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Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing


Food safety has been top-of-mind for both consumers and industry executives for a number of years. Clearly traceability plays a large role in overall food safety, and in general food and beverage processors are doing better than many other industries. However, the stakes are high when it comes to food safety and there is still a lot of room for improvement, especially upstream in the food supply chain. Find out more.

metric 2008  doing well in this metric with Consumer Facing F&B Processing companies averaging a 7 hour response time and Industry Facing F&B Processing companies averaging a 9 hour response time, both of which are significantly above the performance of the Industry Average. Interestingly, Consumer Facing and Industry Facing F&B Processors are achieving these results in very different ways. Consumer Facing organizations have focused on adopting specific business processes and technology enablers focused on improving Read More

Apriso Launches MPI 3.0 with Quality Intelligence Pack


In line with the theme that more knowledge is better, Dassault Systèmes recently announced general availability of Apriso's FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) 3.0. An important update in this release is a new Intelligence Pack for Quality, which lets manufacturers analyze quality data with greater precision. This next-generation operational intelligence product from Apriso, now a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, lets manufacturers better manage and execute quality programs, in real time, to address today’s key production and quality management challenges.

metric 2008  On Time In Full metric by geography, such as Europe vs. North America). Apriso’s Reporting Analytics Platform Data Integrator was enhanced to support an expanded list of third-party data sources, allowing data to be more readily pulled from systems other than FlexNet Other MPI 3.0 features include expanded Microsoft Excel support to create analysis definitions that can be easily shared, improved Web-based viewer to support on-line analysis and visualization, and support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or Read More

Application Portfolio Management: Are You Getting the Most from your Enterprise Software?


Information technology organizations are faced with the challenge of managing a host of diverse enterprise applications, and the need to evaluate application metrics and performance. To address this challenge, it is worth considering application portfolio management solutions.

metric 2008  complete inventory management and metric tracking for maintenance and performance, Changepoint gives detailed insight into application portfolios for IT investment business decision-making with respect to maintaining, upgrading, or eliminating applications. However, Changepoint is weak in tracking source-code-level metrics within in-house or legacy systems. UMT (recently acquired by Microsoft ) claims to have pioneered the fusion of PPM and APM solutions. Its offering is similar to other general PPM Read More

New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment


The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, with the emergence of important new technological advances, executives are now expanding these traditional formulas to account for new opportunities. Learn more about their new methods for measuring ERP value.

metric 2008  cost of ownership (TCO) metric will diminish because it ignores the opportunities afforded by increased flexibility, agility, process innovation and process reuse. Methodology BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) launched a research program in early 2008 to determine the views of C-level executives-CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs-at large and midsize companies on how to calculate the value of ERP investments, especially given new technologies such as SOA, software as a service (SaaS) and modular upgrades that Read More

The move to IFRS and XBRL


IFRS is an accounting standard dealing with global financial reporting. XBRL is an electronic language describing financial data according to global standards. This article describes why IFRS will displace GAAP in the US and the link between IFRS and XBRL.The move to IFRS and XBRL Why are governments moving to International Financial Reporting System (IFRS) and extensible business

metric 2008  to convert to the metric system, the problem became one of having a standard that the rest of the world did not follow. Costs of US manufactures to sell to the world required two standards: US and metric. This time the SEC has wisely decided that the world-standard IFRS rules (with XBRL) is the way to go. Corporations will have to suffer short-term pain for long-term gain. Reference Documents Definitions of XBRL on the Web: Short for Extensible Business Reporting Language, an XML-based specification for Read More

Software Selection Horoscopes for January 2008


Come on, admit it: you read your horoscope. Maybe not every morning. But you do read it, even if just for comic relief, or because it allows you to feel a surge of superiority before you head out the door to scrape your car or pummel your way onto public transport. Either way, reading your horoscope is a pleasant diversion. But here's a horoscope for the new year that provides you with more

metric 2008  Selection Horoscopes for January 2008 Come on, admit it: you read your horoscope. Maybe not every morning. But you do read it, even if just for comic relief, or because it allows you to feel a surge of superiority before you head out the door to scrape your car or pummel your way onto public transport. Either way, reading your horoscope is a pleasant diversion. But here''s a horoscope for the new year that provides you with more than just coffee-side chuckles. If you read between the lines, you''ll Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers presents "How to Select ERP Systems" at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference.


