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What Keeps EAM/CMMS Away From PLM?
Written By: Yu Chen Published On: August 20 2009 Today, many assets are designed and manufactured with the help of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools and systems, which contain highly valuable product definition information for enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) operations. That being said, if there is a way to tie the two systems (EAM and PLM) together, the result will be beneficial Read More...
Six Reasons You Should Think About Getting a New Accounting System
Written By: Aleksey Osintsev Published On: August 20 2009 Accountants and business people overall are generally aware that whatever happens in the company must be reflected in the corresponding accounting books or ledgers as accurately and as quickly as possible. This means that accounting as a business process should be able to obtain, process, and store a significant volume of data that comes from a battery of different sources. I do not believe we Read More...
Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 3
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: August 20 2009 Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (a.k.a., Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat is yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications. The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “protect, extend, and converge” strategy for providing customers with a migration path choice at Read More...
Want to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse!
Written By: Guest Blogger Published On: August 19 2009 When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy.” However, before the economy took a turn for the worse, they talked about low profit margins, high inventory levels with low turns, and an erosion of their profitability because of their warehouses. I am often forced to ask, “Is the economy Read More...
The Dawn of the GRC Era for XBRL
Written By: Lane Leskela Published On: August 18 2009 Read More...
The “Aha! Moment”
Written By: Guest Blogger Published On: August 18 2009 Most business leaders rely heavily on their business management software for making critical decisions and for managing operations. That’s why when it becomes clear to you that your current system is hampering your ability to make those critical decisions, it’s time to start looking for something new. Denise Petitti of Ash Equipment in Batavia, Illinois (US) was training a new Read More...
10 Tips for Perfect (Nearly!) Inventory Accuracy
Written By: Khudsiya Quadri Published On: August 18 2009 Even though we have made enormous advances in technology and business processes, many organizations and manufacturers still cannot perform basic warehouse operations without going into reactive mode. This is mainly due to a lack of proper or basic inventory record maintenance and accuracy. Some organizations don’t measure inventory in an accurate manner, or they don’t even have such Read More...
Fashion PLM RFP Template Available
Written By: josh chalifour Published On: August 18 2009 TEC analyst, Kurt Chen, recently completed work on a new research segment covering product lifecycle management (PLM) selection criteria for the fashion industry. Soon we'll announce the launch of fashion and retail industry-specific models in our online PLM Evaluation Center. However, I'd like to point out that as of today you can purchase a template of the functional criteria companies in Read More...
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: August 17 2009 Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some Read More...
Taking Multilingual Support to the Next Level
Published On: August 17 2009 Product managers in product companies are trying to develop applications that support multilingual functionality. Multinational corporations use multilingual software applications in order to increase their productivity and in some cases meet compliance regulations. Read More...
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