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Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI
Today’s Showdown is based on an industry-specific case study. Five enterprise resource planning vendors were selected for the evaluation. All the results were

flow chart conventions  Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Hi. I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown is a little different from those we've run in the past. It is based on an industry-specific case study, and involves five enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors competing for the business. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful and Read More
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Input/Output StreamGuard Implementation and Uses
Ideally, your service area network (SAN) permits an uninterrupted flow of data all the time. Unfortunately, with changes to the SAN fabric—when a server comes

flow chart conventions  (SAN) permits an uninterrupted flow of data all the time. Unfortunately, with changes to the SAN fabric—when a server comes online, or when storage ports are added—the attendant tape backups might cause a serious lapse in the flow of data. However, an interoperable solution can keep registered state change notifications (RSCNs) from making your SAN go haywire. Read More
Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance
One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for

flow chart conventions  Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more Read More
Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

flow chart conventions  the (Excess) Inventory Flow! The conundrum of inventory management and the notion of inventory as a necessary evil (or the asset versus liability dilemma) have long been haunting and bedazzling operations and financial and accounting managers. It is a well-known fact that managing inventory risk is about managing the cost of maintaining unnecessarily high levels of inventory against the risk of running out of stock at a crucial moment of truth (MOT) when a customer actually wants something. In a Read More
How to Avoid Becoming Another CMMS Implementation Failure Statistic
Anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. However, by evaluating the company's business process flow, having proper

flow chart conventions  end up with a flow that you cannot link to another process, then there is something wrong. All the individual flows when combined make up the Big Picture of all the key business processes—which is really one large BPF with many branches. I try to relate it to a map of a city's road ways. You will never see a road that is not in someway attached or linked to another. The same theory applies to flows, you should never have one hanging on its own. Once you're satisfied with the flows—they should then Read More
Phone System Comparison Chart
This Phone System Comparison Chart compares over 74 phone systems by 34 brands for small to big businesses. This chart also compares private branch exchange

flow chart conventions  System Comparison Chart This Phone System Comparison Chart compares over 74 phone systems by 34 brands for small to big businesses. This chart also compares private branch exchange (PBX) and business voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems to help you make an educated comparison of your options. This analysis is presented in an Excel spreadsheet so you can add information to suit your analysis and presentation needs. Read More
Making Multi-rater Feedback Work in Professional Services Firms
For many firms, continually moving people to new projects under different leaders is the only possible way to operate. The formal boss on the org chart may only

flow chart conventions  Multi-rater Feedback Work in Professional Services Firms Making Multi-rater Feedback Work in Professional Services Firms If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Now there's a practical, affordable and remarkably easy way to gather and analyze rich 360 degree multirater feedback , giving your employees the broad, balanced perspective they need to develop and improve. Source : Halogen Software Resources Related to Making Read More
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

flow chart conventions  shortcomings, the lean , flow and demand-pull manufacturing philosophies have lately been getting an increased interest. Namely, the ERP systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-known manufacturing resource planning (MRP) problems like unnecessarily complex multilevel bills of material (BOMs), infinite capacity assumption, inefficient workflows and unnecessary (i.e., no value-adding) transactions, activities and data collections, which have not been amenable to Read More
Forecast Less and Get Better Results
Forecasting and planning conventions dictate that planning far into the future is a necessity. But is long-term planning really the most productive way to

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Welcome to ERP Showdown: Infor ERP LN 6.1 vs. Epicor Vantage vs. Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions
I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. With enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems being the information backbone of the organization, we

flow chart conventions  both the Reporting and Workflow and Document Management submodules. If either of these functional areas is key to your organization's business model, Lawson may be a better choice than Infor. Conclusion Given that 'out of the box' rankings rarely, if ever, reflect the real-world needs of an organization, and that the rankings can shift depending on what area(s) of functionality you look at, how then do you determine which ERP solution is best suited for your business? The fastest, simplest way is to do Read More
How Your Project-oriented Business Can Function on a Less Complex, More Industry-standard Chart of Accounts
Most project-oriented businesses are faced with poorly designed, archaic computer systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This

flow chart conventions  Your Project-oriented Business Can Function on a Less Complex, More Industry-standard Chart of Accounts Most project-oriented businesses are faced with poorly designed, archaic computer systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This can limit the information provided to project managers for project reporting. However, properly designed work breakdown structure (WBS) systems give cost and general accounting the ability to rely on a simpler chart of accounts, while Read More
RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)
RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from

flow chart conventions  streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. RedPrairie was founded in 1975 as McHugh Freeman & Associates , a consulting and systems development firm offering general warehouse management solutions, with the first packaged systems appearing in the mid-1980s. RedPrairie’s flagship warehouse management system (WMS) has undergone extensive development over the years to become today’s industry-leading Warehouse Management (WM) . In the 1990s RedPrairie was Read More
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

flow chart conventions  focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that impedes the smooth flow of product is a source of additional cost to the company. Download this white paper now and learn about 3 key areas to reduce costs and improve product flow from quote to cash. Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

flow chart conventions  while some tout that flow manufacturing principles can be implemented successfully, regardless of the industry, type of manufacturing environment, or product volumes, the concept has not been everything to all people so far. It is still challenging or even unsuitable to use in a jobbing shop producing highly configure-to-order (CTO) or engineer-to-order (ETO) products with high setup and long lead times, although when it has been occasionally deployed there, it has met almost as much success as in Read More
On-demand Business Process Management
The most advanced business process management (BPM) applications bridge departmental and geographic boundaries, and manage the flow of documents and data

flow chart conventions  boundaries, and manage the flow of documents and data according to sophisticated process rules. And while many would suggest that an on-demand BPM service offering would most benefit small businesses, a real case can be made that such offerings might be more valuable for medium and large businesses. Read More

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