Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems
Indigo Byte Systems, LLC
As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write complete documentation yourself and no budget to hire a professional technical writer to do it for you, what do you do? By applying the basic principles of cost-effective documentation, your business can develop impressive documentation quickly—for a minimal cost.
Manufacturing Process Management (MPM)
Technology Evaluation Centers
The Manufacturing Process Management Knowledge Base@addresses the processes associated with Manufacturing Engineering, or Digital Process Design, including the design, documentation, validation, management, and communication of production processes to both internal and external entities.
Improving Profitability and Processes in Returns Management
Tellabs is a $1.3 billion (US) corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and services optical networking, broadband access and voice quality enhancement. Tellabs was faced with a high volume and high cost product returns process. Improper documentation, lengthy processing times, and insufficient returns documentation was affecting customer service and limiting profitability. It worked with Click Commerce to implement their product returns application. The solution provides an efficient and transparent process, which allowed the business to be realigned for significant savings and improved customer satisfaction. The savings include reducing in-transit inventory by $1.76 million (USD) per month and reducing spare parts stocking levels from $7.5million to $1.9 million (USD).
Network Design: A Sole-source, Service-based Approach
Typically, useful network documentation requires a significant investment in time and effort. But because enterprise networks are in constant flux, many companies do not document their network on a regular basis. However, by adopting a sole source, service-based solution for network shapes and stencils, organizations can perform mission-critical documentation more regularly—in ways that are simpler, faster and more effective.
We are business analysts that specialize in dramatically accelerating
the business requirements collection, documentation and consensus
building process. In over 70 engagements with companies like
American Airlines, Transcontinental and Scotia Financial Group, we
have helped to cut the time to elicit requirements from stakeholders
by over 50%. Our team helps clients to get stakeholder consensus on
needs, lock this agreement on requirements, and gain greater scope
control on projects.
Our services include:
- Business case and scope building for implementation planning
- Accelerated detailed requirements elicitation and documentation
- RFI/RFP issuance and gap assessment
- Business analyst services
- Project and contractor management
- Business analyst training and mentoring programs
Fluid Topics is a full-web, DITA ready, solution for
publishing online documentation produced with structured content authoring
Compiere ERP & CRM
Compiere is an open source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM software solutions. The firm provides a comprehensive solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in distribution and service on a global basis and covers all areas from customer management and supply chain to accounting. Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM especially supports service and distribution (retail and wholesale) industries with an integrated web store, covering material management, purchasing sales, accounting, and customer relations management.
Software Capabilities Assessment Project
Technology Evaluation Centers
Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now.
Case Study: XEI Scientific Inc.
XEI Scientific Inc. was looking for a way to bring order to its product information and instill discipline to make sure it had a solid product development process in place. The company also needed a location to store and manage its product documentation. Learn how XEI chose a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that helped improve development process and provided the required data management capabilities.