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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)
Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations

process improvements rfp  repair service for fee process follows its own workflow via the repair department and QA, and then is shipped to the customer. Ken Hoving, Grayhill's vice president (VP) of corporate quality said The Webcom solution allowed us to consolidate all of our customer corrective actions in one system and enable web access across the entire organization, including our customers, resulting in cycle time improvements and increased customer satisfaction. Also, the company asserts that due to all the system's

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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?


Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.

process improvements rfp  weights are reassigned. The process is continued until the project team is confident that the model reasonably and accurately portrays the company's business practices and needs. The bottom line is easier for users to define their needs, requirements, and improvements if they are provided with a potential list. It could then be a simple of matter of selecting from the list. The theory is that you see what you don't want or need, you then must know what you do want and need. Summary Prior to Y2K many IT Read More

The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects


Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key decision makers in operations, IT, and finance—as well as the executive team and the board of directors—to see value in the proposed WMS. But how can you improve your chances of getting management approval? Discover five strategies for information-gathering and approval.

process improvements rfp  strategic benefits or documented process improvements based on best practices or continual process improvement practices. This is another area where you should ask your vendor to give a live demonstration to prove this functionality is available in the current release of the product you will be buying. Many vendors will demonstrate functionality that is 'on the radar' for the future, and you don't want to get stuck without key functionality in the base application. Some vendors even demonstrate Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two


There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task of selecting complex systems. The record indicates there is much room for improvement. In essence, for complex selections like in the case of enterprise applications, the human-machine combination has to work together to drive the solution.

process improvements rfp  Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two Enter The Business Processes-Based Approach Recently, there has been much noise created about the appropriateness of evaluating software by asking vendors to complete (and periodically update) the large feature and function criteria-based requests for information/proposal (RFI/RFP) documents. Namely, some pundits and vendors have begun to belittle selecting software in the supposedly archaic way Read More

It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV


Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here. Other Real Life ResponsAbility Use Examples In addition to the examples described in Part III, another example of the ResponsAbility software in use can be found in Grayhill

process improvements rfp  repair service for fee process follows its own workflow via the repair department and QA, and then is shipped to the customer. Ken Hoving, Grayhill’s vice president (VP) of corporate quality said “The Webcom solution allowed us to consolidate all of our customer corrective actions in one system and enable web access across the entire organization, including our customers, resulting in cycle time improvements and increased customer satisfaction. Also, the company asserts that due to all the Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


Process industry companies could benefit from many of the PLM concepts that have accrued to discrete industries. But PLM has had minimum penetration into the process industries. Why?

process improvements rfp  Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process Introduction Product Life Cycle Management is a series of business processes, enabled by application software, which has proven to generate business valuein a variety of industries. Discussion with end-user companies reveals a consistent list of benefits including reduced time to market, gains in engineering productivity, increased revenue, increased reuse, reduction of redesign activity and more. A review of vendor Read More

IFS Applications (version 8.0) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 8.0) 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.

process improvements rfp  Applications (version 8.0) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 8.0) 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 Read More

CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis


Part 2 of a series on Business Process Reengineering: Long Live Business Process Reengineering. In this Part, we discuss some practical steps for actually performing business process analysis and fostering change in your company.

process improvements rfp  Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis R. Garland - August 23, 2001 CPR ON BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering As mentioned in Part 1: A Primer , companies should never lead with technology when trying to solve business process problems. They should review their business goals and objectives, examine, and refine or replace business processes, and then, and only then, should they find the technology that Read More

On-demand Business Process Management


The most advanced business process management (BPM) applications bridge departmental and geographic boundaries, and manage the flow of documents and data according to sophisticated process rules. And while many would suggest that an on-demand BPM service offering would most benefit small businesses, a real case can be made that such offerings might be more valuable for medium and large businesses.

process improvements rfp  demand Business Process Management The most advanced business process management (BPM) applications bridge departmental and geographic boundaries, and manage the flow of documents and data according to sophisticated process rules. And while many would suggest that an on-demand BPM service offering would most benefit small businesses, a real case can be made that such offerings might be more valuable for medium and large businesses. Read More

Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1.6 Business Process Management Certification Report


Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management 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.

process improvements rfp  BPM Suite 9.1.6 Business Process Management Certification Report Bizagi BPM Suite 9.1.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management 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 Read More

Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer


This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

process improvements rfp  Software: A Primer Introduction Process manufacturing has unique requirements differentiating it from other types of manufacturing. When selecting software for the process industry, special attention and emphasis should be placed on these requirements to ensure that a company can operate at optimal levels, consistent with how it does business and not with how the software lets the company do business. Be aware of both large software vendors, who try to be all things to all companies, and niche vendors, Read More

Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


Process manufacturing’s daunting mix of constraints has kept many software vendors away. Privately held Formation Systems takes up the challenge with Optiva, a suite targeted at cost-saving opportunities in the product development cycle.

process improvements rfp  Design Collaboration For The Process Industries Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries S. McVey - April 23, 2001 Introduction What the process manufacturing industry lacks in glamour it makes up for in complexity. Software companies have for decades used technology to automate business processes found in discrete manufacturing, becoming giants by selling their products to the Dells , GMs , and Toshibas of the world. In discrete manufacturing, much of the Read More

Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process


Invensys has announced a new division, Baan Process Solutions Group (BPSG), which combines the PRISM and Protean process ERP products with the Baan Dimensions and Baan IV Process products. The announcements also include integration of a series of additional Baan modules for PRISM and Protean. The modules include products in the areas of Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, e-business (procurement and sales) and Supply Chain Management.

process improvements rfp  New Division - Baan Process Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process P. Catz - April 26, 2001 Event Summary A new division within Invensys , Baan Process Solutions Group (BPSG), will be made up of the PRISM and Protean process ERP products currently under the Wonderware division, plus the Baan Dimensions and Baan IV Process product targeted at Food and Beverage, Chemicals, Plastics, Primary Metals, Pulp & Paper, and Cable & Wire industries. Robert Thomas is the name of the executive who will Read More

A Guide to Selecting Process Enterprise Resource Planning Software


Today, the issue of regulatory compliance touches every enterprise, and process manufacturers are no exception. To answer the challenge of this new reality, vendors now offer enterprise resource planning systems with far more features and functionality than ever before. But how can an organization choose the right system to meet its business needs?

process improvements rfp  Guide to Selecting Process Enterprise Resource Planning Software Originally published - November 14, 2007 In today's global economy, manufacturers are facing new challenges. One of the main issues today's manufacturers must contend with is compliance. As new chemical engineering meets present-day demands in such industries as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and textiles, manufacturers must now adhere to both domestic and international standards. According to Technology Evaluation Centers ' ( TEC 's) Read More

Leveraging Rapid Process Application Development, Deployment, Adoption, and Use for Business Value


The focus on process improvement continues to grow, and adoption of business process management (BPM) technology continues to rise despite slow-downs in other areas of business information technology. Discover how process improvement addresses common business issues that negatively impact operations at all levels of an organization, and learn about the increasing imperative to accelerate process improvement initiatives.

process improvements rfp  Rapid Process Application Development, Deployment, Adoption, and Use for Business Value The focus on process improvement continues to grow, and adoption of business process management (BPM) technology continues to rise despite slow-downs in other areas of business information technology. Discover how process improvement addresses common business issues that negatively impact operations at all levels of an organization, and learn about the increasing imperative to accelerate process improvement Read More