E-collaboration for Global Engineering

Electronics enterprises must respond to business drivers such as reduced time to market, technological innovation, and distributed operations and cost control to remain competitive. Effective collaboration among internal engineering and manufacturing, as well as external suppliers and distributors, requires great effort. But an engineering collaboration solution can help teams work together in real time. Learn how.

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Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors

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Suppliers to the oil and gas industry are under more pressure than ever before to increase quality, collaborate closely with the customer, and take on more project risk. Learn how enterprise resource planning (ERP) helps engineers procure construction companies, equipment fabricators, and service providers to meet the new demands from oil and gas companies. Download this white paper to learn more. Read More

Annual Expense Management Outlook: T&E Trends and Benchmarks for 2015

Travel and entertainment (T&E) costs make up the second largest portion of business expenses, surpassed only by payroll. Managing T&E spending can become tricky as companies merge, grow, and expand their global reach. This white paper outlines current travel and entertainment management trends, looking at the challenges and benefits of the manual expense process and Web-based systems. Return on investment (ROI) for T&E solutions is looked at in relation to company size, along with crucial features... Read More

Your Best Workers May Not Be Your Employees

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The workforce is changing. Cradle-to-grave employment is a relic. Technological advances have allowed workers to become more mobile and global. But the financial crisis of 2008 has had a lasting impact on employment around the world and across industries. Since then, multiple studies have documented the rise of independent workers, also known as contractors, freelancers, or consultants.

In this report, researchers look at a sample of more than 33,000 workers across 26 countries and compare... Read More

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Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration with Trading Partners

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These days, there is increasing pressure on companies to become more efficient and reduce the bottom line. Improving communication with suppliers, partners, and customers can dramatically optimize business processes and increase responsiveness. But how can you easily improve these channels of communication? Web-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that support Web 2.0 collaboration tools can help. Learn more. Read More

Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain

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When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available. Successful order forecast collaboration requires all members to share risks if forecasts vary, and to discuss issues as they arise. Accurate order forecasts drive sales increases, inventory decreases, and better decisions. With so many benefits across the entire demand chain, shouldn’t you look into order forecast collaboration with your partners? Read More
 
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