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Confronting Core Global Trade Problems: Order, Shipment, and Financial Settlement
TradeBeam has been striving to distinguish itself by offering more than order and shipment tracking. It aims to improve the management of core global trade

formal informal letters  functions and manages all formal and informal shipping document requirements and generates flexible, business rules based document sets. It also permits on-the-fly editing of critical document attributes and supports over 200 out-of-the-box documents. Finally, TradeBeam's Optimize Global Finance/Settle suite completes the global trade process by providing a suite of capabilities that see the trade through to the final payment event. This includes processing, LCs, reconciliation, and payment. Its

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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 need a plan to regain the value you once had.

formal informal letters  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

Ramco ERP Certification Just Awarded


We are proud to welcome Ramco ERP to our family of TEC Certified systems. The detailed Ramco ERP certification report (strengths, weaknesses, bells and whistles) will be available soon, but here’s a sneak preview. Launched as an independent company in 1999 (following a demerger from its then parent company Ramco Industries), Chennai (India)-based software vendor Ramco has around

formal informal letters  (RFI), and delivered the formal product demonstration we’d requested. This demo showed how Ramco supported about a hundred features/functionality sets. Ramco ERP has particularly rich functionality in these areas: •    human capital management •    process manufacturing management •    sales management One quality that really grabbed me was its flexibility before and during implementation. A business process modeling function offers best-practice templates, but also allows modifications f Read More

The Many Angles to Dive into the BPM Water


These days, the concepts of business process management (BPM) have become more unified, and BPM functionality from different vendors seems to be more converged. However, organizations may have their own reasons for adopting BPM—different business features and requirements will lead to different matching points between adopting organizations and BPM solutions. In the mean time, BPM vendors are

formal informal letters  direction worth exploring. Facilitating Informal Collaboration in a BPM Environment I also had a briefing with Oracle BPM Suite 11g shortly after its launch. Among the new BPM release’s highlights that Oracle presented, social BPM is the one I enjoyed the most. By integrating BPM with Enterprise 2.0 , a BPM system will be able to conduct rigid and structured processes, facilitate informal collaboration during process execution, and capture tacit knowledge for better decision making and process Read More

Message to ERP Vendors: Honesty versus Glitz


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formal informal letters  they are taking a formal approach to the software selection – participate as much as possible. If that means filling our a few more RFIs or actually preparing for product demos in compliance with customer scripts – by all means do it. It could be the difference between winning and losing. It’s not a waste of time, and even if your product doesn’t look as good as the competition – at least you’re showing a willingness to help, and customers always quantify that positively when making their Read More

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formal informal letters  grow larger, more structured, formal mechanisms are required. Forms are designed and used to capture observations about customers and their actions. The forms are eventually replaced by computer systems and computer files. This informal knowledge about each customer and each transaction is difficult to capture electronically. Knowledge that can be structured and tabularized is lost, in part, by capture processes that can be tedious, confusing, and lacking in motivation. Much significant knowledge is Read More

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formal informal letters  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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PROMYS Is Now TEC Certified


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formal informal letters  This review includes a formal product demonstration, which gave me the chance to see the product up close and in depth. I'll be publishing full details in an upcoming Certification Report, but I just wanted to provide some quick first impressions of the software. What makes PROMYS stand out is that it is designed specifically for IT solution providers, and therefore feels lighter than most PPM for PSA solutions (which typically can provide more native support for large-scale projects such as construction Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the

formal informal letters  need for a more formal process and tool-sets to grow business drastic shifts in consumer buying patterns driven by the economic downturn large cost reduction initiatives including a desire to reduce  inventory  and  working capital . Can IT Help S&OP? In his series of papers on S&OP, Dr. Larry Lapide of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics says that first and foremost, one needs to recognize that software tools are not very useful on their own unless one is able to improve a  business Read More

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formal informal letters  comprehensive management systems for formal and informal learning so that enterprises can identify, manage, develop, and measure the capabilities and knowledge of people throughout the organization and the supply chain, as well as empower employees to connect and contribute expertise. Built to support the people processes of the world’s most demanding organizations, this system drives new revenues, creates strategic alignment, and mobilizes people across the global ecosystem of Saba’s customers’ Read More

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formal informal letters  issues and needs. A formal deployment plan will help you deliver an environment consistent with those needs. Read More

The Social Workplace: Using Social Networks to Boost Learning, Collaboration, and Success


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formal informal letters  fast-track improvement by integrating formal and informal learning Some Research shows that informal learning already accounts for over 80% of the learning that takes place within the business environment. Organizations that take greater control over this informal training — and integrate it with formal learning content and systems — stand to gain a valuable edge in a world where agility and shorter cycle times count, and jobs and the knowledge required to do them constantly evolve. The most Read More

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formal informal letters  Untapped Business Value through Informal Learning Walk the halls of any business, stand around any water cooler, and you’ll hear it. People are talking about last night’s TV show, what their families are up to, even what the weather will be. But wait, there’s something more. Hear it? They’re talking about work—projects and problems, ideas they have, solutions they’ve found. Welcome to the world of informal learning. Now find out how you can capture its business value. Read More