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Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains
Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to

what is a trade association  an astonishing claim for what is arguably the most important and most basic document in the entire system. The other side of the coin is deduction management. While manufacturers have been slow to automate, the same is not true for retailers. Errors in invoices are promptly deducted from payments sent. It is up to the manufacturer to research and verify the accuracy of deductions taken. The most common way that promotions are paid is through invoice deduction. The retailer commonly deducts the cost of Read More...
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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

what is a trade association  Compliance Adhering to Standards What is a standard? According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) , a standard consists of documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes, and services are fit for their purpose. But it's important to remember that standards are relative to specific industries and often to particular Read More...
KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

what is a trade association  get more pay), but what is the big deal about managing absence? What are the typical compliance traps besides not exceeding overtime hours or total hours per day, week, or month? Absence management ensures companies have the right number of people with the right skills that are available to do the work (besides the obvious reasons for pay, discipline, overtime, etc.). Companies use sophisticated scheduling systems (such as those from Kronos, Dayforce , RedPrairie , Schedulesoft , Reflexis Systems, etc.) Read More...
ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors
Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment

what is a trade association  estimates work order history What ETO Manufacturers Would Like to See in Vendor Solutions In attempting to address some of the challenges they will potentially face given the imminent loss of expertise mentioned above, ETO manufacturers are looking to technology and to software vendors to fill the void. They would like vendors to incorporate the following key features unique to the ETO environment into their software solutions: PDA /hand-held devices—functionality for on-site, mobile employees ERP Read More...
Ways of Finding Software Vendors: The Pro’s and Con's
So you are looking for software to support the critical functions of your company. Unfortunately, you can't go to your local Software'R'Us. This article

what is a trade association  and over-hype to determine what is relevant to your company. At best, an Internet search will provide some idea as to how daunting of a task lies ahead of you. But you still have much work to do before qualifying a vendor to address your company's critical business needs. Use the results of the Internet search to help you plan and scope out the level of effort that will be required to complete the software selection project. Competition On the surface, your competition may appear to be an unlikely source Read More...
Why Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy
Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and

what is a trade association  Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and allocating limited resources to meet key organizational objectives. Using PPM can also help you better align and manage your people, projects, and processes—giving you the ability to react quickly to change and minimize risk in the current declining market. BEGINLYX� Read More...
App Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook
As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid

what is a trade association  enterprise mobility, enterprise mobility strategy, corporate mobility strategy, mobility opportunities, mobile apps, mobile commerce, mobile services, mobile security, mobile device management, MDM, mobile app deployment, mobile platform, SAP, SAP mobile solutions, MindShare Read More...
TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30

what is a trade association  DCIM, data center, data center infrastructure management, DCIM management, IT, IT infrastructure, APC by Schneider Electric, facility operations and maintenance, data center facility operations, data center PUE, PUE, data center cooling module, data center power and cooling infrastructure, traditional data center, containerized data center, data center TCO Read More...
How Global Trade Management Can Assuage Your International Trade Worries
Globalization has lost its novelty. For most goods-driven enterprises it has become a matter of fact, just to stay in the game. However, the level of complexity

what is a trade association  is more limited than what you would find for enterprise resource planning (ERP). Here are a few vendors with strong support for a mix of GTM capabilities. Blinco offers 3rdwave global commerce management (GCM) solutions, currently delivered on a hosted or licensed model. However, a SaaS version geared toward medium-size companies will be available by the end of 2011. This solution supports the full letter of credit and fund availability processes. Of note, this solution is also offered for multiple Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

what is a trade association  DOM capabilities are beyond what has been offered by  i2 Technologies within its customer order fulfillment offering . In my opinion, i2 is no longer a leading market participant in the realm of DOM. Then, in 2005 Manhattan acquired Evant , thus expanding its solution footprint to include Planning and Forecasting, and Inventory Optimization (IO) modules. While the best-of-breed IO vendors like  SmartOps ,  Optiant , and  ILOG LogicTools  (now part of IBM ) do not compete with Manhattan for the Read More...
Case Study: How a Midsized Company Saved over $870,000 on a $3 Million Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in Less Than Three Weeks
In 2004, Microsoft offered a midwestern-US-based financial services corporation a range of options to renew and replace its existing enterprise agreement. But

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Software as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications
The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is

what is a trade association  in down cycles, and what to look for in a SaaS solution. Read More...
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

what is a trade association  iPAQ having more of what is important to me. Figure 2. How the decision appears when lower priority criteria are neglected. At 11 o'clock in the spider, all the criteria are included in the decision. Going counterclockwise, more criteria are excluded. At twelve o'clock, we're basing our decision solely on Basic Supported Features . At two o'clock, the decision is based on three criteria - Basic Supported Features , PC Synchronization , and Advanced Features . I can ask the question whether a change Read More...
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Six: Custom Development and Single-Vendor versus Multi-Vendor
As componentization and Web services mature, packaged software will be less rigid and easier to adjust to unique practices-- thereby gaining some of the benefit

what is a trade association  questions are Q1 . What is the one piece of new software or technology that will be a must-have in the next five years? (see Part One ) Q2 . Some pundits say the future of enterprise software lies in service-oriented architectures and component applications . True? False? (see Part One ) Q3 . How does the development of new business processes and business process modeling fit in? (see Part Two ) Q4 . What are applications hosting and other service models? (see Part Three ) Q5 . Radio frequency Read More...
How a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System
Joshen Paper & Packaging needed to update its enterprise resource planning (ERP) distribution system. Joshen partnered with Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI) and

what is a trade association  solutions, (2) appreciation of what version 3.7.3's upgraded financial reporting features could do for Joshen and (3) recognition that VAI's in-house technical expertise could customize its flexible, Web-based software package to meet Joshen's fluid organizational dynamics. According to Trisnar, VAI understood Joshen's business and our unique requirements. Knowing that VAI could implement an enhanced version of S2K to offer the integrated Web and financial reporting capabilities that we needed to Read More...

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