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Operational Excellence: Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas
Companies in the Americas should lead the world in growth through operational excellence@but they don’t. A 2008 survey shows that less than half promote insight

functional structure organisation  customer service and other functional areas. And half say they are establishing end-to-end visibility of processes throughout the organisation. Latin American companies are nearly twice as likely as their northern counterparts to cite integration with outside partners as a key to growth. And they say their marketing/sales teams are devoting more effort to building both external collaboration and internal integration of sales, production and delivery systems. What is operational excellence? In its

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Strategies for Profitable Growth: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing


The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That’s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. In pursuit of these objectives, A&D manufacturers are looking beyond standard practices to new business strategies that promise solid business results. But which strategies and practices are right for your company?

functional structure organisation  as tighter integration across functional areas such as materials management, teardown and overhaul, work execution, and asset manage- ment. Administrative and reporting capabilities to support multinational operations and integration to financial software are also required. WHAT SAP OFFERS SAP provides a host of capabilities to support aftermarket services. These include aircraft maintenance planning and execution, line maintenance with an electronic logbook, overhaul plan- ning and execution, and Read More

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functional structure organisation  adopted by employees and cross-functional teams. There will never be a computer system in the world that comes out with what the next innovative product, process or strategy needs to be , says Mr van der Hoek of Coca-Cola. It will always be a human being. the approach of small to medium-sized enterprises Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) , like their large enterprise counterparts, are increasingly adopting collaborative relationships with business partners. While larger businesses have worked Read More

Improving Human Capital Management in the Public Sector


Given the challenges facing governmental human resources (HR) departments, HR organizations need to take a hard look at their operations, and face the realities of what works—and what doesn’t. Shared services are the largely predominant organizational structure for delivering HR, and public sector HR executives must determine what must be done to take their organizations to the next level.

functional structure organisation  when outsourcing transaction-oriented functional areas rather than more strategic areas. Yet, there are still some signiicant variations in HR organizations’ views and use of outsourcing, depending on the level of government and type of employee. The real question, however, is not “whether to outsource or not to outsource” so much as it is to examine all of the required inputs and outputs that lead to higher HR performance. It is these same concerns that have led some HR executives to Read More

Compliance Exposures in ERP Systems Part 1


This paper examines key issues for CFOs and CEOs in managing ERP systems in the new world of SOX, IFRS, Basle II. While most IT management attention seems to be on document retention, reporting quality, and security, there are broader issues to be considered toward ensuring good governance and compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, IFRS and Basle II.

functional structure organisation  assign ERP modules by functional skills, this helps to identify people to activities. The people costs of any new implementation can be directly attributed to relevant activities i.e. they should only be working on implementing vendor code or custom code. In practice, we know that much of the custom code will not be used, so this analysis will pose some interesting questions! Vendor software licensing is typically based on the vendor?s own module structure - users pay for whole modules no matter how much Read More

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functional structure organisation  (SMB) evaluation model targets functional requirements for a fully featured accounting solution. In addition to supporting accounting requirements, it is applicable for those researching an ERP system suitable for small and medium businesses (SMB). It includes categories such as General Ledger, A/P and A/R, Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. Read More

ERP Head-to-Head: Oracle, SAP and Infor


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functional structure organisation  company's unique needs and functional requirements. It's fast, free—and you'll get the results immediately! Click below to start your custom ERP comparison now! Start Your ERP Comparison JD Edwards Enterprise One SAP ERP Infor ERP LN For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.268. Read More

SP Marketplace Converts Office 365 to a Full Intranet and Collaboration Structure


SP Marketplace has developed SharePoint Business Suite for Office 365 to be a one stop shop for SMB Office 365 users who want to maximize their utilization of the Microsoft cloud-based suite. TEC's Raluca Druta takes an in-depth look at the software suite, including the business need for the product, the SharePoint Business Suite customer experience, product highlights, plus a detailed use case and customer success story.

functional structure organisation  Marketplace Converts Office 365 to a Full Intranet and Collaboration Structure SP Marketplace has developed SharePoint Business Suite for Office 365 to be a one stop shop for SMB Office 365 users who want to maximize their utilization of the Microsoft cloud-based suite. TEC's Raluca Druta takes an in-depth look at the software suite, including the business need for the product, the SharePoint Business Suite customer experience, product highlights, plus a detailed use case and customer success story. Read More

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functional structure organisation  Portfolio Management for Internal IT Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance. Read More

Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO


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IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7


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functional structure organisation  Increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source business process management (BPM) technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach of more companies and projects. If you are considering deploying BPM solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download the white paper to find out if an open source BPM solution is right Read More

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functional structure organisation  departments. With the inherent functionalities of portfolio analysis, budget/cost controls, risk analysis, and audit trails found in PPM software, many PPM vendors have recognized the value they provide to the challenge of putting in place an IT governance framework. PPM's Place within IT Governance A number of today's PPM vendors originally were established in response to the lack of available tools addressing the needs of internal IT departments. With the onset of professional services automation Read More

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functional structure organisation  solution encompassing four major functional components: Sugar Sales, Sugar Marketing, Sugar Support, and Sugar Collaborate. These components are freely downoadable as Sugar Open Source or available for a fee as Sugar Professional, which is a superset of functionality, offered with SugarCRM support and professional services. Sugar Open Source is delivered as a software package, may be installed in minutes, and provides complete access to the source code. Sugar Open Source is suitable for organizations of a Read More

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During the process of product selection a great deal of attention is given to the functional capabilities of the software being evaluated. While this aspect is obviously important, ignoring the technical mechanisms by which the software actually operates can be fatal to a project. In this document we explain how to avoid the pitfalls.

functional structure organisation  order to evaluate the functional abilities of products being considered. Unfortunately, many companies neglect to investigate the technological underpinnings of these products during the evaluation phase. This can lead to the purchase of a product which is functionally excellent, but difficult (or impossible) to support in the customer's environment. This document is designed to help craft a series of Technical Architecture meetings with vendors that can begin to explain the how of a vendor's Read More