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Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

30 60 90 day action plan templates  its inventory levels by 30 percent, reduced its warehouse space requirements by 38 percent, improved its month-end close process by five days, reduced its DSO (Days Sales Outstanding ) by 44 percent and increased sales by 100 percent without hiring new employees. Various ERP vendors list on their Web sites several gains made by their customers, including: TUFF SHED Inc. increased processing from 60,000 transactions per day to 60,000 transactions per minute and shrank its monthly financial review cycle to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

In this lean and green buyer’s guide, we’ll discuss some of the challenges that companies are facing in light of the changes to the economy as well as the pressures of “going green.” We’ll talk about some of the highlevel changes your business can make, with a focus on operational efficiency and on how lean and green practices can both lead to the same result: efficiency equals sustainable business. We will also feature information about some of the vendor offerings targeted at companies looking to adopt or improve their “green business strategies.” The products covered in this guide address various areas within the scopes of both “lean” and “green,” including lean manufacturing, environmental management, operations management, compliance regulations, and more.

We’ve included customer success stories to illustrate how product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise asset management (EAM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions have helped companies like yours deal with their environmental concerns. For your convenience, there is also a vendor directory to assist companies that are looking for a “sustainability enabling” solution.

We hope this report will provide you with enough insight about the current state of the market—with respect to both lean and green—to help you start making a few decisions about how your company can make a change for the better. We think you’ll find this guide a useful tool for determining which type of solution is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


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Executive Overview
Lean, Green, and Everything in Between

Thought Leadership
Corporate Social Responsibility: Using Technology to Become More Lean and Green

Case Study
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Increases Scheduling Efficiency with Asprova

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Lean in Action: Manufacturer Cuts Lead Time from Four Weeks to Four Days

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InkCycle Makes Green Ink, While Staying in the Black

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A Pragmatic Approach to Gaining Business Efficiencies

Case Studies at a Glance
TEC Analyst Perspective



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State of the Market: Lean and Green


Today’s need for sustainable development (economic, social, and environmental) is increasingly affecting how organizations do business. But the areas of environmental and corporate responsibility are still relatively new to businesses as concepts that drive value. And even though these concepts are rapidly growing in importance, many organizations are still in the early phases of adopting an approach that provides measured results.

The state of market in “green” is improving—albeit at a very slow pace—as organizations learn the value of integrating environmental thinking into their operations, and find more and more ways to align green thinking with their business strategies and goals.

This need for change affects businesses, municipalities, government, and resource-extractive industries like manufacturing. Some of the major influences affecting these organization’s environmental sustainability decisions are regulations and standards, competitive position, and public confidence. In fact, there is a great deal of reputation at stake, since public consciousness towards environmental issues is growing.

Today’s stakeholders (customers, investors, etc.) want to put their money into companies that are sustainable. If businesses don’t take an interest in the environment—and their impact on it—it reflects very poorly on their interest in their bottom line. The current economic situation being what it is, companies cannot afford “bad press,” and it’s in their best interest to realign their business strategies to include environmental awareness. Equally (if not more) important is the fact that green initiatives have a high return on investment (ROI) and end up paying for themselves through cost savings on resources, energy, carbon taxes, etc.

Today’s environmental challenges in business are vast, and range from financial burdens (such as rising energy, input, and transportation costs), to waste disposal and regulatory issues (minimizing/reducing waste), to accountability and sustainability—which can make the decision to go green both complex and convoluted.


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The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010


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More Efficient Virtualization Management: Templates


Historically, IT administrators have provisioned new servers with every new application, resulting in a large number of servers with utilization rates of 10 to 15 percent or less, commonly known as server sprawl. Server sprawl is responsible for a range of costs, including infrastructure, hardware, software, and management costs. So why hasn’t hardware virtualization solved your server sprawl issues yet?

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Sarbanes-Oxley and MAS 90


The Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 (also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 0f 2002) was passed by US lawmakers to reinforce honest and transparent corporate practices in the wake of the various public accounting scandals and corporate failures of the 1990s. As with any far-reaching legislation of this magnitude, there is plenty of hype that has emerged in connection with this law. This document is designed to help large and small companies navigate some of the “hype” that sometimes blurs the line between fact and fiction.

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SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part One: Event Summary


As the contest for the lower-end of the market intensifies, SAP is further honing a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP All-in-One vertical offerings for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering the SAP Business One product to appeal to smaller enterprises with less complex processes. SoftBrands comes to help with its Fourth Shift product to bolster long-missing manufacturing capabilities of SAP Business One, but the benefits should go both ways, once the integration materializes.

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In mobile workforce management, there’s a lot of focus on the plan. Because you can’t expect your field resources to be more effective than the plan you provided to them. And that makes sense. But planning is an ongoing effort. "The plan" is really only the plan at the start of the day. Because there are exceptions all the time.

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Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits


For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

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Sustainability From a Roles Perspective: Reflections from DSCC 2010 (Day 2)


As Dassault Systèmes Customer Conference (DSCC) 2010 moved to day 2, use of the word “innovation” continued its popularity at various sessions. However, I’d like to refrain from using this hot keyword and move to “sustainability,” one of the outcomes of innovation, and discuss it from a role perspective. This thought was triggered by today’s ENOVIA Brand Overview session by Michel Tellier

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How RAUCH GmbH Cut Its Publishing Costs by 90 Percent


Until 2004, German agricultural machinery manufacturer RAUCH created its technical publications in-house, relying on a service provider to create and translate operation manuals. The problem: this was a massive, time-consuming effort requiring extensive communication between all parties. Clearly, RAUCH needed to change its approach. The solution: incorporating Arbortext IsoDraw into its technical publications workflow.

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Should Your ERP Meal Plan Include the McCloud?


I have observed the enterprise software industry over a number of years, conducting research and reading tons of publications on ERP and other enterprise software issues, and I have noticed that cloud vendors and industry analysts frequently use analogies to describe software offerings and, more recently, to help businesses better understand the cloud, or to inspire trust and interest in cloud

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