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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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The Lexicon of CRM - Part 2: From J to Q
C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part two of a three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for

q part 1  2: From J to Q The Lexicon of CRM Part 2: From J to Q R. Garland - October 19, 2001 The Lexicon is divided into three parts, this being the second of three. This second section covers the alphabet from J to Q. For A to I, see Part One . J  J2ME - Java 2 Micro Edition . A highly optimized Java runtime environment targeting a wide range of consumer products, including pagers, cellular phones, digital set-top boxes, and car navigation systems. JDBC - Java Database Connectivity . JDBC technology is an API

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Service Parts Planning RFI/RFP Template

Planning, Service Delivery and Execution, Workforce Optimization, Logistics Transportation and Reverse Logistics, Analytics and Reporting, Utilities, Product Technology Get this template

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...

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Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 1


Tough times demand tough decisions and sacrifices even from seemingly untouchable corporations. Most of us were likely discouraged (if not necessarily disappointed or surprised) by Microsoft’s mid-January 2009 layoffs announcement, the first ever in the company’s illustrious (at least when it comes to financial performance) history.  Whether related to these layoffs or not (some will argue the

q part 1  total cost of ownership. Q: How does this announcement impact Microsoft Dynamics partners? A: The combination of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) with the monitoring and analysis capabilities of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server (MOPPS) represents an evolution of Microsoft’s BI offering, and we expect that partners will see an increase in the number of BI related opportunities going forward. Providing a clear financial planning and reporting product roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I


C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most of the common CRM phraseology. Here, in alphabetical order, is the Lexicon of CRM.

q part 1  CRM from J to Q. Part 3 covers the Lexicon of CRM from R to Z. Read More

Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan


Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However, we believe Baan’s path to full recovery will be quite thorny. Part 1 discusses Baan’s history and where it is headed under Invensys.

q part 1  crippled by eight consecutive quarters in the red and yet another full-year loss, Baan was acquired by the British automating equipment provider, Invensys (London: ISYS) (for more information, see Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys' Wing ). Baan Co. which had gone public in 1995, traded until the acquisition on both NASDAQ and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. The immediate impact of the Invensys takeover was some instances of customer defection (for more information, see Baan Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1


2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously, the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty

q part 1  gaining competitive advantage) No quick business re-configuration (flows) Lack of insight needed to prioritize Inefficient data collection for reporting and business intelligence (BI) The reality of adopting multiple and hybrid technologies for on-premises and cloud software Simplify by Leveraging Proven Plumbing Apparently, the abovementioned departed executives’ cardinal mistake (this is my own assumption, not the official statement by Infor) was their obsession with building the brand new so-called Read More

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In the first part of this blog, I mentioned that sentiment analysis measures the polarity of opinion—positive, negative, or neutral—regarding a subject, a product, a service, etc. Two main approaches can be used to perform sentiment analysis or text mining: a knowledge-based approach, which uses linguistic models to classify sentiments; and a learning-based approach, which uses

q part 1  issue, with emphasis on quantifying the trend in each conversation's sentiment and influence.” Many organizations are aware of the importance of measuring this information and analyzing it. Currently, sentiment analysis has a strong potential to be used jointly with BI applications making it possible to apply traditional BI techniques to visualize what a sentiment-based tool has discovered on the Web. Some vendors are already offering analytics services ( radian6 , Sysomos , BuzzLogic , and Attentio ) Read More

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RedPrairie's solution for the first time enables both private & third party logistic providers (3PLs) to meet the needs of multiple vertical industries within a single WMS solution

q part 1  reports or answers to questions, like how many people they need for a certain task, or how to assign work to finish the jobs that need to be done by the end of the day. They can also find out how long each task should take, and produce detailed performance data for each employee. When integrating with a WMS, pick lists are created and passed to the LMS, and then, the LMS calculates goal times and stores the data for future assignments, when each job is dispatched to the operators from the WMS. However, Read More

Social ERP Emerges, Transforms the Way People Work (Part 2)


In part one of this series, we looked at how and why social media capabilities are impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. We looked at the benefits of social media in ERP, social capabilities and features, and also pointed out that user adoption and corporate governance must be considered when rolling out these tools. This second post provides an in-depth look at the different approaches major ERP vendors have taken to integrate social capabilities into their ERP systems and provides some tips for users looking for a social ERP system.

