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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites
Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various

cad solid concept review  aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and ERP systems, as well as sales order entry systems. Simply, the product configurator is just a rules (sometimes called procedures) and constraints software tool that captures a customer's requirements as input, and then automatically generates a configured product exactly matching a customer's specific needs, based on predefined design constraints. Given customer requirements and built-in product descriptions, the configurator will first search

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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St. Marys Paper Ltd.: Customer Profile


St. Marys Paper Ltd. is a pulp and paper mill located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (Canada). In 1989, it implemented a CHAMPS computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to help reduce costs and improve efficiencies. In 1998, St. Marys decided to investigate potential vendors for a maintenance system upgrade. After reviewing several vendors, the mill again turned to CHAMPS.

cad solid concept review  such as checklists and CAD drawings which print along with the work order step. Repair day planning and execution is another critical function of the maintenance department. The PM module is used extensively in this respect for generating work orders associated with these repair days. Prior to scheduled repair days all work orders, both auto-generated or manually entered and tagged as requiring machine downtime, are extracted from the CMMS into Microsoft Project where they can be further prioritized and Read More

A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

cad solid concept review  matter of course for decades within ERP systems for manufacturing, was added only two years ago. The same is true for the CRM capabilities, which are still thin on the sales force automation (SFA) and marketing automation fronts. The vendor openly admits a poor fit for most engineer-to-order (ETO; see ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market ) and job shop environments. Some configure-to-order (CTO) environments too might currently be a tall order (too much to expect) for OpenMFG (see The Essential Read More

Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

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Cybersecurity Review: Background, Threatscape, Best Practices, and Resources


Technological innovation has consistently leap-frogged security innovation primarily because security was not part of the initial design of the Internet. As Internet usage matures, the advances in cybersecurity continue to move forward. Read this white paper to learn about various types of threats and best practices for protecting your data.

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What Could Be Some New Frontiers for Large CAD/PLM Providers?


My attendance of Siemens’ two-day product lifecycle management (PLM) analyst summit in the late summer of 2011 was like trying to drink from a fire hose. Even without the plant automation and manufacturing execution system (MES) discussion (which was also included in the 2010 event), there was an abundance of products and related information, and I am still trying to wrap my mind around the main

cad solid concept review  integration with all major CAD systems, including Dassault CATIA, PTC Pro/E , and Siemens NX .  Dassault also has its own CATIA Composite competitive product , whereas  enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do not have any design capabilities whatsoever, only viewing/visualization capabilities at best . Co-opetitive “Business as Usual” Likely Siemens’ well-established open business model that serves the needs of all customers regardless of their mix of IT solutions and CAD platforms should Read More

With Record Revenues, AXENT Puts Down a Solid Fist


Cybercrime and information security attacks are not going to go away. AXENT's three protection products, Intruder Alert, Raptor Firewall, and NetProwler contain the most fundamental security protection products that any aspiring Internet company should include in their IT strategy - network based intrusion detection, host based intrusion detection, and an enterprise hybrid firewall.

cad solid concept review  Record Revenues, AXENT Puts Down a Solid Fist With Record Revenues, AXENT Puts Down a Solid Fist L. Taylor - July 6, 2000 Vendor Genesis Rockville, Maryland based AXENT Technologies Inc. has been seeing steady increases in revenue and solid sales in its line of security products for the last several years. Growing at a rate of 45% in 1998, AXENT exceeded $100 million in revenue. In 1999, their total net revenue exceeded $112 million. AXENT develops, licenses, markets, and supports, computer security Read More

Product Review: Ramco HCM


Many HR issues, including talent management, are common points of interest for HR (and related software) vendors. As such, many are designing their products to address these issues. Ramco HCM goes one step further by adding analytics to the mix.

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The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

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Vendor Review: SecureWave Protects Microsoft Operating System Platforms


The traditional approach to network intrusion management is to detect an intrusion, analyze it, and then works toward eradicating it. By buckling down your host security, securing the input/output devices, and intercepting Trojan executables, SecureWave can prevent intrusions from happening up front.

cad solid concept review  Review: SecureWave Protects Microsoft Operating System Platforms Vendor Review: SecureWave Protects Microsoft Operating System Platforms Featured Author -  Laura Taylor - March 2, 2002 Executive Summary The traditional approach to network intrusion management is to detect an intrusion, analyze it, and then works toward eradicating it. By buckling down your host security, securing the input/output devices, and intercepting Trojan executables, SecureWave can prevent intrusions from happening up Read More

Concept by Configure One Is Now a TEC Certified Quote-to-Order Solution


TEC is pleased to announce that Concept by Configure One is now a TEC certified quote to order (Q2O) solution and is available for evaluation online in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers.

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Aras Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM


During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras, an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D PDF converter to be embedded in a PLM vault server and included for all Aras PLM subscribers. Now, with the addition of the converter, Aras can support 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office, images and scans, and other data types in a single open format

cad solid concept review  Provides Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras , an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a  computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D PDF converter  to be embedded in a PLM vault server and included for all Aras PLM subscribers. Now, with the addition of the converter, Aras can support 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office , images and scans, and other data types in a single open format—compressed PDF. This will enable users across the Read More

Saba University: What a Concept!


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Dalian Shipyard Transforms Shipbuilding in China with PTC Product Development Tools


After adopting two-dimensional computer-aided design (2D CAD) in the 1990s, Dalian Shipyard discovered that 2D technology didn’t meet the real-world challenges facing ship designers. For example, 2D CAD could not graphically reproduce real ship design challenges, such as collisions. Dalian Shipyard needed better product lifecycle management (PLM) tools. The solution: CADDS 5i—a complete 3D CAD tool for shipbuilding.

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