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The G-word: Do Businesses Touting Green Really Practice What They Preach?
The word “green” these days is everywhere—especially in business. However, it’s difficult to know whether the environmental concerns of these businesses are

ecological impact  products represent (mainly the ecological impact costs which will be paid by future generations). We know our planet has scarce resources. According to the Footprint Network , our current consumption rhythm and waste production needs a total of 1.3 planet Earths in order to work. This is completely unachievable. The study estimates that if consumption continues as it is now, by 2030 we'll need two planets in order to satisfy our consumption needs. Organizations' Need to Be Responsive In order to slow the Read More

Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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What Can PLM Do for Green?


ecological impact  taking economic, social, and ecological sustainability into consideration at the possibly earliest stage, green design enables consequent processes (e.g. production, service, and consumption) to be managed in ways that minimize environmental impact. •           Requirements management : Managing product requirements enables innovation from multiple sources to be systematically captured and evaluated. Requirements may be for new products or for enhancements to existing products. Read More
Review: Profits with Principles


ecological impact  entire civilization, as humanity’s ecological footprint continues to grow. Therefore, the roles of businesses, as well as governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have to be adapted to confront these new realities. Part Two: Putting Principles into Action These principles, identified by the authors, serve as a framework for building CSR and long-term value for any companies. Each of the seven principles is illustrated with case studies throughout the book.   Principle #1: Harness Read More
Understanding the Planning and Deployment Requirements of Today’s Software-as-a-service Solutions
Midsize businesses are learning the hard way that most enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are not truly on-demand, but instead require

ecological impact  requirements Growing economic and ecological concerns Customer loyalty is fleeting. Competition is rising due to globalization and eCommerce. Employees are being encouraged to work from home or forced to spend more time on the road meeting with customers and partners face to face. In addition, rising fuel costs combined with tightening credit is forcing organizations to tighten their operating and capital budgets to withstand these uncertain times. In response to these trends, THINKstrategies is finding Read More
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact
Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

ecological impact  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact WMS Market Impact These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

ecological impact  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Analyzing the Real Costs Most supply chain optimization models focus on optimizing supply chain. Frequently, though, the costs used in supply chain models are standard costs, averaged costs or cost penalties . While these costs act as good guidelines for tactical decisions, they are not appropriate for strategic decisions because they often lead to incorrect conclusions. There is an inherent Read More
Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 2: Market Impact
Cincom's latest product release covers many new bases, is architecturally adequate and remains a well-attuned offering for ETO and MRO enterprises. While it is

ecological impact  Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 2: Market Impact Cincom Systems Background Cincom Systems, Inc. ( www.cincom.com ), a privately held, Cincinnati, OH based provider of software solutions and services primarily to complex manufacturers has possibly been a schoolbook case of longevity in the software business. Since 1968, the company has developed tools for manufacturing, financial, and sales automation applications. Its software manages application development, customer support, database, call Read More
IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Two: Market Impact
SMEs have recently begun to seek integration platforms that address the end-to-end business process management (BPM) rather than the traditional pesky point-to

ecological impact  Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact Despite its prominence in the upper-end of the market, IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) is hardly an alien in the mid-market and in the application space alike, given it had developed and it used to own possibly the first full-fledged ERP system, MAPICS , a progenitor of today's MAPICS ERP for iSeries product. Having subsequently spun off MAPICS nearly three decades ago, IBM had long relinquished the in-house applications Read More
Assessing the Impact of Poor Requirements on Companies
To accurately assess the impact that requirements have on businesses, IAG surveyed over 100 companies. What they found was that less than one-third were

ecological impact  the Impact of Poor Requirements on Companies To accurately assess the impact that requirements have on businesses, IAG surveyed over 100 companies. What they found was that less than one-third were properly equipped to define their software requirements, and that suboptimal requirements consumed around 41.5 percent of the IT development budget. Find out what it takes to ensure your organization doesn’t fall on the wrong side of this business requirements equation. Read More
The Undocumented Layers of the OSI Model and Their Impact on Security
The biggest threat to data security doesn’t come from hackers, misconfigured firewalls, missing patches, or negligent employees. Nor is it in the application

ecological impact  Undocumented Layers of the OSI Model and Their Impact on Security The biggest threat to data security doesn’t come from hackers, misconfigured firewalls, missing patches, or negligent employees. Nor is it in the application layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Basic Model. Instead, there are three undocumented layers of the OSI Model that exert a huge influence on security decisions and the integrity of security programs. Learn about those layers and how to manage the threat. Read More
Pricing for Profit in the Hotel Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence
Competitive pricing, and its impact on revenue, is a mainstay of marketing in the highly-competitive hotel industry. The real-time nature of the Internet means

ecological impact  for Profit in the Hotel Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence Competitive pricing, and its impact on revenue, is a mainstay of marketing in the highly-competitive hotel industry. The real-time nature of the Internet means that sales, pricing, and revenue managers must abandon inward-looking cost-plus pricing models in favor of more rigorous outward-focused knowledge-based strategies. A system that provides market intelligence Read More
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT
Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting

ecological impact  GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT Impact on SSA GT On August 18, SSA Global Technologies ( SSA GT ) ( www.ssagt.com ), and EXE Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEE) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which SSA GT will acquire the embattled global supply chain execution (SCE) provider. Under the agreement, a subsidiary of SSA GT will merge into EXE Technologies and all holders of EXE Technologies outstanding common stock will receive $7.10 per share in Read More
Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 2: Market Impact
Geac appears to have at least learned some hard lessons and it should not fall again in the trap of its former rampant acquisition strategy in a number of

ecological impact  Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 2: Market Impact Event Summary Lately, Geac Computer Corporation Limited (TSX: GAC), a large and until recently struggling Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, has indicated it might have finally gotten its ducks in the row not only has it posted a few stable and profitable quarters, but the company has also shown the intent to move away from its all but failed business model of selling maintenance and services for outdated applicatio Read More
The World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations
As companies come to grips with current fiscal realities, choices may result more from reaction than the use of sound judgment. Removing vital resources and

ecological impact  World in Crisis: A Report on the Impact on Global Outsourcing Relations As companies come to grips with current fiscal realities, choices may result more from reaction than the use of sound judgment. Removing vital resources and reducing services can create an even lower return on investment (ROI) than existed before downsizing. Outsourcing may offer a solution. Learn about the effects that the present financial situation will have on the outsourcing community, including buyers and suppliers. Read More
Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 3: Market Impact
Baan remains one of only a handful of vendors that are capable of providing full application suites on scaleable platforms that can be globally deployed by

ecological impact  Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 3: Market Impact Event Summary In its bid to return to its erstwhile short-lived glory, Baan , the resurrected global provider of collaborative enterprise business solutions and a unit of the Invensys Software Systems (ISS) division of Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, has lately blitzed the market with a number of announcements. The most prominent amongst these were: Deliveries of vertically focused solutions for Read More

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