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The Why of Data Collection
Data collection systems work; however, they require a investment in technology. Before the investment can be justified, we need to understand why a data

justification of equipment acquisition  training is required. The justification is frequently not a calculation of how many hours are saved, but the business impact of more data, higher quality data, and more timely data. Summary Data collection systems need to be justified, like any business investment. The justification comes from two sources: improved information and cost reduction or avoidance. A data collection system can improve the value of existing or planned systems. The value of data collection is dependent upon these other systems. Read More...
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Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence
Accessing the right information is a crucial step in achieving operational excellence. But companies can examine performance in so many ways@and deliver that

justification of equipment acquisition  if appropriate, assemble the justification and resources for major change in processes. The importance of buy-in, or having equity in the process by which information priorities are set, cannot be overemphasized. A new set of information resources and enhanced practices - however well crafted - that emerge without consultation with key users will face serious handicaps. In many respects, the process by which priorities are set will be as important as the priorities themselves. It will be important to Read More...
State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

justification of equipment acquisition  Business Issues Facing Manufacturers: Justification and ROI Capturing, displaying, and archiving data on numerous production metrics regarding the accurate status of WIP makes MES an invaluable manufacturing management tool. Full product lifecycle traceability to meet increasingly stringent regulatory compliance mandates and to improve warranty repair efficiency at reduced costs are two primary drivers behind growing adoption of MES by manufacturers of all sizes. Justifying MES solutions is neither Read More...
Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking
Fiscal 2001 will prove to be very challenging for Epicor Software and we believe the next 18 months will be the company's make-or-break period. This part

justification of equipment acquisition  serious 'soul searching' and justification of its target markets and respective product lines. A speedy return to profitability would be of the utmost importance. Epicor plans to market its bundle of integrated components under the brand name 'e from Epicor' (having Vantage and Platinum ERA as its manufacturing and non-manufacturing core ERP products respectively) and has created separate divisions for its Avante, Platinum for Windows, Vista and Impresa product lines. Giving each division profit and loss Read More...
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems now support many organizations’ most important business processes, and house their most sensitive corporate data. As

justification of equipment acquisition  results in a better justification and broader support for the project. Creating a project plan for a successful upgrade A project plan for an ERP upgrade should look like a condensed version of an ERP implementation plan, since the essential steps are the same. In most cases, though, the duration and resources required will be reduced. Regardless of how narrow the scope is for an upgrade project, it always needs a formal project plan and a project team. The project should have a governance structure in Read More...
i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced
In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6

justification of equipment acquisition  Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced i2's Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced S. McVey - April 13th, 2000 Event Summary Giving analysts less than a week to prognosticate on its new alliance with IBM and Ariba, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire B2B collaboration software makers Aspect Development Corporation and Supplybase, Inc. i2 agreed to pay a staggering $9.3 billion in stock for Aspect, a sum that eclipsed Computer Associates' $4 billion bid for Sterling Software announced less than a month Read More...
PTC Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition
PTC ended 2013 by announcing it had acquired ThingWorx, creators of a platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for

justification of equipment acquisition  Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition PTC ended 2013 by announcing it had acquired ThingWorx , creators of a platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for approximately $112 million (USD), plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million (USD). The acquisition of ThingWorx positions PTC as a major player in the emerging IoT era. The IoT, a.k.a. the “Industrial Internet”, is defined by McKinsey as “networks of low-cost sensors and Read More...
Busting Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing
Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and

justification of equipment acquisition  Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and podcasts—where MSN, Google, and Yahoo! call the shots? Marketers need to understand which strategies and tactics are most effective to ensure that their e-mails will be delivered, opened, and acted upon. BEGINLYX Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

justification of equipment acquisition  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures
This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

justification of equipment acquisition  'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures P.J. Jakovljevic - July 11, 2002 Executive Summary What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses' vaults and largely inaccessible to mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many major companies are Read More...
New Kronos Acquisition: TimeLink
Kronos Incorporated has announced the acquisition of Time Link International Corporation (founded in 1986). Kronos is trying to expand into some of the

justification of equipment acquisition  Kronos Acquisition: TimeLink Kronos Incorporated has announced the  acquisition of Time Link International Corporation  (founded in 1986). Kronos is trying to expand into some of the verticals that TimeLink was known for servicing—manufacturing, public sector, and services and distribution. TimeLink's workforce management software solutions cover: Time and attendance Workforce scheduling Absence management Labor planning Workforce center (employee self-service) Analytics In cloud and on-premise Read More...
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

justification of equipment acquisition  Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study Company Background More than 70,000 students enroll each year at the University of Illinois , which offers more than 150 fields of study in 30 colleges, free-standing schools, and institutes across 3 campuses: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign (US). The university, one of the original land-grant colleges, opened its doors in 1867, and since then has awarded more than 500,000 degrees. The Urbana-Champaign campus houses the Read More...
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

justification of equipment acquisition  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and Read More...

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