Outsourcing with Confidence. Improving Communication, Visibility, and Quality Control

Outsourcing of software development work requires careful considerations and practices to alleviate the potential challenges involved. This white paper summarizes the challenges and describes Code Rocket: a software visualization and documentation system that offers assistance for supporting recommended best practices for outsourcing.

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Selecting ERP for Engineer-to-order Manufacturing

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Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was not designed for a project-oriented environment like engineer-to-order (ETO). How do the needs of ETO manufacturers differ from more traditional manufacturers? And how can an ETO manufacturer go about selecting ERP software that truly meets their needs for project visibility and control? Download this white paper to find out more. Read More

Must-have ERP Features for the Automotive Industry

This paper summarizes the benefits an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provides to the entire manufacturing process, "from shop floor to top floor." Included are key features in a software as a service (SaaS) solution to help an auto manufacturer optimize performance throughout the enterprise. Read More

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