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User-Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience
Welcome to the customer experience. We all have them. Some are good, others bad. A variety of factors - the user interface (UI), customer support, marketing

user centered ethic  variety of factors the user interface (UI), customer support, marketing messages, etc. shape these experiences. All of these things collectively create our view of a product, service or provider. In the e-business world, a growing number of companies are implementing user-focused design principles to create a positive customer experience and gain a competitive advantage. Usability is becoming a necessity, as the barriers separating businesses and customers are shattered. As business managers become more

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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User Provisioning Best Practices


User provisioning manages the entire life cycle of user access to IT resources. Traditionally, the connection between provisioning and IT security administration has been unreliable, with too many processes connected to too many systems. A better approach is to leverage a single application for user administration across the IT infrastructure. This model reduces complexity, enhances reliability, and lowers costs.

user centered ethic  Provisioning Best Practices User provisioning manages the entire life cycle of user access to IT resources. Traditionally, the connection between provisioning and IT security administration has been unreliable, with too many processes connected to too many systems. A better approach is to leverage a single application for user administration across the IT infrastructure. This model reduces complexity, enhances reliability, and lowers costs. Read More

Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference


The SCT User Conference featured industry analysts from Gartner Group, AMR Research and Meta Group each sharing its vision for the future of enterprise systems with the audience. Customers, in special interest groups and in presentations discussed their success with SCT’s products. SCT showed both their existing product set plus their vision for the future with a series of product announcements and prototypes of future products.

user centered ethic  Share Vision at SCT User Conference Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference P. Catz - May 21, 2001 Event Summary The SCT User Conference, held in Toronto featured industry analysts from Gartner Group , AMR Research and Meta Group each sharing their vision for the future of enterprise systems with the audience. Customers, in special interest groups and in presentations discussed their success with SCT's products. SCT showed both their existing product set plus their vision for the future with a Read More

HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations


Once the user defines compliance case boundaries and establishes the data criteria in Phases I and II, the HIPPA-Watch for Security tool begins Phase III by launching the risk analysis engine, and concludes with Phase IV, which generates the report. Using the HIPPA-Watch for Security tool can help an organization comply with the Final Security Rule and help companies understand which safeguards can generate a greater return on investment.

user centered ethic  IV, and Product and User Recommendations HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations Featured Author - Laura Taylor - August 28, 2004 Introduction The HIPPA-Watch for Security tool was developed by RiskWatch a company founded in Maryland (US) in 1993. The tool is designed to aid companies through US risk analysis to eventual US regulatory compliance. Its risk analysis engine is embedded in the product and consists of four phases. Phase I Read More

Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations.


Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and functionality issues of choosing an integrated CPM product suite (if still possible to find). Mission-critical issues like scalability, reliability, manageability and ease-of-use go without saying.

user centered ethic  Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations. Event Summary The frantic first week of June that marked an outright internecine war in the ERP space, seems to have been somewhat repeated in the second half of July, but this time in the business intelligence (BI) market. The following acquisitions were announced: Business Objects will acquire Crystal Decisions Hyperion will acquire Brio Software Actuate Corporation has completed the acquisition of Nimble Technology Geac and SSA GT have acquired Read More

The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010


Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer

user centered ethic  FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010 Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and analyst discussion session with Burrows allowed me to learn more details about adidas' FlexPLM implementation. In addition, I also had a 1:1 interview with Kathleen Mitford, VP, Product and Marketing Strategy focusing on the consumer products, retail, footwear, and apparel industries, to learn Read More

A Portrait of the Enterprise Software User in the Education Industry


Educational institutions are being driven by new technologies and changing student demographics to dramatically change the way they deliver their services. And growth in enrolment requires the proper management of student information, curricula, finances, and human resources. TEC product manager Rahim Kaba reviews TEC market data for a glimpse into the types of enterprise software systems that educational institutions are considering, and the top functional priorities they seek.

user centered ethic  of the Enterprise Software User in the Education Industry This article concerns an area that interests me greatly—the education industry, sometimes referred to as the educational services industry. As a part-time graduate student, and having returned to university almost a decade after the completion of my undergraduate degree, I have witnessed major changes in the education industry. The emergence of new technologies and changing student demographics are driving dramatic changes in the way educational Read More

Privileged User Monitoring for SOX Compliance


Many companies face the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance challenge of monitoring all the data activity of their most privileged users. Those challenges include tracking access to sensitive financial data, reporting on controls, and responding to problems. Learn about a database auditing and protection solution that can help capture targeted activities, without impacting the performance of production databases and software.

