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July 12, 2004  Volume 4, Issue 1305  
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    Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept?
Part One: Structures and the Selection Process

by Robert Rudd
This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.
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    Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0
Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations

by P.J. Jakovljevic
Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0
Part Two: Market Impact

by P.J. Jakovljevic

Information Security Fundamentals
Danger within. Industry experts agree that in 2004 and beyond, hackers, viruses, and worms will increase both in number and sophistication. Security should be a prime concern for corporations and individuals alike. This program attacks internal security vulnerability issues. If you are new to the security field or curious about the issues surrounding data protection, this course is for you. Register at TEC Learning Center today for this on-line LIVE course.

WHEN: Monday July 19, 2004
TIME: 10:00 AM (EDT)
DURATION: 2 hours

BPM conquers CPG's uncertainty
How consumer packaged goods (CPG) makers can best manage business performance

CPG companies are caught in a bind to deliver high-level service at reduced cost. Business performance management (BPM) drives success in CPG manufacturing through automated delivery of actionable information.

BPM solutions combine business intelligence and business-specific functionality with an executive dashboard to gain reliable planning and budget data, and a unified view of key performance indicators. This MSI Technology Broadcast will be of interest to managers seeking balanced trade-offs in complex business environments using performance management technology.

Sponsored by Hyperion and IBM

MSI Technology Broadcast: July 21 at 12 p.m. EDT

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Enterprise Sales & Operations Planning: The Critical Link
Can manufacturers improve service levels, grow revenue via new products, augment their margins and boost inventory turns? Enterprise Sales & Operations Planning (ES&OP) is a widely-recognized process that was developed by Oliver Wight. Led by senior management, the process evaluates revised time-phased projections of supply, demand, and the resulting financials on a monthly basis. Join Senior Consultant George Palmatier and learn how to align all business functions and sustain the company’s strategy and business plan. Attendance is limited and registrations will be first-come-first-serve.

WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 2004
TIME: 2:00 PM (EDT)
DURATION: 1 hour

The Definitive RFID Primer: Discovering what it is and how it can help (or hurt) your organization
Will RFID really deliver major benefits to manufacturers, logistics providers and retailers? What is an RFID solution and will the technology really transform the supply chain? Are the costs too high and the integration too complex? If you’re a project manager, IT professional, or anyone with supply chain responsibilities, you should join Ann Grackin of ChainLink Research for this on-line course. Attendance is limited and registrations will be first-come serve. Register at TEC Learning Center today.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 27, 2004
TIME: 11:00 AM (EDT)
DURATION: 1 hour


Mastering The Maintenance Process
December 5 - 8, 2004
Bonita Springs, Florida

The 19th International Maintenance Conference is an event where maintenance and reliability professionals learn from each other through a series of informative learning sessions, short courses, benchmark sessions, networking opportunities and a wide selection of full day workshops.

Please join us for IMC-2004 the 19th International Maintenance Conference.

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