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6 Immediate Business Improvements Offered by an Online SRM System
Manufacturing and distribution companies rely heavily on their ability to ship product and meet commitments to customers. Yet though the supply chain is the

pos rfq  their suppliers. For the purposes of this discussion, goods being purchased are direct materials for use in manufacturing environments such as New Product Development (NPD), Production, and OEM/Distribution. Examples of SRM activities may be basic transactions, collaboration and exception management, history reporting, analytics, and multi-site aggregation. These activities are examined more closely in the inverted triangle' discussion below. Supply Data: the Importance of Analytics As a manufacturing

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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 model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges


Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure their supply chains, align business processes, define and establish company-supplier relationships, and integrate information systems to share information with suppliers.

pos rfq  strategic management. Generating 5,000 POs each year, the company saved an average of $50.00 (USD) per PO. It has improved its on-time delivery by 65 percent because it is ensured of reliable deliveries from its suppliers. The application of an SRM solution for a manufacturer of consumer products helped to significantly reduce panic-buying when changes to the daily schedule would call for a change in requirements. Optimizing transportation costs further increased savings by allowing trailers to be Read More

CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software


While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class of products, which typically includes front-office applications for sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, and field service/call center management.

pos rfq  back-office systems to the POS configurator must be done in a way that minimizes data redundancy and supports easy maintenance as product lines and options change over time. It is also important that the configurator tool have sufficient expression capabilities to represent the problem and solve it. Often, the use of simple and convenient graphical tools goes a long way to facilitate configurator maintenance. Even if the company manages to motivate its staff to share knowledge, the endeavor will fail if Read More

Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing


TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline all purchasing into a single view and business process.

pos rfq  StepBuilder , the TradeStone CompositeBuilder , and the TradeStone QueryBuilder . As in its predecessor releases, embedded workflow processes foster collaboration among far-flung buyers and suppliers throughout the collaborative commerce community, while the modular design allows a more rapid deployment, as well as a system which is priced according to the size and scope of the implementation. TradeStone Suite Modules TradeStone Suite modules are sold independently, along with the Unified Buying Engine. Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences


ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) systems must facilitate the near real time transfer of information and complex product knowledge for collaboration across the extended enterprise. It should especially be suited to organizations that seek to maintain complex selling relationships, such as businesses whose procurement and sales functions rely on subcontractors, channel partnerships or a distributed sales force.

pos rfq  commercial use. Whilst a possible time overrun here will effect the time-to-market of the product, (which is often the competitive advantage (strategy) in addition to lower costs for repetitive manufacturers), it has no effect on the overall lead-time of any particular sales, job, or project order, and is therefore not handled in the same way. Moreover, the extensive costs of product definition are absorbed into the company overhead or standard product costing, so that an overrun of costs can be managed Read More

Ariba Goes Direct To (And From) The Source


Ariba will extend the capabilities of its B2B Commerce Platform by providing capabilities for buyers and sellers of direct and indirect materials to negotiate, trade and collaborate.

pos rfq  the buyer and the posted qualifications of the sellers. A matching capability is provided to help buyer and sellers find each other, but there are also browsing capabilities that companies can use to make their own identifications of likely business partners. Once suppliers are matched to an RFQ the system schedules and hosts a live auction. The system provides auxiliary services, such as bulletin boards to facilitate communication and, through a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, access to credit rating Read More

Delta Uses Microsoft’s In-flight Mobility and Retail Solutions


Next time I order food and booze while flying, I'll have a much better appreciation of how many technology providers have to join forces and combine solutions to give travellers that pleasure. Delta Air Lines has announced that more than 19,000 flight attendants worldwide have started using Nokia Lumia 820 handheld devices powered by Windows Phone 8 to interact with customers. These in-flight, Wi

pos rfq  Dynamics for Retail mobile POS platform, operating on  AT&T ’s 4G LTE network . AT&T has partnered to source and provide the credit card readers in addition to providing Delta with the Nokia Lumia devices. The retail/POS functionality is part of Microsoft Dynamics AX (for more details, see  this TEC article , or the  Microsoft Dynamics Retail page ). Microsoft Dynamics for Retail is the core solution for Delta headquarters for item management, pricing, discounting, and overall management of the POS Read More

Merchandising Systems RFI/RFP Template


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pos rfq  Management Revenue Management Master POS Reports and Inquiries and Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Merchandising Systems that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Merchandising Systems software project. Use this template to Read More

