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SAP and Microsoft have finally realized that their products will increasingly be evaluated by how well they interconnect, how flexible they are, and how

entry requirements  request. The vacation time entry is then automatically updated into the Microsoft Dynamics time and attendance (T&A) module; Business Data Lookup Snap-In , developed for Microsoft Dynamics AX, to allow business workers to use the Microsoft Dynamics AX task pane to search and browse Microsoft Dynamics AX data using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel or Outlook, and to copy selected data into Office 2003 documents, or to attach the Office documents to Microsoft Dynamics AX records. One of the

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Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


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entry requirements  Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts Event Summary In the market for application software there is a large number of small, highly focused vendors. The business model for these vendors focuses on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be met with more generic products. These specialists, boutique, or niche vendors (neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having in-depth product functions and Read More

Fed Warms Up to ERP Spending, but Will Contractors and Their ERP Vendors Comply? Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


The Federal Government's peculiar and idiosyncratic regulatory requirements provide high barriers to entry, so that the novice companies that are not already offering the functionality for the sector will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the defense and other federal markets.

entry requirements  provide high barriers to entry, and the first step before attempting doing business with the government should be a sensible self-assessment for any contracting provider. The government requires that all eligible contractors are technically and fiscally capable of completing the entrusted job. Thus, before any contract is awarded, the government will have to be convinced that the contractor has the technical expertise to produce the goods and services for which it is bidding to provide, that it has a Read More

Food and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements


The food and beverage industries have very special needs, many of which are externally regulated. Read on to discover some of the unique challenges and software requirements for these industries.

entry requirements  telesales (i.e. outbound order entry), customer business chain support, and support for vendor managed inventory. The software should come with a limited number of pre-configured models to measure the performance of your business to include built-in key performance indicators (KPIs) for the food and beverage industries. Standard models should be available for sales, production, order fulfillment, distribution, maintenance, and warehousing. While not a major factor when initially establishing an ERP and Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

entry requirements  Part One defined the entry of small vendors into federal contracts. Part Two discussed dealing with federal contract requirements. Service Parts Management The need for better service parts management is finally gaining top-level management attention in many A&D companies since excessive carrying costs and obsolescence losses are being recognized as an unexploited opportunity for savings and a better bottom-line performance. The situation becomes even more complicated with rotable parts , such as Read More

Backing up Data in the Private Cloud: Meeting the Challenges of Remote Data Protection - Requirements and Best Practices


This white paper describes some of the common challenges associated with protecting data on laptops and at home and remote offices and portrays proven solutions to the challenges of protecting distributed business data by establishing a private cloud/enterprise cloud. Learn which best practices can ensure business continuity throughout an organization with a distributed information technology (IT) infrastructure.

entry requirements  up Data in the Private Cloud: Meeting the Challenges of Remote Data Protection - Requirements and Best Practices This white paper describes some of the common challenges associated with protecting data on laptops and at home and remote offices and portrays proven solutions to the challenges of protecting distributed business data by establishing a private cloud/enterprise cloud. Learn which best practices can ensure business continuity throughout an organization with a distributed information Read More

The 2008 State of Requirements Management Report


The results of a recent industry survey shed light on the latest trends, challenges, and solutions in software product development for 2008. If you are involved in the planning and development of products, software applications, or systems, this report can help you gain insight into the biggest challenges in innovation, the top barriers to success, which metrics matter most when measuring success, and more.

entry requirements  2008 State of Requirements Management Report The results of a recent industry survey shed light on the latest trends, challenges, and solutions in software product development for 2008. If you are involved in the planning and development of products, software applications, or systems, this report can help you gain insight into the biggest challenges in innovation, the top barriers to success, which metrics matter most when measuring success, and more. Read More

The Changing Requirements of WAN Optimization


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entry requirements  Changing Requirements of WAN Optimization Companies looking to drive greater IT performance will do well to begin their search with Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, which has evolved into a complete system that provides deep, actionable visibility. Read on to learn how WAN optimization works across the broad range of applications that enterprises use the most, and get pointers for what to look for in a measurement tool in a WAN optimized environment. Read more. 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 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.

entry requirements  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

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction


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entry requirements  Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction Introduction Traditionally, manufacturing is categorized by two methods: process and discrete. Many differences exist, but most can be grouped into two areas: those derived from material issues and those derived from production issues. Process materials are different than discrete materials. Process materials are powder, liquids or gases; they must be confined; and they are more difficult to accurately measure. Process materials Read More

Selecting a PLM Vendor


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entry requirements  a PLM Vendor Selecting a PLM Vendor A product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy is a must for enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made Read More

Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


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entry requirements  Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Featured Author - Bill Friend* - April 24, 2004 Overview After companies purchase an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system they may discover that the ERP software fails to provide all of the functionality their business requires. These shortfalls have been characterized as fatal flaws . If a company uncovers a fatal flaw in their ERP Read More

De-duplication Minimizes Replication Bandwidth and Storage Requirements


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entry requirements  duplication Minimizes Replication Bandwidth and Storage Requirements A data de-duplication application can be an integral part of your data protection and data replication software. De-duplication technology can dramatically reduce the cost of protecting your data. Find out how data de-duplication software can work in conjunction with storage software to minimize duplicate data for more efficient disaster recovery—and how this can save bandwidth, storage resources, and overhead. Read More

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The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more.

entry requirements  Business Software (SBS) The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Read More