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Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection
How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people

formal methods example  you don't use a formal process to identify vendors for evaluation, you still have to come up with a few high-level criteria. 1) Some companies look into a few of the large, well-known vendors because they're well-known. 2) Some companies hear what their competitors or partners have implemented and figure that's a good place to start (or eliminate, depending on how the story goes). 3) Other companies search the Web, looking into what Google spits out. The first example you might address as criteria about

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Making Sure Your Service Provider Doesn't Fall Down on the Job


A recent Forrester report on Commerce Sites developed by service providers shows costs are rising while service is remaining flat, and sometimes results can be pretty glaring from a 'minor' slip-up to one that can have major client impact.

formal methods example  providers actually have as formal procedures. Those companies that have developed systems to document and capture experience (i.e., that have knowledge management systems) are likely to gain some edge. Like ISO9000 manufactured items, each component in an implementation should have some basic procedure outlined and be traceable to some stated practice, despite the uniqueness of each site. User Recommendations In general, the user should determine how well prepared a service provider is to deliver a full Read More

Discussing Leadership and Management with HCM Provider Lumesse’s Daniela Porr


TEC’s Raluca Druta spoke with Lumesse’s Daniela Porr, head of product management for the company’s talent management solution, about diversity and balance in leadership and management, and how these values have helped shape Lumesse’s offerings. Read on for an inside view from Porr’s experience with managers from Lumesse’s customer base.

formal methods example  For instance, a more formal culture encourages leaders to acquire coaching methods and not resort solely to personal charisma and improvisation, while an informal culture makes room for the personal touch of the leader and for more humane interactions. But, if a company slips too much into the formal mode it may become quite flat, bureaucratic, and ultimately suffocating—it can curb regional inspiration and innovation in order to protect central values. And, if a completely informal model is followed, 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 structured learning methodology. Some of the established informal learning structures are: observation, questioning, testing theoretical knowledge in real life contexts, and studying materials that fall outside mandatory learning commitments

formal methods example  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

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 benefits. This article discusses the increased importance, benefits, and risks of employee training in a recession with respect to enterprise systems.

formal methods example  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

Acronyms Can Simplify Your Life, or Drive You Insane


Acronyms seem really convenient, at first. It’s great using ERP instead of enterprise resource planning, for example. You save precious time (not typing enterprise resource planning a million times) and there’s no way your reader won’t understand what ERP means, right? Well, for ERP this may be true, but all acronyms are not as tidy as they appear. What about BPM, for example? Does it

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Case Study: Faronics Power Save and Newport Independent School


Newport Independent school district’s implementation of a formal energy-conservation policy created problems for the district-wide computer system. Rather than having to manually shut down up to 900 computers at the end of every day, the district’s head IT technician opted to centralize control with Faronic’s Power Save technology. The final result: a solution that is both environmentally and fiscally responsible.

formal methods example  district’s implementation of a formal energy-conservation policy created problems for the district-wide computer system. Rather than having to manually shut down up to 900 computers at the end of every day, the district’s head IT technician opted to centralize control with Faronic’s Power Save technology. The final result: a solution that is both environmentally and fiscally responsible. Read More

A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers


This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption. The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown to have virtually the same efficiency, suggesting that a move to a DC-based architecture is unwarranted on the basis of efficiency.

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Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process


High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

formal methods example  policy, to use a formal solicitation and selection process for acquisitions for which the amount exceeds a certain threshold—in our case, the simplified acquisition threshold. The competitive procurement methods available for use in fulfilling the requirement for full and open competition in the acquisition process are sealed bidding , relying on bids , also called sealed bids ; negotiated procurement , relying on competitive proposals ; and two-step sealed bidding , a combination of bidding and Read More

How Not-for-profit Organizations Can Reduce Costs and Practice Better Financial Management with Microsoft Dynamics GP


One of the biggest “time-wasters” in not-for-profit organizations is the constant reentry of data from one system to another. For example, many organizations must manually reenter information from their fundraising applications to their accounting systems. This is error-prone, costs valuable time, and delays important reporting. The solution lies in finding efficient ways to share information—across the organization.

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Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS


This is an example, using Relevant Business Systems, of how you can use the TEC ERP Evaluation Center's WebTESS tool to locate vendors that consider your company their ideal candidate.

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Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky


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Design Reuse: The Key to Building Better Products Faster


Today’s methods for reusing design can add needed speed to the entire product development process. By using the design of an existing part or assembly as a starting point for a newer part or assembly, you can save time while reducing the risk of making fundamental design errors. Learn how to overcome the challenges of optimizing design reuse, by building a reuse library of metadata that automates information retrieval.

formal methods example  Reuse: The Key to Building Better Products Faster Today’s methods for reusing design can add needed speed to the entire product development process. By using the design of an existing part or assembly as a starting point for a newer part or assembly, you can save time while reducing the risk of making fundamental design errors. Learn how to overcome the challenges of optimizing design reuse, by building a reuse library of metadata that automates information retrieval. Read More

Lean Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence


Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small, local benefits. A holistic approach is needed to see the long-term benefits of lean. To find out if your company is ready to make lean improvements, you need to ask key questions. Discover what they are, and how to start down the path to leaner manufacturing.

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To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question


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