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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Cross Aluminum Selects SYSPRO ERP
Cross Aluminum Products has chosen SYSPRO ERP to facilitate growth, improve employee productivity, and ease the training of new employees. The Michigan-based

cross products  Aluminum Selects SYSPRO ERP Cross Aluminum Products has chosen SYSPRO ERP to facilitate growth, improve employee productivity, and ease the training of new employees. The Michigan-based company had been using Intuit QuickBooks , but the growing individual employee workload and the need for organizational enhancements prompted the search for a full-fledged manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution.   Founded in 1977, Cross Aluminum Products began working from a special extrusion

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Trade Promotion Optimization in the Consumer Products Industry


Retailers expect promotions by consumer products companies to drive revenue, volume, profitability, and category growth. To achieve these goals, consumer products companies must present comprehensive promotional programs that are tightly integrated with consumer marketing campaigns and tailored to the specific needs of the retailer and its customers or target consumers. They must also forecast accurately, provide marketing support, and ensure inventory availability. Sales managers and trade marketers must collaborate extensively with cross-functional teams for brand marketing, supply chain management, and finance to achieve these goals. Specialized software programs can help, as this white paper explains.

cross products  must collaborate extensively with cross-functional teams for brand marketing, supply chain management, and finance to achieve these goals. Specialized software programs can help, as this white paper explains. Read More

Successful Cross-channel Retailing: 4 Concepts to Master


Savvy retailers know that it’s not enough to simply develop different retail channels. You need to make sure they all work together to deliver a seamless and satisfying customer experience. In his latest article, TEC analyst Philippe Reney covers the four major components of a successful cross-channel retailing strategy

cross products  to engage your customers. Cross-channel retailing is not limited to exploiting bricks-and-mortar and online storefronts. You may integrate a variety of other channels such as social commerce, mobile kiosks, catalog, scheduled events, etc. But with the plurality of choice available to retailers to connect and engage customers, you need to have a sound understanding of those channels and how they can coexist. Retailers must holistically approach the various channels at their disposal. And this view Read More
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Six Keys to Smarter Cross Channel Integration


Multichannel retailers need visibility into data metrics in order to bring all channels, products, and customer segments together. For true visibility, you need retail software that integrates all the information from disparate systems for the most detailed data analysis possible. Discover the top six factors to consider when evaluating multichannel business software, so you can optimize your business performance.

cross products  Keys to Smarter Cross Channel Integration Multichannel retailers need visibility into data metrics in order to bring all channels, products, and customer segments together. For true visibility, you need retail software that integrates all the information from disparate systems for the most detailed data analysis possible. Discover the top six factors to consider when evaluating multichannel business software, so you can optimize your business performance. Read More

Case Study: Xirrus Increases Cross-Sell & Reduces Errors with CPQ


Xirrus, a leader in high-performance wireless networking, was faced with a long and tedious quoting process. Sales reps would often forget components, forget to add support, and even had to retract on discounts. What’s more, a sales engineer had to review each proposal because of its complexity. CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) was introduced to simplify the quoting process. Find out how Xirrus benefitted from the CPQ solution.

cross products  Study: Xirrus Increases Cross-Sell & Reduces Errors with CPQ Xirrus, a leader in high-performance wireless networking, was faced with a long and tedious quoting process. Sales reps would often forget components, forget to add support, and even had to retract on discounts. What’s more, a sales engineer had to review each proposal because of its complexity. CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) was introduced to simplify the quoting process. Find out how Xirrus benefitted from the CPQ Read More

Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

cross products  ability to integrate both cross-company collection management processes (planning, supplier management, etc.) and sector-specific applications for design, pattern-making, prototyping, and marker-making. It addresses these tasks at a level far superior to the average PLM market players. According to the TEC Focus Indicator, Lectra Fashion PLM is categorized as dominant for manufacturing process management, product quality and compliance, visual merchandising, design and product developments, and core PLM Read More

Nashville Wire Products Drives Efficiency with Sage 500 ERP




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


It seems counterintuitive, but the process of selling, designing, and producing what appear to be "simple" products becomes surprisingly complex when manufacturers introduce high levels of customization. How can manufacturers of configured products address this complexity to streamline their processes, reduce cost and increase customer responsiveness?

cross products  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

Deliver Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations


Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and services.

cross products  Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and Read More

SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management


The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process.

cross products  for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process. Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 5: Recommendations


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cross products  ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 5: Recommendations The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond Part 5: Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - October 15, 2001 Executive Summary  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated software solutions have become synonymous with competitiveness, particularly throughout the 1990's. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human Read More

The Two Driving Forces Behind Fashion Products


“Sometimes, I feel frustrated at work—there is a constant conflict between my department and others and it never stops.” – A product developer at a fashion company During the process of building the request for proposal (RFP) template for fashion product lifecycle management (PLM), I spent some time talking with some relatively large fashion goods manufacturers and retailers to gain a better

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Maximizing Product Development Value-Realizing Value from New Products and Portfolios


We’ve all heard the same story time and again: the project that started with such high expectations has turned out to be—like many others—mediocre at best. The product development team is asking questions—"Where did the project go wrong? Why didn’t we see the problems earlier?" Many companies are turning to product lifecycle management (PLM) for help.

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Case Study: Martin’s Wood Products


Martin’s Wood Products, producers of solid wood furniture for over 20 years, is a family-run business that has aimed to keep pace with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) advances of the 21st century. To bring costing under control, and to automatically place accurate and consistent work orders on the shop floor, the company uses an ERP and product configurator solution. Learn more about how the solutions help the company.

cross products  hope to custom manufacturers across the nation. With strong ties to their local community, enduring customer-oriented business philosophy, plus their use of cutting-edge ERP technology, MWP is an ideal realization of manufacturing success. That MWP sees their use of their Global Shop system in strategic terms means that their crafted wood heritage will not be lost; rather, the best practices business management approach offered by Global Shop helps to ensure that Martin's Wood Products should continue Read More