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Infor ERP Adage provides an enterprise transactional backbone that supports manufacturing, sales, and operational business processes. Adage is an object-based

sct adage  Adage Infor ERP Adage provides an enterprise transactional backbone that supports manufacturing, sales, and operational business processes. Adage is an object-based, fully graphical enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for global process manufacturing and distribution enterprises. It blends object-oriented design and open client server architecture with a rich suite of business objects designed with industry best practices.Infor ERP Adage was designed specifically for the process industry and o

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Process 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, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While 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 old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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SCT Corp Previews New B2B Planning, Execution, and eProcurement Suite


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SCT Corporation, an IT solutions provider for a number of disparate industries, announced that the quarter which ended June 30, 2000, was a record quarter for license fee revenue within SCT's process industry solutions business. SCT, which claims experiencing continued success with enterprise-wide, global accounts in the process industries, now has eight out of the top 16 food processors in North America as clients.

sct adage  education market. Market Impact SCT has been thriving mostly due to its sharp focus within underserved industries, process manufacturing being one. While being a traditionally well-run company (See Figure 2), SCT's process industry division has significantly repositioned and extended itself over the last year. When the company first entered the process manufacturing scene a few years ago, it provided only Adage, its flagship ERP suite. Through 1998 acquisition of Fygir Logistic Information Systems B.V., Read More

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sct adage  and services. Acquired by SCT in 1998, Fygir supply chain suite provides the critical ingredient for SCT's integrated enterprise planning and execution suite, iProcess.sct. iProcess.sct binds together SCT's Adage Supply Chain Execution software, advanced planning features from Fygir, and ecFoods' Internet Trading Exchange. The combination neatly unites ERP, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and e-procurement. The Fygir suite itself consists of modules for advanced planning, advanced scheduling, and demand Read More

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sct adage  and process industry credentials. SCT Corporation acquired Adage in 1995. SCT supplied the capital to expand both the product investment and operations. In 1998, SCT made a strategic investment, buying an advanced planning and scheduling solution to add to the process industry product line. The solution, known as Fygir , was acquired from a Dutch company by the same name and is a supply chain planning product focused exclusively on the process segment. As such, Fygir has proven to be a successful Read More

Process Manufacturing (ERP)


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Run your Business with no Software!


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