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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but

external factor economics  implications not only for external vendors and suppliers but for multi-site companies because you are not just tracking the amount of potentially hazardous materials in your product but the impact of getting them, and their component parts, from one place to the next. For companies with multiple sites or business units located any distance apart, this can be a major factor for your internal supply chain. Enterprise applications that combine environmental footprint management with multi-site capabilities w

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Predictive Analytics; the Future of Business Intelligence


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external factor economics  by using internal and external data. On-line books and music stores also take advantage of predictive analytics. Many sites provide additional consumer information based on the type of book one purchased. These additional details are generated by predictive analytics to potentially up-sell customers to other related products and services. Predictive Analytics and Data Mining The future of data mining lies in predictive analytics. However, the terms data mining and data extraction are often confused with Read More

Successful Manufacturing in a Competitive Market


Order-driven manufacturers—those who engineer-to-order (ETO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and make-to-order (MTO)—face numerous challenges. To stay competitive, they must contend with increased competition, more demanding customers, and the need to refine business processes. Learn how enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help your company meet marketplace challenges and create sustainable competitive advantages.

external factor economics  does not exist, then external resources should be considered. Outside resources include associations such as APICS ( www.apics.org ), or the National Association of Manufacturers ( www.nam.org ) are available to help. These associations offer self-help and recommendations for consultants that will help you map and enhance your processes. For order-driven manufacturers, the key processes to review are the ones that offer the highest possible opportunities for reducing your costs. These include: Estimating Read More

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Five: Profitability and Changing Existing IT Systems


Every technology deployment should be about improving business. Old software hardly ever dies; however, old technology may become too costly to operate, which can drive a replacement strategy, but not all the time.

external factor economics  Integration [ XPI ]/ eXternal Business Process [ XBP ] concept), SSA Global with its Enterprise Integrator (which includes the former Baan s OpenWorldX framework), Intentia with its e-Collaborator , and Siebel Systems with its Universal Applications Network ( UAN ) have all laid out pieces of their enterprise platform roadmaps. Even some tier 2 and tier 3 vendors like Cincom Systems or Exact Software have been ringing the changes of their business process management (BPM) platform roadmaps with new Read More

Cincom Acknowledges There Is A Composite Applications Environ-ment Out There Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


While the evolution strategy is safer in the short run for both the customers and the vendor, minimizing both investment and disruption, the evolutionary strategy has limits in how much can be accomplished. The existing product becomes a limit on the amount of innovation that proves practical.

external factor economics  J.D. Edwards with its eXternal Process Integration (XPI)/eXternal Business Process (XBP) , Baan with its OpenWorldX , and Cincom with Environ have all been ringing the changes of their BPM platform roadmaps. However, the status of almost all above composite applications is that mere announcements have been made and we are now awaiting delivery. Building composite or cross-applications has not been an easy feat as shown by only a few of, e.g., SAP xApps developed so far. Most of them are still a figment Read More

Proven Implementation Methodology Is the Determining Factor


Successful implementation of an extended ERP system is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It entails company-wide commitment, openness to change, good planning and experienced guidance. Three primary criteria determine the probability of recognizing significant return on investment (ROI) from an ERP system. Using these criteria as guidelines during the system selection process and subsequent implementation can ensure that the chosen system will support and enable the business improvements envisioned. That’s ROI.

external factor economics  Implementation Methodology Is the Determining Factor Successful implementation of an extended ERP system is the result of knowledgeable and dedicated people working together. It entails company-wide commitment, openness to change, good planning and experienced guidance. Three primary criteria determine the probability of recognizing significant return on investment (ROI) from an ERP system. Using these criteria as guidelines during the system selection process and subsequent implementation can ensure Read More

Beyond Hero Numbers: Factors Affecting Interconnect Performance


Interconnect performance has become a key factor in application and system performance, and this will increasingly be the case as applications become more complex. Indeed, latency and bandwidth are not the only factors defining interconnect performance. Discover the truth behind common interconnect performance misconceptions, and gain a better understanding of how your interconnect solution will perform.

external factor economics  Hero Numbers: Factors Affecting Interconnect Performance Interconnect performance has become a key factor in application and system performance, and this will increasingly be the case as applications become more complex. Indeed, latency and bandwidth are not the only factors defining interconnect performance. Discover the truth behind common interconnect performance misconceptions, and gain a better understanding of how your interconnect solution will perform. Read More

Introducing Packaged Solutions: Why Enterprise Software Customers Should Understand and Consider Packaged Solutions


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Employee Fraud within Financial Services


Financial service institutions spend thousands of dollars every year on securing their networks from external breaches, but often fail to think about possible internal threats. Employee fraud has become a growing problem in the financial sector—one that many institutions are not fully prepared to handle. Implementing automated detection technologies, however, can be their first line of defense to eradicating this problem.

external factor economics  securing their networks from external breaches, but often fail to think about possible internal threats. Employee fraud has become a growing problem in the financial sector—one that many institutions are not fully prepared to handle. Implementing automated detection technologies, however, can be their first line of defense to eradicating this problem. Read More

Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions


Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades.

external factor economics  of Vendors Bearing Solutions Introduction Hype. Years ago we called it leaning into the wind. It was a philosophy—maybe even an art—that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you didn't lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your competition took the market share upon which you built your dreams. Leaning Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


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ERP: Is High ROI with low TCO Possible?


Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on TCO runs the risk of delaying necessary ERP projects. Companies should also consider return on investment (ROI) of such projects. Find out what the average company should expect to pay for ERP and how the business can benefit from a successful implementation.

external factor economics  Is High ROI with low TCO Possible? Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on TCO runs the risk of delaying necessary ERP projects. Companies should also consider return on investment (ROI) of such projects. Find out what the average company should expect to pay for ERP and how the business can benefit from a successful implementation. Read More

Impact the Bottom Line, a Business Case For Reliability-Driven Maintenance


Many external factors are forcing companies to focus on cost efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, maintenance organizations are now being charged with the responsibility to contribute to the bottomline. The condition, availability and reliability of site assets affect a company’s ability to meet fluctuations in market demands, maintain quality and safety levels, and minimize product losses. Improving asset reliability impacts the bottom line. Learn how to develop a business case to justify reliability-driven maintenance.

external factor economics  For Reliability-Driven Maintenance Many external factors are forcing companies to focus on cost efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, maintenance organizations are now being charged with the responsibility to contribute to the bottomline. The condition, availability and reliability of site assets affect a company’s ability to meet fluctuations in market demands, maintain quality and safety levels, and minimize product losses. Improving asset reliability impacts the bottom line. Read More

Attensity Analyze


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external factor economics  analyze subscriber conversations across external media, including review sites, blogs, forums, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube videos, mainstream news sites, and others, as well as the free-form notes stored in internal sources such as customer relationship management or contact center notes, surveys, and incoming e-mail, and to relate those conversations to internal data on sales figures, inventory numbers, customer service records, and more. A wide variety of out-of-the-box reports help to track and analyze Read More