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SAP for Chemicals Functionality
SAP has been delivering on its chemicals industry strategy by expanding its capabilities for manufacturing and supply chain management, broadening its composite

core functionality  SAP will deliver the core chemicals industry functionality, while its partners can create additional sustainable extensions. SAP also provides a dedicated industry sales and marketing team to complement partner resources. About the Authors Predrag Jakovljevic is a principal analyst with Technology Evaluation Centers ( TEC ), with a focus on the enterprise applications market. He has nearly twenty years of manufacturing industry experience, including several years as a power user of IT/ERP, as well as

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Global ERP Functionality Delivered


Today, global trade management issues affect small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and large multinationals alike. While enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a key component of any globalization strategy, not all ERP vendors offer the same degree of localization. Before undertaking an ERP implementation, it’s important to understand the extent to which each vendor provides international support and functionality.

core functionality  was added to the core product because Infor was able to meet Mexicos requirements while providing a numbering scheme that could be used by others. In the case of Thailand?s specific requirements for inventory balancing, the company decided to deliver the functionality in a separate country pack rather than confuse it with the more generic inventory balancing reporting expected outside of Thailand. Lawson uses both approaches as well. The majority of country specific requirements are delivered in a single Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source community. This can be be considered ironic, because open sourcing is something Microsoft loves to hate.

core functionality  applications that leverage the core functionality supplied by its ERP systems, while Microsoft remains the infrastructure supplier (i.e., of Microsoft Business Framework that includes application functionality, business class libraries, and development tools like .NET and Visual Studio , all running on the Windows OS ). MBS will have to energize its resellers to provide industry-specific configurable templates, but again, that can only happen once MBS produces a consistent and comprehensive listing of Read More

Caldera eDesktop Edges Out Microsoft Windows 2000 in Functionality - Part II


TechnologyEvaluation.com has completed its analysis of the innate functionality of three desktop operating systems – Microsoft Windows 2000, Red Hat Linux 6.2, and Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4. The winner is Caldera.

core functionality  University of Helsinki. The core of Linux is open source ; all version source code is available under open license, and any extensions or modifications must be submitted to the Linux community at large for inclusion in the main, shared body of Linux code. Within the space, Red Hat is the leading provider of Linux distributions and service. Red Hat Linux 6.2 was released in April 2000. Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 Caldera Systems began life as Novell CEO Ray Noorda's marketing arm for a non-Microsoft Read More

Epicor HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality


Epicor HCM Express is an interesting option for small businesses that are taking their first steps toward adopting a human resources information system (HRIS). TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta shows you how the Epicor product allows companies to go from bare bones to full HR functionality.

core functionality  and New Zealand). The core functionality of HCM Express provides the means for tracking employees (such as candidate management, employee management, employee development, health and safety, compensation, and performance). The solution includes some connectors to Epicor Payroll and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, as well as other third-party systems. In addition, HCM Express offers basic reporting, workflow, and routing, as well as some self-service portals. The home pages of HCM Express are Read More

PTC Windchill 10 for Core PLM for Discrete Industries Certification Report


PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of core product lifecycle management (PLM) for discrete industries solutions in the Core PLM for Discrete Industries Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

core functionality  Windchill 10 for Core PLM for Discrete Industries Certification Report PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of core product lifecycle management (PLM) for discrete industries solutions in the Core PLM for Discrete Industries Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product Read More

Core PLM for Process Industries Software Evaluation Report


Core PLM, Product Specification and Recipe Management (PDM and RM) for Process Industries covers the base foundation of PLM for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries such as food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical and others. It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management and collaboration.

core functionality  Software Evaluation Report TEC's Core PLM for Process Industries Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider Read More

Forward ERP


Forward ERP is a comprehensive, fully integrated and real time Enterprise Resource Planning solution. It consists of the core Forward solution, providing for comprehensive financial, inventory, manufacturing and supply chain functionality. The Forward solution is equally applicable in manufacturing as well as services industries. Forward comprises of the following: Integrated Financial System; Inventory Management; Order Processing; Manufacturing; Integrated mobile scanning devices; Reporting; Project Management; Automotive Component (in-sequence supply); Point Of Sales

core functionality  It consists of the core Forward solution, providing for comprehensive financial, inventory, manufacturing and supply chain functionality. The Forward solution is equally applicable in manufacturing as well as services industries. Forward comprises of the following: Integrated Financial System; Inventory Management; Order Processing; Manufacturing; Integrated mobile scanning devices; Reporting; Project Management; Automotive Component (in-sequence supply); Point Of Sales Read More

