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The Old ERP Dilemma--The Refresh Option
If your enterprise resource planning system is

delaying changes  option is really just delaying what you have to do eventually. That may be acceptable, but it is not without cost—often a much greater cost than anyone realizes. The renovation option means spending money to fix some of the things that are problems with the existing system (vendor, product, and release). These could include adding third party modules, custom coding enhancements, or investing in integration. This option can solve some problems but you may not be able to afford to solve some of the most

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Program Testing Methodology Part Two: Running Tests and Getting Approval


After testing procedures have been created and the type of test data has been determined, link or string testing, and system testing must be executed to ensure the job stream is correct and to locate errors before production. Backup and restart testing must be also be conducted to ensure that the restart points within the system are accurately defined. Finally, to demonstrate the benefits and functionality of the system, management and user approval should be received.

delaying changes  this time without substantially delaying the project. These changes should have been made when the presentation was given after the system design phase. The only changes which should be made at this time are corrections of errors which are discovered when the users and management review the output of the system. If there are errors in programming, then the errors will have to be corrected and the system re-tested. Again, however, it is imperative that no changes, other than corrections, be accepted by Read More

Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how that data will be used and its importance to the operation of the enterprise.

delaying changes  want to cut corners, delaying necessary changes to data until after the fact. Putting changes off until after going live can be a mistake for the simple reason that it is then easy to put making changes off even longer. As busy as an implementation team is before going live, it is at that point that it can focus on making the new system operate as it should. After going live, team members will likely be more focused on their usual pre-implementation duties, and will be too busy to even address these Read More

The Business Model for the 21st Century Is Project-centric


Cost, time, resources, cash, and risk have always been the basics of project management. But as business as a whole becomes more project- rather than process-oriented, management technologies must in turn become more project-centric.

delaying changes  operational situations almost impossible, delaying corrections, costing the business money, and—in a downturn—even threatening its survival. The criteria for business success are normally measured in financial terms, but the day-to-day management to ensure these monetary goals are met needs to look beyond pure historical financial-reporting. Today, success is all about the difference between measurement and management. Cost, time, resources, cash, and risk have long been the five fundamentals of Read More

Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?


After 9/11, the analyst community optimistically predicted a sharp rise in the demand for global trade management (GTM) software. While initially vendor shares rose, pre- and post-9/11 barriers have prevented the profitability and ubiquity of GTM software.

delaying changes  inefficient processes and complexity, delaying the widespread use of GTM software. Additionally, cross-border trade logistics throughput is also now hindered by a shortage of port infrastructure resources; this also overshadows the potential gains of GTM software. Shipment containers delayed at major ports like Long Beach, California or New Orleans, Louisiana (US) due to horrific weather, and expanded security, are not issues that GTM can resolve alone. Similarly, US federal security processes at the Read More

Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?


Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other applications. Organizations are looking for solutions which can fix problems and make business processes more cost-effective. What are these solutions?

delaying changes  Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP? In today’s business world, operations have moved globally, which has added more complexity into the equation. In other words, an organization has to rely on more than one application to support its business processes. When an organization starts buying software without understanding how it will resolve problems, it creates a conflict within the business structure. Each system used by the organization needs to be integrated with other Read More

Bizagi Case Study: Mars Canada Wins the ‘Time-to-Market’ Race in a Very Competitive FMCG Sector


The Speed-to-Market team at Mars Canada needed to make process changes fast and deploy process applications in a fraction of time in order to respond to the changing market dynamics. The team chose to implement Bizagi BPMS and gained a number of differentiating benefits in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

delaying changes  Case Study: Mars Canada Wins the ‘Time-to-Market’ Race in a Very Competitive FMCG Sector The Speed-to-Market team at Mars Canada needed to make process changes fast and deploy process applications in a fraction of time in order to respond to the changing market dynamics. The team chose to implement Bizagi BPMS and gained a number of differentiating benefits in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Read More

Expense Management Outlook 2014


Certify conducted a survey asking businesses how they currently manage their travel and expenses and whether they are considering changes to their current system. This infographic illustrates the survey responses. The data was collected in February 2014, and included responses from finance professionals and chief financial officers (CFOs) for small, midsize, and large enterprise businesses based in North America.

delaying changes  Management Outlook 2014 Certify conducted a survey asking businesses how they currently manage their travel and expenses and whether they are considering changes to their current system. This infographic illustrates the survey responses. The data was collected in February 2014, and included responses from finance professionals and chief financial officers (CFOs) for small, midsize, and large enterprise businesses based in North America. Read More

5 Steps to Improve Change Request Management in Software Delivery


Change request management has become an integral part of modern day software delivery. While changes in the early design phase can be addressed without much effort, unforeseen changes during the later phases of software delivery can compromise the quality and delay the delivery of the software. Download this white paper and find out the five technology-driven steps that can facilitate the management of change requests.

