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The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again
The enterprise life cycle is often misunderstood, which can lead to complications during the selection, implementation, and maintenance phases. Knowing what to

live cycle  Okay, you've now gone live with a portion of your total solution (unless you did the big bang approach where you go live with financials, logistics, and manufacturing all at once). After a rough go-live period, which is inevitable when it comes to large changes, things have settled down for six months, and it is time for phase II. Depending on how phase I went, you might need to find a few new team members for phase II. If phase I went badly, some of your best internal resources will probably have embedde

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Software Test Tools

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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live cycle  onto their PC. They live their lives on their mobile phone, tablet, and the Internet. That is where business software customers of the future will be. Also important, this strategy is expected to put Intuit in the position of winning big in a connected services economy. “Connected services” is Intuit’s strategic vision to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly connected world ( see Intuit’s blog post on innovation in connected services ). If Intuit thinks about the 4 million of its QuickBo Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


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live cycle  attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my  impressions on the conference and on PTC ’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS Integrity acquisition), mobility, etc . coming soon. This blog post, however, will discuss handling configurable pro Read More

A Tectonic Shift in Communications Customer Life Cycle Management


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live cycle  customer experience: target, sell, deliver, bill, and support. The ICM Benchmark Service ensures a comprehensive cross-silo view of the organization, which is a business imperative for achieving true ICM. As a part of the ICM Blueprint Framework, the ICM Benchmark Service was designed to assess current state versus industry benchmarks and best practices toward achieving ICM. To that end, the ICM Benchmark Service will facilitate creation of an ICM strategy and vision based on the customer's unique situati Read More

Software Piloting: How Do You Fly This Plane


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live cycle  successful and smooth go live. Piloting the software is one of, if not the most, critical event in the project life cycle. Piloting or conference room pilot (CRP) is the process by which you put the software through its paces in a pseudo production setting to verify that it can support the standard business practices and routines of the company. I find it amusing that, if you interchange the last two letters of CRP, this may be what you have to do if you don't do a complete and thorough pilot. However, Read More

Asset Performance Management - A Must Have For Asset-Intensive Companies


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live cycle  Performance Management - A Must Have For Asset-Intensive Companies During an asset’s life cycle, you can save money acquiring, using, and disposing of it at the right time. When your activities do not require many assets, it is easy to understand what the optimal use of an asset is, but when you use sophisticated tools; heavy machinery; and hundreds of trucks and forklifts things can get a lot more complicated. Depending on how you use it, any tool or equipment can have a utility ranging from Read More

On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


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live cycle  growth of this applications delivery model, especially in enterprises with over $1 billion (USD) in annual revenues. Table 1 elaborates on these barriers. Table 1 . Barriers to On-demand Software and Services Adoption Barriers Perceived Consequences Information technology (IT) legacy ownership The IT department, fearing the unknown, wanted to maintain ownership and control of locally supported applications. Applications and systems security Whether SaaS providers could guarantee twenty-four hour a day, Read More

Enabling Security in the Software Development Life Cycle


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live cycle  Security in the Software Development Life Cycle Enabling Security in the Software Development Life Cycle If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Cenzic Hailstorm has been architected to address the security issues through the complete software development life cycle (SDLC) . It provides a development environment for applications security architects to build policies that define how applications are to be tested. Source Read More

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Moderates 20th Vendor Shootout for ERP, Featuring Live ERP Software Demonstrations for Manufacturers and Distributors


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live cycle  Shoes' Sterling Division Goes Live with Vision Suite by Jesta I.S. Jesta I.S. Vision Suite software is geared toward retailers, manufacturers, and distributors in the apparel, footwear, and soft goods industries. The broad retail suite consists of near real-time Web-based applications that are designed to help manage business processes in the areas of merchandising, merchandise lifecycle management (MLM), planning, supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management, as well as financial management Read More

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In hard economic times, IT organizations can maintain operational excellence and sustain service quality while still reducing costs. Achieving this objective involves at least three aspects of application management: managing change, managing technical performance, and managing user performance. Learn more about managing the change process in your PeopleSoft environment, and the value of an integrated change solution.

live cycle  Benefits of Complete Change Life Cycle Management for PeopleSoft In hard economic times, IT organizations can maintain operational excellence and sustain service quality while still reducing costs. Achieving this objective involves at least three aspects of application management: managing change, managing technical performance, and managing user performance. Learn more about managing the change process in your PeopleSoft environment, and the value of an integrated change solution. Read More