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Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Two: QRS Marketing
QRS believes that it adds value to its customers because it offers the products and services that companies need to connect, transact, collaborate, and

material quote request letter  demand for bills of material [BOM]; and identifies potential suppliers based on user-defined criteria), 2) financial order management (the module generates orders after comparing demand against inventory; notifies users of letter of credit requirements; tracks vendor delivery performance against the original order; generates invoices based on order information; transmits and receives payment activity with banks, auditing the payments against the orders; and reconciles estimated versus actual landed costs

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report

This comprehensive Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CPQ functionality. If your business is facing increasingly complex product configurations, CPQ solutions can do more than create accurate and professional sales quotes: they can open the door to significantly increased sales and revenues.  

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Infor Decides on TDCI CPQ


At the Inforum 2013 user conference, Infor announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire longstanding partner TDCI Inc. Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not being disclosed and the parties expect to complete the transaction within thirty days (subject to some due diligence conditions). Based in Columbus, Ohio, TDCI is a provider of configurator and

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ICIM and Accelerated ERP


Metasystems ICIM and Accelerated ERP software are a complete integrated business system offering a quote-to-production-to cash-to warrenty management software business flow. Functionality highlights: multi-company, multi-location capabilities, quote/sales order maintenance, product configuration, rules or bill based multi-level BOMs, purchasing/receiving, inventory control, work order control and tracking, production scheduling, shop floor control, serial number (S/N), vin and lot control, ECR/ECN with date effectivity, time and attendance, shipping, invoicing, full financials including accounts receivable (A/R), accounts payable (A/P), general ledger (G/L), cost accounting, and warranty management.  

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Managing Customer Returns and RMAs


There are common and unique variations to returned material authorizations (RMAs) that can compound a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Identifying RMA variations enables a company to determine what needs to be simplified and what needs to be modeled in an ERP system.

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Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

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A Made2Manage Systems Customer Profile: The Story of Jasper Seating Company, Inc.


Jasper Seating, an Indiana (US)-based manufacturer of wood furniture products, faced intense pressure from Asian imports, rising raw material prices, and a shortage of skilled labor. But the company achieved significant business improvements after implementing the Made2Manage Enterprise Business System in 2003. These results included expansion into new markets, and a 25 percent increase in revenue over a two-year period.

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Quote-to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market


A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some traditional vendors that once defined the product configuration space in the 1990s have since left the market.

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What Can Pure CPQ Vendors Do Now?


For a few years now, pundits have opined that the quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired. The recent absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise

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ERP Manufacturing Suite


INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled pieces, the outsourced, work center, labor time, everything is taken into account to give you an accurate price for your finished goods. Coordination between sales quotations, production schedules and shipping, INDUSTRIOS has it covered. Know if something will be late before it is. Avoid having to reorganize shipment dates, ordering last minute materials so production isn’t further delayed, or any unforeseen costs. 

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NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change


TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote was in the context of how the understanding of the meanings of words change over time.

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10 Secrets Every Software Buyer Should Know: A Guide for Engineer-to-order and Project-based Manufacturers


The requirements of the engineer-to-order (ETO) environment create special challenges for capital equipment manufacturers. Traditional material requirements planning (MRP) techniques don’t account for these manufacturers’ needs. Before you invest in manufacturing software, you should carefully consider 10 questions to ensure that software vendors are focused on your business and can deliver the solution you need.

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