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Shortlisting EAM Vendors: A How-to Guide
TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz was positively purring after his certification of the IFS Applications EAM functionality a couple of weeks ago, thanks to what he

alex hankewicz  How-to Guide TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz was positively purring after his certification of the IFS Applications EAM functionality a couple of weeks ago, thanks to what he called its comprehensive functionality and well thought-out and scalable architecture. He’s not normally very effusive, so when he described it as “one of the best I’ve seen,” I thought it was time to offer readers a walkthrough of TEC’s EAM Evaluation Center, which you can use to generate a free shortlist of EAM solutions. For

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Discrete ERP 101


Puzzled by process? Dazed by discrete? First, let’s understand who should use a discrete ERP application. Discrete manufacturers assemble products from component parts. These products are made to order and can, in theory, be disassembled (ex: cars, computers, tables…). Process manufacturers (AKA continuous manufacturers), on the other hand

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Ramco OnDemand ERP Certification


Ramco OnDemand ERP is a full-function SaaS ERP product for the small to medium business (SMB) environment. The entire product is Web-based, accessible by your web browser, and fully supported via the Web.First Impressions The forms layouts and many of the detail screens allow for data field relocations and reconfigurations via drag and drop. The default color schemes are easy on the

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Ask the Experts: Is Hosted CRM Really the Right Option for You?


We submitted this question to our analyst team to get their collective opinion. Read on to find out what they had to say. Leslie Satenstein With the advent of several “technological changes,” it hardly matters (from a performance point of view) if your CRM package is local or remote. • Operating systems are becoming less and less important for hosting desktop applications. • High

alex hankewicz  to an on-premise solution. Alex Hankewicz Companies operating in the SMB sphere may prefer the hosted solution based on the following information: • Cost appears to be dropping—a recent study by Yankee Group estimated that a company with less than 150 employees would have to invest $1.5 million (USD) to achieve traditional CRM with all the bells and whistles—a sizable investment. • A hosted solution can cost you about $50,000 (USD) per year—you have all the support you require, with Read More

Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?


TEC reader Martin K. recently wrote in with these questions: What kind of data is handled by ERP systems and how it is done? How does the interface work? Which departments normally use it? And who is the recommended team that should choose the ERP system?TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says: To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP

alex hankewicz  ERP system? TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says : To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP systems were developed as an extension of materials requirements planning (MRP) systems. MRP, in turn, was originally developed (late 70s and early 80s) to integrate planning and scheduling elements to the manufacturing process. Subsequently “MRP II” was introduced to incorporate the planning elements of distribution and forecast requirements to the central Read More

Adonix Grows Roots Against The Odds Part 1


Proving that a lack of size can be compensated with a savvy value proposition, Adonix, until recently a quiet French ERP provider, keeps on delivering pieces of its strategy to further establish itself internationally, despite a harsh and hostile environment.

alex hankewicz  often heard about lately. Alex Attal, the CEO of Adonix North American operations, joined last December. In April 2002, the company hired Lucia Ahnemann as VP of marketing and channels. Ahnemann was formerly CIO of Scient , an e-business consulting and professional services concern in New York City. Like Attal, Ahnemann is also a former executive with IBM . This is Part One of a two-part note on recent developments at Adonix. Part Two will discuss the challenges Adonix faces and make User Read More

Astute Social Relationship Management


Social media provides data to the enterprise on how its customers are interacting. Even though most decision makers understand that gathering and analyzing this data is important, it’s not always easy to know how. Astute Solutions was founded in 1995 to offer call center and issue management software, which later became a full customer service solution. The acquisition of RealDialog from

alex hankewicz  briefing and demo with Alex George, chief technology officer (CTO) of Astute Innovations. In a nutshell, Astute SRM was built on the idea that companies need to be able to integrate social data into their business processes and should be able to combine it with CRM data to respond to and engage with their customers. As opposed to other social CRM and monitoring solutions, Astute SRM offers functionality for routing social interactions, just as any other type of communication might be routed. The solution Read More

SOX Segregation of Duties Matrix


I'll get to the downloadable SOX segregation of duties matrix in a moment, but first let me address a question from one of our readers. Needless to say, I appreciate all feedback, including one recent comment regarding my article Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues: Mr. Hankewicz mis-states Section 404 in his article "Segregation of Duties and Its

alex hankewicz  Segregation of Duties Matrix I'll get to the downloadable SOX segregation of duties matrix in a moment, but first let me address a question from one of our readers. Needless to say, I appreciate all feedback, including one recent comment regarding my article Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues : Mr. Hankewicz mis-states Section 404 in his article Segregation of Duties and Its Role in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Issues.   He says this section (404) is a comprehensive Read More

HP says "When in Doubt, Buy It Out" for Server Appliances


HP to sell Procom's server appliances.

alex hankewicz  HP. Procom chief executive Alex Razmjoo said. This is a brand-new relationship for us. Over the next three or four months, they will be getting shipments from us. The deal provides Procom with a new revenue stream and a high-profile business partner, while giving HP a product that counters offerings from Dell, and it also dovetails with HP's own server plans. Procom, a 350-employee company based in Santa Ana, Calif., makes server appliances, which are essentially networked computers designed for a Read More

Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.

alex hankewicz  compete with global vendors. Alex Ring, president of the Synectics Group in Orefield Pennsylvania (US), which is a provider of trade promotion management (TPM) software observes that, Generic software does not meet the unique needs of CPG. Food is different than hardware, and within food, retail and foodservice are different. As a result there are significant differences in the functional requirements for CPG/TPM software . Companies that have identified a fatal flaw in their ERP usually have very Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 8)


Welcome to Week 8 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer.The story so far: Mike

alex hankewicz  thanks this week to Alex Dumitru, TEC’s information manager, and to TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz. Read More

Employee Training in a Recession


Organizations reassessing their staffing levels are both reducing headcount and cutting employee-related expenses, even if training can provide long-term benefits. This article discusses the increased importance, benefits, and risks of employee training in a recession with respect to enterprise systems.

alex hankewicz  to figure out how Alex ran regular interfaces, Neil matched invoices, Julian filed tax reports with the government, and Nancy created database backups. If Alex, Neil, Julian, and Nancy are no longer with their organizations, then they are, in all likelihood, unable or unwilling to assist their former employers in the event that their help is needed. Often, the best case scenario is that jobs performed by ex-employees are partially understood by their replacements. Nonetheless, this may very well result Read More