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection, announced today that it will be holding a session at the prestigious MSCI (Metals Service Center Institute) Financial Executives Conference, on June 24–25, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.

metric 2008  Evaluation Centers presents How to Select ERP Systems at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference. Technology Evaluation Centers presents How to Select ERP Systems at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference. MSCI members can leverage TEC''s Best Practice Methodology for Software Selection. Montreal, Quebec, June 23, 2008- Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection, announced today that it will be holding a session at the Read More

ERP Vendor Shootout for Small and Midsize Manufacturing Companies Evaluating Enterprise Software Solutions


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., the leading resource for enterprise software selection announced today that it will be moderating the second annual "ERP Vendor Shootout" on May 1, 2008, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC (US). Value-added resellers will be available at the event to represent each vendor solution.

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TEC presents its 2008 Human Resources Information Systems State of the Market Report


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metric 2008  presents its 2008 Human Resources Information Systems State of the Market Report TEC presents its 2008 Human Resources Information Systems State of the Market Report An HR information systems buyer''s guide, comparing hosted, non-hosted, outsourced, and best-of-breed solutions.   Montreal , Quebec , January 13, 2009 - Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new human resources information systems (HRIS) buyer''s guide targeting Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion about business process management’s (BPM's) necessary parts-and-parcels, and the software category’s value proposition.  At the end of that post, I mentioned my recent attendance of a witty presentation that attempted to explain the essence of BPM via a bit of humor and the metaphor of the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie. Namely, on March 23

metric 2008  Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion  about business process management’s (BPM ''s) necessary parts-and-parcels, and the software category’s value proposition.  At the end of that post, I mentioned my recent attendance of a witty presentation that attempted to explain the essence of BPM via a bit of humor and the metaphor of the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie. Namely, on March 23, 2009, Alan Trefler, Pegasystems’ founder Read More

Top 5 Tips to Increase Technician Utilization


It is critical that your service organization monitor the right metrics on an ongoing basis, so problem areas can be quickly identified and remedied. One critical metric is technician utilization, and ongoing poor performance in this metric is a huge red flag for your service organization. Download this white paper and get five tips that can help you increase technician utilization without sacrifi¬cing customer satisfaction.

metric 2008  and remedied. One critical metric is technician utilization, and ongoing poor performance in this metric is a huge red flag for your service organization. Download this white paper and get five tips that can help you increase technician utilization without sacrifi¬cing customer satisfaction. Read More

What 2010 Meant For Microsoft Business Solutions


In 2008, I wrote a four-part series that explained in great detail Microsoft’s platform technology pieces, commonly used in Microsoft Dynamics and many other enterprise applications. Primarily, these "plumbing" tools were Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, and Office within enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, while

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Genius Inside


Established in 1997, Genius Inside creates and sells enterprise project management solutions. Genius Inside began by building solutions on IBM Lotus Notes, and since April 2008 has offered its solutions as on-demand products. It has offices in Europe and North America that are supported by a network of resellers worldwide. Genius Inside has over 45,000 users and over 350 customers globally. Genius Inside has also been nominated and awarded several IBM awards for its products.

metric 2008  Inside Established in 1997, Genius Inside creates and sells enterprise project management solutions. Genius Inside began by building solutions on IBM Lotus Notes, and since April 2008 has offered its solutions as on-demand products. It has offices in Europe and North America that are supported by a network of resellers worldwide. Genius Inside has over 45,000 users and over 350 customers globally. Genius Inside has also been nominated and awarded several IBM awards for its products. Read More

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metric 2008  measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full (see The Perfect Order—Inside-out or Outside-in? ). Because supermarkets typically have no warehouses, all finished goods (whether perishable or not) have to be collected from the manufacturer or the supermarket''s distribution center, and routed to the supermarket shelves within hours. If a vehicle is going to collect a certain number of roasted chickens or chilled apple pies, at precisely 2 p.m., say, in order to meet a Read More