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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season. Part 2: Market Impact, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Experience teaches us to be wary of the outcome of mergers and acquisitions as the market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that

success stories sap erp theory of constraints  market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that the above mergers might be synergistic in the long run, some growing pains, integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are always to be expected. Consequently, until Manugistics clearly articulates the strategy to integrate WDS and Digital Freight and the mergers are consummated, users evaluating the above individual products should exercise moderate caution, keep themselves informed, and consider generally

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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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Instead of Discounting, Back Some Value Out of Your Proposal


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State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership


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Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry


The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more.

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Measuring the ROI of ERP in SMBs


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Orion


ORION is an end-to-end software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based software application and deployment platform that provides full enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality coupled with customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) features. It can be deployed on Windows, Unix, and Linux platforms, and supports centralized, distributed, and Web-based computing architectures. Orion has been developed in an Oracle environment using robust, reliable open systems architecture. ORION can help companies integrate all areas of their businesses, including operations, manufacturing, warehouse management (WM), Web portals, and sales route accounting. Its flexible design and extensive parameterization allows it to cater to diverse business requirements. ORION is designed to handle the unique requirements of midsize to large process manufacturers and distributors in food and beverage, chemicals, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, warehousing logistics, and related industries. ORION supports multicompany, multidivision/profit centers and other multidepartment/cost-center types of organizational structures. It has nine levels of accounting hierarchy.

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Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine


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6 Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software


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