Friday March 4, 2011  |  Vol.4 Issue 27  |  Web version  |  En español  |  Chinese Follow TEC Now! Follow TEC on Twitter    TEC on Facebook    TEC's RSS Feeds
PLM for Process Manufacturing: Challenges and Solutions

PLM for process manufacturing? It's been an uphill climb, with process manufacturers having to cobble together solutions from a mosaic of specialized vendors that cater to only part of the entire PLM flow.

Learn about the ongoing PLM challenges process manufacturers face—and some of the strategies they have developed in response—in this special report from Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic.
Perfect Orders: Improving Customer Satisfaction and Financial Results

Manufacturers and distributors have a challenging mandate. They must make two groups with vastly different goals and priorities happy at the same time: customers and owners/investors.

Learn how it is indeed possible to please both sides of the business divide, in this look at how your company can consistently create "perfect orders."
Compare Manufacturing Systems

Compare manufacturing software, based on your organization's needs and characteristics.

It's fast, online, and easy—and you'll see the results immediately.

Straightforward requirements gathering.
Quick, apples-to-apples solution comparison. Interactive graphs and charts.

And you choose which manufacturing solutions you want to compare.
Reader Comment of the Day

"I saw one ERP implementation reveal (through the ability to do thorough activity-based analysis without 'smoke and mirrors' for the first time) that a CEO's high-profile 'pet project' was completely wrong-footed.

"No prizes for guessing the levels of leadership support that ERP project subsequently got!"

— Richard Houlton, in response to ERP Fail: When Best Practices Meet Real Life
IT White Papers
Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer's Guide
ERP: Is High ROI with Low TCO Possible?
The New Mobile Order
7 Must-have ERP Features for Food Manufacturers
Debunking the Top 8 Myths Surrounding Small-business WMS
Achieving Business Value with Network and Application Visibility
CRM Buyer's Guide
The Best-of-class Financial Systems Strategy: An Alternative to ERP Platforms
ERP Satisfaction: A User Survey

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that addresses key factors related to ERP user needs and behavior, and we'll give you free three-day access to our online software evaluation and selection application, TEC Advisor.

Questions cover basic issues including your perceptions of the implementation team, and your satisfaction with the ERP system. The survey takes only 20 minutes to complete, and your responses will be completely anonymous. Take the survey now.
Market News

IQMS' 2010 Best Year on Record, with 30% Increase in Revenue Growth

Optimistic client manufacturing forecasts and strong IQMS sales to expanded industries and existing clients position IQMS to make assertive expansion plans for 2011

Paso Robles, CA — IQMS, designer and developer of manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, recently announced its 2010 year-in-review recap. With an impressive 30% revenue increase over 2009, 42 new client companies, double-digit gains across all departments, expanded software development, a steady 98% customer retention rate, and a heavily attended User Group conference, IQMS achieved its best year in the company's 21-year history.

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