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Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots
Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost

define database life cycle dblc  CRM application lets users define their own custom record sets that can be mapped to standard records (master data) within NetSuite. As an example, defect or issue management records can be created with this custom feature to track the severity and status of the problem, and then linked to NetSuite's own standard customer support case history for tracking and analysis. Another example of using it would be for validating that phone numbers are entered in the proper format and for building and enforcing

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Performance Management Simplified by MSPs


IT infrastructure consisting of networks, servers, databases, and even parts of application systems forms a networked computing system (NCS) whose performance must be actively managed to ensure continual business support. But the skills and tools necessary to ensure that network and server systems provide adequate levels of services and performance are expensive and scarce. Management service providers (MSPs) that specialize in performance management can apply expert personnel and 24/7 monitoring at a fraction of the cost required to staff the function internally.

define database life cycle dblc  of companies that will define and promote the emerging management service provider sector. Information on the MSP Association is available on the Web at www.mspassociation.org; from Association headquarters at 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 500, Wakefield, MA 01880; via telephone at 781-876-8830; or by sending email to info@mspassociation.org . MSPs bring component expertise, measurement, event management, and reporting capabilities to bear on the networked computing systems of multiple companies through a Read More

Do You Need a Content Management System?


Understanding what content management means is the first step to determine how a solution will suit your company. Because of the abundance of information both inside and outside of organizations, it is crucial to harness it as an effective business asset.

define database life cycle dblc  it is useful to define the word content . Content is essentially any type or unit of digital information that is used to populate a page. It can be text, images, graphics, video, sound—or in other words—anything that is likely to be published across an intranet, extranet, or the Internet. Where does content management come from? Currently, information, communication, and digital networks have made a major impact. In this society, there is much information available. A company needs to acquire and Read More

Customer Life Cycle Solutions: Strategic Alliances, Challenges, & User Recommendations


Collaboration between Amdocs and SAS, if truly committed to by both, should make it possible to collect and analyze information stored in these Amdocs' systems, and deliver the conclusions and recommendations to the operator's decision-makers in the form of graphs and practical reports.

define database life cycle dblc  user organizations need to define their business needs for BI and analytics carefully and not presume that generic, built-in lightweight analytic tools in their enterprise systems are enough. While giving BI and analytics the same level of importance as transactional data, enterprises should select and customize their data analysis tools based on their exacting business needs. Companies should not simply take for granted the assurances of their enterprise resource planning (ERP), CRM, or other key Read More

PTC Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History?


The latest iteration of PTC Windchill (v. 10) for product lifecycle management (PLM) has been described as ‘the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s history.’ In his article, TEC research analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu compares the last two versions of PTC Windchill, and outlines how the functionality enhancements in PTC Windchill 10 make the product suitable for product creation, development, and lifecycle management.

define database life cycle dblc  we first need to define an average solution by using data about real software products available on the PLM market. To this end, we assign numeric ratings representing various levels of support of the average solution for each module in TEC’s PLM Evaluation Center, in order to determine the average score of a typical PLM product. The industry average forms the benchmark from which we calculate the difference in functionality offered by the PTC product. We then create graphs showing the level of Read More

ERP Fail: When Best Practices Meet Real Life


Open University PhD candidate Gabrielle Ford has a new perspective on why, despite an abundance of expert insight, so many ERP implementations continue to fail. TEC is collaborating with Ford to provide a 20-minute survey for ERP users, and is offering three-day free access to its evaluation models and vendor data to readers who complete the survey. Take the survey now. This post signals the start

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How to Define Your Next Generation Contact Center Strategies


A contact center is a mission-critical component of any organization’s operations—regardless of who they service. Yet stakeholders often remain dissatisfied with its performance. In the past, contact centers benefited from advances in information and technologies, yet many companies struggled to determine how they could take advantage of these benefits. Find out how embracing both old and new technologies today can work.

define database life cycle dblc  to Define Your Next Generation Contact Center Strategies A contact center is a mission-critical component of any organization’s operations—regardless of who they service. Yet stakeholders often remain dissatisfied with its performance. In the past, contact centers benefited from advances in information and technologies, yet many companies struggled to determine how they could take advantage of these benefits. Find out how embracing both old and new technologies today can work. Read More

EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye


Undaunted by its negative bottom line, EXE resurrected plans for an IPO this year, proceeds of which will be used to fuel its newfound growth.

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Managing the Aches and Pains of Long Cycle Times: Automating Controls for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers


One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for research and development (R@D) and product approval. This is particularly a challenge for manufacturers of generic drugs, for which cycle times can average 20 months or more (and the full time-to-market period upwards of 12 years). Why

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On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must gain user enterprises' trust before on-demand PLM really takes off.

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Sarbanes-Oxley Database Compliance


Under the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies must maintain proven auditing practices and assure integrity and timeliness of data. Thus, companies must secure systems that monitor corporate data. To effectively accomplish this, you are best off investing in a solution that can comprehensively cover your reporting and auditing needs while providing you the capacity to respond swiftly should any incidents occur.

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Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


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WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory


Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also a more efficient operation.

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