What to Do with Your Legacy PBX

Enterprises will benefit from migrating from their legacy PBX systems and realizing the cost savings and simplified management with VoIP technology. But should you retain your existing PBX, modify it, or replace it altogether with a software-based solution? That’s the question many enterprises face today, and they must consider the makeup of their voice system when reviewing long-term plans for their organization’s IT strategy.

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MRP II and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

The United States manufacturing industry is more productive than that in many countries, and jobs are growing. But for these trends to continue, U.S. manufacturers will have to keep their edge by investing in technologies that allow them to do what they do better, faster, and more efficiently. One of the key components of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages is called manufacturing resource planning (MRP-II) or, as it is also known today, sales and operations planning (SOP). Download this... Read More

CMMS vs EAM: What Is the Difference?

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Every enterprise asset management (EAM) application can be used as a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), but not every CMMS can be used as, or has the broad functionality of, an EAM application. More specifically, CMMS is essentially about managing maintenance work necessary to sustain an asset, whereas EAM has more to do with managing the asset over its lifecycle to minimize cost and risk while maximizing return. This white paper explores how CMMS applications and EAM applications... Read More

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