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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.

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

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 contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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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, 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 Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) package can streamline the process and result in immediate savings in both time and money. So how do you justify the initial investment and where can the cost savings be seen across the enterprise?

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

Siemens to Rule the Plant via Kineo, VRcontext, and LMS Acquisitions


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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

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 performance. However, it does not, at this stage, provide much added industry-specific shop-floor functionality per se.

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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 will they be better prepared for unplanned events, but they will also know how their responses will impact the company.

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Application Life-Cycle Management for ERP: Overcoming the Barriers to Automation


Packaged enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can be expensive and resource-intensive to implement, but they are critical to business. Disruptions due to application failures, performance problems, or unavailability come at a high price. ERP systems are highly change-oriented and must adapt; as a result, ERP teams are struggling to keep up. This white paper focuses on the issues surrounding the automation of the application life cycle for ERP systems. IDC conducted in-depth interviews with fifteen large PeopleSoft customers to better understand their challenges and needs.

plant automation  Life-Cycle Management for ERP: Overcoming the Barriers to Automation Packaged enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can be expensive and resource-intensive to implement, but they are critical to business. Disruptions due to application failures, performance problems, or unavailability come at a high price. ERP systems are highly change-oriented and must adapt; as a result, ERP teams are struggling to keep up. This white paper focuses on the issues surrounding the automation of the applicati Read More

Microsoft's Dynamic New Approach to Professional Services Automation


In the short term, Microsoft Dynamics SL will likely follow the professional services automation (PSA) trend of extending functionality to the Web. In the long term, its eventual absorption into the Microsoft Dynamics product line may affect Microsoft's strategy in the project portfolio management marketplace.

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Improving CRM Investments: Optimizing the Customer Life Cycle with Intelligent Marketing Automation


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Sales Force Automation (SFA)


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 contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities.

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How Can You Top 95 Percent Automation Levels in Processing Loan Applications?


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PPM for Professional Services Automation Software Evaluation Report


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Dynamics SL: PPM for Professional Services Automation Competitor Analysis Report


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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 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. Learn how.

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