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What Makes Process Process?
The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest

strategy process  vendors started with a strategy that focused exclusively on process. These vendors do not have a process module; the entire product is designed to address the particular requirements of process companies and only process companies. How can you tell which vendor falls into which category? The first rule is, do not listen to the sales pitch about process focus. A simple test is to look at the vendor's web page. This is a generalized message to the market that tells you what the vendor is really trying to

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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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Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

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Proplanner Process Engineering & Management Suite


Proplanner provides solutions that help industrial, manufacturing, and process engineers bring new and modified products to production. Proplanner provides an integrated suite of applications for discrete manufacturing process engineering, management, visualization, and collaboration. Application modules include mixed model line balancing, shop floor work instructions, time estimation, spaghetti diagramming integrated with AutoCAD, layout drawing management, BOM management, product/process charting (including value stream maps), manufactured costing, FMEAs, ergonomic assessment, and product/process reconciliation. Proplanner can be deployed via the Internet, on an in-house Intranet or client-server solution, and customers can purchase the software or subscribe.  

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Top Five HR Process Integrations that Drive Business Value


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