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What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?
Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision

comparisons of cad  give misleading results. Loose comparisons can also be made between some applications (e.g. comparing a system running Oracle 8i to one running Microsoft's SQL Server to one running IBM's DB2 ), but as with OSes, can be misleading. However, trends can sometimes be assessed through judicious use and analysis. Brief History and Background  For a long time, the only benchmarks to which anyone paid attention were related to the CPU. In the 1980s, people (especially salesmen) were fond of quoting how many

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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The New and the Noteworthy: 2008 Vendor Wrap-up


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comparisons of cad  compensation rules using side-by-side comparisons. Essentially, TrueComp allows compensation managers the ability to create business rules and calculate payments. And with its ability to automatically calculate compensation benefits, the solution can help minimize management costs and eliminate the possibility of overpayments. It’s is robust enough to manage the most complex compensation plans, but it’s also simple enough to administer without having to heavily rely on the IT department. TrueComp is Read More

Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a suite targeted at cost-saving opportunities in the product development cycle.

comparisons of cad  to avoid the inevitable comparisons to off-line simulation packages and design toolkits. Formation should also embark on an aggressive marketing campaign to improve its visibility in the process industry and even consider an alliance with Aspen Technology provided it employs its own brand. User Recommendations Process manufacturing companies or those that develop and market products for manufacture through outsourcing partners should give Formation Systems strong consideration if speed and cost-savings Read More

Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends


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Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part One: Software Requirements for Retail


Although the retail and wholesale customers have typically invested a low proportion of their total revenues in information technology, retail industry leaders have begun to demonstrate an ability to achieve market advantage through the effective use of specialized enterprise applications. As a result, the requirement for all retailers to increase their investment in IT and adopt best practices has thus grown.

comparisons of cad  interaction through, e.g., on-the-spot comparisons as well as cross-sell and up-sell information, see The Store of the Future . Recently many retailers have also claimed benefits from deploying some pricing and markdown optimization applications. At the core of this is rules-based pricing management, enhanced by price and markdown optimization engines (algorithms) with near, real time links to the central product database, historical prices, and promotional data along with multiple-levels of store space Read More

Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership


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Nintendo of America, Inc.


With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company’s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America’s 180 “managers of image” market Nintendo’s games throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Because these managers spend the bulk of their time visiting retail operations to successfully brand the Nintendo product, the company was searching for a way to communicate detailed information to them, as well as to the rest of the company’s workforce. Nintendo also wanted to simplify the benefits enrollment process for employees and allow them to change their personal data on their own and at their convenience, without contacting the HR department.

comparisons of cad  of America, Inc. With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company’s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America’s 180 “managers of image” market Nintendo’s games throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Because these managers spend the bulk of their time visiting retail operations to successfully brand the Nintendo product, the company was searching for a way to communicate detailed information to them, as well as to the rest of the company’s Read More

Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine


The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs.

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Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership


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Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees


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