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Has the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions?
Enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) supplier, Vanguard Solutions Group's business strategy focuses on selling with and

tutorial jde  category (for an extensive tutorial on BI systems see Business Intelligence Status Report ). Vanguard GPS Traits It has been a few years since we first wrote about Vanguard and its performance management solution GPS, which provides BI for senior executives and operations and production managers within finance, sales, purchasing, product development, or marketing departments. For instance, GPS has long been offered as fully integrated into the venerable MAPICS XA (now MAPICS ERP for iSeries ) ERP

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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 1


My recent series of tutorial articles entitled “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla @ Charybdis” and “The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains” have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. Along similar lines was the series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service) entitled “Integrated Workforce

tutorial jde  My recent series of tutorial articles entitled  “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis”  and  “The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains”  have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. Along similar lines was the series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service) entitled  “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” The software vendor whose work and solutions Read More

Emerging Services for Wireless Carrier Networks--Design Abstract


The transition to IP A wireless carrier s national or regional next generation core network will be an all-IP network in the sense that IP will be the network layer (L3) protocol. MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) will be the transport protocol for all IP-based services, applications, and control and management traffic in the network. Learn more in this white paper.

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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

tutorial jde  A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion ). When more than one vendor ranks well within a given set of areas (as is very likely in the case of leading ERP vendors in terms of e.g., HR/payroll and financials functionality), the decision hierarchy provides the supporting material required to justify further investigations before the final decision. These include, inter alia , scripted scenario demonstrations and prodding client reference Read More

Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


Webplan appears to be ahead of the pack in applications for concurrently optimizing demand, order promise, and inventory management, taking constraints into consideration. Yet, in many markets, Webplan is far from a household name.

tutorial jde  and execution, see the tutorial Bridging the Reality Gap Between Planning and Execution . Webplan, however, faces a number of challenges in its quest to further promote RapidResponse , its innovativeness notwithstanding. Namely, given its advanced planning systems (APS) heritage, Webplan appears to be ahead of the pack in applications for concurrently optimizing demand, order promise and inventory management, taking constraints into consideration. Yet, in many markets, Webplan is far from a household Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


When all enterprise vendors go for ERP and like solutions to help improve the business of small, midsize, and large aerospace and defense (A&D); engineer-to-order (ETO); contract manufacturing; maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); and like project-oriented manufacturing companies they may face the need to meet government contract requirements.

tutorial jde  One of a three-part tutorial. Part Two will cover dealing with the federal government. Part Three will discuss the challenges and make user recommendations. Project and Contract Manufacturing The A&D opportunity has rigorous requirements involving project- and contract-based complex manufacturing industries. As an illustration, A&D producers are typically high-tech or electronic manufacturers, and must handle complex production processes and large, complex supplier networks, albeit the supplier Read More

Microsoft Dynamics and the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Integration Highlights


Business management solution users spend most of their time “heads down” in the business application, but they also need to use communication and desktop productivity tools. Thus, business solutions need familiar, easy-to-learn user interfaces. They need to be “process-centric” and role-based. And they need to provide a bridge between the worlds of structured business applications and unstructured desktop productivity software.

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Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Two: Dealing With the Federal Government


Federal contracts can often be fraught with legal snares for the unseasoned providers.

tutorial jde  Two of a three-part tutorial. Part One defined the entry of small vendors into federal contracts. Part Three will discuss the challenges and make user recommendations. Work Breakdown Structure Another crucial evaluation factor is the ability of the ERP software in use to identify and accumulate costs by contract and work breakdown structure (WBS), which is a product-oriented division of tasks that accumulates cost and schedule data, while in APICS' words, WBS is a hierarchical description of a project Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Three: User Recommendations


Companies that are project manufacturers, engineer-to-order (ETO), build-to-order, jobbing shops or contract manufacturers should think carefully when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Given the maturity of the ERP market, its ongoing consolidation, and that fact that competitive advantage is hard enough for manufacturers to find, they should not compromise on their requirements.

tutorial jde  Three of a three-part tutorial. Part One defined the terms and provided background information. Part Two discussed ETO versus Repetitive Differences. Project Cost Accounting When it comes to accounting, project-based manufacturers are more concerned with the profitability and cash flow of the project than of the departmental or organizational accounts. These organizations are looking for systems to support the project manager, who is responsible for sharing and tracking the revenue, expense, and Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations


This tutorial identifies the significance of researching technology vendors to both buyers and vendors/VARs. Buyers require research to determine the short list and vendors/VARs can use research to assess the viability of opportunities before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not a viable solution for most clients, the ability of technology products to meet clients' needs depends on client requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right match in this ongoing 'dating game'.

tutorial jde  4 of a four-part tutorial on how to effectively streamline the ERP selection process. Read More

Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises


The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large enterprises. One of the critical questions is whether to implement an open source or closed source solution.

tutorial jde  If there is any tutorial it is written on a by-hackers-for-hackers basis, so it is not very helpful for common users. On top of it all, if a developer finds that developing the project any further is no longer any fun, it will be abandoned (see Neil Gunton's 2006 article Open source Pros and Cons at http://www.neilgunton.com/open_source_pros_cons/ ). Pros and Cons—Proprietary solutions Alternatively, commercial solutions are always written to satisfy customer needs. There is proper documentation, Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors


This part illustrates how selecting the right ERP product depends on each client's requirements. Epicor, QAD, and Ramco Systems' rank can change with different sets of client requirements.

tutorial jde  3 of a four-part tutorial on how to effectively streamline the ERP selection process.   Part 4 illustrates how, by changing the selection criteria, the vendor's scores will change. Read More

Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing


Cover-time planning (CTP) is a "pull" system, but with the intent of planning and not merely waiting for the execution time to act.

tutorial jde  Two of a two-part tutorial. Part One covered traditional MRP planning. Demand-Driven Planning Professor Anders Segerstedt from the Swedish Lule University of Technology has developed an alternative to MRP that makes demand-driven manufacturing a reality. International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B) is one of the few companies to incorporate his ideas of cover-time planning (CTP), into its business software applications—CTP (not to be confused with capable-to-promise) has been a part of the IBS Read More

Cash Management 101


Cash management is an essential business process all organizations must perform to survive. Though cash management uses automation for much of the “grunt” work, it is human intelligence in the financial decision making that does the rest.

tutorial jde  source is the Internet-based tutorial from the Hancock Bank : Cash Flow Management . Another is an article from the Business Development Bank of Canada : Techniques for Better Cash Flow Management . The Treasury Management Association of Canada ( TMAC ) offers onsite and Internet-based full-day training courses on cash management. Its web page contains the topics covered in the course and bullets the areas you should follow as standard cash management business practices. A Helpful Tool: Enterprise Read More