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Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS


The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based menus for quick access to stock quotes and bi-directional transactions such as e-business or gaming.

orange  weather report for the Orange County area, given that weather reports change fairly quickly, Jim can select to receive either one update per day, one per hour, and so on. From a carrier perspective, the TCS release is highly customizable, allowing a carrier to define a base set of menus from which a user can select. SMS enabled applications can use the base set of menus to define basic tasks such as dialing emergency response numbers, e.g., the state police or hospital. Enhanced applications will be able Read More

Process ERP vs. Discrete ERP Differentiation


People often ask us "what's the difference between process and discrete ERP?" We model both systems in such a way that they share many common components, nevertheless process manufacturing industries have unique requirements that differ from discrete manufacturing industries. Here's a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management

orange  juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. In addition, P.J. Jakovljevic explains other characteristics in product development within a process manufacturing environment, such as the fact that the manufacturing materials may vary in quality or degrade over time, or that process manufacturing is scalable. He states ... if the formula calls for 1,000 pounds of cake flour, but one only has 500 pounds, Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

orange  ever attempted to return orange juice back to its original water, sugar, sodium, and, of course, oranges or extract the pigments out of paint? Conversely, you can disassemble a car back to its tires, spark plugs, carburetor, and engine block. There are similar components in process and discrete manufacturing such as ingredients versus parts; formulas versus bill of materials; several units of measure (i.e., pounds, ounces, and liters) versus EA (each). There are, however, subtle differences. Process Read More

Process Manufacturers: Are You Running the Wrong Type of ERP Software? [SURVEY]


Take the survey now! Or read on to find out why we're talking about this.* In his article Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer, TEC author Joe Strub explains the difference between process and discrete manufacturing with an example: Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame

orange  juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. Process manufacturing functionality is not typically included in ERP solutions for discrete manufacturing: TEC’s Director of Knowledge Services Josh Chalifour pointed out in a blog post a few years ago that the high-level functional categories for discrete versus process ERP software are quite different: Discrete Manufacturing Process Manufacturing Product Read More

An ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market


Companies in the services industry need both asset and field services management, but current integrated asset and field services maintenance systems often fail to meet these organization’s needs. However, enterprise resource planning vendor Agresso appears to have just the right solution.

orange  Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey (US), and is a former reporter for two metro-New York City newspapers. Read More

Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After


Lawson Software, almost two years since a successful IPO amid adverse conditions at the time, has had its share of difficulties while rounding up its vertical offerings via a slew of focused appetizing acquisitions. While the last two quarters have seen license revenue revive and profits, certain ongoing challenges will have to be overcome so that Lawson can see again its best days of a few years ago.

orange  the retail vertical, and Orange County Transportation Authority in the public sector. The still recovering financial results might indicate that Lawson's vertical focus has not necessarily been an impervious strategy against the economic slowdown and increasing competition. The company has therefore had to trim its workforce a few times, sometimes even by a double-digit percentage, in an effort to cut costs. The most recent took place a few days before the above financial report, when Lawson announced it Read More

One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently had focused solely on workforce and service optimization software solutions for large field service companies. Gradually, via both internal development and a few appetizing acquisitions in 2009, the vendor added a few important growth engines, such as mobile computing solutions

orange  the Los Angeles and Orange County area, and the aforementioned Sempra Energy in the San-Diego and Orange County area.  In terms of industry verticals, approximately 70 percent of ClickSoftware revenues comes from telecommunications and utility companies, with the rest coming from office equipment, home services, retail, insurance and others. The relative resilience of the utilities and telecommunications sector to economic cycles has compensated for the relatively weak business in other industries that Read More

Will Your HACCP Foundation Crumble?


Complying with current good manufacturing processes (GMPs) is no easy task for food manufacturers. Companies that don t have a solid foundation to help with quality control procedures, audit trails, and product traceability and recall are at an even greater disadvantage. Find out how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help with food safety compliance—so it's your cookie that crumbles, not your foundation.

orange  specialty food manufacturer in Orange, CA, recently underwent a Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety Systems Audit. Every product since the inception of this company has been logged into their integrated ERP system. The auditor from a local food safety and quality inspection organization was amazed at Stir Foods' ability to locate any randomly selected product by lot number. In fact, the minimum time requirement to locate a product is 2 hours, but Stir Foods was able to locate the products in Read More

Process versus Discrete ERP Systems


Sorting out the differences between the two main types of manufacturing software can be mind-boggling for companies when searching for an ERP system. Companies can mistakenly purchase the wrong ERP system, causing headache and a significant loss of revenue. Avoid the pitfalls of making the wrong decision by using this checklist to help you determine the software that best fits your manufacturing process.

orange  put back into an orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and its components, to a large extent, returned to stock. Process manufacturing is common in the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and biotechnology industries. - Wikipedia That should make things a little more clear, but there are a few more questions you can ask to make absolute certain that you are buying the right software system. Answer the following eight either-or/yes-no questions Read More