WorkflowGen from Advantys Now TEC Certified for BPM Functionality


TEC is pleased to announce that WorkflowGen, Advantys' business process management (BPM) solution, has joined the ranks of TEC certified BPM systems. You can see TEC's complete profile for WorkflowGen here. For TEC certification, Advantys completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire, and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo gave me a first-hand

core functionality  from Advantys Now TEC Certified for BPM Functionality TEC is pleased to announce that WorkflowGen, Advantys' business process management (BPM) solution, has joined the ranks of TEC certified BPM systems. You can see TEC's complete profile for WorkflowGen here . For TEC certification, Advantys completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire, and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo gave me a first-hand look at the outstanding features of WorkflowGen’s Read More

Performance and Compensation Management at the Core of Human Capital Management?


Strategic human capital management (HCM) solutions can help organizations transform their people into a competitive advantage by aligning managers and employees with corporate goals. There is now a statistical and causal relationship among key HCM applications and operating income growth.

core functionality  Compensation Management at the Core of Human Capital Management? While decades have been spent investing in automation technologies for better use of tangible assets, only recently have enterprises begun to invest in optimizing human capital. Tactical and administrative human resources (HR) management is morphing into strategic human capital management (HCM). Part Three of the series Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better . Some might argue that HCM revolves around better performance management and Read More

Top 5 HR Compliance Concerns for Small Business


Small and medium-sized companies can be so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of their most potentially serious and costly issues—human resource compliance. They often lack the time and resources to build infrastructure and processes that are beyond core business objectives. This paper discusses the top small business compliance concerns. 

core functionality  be so focused on core business issues that they overlook one of their most potentially serious and costly issues—human resource compliance. They often lack the time and resources to build infrastructure and processes that are beyond core business objectives. This paper discusses the top small business compliance concerns. Read More

Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions


The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The three essential factors to consider in ERP versus best-of-breed decisions are functionality, integration, and the ability to upgrade. Find out the questions you need to ask when considering an ERP extension.

core functionality  the footprint beyond the core ERP functionality and making decisions between ERP vendors and pure play or Best of Breed solutions. The trade-off between Best of Breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer as simple as it once was. Over the generations, Enterprise Resource Planning has continued to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The number of modules and the extent of functionality offered in the ERP suite have steadily grown over the past two decades. At the Read More

Sage 100 ERP Online


Sage 100 ERP Online (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 Online) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a range of functionality for: Core accounting E-commerce Business intelligence (BI) Human resources (HR) and payroll Customer relationship management (CRM) Financial reporting Sage 100 ERP Online core accounting modules include accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), bank reconciliation, fixed asset accounting (FAS), general ledger (GL), and magnetic media reporting. Project management, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution functionality can help companies automate key processes related to inventory management, bill of materials (BOM), and job costing. Sage 100 ERP Online offers platform flexibility as well as three built-in report writers.

core functionality  Sage 100 ERP Online core accounting modules include accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), bank reconciliation, fixed asset accounting (FAS), general ledger (GL), and magnetic media reporting. Project management, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution functionality can help companies automate key processes related to inventory management, bill of materials (BOM), and job costing. Sage 100 ERP Online offers platform flexibility as well as three built-in report writers. Read More

Core HR Systems: Flawless Execution Enabling Strategic HR Management


Human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with ensuring employee needs are fulfilled and employer interests are protected. Management of core employee data, such as record-keeping, time and attendance, and payroll processing, is a cornerstone of every HR operation, and the way companies collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using.

core functionality  are protected. Management of core employee data, such as record-keeping, time and attendance, and payroll processing, is a cornerstone of every HR operation, and the way companies collect and maintain such data is critical. Find out what core HR management capabilities and systems today’s companies are using. BEGINLYX Read More

Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft's Encore acquisition should bring the two former partners' complementary product offerings even closer together and should widen opportunities within the public and nonprofit sectors under the Microsoft umbrella. The products' technologies are quite compatible and so their integration will not be terribly complex, if it is to be complex at all.

core functionality  to Add Encore Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On April 27, Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) division announced the acquisition of accounting products from a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based vendor Encore Business Solutions , Inc . that could be critical to the success of customers and partners in the public sector. The acquisition includes Encore's not-for-profit accounting products and the inter-company paya Read More