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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

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

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

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

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Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It


Fonts are the essential elements of any portable document format (PDF) file, but are often taken for granted by most readers. But what if you are a developer and fonts are missing? What should you do? Why does this happen? In the first of a two-part white paper series, explore some of the core PDF concepts, font technologies, and get an introduction to the problem of missing fonts in PDF documents.

metric 2008  (metrics) in fonts. One metric can be used for horizontal writing mode and another for vertical writing mode. Aside from their ability to handle complex glyphs, Composite Fonts are also flexible and expandable. CMap File A CMap is an ASCII text file that contains the PostScript language instructions required to map character codes to CID codes used by Composite Fonts. For example, after a character code is processed (from a keyboard input), the CMap file maps the character code to a corresponding Read More

Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1


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The Changing PLM User Landscape


Product lifecycle management (PLM) originated decades ago in the discrete manufacturing area, and for quite a long period of time remained mainly as a solution for the upscale market in industries such as aerospace and automotive. However, recently PLM has become more approachable for smaller-sized businesses in more industries. It is not difficult to have this impression when you see increasing

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Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? - Part 2


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The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Software Buying Behavior


When the economic crisis hit, organizations scurried to find ways to cut back and keep their businesses afloat. Survival was key. Investments and projects of all kinds were put on hold, including upgrading and replacing enterprise software systems. A forecast alert by Gartner showed that enterprise software spending between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 2.6%. No doubt, enterprise software spending is

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The Total Economic Impact of Advanced Systems Concepts: ActiveBatch Job Scheduling and IT Workload Application


In December 2008, Advanced Systems Concepts commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that companies may realize by deploying ActiveBatch, an IT job scheduling and management solution. Learn about the financial impact in a midsized financial services company with global operations, in which ActiveBatch is used to manage its mission-critical job scheduling environment.

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iEnterprises


Winner of the 2008 IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards for best cross-industry solution, iEnterprises, Inc. is a commercial software developer offering as its chief product the Domino-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution, iExtensions CRM. Nearly 10 years ago, iEnterprises began with a vision that CRM software should be affordable, easy to use, and easy to implement. The company offers desktop and wireless CRM solutions and has a value-building approach to generate return on investment (ROI) for its clients. Headquartered in Piscataway New Jersey (US), iEnterprises has hundreds of customers worldwide, including HoneyWell, Checkpoint, Plante & Moran, Arthur D. Little, and BP Amoco.

metric 2008  Winner of the 2008 IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards for best cross-industry solution, iEnterprises, Inc. is a commercial software developer offering as its chief product the Domino-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution, iExtensions CRM. Nearly 10 years ago, iEnterprises began with a vision that CRM software should be affordable, easy to use, and easy to implement. The company offers desktop and wireless CRM solutions and has a value-building approach to generate return on Read More

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Wipro Spearheads a Global HR Transformation Program for Credit Suisse


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How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards


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