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Progress Exchange 2013 Part Two: Will Pacific be Progress Software’s PaaS to Relevance?
By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio)Last week in the TEC blog, we discussed Progress Software’s history and current focus. The company

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User Recommendations for Project-oriented Software
Selecting the right project-oriented software may depend on the specific requirements of the industry niches in which an organization competes. But since not

val fontama bio  ERP,enterprise resource planning,PSOs,professional service organizations,BST Enterprise,Microsoft Dynamics SL,PSO requirements,project management,project-based organizations,business management systems Read More
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

val fontama bio  large supermarkets utilize the value of name recognition to provide products under their own label like Safeway , Albertson's , Royal Ahold , and Tesco . Because of the large quantities required by these customers, manufacturers usually cannot wait until the order is on hand to start up the production line. Alternately, if the raw ingredient is only available in season (vegetables in August for example), the entire year's demand must be processed in a limited time period. Accordingly, a food processor Read More
Notes from the TDWI Conference in San Diego, (Day 1)
The TDWI World Conference in San Diego has finally begun, and as a media partner, TEC will be covering this event in its entirety. The next series of brief

val fontama bio  opportunity to chat with Val Fontama, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft’s SQL Server product. The meeting was about the general Microsoft strategy regarding the data warehousing space, and its newly BI product offering, PowerPivot. This first day was an interesting mixture of information coming from expert voices as well as from the people that deploy, implement, and use BI technology to support all their decision-making processes. Read More
Global Trade and the Role of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Software
The growing number of legal and regulatory requirements associated with global trading is one of many reasons enterprises are looking into global trade

val fontama bio  continuous controls monitoring, thereby evaluating and prioritizing response to highest impact control violation risk. Again, as with handling environment, health, and safety (EH&S), a composite application is typically needed to help enterprises establish a single, corporate-wide standard for trade processes across disparate enterprise systems. Such would be SAP 's Global Trade Service s ( SAP GTS ) composite application (see GTM Solutions—Always Watch Out for SAP ), which has been allowing user Read More
To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is
Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride

val fontama bio  fees. Consider that, for valid reasons, your company continually passes on implementing new releases. You need to ask yourself, Why stay on maintenance? Companies should debate this question each time a decision is made not to implement a new release, even after several service packs are issued. For large companies with adequate IT resources, access to the source code, and knowledge in the use of development tools, a logical answer could be to drop maintenance. Keep in mind that even with these Read More
The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to

val fontama bio  same results. Key Business Value Findings Enterprises that employ advanced sourcing strategies are positively impacting product development cycles and building stronger supplier relationships by making better, moreinformed decisions. They are also driving innovation and to be certain, they are saving more money than their competitors. On average, the enterprises participating in this benchmark report: Identify savings of 11.9% per sourcing event Realize savings of 9.4% per sourcing event (savings that Read More
Reaching the Peak of CMMI: How Fast Can You Climb?
Implementing Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) at Maturity Level 5 enables an organization to optimize its performance. Learn about the critical

val fontama bio  knowledge base is very valuable in helping an LG division avoid the CMMI implementation pitfalls experienced by other groups, thereby greatly enhancing the organization's ability to rapidly progress up the Maturity Levels. The corporate SEPG group worked directly with the division to help them learn from the successes and failures of other LG CNS organizations and then appropriately apply these lessons internally. The corporate SEPG provided a standard set of corporate processes and assets for all Read More
Progress Exchange 2013 Part One: What's the Current State of Progress?
By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio)As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund

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Employee Training in a Recession
Organizations reassessing their staffing levels are both reducing headcount and cutting employee-related expenses, even if training can provide long-term

val fontama bio  imperative for the continued survival of an organization, the aforementioned cutbacks promote a vicious cycle of increased organizational risk: Organizations reduce or eliminate formal training and informal opportunities for users to learn how to better utilize enterprise systems. This solidifies many users' bad habits and suboptimal processing methods. At the same time, organizations trim staff, resulting in more work among fewer employees. This means even less time for cross-pollination where employees Read More
What Makes a Green Supply Chain?
The Green PhilosophyThere has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it

val fontama bio  In turn they use valuable energy, which is not only costly, but also has a huge impact on the environment. One way to minimize the impact on the environment is to use energy efficient light bulbs, have good insulation in the facility, and move towards alternate energy resources, such as solar energy. The use of motion sensors and timers for lighting in the facility is also a good initiative towards the GSC goal. Thermostats. Having controls available for heating and cooling functions will manage energy Read More
Micro-verticals, Channels, and New Technologies for Infor Supply Chain
If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its

val fontama bio  beyond. If you are evaluating supply chain solutions in 2014, Infor’s offerings are worth another look, particularly if you have not looked at how Infor is using its new technologies to enhance its supply chain offerings. Further Reading Infor M3 to Handle Fresh Food Planning ( October 2013)   Infor Releases Advanced Scheduling 5.5 (July 2013)   Infor Reports Rapid Growth of Distribution Business Unit (July 2013) Infor simplifies Demand Planning   - (July 2013)   Infor Updates Automotive Supply Read More
Achieving Supply Chain Visibility: There Is More to It than Meets the Eye
Industry research shows that one of the most important challenges facing supply chain professionals today is supply chain visibility. As companies scramble to

val fontama bio  who can provide unique value and drive down costs shows no signs of waning with good reason. However, this business model is not without its challenges or sacriices. For one, it increases the complexity of the enterprise and moves management of critical operations outside of its four walls, replacing the traditional single supply chain, with a complex supply network comprised of a multitude of partners. Brand owners, contract manufacturers, and suppliers now must manage a virtual enterprise of Read More
How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

val fontama bio  , Epm Implementation , Evaluating Performance Management Solutions , Enterprise Performance Management Best Practices , Benefits of Enterprise Performance Management , Enterprise Performance Management Investments , Key Performance Indicators , KPI , Dynamic Performance Management , Epm Investment , Performance Management Process , Epm Definition , Performance Management Framework , Information about Enterprise Performance Management , Sarbanes oxley . Joe Fleischer: Good morning, good afternoon, or good Read More
Project Management Communication: Developing a Plan (Part 2 Of 3)
Frequently when project teams convene to discuss post-project reviews, project team members feel that if communication had been better, the project would have

val fontama bio  mapping current processes and validating their findings 8. development of process models and managing project documentation 9. kickoff meetings 10. executive reports 11. presentations 12. financial reports 13. issue logs 14. risk logs 15. change request logs 16. role-responsibility matrix 17. project organization chart Given the nature of the communication models above, it is clear that listening is of equal importance to asking the correct questions and validating observations. Some of the challenges Read More
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