The ABCs of Extracting from ERPs

Many organizations have made enormous investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications such as JDE, PeopleSoft, and SAP. Designed to manage the daily operations critical to their businesses, these systems are not, however, optimized for business intelligence (BI). Accordingly, data must be moved to optimized BI solutions for robust analysis. But which strategies are most effective for extracting this data?

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

Understanding Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management

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This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the difficulties inherent in selecting and using enterprise software to facilitate reverse logistics and repair processes including warranty repair, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair and handling return material authorizations (RMAs) from distributors. Download the paper. Read More

From VAR to Solution Provider: Five Strategies for Business Transformation

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The traditional value-added reseller (VAR) business—comprised of companies that add features or services to an existing product and then resell it as an integrated product or complete solution—has become more challenging, with declining product margins, increasing competition, and lower-cost alternatives to proprietary products. The pressures are causing many VARs to grow their businesses from simply selling products to offering more comprehensive solutions built on a richer set of services and... Read More

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EvolveWare’s S2T Technology

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The Advantage of Process Oriented versus Modular Structured ERPs

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