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Oberfield Architectural Precast Selects Rootstock Cloud ERP


Oberfield Architectural Precast has selected Rootstock Software’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to replace a legacy system that has run its course and especially for its scheduling features.

architectural  Architectural Precast Selects Rootstock Cloud ERP Oberfield Architectural Precast, a company that performs in-shop drawings, undertakes mold fabrication, and manufactures architectural precast concrete, cast stone, and fiber-reinforced polymer/plastic (FRP) and glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) products, has selected Rootstock Software ’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system . Rootstock ERP will replace a legacy system that has run its course.   When Oberfield decided to Read More

Worksoft


Worksoft develops solutions to optimize lifecycle management for use with SAP applications. Worksoft solutions are designed to meet the unique architectural needs of SAP application environments and the specific requirements of both business and technical users. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Worksoft is privately held by Austin Ventures and Crescendo Ventures. Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and transportation. Worksoft has US offices in San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; and Denver, Colorado, as well as a Canadian office in Montreal, Quebec.

architectural  to meet the unique architectural needs of SAP application environments and the specific requirements of both business and technical users. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Worksoft is privately held by Austin Ventures and Crescendo Ventures. Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and transportation. Worksoft has US offices in San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; and Denver, Colorado, as well as a Read More

Case Study: 3form


3form, a manufacturer of resin panels used in high-design architectural projects, chose Infor Visual ERP for its flexibility and customizability to meet 3form's specific needs.

architectural  panels used in high-design architectural projects, chose Infor Visual ERP for its flexibility and customizability to meet 3form''s specific needs. Read More

Next-generation Fibre Channel Storage Systems: 2007-2011 Market Forecast


At the macro level, the fibre channel storage systems market is mature and slow-growing. However, the market is actually undergoing tremendous architectural and technological transition. This report provides a quantitative market-sizing analysis based on the direction and scope of the overall fibre channel storage systems market, and analyzes next-generation fibre channel storage systems segments and their growth prospects.

architectural  is actually undergoing tremendous architectural and technological transition. This report provides a quantitative market-sizing analysis based on the direction and scope of the overall fibre channel storage systems market, and analyzes next-generation fibre channel storage systems segments and their growth prospects. Read More

The Art And Science Of IT Architecture Design


To assure flexibility and lasting value, information system designs and product selection must be guided by an architectural plan for infrastructure and applications systems. The Art of architecture design is in extracting business requirements; the Science is translating them into technology solutions.

architectural  be guided by an architectural plan for infrastructure and applications systems. The Art of architecture design is in extracting business requirements; the Science is translating them into technology solutions. Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. The Art of Architecture Design   When an Read More

Ariba Gains Legs Courtesy of Descartes


A new alliance places Ariba with Internet logistics solutions vendor Descartes Systems Group to help Internet businesses deliver the goods.

architectural  toward future functionality and architectural enhancements that ultimately may deliver on the promises. BEGINLYXz Read More

J.D. Edwards Teams with FRx Software to Improve Reporting Solutions


J.D. Edwards recently announced support for financial reporting solutions from FRx Software. This software makes it possible to consolidate information from multiple databases, platforms, and servers to provide a complete financial picture.

architectural  greatest ERP functional and architectural challenges. Companies realize they have a wealth of valuable information in their ERP databases, and have had no way to access or consolidate it with other transactional systems. This makes any vendor announcement in this space a competitive sales opportunity. However, J.D. Edward''s approach seems to be to gather all the data from the distinct datasources through the FRx reporting engine, rather than to build a data warehouse. The warehouse approach would be a Read More

Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay


Having garnered an astutely broad enterprise applications’ portfolio, Best Software recently unveiled its 'customer and/or partner for life' strategy to fend off any intruder to its US market stronghold, especially Microsoft Business Solutions.

