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Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean
Wonderware is reducing the staff dedicated to the ex-Marcam PRISM and Protean products from approximately 400 to less than 100. They will also cease to offer

protean baan process manufacturing  help customers migrate from Protean to Baan Process , upon release. The Baan tool set and discrete manufacturing models were part of the Invensys acquisition of Baan in the spring of 2000. Market Impact With the withdrawal of these products from consideration, the market for Process ERP products from vendors dedicated exclusively to that market has shrunk to very few options. This move, combined with the recent financial problems at Ross Systems , means that only SCT of Malvern, PA is left as a healthy

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite?


Given Invensys' irrevocable decision to give up Baan for another adoption after all, one is to wonder whether this is the 'year 2000 revisited' or whether Baan and its customers should instead look forward to turning a new leaf.

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SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing?


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TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer's Guide


The TEC ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide was developed to provide unique perspectives on the state of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution market for manufacturers. Discrete manufacturers face a number of business challenges in the 21st century, including the traditional challenges of planning and managing production, managing costs, and staying compliant with regulations, and newer challenges related to the ability to support customizable and complex products and global markets, and hiring qualified staff.

How are manufacturers and vendors dealing with these changing requirements for manufacturing ERP? Read on to find out. In addition to a functionality comparison of manufacturing ERP products currently on the market, the TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide includes the results of TEC’s ERP trends survey (showing some surprising trends and stats), a discussion about how ERP vendors are differentiating themselves these days with elements enhancing user experience, and a special section dedicated to configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions and their growing importance to discrete manufacturers. Case studies and thought leadership from leading vendors in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space are also included as examples of recent successful ERP implementations and upgrades. Download the free guide now for TEC's expert analyst insight into manufacturing ERP trends, functionality comparisons, and vendor differentiation.



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About this Guide

Preface

The Makings of a Great User Experience

2015 ERP Snapshot

Product Comparison

Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Solutions – Growing in Importance

TEC Selection Project

TEC Helps UniCarriers Americas with ERP Selection though Merger


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Casebook

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IFS Customer Success Story: Six-company Manufacturing Group Adjusts to Higher Petroleum Resin Prices in Only Two Days

IQMS Thought Leadership: What is the Value of Real-time Data: How Much Does it Cost You to Wait Hours for Updated Information?

Kenandy Customer Success Story: Merrow Sewing Machine and Kenandy: Stitching Together Success Seamlessly

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ERP for Discrete Manufacturers: Mobile and Wearable



It’s no secret that mobile devices of various forms (phone, tablets, and wearables) are now being used more than ever. However, a recent survey by Epicor indicated that although 65% of organizations see mobile access to ERP as important, only 25% access the ERP system through a mobile device. Tablet and larger phablet users can access and manage ERP information via user experience components described above as long as the ERP front end has been designed to support any browser and any device. Some of the user interface components we’ve discussed are fairly easily tweaked to allow automatic adjustments for screen size, scrolling, and tapping functions (to select icons or links) for larger mobile formats.

But using phones or wearable to enter or update detailed data in an ERP system is far on the horizon. ERP vendors are rolling out a number of point solution applications to perform low-complexity operations such as purchase order approval, time sheet approval, or work order execution on the shop floor. Customer relationship management (CRM) functions such as entering contact details are currently being rolled out by vendors. For the most part, these screens look like we have taken a step back.

Some new paradigms need to be developed to make it possible to get complicated work done with a small form factor. Voice recognition, automatic zooming on a database object to show details, or new interaction methods such as the double-blink on a wearable are examples of adjustments to the user interface on smaller form factors. The increasing availability of 3D cameras is also bringing gesture recognition (popularized in the gaming world) into the enterprise application space.


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