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IFS Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary
Is selling-off of its Brazilian subsidiary and of tangential CAD and payroll applications a sign that IFS is grasping the realities of a mature enterprise

comparison cad program  Continues Its Reinvention Through Pruning Part One: Event Summary Event Summary Divestitures of non-core products and services, which have apparently worked well for vendors like Epicor Software Corporation or Ross Systems (see Way to Go, Ross Systems! and Latest Development on Epicor's Trying the Divestiture Tack ), seem to be getting accepted by others too. Recently, Industrial and Financial Systems ( IFS ) (XSSE: IFS), a Swedish extended enterprise applications supplier with sales in 45 countries,

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Selecting a PLM Vendor


PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

comparison cad program  or text-based mode, make comparisons between two information structures, and provide different views of the information structure) workflow and event management sourcing product transition product development (the creation of product portfolios and folders, the ability to save conceptualizations, the definition of a development schedule, the automation of the ECO process, and the ability to collaborate with various user groups) change management requirements management visualization (integration with 2-D Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Needham, Massachusetts, United States (US)-based Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC, NASDAQ: PMTC), which is an over US$ 1 billion large software company that develops, markets, and supports product development software solutions and related services. The article analyzed the company’s genesis from its inception in 1985 through the mid

comparison cad program  lower  profit margins  in comparison to its desktop software “Desktop Solutions”). The revenue from this market is expected to constitute an increasingly greater proportion of PTC’s revenue over time. In addition, PTC believes that the markets for both its PLM “Enterprise Solutions” and CAx “Desktop Solutions” among small- and medium-size businesses also provide an opportunity for future growth. PTC’s PLM solutions suite addresses common challenges that product companies, in particular Read More

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact


The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software has made a name for itself by providing the tools that support the collaborative exchange of product data, appealing to companies that rely on contractors for the manufacture of its products. For companies whose BOMs change frequently, this integrated capability set has been extremely important, and Agile has thrived in the PLM selection situations requiring extensive external collaboration.

comparison cad program  latter). For a detailed comparison of the ERP and PLM markets see The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM . The raison d'tre for manufacturing companies is logically the delivery of products, and while these products can range from something as simple as a screw to something as complicated as an airplane or a transoceanic crude oil tanker, a great deal of effort and coordination must occur for the product to be designed, manufactured, delivered, and so on. The product development life Read More

Autodesk to Bring Microsoft Business Solutions Closer to PLM


While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.

comparison cad program  cycle. For a detailed comparison of the ERP and PLM markets and their respective scope, see The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM . Although much of the effort spent in PLM typically comes at the earlier stages (i.e., product design and rollout), PLM expands traditional engineering applications with business processes that stretch further into the enterprise and even further into the value chain. The multi-departmental, multi-company nature of PLM is changing the way that engineering-related Read More

Comparing Software Comparison Sites


A few online tools make it easy to compare criteria about software, side-by-side. Of course, you probably expect that I think TEC provides the mother of all evaluation tools for comparisons (true). But this is about some of the other guys. Two sites I like, which I recently came across might be useful to you if you’re scanning the horizon for high-level comparison info. The first is Opteros’s EOS

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2010 SMB Phone Systems Comparison Guide


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comparison cad program  SMB Phone Systems Comparison Guide Hosted voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services are proliferating, and small to medium businesses (SMBs) now have a better range of choices for IP telephony. But making decisions around hosted services is different than for premise-based systems. This SMB Phone Systems Comparison Guide has been developed to help you survey the field and narrow down the best choices for the specific needs of your business. Read More

Dillen Grows WMS Program


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Building a Web Application Security Program


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IFS to Launch IFS Touch Apps Partner Program


After having announced the launch of a number of cloud mobile apps, and in keeping with the mobility theme, IFS announced the new IFS Touch Apps Partner Program at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The program, which is aimed at delivering new smartphone apps to IFS customers, will officially launch on November 15, 2012, and five partners have already signed on.

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Why Selecting an ERP System Is Like a 12-Step Recovery Program


So, I was looking over this article, and it suddenly occurred to me that there are uncanny similarities between AA’s 12-step program and the ERP selection process. Is your business on the road to recovery? Find out! *Step 1 "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable." ERP selection translation: For “alcohol,” substitute “broken business

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