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ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Three: User Recommendations
Companies that are project manufacturers, engineer-to-order (ETO), build-to-order, jobbing shops or contract manufacturers should think carefully when selecting

user defines items not requiring approval  a result, the ill-fated user company would have to literally close down operations so that the entire place can participate in a dreaded stock-taking exercise with an item master printout as thick as encyclopedia and with less than 10 percent of listed items expected to be really stocked. This is without considering the likelihood of identical products having a number of different item codes as different people created new codes unbeknownst to each other. As for the production planning aspect, the

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


Some firms rely on out-of-the box functionality to help reduce risk, minimize custom development, and increase predictability of successful implementation usage. This book simplifies explanations in order to understand the functionality related to operations and supply chain management in process manufacturing.

user defines items not requiring approval  several thousand pages of user documentation and training materials. It is intended to provide a training tool for professionals with limited time availability and budget. The following excerpt is from the book’s Summary Chapter, which summarizes system usage in process distribution and process manufacturing environments.  Summary Chapter This book focused on how Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 provides an integrated ERP system to support the business practices of process distributors and manufacturers, inc Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and "supplier relationship management (SRM)" monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small

user defines items not requiring approval  procurement suites offer enhanced user experience via supplier icons, two-click printing, and robust order-search capabilities. One can often find enhanced buyer consoles, simplified entry techniques of split distributions, and intelligent tool tips for order lists. Finally, “control” means cutting the deals and making the rules, and then letting the system enforce compliance. Helpful in that regard are advanced workflow options for non-catalog items and order changes. For example, line-item level Read More

Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Three: Manufacturing Environments


If you are implementing or considering Microsoft Axapta as your ERP system, or providing Axapta-related services, this note provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a business. This section reviews the major design factors affecting system usage in a manufacturing environment.

user defines items not requiring approval  Configurable Item . The user defines its product structure via an option selection dialogue. The master bill defines a bill of options for a configurable item, consisting of common and optional components. The master routing defines common routing operations. The custom product can reflect a multilevel product structure, with option selection of items at each level and direct linkage between production orders. Rules-Based Product Configurator for a Modeling Enabled Item . The user defines its product stru Read More

It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) - Part I


After several years (if not decades, even) of painstakingly corralling and setting up all their custom data, objects, tables and whatnot, and making sure that these static and/or dynamic transactional data are secure, many enterprise applications users have realized that the time is long overdue for them to start looking at ways to make their applications more process-savvy.

user defines items not requiring approval  For example, if a user defines a workflow rule for the “Job Application” object in an HR application, he/she will be able to set workflow activation criteria based on the values of fields like “Job Application Number” and “Status”. Users can also set workflow activation criteria based on standard fields, like “Record Owner” or “Created Date”, as well as fields based on the currently active user when a rule is evaluated, such as their “Role” or “Time Zone”. When a workflow rule Read More

Dell Drops WebPC


Dell Computer Corporation has decided to drop its 'WebPC' appliances, with somewhat less fanfare than was created for its November, 1999, announcement.

user defines items not requiring approval  for market research services. User Recommendations Business users will have moderate interest in this announcement, from the aspect of a longer-term avenue being closed. (If Dell were successful in the consumer space, they reasonably could be expected to move into the corporate space, etc. etc.) Clearly, they can no longer include the WebPC on the short list of appliances. Corporate users should investigate offerings from Compaq (iPAQ), HP (e-Vectra) and IBM (NetVista) if they decide they really really Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Six: Weaknesses and User Recommendations


Time will tell whether Oracle's vocal endorsement of open technologies such as J2EE and BPEL will allow customers to readily adopt solutions that fit their needs and that quickly integrate with their existing infrastructure.

user defines items not requiring approval  Part Six: Weaknesses and User Recommendations Weaknesses Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) has a stalwart application server and database. Its database is a major platform within the SAP and PeopleSoft install base and its back-office applications are also well respected in certain vertical markets. Moreover, Oracle is enjoying a 57 percent increase in application sales in its most recent quarter. Yet despite these accomplishments, its applications business is still behind the market leader, SAP. Even the Read More

Ingeniux CMS


Ingeniux CMS is an enterprise Web content management platform. It is used for building Web sites, personalizing user experiences, delivering online marketing capabilities and insight, and managing information across Web, mobile, social, and print channels. Ingeniux CMS supports many modern Web standards, AJAX clients, in-context editing for XHTML and XML content, integrated Web analytics, and dynamic delivery options. Ingeniux Cartella provides extensive social content management functionality such as blogs, document sharing, wikis, video, and image sharing. The application supports user authentication with single sign-on, collaborative workspaces, content approval with integrated workflow, Microsoft Sharepoint connections, and other features. Cartella integrates with Ingeniux CMS.  

user defines items not requiring approval  building Web sites, personalizing user experiences, delivering online marketing capabilities and insight, and managing information across Web, mobile, social, and print channels. Ingeniux CMS supports many modern Web standards, AJAX clients, in-context editing for XHTML and XML content, integrated Web analytics, and dynamic delivery options. Ingeniux Cartella provides extensive social content management functionality such as blogs, document sharing, wikis, video, and image sharing. The application Read More

User Recommendations for Project-oriented Software


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Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


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user defines items not requiring approval  Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - January 28, 2005 Challenges Relevant Business Systems, ( http://www.chainlinkresearch.com/parallaxview/articles/RightAid.htm ), a privately-held San Ramon, CA-based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that helps mid-size and large aerospace and defense (A&D), engineer-to-order (ETO), contract manufacturing, mainten Read More

Critical Business Functions: Misunderstood, Underutilized, and Undervalued Part One: Credit and A/R Management


The credit and collection function is the most misunderstood, underutilized, and undervalued area of business. When allied with the sales function, controlled A/R can generate a significant cash inflow playing a huge role in the prospect-to-cash cycle.

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Web Content Management (WCM) Software Evaluation Report


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IBM's Four-CPU Wintel-Based Rack Servers High Performance, High Cost


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user defines items not requiring approval  information to both the user and service tech, leading to better and faster fault isolation and faster problem resolution. In summary, we believe the Netfinity series is reliable and serviceable. Product Challenges 5500 M20: Size: The Netfinity 5500 M20 is larger than its competitors eight rack units (8U) high vs. 7U for Dell's and Compaq's competing models. Given the marketplace focus on rack density, the additional 1.75 in height is a negative factor. Storage: The 5500 M20 has fewer available drive Read More

New TEC Certification of UNIT4 Agresso Business World


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