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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader


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gps product comparison  devices, global positioning system (GPS), and other sources, or, for instance, the ability to run under one application the full spectrum of job types with a mix of resources, such as multistage jobs requiring multiperson teams for jobs of variable duration (days, weeks, or months). TEC: In parting, can you volunteer any information on the company’s future moves, such as new functional scope (e.g., EAM or MRO or repair depots) or new vertical markets? SM: We aim to capitalize on our assets by executing Read More

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Maybe you’re considering software test tools for the first time. Or maybe you have experience but think your existing software test automation process needs retooling. Whatever your perspective, there are tips and tricks you may not know about test design and development. These 10 steps to building software test automation can help you shorten your time to market, improve the quality of your products, and save you money.

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Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?


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Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


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This handy grid gives you an at-a-glance comparison of six leading enterprise unified communications providers—including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and ShoreTel—and breaks down the basic pricing, messaging and conferencing features, and the telephony and mobile features you need to make an informed buying decision.

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Product Architecture for Product Endurance?


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gps product comparison  Architecture for Product Endurance? LANSA Target Market While not a household name like Microsoft or IBM , LANSA has been quietly delivering software solutions to mid-market companies for two decades. It is a global provider of enterprise application development and integration software and its target market consists of an estimated 250,000 mid-sized organizations. Many are IBM iSeries shops within manufacturing and distribution segments, and while some frequently buy new solutions, many try to Read More

TEC Product Certification Reports Now Available


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Thriving in Crisis: How to Effectively Manage a Product Recall through IT


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