to compare clients to see how they are different from each other. If there are features that I

Using a Version Control System to Manage JDA/BY Source Code

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International JDA/BY provides a sophisticated mechanism that allows users to make enhancements to the system such that the changes are preserved on upgrades and can take advantage of the software updates and upgrades. Such an offering is quite unique in a space of such systems. This open architecture

JDA/BY WM New Features (Technical)

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of  Smart IS International This is a list of technical enhancements over the last few releases. This list is not complete and if I am wrong on exact versions, please let me know. Groovy- 2007 This has been around for a while, but it needs to be emphasized. Please use it

Overview of the JDA/Blue Yonder Standard Solution

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International An archive instance is a complete JDA/BY installation. The data from the primary instance is copied to the archive instance using MOCA remote execution capability. “Database Archive Maintenance” application is used to define this. This setup is done on the primary instance. RedPrairie uses a policy

Managing RedPrairietm Data for Version Control System

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International This is a continuation of the article that discusses the idea of using version control system for JDA/BY source code Why Worry About Data? Blue Yonder™ solutions are made up of the following components: File-Based Objects · 3GL source code files written in C, Java, and .NET

Metron: Industry Needs

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS has always been rich with functionality and remained cutting edge, attempting to outpace the competition in features and functionality. However, any focus on providing easy access to the rich data it gathers on the user performance, WMS throughput, potential backlogs etc. was never in the plan.

METRON: The Q-Tool

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application holds a wealth of data that can allow organizations to manage their Warehouse Execution and utilize the patterns for better prediction of what the future may bring. The key, however, remains that one must first realize that there is a wealth of data, and second

Will My JDA/BY System Handle the Load?

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview   Stress Testing, the production system, is an important part of go-live readiness for new installs and upgrades. You want to be able to simulate the stress on the system so, that the system can be tuned properly before going live. Smart IS’s Stress Tester

Introducing RF++ from Smart IS International

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International All JDA/Blue Yonder WMS implementations need an RF Solution; a solution for physical devices that are used on the floor to perform most of the warehouse functions. Man-Hours spent on these devices far exceed those on GUI screens. However, when we look closely at the evolution of JDA/Blue

JDA/Blue Yonder Application Monitor

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview One thing that all large implementations have in common is the need for some tasks that need to be completed periodically. These may be tasks that are by design or due to some data corruption. We often are unable to get the fix from the

Managing Long Running Jobs in JDA/Blue Yonder

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President at Smart IS International We often have jobs that perform long tasks. There is no easy way to see the work they are performing at a given time. The only option is to look at MOCA Console or another similar view which provides a low level window into the MOCA

UPGRADE 101

A JDA (BlueYonder) Perspective By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International INTRODUCTION So, you (or your company) have decided to upgrade your JDA/Blue Yonder WMS to a later version. Chances are that you are opting to go to the 2017 version and wondering how successful this venture will be and what pitfalls await you? The

Smart IS’ Approach to Managed Services

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International COVID-19 has introduced a new paradigm into how IT projects get managed.  As we began to learn and adapt to remote office locations and working via conference calls, it quickly came to surface that the real value of a resource is not where they are located, but rather

How to Rank #1 your Video on YouTube-Part 1

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International   We can’t deny the great value of video marketing currently and in the future. The hype of video marketing has existed for years yet, many companies were unable to forecast its value. Ultimately due to COVID 19, every company and individual has been forced to accept

Managing your B2B Marketing Strategies Digitally 2020

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International With advancements in Technology, there has been a lot of changes in managing B2B marketing strategies. In the past businesses focused on cold calling and outbound methods like selling and trade shows, etc. As marketing evolves, so must our marketing strategies and methods from traditional methods to

Creative Journaling: Get your Ideas Flowing

By Saba Aftab, Graphic Designer at Smart IS International Everyday an artist is expected to create something that will move people to action. But for an artist to stay creative it requires a lot of practice and time. Keeping an art journal can help with practicing your creativity. An artist can use a creative journal to

Content Writing 101: Picking the Right Platform

By Monique Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International The blogosphere is rapidly becoming busier by the minute. From organizations to individual freelancers, everyone’s got a blog! Blog writing has become an essential way to communicate with your audience/customer/ client. Whether it’s writing about your products or your services or general topics related to your industry,

Things to do to keep the creative juices running

By Saba Aftab, Graphic Designer at Smart IS International Create an InspirationEvery creative person be it a designer, a filmmaker, an author, or an artist hits a creative block now and then. Sometimes when one gets hit by a creative block it becomes difficult to get out of it and to get your creative juices running

Why SEO Is Important for your Business Growth (2020)

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International New technologies and trends have grown so much that every day a new trend comes out and makes it difficult to decide what is right for your business. Due to this a question that comes into many minds that whether search engine optimization is important or not

05 Reasons Web designers need to move to Adobe Xd

By Ali Akram, Digital Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International Definite Toolbox Now if you’re a UI/UX designer and you have to share your end-product assets to a developer, you have to deal with many complexities for example sizes and manipulation complexities in the process Adobe Xd, being primarily a Wireframing tool, gives you maximized

