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Managing Product Innovation
Inadequacies at the front end of the product development process is one of the leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Many companies

innovation definition  SAP solution for product innovation management is essentially a tightly integrated bundle of two proven SAP products: SAP xApp Product Definition (SAP xPD) and SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (SAP xRPM). SAP xPD provides idea management and concept development capabilities whereby concepts are created from discrete ideas and thoroughly assessed individually. SAP xRPM provides key capabilities for strategic portfolio and resource management. SAP xRPM aggregates concept metrics so users can compa Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Growing Food and Beverage Businesses: Innovation to Maximize Market Opportunities
Global demand for food and beverages continues to rise, and the market will pay a premium for partially prepared healthier choices. Food and beverage

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The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

innovation definition  external factors and changes. Innovation is increasingly viewed as a principal lever for improving business value and has been touted as the key tenet of long-term business viability. It is difficult to refute General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s observation a decade or so ago that “innovation is necessary to avoid commodity hell.” Innovation Hurdles But opportunities that stem from innovation do not come without risk, and when striving for innovation success, executives are often betting the entir Read More...
What Is Sustainable Innovation?
A recent press release from Dassault Systèmes about its newly signed strategic relationship with BMW in the area of sustainable innovation caught my attention

innovation definition  the area of sustainable innovation caught my attention and made me think of its meaning. As usual, I went to Wikipedia but found that this term didn’t exist. The closest term I could find was eco-innovation , which is related to sustainable innovation but not the same in my opinion. So here’s my own definition: sustainable innovation refers to the methodology and practices that lead to the increased capacity to endure within the environmental, societal, and economic surroundings that an organization o Read More...
Embracing IT Innovation to Gain the Competitive Edge
To stay competitive, companies need to change@and they need to embrace change. Companies in the supply chain need to look for new and better ways of retaining

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E-procurement: From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché
Electronic procurement has moved from a nice idea to a stampede in just a few years. Growing at Internet speed it spawns business models faster than the market

innovation definition  E-procurement: From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché Introduction In 1998 researchers at the Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkeley published an important study called Procurement in the Internet Age - Current Practices and Emerging Trends. Essentially a survey of 80 technology-oriented companies, the paper proved to be a good guide to subsequent developments in E-procurement. It is a measure of how far we have come in less than two years that in their summary of i Read More...
Apriso Celebrates 20 Years of Manufacturing Software Innovation


innovation definition  Years of Manufacturing Software Innovation On March 10, 2013, Apriso , a global provider of manufacturing software solutions, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Apriso has established itself as a leader in the manufacturing operations management (MOM) industry, having accomplished 20 industry firsts during its first two decades of existence. This industry leadership has translated into substantial business value creation by Apriso’s customers, supporting Apriso’s significant revenue growth and global Read More...
Amazon’s “Vendor Flex” Supply Chain Innovation
Supply chains are always looking for greater efficiency, and reducing latency is a recurring theme. It was interesting therefore to read a recent Wall Street

innovation definition  “Vendor Flex” Supply Chain Innovation Supply chains are always looking for greater efficiency, and reducing latency is a recurring theme. It was interesting therefore to read a  recent Wall Street Journal article  by Serena Ng about an ambitious experiment by  Amazon , and one that has apparently been ongoing, very quietly, for some 3 years. In a joint initiative with Procter & Gamble (P&G) , Amazon has developed a program called “Vendor Flex” to deploy fulfillment centers within a number Read More...
Beware of CRM Innovation for Innovation’s Sake
When I first wrote about the upcoming TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide focusing on innovation, I stated that customer relationship management (CRM) vendors can

innovation definition  of CRM Innovation for Innovation’s Sake When I first wrote about the upcoming TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide focusing on innovation, I stated that customer relationship management (CRM) vendors can differentiate themselves from their competitors through innovation. But I also mentioned that innovative technology should not be embraced just because it’s new or cool, or  seems to bring the answers to your problems. Innovation is great, but remember that innovative products can also bring challenges that Read More...
Product Development and Portfolio Management RFI/RFP Template
Corporate Objectives Definition, Portfolio Definition, Product Investment, Product Investment Scoring, Portfolio Balancing, Product Investment Monitoring

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HRO Innovation: Building Blocks to Derive Full Value
Although early customers of human resources outsourcing (HRO) are moderately satisfied, many are not achieving the benefits expected from HRO. Some of the

innovation definition  a perceived lack of innovation by service providers, resource constraints, and misaligned expectations. Buyers must thoroughly evaluate several criteria and know what they need to have in place in order to reap the rewards of HRO. Learn more. Read More...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

innovation definition  Manufacturing (ERP) The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes Read More...
Enabling Product Innovation: The Roles of ERP and PLM in the Product Lifecycle
Companies are turning toward product innovation to achieve revenue growth, but to generate return on an innovation idea, the idea must be fully developed. When

innovation definition  quality and efficiency. The innovation process requires control as well, but in a more flexible way. In order to maintain some control of part proliferation, the definition of a new material that may never be used again should not be at the whim of an individual engineer. Nor should defining an experimental item require the full breadth of data required for production parts. It is not necessary to add the same rigor that would be required to add a part to an ERP system to manage execution, requiring all Read More...
The Next Wave of Online Business Innovation
The Web affects the way many industries do business. By using online booking systems and targeted Web marketing, airlines have undergone a paradigm shift in how

innovation definition  Wave of Online Business Innovation The Web affects the way many industries do business. By using online booking systems and targeted Web marketing, airlines have undergone a paradigm shift in how they sell their service. Other industries have seen the Web’s impact on pricing, marketing, sales, and profitability. Learn about a Web service that can help your company better leverage the Web for a broader branding and marketing strategy. Read More...
Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?
You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products

innovation definition  management (DFM), with predefined innovation process templates, such as ideas, requirements, materials, and documents, as well as for strategic financial, resource, and portfolio analytics. Figure 1. Future releases of SAP PLM will likely feature portfolio monitoring and decision-making support enhancements to monitor ongoing projects at both the portfolio and program levels. The idea management capability “Edison” will likely move from the early adoption phase to standard release, and will be more Read More...

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