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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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It’s All About User Experience But, How Can We Measure User Experience?
Now that everyone understands the importance of tuning websites to maximize the user experience, the industry is scrambling to figure out how to measure it

user this  amount of information the user must supply. WebCriteria's detailed reports are action oriented. They identify problem areas and suggest possible approaches. For example, one report page begins The current view shows pages sorted by influence with load time or access time measurements that have reached suspect threshold levels. The higher the influence, the more impact the page has on the rest of your site. For optimal effectiveness, improve pages with the highest influence first. It then offers the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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Enterprise applications have long been providing the means for businesses to collect required data and deliver it to the right people. Now that sales and marketing professionals are empowered with the right tools to better serve their customers and gather insights on all customers' interactions, the question to ask is what's next? We see the answer in a tight integration between Enterprise applications and Analytics.

user this  with SPSS and SAS. User Recommendation True personalization of sales channels can be described as, what product / services / prices customers must be offered based on interaction feedback and the prediction of their behavior pattern. The amount of data that needs to be analyzed to make this accurate and appealing to the customer is complex and high volume. Data mining can provide the necessary analytic means to uncover significant rules or patterns. For the dissected and configured data to be useful Read More

ERP User Satisfaction Survey: Summary


In 2011, 1,923 participants from 17 countries responded to a survey on enterprise resource planning (ERP) user satsifaction. Download this summary report to learn their motivations for implementing a new ERP system, the objectives they were pursuing, the main problems they experienced during implementation, and an overall ERP satisfaction barometer.

user this  enterprise resource planning (ERP) user satsifaction. Download this summary report to learn their motivations for implementing a new ERP system, the objectives they were pursuing, the main problems they experienced during implementation, and an overall ERP satisfaction barometer. Read More

How to Reduce Business Risk through Secure User Access for SAP


Unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend SAP servers is a significant vulnerability to your SAP environment. This can put the confidential data inside your SAP systems and your entire business activity at risk—and have a negative impact on your customers. Find out how to reduce business risks and improve audit results through encrypted communication and two-factor user authentication for SAP.

user this  this information for a user with extended authorizations in the SAP system. Information about this vulnerability is publicly accessible on the Internet. SAP offers an option to strongly protect communication between clients and servers, called Secure Network Communications (SNC) . With this feature activated, confidentiality, integrity, and proof of origin are ensured. But still too many companies are not leveraging this feature to protect their SAP system, even though it can be implemented quickly and Read More

End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI


Software alone is not enough to make your business run more smoothly and cost-effectively. For software to deliver value to your organization, your users must have the skills to use it accurately and intelligently. With careful planning and the right process improvement tools, best-in-class businesses are creating performance cycles that establish user acceptance and understanding up front. Shouldn’t your business be one of them?

user this  early adopter of a user performance monitoring system. At the time of this writing, Kimberly-Clark's performance management processes have only been in operation for a few months, but they have already proven useful. For example, as reported by IDC, K-C's initial findings showed that 95% to 98% of errors encountered were user errors. Five errors accounted for 90% of user problems; four transactions are involved in the majority of errors. The company plans to use data of this nature to help identify Read More

So, You’re Considering a Paperless Office?


The concept of the paperless office has been around for many years, but only recently has this concept been turned into reality. This article analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of having a paperless office.

user this  technology can be costly. Users may find reading from computer screens on a constant basis difficult. Formal training is required. Change, in general, can be difficult to initiate in an organization. Like any new technology, there is usually an inherent cost of ownership, and depending upon several factors, this cost may be prohibitive. Unfortunately, many paperless office systems fall into this area. Getting a paperless system up and running, with servers, scanners, and software, may run in the Read More

Boosting Marketing ROI with Predictive Analysis: Six Keys to Unlocking the Value


For those who haven’t yet taken the plunge, the time has come: Predictive analysis will become a competitive necessity by the end of this decade. This is primarily thanks to its capacity for turning customer intelligence into actionable information for improving the accuracy and efficiency with which organizations target specific customers and prospects—effectively lowering the cost of marketing campaigns.

user this  Marketing ROI with Predictive Analysis: Six Keys to Unlocking the Value For those who haven’t yet taken the plunge, the time has come: Predictive analysis will become a competitive necessity by the end of this decade. This is primarily thanks to its capacity for turning customer intelligence into actionable information for improving the accuracy and efficiency with which organizations target specific customers and prospects—effectively lowering the cost of marketing campaigns. Read More

What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User?


