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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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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

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format a summary  change the sequence or format of the extract data, not to worry. A decent integrator tool will allow you to develop a custom map to designate how exported data elements from your legacy system is related to and formatted for your ERP software. While a little bit more time consuming, it certainly beats coding and debugging a program. Just ask your IT manager. There are additional features that you should look for in integrator. You should be able to designate a begin procedure (delete table first, Read More

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If Encompix has for any reason deliberately maintained its ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) enterprise resource planning system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing mid-market, it has certainly succeeded so far. However, given a certain number of viable solutions from more renowned and visible (even if not that focused) vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on.

format a summary  with the MS Project format, but the product on its own cannot give the visibility and scheduling over a great number of concurrent products, and that is where the products like Encompix come into the picture. Encompix indeed seems to have responded to many nitty-gritty aspects of the project-based industries. After over a decade of somewhat stealth operation, Encompix has begun to make some noise in the North American midrange ETO ERP market, with the above-mentioned recent wins and product related Read More

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format a summary  called Web Parts to format and display information tailored to particular individuals and their roles within the enterprise. Microsoft Business Portal 1.2 To that end, the Human Resource Management (HRM) Self Service Suite for Microsoft Business Portal 1.2 , which was released in August 2003, was designed to help employees review their HR and payroll information and complete common tasks, such as filling out and approving timecards, submitting requests for time off, reviewing paycheck and benefit Read More

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format a summary  that will alter RFID information. The next section outlines the equipment required and the connectivity of that equipment. A best practice approach to the connection of the equipment used to conduct a site survey will aid in the completion of the site survey. This section defines the tasks to install the core equipment. Step 1 . Place the antenna on the tripod in the middle of the interrogation zone. This placement should define the optimum position to place the portal in relation to the business process Read More

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format a summary  Step-by-step Guide to Securing Your Apache Web Server with a Digital Certificate Testing, installing, and using a digital certificate on your Apache Web server can benefit your business by addressing online security issues. If your system’s security is maximized, your customers can feel more confident about using your site to perform transactions. Get the lowdown on best practices for setup to help you ensure efficient management of your encryption keys and digital signatures. Read More

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format a summary  able to dissect fiscal information to the distribution facility level with the stroke of a key. The ERP package needed to track sales and commission as well as comply with varying state sales tax requirements on items sold. Simply put, as a growing, high-volume distribution business, Joshen required a comprehensive, flexible ERP solution. Trisnar adds, When we reviewed the features now available in VAI's S2K Enterprise for Distribution and spoke with the VAI team, we knew that VAI still held the best Read More

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Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages.

format a summary  the Value of an M&A! Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages. Read More

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format a summary  Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard Companies realize that innovation can mean the difference between effectively growing or transforming their business and falling behind. But for a company to thrive in today’s environment, innovation has to be seen as more than a clichéd talking point. It has to be a key part of the company’s core business processes. Download this interview with Eric Verniaut, SAP’s head of North America services, to find out how innovation has helped services Read More

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