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Managing Transaction Tax Audit Risk: How to Protect Precious Cash Flow by Proactively Addressing Audits
Even in the best economic times, businesses must be vigilant against unnecessary costs and risks. But not just businesses need to be vigilant@states and other

flow chart construction  need to maximize cash flow these days — states and other tax authorities are feeling the same economic pinch. State budget deficits are mounting into the tens of billions, income tax takes are shrinking, and federal help is drying up, leading states to become more creative in targeting additional products and services to tax, and more aggressive in collecting that tax. The result is a flurry of new laws and rate changes, intensifying collaboration to catch the non-compliant, and a explosion of new tax

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Single Version of the Truth


Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end-to-end supply chains include many players, with a shared need for accurate and timely information.

flow chart construction  wireless devices ensure the flow of data at a global level. Radio frequency identification (RFID), the hottest technology in small smart auto-identification, is being embraced at a global level. Theoretically, the global economy could be seamlessly connected through the diffusion of data at digital speed. [1] See detailed list of functional entities, information needs, and data points in Addendum A of this coming research report. So What Is a SVoT? At the broadest level, an SVoT is conceptually a virtual Read More

How Project Portfolio Management Can Deal a Winning Hand to the SMB Project Manager


Project portfolio management (PPM), once a solution only larger organizations could afford, enables companies to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate, expedite, and monitor projects. In recent years, however, small to medium businesses have been able to benefit from PPM too, through software-as-a-service models of this tool.

flow chart construction  project. Figure 1. The flow of PPM processes. According to The AMA Handbook of Project Management (2nd edition), PPM, when used to its full potential, can assist organizations to realize the following goals: an estimated 20–30 percent reduction in the time it takes to develop new products significant improvement in completing projects on time and on budget improvements in research and development (R&D) productivity How Organizations Should Support PPM To support a PPM system, organizations must have an Read More

How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change?


In today’s competitive market, businesses are living in a constant state of change—especially in the services sector, which has to contend with a more fluid “people resource” factor. Yet most installed ERP solutions are falling short. Why are nearly half of all businesses essentially blowing their annual ERP budgets to support change? And what are software vendors doing about it? Find out now, in TEC’s 2008 Market Comparison Report.

flow chart construction  introduce a new approval flow related to corporate purchasing and local expenditures Makes changes required to change an existing workflow for example, in adding an additional approval step to approve invoices over a designated amount Makes changes required to introduce a new payment perhaps a one-time bonus, or additional benefit (e.g., child care vouchers) Makes changes required to track a project (the life cycle) in situations where the organizational structure changes, thereby changing ownership of Read More

SAP AG - ERP Leader with a "New Dimension"


Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its "New Dimension" products line, which initially includes independent business applications for Supply Chain Management, Client Relationship Management (CRM, Business Intelligence (BI), and e-Commerce."New Dimension" and "Industry-Specific" products (particularly "SAP BW" and "SAP HR") will be significant contributors to SAP sales revenue...

flow chart construction  (very healthy new product flow) and formidable support & maintenance infrastructure. The entire product suite has been developed in-house, thereby eliminating integration problems, experienced by competitors in their acquisitions' aftermath. Fig. 2 Vendor Challenges Bad reputation for protracted (very often over 18 months) and costly implementations (often 7-10 times software license costs), as well as a complex, rigid product that often imposes radical change on customers' business practices. This could Read More

Case Study: Tampa Tile


Maintaining profitability was a major challenge for Tampa Tile because of the complexities of providing the construction industry with long-lead products, many of which are imported from Europe and South America. Its old enterprise resource planning (ERP) system no longer met its needs, so Tampa Tile looked for a new system that offered event management capabilities, in addition to inventory management. Learn more.

