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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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Application Vendors - Avoid Sabotaging Sales With Marketing


Have you ever lost deals where you knew you had the better product? Have you ever lost deals where the prospect agreed you had a better product? The two most frequent reasons for losing deals are poor salesmanship and poor marketing.

brown associates  at olin@processerp.com . Jim Brown is the President of Tech-Clarity Associates ; a consulting firm dedicated to helping software companies communicate the value of their offerings to their market ( www.tech-clarity.com ). He has served as a marketing executive for software companies specializing in PLM and process manufacturing solutions and has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software. Jim can be reached at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . Read More

What's Wrong With Application Software? - A Possible Solution? What Is It, Why And How Does It Fit Into Your Future


The series, 'What's Wrong With Application Software' explored key challenges found in enterprise applications and also discussed the characteristics of next generation architectures that would provide better support for applications. Once such solution, model based architectures, deserves to be on an enterprise's 'technologies to watch' list.

brown associates  About the Authors Jim Brown is the President of Tech-Clarity Associates; a consulting firm dedicated to helping software companies communicate the value of their offerings to their market ( www.tech-clarity.com ). He has served as a marketing executive for software companies specializing in PLM and process manufacturing solutions and has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software. Jim can be reached at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . Olin Thompson is a principal of Process Read More

Run your Business with no Software!


Picture your business today without software applications. It's hard to imagine, isn't it? But maybe you should try - and not for the reason you may be thinking. Think about how hard it would be to run your business if your software applications weren't working - and then build a plan to provide total application availability.

brown associates  Featured Author - Jim Brown - February 14, 2004 Introduction Picture your business today without software applications. It''s hard to imagine, isn''t it? But maybe you should try and not for the reason you may be thinking. Think about how hard it would be to run your business if your software applications weren''t working and then build a plan to provide total application availability. Is There Business Today without Technology? Software technology has become embedded in the almost every aspect of business Read More

Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense


Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. But do they really understand the impact of their decisions on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and key operational metrics? Do they have the tools to available to consider a broad set of possible options and their inherent trade-offs?

brown associates  About the Author Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad experience in applying enterprise applications such as Supply Chain Management, Product Lifecycle Management, CRM and ERP to improve business performance. Jim created his consulting firm, Tech-Clarity Associates, to help make the value of technology clear to business. Jim can Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions


Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Enterprise technology selections for ERP, CRM, SCM, and other enterprise applications provide valuable lessons that can be applied to selecting PLM software, but there are some key differences that need to be recognized.

brown associates  About the Authors Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Planning, ERP, Supply Chain Execution, and e-business applications to improve business performance. Jim served as an executive for software companies specializing in manufacturing solutions before starting his Read More

POS-Connect: Point of Sale (POS) Systems Competitor Analysis Report


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brown associates  Connect: Point of Sale (POS) Systems Competitor Analysis Report A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC''s model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities. Read More

NAI Will Pay Trend $12.5 Million Resulting from Law Suit


Settling a patent dispute out of court, Network Associates agreed to pay Trend Micro $12.5 million for the cost of licensing Trend's patented technologies. Both companies claim to be the innovator of scanning for viruses in electronic mail.

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Retalix Acquires a Provider of Store Systems for Top Tier Department Stores


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CleverPath Aion


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