ThyssenKrupp manufactures and configures custom elevators. To shorten sales cycles, reduce costs, and simplify ordering for agencies, distributors, and customers, ThyssenKrupp opted to implement the Cameleon Commerce Suite e-commerce platform and product configurator. Sales teams can now generate accurate real-time estimates and plans, and validate configurations for their customers using 3D visualization. Find out how.
Related to Process Integration: E-commerce, Manufacturing Management, Product/Item Configurator, Access Commerce
Anyone even peripherally exposed to business media that touch on enterprise application technology has seen the term service-oriented architecture (SOA) bandied about in advertisements and articles. Given the central role of SOA in information technology, it is important to get beyond a buzzword level understanding. There are three key concepts surrounding SOA: granularity, Web services, and change management.
Related to Process Integration: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), IFS, Information, Management of Companies and Enterprises
When selecting integration solutions, the only certainty is that there?s no way of telling what systems and databases will need to be integrated in the future. As your business becomes more dependent on electronic relationships with suppliers, customers, and partners, it becomes harder to impose your own best practices. That?s why you need the flexibility to adapt to any conditions.
Related to Process Integration: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), IBS, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Your business has a better chance of withstanding the challenges of difficult economic times if it can respond quickly to change, provide accurate data, and fulfill demand in a timely way. Electronic data interchange (EDI) can help give you this competitive edge. But to make EDI work, you need to know the five worst mistakes to avoid making when you embark on an EDI integration project in your small to medium business.
Related to Process Integration: Business Process Automation, Business Process Management, Data Management and Analysis, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Middleware, Emanio
Manitou, a global producer of complex make-to-order forklift trucks, wanted to optimize sales processes to overcome several challenges, including a lack of visibility into the order pipeline, and order capture that was prone to errors. After deploying Chameleon, sales channels can access current and accurate product and pricing info, and order capture is not only faster, but more efficient. Learn about other benefits.
Related to Process Integration: Business-to-Business Web Sales, Business-to-Consumer Web Sales, Channel Management, Contact Management (CM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), E-commerce, E-CRM, Electronic Catalog Management, Field Service Management, Order Management, Quotation and Proposal Management, Access Commerce
No longer are customers simply sideline participants. Organizations are empowering them with a wealth of knowledge to engage in more informed decision-making. A customer relationship management (CRM) solution that encompasses all aspects of your business gives customers unprecedented visibility into the actions that impact them. Ultimately, this leads to greater accountability within the organization, and greater satisfaction among customers.
Related to Process Integration: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Marketing Automation, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Exact, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Manufacturers today face increasing pressures to boost revenues and secure profitability. But for them to realize the full financial value of these initiatives, they must invest in a system that can quickly and easily implement or consolidate core business applications. With QAD on-demand, businesses can reduce IT complexity and costs with simplified deployment options and complete application management alternatives.
Related to Process Integration: Application Lifecycle Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Data Warehousing, Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Management, Outsourcing, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), QAD, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
In fast-paced, low-margin manufacturing environments, companies must embrace technology in order to solidify or gain competitive advantages. It is equally important to avoid adopting technology for technology?s sake. Find out how leading companies are focusing on efficiency and cost reduction by integrating manufacturing execution systems (MES) or manufacturing intelligence (MI) with enterprise resource planning (ERP).
Related to Process Integration: Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Management, SAP, Manufacturing
Consider the transportation company increased efficiency obtained through greater process integration.
Related to Process Integration: Business Performance Management (BPM), Project and Process Management, SAP, Information
Enterprises of all sizes today face common problems dealing with handling increasing business complexity while reducing costs. The solution continues to be the automation of business processes. SAP is an established leader in addressing the needs of large enterprises. Building on that performance and identified best practices, SAP built and launched SAP Business One. SAP Business One was designed to offer small and medium businesses the same business streamlining and efficiencies at a scale and scope appropriate to their needs. IDC recently interviewed a number of companies that have successfully deployed SAP Business One. The purpose of our interviews was to determine what impact the software had on their productivity and cost reduction.
Related to Process Integration: Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP
Enterprises must collaborate or they will surely stagnate. Guarded proprietary information has given way to collaborative approaches where information is shared both inside and outside the enterprise?s walls. To survive, an enterprise must be flexible enough to collaborate externally with suppliers and partners while fostering the same environment with its employers.
Related to Process Integration: Accounting and Financial Management, Business Process Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Resources, Project and Process Management, Exact, Information, Management of Companies and Enterprises
A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn?t a sorry statistic, use the right metrics to gauge your success. Time, budget, and functionality aren?t enough?focus your efforts on requirements analysis and definition. Take measures to ensure your software meets your needs, and discover how to do accurate requirements analysis.
Related to Process Integration: Business Process Modeling, Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Executive Views, Practices and Business Issues, Project and Process Management, Project Management, Requirements Analysis and Definition, Requirements Management, Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers, Industry Independent
Until now, SharePoint has been implemented as simply a platform for front-end-heavy intranets, or as a system for limited document sharing and forms automation solutions. However, it now encompasses solutions for web-enabled applications, extranets, intranets, document management, business intelligence, and complex workflow. Thus, SharePoint needs to be internally marketed in a way that maximizes its capabilities for the web-enabled organization.
Related to Process Integration: Document Management, VPN, Extranet, and Intranet, Workflow Management, Optimus BT
Key Challenges Grow rapidly, primarily through acquisitions Quickly achieve acquisition synergies Improve decision making information for acquired operations Shorten postmerger integration by 4- to 8-fold Eliminate duplication of effort and data Speed up generation of month-end closing statements Attain near total accuracy of performance figures Enable viewing of total company inventory at any time Implementation Best Practices Standardized on 1 platform for composite applications Managed all application interfaces and Web services on central
Related to Process Integration: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Networking, Outsourcing, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), SAP, Finance and Insurance, Information, Manufacturing
SDMO Industries, a global manufacturer of power generators, sells its broad product line through a variety of sales channels. Communicating accurate product feature and pricing information was challenging, so SDMO looked for a customer relationship management (CRM) and order management software solution to improve sales productivity. Find out how SDMO optimized its global sales teams? efficiency and reduced overall costs.
Related to Process Integration: Channel Management, Contact Management (CM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Field Sales, Field Service Management, Order Management, Purchasing, Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Access Commerce