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ATP, AATP, CTP, and PTP: Order Commitment Alphabet Soup
Reducing inventory and satisfying customer demand are high priorities in manufacturing and distribution. Being able to fill orders on time and satisfy every

atp  AATP, CTP, and PTP: Order Commitment Alphabet Soup Reducing inventory and satisfying customer demand are high priorities in manufacturing and distribution. Being able to fill orders on time and satisfy every customer is an integral part of order commitment—and a very attainable goal. Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) can help your company become responsive and accurate—and that’s what counts in today’s “demand and supply” environment.

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Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment


The face of business is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in polishing Internet front ends with sophisticated graphics and animation, they must also give attention to back end fulfillment operations. Invisible to consumers, these operations encompass networks of manufacturers, warehouses, and distributors that shoulder the burden of filling orders and delivering products. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) offers powerful tools for addressing the challenges presented to these networks by e-commerce.

atp  complete without mentioning ATP. ATP is not a specific functional area like demand planning or production scheduling but is a feature that provides visibility into the aforementioned areas. ATP refers to a quantity of finished goods, work in process (WIP), raw materials, or some combination of the three that is available for promising to customer orders. ATP figures also incorporate the results of allocation routines that limit supply to particular customers. Global ATP extends the reach of this Read More

Sitecore


Founded in 2001, Sitecore builds business application software for a wide range of companies and organizations. Sitecore software consists of platforms for Web content management (WCM) and customer engagement, which includes Web site solutions and integrated automation of marketing tasks and e-commerce. More than 3,900 certified Sitecore developers worldwide are using Sitecore software, and they have created and built more than 30,000 dynamic Web sites for more than 2,500 customers, including ATP World Tour, CA Technologies, ISS, Lloyd's of London, Heineken, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, Thomas Cook, and Visa Europe. Sitecore is headquartered in Mill Valley, California (US).

atp  than 2,500 customers, including ATP World Tour, CA Technologies, ISS, Lloyd's of London, Heineken, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, Thomas Cook, and Visa Europe. Sitecore is headquartered in Mill Valley, California (US). Read More

i2 Announces e-Business Strategy


"Market leader i2 Technologies has emerged relatively unscathed from this year's turbulence in the supply-chain management software arena. Now, i2 is expanding into new areas while positioning its core products as key to the development of Internet business strategies. At its user conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, i2 is expected to provide details of an e-commerce software suite for order-taking, managing website content, and providing price quotes, due to ship by year's end. It will also introduce an online marketplace that will be powered by i2's supply-chain planning and collaboration suite, and will be open to any company that wants

atp  Delivery Date Quoter for ATP checking has been a part of Rhythm for several years. Rather, the paradigm under which Rhythm is usually deployed in enterprises fails to deliver features like DDQ into the hands of those who really need them customers. The Internet provides the ideal medium for providing this visibility, uniting an enterprise with its customers. Similarly, Rhythm Exchange Services tackles the beginning of the supply chain, providing suppliers with visibility into customer orders and enabling Read More

Baan Releases New Supply Chain Products


November 2, 1999 05:30 PM BARNEVELD, Netherlands and HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Baan Company N.V., a global provider of enterprise business solutions, today announced the release of two major new additions to its Supply Chain Solutions suite: Baan Supply Chain Solutions Planner 2.0 for factory planning, and Baan Supply Chain Solutions Order Promising 1.0 for order acceptance. The two solutions provide advanced supply chain and logistics capabilities that enable manufacturing professionals to increase throughput, reduce inventory, improve supply chain visibility, and improve response time and service levels to customers.

atp  priorities such that the ATP engine seeks to satisfy higher priority orders before others. Read More

Extending SAN Connectivity for Engenio Arrays


The storage industry provides an abundance of white papers discussing the ever-changing data management and retention regulations, the need for business continuity, and disaster recovery. The core of these data services is the ability to copy, move, and replicate data—locally and far away. Unfortunately, SANs only reach about 10 km. IT managers need to share, protect, and move data much farther than that. Find out how.

atp  SAN Connectivity for Engenio Arrays The storage industry provides an abundance of white papers discussing the ever-changing data management and retention regulations, the need for business continuity, and disaster recovery. The core of these data services is the ability to copy, move, and replicate data—locally and far away. Unfortunately, SANs only reach about 10 km. IT managers need to share, protect, and move data much farther than that. Find out how. Read More

Author Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all)


