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MES: Unlocking Information Silos of Plant Level Data
Global manufacturers want an integrated view of the shop floor. In response, manufacturing execution systems (MES) have emerged as a powerful tool for

level tool  Information Silos of Plant Level Data Global manufacturers want an integrated view of the shop floor. In response, manufacturing execution systems (MES) have emerged as a powerful tool for integrating plant-floor data with information provided by applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). MES can connect the world, and it has an exciting future when combined with promising technologies such as business process management (BPM) and service oriented

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The Importance of Plant-level Systems


The information technology (IT) environment in manufacturing is facing a dramatic change. Traditional systems must evolve to support near real time, collaborative business models. This is especially prudent at the plant-level.

level tool  from plant- or warehouse- level processes, not a guesstimate about what was scheduled or what should have happened. Some avant-garde user companies are leveraging business process management (BPM) tools to retrieve information from disparate sources, redefine data context and logic, and provide aggregated data in other systems (see Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business ). Some BPM vendors provide a connection capability designed specifically as a BPM tool to implement process Read More

Take Revenue Assurance to the Next Level


At a time when many companies are concerned about operational expenditure, a business assurance system with consultancy can help. Instead of randomly entering a remediation program whenever a major fault is found, use the business assurance system. The following areas have seen results: revenue management, customer acquisition and retention, credit management and bad debt recovery, supply chain management, among others.

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BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?


Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution. Here are some questions that were raised: Is the reporting tool really relevant when deploying a complete BI solution? Which type of reporting tool should I choose when deploying a BI system? Choosing the right reporting tool may not be as

level tool  graph below shows the level of support (weighted average) for reporting capabilities (derived from our BI knowledge base). Figure 1: According to our own data, most vendors have strong set of reporting capabilities, above the average Is the Entire Package Really Important? The first reason to consider a reporting tool as a fundamental part of the overall BI solution is simply because it’s the presentation layer of the system. There’s a Spanish phrase that says: “de la vista nace el Amor” which Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

level tool  in control at this level and to respond quickly to business performance issues will inspire confidence that they can comply with any legislative requirement. Based on the imposed legislated mandates, and more to come, the ultimate SOX tool set is more than SOX-specific. It is a business performance tool. What you can measure, you can assess and what you can assess, you can validate, control, and improve. You should not feel that you are alone in acquiring a SOX tool set. The executive management of a Read More

Attribute-based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers


As manufacturing becomes a global process, advances in demand management software have given rise to attribute-based demand management software. In the process manufacturing environment, this software can help manufacturers deal with complex manufacturing processes and increase overall customer satisfaction.

level tool  focuses on the next level down. Using a DM software solution, a manager can not only forecast how many products will be needed, but also which type of components will be needed to produce the products, as well as if any modifications are to be made to those components. With ABDP, the system can accurately decide what stock is needed, as well as when it is needed, in order to adapt to changes in customer demands—a capability that will invariably increase the manufacturer's bottom line by reducing Read More

Phone System Buying Disasters to Avoid: C-Level Executives Share Hard Learned Lessons


Phone system buying disasters can prove costly for any business. This whitepaper presents advice from phone system managers who have been at the forefront in remedying phone system disasters. Topics covered include buying incompatible hardware, brands with bad customer service, and companies with bad SIP service. Phone system buying disasters can be averted with proper preparation and foresight.

level tool  Buying Disasters to Avoid: C-Level Executives Share Hard Learned Lessons Phone system buying disasters can prove costly for any business. This whitepaper presents advice from phone system managers who have been at the forefront in remedying phone system disasters. Topics covered include buying incompatible hardware, brands with bad customer service, and companies with bad SIP service. Phone system buying disasters can be averted with proper preparation and foresight. Read More

Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, has recently selected the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as well as Epicor B2B Seller to support e-commerce (to facilitate new ways for customers to purchase and interact with the retailer).

