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PeopleSoft 8 Launched - Anything to Write Home About?
PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has unveiled a number of new, possibly revolutionary enterprise applications

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SAP Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value


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how to write notice  SAP’s serialization architecture, and how it can be used to support data management and data sharing as outlined in the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research’s Blueprint. 1- Reference to Rules of Engagement: A Qualitative Business Case for Data Management & Sharing in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and Rules of Engagement: Phase II • The Blueprint for Data Management & Data Sharing Background Blueprint Briefing The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research began an industry initiative in Read More

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The process of selecting software can be streamlined by paying close attention to the types and quantities of criteria you use. Better decision processes will distinguish between two key types of criteria and limit the number of criteria considered.

how to write notice  Selection, Its Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them The childhood rhyme “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo” was useful when, as a child, you were choosing an ice cream flavor. But this simple counting-out game is not likely to give you great results when you are about to spend several hundred thousand dollars or more for a new piece of software. In my experience though, the decision processes of many organizations are not a great deal more sophisticated. Criteria are identified and software is assessed, but what Read More

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how to write notice  few people talking about how to control the accuracy of their inventory? Think about how much having an inaccurate inventory costing you and your organization. Again, your inventory is one of the biggest, if not the largest investment you have in your company. The only thing that comes close to it is your people. But you know what I have learned over the years? People do what you inspect and not what you expect! Most leaders expect their people to know why inventory accuracy is important to the company, Read More

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how to write notice  to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend servers, the SAP environment—and the confidential data it stores—become vulnerable. With a secure single sign-on solution to SAP, however, you can significantly improve the security of this environment. Read More

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how to write notice  BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question? To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question? M. Reed - July 6, 2000 Event Summary BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business solutions, as members of their BEA Professional Service Provider Program. These new providers span the United States and the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) markets, and will leverage their vertical market and e-business expertise to Read More

GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?


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how to write notice  be a real strength. However, GE's ability to deliver is still in the future, and we don't see any compelling reason from this announcement that a user who is ready to act today should wait for that tomorrow. Read More

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