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Non-Traditional Hours: Key Strategies for Creating Flexible and Productive Work Schedules
Enabled by technology, more and more companies are now allowing—and, in some cases, requiring—employees to work flexible schedules. In this era of VoIP, Skype

schedules  Flexible and Productive Work Schedules Enabled by technology, more and more companies are now allowing—and, in some cases, requiring—employees to work flexible schedules. In this era of VoIP, Skype, cloud apps, and mobile devices, some employees really can be as productive (or more so) working off-site. The advantages for companies begin with more engaged, productive workers, and lower overhead costs. So know what you need to consider for flexible work arrangements and the golden rules for developing

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Welch's


Learn how Welch's found a solution that would give it the ability to optimize and coordinate its short-term production schedules while building long-term master production schedule (MPS) based on the capacity constraints, inventory targets, and manpower.

schedules  coordinate its short-term production schedules while building long-term master production schedule (MPS) based on the capacity constraints, inventory targets, and manpower. Read More

Asprova


Asprova is a Windows-based production scheduling system for high-speed creation of schedules of nearly unlimited complexity and data size. Asprova's ready-to-run package is equipped with a user-friendly graphical interface and a rich array of essential scheduling features, while providing COM support of user-side customization.

schedules  for high-speed creation of schedules of nearly unlimited complexity and data size. Asprova's ready-to-run package is equipped with a user-friendly graphical interface and a rich array of essential scheduling features, while providing COM support of user-side customization. Read More

Case Study: R.G. Barry


R.G. Barry, a leading developer and marketer of accessory footwear, lacked real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories. As a result, the company built more safety stock, required long lead times, and could not quickly update customers on the status of their orders. Find out how a new Web-based global sourcing solution helped R.G. Barry free up cash and minimize the risk of carrying excess inventory.

schedules  real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories and relied on emails and verbal communications. As a result, the company built more safety stock, required longer lead times, and could not quickly update customers on the status of their orders. The Solution: R.G. Barry selected e-SPS®, a web-based global sourcing solution that provides real-time visibility and collaboration throughout the supply chain. The Results: The company expects that e-SPS will help R.G. Barry reduce its lead times b Read More

2008 ERP in the Mid-market


Increased global competition and rising costs place continued pressure on all midsize companies to optimize resources, meet tighter delivery schedules, and improve overall responsiveness. When looking at the pressures driving the top performers of midsize companies, however, the story is different. Find out why—and how these drivers affect the enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies of these best-in-class companies.

schedules  resources, meet tighter delivery schedules, and improve overall responsiveness. When looking at the pressures driving the top performers of midsize companies, however, the story is different. Find out why—and how these drivers affect the enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies of these best-in-class companies. Read More

An Insider’s View of Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa


We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows:TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to

schedules  Insider’s View of Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows: TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to competitors. Our pricing might be more than others on the Read More

Ventyx-Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider?


In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the board that require robust industry-specific functionality and deep domain expertise for a single vendor to satisfy them all. But Ventyx, an ABB company, comes close to the mark. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses Ventyx’s strategy with its product marketing team.

schedules  Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider? Back in 2008, Mihai Badescu discussed the dearth of software vendors and solutions that cover the needs of energy generation and transmission and distribution (T&D) companies. In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the board that require robust industry-specific functionality and deep domain expertise for a single vendor to satisfy them all. Ven Read More

Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor


Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the way work is done. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how the vendor has become a formidable opponent to SAP and Oracle, and examines all the components of Infor10, a new generation of enterprise software that allows the seamless execution of business processes.

schedules  Up to a “New Day” at Infor Infor , the third-largest provider of business application software with 70,000 customers and annual revenues estimated at nearly $2 billion (USD), is reinventing itself under the direction of new chief executive officer (CEO) Charles Phillips, who joined the company from Oracle in October 2010. Observers agree that Phillips has his work cut out to build a strong challenger to giants SAP and Oracle, given Infor’s checkered past. But observers also agree that if Read More

CRM and BPM: “We Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots”


In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Summit in September in Scottsdale. I not only saw a number of same vendors at both events, but both events also had many similar themes, such as customer service, workflow automation, business processes

schedules  system. Then, the agent schedules an engineer and installation (including parts), which touches on the supply chain. Therefore,  as pointed out in my recent blog series on a few good SCM players, a supply chain process platform (SCPP) is a foundation for SCM suites of vendors like Manhattan Associates, Sterling Commerce, JDA Software (including i2 Technologies ), RedPrairie , or Logility . These vendors have lately been touting their multi-channel order management capabilities, most recently at the Read More

Help Is on the Line for Call Center Challenges


Call centers typically struggle with two major issues: ensuring high quality multi-channel communication and dealing with high employee turnover. Multi-channel communication is no longer optional for call centers, as customers are used to having many options for interacting, ranging from phone and text to e-mail and social media. However, maintaining the quality of interactions across channels

schedules  employees flexibility in their schedules. In fact, remote agents tend to be happier in their jobs, as they can incorporate other responsibilities into their work schedule. HireIQ Helping call centers ensure that they are hiring the right candidates is at the core of HireIQ’s recruitment and staffing software design. The skill set required by most call center agent positions includes good communication skills, the ability to remain focused, strong analytical skills, and the ability to take initiative Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSBritish cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, distribution "Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with

schedules  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS British cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERP Industry tags: Manufacturing, distribution Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with less than 30 employees but complex Read More

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

schedules  remind people of our schedules. We send to a household list of about 45,000, which gives us pretty good penetration in our market. The idea is not to scream price on a regular basis. We save that for warehouse and private sales. We communicate that we love to cook in every way we can. As we do that, the hope is people will come in, take a class and buy things. They'll buy our good stuff when they're ready. We judge our marketing effectiveness on profit. Our overall volume is down since we've made these Read More

The New Business Analytics (Analytics for Every Need, to Answer Every Question)


One of the main functions—perhaps the most important one—of a business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) application has always been to process data and transform it into actual information, by taking the “right” data, performing the “right” analysis, and showing meaningful results. But in some organizations this BA functionality has not been completely realized. Why

schedules  New Business Analytics (Analytics for Every Need, to Answer Every Question) One of the main functions—perhaps the most important one—of a business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) application has always been to process data and transform it into actual information, by taking the “right” data, performing the “right” analysis, and showing meaningful results. But in some organizations this BA functionality has not been completely realized. Why? This promise of BA applications Read More

As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference


Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS Conference and Expo’s seminars and presentations. A summary of the 2009 expo explains what you might have missed.

schedules  the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference Industries around the world have seen quite a number of changes from globalization, regulations, and technological trends, such as software as a service (SaaS). All of these factors have caused organizations to seek ways to adapt to ongoing change in order to better manage their supply chains in this global context. The theme of this year's Association for Operations Management Read More

Eccentex-Enabling Do-it-yourself Case Management


Various types of vendors and products have taken hold of the business process management (BPM) software market. While there are mainstream BPM providers such as IBM, Oracle (see here), Pegasystems (see here), Tibco, etc., there is a crop of open source providers such as Bonitasoft (see here) and other relative BPM newcomers such as AuraPortal (see here). We recently came across Eccentex

schedules  Enabling Do-it-yourself Case Management Various types of vendors and products have taken hold of the business process management (BPM) software market. While there are mainstream BPM providers such as IBM , Oracle (see here ), Pegasystems (see here ), Tibco , etc., there is a crop of open source providers such as Bonitasoft (see here ) and other relative BPM newcomers such as AuraPortal (see here ). We recently came across Eccentex Corporation , a vendor that offers platform-as-a-service (PaaS) Read More