Emerging Technological Trends During COVID 19

By Adeel Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International Not so long ago, we all were working normally, going to the office, performing daily tasks; while having the opportunity of discussing future prospects in person. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, governments have had to force companies to shift their business operations from working within the

Staying at Home Makes More Time for Social Media

By Adeel Ahmad , Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International We’ve previously discussed the value of understanding when your audience is active online. Knowing the times of the days and the week that your audience spends the most time on Social Media is essential to research. It is important to have proper stats before detailing out

Mandatory Managerial Skills for The Modern Workforce

By Zarman Hooda-Talent Management & Organizational Development Specialist Smart IS International Being an effective manager in contemporary times, especially amidst localized or generalized crises, carries an impactful weight greater than ever before. In order to lead the modern workforce, a combination of diverse skillsets is no more something that is merely preferred, but something that is

Introduction to MOCA Client by Smart IS

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Working with the Blue Yonder (BY) WMS application can take on many roles. Your relationship with it could be that: You are a general user that primarily interacts with the application through the provided screens and navigate using the menu options. You are super user and often end

Auto-Waving in BlueYonder WMS Application

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International The BlueYonder TM (BY) WMS product comes with a rich featured Wave Planning process. However, it is limited in automating the business rules that are generally operationally implemented during the wave planning process by an organization. When we evaluate Wave Planning SOPs for an organization the following common

Business Intelligence for JDA/BlueYonder Systems:

Analyzing Need for a Labor Management System By Saad Ahmad, Executive VP of Smart IS International Abstract Blue Yonder (BY) tables contain valuable information that can determine important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for a site. Such data exists in tables like “dlytrn” that are extremely large and not easy to query. Moreover, due to deployment decisions

Benefits of Leveraging an Off-Shore Team

By Javad Ahmad, COO of Smart IS International American businesses have been outsourcing and offshoring tasks and processes for decades. However, what were once a set of disjointed teams, with ‘low level’, ‘tactical’ tasks and activities thrown over the fence to be completed by the offshore workforce, has now evolved into blended and collaborative teams, jointly

Right way to tackle JDA/BY Interfaces

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Every WMS implementation needs to deal with interfaces. This includes host interfaces, e.g. interfacing with SAP, Oracle, JDE, etc. and also to the automation equipment. Many times the project plan calls for these tasks at the wrong time and that can lead to overall delays and

Is Archiving the way to deal with old data in 2018?

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY  WMS requires customers to have a data archival strategy. The approach that they push and most customers end up adopting is akin to using a sledge hammer to push a nail. The JDA/BY approach is quite interesting and probably an appropriate mechanism if the

Metron: Meeting Your Needs

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application offers a multitude of options for enhancing the operational efficiencies of the warehouse. It achieves this through a highly configurable product that can adapt to the changing needs of business dynamics and still achieve the needed operation throughput.   While the JDA/BY Application is

Some Handy Moca Commands

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview   In this blog post, I list some handy MOCA commands that can help when performing ad hoc support tasks on a RedPrairie server. Originally published on saadwmsblog.blogspot.com

Web Framework of JDA/BY WMS 2017

Considerations for an Upgrade By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International As an organization you have committed to upgrade to JDA/BY WMS 2017+ and are in the process of evaluating the effort required for this upgrade and whether this upgrade can solely be considered a “Technical” upgrade? Like any organization running pre-JDA/BY WMS 2017+ software,

Querying JDA/BY WMS Data for Adhoc Analysis

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY instances can have over 1000 tables and over 5000 distinct field names. Exact counts can vary based on the options that are installed and if there are customizations. Typical RedPrairie installation is in a single schema for oracle or a single database in SQL

Blockchain For Supply Chain — Reality or Just Another Fad!

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Overview Every few years we see enthusiasm generated by certain innovations, as that single solution will solve all of the problems we have in the world. XML was supposed to solve all the problems with EDI data exchange. Open Source was supposed to render Oracle, Microsoft, and

Huge Trace Files — Not a problem!

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Overview JDA/BY has a very useful feature that allows for detailed tracing of a server component. It provides information about every single server component, parameter and also all SQLs that are executed. But that also ends up being an issue as the traces would often reach several

Common Tips and Tricks for RedPrairie(tm) WMS (Technical)

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Index Autonomous Nested Transactions in RedPrairie Do not store environment specific data in the database Getting SQLServer deadlocks? An integrator query keeps showing up as bad query for oracle? Always use base-36 sequences Shortcut to run RedPrairie command line tools on Windows Create multiple environments from same

Accurate Location Tracking of Moveable Assets in WMS

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Introduction Tracking all moveable assets (Forklifts, Pallet Jacks etc.) inside the warehouse is always challenging for a WMS. All WMS platforms try to tackle this in various ways for providing as accurate of a picture as possible for managing WMS intelligence around Picking and Putaway. In this White

Top Ten Common Mistakes

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President at Smart IS International I initially wanted to title this post as “Top 10 reasons to show your JDA/BY consultant the door” — but that would have been too cold. But these are mistakes I have seen over and over again so I wanted to mention them here. 10. Overuse of

