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It’s All About User Experience But, How Can We Measure User Experience?
Now that everyone understands the importance of tuning websites to maximize the user experience, the industry is scrambling to figure out how to measure it

newsgator user acceptance  All About User Experience But, How Can We Measure User Experience? It’s All About User Experience But, How Can We Measure User Experience? D. Geller - August 14, 2000 Event Summary Clickstream analysis, pop-up questionnaires, and focus groups are all useful ways to get information about a website. None is as good as hiring a usability professional to watch a large number of customers use the site. If you want to know how your site compares with your competition on some particular measure, like the

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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User-Friendliness Considerations for Enterprise Software


I just read Khoi Vinh's quacking cow dolphin post (by way of Nicholas Carr's blog) about how unfriendly he thinks enterprise software is (both posts are generating insightful commentary). Vinh makes a point about enterprise applications not receiving the same sort of wide-spread critiques that popular commodity applications do. He attributes this to the idea that the software is used by a less

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Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Frontstep needs to promulgate its strategy of helping its manufacturing customers and their business partners automate and streamline business processes inside and outside the four walls of the enterprise, such as on-line collaboration with customers, suppliers, distributors, and employees, to make everyone’s internal operations more efficient. In a market with stringent IT budgets, Frontstep has to demonstrate how its CRM, ERP, and SCM products deliver actual savings.

newsgator user acceptance  Ups The .NET Ante Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Although Frontstep has got rid of a big part of its burden by delivering the SyteLine 7 ( PART 1 ) offering on the single platform, the major task of translating it into its users genuine needs (and consequently a demand for its products) only now has to start in earnest. Frontstep's focus shift to value chain management matches the shift in e-commerce focus from indirect materials procurement to areas such as strategic Read More

A Conversation with Ability: User-focused Manufacturing ERP Software


Producing software that will essentially benefit the competition is not your everyday business decision. But that's exactly what Ability did with its Ability 585 ERP system. Download this podcast to listen to a revealing discussion with Ability's Mike Bostick and Don West. You'll find out what sets this manufacturing software apart from other systems, why its users are so pleased, and why—in Ability's words—"a rising tide floats all boats."

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The Challenges of SAP Relationship and User Recommendations


The potential of enterprise incentive management systems, as being closely related to human capital management, should not be ignored. This software category promises a fairly rapid and tangible return on investment in addition to its wide range of benefits.

newsgator user acceptance  Challenges of SAP Relationship and User Recommendations SAPFriend, Foe, or Both? In mid-2006, San Jose, California (US)-based Callidus Software announced that its TrueComp version 5.1.3 software application had achieved Certified for NetWeaver status from SAPgood news for the over 30 percent of the companys customers that run SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. With the integration provided between TrueComp and the SAP NetWeaver platform, customers Read More

End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow


To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources?

newsgator user acceptance  to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources? Read More

Software for Real People Part Two: Competition and User Recommendations


The root of creativity rests in the people, the management, and the culture of the organization. A better tool will not help an organization that is resistant to change and stifles creativity. It is important to remember that while management can solve a technical problem, technology will never solve a management problem.

newsgator user acceptance  for Real People Part Two: Competition and User Recommendations Software for Real People Part Two: Competition and User Recommendations Featured Author - David March - February 1, 2005 Introduction The problem is that creativity is a function of the mind and the mind works very differently than the software tools and applications that we use to enslave it. The mind is a neural network that has evolved over hundreds of millions of years to be an incredibly efficient network pattern graphics Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations


Production management remains MAPICS’ strongest spot, and, therefore, it has often been implemented only in manufacturing divisions of large global organizations that use a Tier 1 ERP product for corporate financials and/or HR applications. Therefore, executing the ambitious initiatives with its modest albeit solid resources compared to the above competitors will be a notable challenge.

newsgator user acceptance  Moving On Pragmatically Part 4: Competition and User Recommendations Competition For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), a global provider of extended ERP applications for world-class mid-sized manufacturers, has embarked on a painstaking process of producing a strategy going forward that would pragmatically blend the company's traditional values and success factors with new approaches to stay in tune with market trends. If Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), with its huge Read More

Atrion User Conference Highlights Need for Regulatory Compliance in PLM


The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. At the conference, Atrion presented a vision and product strategy to their customers that will provide critical regulatory and compliance capabilities needed to support the product life cycle. The conference pointed out the importance of regulatory compliance as an important element of a product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy, and the role that environmental health and safety (EH&S) plays in protecting PLM value.

newsgator user acceptance  User Conference Highlights Need for Regulatory Compliance in PLM Event Summary The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in the fall of 2004 to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. Atrion International is a leading provider of material compliance software and data to global manufacturers. It focuses on helping companies maximize regulatory compliance while minimizing costs. The conference was an excellent event for professionals Read More

HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations


Once the user defines compliance case boundaries and establishes the data criteria in Phases I and II, the HIPPA-Watch for Security tool begins Phase III by launching the risk analysis engine, and concludes with Phase IV, which generates the report. Using the HIPPA-Watch for Security tool can help an organization comply with the Final Security Rule and help companies understand which safeguards can generate a greater return on investment.

newsgator user acceptance  Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations Featured Author - Laura Taylor - August 28, 2004 Introduction The HIPPA-Watch for Security tool was developed by RiskWatch a company founded in Maryland (US) in 1993. The tool is designed to aid companies through US risk analysis to eventual US regulatory compliance. Its risk analysis Read More

The Business Case for RDP Acceleration: Resolving the User-experience Barrier to Terminal Services & VDI Deployments


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MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


While the benefit of obtaining .NET-based product is evident, the downside is also that due to the companies’ dissimilar technologies in the past, MAPICS will now be burdened to look after both its AS/400 and Frontstep’s Progress based old customers, whose only common trait at this stage might be anxiety.

newsgator user acceptance  To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations MAPICS, Frontstep History On November 25, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX) and Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), renowned global providers of extended enterprise solutions for world-class manufacturers, announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby MAPICS will acquire Frontstep, formerly known as Symix Systems and headquartered in Columbus, OH. This transaction should create one of the largest providers of extended Read More

Business-class Versus Home-user Backups


A number of bargain-basement data backup services are entering the market with a barrage of advertising. Some people may make business decisions based on price alone, but when it comes to vital needs like secure data, cheaper is not better. Would you buy the cheapest parachute? Then why settle for the cheapest data backup solution? Learn more about data backup technologies and why you should avoid cheap alternatives.

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Aiming for Agility: Challenges and User Recommendations


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Pentaho Acquires Webdetails to Reinforce Its User Experience Technology


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