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What to Expect from Your WMS
Today, companies are facing tougher competition and increasing service level requirements, all while balancing growth with shorter phase-in/phase-out cycles for

what are benchmarks  Where can I work? What can I do? How skilled am I? All these questions are part of setting up your pro-file in the system. This means you will get tasks assigned accordingly. If you are a beginner, you might just be allowed to pick one order at a time. If you are experienced, you may perform cluster picking across four-five orders in the same pick walk. Getting the system out on the floor The operation usually settles for transaction control using one standard technology, like case picking with voice Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results
For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create

what are benchmarks  can be made regarding what messages and marketing programs are most effective, so they can be expanded, and which are not, so they can be modiied or cancelled. Marketing executives also need to deine and track corporate level metrics such as customer acquisition rates, customer retention rates, average customer lifetime value and average customer proitability. In addition, the impact that marketing has on company revenue needs to be tracked, in an effort to justify budget and resources. Marketing Read More...
ROI: Are You Ready to Walk The Walk?
ROI marketing is just starting to become mainstream. ROI selling is already out there, further advanced in adoption because of its perceived relevance to the

what are benchmarks  and marketing program. Q: What is the process? How long does it take? A: The time between your kickoff meeting until you deploy your ROI sales tool typically takes between eight and twelve weeks. A variety of factors can affect the length of the project, including complexity, number of customer interviews, and team members' schedules. Here are important steps in the process of developing an ROI tool: Hold a kickoff meeting with key players to exchange general information and confirm that everyone shares Read More...
Impartial Research About Enterprise Software Is Hard to Find
A software selection project requires a well thought out plan that details what you need from a new or updated solution. The process often begins with careful

what are benchmarks  for the end-user community. What Next? As mentioned, TEC Certification reports are in no way meant to substitute the full evaluation of a solution. Depending on your level of knowledge and resources available at your company, TEC offers very specific tools and services for the enterprise software buying community. For example, with our Web-based software evaluation system, TEC Advisor , you can compare and shortlist the solutions that fit your specific requirements, based on their level of support. This Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

what are benchmarks  Will it Work and What Should we Think? On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger as a déjà vu whereby two software companies Read More...
Are ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot?
Are ERP workarounds a terrific way of shooting yourself in the foot? TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu says “There’s no way to avoid ERP workarounds. And yes, they

what are benchmarks  you're using cannot provide what you need, as in my examples above. End users in particular are prone to these workarounds, not IT people or administrators (who could probably customize or come up with a programming solution, unlike “regular” end users). That’s why “analysis, design, and deployment” of workarounds is not really the issue at hand.   Of course a workaround for an important problem is better than waiting for the vendor to fix it, but let's stick to ERP and end users. It's like Read More...
TIBCO Announces Results That Are 'Better Than Worse Than Expected'
TIBCO Software is the latest software vendor to report that they are following a new trend in the stock market: reporting results that exceed lowered analyst

what are benchmarks  for them to predict what confidence level should be assigned to their sales pipeline since the economy is so skittish. Perhaps the current environment for software vendors was best described by Oracle CFO Jeffrey O. Henley, who stated The U.S. economic downturn over the past several months clearly affected our revenue and profit growth more than we anticipated, due to a sharp downturn in completed transactions in the last few days of the quarter, and the current economic uncertainty continues to limit Read More...
Are You Ready for the Cloud?
In almost every organization’s internal meetings and corridors, there’s a lot of chattering about whether cloud computing is an option that can bring tangible

what are benchmarks  important to define primarily what you are going to move to the cloud: data, processes, or both. There are a vast number of options when taking this into consideration. Depending on what you are planning to move to the cloud, it will be necessary to consider what you will need in terms of cloud model providers: •    A software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider: to move your data to the cloud and let a vendor provide you with the necessary applications •    A platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider: to Read More...
What Really Matters for ERP Users

what are benchmarks  Really Matters for ERP Users
Times are Tough - RIR Might Leave More Cash on Your Balance Sheet
For residents and tourists of Paris (France), using RER or Paris Metro is certainly a way to save on commuting costs (and parking frustrations) compared to

what are benchmarks  is the first-time offer, what are you basing your proof-of-concept on? The 10-30 percent expected inventory reduction is based on our experience in more than 190 implementations at more than 150 customers. The technology is not new, only the implementation approach. This has been our bread-and-butter business for more than 10 years. For a $30,000 investment, how much freed-up cash via inventory should a customer expect and in what time period? First, let me reiterate that pricing starts at $30,000 for Read More...
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

what are benchmarks  Support and Maintenance? . What Are the Options, Then? Enterprise software licensees should be aware that they have several choices when it comes to software S&M providers. Any company considering terminating S&M of an application product should first talk to its current vendor to fully understand its options, which are as follows: Continue the status quo —a user company can always continue to pay the maintenance fee to the vendor, meaning the user enterprise can defer its decision to discontinue S&M Read More...
SAP Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing
TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been

what are benchmarks  Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum. Read More...
Are You Considering Distribution Software?
Distribution organizations play a key role between the manufacturers and retailers. Being the middle organization between a manufacturer and a retailer, a

what are benchmarks  to be aware of what’s happening within the DC). Rankings for modules like transportation and human resources are higher in 2010 than previous years, which is an interesting trend. In my opinion, these trends will continue, as the transportation functionality has advanced to levels where a distributor is able to procure, plan, execute, and pay for transportation cost in real-time. This helps the distributor get the entire view of the supply chain from the transportation stand point by knowing how to Read More...
What Makes a Good White Paper Good… (part two)
And here's the second point that all writers of IT white papers should keep in mind when writing (special notice of this point should be taken by those writers

what are benchmarks  for more on what language NOT to use when you're writing a white paper... and keep checking for points three and four, coming soon...! Read More...

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