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Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Spending money to save money makes sense in the context of large capital assets, including facilities, fleet, plant equipment, and even computers. A lack of

plant automation  assets, including facilities, fleet, plant equipment, and even computers. A lack of preventative maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies. Aging assets and reactive maintenance can be financial drains. A complete preventative maintenance program consisting of better business practices and simple tools such as computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) or enterprise asset management (EAM), can help companies realize immediate savings and boost profits. Read More...
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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining...
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Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?
Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only

plant automation  for popular ERP and plant automation applications (such as SAP, Oracle, Siemens , ABB , Rockwell , etc.), and to other control systems like distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). Given the dominant mantra of intelligence , these products should logically include a strong and intuitive reporting function (ideally based on an open or pervasive products such as Business Objects' Crystal ) and provide an integrated workflow management engine to model the production Read More...
Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?
The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing

plant automation  For more information, see Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data? . Using the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation (ISA)-95 standards for process manufacturing interoperability (an emerging standard for interfacing low level industrial control level [ICL] code to business applications, which aims to further reduce the complexity of building custom connections to shop floor systems and thereby accelerate the time-to-value for the end customer), the Lighthammer and SAP manufacturing solution Read More...
The Importance of Plant-level Systems
The information technology (IT) environment in manufacturing is facing a dramatic change. Traditional systems must evolve to support near real time

plant automation  and interoperability between various plant automation, manufacturing execution, and enterprise level systems. The upsurge of interest in standards-based interoperability indicates that manufacturers need better options to connect business processes throughout the organization. Investments made in systems managing production processes in plants and within entire supply chains are playing a larger role and gaining in value as companies move toward using data collaboratively to support business processes. Read More...
Siemens to Rule the Plant via Kineo, VRcontext, and LMS Acquisitions
Siemens’s Industry Automation division, which includes Siemens PLM Software, continues with its strategy of offering manufacturing organizations virtually

plant automation  actual manufacturing execution and plant automation (including even the actual hardware products from sister divisions at Siemens). Still, the giant knows that hardly any large manufacturing company will procure everything from a single vendor, and thus it is more than happy to provide customers (and even competitors) with its best-of-breed (BoB) software components. Either way, Siemens is happy to help customers make smarter product development decisions, at various lifecycle stages, leading to better Read More...
The Shortcut Guide to IT Workload Automation and Job Scheduling
The IT landscape has grown into a complex system of servers, networks, locations, products, and processes. Making all these systems work efficiently and

plant automation  Shortcut Guide to IT Workload Automation and Job Scheduling The IT landscape has grown into a complex system of servers, networks, locations, products, and processes. Making all these systems work efficiently and securely has become an enormous task. This four-chapter e-book can help you identify the issues surrounding the design, control, and management of jobs, and give you insight into best practices for an efficient, maintainable job scheduling and workload automation system. Read More...
The Forrester Wave: Midmarket Sales Force Automation
If you’re evaluating customer relationship management or sales force automation software, this Forrester report is a must-read. Featuring ratings on eight

plant automation  Forrester Wave: Midmarket Sales Force Automation If you’re evaluating customer relationship management or sales force automation software, this Forrester report is a must-read. Featuring ratings on eight leading vendors based on over 150 criteria, the report is valued at over $795 (USD). Get your free copy from Maximizer Software, top-ranked in Forrester’s “current offerings” in areas such as product functionality breadth, setup, usability, integration, and cost. Read More...
Getting ITIL Done with IT Process Automation
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes often span multiple systems. However, many organizations operate in department and application

plant automation  ITIL Done with IT Process Automation Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes often span multiple systems. However, many organizations operate in department and application silos, with a lack of silo integration inhibiting a process approach. This leaves a significant amount of manual work, resulting in a risk of error, latency, and lack of visibility and reporting. So how can you automate these processes and drive real value? Read More...
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

plant automation  for an Integrated Steel Plant An integrated steel plant is huge by any measurement. Capacity is generally more than 1 million tonnes per annum, and in many big plants, it is more than 10 million tonnes per annum. The raw materials that are consumed are also in huge quantities, be it coal (coking coal or non-coking coal depending on technology used for iron making), iron ore, limestone, dolomite, or any other raw material. Properties of these raw materials vary greatly. Despite the mixing and refinement Read More...
Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities

plant automation  assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down . A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and reactive maintenance practices. A complete preventive maintenance program consisting of better business practices and a simple tool such as a Read More...
Understanding the ROI of Marketing Automation
Over the past decade, marketing professionals have seen their field change substantially thanks to advances in technology and the ever-increasing use of social

plant automation  the ROI of Marketing Automation Over the past decade, marketing professionals have seen their field change substantially thanks to advances in technology and the ever-increasing use of social media. Keeping up with marketing tasks in this new environment of constant connection can be extremely difficult. Marketing automation has emerged as a solution for company leaders who want to focus on generating leads without sacrificing other types of marketing campaigns. For many sales professionals, Read More...
Skolnik Industries Extends Excellence to Sales Order Entry Automation for Sage MAS


plant automation  Industries Extends Excellence to Sales Order Entry Automation for Sage MAS Read More...
Simple Batch Scheduling through Consolidation and Automation
Many of today’s business processes require batch operations. But IT organizations are struggling to keep up with scheduling as batch windows shrink and more

plant automation  Batch Scheduling through Consolidation and Automation Simple Batch Scheduling through Consolidation and Automation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Tidal Software is a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software that radically simplifies IT operations by automating and integrating performance and process management. Source : Tidal Software Resources Related to Scheduling through Read More...
Workload Automation: The Key to Managing Windows Server Sprawl
Many companies use data centers running processes across multiple Windows servers using built-in schedulers instead of automating nightly batch streams on a

plant automation  Automation: The Key to Managing Windows Server Sprawl Many companies use data centers running processes across multiple Windows servers using built-in schedulers instead of automating nightly batch streams on a mainframe. Simple schedulers work well on individual servers with only a handful of tasks, but scheduling becomes more difficult once you include dependencies, such as incoming files, the behavior of other applications, or the completion of business processes on other servers. Workload Read More...
Case Study: ERP System Helps ATI Industrial Automation Achieve Revenue Growth of 70 Percent
A fast-growing robotics product manufacturer needed to track an extremely large inventory of individual products. A daily expanding product line presented even

plant automation  Study: ERP System Helps ATI Industrial Automation Achieve Revenue Growth of 70 Percent A fast-growing robotics product manufacturer needed to track an extremely large inventory of individual products. A daily expanding product line presented even greater hurdles for inventory management, and meeting on-time delivery goals. The company’s old enterprise resource planning (ERP) system wasn’t keeping up, so the company moved to a system that allows more options for product customization and more. Read More...

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