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Best Practices: Financial Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment
There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while

bill maurer  the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while nothing can be outsourced without some risk, there are a number of steps that can be taken to ensure a successful relationship and minimize the financial risk to the outsourcer. Know what steps your company can take to ensure you get the most out of outsourcing FBAP.

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CC&B for the Telecommunications Industry RFI/RFP Template

CC&B Core Requirements, Packages, Discounts, and Promotions, Mediation, Retail Rating and Billing, Billing for New Generation Services, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, Customer Care, Provisioning and Activation, Accounts Receivable, Financial Systems, Reporting, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment Services, Revenue Assurance, Multinational Requirements, Technical Requirements 

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AlphaMedica Gets Clean Bill of Health with QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


The medical marketing agency AlphaMedica, based in New York, New York (US), is a fast-growing business. It needed an accounting system that could keep up with a flurry of activity, generate quick payments and reports, and link smoothly to the in-house systems used to manage the more specialized aspects of its business. For help, it turned to QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.

bill maurer  Gets Clean Bill of Health with QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions The medical marketing agency AlphaMedica, based in New York, New York (US), is a fast-growing business. It needed an accounting system that could keep up with a flurry of activity, generate quick payments and reports, and link smoothly to the in-house systems used to manage the more specialized aspects of its business. For help, it turned to QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. Read More

Blue Link ERP


The Blue Link Elite solution features every module included in its Controller version, plus purchase order, job costing, producton control and bill of materials (BOM), contact management, return merchandise authorization (RMA), customer contract pricing, and product configurator.  

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Arena Solutions


Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions develops a collaborative bill of materials (BOM) and change management system designed to help small and midsize manufacturers deliver products to market. Arena provides an environment for centralizing, controlling, and analyzing complex and constantly changing product information, including BOMs, part specifications, and change orders. Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California (US).

bill maurer  Solutions develops a collaborative bill of materials (BOM) and change management system designed to help small and midsize manufacturers deliver products to market. Arena provides an environment for centralizing, controlling, and analyzing complex and constantly changing product information, including BOMs, part specifications, and change orders. Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California (US). Read More

WorldCom SPRINTs, Nokia/Visa Pays Bill, & Service Providers Gear for Wireless Tsunami


Ready for another Internet Tsunami? Broadband and Wireless ubiquitous infrastructures are coming into place at a rapid rate. Digital Business Service Providers (DBSPs) are scrambling to get ready. Users should be thinking now about the impact on their digital business.

bill maurer  cents to your phone bill (and hopefully delivers the coke). The prospects obviously raise a host of concerns - including of course data security and billing issues (maybe you rang the wrong number and got the coke machine?). Another existing application is GM's OnStar service that can notify a GM service center automatically if an air bag deploys in the car, and locate the car through its GPS system. Remote sensing and data will eventually play a major role in the agricultural industry. A corporation Read More

Sage 100 ERP Online


Sage 100 ERP Online (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 Online) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a range of functionality for: Core accounting E-commerce Business intelligence (BI) Human resources (HR) and payroll Customer relationship management (CRM) Financial reporting Sage 100 ERP Online core accounting modules include accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), bank reconciliation, fixed asset accounting (FAS), general ledger (GL), and magnetic media reporting. Project management, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution functionality can help companies automate key processes related to inventory management, bill of materials (BOM), and job costing. Sage 100 ERP Online offers platform flexibility as well as three built-in report writers.

bill maurer  related to inventory management, bill of materials (BOM), and job costing. Sage 100 ERP Online offers platform flexibility as well as three built-in report writers. Read More

Salary.com Wins Talent Management Shootout at 12th Annual HR Technology Conference


This year, I had the honor of attending the 12th Annual Human Resources (HR) Technology Conference held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois (US). While many of the events at the three-day conference piqued my interest, none did so more than the 2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout. This shootout reminded me of TEC’s very own shootouts and showdowns, done several times throughout the year

bill maurer  HR Technology Conference co-chair Bill Kutik, and co-authored by Leighanne Levensaler, director of talent management research for Bersin & Associates . Prior to the event, an e-mail was sent out to each of approximately 30 vendors. This particular event was organized and hosted by Bill Kutik. Vendors had an opportunity to participate in the event (if they chose to do so). While eight vendors were ultimately eligible to be candidates, the final four shootout contestants were chosen at random. Some of the Read More

Repcon Pricing & Quoting


Our web interface centralizes all the information necessary to generate quotations, orders, product configurations, documents, material structure and manufacturing routes so you can access it from anywhere in the world and at any time.  With Repcon Pricing & Quoting you will increase the number of quotations, increase the number of quotes that become firm orders, reduce the time of the sales process and reduce the cost of manufacturing products the client has not ordered. Because company products are on a catalogue on the web, new sales channels can be opened (internet,  distributors).  The main features of Repcon Pricing & Quoting are the following: • Complete quotation and order management • Price management • Complex product configuration • 2D and 3D computer aided visualization and configuration • Document generation: Word, Excel, pdf, xml, dwg… • ERP and CRM integration • Generating a Bill Of Materials (BoM) and manufacturing routes • Multilanguage • Multidevice

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Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

bill maurer  versus parts; formulas versus bill of materials; several units of measure (i.e., pounds, ounces, and liters) versus EA (each). There are, however, subtle differences. Process manufacturing is scalable. For example, if the formula calls for a 1,000 pounds of oranges but you only have 500 pounds, you can still make orange juice; just not as much. If you only have three tires, you are going to have wait for the fourth tire before the car can start rolling off the production line. In process, you tend make Read More

The Demo Crime Files!


This article is part of the continuing education all software demonstrators need to ensure their fundamental skills remain sharp. It points out three common “crimes” made in demonstrations, how to recognize them, and suggests alternative approaches.

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What’s Happening on Your Shop Floor?


While many ERP software companies claim to support manufacturing companies, their solutions do little more than accounting, order entry, and other office tasks. They are not suitable for use on the shop floor. Fortunately, today’s integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can provide the shop floor control and manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionality that manufacturers need. Find out more.

bill maurer  other key routing data. Bill of Materials Each manufacturing process has a distinct Bill of Materials (BOM) which defines the components that make up a part. A flexible BOM function offers indented BOM, exploded BOM, drilldown BOM, and a variety of other methods for visualizing and editing BOMs. Multi-Out Production An IT system must identify and control manufacturing processes where multiple different parts are produced from a single operation. This is a critical capability for stampers, multi-part die Read More

New Approaches to Software Pricing


Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of Rights for customers. How well do these pledges measure up?

bill maurer  maintenance alternatives. Software Customer's Bill of Rights Long and painful negotiations may provide some protection for customers, but today's software licenses still fundamentally protect the vendor's rights, and offer little protection of the customer's rights. To further differentiate itself, HarrisData has suggested a Software Customer's Bill of Rights to fundamentally alter the balance of power between software customers and vendors. The Bill of Rights is a result of over thirty years of Read More

Consilium Marine and Safety AB Chooses Aras and Minerva for PLM


Aras, the leading open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, announced that Consilium Marine and Safety AB, a supplier of safety, navigation, and environmental solutions, headquartered in Nacka, Sweden, has selected the Aras Innovator PLM solution suite to automate product development processes and improve product planning, compliance, and predictability. Consilium

bill maurer  Minerva , and include Bill of Material (BOM) and Change Management, Requirements Management, Project Management, and Quality Management. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of safety and navigation products and solutions, Consilium strives to protect lives, material assets, and the environment through its systems for fire protection, gas and emission detection, automation systems, and navigational equipment. The company markets to the global marine and oil and gas industries, and is represented in Read More

Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?


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