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High-tech and electronics, chemical, and oil and gas industries each have their fair share of regulatory requirements to meet, and an increasing number include

or environmental regulations  legislation requires the registration or screening of the majority of substances that are already in the EU marketplace. Of key importance are substances of very high concern (SVHC): substances considered persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT); substances considered very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvBs); and carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR) substances, in addition to those of similar concern, such as endocrine disrupters. Authorization for the use of such high concern

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The G-word: Do Businesses Touting Green Really Practice What They Preach?


The word “green” these days is everywhere—especially in business. However, it’s difficult to know whether the environmental concerns of these businesses are sincere. Are their so-called “green practices” truly focused on the protection of the environment, or are they a profit-driven marketing initiative?

or environmental regulations  the consumption of water or energy? Is it made with and through resources and jobs from the same region? Is it produced in a fair manner? Does it contain organic products? Does it have environmental certifications (eco-labelling)? While these are just a few simple questions that can be asked when purchasing products, what really needs to change is the mindset we have about the impacts our daily actions have on our planet. Without a doubt, great efforts need to be made in order to change our perception of Read More

The Business of Green


For companies, embarking upon environmentally friendly activities goes beyond merely complying with laws and regulations; it’s about organizations and their employees’ voluntary and moral engagements. But integrating these motivations into strategies and overall daily activities is often complicated, since it demands translating generally intangible motivations into concrete actions and measurable

or environmental regulations  (e.g., R&D or counseling) or outsourcing activity (carbon offsetting), among other possibilities. Change Will Do You Good There’s no doubt that the current environmental situation is forcing companies to become more aware of some of the major changes they will need to make in the way they do business. Yet these changes must not be perceived as negative, but rather as new and lucrative way of creating business opportunities. Among the reservations skeptical companies have towards the implementation of Read More

Records Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations


Electronic media and corporate governance have complicated records management for enterprises. Properly defining information as corporate records and using a record management system can help enterprises meet regulatory compliance and reduce liability.

or environmental regulations  within document management systems or databases. These make archiving a tremendous task for record managers. Companies are starting to realize that the information they have stored in a wide variety of locations must be managed properly, because they can be held civilly and criminally liable for the storage or destruction of these records. How Record Management Systems Can Solve These Problems Given these factors, organizations are facing critical problems in terms of RM: Records are being stored too Read More

TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

or environmental regulations  with a product, process, or service. It is a method used for checking the facts about the environmental burden of a product from its design through to production and then to its final disposal. LCA takes into consideration the air, water, and solid waste pollution generated when raw materials are extracted. It considers the energy used in the extraction of raw materials and the pollution that results from manufacturing the product. It also accounts for environmental harm that might occur during the Read More

ERP or Third Party: Which Is Best for Employee Appraisals?


Your enterprise is looking into performance appraisal software, often called employee performance management (EPM). And your company already uses an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system such as SAP or Oracle. After all, speak to any ERP vendor, and they’ll say they have the perfect fit for you. So isn’t it natural for you to go with the ERP vendor’s add-on module for that purpose? Not necessarily. Find out why.

or environmental regulations  or Third Party: Which Is Best for Employee Appraisals? Your enterprise is looking into performance appraisal software, often called employee performance management (EPM). And your company already uses an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system such as SAP or Oracle. After all, speak to any ERP vendor, and they’ll say they have the perfect fit for you. So isn’t it natural for you to go with the ERP vendor’s add-on module for that purpose? Not necessarily. Find out why. Read More

PDF or XPS: Choose the Right Document Format for Your Applications


XPS, Microsoft’s new document format, is bound to be a serious competitor to PDF. It has the advantage of having learned a lot from PDF, without having gone through multiple iterations throughout the years. However, PDF still has first-mover advantage. With the millions of PDF documents and hundreds of PDF tools available, PDF is not going to disappear anytime soon.

or environmental regulations  or XPS: Choose the Right Document Format for Your Applications XPS, Microsoft’s new document format, is bound to be a serious competitor to PDF. It has the advantage of having learned a lot from PDF, without having gone through multiple iterations throughout the years. However, PDF still has first-mover advantage. With the millions of PDF documents and hundreds of PDF tools available, PDF is not going to disappear anytime soon. Read More

It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV


Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here. Other Real Life ResponsAbility Use Examples In addition to the examples described in Part III, another example of the ResponsAbility software in use can be found in Grayhill

or environmental regulations  them for product returns or return merchandize authorizations (RMAs). Customer return requests are either imported from the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or directly entered by customers and/or Grayhill associates into ResponsAbility as a “request for material return. Based on the entered data via a customized form, the return is authorized or denied. Namely, a default assignee reviews a request and approves it, rejects it, or asks the customer for additional clarifications. Read More

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

or environmental regulations  On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced? On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. Read More

Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad?


Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates, limited education and training, implementation tools, attractive support programs and hosting services with catchy names, all aimed at making it faster, simpler and cheaper for enterprises well under $500 million to use them. Is this approach good or bad for the user?

or environmental regulations  - Are They Good or Bad? Introduction  Do you remember the TV show Name That Tune ? It was popular in the 50's and 60's so only the more senior members of the readers will remember it. Contestants bid for the right to Name That Tune by bidding lower and lower the number of notes they would hear as a clue. I can name that tune in five notes , said the first player. I can name that tune in four notes , said the second. Three , said the first, and so on. This old game reminds us of the selling game Read More

American Eurocopter: Meeting Government Regulations for Asset Management




or environmental regulations  Eurocopter: Meeting Government Regulations for Asset Management Read More

Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 4: ASP’s and New Pricing Models


This final note discusses how Application Service Providers (ASPs) have arisen on the Internet in response to such ERP woes as support expenses, misbehaving applications, and server downtime, and how as the nature of ERP software evolves into services and/or hosted models, the market might be experiencing the beginning of the end of user-based licensing. There are also User Recommendations.

or environmental regulations  been busy developing, acquiring, or bundling new functionality so that their packages go beyond the traditional realms of finance, materials planning & management, and human resources. Users' visions of ERP are evolving from tactical to strategic, and users are no longer willing to choose between integration and function. Within the next two years, ERP will be redefined as a platform for enabling e-business globally. Therefore, users need to be aware of the trends within the ERP market so they can take Read More

Credit (or Blame) KANA Express for Your Next Flower Delivery


It should be every company’s job to make it easy for customers to act on their needs and desires wherever they wish to engage with the company—in a retail store, online, on their mobile device, or within their social networks. The challenge for every customer care organization is to provide reliable and memorable experiences across every service channel—consistency is critical in delivering great

or environmental regulations  on their mobile device, or within their social networks. The challenge for every customer care organization is to provide reliable and memorable experiences across every service channel—consistency is critical in delivering great customer experience in the omnichannel world. Engaging directly with customers in a manner using the insights that a multichannel analysis provides is key to building customer loyalty. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM CEO Jim McCann, whose company was featured in the  TV show Undercover Read More

Rewrite or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part Two: Extending to the Web and Challenges


Product functionality still quite matters, and while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science "quantum leap", there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

or environmental regulations  or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part Two: Extending to the Web and Challenges Event Summary There is a small group of vendors with brave and fresh ideas, which are by no means the prerogative of the biggest and the richest. This group has chosen to rewrite their applications on a new, possibly future-proof application framework. The intent of these visionary vendors is to address the ever increasing market awareness of the following facts: That almost every business changes, and that software must Read More