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How the Mining Industry Benefits from ERP Systems
Integrated enterprise resource planning software normalizes the reporting requirements for a mining company’s various departments. This article loosely shows

article laws gravity  a manufacturer, but this article focuses specifically on one overview of the departmental structure of mineral mining.   Major Mining Company Departments Major Manufacturer Departments 1. exploration market research and product development 2. ore extraction and excavation raw material acquisition 3. transportation transportation 4. smelting manufacturing 5. sales and marketing sales and marketing 6. human resources human resources Table 1. The corresponding departments of mining companies and Read More...
Choosing the Right Electronic Medical Record System for Your Health Care Organization
Health care organizations have special needs to consider when deciding what type of electronic medical record (EMR) system to implement. This article examines

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Establishing Enterprise Architecture Governance
This article discusses the issues around implementing architecture governance, and what constitutes viable approaches to establishing effective governance

article laws gravity  Zackman, in a recent article (DM Review, December 1999) called architecture a ''countercultural'' activity. What he meant by this was that IT''s attention has been focused on producing running code, not on design for intangible future benefits. Architecture without governance is trying to promote this countercultural activity upon project teams that are goaled and measured by other, often conflicting criteria. In any reasonably large size IT organization, projects are identified and executed in a Read More...
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended

article laws gravity  cloud computing  adoption. The article ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 explores the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and inevitable soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their endeavors. Some concrete examples of vendors and their new strategies and solutions will be presented.   Carpe Diem Is Still There for SaaS Aspirants The consequences of the upcoming SaaS wave 3 (mentioned in Part 1 ) for vendors Read More...
PLM Migration: Migrate Your Mind First
This article identifies the increasing requirements of system replacements in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area and recommends users rethink the

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Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement
The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement

article laws gravity  by most organizations. This article reviews common problems associated with software evaluations, and introduces several ideas for improvement. This is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two will make Recommendations for Improvement. 1 - Standish Group International, Inc., The CHAOS Report , December 1, 1995. The Capital Investment Paradigm Financially, GAAP requires companies to account for most software license and implementation costs as capital investments. This makes perfect fiscal sense, as the Read More...
The ''Old ERP'' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on
Replace or Add-on to an aging ERP system is a dilemma faced by many companies today. This article discusses the trade-offs involved in making that decision.

article laws gravity  vendors. As the above-mentioned article discusses, the future of ERP means sharper vertical focus. For many industries or verticals, significant operational advantage can be gained by going with a vendor who focuses in their industry. The best of these focused vendors typically limit their target market to a few, closely related industries. Note, industry focus means application function, not industry specific brochures. Additions Involve Integration    But what is the true cost of going the best of Read More...
An Indian’s view on the Chindian software outsourcing condition
I was positively staggered to read the article “Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China?” Perhaps my opinions are underlined with a

article laws gravity  staggered to read the article “ Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China? ” Perhaps my opinions are underlined with a bias of the South Indian (you’ll find Bangalore in those parts) variety, a fierce one at that too (which is why I have long abstained from writing the article “Why Indian outsourcing is the next best thing to sliced bread”). Nevertheless, I maintain that the article does not present an objective view of the state of outsourcing to China & India. Do Read More...
The Path to ERP for Small Businesses - Part 1: The Research
Most consultants agree that there are three stages that precede a software implementation project: research, evaluation, and selection. This three-part article

article laws gravity  speedy, and successful. This article will broadly review the phases involved in a well-organized software selection methodology. Adhering to a sound methodology helps ensure that you select the right software rather than risk wasting money on all the problems that can arise down the road from a selection, which fails to meet the needs of your organization. No matter which methodology you use, the process has three main phases: A) research, B) evaluation, and C) selection. We will describe the main Read More...
Process Manufacturers: Are You Running the Wrong Type of ERP Software? [SURVEY]
Take the survey now! Or read on to find out why we''re talking about this.*In his article Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer, TEC author Joe Strub

article laws gravity  this. * In his article Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer , TEC author Joe Strub explains the difference between process and discrete manufacturing with an example: Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. You cannot put the juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. Read More...
Is Your Enterprise Application on a Road to Nowhere?
Consolidation is a well-documented trend and is to be expected in the market for enterprise applications. This article outlines the evolution of the enterprise

article laws gravity  evolve the product. This article traces the evolution of the enterprise software market, focusing particularly on the much-publicized and truly revolutionary technology known as service-oriented architecture (SOA). It concludes by outlining the key questions you should ask application vendors about their future plans for the products they are marketing. The SOA Revolution Wholesale change in the enterprise applications market has taken place in fits and starts, driven by leaps forward in technology. In Read More...
Software Selection, Mafia-style
The Guardian''s excellent article How to Do Business Like the Mafia lists 7 rules for running a successful business—legitimate or otherwise.And where there

article laws gravity  Mafia-style The Guardian''s excellent article How to Do Business Like the Mafia lists 7 rules for running a successful business—legitimate or otherwise. And where there are business rules, of course, there’s enterprise software. Which led me to wonder just how the Mafia would go about the enterprise software selection process. Happily, we have Cosa Nostra ''s “10 Commandments” to help us, thanks to an odd document that surfaced in November 2007. These so-called commandments were discovered by Read More...
Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System?
Getting ERP transaction data into a summarized form that is useful to knowledge workers is one way to extend the value of your ERP system. This article

article laws gravity  Recently, TEC featured an article by Olin Thompson titled, The ''Old ERP'' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on which discussed options available to companies who want to add business functionality to their Old ERP systems. Certainly, there are many options now available in new business functionality that run the gamut from Supply Chain Planning (SCP) to Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The pros and cons of replacing or adding on to your existing ERP system were set forward in Thompson''s article. But Read More...

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