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Here Comes IFS Metrix Service Management 5.6
Ahead of the annual IFS World Conference 2013 in Barcelona at the end of this month, the global enterprise applications company IFS announced the general

mro tek  maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and advanced enterprise asset management (EAM). I think the most newsworthy item in release 5.6. is the integration to IFS Applications, which makes IFS one of the few vendors on the market that can offer an end-to-end solution spanning Android mobility, Windows Mobile, dynamic scheduling and appointment booking, and an extensive field service management (FSM) suite including dynamic scheduling. Companies running IFS Applications as their enterprise resource

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Jobscope Enterprise Edition Is Now a TEC Certified ERP ETO Solution


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Jobscope Enterprise Edition (JEE) is now TEC Certified for enterprise resource planning engineer-to-order (ERP ETO) solutions under TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification, Jobscope completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal comprehensive demonstration of

mro tek  maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) shops. Jobscope’s founders were hands-on manufacturing managers and software developers. The initial solution ran in IBM environments, and the solution was migrated to Microsoft SQL database in the mid-90s. The development is done using Microsoft .NET development tools.  (Jobscope still supports customers wishing to run on IBM iSeries and AS400 hardware.) You can see TEC’s complete profile for JEE here . JEE is a well-rounded and full-function ERP solution Read More

INFIMACS Boasts MRP Relevant To MROs


Through incrementally adding functionality tidbits that are crucial to its target market and that are not easily emulated by its competitors, Relevant continues to have a fair shot at delivering a viable solution to project-based discrete mid-market manufacturers such as aerospace contractors, contract manufacturers of electronic components, and MRO organizations.

mro tek  Condition Code Capability the MRO operation will need to use multiple item numbers. This work-around causes confusion and significant problems in terms of planning, work order supply/demand management and it creates a big opportunity for bloated inventory and for mistakenly using the wrong item condition in a customer's repair if work order substitutions are not always carried out precisely. It virtually invalidates the initial reason the company purchased the ERP system in the first place. With the Read More

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Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


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mro tek  CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges As stated at the end of Part 2 , Cincom will have to address inevitable challenges in order to continue to thrive in this ruthless competitive environment with a limited opportunity and functionality that cannot easily be leveraged in many other diverse sectors. Many larger vendors with more resources and leading-edge technology have invaded Cincom's stronghold, and have also been closing the functional parity gap. The likes of Read More

With Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp


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Ramco Finds Its Groove in Europe


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mro tek  maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) in the cloud, and extending them on mobile devices—has gained good traction in the European region , especially from low-cost carriers (LCCs) and small and medium size airline operators.   The five new wins include DanCopter in Denmark, Eagle Air in Iceland, Ellinair in Greece, Aerogulf Sola Engine Centre in Norway, and Enspec Power in the United Kingdom. This streak has further strengthened Ramco’s reach and presence across the sub-continent.   Denmark-based Read More

Areas of Growth for After-market Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives


Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component repair. However, many companies still report using custom, in-house applications instead of standard, off-the-shelf solutions. Learn how companies are balancing their outsourced and in-house MRO solutions, and discover the top three trends impacting the MRO segment.

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"Once Bitten” Vendor Is Not “Twice Shy” about New Acquisition


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IFS Glows Amidst The Mid-Market Gloom


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