The Benefits of Retail Management POS Software


Point of sale (POS) software was designed to speed up sales checkout processes. However, it has evolved to include many more features, and is now more commonly referred to as retail management systems (RMS). The benefits of implementing RMS are clear—they can help increase profits, improve marketing strategies, automate manual processes, manage inventory, and—most importantly—make the customer experience more memorable.

pos rfq  Benefits of Retail Management POS Software Point of sale (POS) software was designed to speed up sales checkout processes. However, it has evolved to include many more features, and is now more commonly referred to as retail management systems (RMS). The benefits of implementing RMS are clear—they can help increase profits, improve marketing strategies, automate manual processes, manage inventory, and—most importantly—make the customer experience more memorable. Read More

Openbravo ERP


Openbravo provides a fully functional, integrated, Web-based, open source ERP (enterprise management system) and open source point-of-sale (POS) application. Designed for small and mid-size enterprises in the retail industry, Openbravo provides functionality for procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management.  

pos rfq  and open source point-of-sale (POS) application. Designed for small and mid-size enterprises in the retail industry, Openbravo provides functionality for procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management. Read More

End-to-end Encryption Security Requirements


The Secure POS Vendors Alliance (SPVA) commissioned the End-to-end Security workgroup to provide clear guidelines on the application of encryption technology to payment card data used for retail financial transactions. This document addresses encrypting payment card data in tamper-resistant security modules.

pos rfq  Security Requirements The Secure POS Vendors Alliance (SPVA) commissioned the End-to-end Security workgroup to provide clear guidelines on the application of encryption technology to payment card data used for retail financial transactions. This document addresses encrypting payment card data in tamper-resistant security modules. Read More

Rover Data Systems


Rover Data Systems, Inc. was founded with the express purpose of providing an Enterprise Software Solution to address the needs of small and medium-sized Manufacturers and Distributors. During the time that Rover Data Systems has been in business it has accumulated a satisfied customer base, all running their business functions on Millennium III (M3) software. These companies range from the small (<$10M) to the mid-range (>$100M) and cover a broad range of industries from Electronics Manufacturing to Auto Aftermarket Manufacturing to distribution and service. Over the years, the company has also distinguished itself by providing excellent service to its growing installed base. In fact, Rover Data Systems has never lost an installed account to a competitive software product. The first customer still runs all of their operations on the Millennium III Enterprise System.

pos rfq  founded with the express purpose of providing an Enterprise Software Solution to address the needs of small and medium-sized Manufacturers and Distributors. During the time that Rover Data Systems has been in business it has accumulated a satisfied customer base, all running their business functions on Millennium III (M3) software. These companies range from the small ( Read More

JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the JDA FOCUS 2010 conference on the heels of the recent merger between JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) and i2 Technologies. The article first discussed the different geneses and cultures of the two merging parties. One major outcome of the conference was JDA’s unveiled plan to converge most of its existing and acquired

pos rfq  Step 2 : Use POS data to drive forecasted demand more accurately Step 3 : Synchronize (align) replenishment to the POS-based forecast Step 4 : Shape demand effectively at local stores and at the national level Step 5 : Monitor store level performance to identify and adjust store level misalignments Dell , Sony Electronics , and  Frito-Lay  were some featured case studies with reported increased customer service levels, reduced numbers of weeks of supply (inventory investment), increased forecast Read More

Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suite


Sage Software's Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suite provides business software solutions for the company’s clients and business partners. The solution includes the following basic and advanced accounting modules: · System manager· Bank reconciliation· General ledger (GL)· Accounts payable (AP)· Accounts receivable (AR)· Order entry· Purchase orders (POs)· Payroll for the United States (US) and Canada. It also includes the award-winning SageCRM sales, marketing, and customer service automation solutions.

pos rfq  Order entry· Purchase orders (POs)· Payroll for the United States (US) and Canada. It also includes the award-winning SageCRM sales, marketing, and customer service automation solutions. Read More

Retalix POS Software Company Sold to NCR


US-based retail hardware and software giant NCR has agreed to pay approximately $650 million to acquire Retalix, a retail technology company. NCR management is using many elliptical phrases about “strengthening strategy,” “commitment to delivering solutions,” and “improving business processes and enabling experiences,” but there were no clearly stated reasons for the deal. No

pos rfq  POS Software Company Sold to NCR US-based retail hardware and software giant NCR has agreed to pay approximately $650 million to acquire Retalix , a retail technology company. NCR management is using many elliptical phrases about “strengthening strategy,” “commitment to delivering solutions,” and “improving business processes and enabling experiences,” but there were no clearly stated reasons for the deal. No doubt, Retalix was a bright star on the point-of-sale (POS) software Read More