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Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements
A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long

asphalt formula  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In Part Two we examined the motivations for a process company to undertake a PLM project. In this part, we explore the requirements for PLM in the process enterprises. In Part Two of this series, we stated that a comprehensive approach was required in order to

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Jitterbit: Integration in Harmony


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asphalt formula  Integration in Harmony California-based provider of cloud-based application and data integration solutions Jitterbit has taken its strategy to offer a platform better adapted to the new requirements of integration at many layers a step further with the release of its integration offering , the Harmony Integration Cloud Platform . In the words of Jitterbit, the Harmony platform will “make it easy for companies to amplify the value of their business apps by connecting them across the entire Read More

Vendor Analysis: Interliant's Security Vulnerability Assessment


A security vulnerability assessment service is a risk management process. Interliant's security vulnerability assessment service enables its clients to understand what risks their online transaction systems and network infrastructure face. Relevant Technologies has taken an in-depth look at Interliant's security vulnerability assessment service to find out what their tactical strategy is in helping organizations minimize risk, how this strategy evolved, and what IT decision makers can expect to gain from using their services.

asphalt formula  Analysis: Interliant's Security Vulnerability Assessment Vendor Analysis: Interliant's Security Vulnerability Assessment Featured Author -  Laura Taylor - January 14, 2002 Introduction A security vulnerability assessment service is a risk management process. Interliant's security vulnerability assessment service enables its clients to understand what risks their online transaction systems and network infrastructure face. Relevant Technologies has taken an in-depth look at Interliant's security Read More

ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


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asphalt formula  Discrete Vs ERP Process ERP Discrete vs. ERP Process People often ask what's the difference between process and discrete ERP? Here's a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management) describes discrete manufacturing as the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers, whereas process manufacturing covers production that adds value by mixing, separating, forming, and/or performing chemical reactions. It may be Read More

Adonix' Mid-Market FORMULA - Adopting Best of Both 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators' Worlds


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ERP and Warehouse Management: Technology, Challenges, and User Recommendations


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Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning


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Siemens Product Development Solutions for Process Industries


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asphalt formula  Product Development Solutions for Process Industries Process manufacturing companies have been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many alternatives to choose from. This has not been the case for discrete manufacturers, for which there have been a wide variety of offerings since the late 90s. PLM for process manufacturers only started to truly emerge in the early 2000s. Since then, all major PLM vendors have been offering process PLM, but Read More

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An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges


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