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Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces
A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the

justification request equipment  to intelligently, and with justification, compare costs of maintaining versus replacing. We take it for granted that a CMMS will produce the work order for a scheduled or unscheduled preventive maintenance or repair. Assuming the CMMS database is accurate and current, the CMMS generated work order should reduce the amount of data entry needed to capture information. Using the theory of negative confirmation, similar in principle to a picklist confirmation, only the exceptions to the work order need be

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

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Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

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Symix Systems Front-Steps Into Greener e-Commerce Pastures


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8 Critical Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Networking Equipment


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Maximizing Performance of ATCA in Application-ready Platforms


Thanks to pressures in the telecom equipment manufacturing industry, application-ready platforms (ARPs) in Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) are increasingly indispensable. ARPs must provide standards-based platforms to support diverse sets of applications. The ATCA ARP provides such a platform, but in light of the ATCA specifications that define the basis for the platform, ARP implementations still present some interesting challenges.

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Sinfonia Technology Selects Aras Enterprise PLM


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Datamodes


DataModes, Inc. offers integrated data processing solutions that include 30 software modules for accounting, order processing, manufacturing, and equipment service. The software runs on most operating systems, including Windows NT/2000, Novell, LINUX, SCO Unix, and AIX Unix. The systems have been truly multi-user since 1983, allowing hundreds of users to work interactively on the system. Key applications include: Wholesale Distribution (mail order, all types of wholesalers), Equipment Sales & Service (copy machines, computer system, telephone systems, automotive repair), Manufacturing (repetitive and job shop made-to-order), Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food (lot tracking, hazardous materials, batch blending).

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Optimal Service-parts Management


Today’s service-parts organizations, such as those in the aerospace and defense, automotive, agricultural, heavy equipment, and industrial machinery industries, are pursuing the service- and spare-parts market for revenue and profit growth. Increasing customer demands and a dynamic marketplace are forcing these organizations to operate at new levels of flexibility and responsiveness, to address customer requirements and attain targeted profit margins.

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