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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

baan tools notes  planning. Companies like SAP, Baan and JD Edwards were among the first to explore these opportunities. ERP systems were designed to allow a single software package to replace disparate and obsolete software within the corporation. The late 1990's saw a huge growth in the adoption and implementation of supply chain planning systems. ERP vendors have added new SCM modules onto their core product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. AMR Research recently estimated that through 2006,

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).

baan tools notes  from SAP, PeopleSoft , Baan , Siebel Systems , and Oracle into portals solutions using IBM's WebSphere Portal Server. SAP Portals' OEM partnership with Baan offers customers the ability to strengthen the integration of disparate software applications throughout their enterprise. Technology from SAP Portals is deeply embedded within Baan's Portal product. SAP Portals' OEM partnership with Microsoft Corp . is designed to make it easy for corporations to integrate information from enterprise applications Read More

Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their "Business One" Priority Part Two: Market Impact


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ERP and PLM: Defining Their Roles and Creating a Collaborative Environment for Success


Manufacturers’ business needs have changed significantly over the past few years, evolving the roles that technology plays within the manufacturing process. Two key technologies—enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM)—have developed into key success factors for manufacturers and when combined, provide a collaborative environment that adds value and helps in maintaining a competitive edge.

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Recommendations for Users of Acquired Enterprise Resource Planning Systems


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Migrating Lotus Notes Applications to SharePoint and .Net


Due to the increasing popularity of the Microsoft messaging and collaboration environment, companies are looking into migrating their messaging and application infrastructure from other platforms (such as Lotus Notes) to the Microsoft environment. But how can you effectively transition from Lotus Notes to the Microsoft environment while managing the change for all concerned? And what elements need to be considered?

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Management Information Tools


MITS helps distributors and manufacturers leverage the data in their business systems to make better decisions. Established in 1996, MITS’ interactive reporting and business intelligence software uses industry best practices. From standard to custom reports, dashboards and scorecards, MITS drives sales growth, profitability, and operational efficiency for competitive advantage.

baan tools notes  Information Tools MITS helps distributors and manufacturers leverage the data in their business systems to make better decisions. Established in 1996, MITS’ interactive reporting and business intelligence software uses industry best practices. From standard to custom reports, dashboards and scorecards, MITS drives sales growth, profitability, and operational efficiency for competitive advantage. Read More

TEC's New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions


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How Software Development Tools Can Improve Spreadsheets


Spreadsheets have boosted the productivity of the financial reporting supply chain for nearly two decades. But in the current age of compliance and legislation, it’s necessary to create controls around the sharing of information—and so spreadsheets can be a liability. How can you control formal, important documents while allowing them to be easily changed and shared? Treat spreadsheets as a software product. Find out how.

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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


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Enterprise Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut


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New Generation of BI Tools More Powerful and Easier to Use


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Improving Employee Productivity with Social Tools


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Reporting Tools


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