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Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 1
My recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions reflected on the highly publicized mid-2010 launch of Microsoft Office 2010,

fit gap excel  tools where they deemed fit. For example, SYSPRO has remained loyal to former Business Objects’ Xcelsius and Crystal Reports data visualization and reporting tools (or whatever they might be called now under  SAP’s nomenclature ), while Epicor has developed its own Service Connect integration and process orchestration platform (see  my recent blog post for more information ). Along similar lines, SYSPRO has developed its own Document Flow Manager (DFM) component to facilitate collaborative commerce Read More...
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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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Best Practices of the Best-run Sales Organizations: Sales Opportunity Blueprinting
To move your sales team to the next level, you need to find answers to several questions. For example: How do you determine which customers provide the best

fit gap excel  companies. How does it fit into each company’s competitive landscape? Developing the sales strategy based on a comprehensive understanding of the customer, the opportunity, and the effect of the opportunity on the selling company. Furthermore, what resources are needed to achieve success? Continuing to Excel Through Talent and Processes Developing sales skills to better understand and evaluate the customer is a difficult task for all companies. Many of today’s best-run sales groups focus their sales Read More...
Software for Real People Part Two: Competition and User Recommendations
The root of creativity rests in the people, the management, and the culture of the organization. A better tool will not help an organization that is resistant

fit gap excel  the application to better fit their unique business needs. Also, there is an active and well-supported MindManager development community. The published prices of the three commercial applications are all very modest. In the author's opinion, investment in any of the three would be returned within a matter of days. Even with such immediate ROI, there is a freeware application that deserves mention. Freemind ( http://freemind.sourceforge.net ) is a JAVA-based open source freeware mind mapping application Read More...
Multi-enterprise Responsiveness-Can It Ever Be Achieved?
Most manufacturers are now operating in a multi-enterprise, multi-echelon context, and their supply chain processes and supporting IT tools need to accommodate

fit gap excel  data to make it fit for use. Such steps may include creating production dispatches and schedules for production lines, which are often presented in a post-processed spreadsheet instead of coming directly from the ERP system in a useful format. Also, ERP systems typically cannot perform the following: map individual items to product lines; recognize the most appropriate order-scheduling rules; split days into shifts; and present input, such as adding finished goods replenishment needs to the production Read More...
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the

fit gap excel  are not a good fit for the long end of the tail… Bottom line, in this scenario, traditional inventory techniques—safety stock logic based on normal demand distribution — just don’t work.” Analyzing the “long tail” from a supply chain perspective, the tail is typically longer and bigger than from the sales and marketing perspective. From a supply chain perspective, what is the problem of being in the tail? Well, for one, inventory mixes can be largely wrong: i.e., some products are Read More...
Space: The Final Frontier How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions
In both retail and consumer goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that make them more and more

fit gap excel  the struggle for projects, profits, customers, and market share? What can suppliers do to win more exposure and space? To answer these questions, ChainLink Research surveyed more than 130 leading retailers and manufacturers. The research found that the processes, policies, performance, and enablers widen the gap between winners and losers. Top-performing suppliers with high volumes and strong brands are rewarded with more shelf space and increased visibility, which further strengthens their brand and Read More...
Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?)
Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors

fit gap excel  (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?) Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?) M. Reed and D. Geller - May 16, 2000 Overview Metadata ( data about data ) is essential for data warehousing. In order to populate a database, extract data, or run a report, more is required than simply raw data. The tools involved must also understand the context, or meaning, of the data. This is one of the purposes of metadata. Consider 2.5. This could be an amount in dollars, Read More...
The Four Steps to Reducing Production Scrap and Rework
Manufacturers know that production scrap can come from just about anywhere: from the ordered parts that don’t fit into a finished assembly, or from a physical

fit gap excel  ordered parts that don’t fit into a finished assembly, or from a physical prototype you’ve used and discarded. Whatever the case, the scrap—and any rework needed to fix the problem—costs you time or money, or both. Learn how you can overcome the most serious causes of production scrap with a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. Read More...
SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 1
Although SAP’s recently announced tamed results for Q1 2002, which fit within the current market milieu, may add to some challenges moving forward, particularly

fit gap excel  improves and the company benefits from ongoing cost curtailment measures. Management Changes Finally, as to bolster its performance in North America and to get itself in a better shape for impending intensifying bloodbath in the CRM market, on May 23, on the eve of its forthcoming SAPPHIRE user conference at the beginning of June, SAP announced that it has appointed Lo Apotheker as president of Global Field Operations. In this newly created position, Apotheker and his management team will realign SAP's Read More...
Case Study: Kvichak Marine Industries Inc. Doubles in Size with ERP
A premium aluminum boat builder struggled to fit into a standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. But the company found it difficult to schedule and

fit gap excel  boat builder struggled to fit into a standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. But the company found it difficult to schedule and track engineer-to-order (ETO) jobs, and it was wasting a lot of time duplicating efforts. Also, it needed effective communication between computer-aided design (CAD) and ERP systems. Read about the solution that helped the company streamline its processes. Read More...
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

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Adonix Grows Roots Against The Odds Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
Adonix often comes ahead of larger global players in terms of functional fit, pricing, and understanding of the local requirements in the distribution area. The

fit gap excel  may be a good fit for a wide range of manufacturers and distributors, as it fits configure-to-order (CTO), assemble-to-order (ATO), make-to-stock (MTS) and batch process manufacturing environments. It particularly has an impressive depth and breadth of distribution and order management functionality. Particularly powerful is its advanced pricing functionality that allows companies to create complex customized pricing formula based on a multiplicity of categories (e.g., customer, region, territory, etc.). Read More...
Where Does PLM Fit in the Extending LMS Formula?
There are two reasons which led me to write this blog. Firstly, I recently had briefings with vendors such as Learn.com and Xyleme that made me realize that the

fit gap excel  Does PLM Fit in the Extending LMS Formula? There are two reasons which led me to write this blog. Firstly, I recently had briefings with vendors such as Learn.com and Xyleme that made me realize that the learning management system (LMS) industry is building up more and more connections with other technologies and enterprise applications. Secondly, a recent article (see Trends in LMS by Don McIntosh) explains how LMS is evolving with Web 2.0, talent management, mobile learning, software as a service Read More...
Who's Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 2: Traditional Solutions
Rather than leveling the playing field, traditional solutions, which are expensive, long-term oriented contract-based, have typically widened the gap between

fit gap excel  s Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 2: Traditional Solutions Who's Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Executive View The fundamental promise of e-commerce is to empower the customer. In transportation, logistics and other behind the scenes aspects of e-commerce, new services and capabilities are beginning to fulfill this promise, not just for Fortune 500 companies but for small and medium firms and for those with specialized requirements as well. These solutions range from Read More...
Case Study: Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems
Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems was having problems with its product development processes. The company’s home-grown system of Windows folders, Excel

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