JDA/BY RF Solution for the 21st Century

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of  Smart IS International Overview All JDA/BY WMS implementations need an RF Solution — a solution for physical devices that are used on the floor to perform most of the warehouse functions. Man Hours spent on these devices far exceed than those on GUI screens. But the solution for these

Metron: Meeting Your Needs

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of  Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application offers a multitude of options for enhancing the operational efficiencies of the warehouse. It achieves this through a highly configurable product that can adapt to the changing needs of business dynamics and still achieve the needed operation throughput. While the JDA/BY Application is doing

MOCA Client Comparison

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International Thanks to the open framework of JDA/BY MOCA framework we have a few options when it comes to the clients that can access the MOCA Server. I wanted to compare clients to see how they are different from each other. If there are features that I

Using a Version Control System to Manage JDA/BY Source Code

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of Smart IS International JDA/BY provides a sophisticated mechanism that allows users to make enhancements to the system such that the changes are preserved on upgrades and can take advantage of the software updates and upgrades. Such an offering is quite unique in a space of such systems. This open architecture

JDA/BY WM New Features (Technical)

By Saad Ahmad, Vice President of  Smart IS International This is a list of technical enhancements over the last few releases. This list is not complete and if I am wrong on exact versions, please let me know. Groovy- 2007 This has been around for a while, but it needs to be emphasized. Please use it

Overview of the JDA/Blue Yonder Standard Solution

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International An archive instance is a complete JDA/BY installation. The data from the primary instance is copied to the archive instance using MOCA remote execution capability. “Database Archive Maintenance” application is used to define this. This setup is done on the primary instance. RedPrairie uses a policy

Managing RedPrairietm Data for Version Control System

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International This is a continuation of the article that discusses the idea of using version control system for JDA/BY source code Why Worry About Data? Blue Yonder™ solutions are made up of the following components: File-Based Objects · 3GL source code files written in C, Java, and .NET

Metron: Industry Needs

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS has always been rich with functionality and remained cutting edge, attempting to outpace the competition in features and functionality. However, any focus on providing easy access to the rich data it gathers on the user performance, WMS throughput, potential backlogs etc. was never in the plan.

METRON: The Q-Tool

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International JDA/BY WMS Application holds a wealth of data that can allow organizations to manage their Warehouse Execution and utilize the patterns for better prediction of what the future may bring. The key, however, remains that one must first realize that there is a wealth of data, and second

Will My JDA/BY System Handle the Load?

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview   Stress Testing, the production system, is an important part of go-live readiness for new installs and upgrades. You want to be able to simulate the stress on the system so, that the system can be tuned properly before going live. Smart IS’s Stress Tester

Introducing RF++ from Smart IS International

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International All JDA/Blue Yonder WMS implementations need an RF Solution; a solution for physical devices that are used on the floor to perform most of the warehouse functions. Man-Hours spent on these devices far exceed those on GUI screens. However, when we look closely at the evolution of JDA/Blue

JDA/Blue Yonder Application Monitor

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President of Smart IS International Overview One thing that all large implementations have in common is the need for some tasks that need to be completed periodically. These may be tasks that are by design or due to some data corruption. We often are unable to get the fix from the

Managing Long Running Jobs in JDA/Blue Yonder

By Saad Ahmad, Executive Vice President at Smart IS International We often have jobs that perform long tasks. There is no easy way to see the work they are performing at a given time. The only option is to look at MOCA Console or another similar view which provides a low level window into the MOCA

UPGRADE 101

A JDA (BlueYonder) Perspective By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International INTRODUCTION So, you (or your company) have decided to upgrade your JDA/Blue Yonder WMS to a later version. Chances are that you are opting to go to the 2017 version and wondering how successful this venture will be and what pitfalls await you? The

A Shift Towards Digital Marketing After Covid-19

By Adeel Ahmad and Monique Ahmad Covid-19 has not only affected where we work but has had an immense effect on how businesses communicate and market to their customers. Small businesses aren’t the only ones affected. Large corporations like Microsoft, Nike and Apple are also having to make budget cuts and rethink their business strategy.

Covid-19 Survival Guide: Staying Productive from Home is Possible

By Monique Ahmad, Marketing Specialist at Smart IS International Covid-19 has changed the way we function as a society, but thankfully technology gives us the tools to keep things going. The rapid spread of Covid-19 is creating a general state of fear and panic in the world, but it doesn’t have to. We can work together

EMERGE 2019: What a Success!

By Khurram Ahmad, CEO of Smart IS International Wow! We never knew you guys did all this stuff! When we at Oracular IS LLC started the re-branding conversation last year, the main thrust behind this conversation was the fact that even though we have been in the Fox Valley area for almost 30 years, no one

Change Management

By Khurram Ahmad CEO of  Smart IS International Any organization that is striving to do better is undergoing a constant change. Managing this change and communicating it through the organization allows for growth and lack of it ends producing chaos. What is “Change”? Understanding this will

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