architectural  based on a 3-tier architectural environment with a standardized toolset for open development and possibly a rapid deployment. The architecture should facilitate data integration with applications built in Microsoft''s Visual Basic , Visual Studio .NET ( VS.NET ), or any other development environment that supports Microsoft ADO ( ActiveX Data Object ) data access. The new architecture should also allow for backward compatibility with existing customizations and add-on products, simplifying thereby the Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 23, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSSeaspan selects IFS Applications to support its shipbuilding projectsIndustry tags: manufacturing “Seaspan is an association of companies primarily involved in multiple sea transportation businesses. Many such activities are project-based, which is IFS’ focus. No wonder that IFS was selected to provide an ERP system for Seaspan’s shipbuilding and repair

architectural  The vendor’s plan for architectural evolution from its current product set to the next generation is to operate a hybrid cloud in the interim.” — P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Principal Analyst TEC article (Feb 2012):  SAP SCM—Stepping Out of Obscurity MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Oracle buys assets of Skire Industry tags: capital management “Although it’s not fully clear what “substantially all of the assets of Skire” means, the overall idea of the revealed deal is straightforward—Oracle intends to Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III


Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices. It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this noble idea, and gave examples of some vendors with success in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions. Another

architectural  application and an enterprise architectural model for achieving manufacturing-to-boardroom visibility. In addition to SAP MII and Visiprise (whose acquisition’s rationale merits a separate blog post), additional SAP plant-level applications central to its Perfect Plant framework include SAP xLPO for lean planning and operations and SAP VIP for visual information about plants (among many others). The latter solution evolved in a close alliance with NRX , whose asset information management solution Read More

Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit


During the process of product selection a great deal of attention is given to the functional capabilities of the software being evaluated. While this aspect is obviously important, ignoring the technical mechanisms by which the software actually operates can be fatal to a project. In this document we explain how to avoid the pitfalls.

architectural  be extremely fruitful. Various architectural features of the products can be compared to each other and contrasted with those from other vendors. TEC has a Technical Architecture Practice with experience in addressing these issues and following up with vendors on unresolved questions. Some vendors have been surprised to see that customers are interested in how things work , but soon realize that it is to everyone''s advantage and that a full understanding by all parties will help ensure a smooth rollout, Read More

Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Four: Strengths Continued


Lawson, contrary to many other players, seems to be compensating its narrow foothold with a strong vertical dimension. Lawson will continue to concentrate its internal sales efforts on its traditional vertical markets and to additionally rely on partners to address and develop for particular industry needs. Look for Lawson's opportunistic expansion into another service industry market and for its abstaining from manufacturing in the foreseeable future.

architectural  success: Adequately broad footprint Architectural astuteness Industry-tailored solutions Hosting approach 2) Architectural Astuteness As mentioned earlier, Lawson has long embraced a layered, flexible, open, Web-based, and XML-accessible product architecture, with the idea of support for ever changing technology standards. A good example was its early delivery of visionary, Web-addressable (with server-based application logic and a data structure that could be referenced and executed via a URL) and Read More

Business Intelligence Success, Lessons Learned


Is business intelligence (BI) an application that pays off? We have all heard mixed results but a 2003 extensive study on on-line analytical processing (OLAP) states that BI usually pays off over 60 percent of the time , explains where the value is found, and describes what’s required to get the pay off.

architectural  both a product and architectural issue is the ability to include various data sources in the overall project. Product Selection and Implementation Resources When companies were asked what they considered important in product selection, they answered with the following priorities: Functionality End user ease-of-use Integration to existing applications Price Performance Ease-of-use for application builders However, when correlated with success factors, a proof-of-concept completed rapidly proves second Read More

Anatomy of a Technology Selection


Dell Computer Corporation spent millions preparing to deploy an ERP system before realizing that the solution to one set of issues created a more severe problem. Note based on discussion among Michael Dell, Kevin Rollins, and Morten Topfer of Dell Computer Corporation and Dell’s Platinum Counsel of customers.

architectural  this was an obvious architectural choice. However the relationship between design and architecture is not so obvious. Subsequently, after several months of detail work and considerable expense, Dell Computer abandoned this Enterprise Resource Planning program when they realized that it was inappropriate in their environment. The issues were not directly related to the application architecture, but rather to the implications of running a dynamic company with a distributed management philosophy. Velocity Read More