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6 Specialists, 6 Industry Domains: Trends for 2008 and 2009
In a survey on upcoming trends in employee management, the Learning Review asked six experts in six major industry domains one simple question: what do you

innovation workshops  management in the future: innovation and intelligence. While people are intelligent and learn from their own experiences (every day we accumulate cases and stories that we reuse constantly), organizations have a difficult time finding out what [people] know and learning from it (lessons learned and better practices), and therefore they are inefficient and lose money. Organizations need to learn how to be intelligent, and to do so they have to innovate their concept of knowledge management. Today, this

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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4


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innovation workshops  to measures of process innovation and design workshops in the scorecard’s innovation and learning area, reduced delivery cycles in the customer perspective area, and a profitability measure in the financial area. I would say that products from Logility , Oracle, i2 Technologies, Demand Solutions , and JDA Software  could all be considered strategic S&OP solutions. The key is these vendors’ S&OP offerings’ ability to link back to the actual supply chain planning (SCP) and  enterprise resource Read More

SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure


SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency. However, to be viable, dominant vendors must redesign and expose the hundreds of application functions as services. How are they meeting this challenge?

innovation workshops  building blocks of business innovation, will be created from an individual consulting project that leverages underlying applications, as needed and without devotion to a particular enterprise application providing vendor (which can be almost anyone with a worthwhile solution). In SAP's view, however, business processes are part of the core functionality of mySAP Business Suite (and some selected third-party applications) that, along with new processes and Web services, will form the building blocks of Read More

The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

innovation workshops  best quality, the most innovation, the lowest price, the hottest technology, the greatest return on investment (ROI), or, perhaps, outstanding brand recognition. Other companies depend on stellar service or customer care to differentiate them from the competition. Regardless of which of those advantages your company depends upon to win, we believe that those organizations with a well-founded, pragmatic sales methodology—a set of processes, procedures, and tools that provide the sales organization with Read More

The Demo Crime Files!


This article is part of the continuing education all software demonstrators need to ensure their fundamental skills remain sharp. It points out three common “crimes” made in demonstrations, how to recognize them, and suggests alternative approaches.

innovation workshops  of sophistication, maturity, and innovation. Since our customers sold to the construction industry (their customers included plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc.), we wanted a theme that was building-oriented. We chose the theme Form Follows Function, a concept made famous by the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The basic principle behind Form Follows Function is this: the function of a building (how it is used) should determine the form it takes (how it is constructed). Let's assume Read More

Great Plains ASP - Evolution, Revolution, Innovation


On September 18, 2000, Great Plains (Nasdaq: GPSI), announced the expansion of its Application Service Provider (ASP) initiative. Great Plains has evolved its ASP partner program to better meet the diverse needs of its ASP partners and their customers

innovation workshops  ASP - Evolution, Revolution, Innovation Great Plains ASP - Evolution, Revolution, Innovation A. Turner - October 4, 2000 Introduction This is the second of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary On September 18, 2000, Read More

Advancing Enterprise Mobility to Improve Sales and Service: A Mobile Ecosystem Brings Enhanced Agility, Innovation, ROI


It’s clear that no single software vendor can fully support the range of requirements encompassing a complete mobile business strategy. This white paper addressed how business software vendors can best support their customers by leveraging a robust mobile ecosystem built on solutions from a variety of vendors.

innovation workshops  Ecosystem Brings Enhanced Agility, Innovation, ROI It’s clear that no single software vendor can fully support the range of requirements encompassing a complete mobile business strategy. This white paper addressed how business software vendors can best support their customers by leveraging a robust mobile ecosystem built on solutions from a variety of vendors. Read More

Infor EAM v11 Is Here


Infor recently announced Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Enterprise Edition version 11.0 to help drive more collaboration and innovation at its customers’ plants. The release embraces the cross-departmental structure and provides a better way to orchestrate people, assets, and processes to advance visibility and value.

innovation workshops  drive more collaboration and innovation at its customers’ plants. The release embraces the cross-departmental structure and provides a better way to orchestrate people, assets, and processes to advance visibility and value. Read More

Mid-market Strategies: Innovation for the Midsize Enterprise


Small and midsize companies must improve their decision-making abilities to respond quickly to changing market conditions—and compete with larger competitors. Better decision making means having the right insight into the right information. Performance management solutions can help by linking strategy with execution so managers have the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. Learn more.

innovation workshops  market Strategies: Innovation for the Midsize Enterprise Small and midsize companies must improve their decision-making abilities to respond quickly to changing market conditions—and compete with larger competitors. Better decision making means having the right insight into the right information. Performance management solutions can help by linking strategy with execution so managers have the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. Learn more. Read More

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 can reasonably evaluate them. Some settling and shaking out is likely in the next year, but there are also crowds pushing to get in on the action, and the innovation is far from over.

innovation workshops  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 Read More

People-powered Innovation: Overcoming the Challenges in New Product Development


Despite many system and business process improvements in the past several years, companies are realizing that they haven’t adequately addressed the most critical aspect of new product development—their people. Companies should carefully consider various approaches to leveraging these resources and executing all phases of the innovation life cycle, in order to launch innovative products faster and more profitably.

innovation workshops  all phases of the innovation life cycle, in order to launch innovative products faster and more profitably. Read More

Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate


Through applications that integrate seamlessly into an enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom automation programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. Read this document for a discussion of the benefits of each option, plus some success stories from manufacturers that are working with IQMS' Automation Group to automate their shop floor processes.

innovation workshops  Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate Through applications that integrate seamlessly into an enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom automation programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. Read this document for a discussion of the benefits of each option, plus some success stories from manufacturers that are working with IQMS' Automation Group to automate their shop floor processes. Read More

E-collaboration for Global Engineering


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innovation workshops  time to market, technological innovation, and distributed operations and cost control to remain competitive. Effective collaboration among internal engineering and manufacturing, as well as external suppliers and distributors, requires great effort. But an engineering collaboration solution can help teams work together in real time. Learn how. Read More

ERP in High Tech: Driving Innovation with Insight


This Aberdeen report demonstrates the ways in which leading high-tech manufacturers are using ERP to improve their business, along with the results those organizations have obtained. Download this report for data on top business drivers impacting ERP strategies, top strategic actions, the impact of ERP on capabilities, and more.

innovation workshops  in High Tech: Driving Innovation with Insight This Aberdeen report demonstrates the ways in which leading high-tech manufacturers are using ERP to improve their business, along with the results those organizations have obtained. Download this report for data on top business drivers impacting ERP strategies, top strategic actions, the impact of ERP on capabilities, and more. Read More

Creating Innovation Breakthroughs in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing and Machine Assembly


Industrial equipment manufacturers have historically embraced shop floor improvements as a way of increasing efficiency and maintaining profitability. But in today’s radically altered industrial environment, there is a clear imperative to look beyond the shop floor. To hold down costs and compete against other low-cost companies, manufacturers must find areas of improvement in all aspects of business.

innovation workshops  Innovation Breakthroughs in Industrial Equipment Manufacturing and Machine Assembly Industrial equipment manufacturers have historically embraced shop floor improvements as a way of increasing efficiency and maintaining profitability. But in today’s radically altered industrial environment, there is a clear imperative to look beyond the shop floor. To hold down costs and compete against other low-cost companies, manufacturers must find areas of improvement in all aspects of business. Read More