End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the end-user company has a focused vendor, think of that vendor's health and help them become even better in your type of business. If your vendor is acquired, meet the new owners. The new owners motivation in buying your product and vendor was the install base and that's you. Showing interest is your part in keeping the relationship the way you want it.

user this  years as a power user of IT/ERP, as well as being a consultant/implementer and market analyst. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and he has also been certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and in integrated resources management (CIRM) by APICS. Read More

Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Is This The Future Of Enterprise Applications?


Ramco Systems announced the delivery of Ramco Enterprise Series Release 4.0, the newest version of its enterprise software solutions plus a custom application development offering. The delivery reveals what the vendor claims is breakthrough technology and a new approach to the applications market. Our first instant reaction was, 'This is too good to be true.' But we may be proven wrong.

user this  cover both Vendor and User Recommendations. Market Impact Our discussions with Ramco reveal a strategy that, in the words of one observer, Is too good to be true, However, discussions with early customers and Ramco executives were very promising. Ramco has taken possibly the unique approach of providing a series of suites, each tailored for a specific vertical or horizontal market. At first glance, this would create difficult support and maintenance challenges, however, the foundation technology, Ramco Read More

What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?


Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision. But what do the benchmarks mean, and which ones really matter?

user this  while running Oracle 8i User count; Response time NotesBench Server/Client Performance while running Lotus Notes, used to size servers Throughput; Response time RETIRED SPECweb96 System Measures peak throughput for web serving (still searchable) Ops per second see website www.spec.org SPECint95 CPU subsys. Measures CPU integer performance w/main memory SPECmark SPECfp95 Workstation Measures CPU floating-point performance   AIM Windows NT Server General performance; now defunct     AIM Unix Server Read More

This Time It's Microsoft and HP


Things continue to be busy for both Microsoft and HP as they try and make headway in the ever-competitive IT industry.? Not abandoning it's pursuit of the lucrative online advertising market, Microsoft has made a deal with HP to make Internet Explorer the default browser on HP PCs. Last month HP scooped up EDS to gain a larger portion of the enterprise consulting market. And to

user this  Time It's Microsoft and HP Things continue to be busy for both Microsoft and HP as they try and make headway in the ever-competitive IT industry.? Not abandoning it's pursuit of the lucrative online advertising market , Microsoft has made a deal with HP to make Internet Explorer the default browser on HP PCs. Last month HP scooped up EDS to gain a larger portion of the enterprise consulting market. And to compete with Dell , everything from HP's packaging, computers, and the displays they sit on are Read More

TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


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user this  New tools (e.g., the User Acceptance Test Script and dynamic help system) are also a practical addition for customers. —Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst TEC profile for Deacom ERP Press release ___ THE LIGHTER (?) SIDE OF SOFTWARE NEWS SAP turns 40 I tweeted congrats and warned SAP of a midlife crisis, to which Thomas Wailgum, Editorial Director at ASUGNews.com, replied by asking whether SuccessFactors was perhaps a sports car splurge ?. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst Press release Read More

Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?


TEC reader Martin K. recently wrote in with these questions: What kind of data is handled by ERP systems and how it is done? How does the interface work? Which departments normally use it? And who is the recommended team that should choose the ERP system?TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says: To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP

user this  catastrophically low rates of user adoption, which in turn can torpedo your return on investment (ROI). I can’t think of a better illustration of this danger than my favorite joke from the Pink Panther Strikes Again : Inspector Clouseau : Does your dog bite? Hotel Clerk : No. Clouseau : [bowing down to pet the dog] Nice doggie. [Dog barks and bites Clouseau in the hand] Clouseau : I thought you said your dog did not bite! Hotel Clerk : That is not my dog. The moral of the story: Your ERP system will Read More

What's in a name? or Enterprise systems' reincarnations (Part II)


While the Part I of this topic focused on Consona Corporation (former M2M Holdings), this time the discussion continues with the recently minted Solarsoft entity, privately owned by Marlin Equity Partners. True, in Part I, besides Infor, I could have also mentioned as old news the renaming of Verticent ERP Plus (formerly PowerCerv [evaluate this product]) as part of the ASA International parent

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user this  a soap opera scene? User Recommendations Navision customers should certainly consider the new offering, but avoid selecting it without looking at what the other vendors have to offer. We recommend identifying your unique needs and comparison shopping, at least for the negotiation leverage sake. As for potential customers, we generally recommend including Navision Software in a long list enterprise application selection for lower-end mid-market companies (with $5M-$250M in revenue) and divisions of larger Read More