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COSS Systems


COSS Systems offers a range of manufacturing software for small to mid-sized companies. It provides software, which assists companies to improve their data flow with the intention of increasing profitability, optimizing resource usage, and lowering the cost of growth. Primarily designed for make-to-order, make-to-stock, job shop, and custom manufacturers with various configurations, the company's software has features to support mixed mode and production manufacturing. COSS Systems is headquartered in Ontario, Canada and was formed in 1992.

flow chart construction  to improve their data flow with the intention of increasing profitability, optimizing resource usage, and lowering the cost of growth. Primarily designed for make-to-order, make-to-stock, job shop, and custom manufacturers with various configurations, the company's software has features to support mixed mode and production manufacturing. COSS Systems is headquartered in Ontario, Canada and was formed in 1992. Read More

Hydro One Networks Chooses Space-Time Insight to Improve Service Reliability


Hydro One Networks, a planning, construction, operations, and maintenance provider for transmission and distribution networks in Ontario recently selected the Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence suite to provide a consistent and comprehensive view of asset risks and priorities to help operators and field service crews to collaborate and improve lifecycle decisions over all maintenance

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How Your Business Can Thrive During an Economic Storm


Most businesses are impacted by the slow economy, but recessions and economic slowdowns don’t last forever. Smart companies will be able to manage the challenges and emerge stronger and more vital for the experience. Discover how business process automation, a renewed focus on customer service, new tax opportunities, and other best practices can help your company shine in these tough economic times.

flow chart construction  such. WATCH YOUR CASH FLOW Slow-paying customers in a bad economy can have a domino effect on you by adversely affecting your cash flow. Maintain your credit rating. The key to having access to capital is a good credit rating and, to have a good one, you need to pay your bills on time. This can be done by carefully monitoring your cash flow and using existing credit options wisely. Step up collection activities. Your customers may be experiencing their own cash flow challenges, which can delay payment to Read More

John Deere Dealer Network Engages Employees with Ultimate Software’s UltiPro


RDO Equipment distributes, sells, services, and rents construction and agricultural equipment. The company operates the largest network of John Deere retail stores in the United States, and it also sells Vermeer and Topcon equipment, with customers in more than 60 locations across the US. The company has announced that it is leveraging the UltiPro human capital management (HCM) solution for

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CTS Cement Corporation Solidifies Automated Invoice Processing with AnyDocINVOICE


CTS Cement Corporation, a manufacturer of professional-grade construction cement, operates out of 15 facilities across the US. As the company grew, it needed to address the inefficiencies of its accounts payable invoice processing, which was being keyed manually into two different systems. With this lack of connectivity between systems, CTS turned to AnyDocINVOICE solution and now indexes nearly 2,500 invoices per month.

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Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth


For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making—and ultimately increases company profitability.

flow chart construction  (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making—and ultimately increases company profitability. Read More

CatalystCommand WMS


CatalystCommand Warehouse Management™ combines both flow-through functionality and traditionaly warehouse management features in one system. It manages all aspects of the distribution center and manufacturing warehouse operations including receiving and putaway to order selection, picking, loading and shipping. Using a modular technology platform, the system features standard interfaces allowing tighter integration between systems, applications, and equipment. As a web-based application is scalable and resides on a thin server or on a series of servers.    

flow chart construction  Warehouse Management™ combines both flow-through functionality and traditionaly warehouse management features in one system. It manages all aspects of the distribution center and manufacturing warehouse operations including receiving and putaway to order selection, picking, loading and shipping. Using a modular technology platform, the system features standard interfaces allowing tighter integration between systems, applications, and equipment. As a web-based application is scalable and resides on a Read More

BP Logix, Inc


BP Logix unites IT and business users enabling them to deploy sophisticated, form-based workflow driven enterprise apps in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional development efforts. The company's award-winning business process management (BPM) software supports the rapid creation of custom workflow-driven solutions embracing the C-suite, operations, sales, customers, and prospects. Hundreds of global organizations across every sector—government, non-profit, and commercial—use BP Logix-powered workflow apps to deliver clear and measurable improvements in productivity, compliance, and customer engagement.

flow chart construction  to deploy sophisticated, form-based workflow driven enterprise apps in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional development efforts. The company's award-winning business process management (BPM) software supports the rapid creation of custom workflow-driven solutions embracing the C-suite, operations, sales, customers, and prospects. Hundreds of global organizations across every sector—government, non-profit, and commercial—use BP Logix-powered workflow apps to deliver clear and measurable Read More

Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line


In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability.

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