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The ERP Ecosystem
Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different

ecosystem lifecycle  Three-party Game The ERP ecosystem is comprised of three major parties: software vendors, consulting services (including both consulting firms and independent consultants), and adopting organizations. In the ERP game, these parties work closely to achieve a common goal—to improve operation performance for the adopting party, through the establishment of ERP systems. The vendor is the main source of software technologies. Without the software (behind which are methodologies, system designs, programming

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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Integrating the PLM Ecosystem


Developing, launching, supporting—and profiting—from new products is a challenge. You need to integrate business processes and product data across the product development, data management, design, and analysis applications that make up the extended product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. If you’re looking to identify best-in-class approaches to integrating disparate applications, this report can help you get started.

ecosystem lifecycle  the PLM Ecosystem Developing, launching, supporting—and profiting—from new products is a challenge. You need to integrate business processes and product data across the product development, data management, design, and analysis applications that make up the extended product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. If you’re looking to identify best-in-class approaches to integrating disparate applications, this report can help you get started. Read More

Lifting a Veil of Mystery Off Jesta I.S.


Even after nearly 15 years as an enterprise analyst, I still find myself coming across a vendor that has been around for more than 40 years but one that I am not familiar with. One such example is Montreal, Canada-based Jesta I.S., a vendor that delivers integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and

ecosystem lifecycle  Jesta I.S. current partner ecosystem, i.e., who are its major system integrator (SI), ISV, resellers, and other partners? AG: We are continuously expanding our partner ecosystem. Some of our key ISV and implementation partners are Deloitte , Americaneagle.com , NCR (for POS hardware), Visual 2000 (for retail PLM), and ITR Software (for assortment and size/pack optimization). TEC: Has your market and competitive landscape changed of late and how? What trends have you noticed in the market? AG: Our market Read More

Dassault Systèmes Introduces EXALEAD OneCall for Astute Customer Interactions


There is certainly no dearth of software packages for multichannel customer service and helpdesk. Think of Oracle’s vast offering (based on the acquisitions of Siebel, RightNow, InQuira, and Endeca), salesforce.com’s Service Cloud, Pegasystems, KANA Software, Moxie Software, etc. As consumers become ever more informed about the purchasing options available to them, the volume and complexity of

ecosystem lifecycle  possible answer. Large PLM ecosystem providers continue to eat away at ERP systems as being the “systems of record” and relegating them to mere “systems of transactions.” It appears that now PLM systems might relegate CRM systems from their esteemed “systems of engagement” throne. Read More

Big Consultancies on a Know-how Shopping Spree


These days, with waning demand for generalist management consulting, some larger global consultancies have been scrambling to acquire more specialist know-how in terms of industry, business process outsourcing (BPO), regional reach, etc. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are seen as a growth engine. Most recently, Accenture announced the acquisition of the industrial/embedded software development and services operations of a Hungarian software development and engineering services firm evopro group.

ecosystem lifecycle  industry capabilities, its intra-partner ecosystem consolidation is likely to continue. Read More

Application Lifecycle Maintenance


Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems maintenance. Through multiple, low-cost development center options in India, Ireland, and China, Lionbridge uses a five-stage process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating.  

ecosystem lifecycle  Lifecycle Maintenance Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems maintenance. Through multiple, low-cost development center options in India, Ireland, and China, Lionbridge uses a five-stage process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating. Read More

Desire2Learn’s Shift to a Learner-Centric Learning Ecosystem


In 2001, Computerworld’s Kym Gilhooly wrote that a learning management system (LMS) “goes beyond basic content delivery to offer course administration, registration, tracking, and reporting and skills gap analysis.” This description of LMS underlines the fact that not all that long ago, LMS functionality was modeled around the course entity. Since then we have witnessed the social revolution

ecosystem lifecycle  to a Learner-Centric Learning Ecosystem In 2001, Computerworld’s Kym Gilhooly wrote that a learning management system (LMS) “goes beyond basic content delivery to offer course administration, registration, tracking, and reporting and skills gap analysis.” This description of LMS underlines the fact that not all that long ago, LMS functionality was modeled around the course entity. Since then we have witnessed the social revolution, which placed an enormous amount of control into the hands of Read More

