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5 Common Hurdles During the ERP Selection Process-And How You Can Avoid Them
With so many different enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, selecting the right solution can be extremely time-consuming and daunting.

typical selection process  Abstract This whitepaper discusses typical challenges that many companies face during their ERP Selection project and demonstrates proven steps on how you can overcome them. ERP Selection Background With so many different solutions on the market, each offering a countless number of unique attributes, sorting through them and selecting the right solution for your organization can be an extremely time-consuming and even daunting task. In fact, according to a recent study by The Wall Street Journal, 73% of

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Your Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part One


Enterprise software selection is a risky undertaking for any organization. Find out how you can reduce the risk with a best-practice approach to assessment, evaluation, and selection—and learn how to reduce the time and cost involved in choosing the right solution.

typical selection process  Business and Technical Requirements Typical enterprise application selections begin with little mention of technology, since the first consideration is modeling the desired business processes that the new technology will enable, and then matching them to the functional requirements within any given software solution. TEC uses a standardized methodology to model and match these processes. The following steps are critical to ensuring overall success within this phase. Step 1: Form a Cross-functional Project Read More

Your Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part Two


Enterprise software selection is a risky undertaking. Even after you’ve determined your requirements, the crucial software assessment and negotiation phases are potential minefields. Find out how you can reduce the risk involved in choosing a solution that meets your needs.

typical selection process  to resolve the differences. Typical vendor demonstrations include a canned demo put together by the vendor. This allows the vendor to show its software in the best light possible, as opposed to how it truly enables your business requirements. However, TEC's decision support tools assemble specific demonstration scripts for the vendor to follow. These scripts cover the product functionality decision criteria that have the greatest influence on enabling your business requirements. Your selection team will u Read More

Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces.

typical selection process  for information in a typical software program. Search and query functions are typically predicated on the notion that the user knows how that data and the application are structured. Within a traditional software program, users need to be familiar with the system to express search conditions properly, and need knowledge of which module, screen or form within the system the query should be entered. This is in contrast with the way a search is conducted on the Internet, where nobody executing a search Read More

Software Selection: An Approach


Selecting package software can have long-term benefits or long-term regrets. To avoid the latter, your approach needs to be sound, logical, and prudent. It also has to be completed in your lifetime. Read about an approach to software selection that helps an organization get to the primary objective of identifying the best software solution quicker but with the necessary due diligence.

typical selection process  Workplan Below is the typical workplan for a software evaluation project: Finally, appropriate project team organization would be: Project Team Organization The reason for designating multiple project managers is to allow representation of both the IT and user communities. Summary The benefits of this approach are that it considers current and future requirements. Use of the ranking and grading methodology helps to eliminate the subjectivity and bias from the decision making processes. The project team 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.

typical selection process  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In this part, we explore the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the Read More

Managing the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark


North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus, continuous improvement of processes is imperative to remaining competitive. How close is your company to world-class? And how focused are you on process improvement? Find out how get started on a process improvement strategy that will have long-term benefits.

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Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process


A superior lead-to-order (LTO) process is essential in today's environment of mass customization. Companies striving to build and maintain market share require an LTO process supported by robust IT and product configuration capabilities. Learn how optimizing your LTO process can help you implement a successful mass customization strategy, and how the benefits of an optimized LTO process relate to lean manufacturing.

typical selection process  complete documentation over a typically iterative proposal cycle; for example, electrical distribution systems. The Lead to Order Process: The Steps The LTO process, which spans the designing and selling of complex products in a Mass Customization strategy, consists of the following steps to ensure the highest level of customer service. Lead Management assigning the initial sales contact, qualifying the prospect and needs, and acting upon the results. The desired goal is to keep qualified prospects in Read More

ITIL Process Maturity Self-assessment


IT managers undertaking any implementation of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes should understand the concept of process maturity. As a foundation for process improvement, these key practices improve the ability of organizations to meet goals for cost, schedule, functionality, and product quality—the ultimate goal being to improve efficiency, return on investment, and effectiveness.

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Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) RFI/RFP Template


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typical selection process  Process Management (MPM) RFI/RFP Template The Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 311 features and functions found in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software solutions. This Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Manufacturing Read More

IFS Applications (version 8.0) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 8.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. 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.

typical selection process  Applications (version 8.0) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 8.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. 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 Read More

Living Systems Process Suite


The Living Systems Process Suite is a business process management (BPM) system for the modeling, execution, monitoring, and optimization of structured and unstructured processes. It provides business and IT professionals with tools to collaboratively design and improve goal-oriented processes. The software directly executes process models without requiring any coding. It automatically adapts the process path to changing business conditions and can help optimize process performance and fulfillment.  

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Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business


Business process management (BPM), having evolved over the past fifteen years, has finally reached a level of maturity where vendors are now abolishing functional silos to allow the enterprise-wide flow of business processes. It replaces the old, manual system of coordinating activities in a company and improves functionality and effectiveness through modeling, documentation, certification, collaboration, automation, and compliancy to minimize costly errors.

typical selection process  changing requirements that are typical of today's dynamic world. The acronym BPM has been the cause of some confusion in the past. It can be mistaken for business process modeling, which is a subset of the more evolved business process management. It is important to note the distinction between the two. Business process modeling is issued solely for the graphical representation of the workflow, which can be either information or an actual document in a business process. Business process management is Read More




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