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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

point of sale machines  the most common starting point for a Lean initiative in US manufacturing companies. Kaizen is the Japanese word for continuous improvement. This approach involves empowering work teams to rapidly (hence, the word blitz) improve specific problems within their areas of responsibility. On the surface, this seems like a very good idea, and it can generate immediate and measurable benefits. The use of kaizens, especially if championed by management, finally proves to the workforce that the company is intereste Read More...
Point of Sale (POS) Systems
A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's ...
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Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications
Small to medium businesses (SMBs) like yours are the lifeblood of the economy. However, you may feel you need an operational boost—one that transforms your

point of sale machines  the past. Case in Point: Challenge: A frustrated customer has called his sales rep with two questions: where is my current order and -I want to order another one of the same item - how long will it take to arrive? The Dilemma: The sales representative cannot answer either question: he has no visibility into the warehouse to see if the product has been picked or packed. He also has no visibility into shipping information to ascertain if the item actually has been shipped and, if so, where it actually is Read More...
Programming for Business Analysts? The Promise of Simplified Web Services Implementation and Access
LANSA offers to rejuvenate legacy systems by empowering developers with simplified programming to use Java services.

point of sale machines  include creating new retail point of sale (POS) systems linked to central inventory management systems, extending ERP systems with Global Data Synchronization (GDS) capabilities, and enabling wireless access to the central service schedule for field supervisors. Its mission to extend the value of IT infrastructure has provided the company with over 7,000 customers, 300 solution partners, and over 200 employees in 7 countries, and has made IBM , Microsoft , and Oracle its partners. LANSA 2005 serves as Read More...
TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide
Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices

point of sale machines  says Swartz. At the point of purchase in March 2005, The Islander Group stipulated that the system needed to go live before the fourth-quarter of the company's financial year. Pronto rose to the challenge and PRONTO-Xi was fully implemented with minimal customization in August that year. At the point of purchase in March 2005, The Islander Group stipulated that the system needed to go live before the fourth-quarter of the company's financial year. Pronto rose to the challenge and PRONTO-Xi was fully Read More...
Development of an Internet Payment Processing System
This article describes the author's experience with the development of the first Yugoslav Internet payment processing system. The system's architecture is very

point of sale machines  e-commerce applications, VPOS (Virtual Point Of Sale) terminal software has been developed. It handles payment authorization in a form of a remote procedure call. The VPOS terminal communicates with an appropriate transaction server using SSL protocol and the strongest commercially available 128 bit key encryption. To achieve even greater security, a VPOS signs data it sends to the transaction server using 32-128 bytes keys. The VPOS terminal is easy to configure. This pertains to types of cards accepted Read More...
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

point of sale machines  Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study Company Background More than 70,000 students enroll each year at the University of Illinois , which offers more than 150 fields of study in 30 colleges, free-standing schools, and institutes across 3 campuses: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign (US). The university, one of the original land-grant colleges, opened its doors in 1867, and since then has awarded more than 500,000 degrees. The Urbana-Champaign campus houses the Read More...
Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation
Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless

point of sale machines  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More...
The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS
Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system

point of sale machines  ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) solutions for warehouse management. Effective management of warehouse, fulfillment, and distribution operations is key to business success. With so much riding on your decision, you need to thoroughly compare ERP warehouse modules and best-of-breed WMS. Read More...
Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal
Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy

point of sale machines  of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal Introduction Last minute discounting has become so prevalent that many companies have come to depend on it as their default sales strategy. Employing a go-to-market strategy of being the lowest cost provider is one thing, but dramatic, tactical discounting on every deal will erode your company's margins and leave you digging a deeper and deeper hole in which your company will ultimately bury itself. I don't want to give you the impression that Read More...
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

point of sale machines  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More...
In Defense of Data Centers: The Positive Role IT Can Play in the Greening of Business
Corporate concern for the environment is no longer just an issue of compliancy. Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about how much energy is required

point of sale machines  Defense of Data Centers: The Positive Role IT Can Play in the Greening of Business Corporate concern for the environment is no longer just an issue of compliancy. Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about how much energy is required by their IT operations, especially by their data centers. Greening IT starts in the data center: find out how data center consolidation—and other solutions—can help you reduce energy consumption, and even increase productivity and efficiency. Read More...
Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees
Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA

point of sale machines  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More...
Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

point of sale machines  would be out there PowerPointing their way to the next quarter's sales goal or the big IPO. Two of the reasons for that hype are the vast number of competitors that are transforming what were differentiated solutions into commodities and the pressures felt by the publicly held companies to deliver numbers aligning to Wall Street expectations. Consider these examples of how serious the hype has become that IT management is facing: A sales team employed by a publicly held ERP provider surreptitiously coded Read More...
SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope
On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the

point of sale machines  CRM, SCM and PLM point products. Lack of dedicated sales resources in these areas may impede SAP's proficiency to sell these products outside of its install base. Therefore, SAP's unwieldy and scattered global development organization, disparate product components and their developments' coordination, and the lack of sales focus may hamper the execution of its otherwise attractive strategy. SAP should clearly articulate the delivery milestones of its recently announced e-business strategy. These should Read More...

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