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Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management
Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are

change request impact  identify corrective action — Change request integrated to supporting information — Centralized access to change status, approval routing, and change history — Formal change management process — Workflow — Configuration Management — Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) — Workflow or status alerts — Product lifecycle management — Design visualization / markup — Document visualization / markup — Product data management   We are a highly capital intensive industry so, making a change

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ROI Systems Defies The Odds Through Delighted Customers Part Two: Market Impact


ROI's approach has always been to offer proven but not necessarily leading-edge product technology, which has allowed the vendor to provide its customers with easy migration paths to updated technology.

change request impact  had no reason to change the vendor. Furthermore, while this steadfast approach might have been at the expense of slower-than-market growth during the halcyon 1990s, that is not the case any more. A 6% organic total revenue growth, whereby new license revenue growth was at enviable 14.5% in 2002, and ~30 new accounts in the year, cannot easily be touted by the mightiest competitors, let alone by the peers. Rather than being on the defensive to protect its customer base from openly aggressive competitors, Read More

QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Three: Market Impact


QAD deserves admiration for its protracted innovativeness and endurance as the only assets it could muster as to compensate for limited resources compared to many larger competitors.

change request impact  recipes, routings/work centers, engineering change control, cost accounting management, etc), manufacturing control (inventory management, work orders, quality management, repetitive manufacturing, shop floor control, etc), manufacturing planning (master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), etc.) and a slew of typical financial modules. Additionally, both natively and through OEM partnerships, it features advanced pricing Read More

ROI Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 2: Impact and Recommendations


Expanding incrementally, with goals that are carefully balanced with providing excellent customer support, close attention to the bottom line, and leveraging a tried-and-true business model, partnerships and technologies has been ROI Systems' formula of success. It is now in a position to move forward with its plans for further needed product enhancements, staffing expansion and company growth, at a time when many of its peers continue to struggle.

change request impact  who need it. Engineering change order (ECO) control, vendor managed inventory (VMI), mobile configure to order (CTO) facility, available to promise (ATP) calculations, sales consignments/point of use (POU) inventory techniques, flow manufacturing concepts, repetitive order groups (ROG) planning/scheduling, master production rate-based scheduling (MPRS), distribution requirements planning (DRP), preventive plant maintenance scheduling, product change collaboration (PCC), EDI and electronic funds transfer Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

change request impact  inventory management, and engineering change management (ECM). The key words pervading so far have been sourcing, spend management and contract management. Namely, the core procurement process has become fairly mature and most enterprise application packages provide solid support for the purchasing process. This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One detailed the event. Part Three will present challenges and make user recommendations. Strategic Sourcing To provide a more distinct value proposition, Read More

Electronic Health Records as a Platform for Change


The use of electronic health records (EHR) has increased rapidly over the past few years, and the healthcare industry is turning to using this valuable infrastructure as a transformational platform to deliver higher quality, more efficient, and patient-centric care. This white paper argues that mapping the capabilities of EHR systems and the availability of EHRs as data sources to the strategic objectives of a healthcare organization—both business and clinical—is the key to extracting long-term value from from EHR data.

change request impact  as a Platform for Change The use of electronic health records (EHR) has increased rapidly over the past few years, and the healthcare industry is turning to using this valuable infrastructure as a transformational platform to deliver higher quality, more efficient, and patient-centric care. This white paper argues that mapping the capabilities of EHR systems and the availability of EHRs as data sources to the strategic objectives of a healthcare organization—both business and clinical—is the key to Read More

The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses


This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.

change request impact  (HR)/payroll management, electronic data interchange (EDI), and warehouse management systems (WMS), all of which Best and ACCPAC have tackled. On its hand, former ACCPAC had possibly raised the bar by offering its customers a multidimensional choice: to start with accounting and add other tightly integrated business applications as needs arise; start with a simple set of enterprise applications and grow to more advanced level applications; run applications in-house or on a hosted/subscription base; run Read More

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With the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data. Recent studies have shown that many companies are not prepared for how these changes will affect their business. To improve their governance procedures to meet these new requirements, businesses must invest in technology that can adequately preserve electronic data.

change request impact  prepared for how these changes will affect their business. To improve their governance procedures to meet these new requirements, businesses must invest in technology that can adequately preserve electronic data. Read More

ITIL and Its Impact in a Multiprovider Environment


The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has become an answer for many IT departments trying to solve their business problems. But many organizations find that their investment in ITIL has failed to yield the anticipated return on investment (ROI). So what’s the key to maximizing ITIL ROI? First, understanding that the term “ITIL-compliant” has as many meanings as there are outsourcing service providers.

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While owing to a number of similar products and to former competition between the merging parties this merger has a merit of growth by acquisition in a slow growing (or even declining) EDI-VAN market, the merger of Inovis and QRS may well emphasize some interesting dynamics within the retail market segment.

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UNIT4 Living in Change: Acquisition With a Human Face?


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change request impact  and the Power to Change Integrative software as a service (SaaS) business systems are a way of transforming your finance operations. SaaS can position finance as the nexus of standardized, real-time information. Finance executives should investigate SaaS solutions and providers, so that finance and IT can work together to enable a cost-effective transformation of finance to a stronger leadership role and improve finance’s value to your company. Read More