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A Definition of Data Warehousing
There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing

scope definition  are generally enterprise in scope. Also, data warehouses can be volatile. Due to the large amount of storage required for a data warehouse, (multi-terabyte data warehouses are not uncommon), only a certain number of periods of history are kept in the warehouse. For instance, if three years of data are decided on and loaded into the warehouse, every month the oldest month will be rolled off the database, and the newest month added. Ralph Kimball provided a much simpler definition of a data warehouse. As

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Requirements Definition For Package Implementations


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scope definition  Definition For Package Implementations Premise Defining the requirements of software is where a company sets the expectations of the software and specifies how it is to function in specific circumstances. This should not be the initial attempt at this process. As part of the package selection process, the broad specifications of the software should have already been defined and used to evaluate and ensure that the selected software is the best fit for your company. In the requirements Read More

Using Management Software to Tackle Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About?


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scope definition  Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About? “Clearly there will be winners and losers in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to provide the information they require.” – Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report 2008 (also known as CDP6) To today’s enterprises, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission—amongst various sustainability issues—is one of the highest priorities. Some companies, as I have seen, have set up Read More

Caution! Will A Traditional ERP System Help You Deliver Projects?


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scope definition  volume manufacturing fit everywhere. Scope The most glaring omission from some ERP systems- and a real bugbear for project manufacturers- is what they fail to manage and assume. We all know that upfront of any manufacture, there is extensive work in product definition (i.e., estimation, design, and engineering) before anything can be made or bought. In volume manufacturing the product definition work will be amortised over the items' life- possibly thousands of items. Whilst overrun here will effect the Read More

Exact Faces Challenges


Exact Software faces significant challenges ranging from competitive challenges to user education, and product definition. Nonetheless, it is still a stalwart vendor within the small and mid-markets of accounting, manufacturing and distribution software.

scope definition  functional areas, with a scope so multifaceted that it is almost impossible to categorize. These elements range from workflow or BPM in sales force automation (SFA), call center/help desk modules, professional services automation (PSA), HRM to Web publishing. Ultimately, a product that is a mile wide in scope, but an inch deep in individual functional modules 1) makes it difficult to identify likely buyers, and 2) disadvantaged when competing against best-of-breed packages that have prospects' deep Read More

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scope definition  Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template The Transportation Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 168 features and functions found in Transportation Management System (TMS) software solutions. This Transportation Management Systems Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Transportation Management System (TMS) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Transportation Read More

ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company


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A Road Map to Electronic Medical Record System Implementation


It’s crucial to define the scope of an electronic medical system implementation, as well as to outline each stage of the project and the resources that will be needed. A failed implementation will paralyze the operational capabilities of a health care organization, but the right methodology will help ensure a successful implementation.

scope definition  will be given the scope and relative time frame in which the project is to be completed. The PM will write up the project charter (the project's mission statement and guidelines), and develop a document referred to as the work breakdown structure (WBS). The WBS is a high-level schedule that documents each phase of the project. The PM will then give the human resources (HR) department his or her staffing requirements so that the positions needed for the project are filled. Such resources may be internal Read More

IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)


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scope definition  schedule, including defining the scope of all deliverables, negotiating budgets and schedules, and managing resources to manage and complete a technical project. In order to accomplish these tasks the PM is dealing with: • Staffing the project team according to skill set required • Providing the project blueprint and design changes • Introducing business process changes • Monitoring and communicating project progress • Providing quality assurance and project documentation • Serving as primary Read More

Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better


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scope definition  (see Essential ERP—Its Functional Scope ). In any case, HRMS customarily involves business applications for the management of HR transactions, best practices, and enterprise reporting, with typical functions like core HR tracking, payroll, and benefits. Lately, their scope has been extended to include recruiting, competency management, training, time management, performance management, and so on. Most of these have been bolstered by the advent of the Internet, with which came the aforementioned manager Read More

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scope definition  grow in complexity and scope, managers struggle to keep pace. Business process management (BPM) is increasingly seen as a way to master the swelling complexity of modern corporations and coordinate the work of thousands of people by focusing on well-defined processes. Find out how BPM, applied the right way, can fulfill the promise of IT to automate business processes and directly support strategy. Read More

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scope definition  Helps Vehicle Distribution Company Improve Delivery WMS Helps Vehicle Distribution Company Improve Delivery If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Cadence Logistics & Warehouse Management Software : This warehouse management system (WMS) transforms warehouse operations into fully integrated logistics and fulfillment business. By enabling a company to take orders from multiple sources, process them in real time with mobile, Read More

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