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QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued


QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it provides to manufacturers and distributors to link their back-office systems to those of their business partners via private trading exchanges.

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Accounting for SMBs: A Solution Beyond Entry-level Systems Red Wing Software


Many SMB companies need more functionality than an entry-level system offers, but cannot afford to pay $15,000 (USD) or more for a higher-end product, nor do they really need the complexity found in these products. Red Wing Software’s TurningPoint is a good mid-market product that plays well in this market.

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How Mobile Technology Is Changing Talent Management


With the fast pace of businesses today, employees need to stay connected and continue to be productive from wherever they are. Organizations are thus looking for ways to leverage mobile technology to maintain a competitive edge. TEC analyst Sherry Fox outlines how mobile technology is changing the way companies manage their talent in the areas of recruiting, learning, and performance management, and what to expect for 2012.

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Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line


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Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP


TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP). Ross ERP aims to address the unique needs of process manufacturers, such as complex inventory management (including the complexities around variable raw material inputs), backward and forward lot trace, recipes/process specifications, quality test results, product costing, and sales pricing/bracket pricing.

process explorer download  Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP).   Ross ERP is built for process manufacturers looking for a complete solution to manage formula and recipe-based manufacturing. The solution’s core components include: Financials ( AP, AR, fixed assets, GL, and project accounting); Manufacturing (maintenance management, materials requirements planning, process Read More

IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing requires from an ERP solution, including business intelligence capabilities.

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As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

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