Healthy Savings for Aurora Healthcare: Capital Asset Lifecycle Management


Like many health care providers, Wisconsin (US)-based Aurora faces pressures to improve care quality, while monitoring its bottom line. Asset optimization remains elusive for most such enterprises, but Aurora devised a plan to use a centralized service management call center to facilitate service requests, and dispatch resources. Aurora was thereby able to attain higher efficiency, and still strengthen service levels.

ecosystem lifecycle  Savings for Aurora Healthcare: Capital Asset Lifecycle Management Like many health care providers, Wisconsin (US)-based Aurora faces pressures to improve care quality, while monitoring its bottom line. Asset optimization remains elusive for most such enterprises, but Aurora devised a plan to use a centralized service management call center to facilitate service requests, and dispatch resources. Aurora was thereby able to attain higher efficiency, and still strengthen service levels. Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz


In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle.

ecosystem lifecycle  Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle. Read More

Product Vine PLM


ProductVine is a collaborative product and development lifecycle management tool designed to meet the needs of the food and grocery industry. It has Internet-enabled workflow functionality and provides instant information visibility. Multiple parties can work simultaneously to complete tasks and approve deliverables. It includes the following functional areas: central knowledge repository, project management, workflow management, and supplier information collection.  

ecosystem lifecycle  Vine PLM ProductVine is a collaborative product and development lifecycle management tool designed to meet the needs of the food and grocery industry. It has Internet-enabled workflow functionality and provides instant information visibility. Multiple parties can work simultaneously to complete tasks and approve deliverables. It includes the following functional areas: central knowledge repository, project management, workflow management, and supplier information collection. Read More

Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic recently attended the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 in Denver, Colorado, where the cloud ERP vendor’s partner ecosystem gathered to collaborate and explore all things Acumatica. In a series of posts, P.J. gives a short history of the company and overview of its partner channels, then explores Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and where the company might be headed in the future.

ecosystem lifecycle  the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One I recently attended the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 in Denver, Colorado, where the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem gathered to collaborate and explore all things Acumatica. In this series of posts we’ll look at Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and where the company might be headed in the future , but first a short history of the company and overview of its partner channel Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the latest technology to gain major recognition as being a sizeable market for the future. The RFID ecosystem includes a diverse grouping of solution providers, but the opportunity for market leadership remains wide open.

ecosystem lifecycle  a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Background Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been a major topic of discussion for a couple of years now, with Wal-Mart and the United States Department of Defense driving the attention already focused on this technology to a whole new level, thus triggering the corresponding RFID hype of the media, trade publications, and analyst community. Of particular interest has been the emergence of an RFID ecosystem of hardware, middleware, software, and Read More

Acquisitive Vendor Expands Its Enterprise Asset Management Potential


IFS has much to offer customers. Its IFS Applications suite now boasts an asset lifecycle management module for quick data retrieval. IFS also has a strong commitment to international standards, and with its acquisition of iSC, expertise in naval and marine operations.

ecosystem lifecycle  Vendor Expands Its Enterprise Asset Management Potential IFS , a Swedish enterprise applications company, has had a mixed record of mergers and acquisitions in the past few years. While at first attempting to diversify, the company has lately opted to consolidate its product offerings, shedding a computer-aided design (CAD) application from its roster. And so it may have been a surprise to some that IFS Defence Ltd ., a joint venture between IFS and BAE Systems , acquired Information Science Read More

Imperial Tobacco Group Selects Aras PLM


Imperial Tobacco Group recently selected the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) suite to streamline product lifecycle, eliminate redundant systems, and drive collaboration, process improvement, and compliance worldwide.

ecosystem lifecycle  Tobacco Group Selects Aras PLM Imperial Tobacco Group, a multinational tobacco company that makes cigarettes, cut tobacco, premium cigars, rolling papers, and tubes, recently selected the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) suite to streamline product lifecycle, eliminate redundant systems, and drive collaboration, process improvement, and compliance worldwide. Imperial brands include Davidoff, West, Gauloises Blondes, Montecristo, Golden Virginia (the world's largest-selling hand 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.

ecosystem lifecycle  Windchill Version 9 versus Version 10: Is Version 10 the Most Significant Windchill Release in PTC’s History? PTC Windchill version 9.0 was certified by TEC in January 2010 and version 10.0 was certified recently. Since the latest iteration of the software is considered by PTC to be “the most significant Windchill release in PTC’s history,” I was curious to see the differences in functionality between the two certified versions and gauge whether this was not in fact an overstatement. The first Read More