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Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

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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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Benchmarking: How Am I Really Performing?


Benchmarking, as defined by the dictionary, is "a standard against which something can be measured or assessed." But what is benchmarking? What does it do? Why should I do it? What do I benchmark? And how can it help me?

benchmarking tools  the end product of benchmarking is happy and satisfied customers and staff. Why Should I Do It? The most compelling reason to benchmark our activities is that it will help us be better retailers. This will help us improve our customer service and our sales. We have an obligation to do as well as we can, so that the store does not just survive but thrives. What Do I Benchmark? So what benchmark measures should we consider? As we said, there are hundreds of choices available, but in reality there are only Read More

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Benchmarking is a process where companies compare their performance over time against their competition. In doing so, they can identify where their strengths lie and where improvement may be needed. The point of benchmarking is to focus on areas that will yield the best return. For companies to succeed in their benchmarking efforts and gain a sustained competitive advantage, five key steps should be considered.

benchmarking tools  effective revenue growth through benchmarking sales performance. We help thousands of sales managers overcome their most significant challenges that affect sales management effectiveness. SBI has the data, expertise, and tools to move you quickly from diagnosis, implementation, and results. Typical problems we solve include: Quota Attainment Talent Optimization Quality Lead Maximization Sales Cycle Reduction Increasing Product/Service Differentiation   About NetSuite NetSuite, Inc. is the leader in Read More

Syncra Systems Helps Kimberly-Clark Clean Up


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Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market


Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR). These efforts are designed to accelerate the MBS Group's partner-driven vertical strategy, providing stronger opportunities for partners to align their services and solutions with their customers' specific needs. Microsoft has to be in the small business market, which is a springboard or a feeding ground for more scalable products as these businesses grow over time.

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You Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part Two: More Tools and Summary


This article continues the examination of tools that a vendor may supply that can make the implementation of an ERP package easier for your project team, end users, and IT department. Read on to see what tools you may want to have in your toolbox before proceeding with the implementation.

benchmarking tools  Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part Two: More Tools and Summary Introduction It stands to reason that, when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package, you must be sure that the software has the functions and features to support your organization. Unless you turn those functions and features into reality with a successful implementation, the benefits and savings that you think are there for the taking, won't materialize. Sure, if you don't select the most Read More

Finding the Tools to Automate


Custom automation is the way of the future for the manufacturing industry. Be sure to seek out an ERP vendor that offers you the tools to stay competitive.

benchmarking tools  the Tools to Automate Custom automation is the way of the future for the manufacturing industry. Be sure to seek out an ERP vendor that offers you the tools to stay competitive. Read More

Verification Tools for Wireless Broadband Systems


Wireless broadband systems are becoming ever more complex at an unprecedented pace. Verification of such an intricate system in a short development cycle is a challenging and tedious task. This white paper throws light on the need for automated test frameworks required for a wireless broadband system. It discusses two approaches that can help accelerate the verification process of physical layers and higher layers respectively of the protocol stack in wireless broadband systems.

benchmarking tools  Tools for Wireless Broadband Systems Wireless broadband systems are becoming ever more complex at an unprecedented pace. Verification of such an intricate system in a short development cycle is a challenging and tedious task. This white paper throws light on the need for automated test frameworks required for a wireless broadband system. It discusses two approaches that can help accelerate the verification process of physical layers and higher layers respectively of the protocol stack in Read More

The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

benchmarking tools  Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Providing consultancy in the areas of Information Technology and Management and development of software products that are reliable and rich in functionality for organizations that are in software development, construction and manufacturing. Source : Chemuturi Consultants Resources Read More

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benchmarking tools  Value with Outsourcing Management Tools There is much discussion in the marketplace about outsourcing management and governance (OM/G). Many organizations mistakenly assume they understand the science of effective OM/G, but that’s often not the case. OM/G is a critical discipline enabling companies to achieve the intent of their outsourcing deal. In fact, without it, value leakage of 15 percent or greater is the typical result. Read More

Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate


Through applications that integrate seamlessly into an enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom automation programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. Read this document for a discussion of the benefits of each option, plus some success stories from manufacturers that are working with IQMS' Automation Group to automate their shop floor processes.

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Using Social Media Tools for Recruiting Talent


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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

benchmarking tools  Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S's The first Read More

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benchmarking tools  Mistakes Most Professional Services Organizations Make-How Metrics and Automation Tools Drive Profits Many companies strive to effectively measure and analyze their service operations. But while management struggles to measure too many (or too few) metrics, they often overlook the basic measurement question: what to track, and how? By using the concept metric perspectives to define what data provides the most insight, you can move closer to a comprehensive metrics strategy. Read More