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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information

pr rss feed  needs. I’m going to provide you with information about ERP systems and how they relate to steel industry requirements (note: you can always consult our Vendor Showcase to find out more about specific software vendors). An ERP system is typically considered to be a company’s IT data backbone application, and helps integrate business activities across multiple departments and sites (or across the entire enterprise). ERP modules range from product planning, parts purchasing, inventory control, and produc

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Infor Introduces Infor Factory Track for Manufacturing Process Automation


Infor has announced a new suite of cloud-based solutions for comprehensive manufacturing process automation—Infor Factory Track. The solution suite is built to provide manufacturers across all industries a set of solutions to improve operational efficiencies across the warehouse and on the shop floor.

pr rss feed  Factory Track for Manufacturing Process Automation Infor has announced a new suite of cloud-based solutions for comprehensive manufacturing process automation —Infor Factory Track. The solution suite is built to provide manufacturers across all industries a set of solutions to improve operational efficiencies across the warehouse and on the shop floor. The solutions were built using Infor’s Mongoose rapid application development platform from the ground up to provide the latest consumer-grade user Read More

DeltaValve Deploys Infor PLM Discrete


Infor today announced that DeltaValve has implemented Infor PLM Discrete, adding to DeltaValve's existing deployment of Infor SyteLine ERP system.  In the discrete product lifecycle management space (PLM) space, Infor is not necessarily a best-of-breed stand-alone solution. In fact, it's quite late to the pure-play PLM party (as opposed to the differentiating capabilities it offers in the

pr rss feed  system.  In the discrete product lifecycle management space (PLM) space, Infor is not necessarily a best-of-breed stand-alone solution. In fact, it's quite late to the pure-play PLM party (as opposed to the differentiating capabilities it offers in the process PLM space with Optiva PLM). Still, Infor has a great opportunity within its vast discrete manufacturing ERP install base if it can demonstrate the benefits of tight integration to the LN, LX, legacy Baan (still a huge base) and BPCS (also a huge ba Read More

8th ERP Vendor Shootout: Dallas, TX, USA - Early Bird Pricing Extended


ERP SHOOTOUT. October 6 to 7, 2010. Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Dallas, Texas 75207. Calling all manufacturers, distributors, and professional services organizations!

pr rss feed  USA - Early Bird Pricing Extended 8th ERP Vendor Shootout: Dallas, TX, USA - Early Bird Pricing Extended VENDORS ADDED - EARLY-BIRD PRICING EXTENDED! ERP SHOOTOUT October 6 to 7, 2010 Renaissance Dallas Hotel Dallas, Texas (US) 75207 Calling all manufacturers, distributors, and professional services organizations! Hosted by the VAR Community and moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC™) , The ERP Vendor Shootout ™ is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you and your team to see the best in Read More

ChainLink Research Releases New Demand Management Report


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eBay Looking For Sun Block?


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pr rss feed  this is the dueling PR statements from Sun and IBM: This is more than a blow to Sun's advertising campaign, James Sciales, an IBM spokesman, was quoted regarding their recent big win at Network Solutions Inc. In Big Blue's fight to regain market share from Sun for computers that power the Internet, it's a case study of what IBM is best known for - leading technology. Sun's Doug van Aman responded by downplaying the server shift. IBM sold Network Solutions one system, he said. We have many, many, ma Read More

5 Tips to Assure a Successful ERP Implementation


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pr rss feed  how a little internal PR will smooth the way for the many changes resulting from the new system. The importance of scheduling all major tasks and events in advance is examined in this section as well. Progress reports are most useful as a way to keep everyone apprised of project progress. The reporting structure will differ for various groups within the organization. Dashboards for C-level employees are discussed. Recognition strategies are reviewed from the standpoint of gaining enthusiasm and buy in Read More

Advertising Online - A Guide to Successful Market Penetration Part One: Why Internet Advertising


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Experiencing a Different Corporate Culture at QAD Explore 2008


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Symbian, Microsoft Try to Slap Palm Around


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Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3


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pr rss feed  could be a general enterprise platform on its own. One Chatter-based application was recently announced by FinancialForce.com and is called Chatterbox . Chatterbox comes within  the FinancialForce Accounting product  but the idea is to also sell it to accounting departments as standalone. For more information on the product, see the  company’s press release (PR) , a related  blog post from WebCPA , and the  product’s dedicated Web page . The final part of this blog series will explain many Read More

Customer Data Integration: A Primer


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IQMS and IFS Going Strong (without Much Help from the Cloud)


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