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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  manufacturing industry, the ERP application typically sits on the top levels of the business IT/manufacturing framework. See the diagram below for the different application layers within a steel manufacturing company; this diagram is very similar to a diagram contained in a document produced by IBM Global Business Services (see page 9), which I have modified slightly for the purposes of this blog post. [click thumbnail to enlarge image] Integration of ERP with other business processes is key for the Read More
ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments
The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for fu...
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Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact
Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  majority of their business application needs, particularly in the lower end of the market. It is not any more a question whether any ERP vendor provides some SCM or CRM functionality, but rather how much functionality and with what level of integration (see Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems ). Furthermore, as ERP, SCM and CRM applications individually improve to collaborate better, other technology components might also come into play to enhance the level of collaboration. In additio Read More
Leading Solution Provider to Steel Manufacturers Gets Acquired-Why?
When one company acquires another, who benefits? It seems PSI’s recent acquisition of AIS will benefit both—as well as their clients and the steel industry as a

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  a higher level of application reliability, scalability, and flexibility, combined with a user-friendly experience. The current framework is in C++, with the intent being to move towards leveraging Microsoft .Net and Web Services technology. Most of the manufacturing industry has been slow in adapting to Web Services; the new trend is to have everything online and in real time. AIS will not be pushing manufacturers to jump at every new capability coming online for SteelPlanner solutions; AIS wants steel ma Read More
Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan
Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However,

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  introduction of an enterprise application framework, vendor enhanced plug-ins, sales force automation (SFA) tools, customer relationship management (CRM), and - following the latest trend - business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. During 1999, Baan pursued a dual product strategy: 1) becoming one of the first ERP vendors to offer a fully integrated ERP-CRM-SCM product suite, and 2) e-enabling and extending the suite to respond to the changes taking place in the marketplace as a result of the Internet and th Read More
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  Plex Online frequently replaces application software from Consona, QAD , and various legacy systems from Infor such as MAPICS, BPCS, Baan , and SyteLine . We win more than our fair share due largely to the functional fit of the product for manufacturers and the completeness of the solution. Customers don't need multiple products to run their business. When we lose it is typically due to lack of brand awareness. For instance, management may recommend Plex, but faces resistance from the board, who has only Read More
Professional Service Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud
Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment demands a focused examination of the professional services provided by your organization, and the most

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  Service Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment demands a focused examination of the professional services provided by your organization, and the most efficient infrastructure required to support them. You must provide your most important asset—your people—with effective tools that can be accessed remotely, securely, and immediately. Professional service organizations that understand this will be in a strong position to Read More
Customer Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing
The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a favorite department—in somewhat the same way that parents tend to have a favorite child. Not having children of my own, I did some research on the topic and found this very interesting article on a study about the burying beetle ( Nicrophorus vespilloides ), an insect Read More
PeopleSoft Delivers Oxymoron In 'Supply Chain in a Box'
Users would do well to take PeopleSoft’s claims with a vein of salt and maintain realistic expectations regarding the challenges they will face in integrating

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  term, but only proven application of its supply chain solutions will enable the vendor to contend on an equal footing with SAP, J.D. Edwards, and Oracle. User Recommendations We are sure that there are small organizations with simple supply chains for which the product might well run out of the box. But in general, users would do well to take PeopleSoft's claims with a vein of salt and maintain realistic expectations regarding the challenges they will face in integrating their supply chains. Don't buy Read More
Wireless (In)Security Trends in the Enterprise
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) has become a mainstream technology offering great benefits and efficiencies but carrying with it unique security challenges. Unsecured

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  (In)Security Trends in the Enterprise Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) has become a mainstream technology offering great benefits and efficiencies but carrying with it unique security challenges. Unsecured WiFi provides an easy target for hit-and-run style attacks allowing hackers to cause severe damage while remaining invisible and undetected. Ignoring the specific requirements for securing their enterprise network and users against WiFi vulnerabilities, businesses risk loss of confidential data, legal Read More
Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Discrete Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  variations. The lean manufacturing application supplements the existing version of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 , which has been described in the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX (Hamilton, 2007) and in the following excerpts: Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments and Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments . The description of lean manufacturing functionality uses system-specific terminology for functions, window titles, and field labels as much Read More
ERP Industry Consolidation: A New Trend or an Ongoing Process?
Although enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry consolidation is nothing new, the constantly changing market dynamic affects product lifecycles

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  business consumers to distinguish application functionality more effectively. Focused or Niche vendors, surface as comprehensive, industry specific business solutions.   Consolidation - Bads   Consolidated products many times get lost in the mix with the larger vendors multi-product menu of product offerings. Focus diminishes as the Consolidator spreads its resources across many products creating uncertain support and product direction. End of life cycle accelerates for many of the consolidated Read More
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  Manufacturing Express Edition Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express combines broad functionality to create an end-to-end solution for manufacturers. It includes functionality for: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Production Management Product Management Material Management Financial Management Business Intelligence (BI) Express is suited for job Read More
Microsoft Throws in the Towel in the Instant Messaging Wars
REDMOND, Wash. (Bloomberg) - Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, has stopped linking its instant messaging system with America Online Inc.'s

application of sap in steel manufacturing industry  to download AOL's IM application from either site listed in the preceding paragraph. Instant Messaging is here, and here to stay. AOL will gain market share in IM users and in turn, will realize increased sales from their site (probability 90%) While Microsoft has stopped linking, this does not mean that it is permanently out of the growing IM market. In time, a standard will arise, and when it does, count on Microsoft being there (probability 95%). Read More

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