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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution
Within recent years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been redefined as a platform for enabling collaborative e-business globally. Originally focused on

plm eai step  Stages of ERP and PLM and SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios . Finally, in certain areas one can still see a clearer demarcation line between ERP intruders and best-of-breed incumbents. For example, in the PLM market, it would be that PLM solutions are oriented around creative product innovation processes as opposed to the transaction-oriented world in which ERP packages operate best, since the processes such as cost reporting; procurement; sourcing and contract management; resource

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

plm eai step  supplier relationship management (SRM), PLM and MES IBM to host iBaan solutions in outsourcing engagements Baan to adopt IBM technologies - iBaan solutions run on existing IBM hardware platforms and will continue to be developed to integrate with new IBM technologies such as WebSphere Currently, approximately 1,000 IBM consultants and support personnel are working with Baan products worldwide to provide integration service offerings for Baan's application suite for customers such as Mercedes-Benz U.S. Read More

BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation


The BI market is ripe for consolidation, but not necessarily for the reason of capturing the scarce remaining market share like in the ERP case, but more likely for the reasons of garnering the most complete CPM portfolio.

plm eai step  key business-area solutions (e.g., PLM, CRM, SCM, etc.). The most important point for prospective buyers of CPM technology -- do a very thorough analysis of your existing systems, where your corporation's business needs will be in the next few years, and how you intend to integrate the systems (do not forget that mapping data from one place to another is the most arduous, expensive, and time consuming part of the whole process, and one of the major reasons for BI projects failure) before you even talk to Read More

The Blessing and Curse of Rejuvenating Legacy Systems


Catering to existing and prospective customers is problematic. Existing customers often value their legacy systems because they are reliable and prospective customers want the latest technologies and rapid deployment. To cope, independent software vendors offer continual enhancements and offer custom extensions.

plm eai step  or product lifecycle management (PLM) has been growing. However, most of these products' providers are developing these for Microsoft Windows and UNIX/Linux systems, rather than for iSeries, and the existing iSeries ERP users typically cannot use them without accepting greater infrastructure complexity and procuring additional IT skills. Also, the hardware cost to deploy these products on iSeries can still be much greater than for other platforms because the products require higher-performing iSeries Read More

SAP Weaves Microsoft .NET And IBM WebSphere Into Its ESA Tapestry Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One should imagine how humongous the job of delivering plug-and-play packaged middleware components for a number of other disparate applications SAP will attempt to enshroud in its xApps will be. In practice, the drawbacks of heterogeneous environment will not be eliminated – while communication between disparate applications will be eased, matching the business model across these remains the challenge and remains subject to individuals’ business acumen.

plm eai step  the core CRM or PLM teams from developing functionality as part of its application suite that might compete, duplicate or even cancel out work done in a xApps delivered either by SAP or a SI/ISV partner. Although the concept is plausible, time will only tell how SAP will execute and whether it can promote the idea among partners and customers given some xAPPs developed by partners will be only higher level integrations while others will have to invest a great deal in re-implementing major product Read More

From Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM


Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both.

plm eai step  Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both. Read More

Yanmar Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM


Yanmar Energy Systems, a manufacturer of air conditioning and power generation systems, selects the Aras Innovator product lifecycle management (PLM) solution suite. Get the details in P.J.'s post.

plm eai step  Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM Yanmar Energy Systems , a division of Yanmar Co., Ltd. and a leading manufacturer of air conditioning and power generation systems, recently selected the Aras Innovator solution suite for enterprise product information and process management. The system’s functionality includes computer aided design (CAD) file management, document management, engineering change management, workflow, as well as secure file exchange across the multilingual extended enterprise.   This was Read More

Infor Releases Optiva 11 PLM


Perhaps unique in the industry, Infor has its own product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings for discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and the fashion/apparel industry. Indisputably, its most competitive PLM offering is Infor Optiva for process industries such as food, specialty chemicals, and personal care products. Customers provide positive feedback on the product’s capabilities

plm eai step  Releases Optiva 11 PLM Perhaps unique in the industry, Infor has its own product lifecycle management (PLM) offerings for discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, and the fashion/apparel industry. Indisputably, its most competitive PLM offering is Infor Optiva for process industries such as food, specialty chemicals, and personal care products. Customers provide positive feedback on the product’s capabilities related to formula development, labeling, and regulatory compliance. Infor Optiva PLM Read More

Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

plm eai step  Fashion PLM: PLM for the Fashion Industry Competitor Analysis Report Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain. Read More

Core PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report


Core PLM and Product Data Management (PDM) for Discrete Industries covers the base foundation of PLM for the discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense, medical devices, complex machinery and others. It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration.

plm eai step  PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report TEC's Core PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive Read More

Esterline Korry Selects Aras PLM


Aras, a provider of open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, recently announced that Esterline Korry, a division of Esterline Corporation, a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets, has selected Aras as its enterprise PLM platform. Esterline Korry chose Aras Innovator (reportedly over PTC Windchill) for scalability, flexibility,

plm eai step  Korry Selects Aras PLM Aras , a provider of open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, recently announced that Esterline Korry , a division of Esterline Corporation , a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace and defense markets, has  selected Aras as its enterprise PLM platform . Esterline Korry chose Aras Innovator (reportedly over PTC Windchill ) for scalability, flexibility, and depth of functionality for configuration and change management of Read More

Core PLM for Process Industries


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plm eai step  PLM for Process Industries The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. Read More

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