delaying changes  Steps to Improve Change Request Management in Software Delivery Change request management has become an integral part of modern day software delivery. While changes in the early design phase can be addressed without much effort, unforeseen changes during the later phases of software delivery can compromise the quality and delay the delivery of the software. Download this white paper and find out the five technology-driven steps that can facilitate the management of change requests. Read More

How to Optimize Your Oil and Gas Shipment Scheduling


The history of the oil and gas industry is one of meeting relentless changes and overcoming obstacles. Traders are expanding into emerging markets in remote locations with high energy consumption demands. The complexities of meeting those demands has compounded the need to drive profitability with accurate forecasting, risk mitigation, and increased integration and visibility up and down the value chain.

delaying changes  to Optimize Your Oil and Gas Shipment Scheduling The history of the oil and gas industry is one of meeting relentless changes and overcoming obstacles. Traders are expanding into emerging markets in remote locations with high energy consumption demands. The complexities of meeting those demands has compounded the need to drive profitability with accurate forecasting, risk mitigation, and increased integration and visibility up and down the value chain. BEGINLYX Read More

No More Visual Intelligence, Introducing SAP Lumira


SAP is undergoing a makeover with some structural changes to certain segments of its extensive software portfolio. Just before its annual SAPPHIRE conference, SAP re-baptized its Visual Intelligence product as SAP Lumira, its new data analytics offering. Maintaining the product's capabilities to analyze and visualize large amounts of data, and with a strong focus on self-service

delaying changes  More Visual Intelligence, Introducing SAP Lumira SAP is undergoing a makeover with some structural changes to certain segments of its extensive software portfolio. Just before its annual SAPPHIRE conference, SAP  re-baptized its Visual Intelligence product as SAP Lumira , its new data analytics offering. Maintaining the product's capabilities to analyze and visualize large amounts of data, and with a strong focus on self-service features, SAP will extend Lumira beyond the desktop to the cloud. SAP Read More

Managing Mobile Devices in a Device-Agnostic World


As the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend sweeps across the business world, it raises a huge management challenge for many companies. It changes who within an organization gets access to mobility. It also affects the way a business operates, with implications that go far beyond simply IT. BYOD presents new, fundamental questions about security, liability, and cost. Answers depend on two aspects of mobility management: device management policy and the technology used to fulfill and enforce a policy.

delaying changes  Mobile Devices in a Device-Agnostic World As the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend sweeps across the business world, it raises a huge management challenge for many companies. It changes who within an organization gets access to mobility. It also affects the way a business operates, with implications that go far beyond simply IT. BYOD presents new, fundamental questions about security, liability, and cost. Answers depend on two aspects of mobility management: device management policy and the Read More

Flowring Helps Steer Sona Koyo in the Right Direction with BPM


As one of the largest gear manufacturers in India, Sona Koyo knew that in order to retain its competitive edge, changes to its legacy systems would be required. On average, Sona’s employees were wasting 5 percent of their time redoing paperwork and tracking activities. Since integrating a business process management (BPM) system, Sona’s employees have cut down their tracking time down to zero hours with minimal efforts.

delaying changes  Helps Steer Sona Koyo in the Right Direction with BPM As one of the largest gear manufacturers in India, Sona Koyo knew that in order to retain its competitive edge, changes to its legacy systems would be required. On average, Sona’s employees were wasting 5 percent of their time redoing paperwork and tracking activities. Since integrating a business process management (BPM) system, Sona’s employees have cut down their tracking time down to zero hours with minimal efforts. Read More

Acquisition Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape


Dassault Systèmes' recent acquisition of MatrixOne could potentially expand its range over a broader set of industry sectors, and may increase its North American visibility. The potential for a joined product suite is considerable, as are the organizational challenges ahead.

delaying changes  Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape Background Given its size as the largest product lifecycle management (PLM) vendor worldwide and its status as a major force in Europe for 3D computer-assisted design (3D CAD) as well as PLM, Dassault Systmes does not seem to garner North American media/analyst attention and respect equivalent to its global position. From a marketing perspective, it is one of those situations where the sum of the parts does not necessarily equal the whole. One Read More

Utilities


Water, electricity, waste management—all sectors of the utilities industry have been experiencing major changes in recent years. Challenges for the utilities industry arise from many sources, including the need to comply with new regulations, meet consumption demands because of global population growth, and others. To help overcome these challenges, companies in the utilities industry must update their software tools and acquire the ones that best suit their needs.

delaying changes  Water, electricity, waste management—all sectors of the utilities industry have been experiencing major changes in recent years. Challenges for the utilities industry arise from many sources, including the need to comply with new regulations, meet consumption demands because of global population growth, and others. To help overcome these challenges, companies in the utilities industry must update their software tools and acquire the ones that best suit their needs. Read More