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What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?


April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

and valve manufacturing  the plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and pipe, valve & fitting (PVF) industries. Eclipse is designed to assist both single-site and large multi-branch distributors. Eclipse includes modules to support counter, showroom, and inside sales, inventory management, forecasting, purchasing, accounting, warehousing, order fulfillment, transportation, EDI, credit, pricing, and branch management. We have more than 700 customers actively running Eclipse, including a number of the largest wholesale distributors in the Read More

Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

and valve manufacturing  (e.g., maintain water temperature and contain water in the tank) possible failures (e.g., water becomes too hot or too cold) possible failure modes or causes (e.g., heat exchanger is fouled, shut-off valve is closed, or pump bearing is fatigued) most probable failure effects for each failure mode (e.g., inefficient heat exchanger results in higher utility cost, extra cooling tower sections in operation, and eventual inability to deliver quality parts) proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that Read More

Integrating All Information Assets Part Two: Why is integration an issue?


Successful e-businesses of the future will be those who treat e-business as the collection of processes, which allow multiple companies to work cooperatively and collaboratively to produce a seemingly seamless integration of businesses operating as a virtually vertical enterprise. And with this integration of business processes comes the requirement to integrate disparate business applications. This is an excerpt from the book ERP Optimization (Subtitle: Using Your Existing System to Support Profitable E-Business Initiatives).

and valve manufacturing  need for executive commitment and objectivity in the selection process is a tribute to their management. This was exactly opposite to the case of a valve manufacturer who will remain nameless. This company embarked on an ERP implementation without any kind of commitment to change, and therefore it unnaturally and unnecessarily constrained its new system to behave like its old, ineffective system. Before it completed its implementation of this new system, its was faced with a new challenge. Its parent Read More

Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or an enterprise asset management (EAM) is a useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

and valve manufacturing  (e.g., maintain water temperature and contain water in the tank); possible failures (e.g., water too hot or too cold); possible failure modes or causes (e.g., heat exchanger fouled, shut-off valve closed or pump bearing fatigued); most probable failure effects for each failure mode (e.g., inefficient heat exchanger results in higher utility cost, extra cooling tower sections in operation and eventual inability to deliver quality parts); and proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that includes Read More

Siemens to Rule the Plant via Kineo, VRcontext, and LMS Acquisitions


Siemens’s Industry Automation division, which includes Siemens PLM Software, continues with its strategy of offering manufacturing organizations virtually anything they might need—from product ideation and design to actual manufacturing execution and plant automation (including even the actual hardware products from sister divisions at Siemens). Still, the giant knows that hardly any large

and valve manufacturing  of plant equipment. Opening and closing a valve or monitoring a sensor is a relatively simple task. In contrast, robots have 3D motion, but can one easily separate their software and hardware? In other words, once a company heads down the robotics path, does it need to own both robotics hardware and software? If so, Siemens Industrial does hardware (whereas PTC and Dassault Systèmes don’t) and could be uniquely qualified in this regard. Miscellaneous BoB Solutions Also in early October 2012, Siemens Read More

Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations


In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated (coordinated) into long-running business flows or processes that enterprises can realize their true value.

and valve manufacturing  SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations Web Services Orchestration Increasing demand-driven responsiveness towards customers'' needs requires a well-coordinated set of IT infrastructure components, since it is no longer good enough to purchase disparate pieces and expect them to simply interoperate. The ideal should be a sort of an independent data exchange that would leverage common metadata and processes to create composite functionality derived from existing application Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry


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and valve manufacturing  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry PeopleSoft''s Manufacturing Ploy This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft''s mega Read More

Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply


Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM and FOSS, and makes suggestions for BPM seekers that prefer FOSS.

and valve manufacturing  Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply A while ago, I wrote a product note about Aras Innovator , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered without Read More

How to Develop, Maintain, and Support a Quality Management and Development Process


The task of defining test plans, acceptance criteria, and testing deliverables and processes for any software development effort can raise many challenges. Choosing a tool to help support these practices not only can help to alleviate the burden placed on those involved, but it can add efficiency, organization, and the foundation for success. Find out how one company benefited from implementing a quality initiative.

and valve manufacturing  to Develop, Maintain, and Support a Quality Management and Development Process The task of defining test plans, acceptance criteria, and testing deliverables and processes for any software development effort can raise many challenges. Choosing a tool to help support these practices not only can help to alleviate the burden placed on those involved, but it can add efficiency, organization, and the foundation for success. Find out how one company benefited from implementing a quality initiative. BEGINLYX� Read More

ERP Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software


This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you to find out which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not.

and valve manufacturing  Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you determine which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not. You can also download this guide in Excel format at TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning Process (Process ERP) RFP Template page . Before Read More

Ultimate Software and NetSuite to Integrate their HCM and ERP Clouds


Ultimate Software and NetSuite announced a strategic alliance to integrate the UltiPro HCM solution and the NetSuite ERP suite at Ultimate’s recent Connections 2015 conference. In addition to the products’ integration, the two cloud software companies are now partnering to provide each other’s solutions in the respective HCM and ERP enterprise software spaces.

and valve manufacturing  Software and NetSuite to Integrate their HCM and ERP Clouds Ultimate Software and NetSuite announced a strategic alliance to integrate the UltiPro HCM solution and the NetSuite ERP suite at Ultimate’s recent Connections 2015 conference. The goal is to give businesses the ability to manage their entire business lifecycle in the cloud—from financials, supply chain management (SCM), digital commerce, and customer relationship management (CRM) software capabilities via NetSuite, to payroll, human Read More

SAP NetWeaver and Globalization: Meeting Local and Global Requirements


Rapid changes in international markets—and mounting pressures to reduce costs and improve quality—make globalization a key issue for most organizations today. Worldwide company reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs affect the structure of an enterprise, demanding immediate action. Globalization requires that companies enable core business processes on a global basis, while providing ease of use for local user communities.

and valve manufacturing  NetWeaver and Globalization: Meeting Local and Global Requirements Rapid changes in international markets—and mounting pressures to reduce costs and improve quality—make globalization a key issue for most organizations today. Worldwide company reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs affect the structure of an enterprise, demanding immediate action. Globalization requires that companies enable core business processes on a global basis, while providing ease of use for local user Read More

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and valve manufacturing  Profitability and Risk in Banking: Overcoming Common Risk Analysis and Reporting Challenges Banks need robust risk analysis and reporting solutions to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency, while reducing the costs and burdens of compliance. Yet many forces hamper efficient enterprise risk reporting, including regulatory and stakeholder pressures, process inefficiencies, and disparate data. This paper focuses on the risk reporting challenges facing banks, and outlines the best practices banks Read More

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and valve manufacturing  Marine and Safety AB Chooses Aras and Minerva for PLM Aras , the leading open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution provider, announced that Consilium Marine and Safety AB , a supplier of safety, navigation, and environmental solutions, headquartered in Nacka, Sweden, has  selected the Aras Innovator PLM solution suite to automate product development processes and improve product planning, compliance, and predictability. Consilium will launch its Aras implementation with Read More

Plex Manufacturing Cloud: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


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and valve manufacturing  planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules. Read More