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The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM
The product development life cycle - innovate, conceptualize, plan, design, procure, produce, deliver, service, and retire - naturally includes multiple people,

different words  Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and PLM The State of the PLM Market Given the relative immaturity of the product lifecycle management (PLM) movement, PLM often means different things to different people. Namely, due to its deep engineering roots from the 1980s, it still often gets confused with computer aided design (CAD) and/or product data management (PDM) systems. While CAD involves the use of high-resolution graphics in a wide range of product design activities, allowing quick evaluation and Read More
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6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget
Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which

different words  bound to get three different answers. They usually include such statements as, It is something we do every year, It is a big stick we use to cane those who don't perform, and It is the mechanism for setting the managers' bonuses. Is this really the intended purpose of budgeting? Consider the typical budgeting cycle. It lasts four months up to 25,000 person-days per year for the average billion-dollar company1 and starts with senior managers asking the rest of the organization to guess the Read More
Taming the SOA Beast - Part 1
Certainly, I admit to not being a programmer or a techie expert (not to use somewhat derogatory words like “geek” or “nerd”) per se. Still, my engineering

different words  as they stem from different origins and yet are able to “talk to each other” and exchange data and process steps, while being constantly updated by their respective originators (authors, owners, etc.). At least one good (or comforting) fact about the traditional approach to application development was that old monolithic applications would have a defined beginning and end, and there was always clear control over the source code. Instead, a new SOA paradigm entails composite applications assembled Read More
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

different words  software support and maintenance,enterprise applications,software licensing,on demand,pricing strategy,information technology,IT,service repair contracts,service replacement contracts,profit and loss,P&L,maintenance fees,consumer price index,CPI,product licenses Read More
Is 'Sage' Wiser And Better Than 'Best'?
The two small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment leaders seem to have somewhat different strategies going forward (despite inevitable watching over each

different words  Sage,Best,MBS,small to medium enterprise,SME,Bill Gates,SAP,Oracle,acquisition Read More
The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing
Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant

different words  Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More
Process Manufacturing ERP in a Nutshell
A couple of weeks ago, we started a series of blog posts product lifecycle management (PLM) about how TEC defines different types of enterprise resource

different words  about how TEC defines different types of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and what sets them apart. We will continue with a detailed description of process manufacturing ERP, and we will introduce some of the top-rated vendors in this domain. As in the initial post, we will not discuss system modules that are common to all ERP systems: financials, human resources, and product technology. However, these sections are included in our calculations for the top 5 vendors that you can find at the end of this Read More
Case Study: Achmea
Achmea, the largest insurance group in the Dutch market, had many different systems and fragmented management information, with often inaccurate data. The

different words  Dutch market, had many different systems and fragmented management information, with often inaccurate data. The company decided to make the move to business intelligence (BI) for a more standardized approach to information access and delivery. With Cognos, Achmea has achieved a number of benefits, including results-oriented decision-making based on real-time data. Learn more. Read More
Enabling the Lean Enterprise: A Three-tiered Approach to Improving Your Operations
Many companies have used lean principles to move from a decentralized corporate management mode to a hybrid model@recognizing that different functions require

different words  a hybrid model—recognizing that different functions require different levels of centralized management to be efficient and effective. An effective lean transformation eliminates more than the most obvious areas of wasted time and resource. Find out how lean must address the unique requirements of various business processes. Read More
Get ERP Right the First Time: A Practical Guide to Selecting and Implementing a New ERP System
Every company faces different challenges and has different needs in regard to enterprise resource planning (ERP). Choosing the right ERP system can be difficult

different words  System Every company faces different challenges and has different needs in regard to enterprise resource planning (ERP). Choosing the right ERP system can be difficult because there is really no one-size-fits-all ERP solution. However, there are certain basic principles that apply to nearly every company’s situation. Find out what they are, and learn how you can increase your chances of a successful ERP implementation. Read More
Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers
The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing

different words  involving manufacturing is that different processing speeds occur at different work centers, which must also be included in the equation. Dyeing machines, warping machines, spinning machines run at speeds of 30,000 to 50,000 meters of yarn per day but looms run at 500 meters of fabric per day. Because of this, there may be only 2 to 5 dyeing machines, but there may be as many as 500 looming machines in the same plant. Likewise there are different processing requirements on the same production line. For Read More
9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers
I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean

different words  struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean manufacturing tools, and ignore other lean principles that contribute to success, if not playing an even more vital role. One example of such overlooked principles: lean accounting. The Read More
Viewpoint Construction Software
Learn how Viewpoint Construction Software used Clientele to combine its different databases into one common customer database that is customized to fit the

different words  Clientele to combine its different databases into one common customer database that is customized to fit the unique needs of the company. Read More
Going Vertical? Know the True Capabilities of Your Software
Vertical integration occurs when two companies in different parts of the supply chain merge to capture a larger share of the market. Such mergers often lead to

different words  when two companies in different parts of the supply chain merge to capture a larger share of the market. Such mergers often lead to operational cost reductions, increased entry barriers to competitors, and expansion of core competencies. Vertical integration strategies are a key consideration for organizations looking to expand and control more of the supply chain. For example, consider a shoe manufacturer that merges with (or acquires) a chain of shoe retailers in order to minimize its own costs and Read More
Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Epicor competes in multiple enterprise business applications markets. Epicor may mean different things to different people, which does not really help mind

different words  its disparate variants with different names. Beside primary functions for their respective manufacturing styles (such as project management, flow manufacturing and rate-based scheduling), there may still be subtle nuances of which functionality one version supports what (or not). Also, distribution functions such as warehouse management, plant load management, transportation management and demand deployment are not available. More significant is that consolidation of three product variants (i.e., ManFact Read More

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