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Why Project ERP Solutions Often Fall Short
In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP solutions, more than one-third of respondents indicated that they have no integration between their project management software and their enterprise system, even though the great majority consider the use of set projects to manage tasks and procedures to be a necessity. IFS's Charles Rathmann explains the study's key findings regarding existing issues in project management functionality in ERP systems, and how to use this information for making smarter ERP purchasing decisions.

OFTEN: Project management, ERP, IFS, enterprise system.
1/10/2013 11:35:00 AM

Choosing, Planning, and Scheduling Solutions for Metals
The complexity of the metal manufacturing process often poses problems when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different processes often cause bottlenecks that slow down production—not only within plants, but throughout entire supply chains. With an industry-specific production planning and scheduling system, manufacturers can improve productivity, reduce lead times, and increase revenues.

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8/6/2007 2:24:00 PM

Collaborative Demand Planning
In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

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10/23/2006 6:12:00 PM

Why Price Shouldn t Be the Final Factor When Investing in Manufacturing ERP Software: The Hidden Expenses Often Found in Low-cost ERP Systems
When it is time to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a low entry price could be concealing an expensive total cost of ownership. Price should not be the deciding factor. Rather, best fit for your company should be the number one consideration. Download this white paper to learn more about the hidden costs.

OFTEN: manufacturing ERP.
3/28/2013 2:07:00 PM

The Three V s of Big Data
Big data is currently garnering a tremendous amount of attention, and thought leaders often point to three key attributes: volume, velocity, and variety. The analysis of these three key attributes can be extended into understanding what big data means to the financial planning and analysis function. This article identifies the technology developments converging to create the big data rush and examines how the financial planning function is impacted by volume, velocity, and variety of data.

OFTEN: big data, financial planning, performance management, effective planning.
7/10/2013 10:00:00 AM

Deploying Asset Management Software in Midsized Facilities: The 5 Critical Success Factors
Unlike large manufacturing companies, small and medium facilities often handle asset management and maintenance with cobbled-together manual and semi-automated systems. This results in many lost benefits, including uninterrupted production and simplified regulatory compliance burdens. As you explore asset management solutions, you should know five critical factors that can determine the success or failure of your project.

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4/15/2008 12:54:00 PM

ERP at the Speed of Light: Making Rapid Implementation Work for You
Users implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the first time are often intimidated by the time and cost, and want to accelerate the go-live date. Acceleration, when done with the right implementation strategy and tools, can be of tremendous benefit, including reduced costs and increased return on investment (ROI). But for some, the question is: to accelerate or not to accelerate? Learn more.

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10/8/2009 2:26:00 PM

Demand and Delivery Management in IT Services
Even when business revenues decline, the demand for IT services often continues to increase. To meet those challenges, both businesses and IT partners must come to terms with the demand and delivery needs of each group. Strong communication between the user and the IT provider is essential. Strategize your initiatives and transform your business: find out key recommendations to manage IT supply and demand relationships.

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11/7/2007 3:37:00 PM

Process Improvement and the Balanced Scorecard
Process improvement efforts often go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess how the company is progressing toward strategic goals, such as “increase customer base.” For this type of goal, the KRI are tied to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program.

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10/12/2009 10:59:00 AM

Tips for Managing Software Development
Buyers often blame the offshore software development teams if the software falls short of expectations. But the success of offshore software development does not depend on offshore teams alone. Instead, the success of the project depends on the proper management of the software development process by both the buyer and the offshore teams. Find out more.

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3/22/2010 4:50:00 AM

Appointment Scheduling: The Moment of Truth
As you streamline your supply chain, don’t forget about the shipping or receiving department. Often, a company aligns its supply and demand but doesn’t provide the key inventory prioritization rules for shipping and receiving—and the right product is delayed from its final end-point. Learn how appointment scheduling can help—meet with your supplier, customer, and carrier to plan an efficient and effective flow of goods.

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3/23/2009 12:57:00 PM


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