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Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.
A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly

how to write engineering proposal  What You Say, It’s How You Say It. Overview Like most Associate Professors, Dr. Daniel Berleant has to apply for funding to support his research and graduate students. So he writes proposals. Naturally he wins some and he loses some. Being a scientist, after all, he wondered whether there were factors beyond the content of the proposals that affected the chances of success. So he did a study, which was published in the Communications of the ACM , a leading professional journal. His conclusion is that si Read More
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Important Sarbanes-Oxley Act Mandates and What They Mean for Supply Chain Management
Two sections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have major implications for supply chain management. Yet enterprises can meet the challenges created by SOX more

how to write engineering proposal  and offer solutions on how to shore up weaknesses and better segregate duties. In other words, the software governs who has clearance to perform such tasks as writing a check to a vendor, paying an employee, or adding revenue in a given quarter. This software might not only set up who can do what, but it would also enforce the rules (that is, alert the compliance watchdogs should an unauthorized person attempt to monkey with anything, and thus prevent fraud before it occurs). Other software may help Read More
Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration
Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes

how to write engineering proposal  of well-defined restrictions on how the component types can be combined. Interactive guided selling systems that are externally focused, stand-alone, or interfaced to ERP systems can help here. These systems typically have separate engines for engineering BOM (leveraging selection rules) and sales BOM (leveraging constraint rules), with some wizard-based capability to create and maintain rules. The typical output from these systems is quotes, orders, and BOMs, with a data-level integration with other Read More
Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply
Industrial equipment manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors can’t afford to miss bidding deadlines, delivery dates, product

how to write engineering proposal  supply businesses recognize is how to leverage an integrated enterprise infrastructure to maximize profits while minimizing exposure to risks. Leverage is possible with a system that offers operational scalability, process flexibility, deep functionality, real-time visibility, performance monitoring, and corrective action responsiveness. About Industry Directions Industry Directions is an independent market research firm that delivers expertise on business processes and IT solutions. Its expertise Read More
Sweet Spots and What-Nots: Enterprise Management Software Vendor Provides Notable Solutions
Deltek uses a wealth of standalone and bundled modules to target various markets, including professional services firms both domestically and internationally

how to write engineering proposal  turnover. Another example of how a tight vertical fit works compared to generic solutions, in the construction segment, is the requirement of cost-plus contract accounting (one of a variety of methods for pricing and billing project work). A cost-plus project has a different set of requirements from a fixed-price contract, since in the first case, a services company wants to maximize billable hours, while in the latter case, the goal is to minimize them. While bolt-on features exist for generic Read More
To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question
Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP

how to write engineering proposal  points can be high. However, the benefits an organization gains from adopting an interchangeable, component-based view of their overall system needs can far outweigh the potential downsides, or in Bard-speak, even though it may seem to some to be nobler to suffer through with a single ERP vendor’s solution, taking arms with the large cloud of component solutions available today to find your best-fit solution may indeed be the answer to the great ERP question. Read More
Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development
Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent

how to write engineering proposal  within the organization. See how. Read More
How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract
Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many

how to write engineering proposal  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More
Using ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies
Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase

how to write engineering proposal  ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits. This white paper outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO eCommerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers. Realize the benefits of eCommerce in the ETO setting with ERP software. Read More
The Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value
Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery

how to write engineering proposal  Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery (I2D) framework posits that multiple companies now compete as a business network rather than as individual enterprises, each relying on the others to achieve collective success. This paper includes an action plan with the evolutionary steps companies can take to move Read More
SAP Invited to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety
The White House invited SAP to demonstrate the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to

how to write engineering proposal  to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety The White House invited  SAP to demonstrate  the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to catch a recall on kids' products or food with undeclared allergens . Recently, Washington officials encouraged the development of technological products that help enhance public safety. Recall Plus makes public safety information available to the public in a timely fashion, ensuring that consumers are advised about Read More
Too Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier
Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post

how to write engineering proposal  in the context of how to make PLM adoption easier. Realistically define the project scope The life cycle perspective has made PLM a complicated system with so many functionality modules that perhaps no single organization has ever implemented all of them. It is true that the full potential of PLM can’t be achieved unless you can manage the entire life cycle of a product. However, to early adopters, I think the 80-20 rule might be applicable here—the crucial 20 percent of the PLM functionality may Read More
Top 10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud
Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus

how to write engineering proposal  10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus on what’s important: making customers happy. Here are 10 reasons why they have made the switch and why you need to take your field service organization to the cloud . . . or get left behind. Download the white paper and find out. Read More

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