level tool  Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, has recently selected the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as well as Epicor B2B Seller to support e-commerce (to facilitate new ways for customers to purchase and interact with the retailer). Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Company was started in 1949 as a retailer of fasteners, hand tools, and portable power tools, and currently has three stocking Read More

ADP Releases Tool to Assess Employees' Retirement Plan Success


The HR, payroll, and benefits administration services company Automatic Data Processing, simply known as ADP, introduced ADP Plan Health Review. The application is meant to help ADP Retirement Services clients measure the retirement readiness of their employees. By using the Plan Health Review tool, sponsors may reveal the retirement readiness of their employees, as well as identify employee

level tool  Releases Tool to Assess Employees' Retirement Plan Success The HR, payroll, and benefits administration services company Automatic Data Processing, simply known as ADP,  introduced ADP Plan Health Review . The application is meant to help ADP Retirement Services clients measure the retirement readiness of their employees. By using the Plan Health Review tool, sponsors may reveal the retirement readiness of their employees, as well as identify employee groups that require assistance with their Read More

Data Security, Governance, and Privacy


To meet regulatory requirements such as the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), IT managers are now receiving the board-level visibility and budgets required to improve enterprise data security. For example, companies need secure and verifiable audit trails that track the activities of database administrators (DBAs) and other privileged insiders. But have you considered the seven essential elements of database security?

level tool  are now receiving the board-level visibility and budgets required to improve enterprise data security. For example, companies need secure and verifiable audit trails that track the activities of database administrators (DBAs) and other privileged insiders. But have you considered the seven essential elements of database security? Read More

Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?


Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only will they be better prepared for unplanned events, but they will also know how their responses will impact the company.

level tool  the importance of plant level systems (see The Importance of Plant-Level Systems ) and the difficulties in developing systems that integrate the needs of the shop floor and the back-office (see The Challenges of Integrating ERPs and MESs ). One approach to addressing these challenges is to use plant or manufacturing intelligence systems. Given the problematized communication between manufacturing execution systems (MES), plant automation, and enterprise applications, a new breed of applications are coming Read More

Planning at the Business Unit Level


Planning at the business unit level is most commonly done in spreadsheets, with cost center inputs gathered using workbook templates that are difficult to format and consolidate. While business units can’t escape from “spreadsheet hell” using a corporate business performance management (BPM) system, they can streamline planning and analysis processes with the right software solution. Find out how.

level tool  at the Business Unit Level Planning at the business unit level is most commonly done in spreadsheets, with cost center inputs gathered using workbook templates that are difficult to format and consolidate. While business units can’t escape from “spreadsheet hell” using a corporate business performance management (BPM) system, they can streamline planning and analysis processes with the right software solution. Find out how. Read More

Bristol Technology Ships Win-to-Lin Migration Tool


Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Microsoft Win32 API and Microsoft Foundation Class source code directly on Linux, and create native, desktop and server-based Linux applications, according to Bristol.

level tool  Technology Ships Win-to-Lin Migration Tool Event Summary 11/30/99 - Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol is the Danbury, CT-based company that sued Microsoft Corp. in 1998 for antitrust violations following Microsoft's alleged attempt to substantially raise the price it planned to charge Bristol for a Windows source-code license. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Read More

Case Study: Greater Visibility Gives Staffco a Competitive Edge


Staffco, employing nearly 20 high-level sales engineers, sought a customer relationship management (CRM) system to free itself from the manual processes of its 2- to 3-year sales cycles, with lengthy design and test processes and associated reporting needs. Maximizer CRM’s functionalities, including automated reporting and a project management system, resulted in time and costs savings for Staffco. Learn how.

level tool  Staffco, employing nearly 20 high-level sales engineers, sought a customer relationship management (CRM) system to free itself from the manual processes of its 2- to 3-year sales cycles, with lengthy design and test processes and associated reporting needs. Maximizer CRM’s functionalities, including automated reporting and a project management system, resulted in time and costs savings for Staffco. Learn how. Read More

Implementing Detailed User-level Auditing of UNIX and Linux Systems


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