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SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?
Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer: I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever!Sure, the enterprise applications titan

concepts by design  from scratch with the concepts of multitenancy, metadata- and model-driven development , Web Service and service oriented architecture (SOA), and ensuring that everything is working well between custom objects, tabs, fields, forms, and whatnot, is painstaking, and yet only a fraction of the total recipe for success . Ironically, the ERP giant could not quite leverage its 35 year experience in application software as the prospective SaaS customers are not the typical SAP on-premise customer, and the

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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ECAD/MCAD Collaboration Solutions: Integrating Mechanical and Electrical Product Design


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concepts by design  to try more new concepts.   4. ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Solutions PTC and Mentor Graphics have both developed solutions that help support collaboration between the electrical and mechanical design groups. One of PTC's solutions can be used with any of the ECAD printed circuit board (PCB) design tools while the other solution creates a direct, fairly tight integration with the ECAD tools that have adopted ProSTEP's EDMD schema. The same holds true for Mentor Graphics, as they provide a general data Read More

The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain


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Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


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concepts by design  allow marketers to share concepts to get customer feedback before going to market. Using the 3DSwYm social platform, over 400 communities of diverse interests exchange ideas, knowledge, and experience to foster innovation within Dassault Systèmes and for its customers. See TEC’s recent blog post for more details on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DSwYm and Exalead brands following its recent Netvibes acquisition. 3DVIA: “Lifelike” Offering 3DVIA started with Dassault Systèmes’ “3D For All” Read More

3Com Will Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm


Network giant 3Com has purchased an E-business web design and consulting firm.

concepts by design  purchase of Interactive Web Concepts (IWC) of Mountain View, California were not disclosed. Market Impact 3Com gets its foot into quite a few corporate doors. Comparing the booming E-commerce business with its own 6.5% sales growth, 3Com may have felt that it was time to step on the merry-go-round. IWC, which already boasts clients like Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Inktomi (and 3Com), will certainly benefit from both the financial backing and the sales contacts it gets from 3Com. 3Com says that the Read More

Design to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System


In today’s demanding project delivery environment, meeting contract deadlines is paramount. Companies are under pressure to rapidly establish plans, isolate deliverables, and deliver quality products. Learn about a project delivery management system that can help you streamline collaboration between business units, ensuring each step is monitored and controlled so you can deliver your project on time and on budget.

concepts by design  to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System The ProjectFit™ Project Delivery Management System (PDMS) gives Project Managers the ability to structure projects into manageable sized packages across many different cost centres and budgets. Source : DynamicFit Business Solutions Resources Related to Design to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System : Project delivery method (Wikipedia) Design to Delivery: Project Delivery Management System Delivery Management is also known as : Project Read More

Italian Men's Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations


Canali, word-famous Italian men's clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well, as the company has decided to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software application that would serve the entire region. All Canali's factories are in Italy (and the fact that it has not moved its manufacturing operations

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How to Design and Optimize Your Global Service Delivery Models


In the past 10 years, business process and IT outsourcing markets have become globalized, raising some key issues for outsourcing buyers. How can you develop a service delivery model for your business that fully exploits global sourcing opportunities while supporting overall corporate strategies, goals, and principles? By developing a set of integrated capabilities and processes as part of your core competency.

concepts by design  to Design and Optimize Your Global Service Delivery Models In the past 10 years, business process and IT outsourcing markets have become globalized, raising some key issues for outsourcing buyers. How can you develop a service delivery model for your business that fully exploits global sourcing opportunities while supporting overall corporate strategies, goals, and principles? By developing a set of integrated capabilities and processes as part of your core competency. Read More

Oracle Gets SAP'ed by IBM


SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an agreement to expand their global sales, marketing and development relationship. As part of this agreement, the two companies will work together to provide expanded choices for customers that wish to implement mySAP.com and IBM's DB2 Universal Database on a variety of hardware platforms. Following in the footsteps of Siebel, SAP has abandoned Oracle and is standardizing on DB2 UDB as its preferred platform. The deal is estimated at $400 million in sales annually.

concepts by design  Gets SAP'ed by IBM Event Summary WALLDORF, Germany, and SOMERS, N.Y. - Dec. 7, 1999 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM), the worldwide leader in data management solutions, today announced an agreement to expand their global sales, marketing and development relationship. As part of this agreement, the two companies will work together to provide expanded choices for customers that wish to implement mySAP.com Internet business Read More

Llamasoft: Supply Chain Design, Modeling, and Analytics Across Product Lines


LLamasoft, long known for strong supply chain design expertise, says that “supply chain design, modeling and analytics” is the more appropriate way to think about this Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm. Now the last independent supply chain network design firm, LLamasoft focuses on the supply chain execution (that is to say, not planning) side of things. Toby Brzoznowski (co-founder and executive

concepts by design  Supply Chain Design, Modeling, and Analytics Across Product Lines LLamasoft , long known for strong supply chain design expertise, says that “supply chain design, modeling and analytics” is the more appropriate way to think about this Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm. Now the last independent supply chain network design firm, LLamasoft focuses on the supply chain execution (that is to say, not planning) side of things. Toby Brzoznowski  (co-founder and executive vice president) reports that Read More

Walker Propelled by Winds of Change


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Customization Drives Complexity - Why It's Hard to Design, Sell, and Produce "Simple" Products


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concepts by design  Drives Complexity - Why It's Hard to Design, Sell, and Produce Simple Products The Customization Challenge Imagine walking into a car showroom and saying I want the late model sedan, but please give it to me with four more inches of legroom in the front, the tachometer moved to the left of the dash, and with an additional trunk release lever on the passenger side. What you would find is that the automotive industry, while they offer many features and options on their products, has Read More

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Line Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing


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