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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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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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The Importance of Plant-level Systems


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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

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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.

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Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


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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

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Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?


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