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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

tec pim process  For more information, see TEC ''s earlier article entitled Understand J2EE and .NET Environments Before You Choose. Some best-practices sharing between the two teams could still be possible on the user interface (UI) side, since both products leverage Asynchronous Java and XML (AJAX) for rich client enablement and Web 2.0 gadgets. Although the two products are currently English-only, a common translation mechanism for other languages is being developed. Both products will be able to leverage these schemas Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

tec pim process  their needs. In addition, TEC will continue to cover PLM solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center www.plmevaluation.com . Summary PIM PLM Goal Optimize sales channels. PIM automates the processes needed to deliver product information to distribution channel partners. Deliver more profitable products. PLM automates the processes that bring a product to market, reduce product costs, increase collaboration, and improve product quality. Original Business Need Grew from a sales need to supply distribution partne Read More

Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application


Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded

tec pim process  and components, etc.”, says TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic. For more information about the market needs and landscape of Q2O solutions, you can read the article The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions , and explore more from there. In order to help users evaluate Q2O solutions, TEC recently launched a Q2O evaluation model with detailed criteria developed by P.J. Click the TEC Q2O Evaluation Center if you are interested in improving your Q2O performance. Read More

PRONTO-Xi v.670 for Mixed-mode Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report


Pronto Software's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, PRONTO-Xi v.670, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC's research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 39-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

tec pim process  Pronto XI ERP , TEC PIM . Table of Contents   TEC Product Certification Report Benefits of Evaluating a TEC Certified Product Pronto Software Market Data Summary TEC Analyst Commentary Product Highlights Product Analysis Competitive Advantages Analyst Summary   Benefits of Evaluating a TEC Certified Product There are many benefits to evaluating a TEC Certified product. To potential clients of a software vendor, TEC certification provides the following: Reassurance: You can be assured that the data TEC p Read More

It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part IV


Part III of this blog series introduced Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone interested can take the product for a free trial test drive here. Other Real Life ResponsAbility Use Examples In addition to the examples described in Part III, another example of the ResponsAbility software in use can be found in Grayhill

tec pim process  For more information, see TEC ''s earlier article entitled Understand J2EE and .NET Environments Before You Choose. Some best-practices sharing between the two teams could still be possible on the user interface (UI) side, since both products leverage Asynchronous Java and XML (AJAX) for rich client enablement and Web 2.0 gadgets. Although the two products are currently English-only, a common translation mechanism for other languages is being developed. Both products will be able to leverage these schemas Read More

Advantys WorkflowGen 5.5 Business Process Management Certification Report


Advantys WorkflowGen 5.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

tec pim process  WorkflowGen 5.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in TEC''s Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation


This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

tec pim process  is a transfer of technology. The product and processes must be transferred to the appropriate system or organization, be they internal or external. The appropriate plant or plants must be selected for production and the product data and processes transferred and implemented. This includes plant and corporate level systems like ERP, SCP, quality, MES and others. Automating the technology transfer is a key weapon in speeding Time-To-Market. Increasing the Success Rate of New Products In some markets, like Read More

Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) RFI/RFP Template


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tec pim process  Evaluation and Simulation Application Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software project. Use this template to Read More

Business Process Management and ERP: Driving Efficiency and Innovation


A recent survey focused on business process management (BPM) found that 39% of Best-in-Class organizations have both ERP and BPM solutions. This report, based on feedback from 400 organizations across the globe, examines the reasons that organizations pair these systems, as well as the benefits that these organizations have seen when it comes to serving customers more effectively and conducting business in a more agile manner.

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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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ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics , visit TEC's process ERP evaluation center.

tec pim process  the Orange In his TEC article Process Manufacturing Software : A Primer, IT consultant Joe Strub explains the difference with this example: Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. You cannot put the juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. In addition, process Read More

The Future of Business Process Management: Where is BPM heading?


The need for quick responses to changing business environments has resulted in the growth of business process management (BPM). Thus, BPM vendors are embarking on merger and acquisition strategies to meet the functional requirements of businesses.

tec pim process  are using service oriented architectures (SOA) for their products. Using this type of platform and by adding modules, vendors can create flexible BPM solutions for their clients. The architecture is presented in such a way that the flexibility of the platform supports the growing demand and evolution of business processes within an organization. These modules are applications on their own, but when on a platform, they are connected and are not considered independent applications. To meet business needs, Read More

Survey Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations


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tec pim process  Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations It''s alarming—the failure rates for new software implementations continue to be as high as 70 percent. Companies ask me every day what they can do to avoid having their projects fail. Your best bet is usually to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people experienced in software selection and implementation—and not try to go through it alone if you don''t have the expertise in-house. The hard fact is, selecting and implementing software Read More

Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management


Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is the value of BPMN to vendors and organizations using business process modeling?

tec pim process  and understandable way for non-technical users, even for complex processes. BPDs can map processes to business execution languages in order to automate these processes. Within the BPD, the user creates the business process model, which is represented by a network of graphical objects. These objects display activities and work flow in the order of execution. The user simply models the events that occur from the start of a process, all the way through to the end result, with the notations defined by BPMN Read More