user centered ethic  User Monitoring for SOX Compliance Many companies face the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance challenge of monitoring all the data activity of their most privileged users. Those challenges include tracking access to sensitive financial data, reporting on controls, and responding to problems. Learn about a database auditing and protection solution that can help capture targeted activities, without impacting the performance of production databases and software. Read More

User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

user centered ethic  , and Zilliant . User Recommendations Ultimately, this move into pricing management is good news for the respective customers of Vendavo, Khimetrics, ProfitLogic, SAP, and Oracle , particularly those that seek to improve their pricing processes and exchange relevant information with business partners that are not necessarily SAP or Oracle shops. These announcements may also come in handy for SAP and Oracle customers looking for a pricing solution, and it should generate increased confidence about vendor Read More

Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations


When compared to leading vendors, Ramco suffers from size, funding, and market awareness comparisons. However, it appears to be at least equal in functionality (if not even stronger in certain industries of focus), superior in technology and leading in vision. Of course, more than functional capabilities, technology, and vision are needed to succeed in today’s marketplace.

user centered ethic  And Products. Part Two: User and Vendor Recommendations Event Summary At the end of February, during the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in Chicago, IL, Ramco Systems Limited ( www.ramco.com ), a provider of enterprise business applications and accompanied services, with a global HQ in India, announced the delivery of a series of enterprise application suites that it claims will change the economics of application software . Instead of releasing one application suite that is intended to meet the needs Read More

Service Management: Understanding the Real End-user Experience


How many of your online customers are happy customers? Today, few organizations can answer this question accurately, usually relying on customer complaints to highlight areas of underperformance. However, a significant proportion of unsatisfied online customers won’t even bother to complain. But now, organizations can track customer interactions in real time—transforming online experiences into truly effective channels for customer care.

user centered ethic  Management: Understanding the Real End-user Experience How many of your online customers are happy customers? Today, few organizations can answer this question accurately, usually relying on customer complaints to highlight areas of underperformance. However, a significant proportion of unsatisfied online customers won’t even bother to complain. But now, organizations can track customer interactions in real time—transforming online experiences into truly effective channels for customer care. Read More

Atrion User Conference Highlights Need for Regulatory Compliance in PLM


The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. At the conference, Atrion presented a vision and product strategy to their customers that will provide critical regulatory and compliance capabilities needed to support the product life cycle. The conference pointed out the importance of regulatory compliance as an important element of a product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy, and the role that environmental health and safety (EH&S) plays in protecting PLM value.

user centered ethic  User Conference Highlights Need for Regulatory Compliance in PLM Event Summary The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in the fall of 2004 to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. Atrion International is a leading provider of material compliance software and data to global manufacturers. It focuses on helping companies maximize regulatory compliance while minimizing costs. The conference was an excellent event for professionals Read More

Sales Enablement: User Acceptance Means More Sales


Productive salespeople can make the difference between your company’s success or its ultimate failure. A new approach to sales productivity is emerging, and it focuses on the productive interaction between salespeople and customers. This sales enablement concept helps meet the needs of not only management, but also the frontline users—and it’s the key to winning, retaining, and satisfying your customers.

user centered ethic  Enablement: User Acceptance Means More Sales Productive salespeople can make the difference between your company’s success or its ultimate failure. A new approach to sales productivity is emerging, and it focuses on the productive interaction between salespeople and customers. This sales enablement concept helps meet the needs of not only management, but also the frontline users—and it’s the key to winning, retaining, and satisfying your customers. Read More

Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations


Epicor’s ability to enhance its products and its determination on executing product and technology strategies deserves commendation. Current users are advised to follow Epicor's new product introductions and keep an eye on its future product strategy. The positive sign is the company’s more manageable and narrower focus, as demonstrated by its most recent results.

user centered ethic  2: Market Impact and User Recommendations Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic & L. Talarico - June 12, 2002 Event Summary On May 21, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), one of leading providers of integrated enterprise and e-Business and collaborative commerce software solutions solely for the mid-market, announced Clientele Customer Support 8.0 , the first application of the Clientele CRM.NET Suite that is completely Read More

NetSuite Unveils New User Experience


NetSuite just unveiled a new NetSuite user interface at SuiteWorld 2014 and TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic is onsite to capture all the details. Read P.J.'s write-up.

user centered ethic  Unveils New User Experience NetSuite chief executive officer (CEO) Zach Nelson unveiled the new NetSuite user interface (UI) with a more intuitive and visually engaging work experience during his keynote address at the company’s SuiteWorld 2014 conference yesterday. Founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Evan Goldberg discussed and demonstrated the new capabilities more deeply in his SuiteWorld 2014 keynote presentation today. NetSuite plans to roll out the new UI with NetSuite's 2014.2 Read More