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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing
TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline

based on items received  to then select suppliers based on best attributes for product goals (for instance, margins, time-to-market, or precise quality specifications). One can also have an offer history and comparison report, where a user can view and compare all offers, again standardized with respect to currency, language, and lead time, and also taking into consideration the costs of freight, customs charges, and fees. The Estimated Landed Cost Engine automatically provides costing for freight, fees, and customs, and

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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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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints


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based on items received  commit to making decisions based on throughput information rather than on cost information. To do that, one has to put new measures in place; the software can only help to reinforce these new procedures, disciplines, and measurements. Moreover, subordinating non-bottleneck feeder plants to the constraint plant occasionally requires equipment to stand idle, and only a stringent TOC education can help management accept this transformation. Some education is also needed for workers, who may sabotage the syst Read More

A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies


To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing constructs into its package. Several case studies illustrate the use of kanbans in various lean environments.

based on items received  Delivery promises can be based on the planning calculation logic within Dynamics AX. In this case, the delivery promises for a manufactured item with PTO kanban policies can also be based on available capacity of the associated final assembly cell. A shipment schedule coordinates shipping activities. A manufactured pull-to-order kanban is generated automatically for the end item (Product #1). The PTO kanban can be directly linked to the sales order (where the quantity and due date match the sales order), Read More

INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 1: Recent Developments


If Relevant Business Systems has for any reason deliberately maintained its INFIMACS II ERP system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing market, it has certainly succeeded so far. However, given a bevy of viable solutions from more renowned vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on.

based on items received  developed by the system based on the statistical analysis of a part's usage history. When developed statistically, the user can specify whether the forecast anticipates actual demand level by period or a set monthly rate. In either case, the user defines a review horizon and time increment. This is the last of a slew of enhancements Relevant has introduced to its flagship INFIMACS (Integrated Financial & Manufacturing Control System) product in the period over the last 12 months. Note: This is Part One Read More

IFS Marches On, Although With a String of Losses


In August, IFS Industrial & Financial Systems, a business applications vendor with main headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q2 2000. License sales rose by 85% during the first half of 2000, with a total revenue increase of 94% during the second quarter. However, IFS reported yet another loss.

based on items received  acquired a number of US-based system integrating firms that are now providing both sales and implementation support for the IFS Applications ERP suite. The latest in that slew of acquisitions was the purchase of the BBC Group, a San Jose, CA firm that specializes implementing B2B e-commerce solutions. We believe those acquisitions, as well as a strategic alliance with Pivotal Corporation, a Canadian CRM vendor (For more information, see What is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena?! ), should help IFS boost its muc Read More

Jaspersoft on Amazon Web Services Marketplace


Jaspersoft has decided to take the JasperReports Server Community Edition and make it available on Amazon’s recent offering called AWS Marketplace, free of charge. This will make it possible for users to use JasperReports as a preconfigured Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be deployed as part of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Loyal to its open-source philosophy, Jaspersoft’s

based on items received  on Amazon Web Services Marketplace Jaspersoft has decided to take the JasperReports Server Community Edition and make it available on Amazon ’s recent offering called AWS Marketplace , free of charge. This will make it possible for users to use JasperReports as a preconfigured Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to be deployed as part of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) . Loyal to its open-source philosophy, Jaspersoft’s offering can be deployed free of charge and will enable users to rely on Read More

Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, empowers managers to do better budgeting and, in particular, improve the accuracy and decision making usefulness of rolling forecasts.

based on items received  the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, Read More

Spotlight on UNIT4 Business Analytics


Now more than ever, organizations need to operate efficiently while being able to track, monitor, and improve business performance. This report features UNIT4 Business Analytics, a solution for business performance management that provides ERP users with a single purpose, subscription-based set of solutions for solving a large number of data analysis requirements, including pre-packaged applications to easily track, monitor, and act upon core business performance issues. Download the report now.

based on items received  with a single purpose, subscription-based set of solutions for solving a large number of data analysis requirements, including pre-packaged applications to easily track, monitor, and act upon core business performance issues. Download the report now. Read More

Dell to Factory-Install Red Hat Linux on Servers


Red Hat, Inc., and Dell Computer Corporation today extended their strategic alliance, with Dell committing to factory-install Red Hat Linux on all future and currently shipping Dell« PowerEdge« server models.

based on items received  on which to build Internet-based business activities. Factory installation of an operating system (OS) customizes each server to exact customer specifications, which can save companies time and money and ultimately speed the installation and deployment of systems once they reach the customer location. Dell continues to offer factory installation of Red Hat Linux across selected configurations of its workstations and desktop PCs. Market Impact This is another big boost for Red Hat. Until this Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

based on items received  retailers and also vary based on a retailer’s size, industry, and technological capabilities. The responsibility for creating “information maps,” which are integration connections between the retailer and supplier that comply with the retailer’s rule books, resides primarily with the supplier. The consequence for noncompliance can be the retailer’s refusal to deliver goods, costly fines, and ultimately a termination of the supplier’s relationship with the retailer. The complexity of Read More

Enterprise Mobility: Executive Perspectives on Mobile Business Applications


Based on a survey of finance executives from across Canada, this white paper offers perspectives of senior financial managers on the widespread use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workforce. It also determines what finance executives see as the drivers and benefits of the use of mobile business applications, as well as the most critical challenges and consequences, including cost and risk.

based on items received  on Mobile Business Applications Based on a survey of finance executives from across Canada, this white paper offers perspectives of senior financial managers on the widespread use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workforce. It also determines what finance executives see as the drivers and benefits of the use of mobile business applications, as well as the most critical challenges and consequences, including cost and risk. Read More

BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction


We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed in our recent survey on mobile BI regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of course, how satisfied they are with the mobile BI solutions they work with. Here we discuss functionality and level of satisfaction, and how they affect mobile BI practices and decision making.

based on items received  looking at mobile BI based on its ability to “provide devices with reports and other dashboard content.” The study revealed that mobile BI usage “showed the highest growth among all business intelligence features considered, with 6.2 percent of respondents stating they make extensive use of mobile functionality.” And, according to the article, “small independent vendors continue to lead the way on mobile business intelligence. However, mega-vendors and large independents are beginning to gain Read More

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Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity.

based on items received  on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is? Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity. Read More

“Whistler” Beta on the Web?


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based on items received  Beta on the Web? Event Summary [3/23/00] For the second time in approximately a month, a senior Microsoft executive has publicly reversed himself, or been reversed by HQ, before the ink was dry . In February, it was Chief Software Architect Bill Gates. (Refer to TEC News Analysis Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses for the earlier instance.) This time, it was Jim Allchin, the vice president of Microsoft's Platforms Group. Less than a week earlier, Allchin denied Read More

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based on items received  Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor. Read More