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Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration
Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data

classification of products  PLM to support parts classification promotes the reuse of standard parts and components, thereby reducing inventory and acquisition costs. For the networking industry sub-segment, competition is fierce. Incremental technology improvements are vital, and time-to-market is always an issue to ensure profitability. The total manufactured cost of equipment is also a key competitive factor. Additionally, the threat of entirely new technologies is always on the horizon. These competitive factors are drivers for

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Critical Components of an E-PLM System


E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning vendors with extensive e-commerce initiatives, development staffs, and renewed interest in PLM, are as likely to lead the way.

classification of products  product variants, and part classification Requirements Management Includes capturing customer requirements and converting them into product design and test specifications Project / Program Management High level, and detailed task specific management of a group of development projects with resource allocation, status reporting, deliverable tracking, and portfolio analysis Additional e-PLM Components Description Collaborative Engineering Collaboration tools allowing remotely located team partners to work Read More

The Intelligence of Social Media (Part 1)


According to Wikipedia, “social media is online content created for people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies.” These days, networking is very different than it was in the past. A lot of social media services like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, personal blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other types of media content generate big volumes of data. But more importantly, people

classification of products  interesting and accurate tagging classification system that helps clarify what sentiment analysis is based on. According to Golder and Huberman, tags can be useful to •    identify a theme; •    identify a subject; •    identify content ownership; •    refine categories; •    identify qualities and characteristics; •    self reference; and •    organize tasks. These basic conclusions can support the idea that it is possible to measure and find regular patterns in Web Read More

Predictive Analytics and the Evolution of BI


In the last couple of years, the popularity of predictive analytics offerings has increased significantly, as many companies looking to improve their existing business intelligence (BI) and analytics faculties are looking to the field of predictive analysis to enhance these capabilities, and in some cases even replace them. But, is predictive analysis really the new BI? Is it a replacement for the

classification of products  types can be applied: classification (for predicting categorical/discrete variables such as yes/no, likelihood of an event to occur or not occur, risk levels, etc.) and regression (for continuous variables, such as blood pressure, liquid levels, etc.). To perform its task, the predictive model uses historical data to generate its outcome. So, for example, based on the analysis of historical data it is possible to address specific business cases and attempt the prediction of business scenarios such as Read More

The Subjective Criteria of ERP Selection


I hope our readers, to greater or lesser degrees, are familiar with our business software selection methodology—as we have been writing a lot on this matter. But the lion’s share of these publications often refer to either the functional or technical sides of the selection process, or what type of business processes a future system can support and how can be achieved. Here, I would like

classification of products  up with the following classification, which you can see running any Evaluation Center project on our Web site ( http://www.technologyevaluation.com/products/evaluation-centers/ ). These factors are usually considered after the detailed comparison of the software functionality of the short-listed vendors is done. Market data. There are a few criteria in this category; some of this market data comprises the vendor’s corporate and financial profile. Market data as a criterion looks quite simple and does Read More

TEC Certified Products: 2010 Vendor Wrap-up


With 2010 almost behind us, the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest software products to join its roster. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9 Plex Systems, Plex Online Sage, Sage ABRA HRMS  SmartOrg, Portfolio Navigator Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), S2K EnterpriseBusiness Intelligence (BI) Solutions—Jorge García

classification of products  Certified Products: 2010 Vendor Wrap-up With 2010 almost behind us, the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest software products to join its roster. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9 Plex Systems, Plex Online Sage, Sage ABRA HRMS   SmartOrg, Portfolio Navigator Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), S2K Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions—Jorge García MicroStrategy was founded in 1989 as a BI consulting service and has evolved into a Read More

New Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative


Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business environment. Those who choose real-time business intelligence are likely to gain the insight and agility to measure risk and reward in an instant—and move forward. Destiny is no longer in the hands of fate. It’s determined now, in a second. New outcomes await. Determine yours with business intelligence solutions from SAP.

classification of products  Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business environment. Those who choose real-time business intelligence are likely to gain the insight and agility to measure risk and reward in an instant—and move forward. Destiny is no longer in the hands of fate. It’s determined now, in a second. New Read More

Case Study: Chatsworth Products




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Future of MOOCs—Repurposing for Enterprise Learning?


A variety of massive open online courses, commonly referred to as MOOCs, are available to individuals worldwide. While the long-standing impact of MOOCs on enterprise learning may be obvious, TEC’s research analyst Raluca Druta predicts that enterprise learning itself will have a huge impact on the design and development of MOOCs in the future. But here’s a word of caution for the repurposing of MOOCs.

classification of products  of MOOCs—Repurposing for Enterprise Learning? The idea of open online courses appeared as a form of online learning primarily for higher education institutions in the late 1990s, early 2000s. According to Wikipedia, the MOOC concept stems from the open educational resources movement—“freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational, assessment and research purposes.” The term itself stands for “massive open online course.” It Read More

Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products


At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck’ proposition. Further, it appears that SSA GT understands and listens closely (via Global Guide Groups) to the needs of conservative ERP customers that are unwilling to ditch a good functional product even at a cost of its technological antiquity. Further, it has a track record of strong functional development that preserves the customer’s current investment.

classification of products  SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products Complementary Products On October 28, SSA Global Technologies, Inc. ( SSA GT ), www.ssagt.com , a worldwide enterprise solutions and services provider, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Infinium Software (NASDAQ: INFM), www.infinium.com , another like provider, although mainly within different industry segments. In the agreement, each outstanding share of common stock will be Read More

MRP Success Story: Swiss American Products


Learn how Swiss-American Inc., a leading manufacturer of medical products, improved the accuracy of its inventory levels by adopting a new manufacturing system complete lot traceability, manufacturing resource planning (MRP), purchasing, and manufacturing projections.

classification of products  Success Story: Swiss American Products Learn how Swiss-American Inc., a leading manufacturer of medical products, improved the accuracy of its inventory levels by adopting a new manufacturing system complete lot traceability, manufacturing resource planning (MRP), purchasing, and manufacturing projections. Read More

WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory


Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also a more efficient operation.

classification of products  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More

Out-of-the-box Integration


Is it is possible for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve levels of application integration historically reserved for large enterprises with deep IT pockets? Duplication of data can be eliminated with the right electronic document management system (EDMS). Discover how an EDMS can be integrated with other core business applications to replace paper files and documents, driving efficiency and managing IT costs.

classification of products  of-the-box Integration Is it is possible for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve levels of application integration historically reserved for large enterprises with deep IT pockets? Duplication of data can be eliminated with the right electronic document management system (EDMS). Discover how an EDMS can be integrated with other core business applications to replace paper files and documents, driving efficiency and managing IT costs. Read More

Case Study: Inteva Products, LLC


When Inteva Products, LLC was launched as an independent company, one of its first challenges was a complete overhaul of its IT environment, which was made up of many different systems—including a legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Learn how the company chose a software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP solution that trimmed monthly operating costs by one-third and enabled IT staff to focus on more strategic work.

classification of products  Study: Inteva Products, LLC When Inteva Products, LLC was launched as an independent company, one of its first challenges was a complete overhaul of its IT environment, which was made up of many different systems—including a legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Learn how the company chose a software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP solution that trimmed monthly operating costs by one-third and enabled IT staff to focus on more strategic work. Read More

Voice of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak


Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics.

classification of products  of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics. Read More