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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects
Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key

asking for approval  is more appropriate than asking for cost estimates from vendors that may or may not be a realistic budget foothold. Total Cost of Ownership ( TCO ) Metrics Total cost of ownership factors in not only the cost of purchasing software licenses and implementing the system, but it also assesses long-term maintenance costs. Most companies do not look beyond the initial cost outlays. Because of this they are shocked to learn that ongoing system configuration to meet changing requirements, upgrades, technical

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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A Lexicon for Customer Relationship Management Success


Despite technological advances, users are dissatisfied with customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Ambiguous terms do not provide the vocabulary for concrete action and measurable expectations. Thus, CRM is perceived to be about intangibles, and is approached with a let's-hope–for-the-best mentality.

asking for approval  the company is not asking the right questions. Moreover, unless the satisfaction scores are extremely high, the customer is vulnerable to brand switching. For these reasons, linking CRM success to increased loyalty or satisfaction once again uses metrics that do not correlate with profitability or effective decision-making. They sound like apple pie and motherhood —innocent, idyllic, and flawless, but they are actually empty objectives when they are not accompanied by other metrics that measure Read More

Ten Keys for Project Success


Any project represents significant effort in terms of justifying resource allocation and expense. Project failure may not only diminish or eliminate expected benefits, but also damage existing tools and processes. There are ten key steps for project success; many of these steps occur concurrently, and are important focal points for teams and executives contemplating initiating projects.

asking for approval  critique' approach instead of asking them to create content from scratch. Because of other responsibilities outside of the project, don't assume participant from outside of the project team will work on project tasks outside of set meeting times. Build time into meetings to read documents and brainstorm feedback. Incorrectly assuming those tasks will be completed by all participants prior to the actual meeting will compromise the meeting agenda and require those who did complete the work to sit through a Read More

Workforce Productivity for the Steel Industry


As has been proven time and again by successful companies, the correct technology, deployed in a well-managed organization with clearly defined estimating, procurement, fabrication, and shipping processes, is more likely to consistently meet customer requirements on schedule and on budget. Learn more about the importance of identifying the correct technology to produce the benefits you need.

asking for approval  is on the phone asking about an assembly required at the job. How long does it take to get an accurate view of your work in production? Production tracking is often a manual process that is not integrated into the company's business system. By the time relevant information is gathered and compiled, it is no longer accurate. When data is collected automatically during the work process a real-time view can be created of what's going on in the shop. The current location of all assemblies, by sequence, lot, Read More

Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises


This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that should be asked. It is important to ensure that a SaaS solution is well aligned with business requirements, and can accommodate change and growth. The paper also provides an evaluation template for executives to use in conducting evaluations of SaaS solutions.

asking for approval  need to start by asking several important qualifying questions of prospective providers. Based on our ongoing work with both SME executives and SaaS providers, Saugatuck has netted down this list to the following questions: Does what seem to be improved functionality include all the things you've been getting from on-premise software? Is what appears to be lower cost is really lower? Will the SaaS solution be consistently available and provide acceptable response time? If a problem occurs, will the Read More

Dynacom ERP (v. 11.3) for ERP for SMB Certification Report


Dynacom Enterprise is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small to medium business (SMB) solutions in the 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 analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

asking for approval  ERP (v. 11.3) for ERP for SMB Certification Report Dynacom Enterprise is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small to medium business (SMB) solutions in the 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 analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for ERP for Non-manufacturing Services Certification Report


Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for services solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. 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 analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

asking for approval  which allows for simple multitasking. Interface :The software has a fairly intuitive and logical interface which is highly configurable; its pattern and style are designed in Oracle's typical conservative manner, and are consistent throughout the screens of the system's major modules. Performing task :Tasks performed in any specific module are logically defined and accomplished. However, they do require that the user be trained on the application. The number of steps required to perform an average task Read More

Vitria OI 4: Data for Today and for the Future


Vitria is a long-time player in the provisioning of software solutions for analyzing information in real time. Founded in 1994 by two entrepreneurs—Drs. JoMei Chang and Dale Skeen, Vitria’s current chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technology officer (CTO), respectively, Vitria has evolved its operational intelligence and business process management (BPM) applications into mature and stable

asking for approval  OI 4: Data for Today and for the Future Vitria is a long-time player in the provisioning of software solutions for analyzing information in real time. Founded in 1994 by two entrepreneurs—Drs. JoMei Chang and Dale Skeen, Vitria’s current chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technology officer (CTO), respectively, Vitria has evolved its operational intelligence and business process management (BPM) applications into mature and stable solutions that enable data analysis in real time and BPM Read More

Buying ERP for Manufacturing: What to Look for in a Cloud-Based Solution


SaaS-based software for manufacturers? The idea is rapidly gaining ground as manufacturers become aware of all the benefits a cloud-based ERP system can bring to their operations.

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ERP for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision


Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via coordinated, standardized information and analysis—were often outweighed by costs and complexities of ERP systems. A variety of options have emerged to overcome concerns of the past. Read on the key considerations in an ERP decision and critical implementation factors.

asking for approval  for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via coordinated, standardized information and analysis—were often outweighed by costs and complexities of ERP systems. A variety of options have emerged to overcome concerns of the past. Read on the key considerations in an ERP decision and critical implementation factors. Read More

Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX v.4.0 from Adeaca: PPM for PSA Certification Report


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asking for approval  Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX v.4.0 from Adeaca: PPM for PSA Certification Report Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX v.4.0 from Adeaca is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of product portfolio management (PPM) for professional services automation (PSA) in TEC's PPM for PSA 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 Read More

The Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business


IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT organizations are turning to information technology service management (ITSM) to help improve processes. But there’s still too much focus on technology and not enough on business outcomes. Learn key strategies for changing your approach to delivering IT services.

asking for approval  Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT organizations are turning to information technology service management (ITSM) to help improve processes. But there’s still too much focus on technology and not enough on business outcomes. Learn key strategies for changing your approach to delivering IT services. Read More

Top ERP for Manufacturers or for Distribution Software Ratings


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