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Buzzwords, Swear Words, ERP, and You
Heh heh. The Global Language Monitor (GLM) has released its Top 10 Most Confusing High-tech Buzzwords of 2008.Meh. You won’t find any buzzwords on the TEC

an familiar words  time for that” is an oft-heard rationale for not conducting a thorough definition of your business processes prior to selecting a software system. Yes, it takes time and resources. Yes, it can be excruciatingly painful. But it’s essential to positioning your implementation for success. See Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs . 5. The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set Read More

Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you're looking for open source

an familiar words  with the product. If an organization is just beginning to use a product and doesn't have anyone on staff very familiar with how the product works, it may be important to have experienced resources available. These resources may be part of the development team employed by the vendor, or may be a service provider that specializes in the product. Either way, the company addresses a weakness in its talent set. Desire for legal protection. Some open source vendors provide indemnification to their customers. Read More
Playing Devil’s Advocate with an Innovative Vendor’s “Techies”
Rather than pursuing the usual route of writing analyses of major market trends, we’ve decided to ask vendors about their opinions and approaches. IFS has re

an familiar words  provide the service as an application service provider, or manage the assignment with in the framework of its own internal systems. (See IFS and Saab Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement .) Finally, being ahead of the SOA curve (due to the way its suite has long been structured as components) has enabled IFS to focus on the user experience (UX) innovation. IFS believes that small- and medium-sized companies can beat the larger competitors (like IFS does against SAP, Oracle , and Microsoft Dynamics) by Read More
From Spreadsheet Chaos to an Integrated BPM Application in Six Steps
Spreadsheets can provide rudimentary business performance management (BPM) capabilities. But there are many reasons to leave them behind: improved collaboration

an familiar words  result, the search for an implementation consultant has become more formal. Many are expert in more IT-centric topics like star schemas and metadata structures, but may not be familiar with performance management. Role of the technology expert. Technology experts—those versed in system integration and databases—are still essential for implementation in the performance management world. This is especially true when it comes to the advanced usage of BPM, or next generation BPM, where fewer packaged Read More
Trunity: Introduction to an LMS/WCM Software Provider
Learning management systems (LMSs) and Web content management (WCM) systems for corporate or educational environments have a new but not untested contender

an familiar words  Trunity . Trunity provides an LMS, virtual textbook platform, and content management application, all with social networking elements interwoven. If you’re not familiar with the Encyclopedia of Earth, it’s part of the Digital Universe Project , which publishes sites dedicated to specific research topics. It’s a bit like Wikipedia, with an injection of what traditionally would be recognized as peer-review authority. The Digital Universe project has a lot of content, developed by many different Read More
Manufacturing Strategy: An Adaptive Perspective
Adaptive manufacturing enables companies to produce goods efficiently and manage variability proactively. However, it must be managed as an end-to-end, closed

an familiar words  Strategy: An Adaptive Perspective Adaptive manufacturing enables companies to produce goods efficiently and manage variability proactively. However, it must be managed as an end-to-end, closed-loop process with tight linkages between manufacturing applications, adjacent enterprise applications, and—most importantly—the technology behind these applications. Such integrated networks enable the process visibility and collaboration capabilities that, ultimately, are the key to building an Read More
Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment?
It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle

an familiar words  Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Featured Author - Joseph Strub - September 2, 2003 Introduction It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. Could it be because of availability? No defined role? Never been asked? No perceived benefits? This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle where the audit function should be involved and the deliverables to be Read More
Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application
Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the

an familiar words  to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded like this: even though activities from quoting to Read More
Create an Intelligent Analytics Strategy for Your Organization
A good business analytics strategy can pay off. Learn how to grow and transform your organization with analytics and business intelligence (BI) in this

an familiar words  an Intelligent Analytics Strategy for Your Organization A good business analytics strategy can pay off. Learn how to grow and transform your organization with analytics and business intelligence (BI) in this newsletter, featuring new research from Gartner. Read More
An In-depth Look at ROI
As the economy turns sour, and IT budgets remain flat or get reduced, doing more with the infrastructure you have has never been more important. But investing

an familiar words  In-depth Look at ROI As the economy turns sour, and IT budgets remain flat or get reduced, doing more with the infrastructure you have has never been more important. But investing in the same old networking infrastructure, storage, servers, and bandwidth is not going to help you reach your strategic goals. Get a return on investment (ROI) analysis for one brand of network appliances that can help you reach your IT objectives. Read More
Administración y Estructura de un Negocio Familiar Perdurable
La administración de un negocio familiar es más complicada que aquellos negocios cuyos dueños no tienen ningún parentesco, porque la familia dueña del negocio

an familiar words  mayor causa para problemas organizacionales. Read More
Defining An Enterprise-wide Business Performance Management Architecture
Today’s business users require more from their business performance management systems. From dashboards to scorecards, production reporting, ad hoc analysis

an familiar words  An Enterprise-wide Business Performance Management Architecture Today’s business users require more from their business performance management systems. From dashboards to scorecards, production reporting, ad hoc analysis, financial applications, and key performance indicators, it’s clear that businesses need one system that offers broad, diverse functionality. They want the interface to be intuitive and easy to use, and they want the system to integrate with their productivity tools. Read More
An Introduction to QlikView 6
QlikTech develops and provides a complete suite of powerful business intelligence and data analysis software called QlikView (pronounced click-view). QlikView’s

an familiar words  paper is to provide an introduction to the QlikView user interface and descriptions of the various features that set QlikView apart from other database interfaces. Read More
An Evaluation of Build versus Buy for Portal Solutions
Portals are becoming integral to innovation for many organizations. From content aggregation portals to sophisticated enterprise process portals, organizations

an familiar words  Evaluation of Build versus Buy for Portal Solutions Portals are becoming integral to innovation for many organizations. From content aggregation portals to sophisticated enterprise process portals, organizations have used portal solutions to improve productivity, streamline processes, enable new delivery models, and provide IT with a powerful platform for application development. Get a total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison of different portal solutions. Read More

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