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ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences
ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) systems must facilitate the near real time transfer of information and complex product knowledge for collaboration across the

generic rfq example  options associated with a generic product line, and then apply predefined rules with constraints to correctly configure the particular end product. The configurator then populates the attributes of the newly configured end item (called the variant product), tests for any conflicts, and generates the variant product with appropriate BOM, routing, and pricing based on preconceived rules and calculations. As product configurators have evolved to include even more sales, marketing, and financial functions

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Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Two: Market Impact


ERP and other enterprise applications products will thus demonstrate deep industry functionality and tight integration with best-of-breed 'bolt-on' products in a particular vertical, which also means adding sector-specific, fine-grained capabilities.

generic rfq example  be met with more generic products. These specialists, boutique, or niche vendors (whereby neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having in-depth product functions and intimate knowledge of their market place or by offering services (content or location wise) not available from the Big Few or large independent service providers. Relevant Business Systems , ( http://www.relevant.com ), a privately-held San Ramon, CA-based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


While smaller businesses must be attuned to what their larger customers and trading partners require, and thus consider the Microsoft Business Network (MBN) as a relatively simple and inexpensive way to support those customers' demands, MBN is only a small part of the trading relationship equation.

generic rfq example  other industry-specific or rather generic demand management solutions for other MBS offerings, given MBS has not been well entrenched within TXT's industries of focus. Again, to avoid having to customize its core software, MBS might try to convince ISVs to build industry-specific applications that leverage the core functionality supplied by its ERP systems, while Microsoft would remain the infrastructure supplier (i.e., of Microsoft Business Framework that includes application functionality, business Read More

CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software


While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class of products, which typically includes front-office applications for sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, and field service/call center management.

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GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Three: Market Impact


There is renewed interest to provide GXS' trading services from other surviving Internet exchange providers to leverage GXS' huge expertise and investment in a global infrastructure to provide its trading services. In particular, GXS could cater for integration between the exchange and the enterprise systems of the members, including diverse back-office and front-office systems, and for processing and routing of transactions between participants.

generic rfq example  its presence into a generic multi-protocol, multi-industry marketplace, which has been a hard job for industry consortia to drive liquidity with XML-only networks. A sort of an irony here might be that since EDI has earned a reputation among trading partners as a complex, rigid, and expensive means of business document and data exchange, one would expect it to be relegated to a relic of a bygone era. In the computer business, where new technologies can come and go almost overnight, EDI should have long Read More

The Alignment-focused Organization


To close the gap between strategy, risk, and execution, companies need to build strategic alignment across all aspects of the business. Learn how your company can benefit from deploying strategy management software as part of a larger corporate performance management solution—encompassing business planning and consolidation, profitability and cost management, spend analytics, and governance, risk, and compliance.

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How to Alienate Your Reader: Jargon, Buzzwords, Lingo, and Gobbledygook


This Is For All Us Writers Out There: Oh, and All Us Readers Too! Do you ever feel like you need a jargon buster just to understand what some companies are saying about their software products? I know I’ve needed one, and often still do. I am a content writer and editor for TEC and the learning curve was pretty steep when I started. I mean what is functionality, scalability, dynamic lead

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CRM and BPM: “We Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots”


In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Summit in September in Scottsdale. I not only saw a number of same vendors at both events, but both events also had many similar themes, such as customer service, workflow automation, business processes

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The Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators


Analog Devices was the first company to implement a balanced scorecard company-wide on an Executive Information System. In fact, it has been running for 13 years. One of the major lessons that Analog learned was to trust the lead and lag relationship between non-financial and financial measures. This note was based in part from an interview with Art Schneiderman, pioneer of the balanced scorecard concepts at Analog Devices and Bob Stasey, VP of Quality at Analog Devices.

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Delivering Operational Excellence with Innovation: Enterprise Services Architecture for Enterprise Resource Planning


Changing business practices, especially those that consolidate business and IT functions, requires careful research and decision making. For companies needing to move beyond traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise service applications (ESA) can help reduce the complexity of having disparate IT systems. Find out about the benefits of ESA and how it can help you achieve operational excellence.

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TEC Vendor Challenge (ERP for Distribution) - Not Just for Distributors


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), with partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain, will be hosting the TEC Vendor Challenge, “ERP for Distribution” in Montreal, Canada on September 18–19, 2013. To see more about the event logistics and get up-to-date information on the Vendor Challenge, visit the event site here. For such an event, it’s always difficult to capture

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How to Reshape Your Supply Chain Network (and Why You Need to Do It Now)


The landscape of the supply chain has changed drastically over the past five years. It went from local to global in manufacturing, procurement, sourcing, logistics, and customers. As such, there are some major challenges in the supply chain network: There are no boundaries within the network. There are no physical or virtual boundaries left within the supply chain. For example, the

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Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices


Food and beverage manufacturers rely on information technology to meet market demands. However, food is one market where most enterprise applications show a number of "fatal flaws"—capabilities whose omission can impede operations to the extent of complete failure.

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Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement


Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives. Procurement opportunities are significant—translating directly, with no dilution, into measurable, hard dollar profit increases.

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