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Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?
The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at

formal expressions  did not have a formal major product release schedule per se for its flagship INFIMACS II product, but would rather deliver only several periodical continuous enhancements that all the existing users get automatically (like patches). Still, this is only possible due to the vendor's sharp focus on complex manufacturers and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) contractors in the defense sector, and with a relatively small install base of customers keenly interested in these individual enhancements. The 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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Employee Training in a Recession
Organizations reassessing their staffing levels are both reducing headcount and cutting employee-related expenses, even if training can provide long-term

formal expressions  Organizations reduce or eliminate formal training and informal opportunities for users to learn how to better utilize enterprise systems. This solidifies many users' bad habits and suboptimal processing methods. At the same time, organizations trim staff, resulting in more work among fewer employees. This means even less time for cross-pollination where employees are trained in multiple jobs. Organizational risk is compounded if key employees leave the organization and, as is often the case, user Read More
i2 Now Serving B2B Suppliers
i2 Supplier Enablement will help make suppliers’ lives easier but is only part of the answer.

formal expressions  other's solutions. While the formal relationship is just months old, i2 and MRO (or PSDI) have joined together on numerous client engagements to integrate their solutions and MRO has an excellent track record. Beyond MRO Services and any price breaks afforded by selecting multiple components from the new Enablement slate of offerings, suppliers are unlikely to yield great benefits. If nothing else, they should be encouraged by the formal advance of i2 into this market as it indicates that interest in Read More
Making the Right Decisions with SCOR
In the relentless search for ever-improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world’s biggest corporations are applying a model

formal expressions  , Featured Decisions , Formal Docket Decisions , Decisions Information , Historic Decisions by Topic , Decisions Following , Decisions Collection , Strategic Decisions , Statistics and Decisions , Decision Tools . In the relentless search for ever improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world's biggest corporations are applying a model that is known as SCOR - the Supply-Chain Operations Reference model - to maximize supply chain efficiency. But simply gathering SCOR Read More
Experiencing the Customer Experience: Listening to, Learning from, and Acting on the Voice of the Customer
To ensure a positive customer experience, companies must first learn what their customer values, and then determine how they are measuring up to those values

formal expressions  store personnel. When the formal training session was complete, the studio representative would remain on-site to help store personnel hone their presentation and selling skills. This was also a crucial opportunity for the studio representative to observe and record consumers' reactions, comments, and questions. At the end of the session, a debriefing was held with store management and associates to gain feedback on the sales scripts, order forms, and other supporting material. Again, every attempt was Read More
Aviso Brings Predictive Science to Sales Forecasting
Aviso recently introduced Aviso Insights, a solution that arms sales teams with predictive tools to meet and exceed quarterly targets. Using machine learning

formal expressions  Aviso has no formal strategic partners yet, but it expects to announce a few key partnerships in the coming months. At this time, Aviso has application programming interface (API) connectors to leading CRM solutions, such as salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP, and Zuora. Read More
Bizagi, Now Certified for BPM Functionality
I’m pleased to announce that the Bizagi’s BPM Suite 9.1 has recently joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing business process management (BPM

formal expressions  ), and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. In a dynamic and interesting demo, we were able to see the outstanding features of Bizagi’s application and how Bizagi can help an organization with its process management issues. This demo let me see how Bizagi supported about a hundred features and functionality sets that I was particularly interested in taking a closer look at. During this process, we learned that Bizagi has been updating its solution, so soon we will be providing new Read More
Medical Device Manufacturer Manages Efficient Operation with Sage ERP X3
UreSil, a manufacturer of specialized health care products, feared its legacy manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software was hindering efficiency and

formal expressions  rescue, and after a formal ERP training program, full implementation required only one week. All processes, including tracking and inventory, are now streamlined, flexible—and compliant. Read More
Tenrox: Certification Complete
This just in—Tenrox has joined the ranks of TEC Certified systems providing project portfolio management (PPM) functionality.See TEC’s Vendor Showcase for

formal expressions  ), and delivered the formal product demonstration I’d requested. This demo let me see how Tenrox supported about a hundred features/functionality sets I was particularly interested in taking a closer look at. Stay tuned for the full report. If you have particular questions, go ahead and ask in the comment section below. In the meantime, you can interactively review Tenrox functionality via TEC Advisor . Read More
Informal Learning - What’s With the Hype?
Informal learning constitutes a hot topic these days. Informal learning can be seen as a process of knowledge acquisition that does not follow any one

formal expressions  this case of eschewing formal learning! Useful applications of informal learning In our daily work routines we develop personal methods or tricks to tackle certain challenges, or find workarounds when using imperfect tools. For example, skipping parts of a habitual task that aren't crucial but if completed would improve the process and end result, such as figuring out a trick to manipulate a large Excel file that keeps crashing but never solving the problem that causes the crash in the first place. Read More
Social Networks: Virtual Organize It, Stupid!
No doubt you’ve heard of such tongue-in-cheek expressions as

formal expressions  Networks: Virtual Organize It, Stupid! No doubt you’ve heard of such tongue-in-cheek expressions as Keep it simple, stupid! and It’s the economy, stupid! However, today, the appropriate mantra for those who belong to social networks should be, Virtual organize it, stupid! Find out how you can apply the principles and best practices of virtual organization management to any level of organizational structure, in combination with social networking tools. Read More
Global Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors
An enterprise that wants to shift to a global product development strategy must invest in modern product lifecycle management (PLM) technology. Therefore, the

formal expressions  manufacturing enterprise have a formal cross-functional product development process road map and an instinctive process discipline before consideration is given to onshore or offshore outsourcing. The bottom line is that a company's internal product development house must be in order before it starts moving pieces of the equation offshore. Concerns Abound There typically is no shortage of concerns over a decision to offshore a part or all of a product development process. Even setting political concerns Read More
Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

formal expressions  operation. Some companies have formal lean programs, employing individuals with black belts in Six Sigma (a system of practices for measuring defects and improving quality, and a methodology to reduce defect levels, with Black Belts being the professionals who can explain these philosophies and principles to companies), and other process control skills. Other manufacturers simply employ techniques on the shop floor ranging from kanban events, poka yoke, cellular workflows, motion studies, and tightened Read More
Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value
Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you

formal expressions  decides to have a formal training program for incoming users, the existing users train new users. Even with the best intent, the existing users teach only 70 to 80 percent of what they know. That means the first generation's 100 percent of knowledge goes to 70 to 80 percent for the second generation and 49 to 64 percent for the third generation. When people do not know how to fully use the system, they cannot generate the full value of that system. Of course the business changes. But in most companies, Read More
A Positioning Process Helps Product Marketing Managers Do More
Because product marketing managers constantly juggle competing priorities, companies should consider implementing a formal positioning process as a way of

formal expressions  either problem with a formal positioning process. A positioning process is a way of cloning your product marketing managers by documenting all their knowledge relevant to marketing and sales, and then creating a standard way of describing products and their benefits. A Positioning Process Is Essential While it's essential to have a positioning process, few B2B companies have a formal one, and as a result, resources—especially in product marketing—aren't maximized. Some companies get around this Read More

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