q part 1  to any of these questions, then your ERP system may be asocial or even downright antisocial.   Many ERP vendors are currently offering their social collaboration solutions as paid add-ons to their customers or as part of an upgrade to the solution; some other vendors offer the tools free of charge. It’s best to contact your vendor to get pricing and availability details; however, if your provider wants to charge a big fee to add a little collaboration, don’t be too willing to open up the checkbook Read More

KANA Connect 2014—Morphing into Verint’s Engagement Vision: Part Two


In the second part of a two-part series about the KANA Connect 2014 conference, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at what has transpired since the KANA-Verint merger announcement and what we should expect from the actionable intelligence solutions vendor in the near future.

q part 1  Verint’s recent good quarterly results were reportedly driven by KANA and cyber security analytics demand. Over a third of KANA customers are also Verint customers, and many of them had made their decisions well before the merger. At the conference, Salmat, an Australian customer communications solutions provider, presented its journey from selecting both KANA (including Sword Ciboodle before KANA acquired it) and Verint individually, to now having both of these solutions serendipitously owned by Read More

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The business process management (BPM) market is sizzling hot, with Gartner Dataquest estimating its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 13 percent in 2009. In fact, almost all leading BPM vendors have been buzzing about their unprecedented growth and profitability, especially amidst the ongoing economic drought. It is truly difficult to argue against the need for companies from all walks of

q part 1  Six Sigma , Total Quality Management (TQM ), etc. These frameworks of concepts and policies often require IT support in order to make operational best-practice workflows, while the linkage to business users is critical. The market consists of a number of established BPM suite providers such as Appian , Ascentn Corporation , Cordys , Global 360 , Lombardi, Metastorm , Savvion , Pegasystems , and Ultimus , to name some.  In addition to the abovementioned SOA middleware and enterprise architecture (EA ) Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part I


Those that follow manufacturing-oriented enterprise applications have likely noticed for some time an uptick of conversations about the need to better integrate high-speed manufacturing operations (the real-time world of the plant) with the planning and engineering departments (the transactional and design world of enterprise systems). The nirvana (or utopia) hoped for thus far has been to provide

q part 1  non-compliance leading to manual quality assurance (QA) processes, whereas continuous improvement efforts are floundering and remain unmeasured. In a nutshell, the hands-on plant people do not seem involved and are ironically not accountable for what they should be. The future state should logically be the inverse of the above, and the usual “first remedial step conclusion is to gather the glut of data from data historians and MES databases, and then decide what to do. But, without smart and intuitive Read More

Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 3


Cloud computing is allowing small to medium businesses (SMBs) to gain access to premium enterprise solutions without the traditional price tag of hardware and software licenses. This third and final part of a guide to cloud assets for SMBs reviews various types of cloud configurations and the ramifications of these setups for your organizations, and also considers some of the challenges of public cloud solutions.

q part 1  medium spectrum or with unique business requirements (such as a major contract that requires additional resources that won’t be needed once the project is complete), IaaS tends to be geared toward larger businesses for scope, return on investment (ROI), and cost. When it comes to strengths, you will be benefiting from scalability in user and computer capacity, a shorter implementation, easier mobile access (you’re no longer bound to a specific computer), and lower initial cost. This caters perfectly Read More

Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part III)


Part II of this blog series analyzed the relatively recently launched Deltek EPM suite, which came as a result of three focused acquisitions. It also analyzed the suite's resulting potential cross- and up-sell opportunities and its prospective additional revenue for Deltek in a standalone manner. However, Deltek has not been sitting still when it comes to continually enhancing its core products

q part 1  result of three focused acquisitions . It also analyzed the suite's resulting potential cross- and up-sell opportunities and its prospective additional revenue for Deltek in a standalone manner. However, Deltek has not been sitting still when it comes to continually enhancing its core products either. Deltek Vision 5 Series For example, the new Resource Planning module of Deltek Vision 5 [ evaluate this product ] was devised to allow project managers to assign staff to projects and immediately see the Read More

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