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Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part One: Event Summary
Although its PLM solutions will not likely be the

construction innovation forum  in heavy engineering and construction segments might represent a time and money-saving solution. The Oracle Project Management module also has built-in application programming interfaces (APIs) to Microsoft Project , Primavera and Artemis , supporting a two-way interchange with desktop scheduling systems As mentioned earlier, the central module is the Advanced Product Catalog, which is based on the existing item master used throughout the Oracle E-Business Suite. It could be regarded as a lightweight PDM

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Human Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently


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Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix


BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

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Amazon’s “Vendor Flex” Supply Chain Innovation


Supply chains are always looking for greater efficiency, and reducing latency is a recurring theme. It was interesting therefore to read a recent Wall Street Journal article by Serena Ng about an ambitious experiment by Amazon, and one that has apparently been ongoing, very quietly, for some 3 years. In a joint initiative with Procter @ Gamble (P@G), Amazon has developed a program called

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Accolade


Sopheon Accolade provides automation capabilities, collaboration, workflow and best practices templates across all innovation management, new product development (NPD) and product portfolio management (PPM) processes. The fully integrated solution supports all processes and constituencies involved in the entire product and/or service lifecycle. Starting with Innovation Planner for strategic innovation planning to connect initiatives with business objectives and identify opportunities and gaps. Vision Strategist provides advanced strategic roadmapping automation capabilities to connect innovation strategies with market, product / service and technology planning. Once the strategic plans are defined, Idea Lab provides idea and concept development (ideation) using campaigns, communities, open innovation, collaboration and other methods to produce high-value ideas and validated concepts as initiatives. Process Manager provides innovation process and project automation and execution for developing the initiatives using Stage-Gate®, Agile, PACE®, DoD 5000 modeling, Lean Six Sigma, phase-gate, DFSS and other processes / methodologies. Innovation process accelerators and collaborative workflow facilitate productive and cost-effective NPD/PPM processes. Portfolio Center provides advanced top-down and bottom-up product portfolio management including advanced optimization, portfolio classes, accelerators and resource / capacity planning. The product is modular, enabling companies start in the functional area of immediate need and expand to additional functionality as their solution implementation matures. Extensive analytics are included across all areas of the solution. Integration with Microsoft Project and SharePoint integration is also available.

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Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 3


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Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation


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