Editors' Picks: Vendors submit. We review. ... white papers from whitepapers.technologyevaluation.com.White paper: Why One Number Is Not EnoughEditor A (the nominally genial one) This one caught my eye as it crossed our desks a while ago. “What number?” I asked. “A hundred? One? Pi? Do tell me more.” It turns out that the one number in question represents a customer’s

atp  Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all) Editors' Picks: Vendors submit. We review. ... white papers from whitepapers.technologyevaluation.com . White paper: Why One Number Is Not Enough Editor A (the nominally genial one) This one caught my eye as it crossed our desks a while ago. “What number?” I asked. “A hundred? One? Pi? Do tell me more.” It turns out that the one number in question represents a customer’s “willingness to recommend.” Not the sexiest of key Read More

IP Telephony 101: The Utter Beginner’s Guide


Telephony. Sounds harmless enough. First, a definition from Merriam-Webster: “the use or operation of an apparatus (as a telephone) for transmission of sounds as electrical signals between widely removed points.” Gotcha. I’m with you. Me hear pretty, oll korrect. Now let me just dip into my pile of telephony white papers, which I’ve been using as a doorstop until now (through

atp  Telephony 101: The Utter Beginner’s Guide Telephony . Sounds harmless enough. First, a definition from Merriam-Webster : “the use or operation of an apparatus (as a telephone) for transmission of sounds as electrical signals between widely removed points.” Gotcha. I’m with you. Me hear pretty, oll korrect . Now let me just dip into my pile of telephony white papers, which I’ve been using as a doorstop until now (through no real fault of their own). 7 Steps to a Successful IP Telephony Read More

Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability


For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.

atp  Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. To help efficiently manage stimulus plans and optimize their outcomes, public sector agencies are turning to the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio of solutions. Join this Webcast to Read More

LMS Can Help Regulate Good Ethical Practices


When we talk about the benefits of learning management systems (LMS), training and employee competency usually come to mind. For that reason, LMS is often considered a less-than vital business activity (since it doesn’t address “core” business issues). Add to that the fact that nobody really enjoys training, and you’ve got a recipe for, well, no LMS. However, when it comes to compliance issues

atp  Can Help Regulate Good Ethical Practices When we talk about the benefits of learning management systems (LMS), training and employee competency usually come to mind. For that reason, LMS is often considered a less-than vital business activity (since it doesn’t address “core” business issues). Add to that the fact that nobody really enjoys training, and you’ve got a recipe for, well, no LMS. However, when it comes to compliance issues—that bugbear of service industries—you may find you Read More

Choosing a Key Management Solution


The modern enterprise deploys a variety of server platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. A major barrier to deploying encryption has been the challenge of accessing encryption keys from these widely divergent environments. This paper helps define the key management needs of your enterprise, while defining the elements necessary to reduce the technical challenges and cost of deployment.

atp  a Key Management Solution Patrick Townsend Security Solutions provides encryption and encryption key management for all Enterprise platforms. Our Data at Rest and Key Management solutions support all platforms in the Enterprise, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, System z and System i. Our Data in Motion products reside on the System i platform and securely move data between all platforms. Source: Patrick Townsend Security Solutions Resources Related to Choosing a Key Management Solution : Key Read More

NIST Certification for AES Encryption


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines the standard for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, and provides a rigorous testing process for software vendors. The AES certification process tests every aspect of encryption and involves millions of operations. Discover a solution that has achieved AES validation for all key sizes and modes of operation, on every major enterprise platform.

atp  Certification for AES Encryption The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines the standard for AES encryption, and provides a rigorous testing process for software vendors. The certification process is carried out by independent testing labs who report the results to NIST for validation. The AES certification process tests every aspect of encryption and involves millions of encryption and decryption operations. Only the most dedicated security vendors are able to pass the tests Read More

These are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed two white papers entitled “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy” and “Maximizing CRM Effectiveness During Lean Times,” authored by Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Oracle CRM, respectively. My post made the case for forward-looking enterprises to leverage customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to

atp  are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  analyzed two white papers entitled  “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy”  and  “Maximizing CRM Effectiveness During Lean Times,”  authored by  Microsoft Dynamics CRM  and  Oracle CRM , respectively. My post made the case for forward-looking enterprises to leverage  customer relationship management (CRM)  solutions to help them both weather the ongoing Read More

Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide


Small-business users of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) have very different needs. But all users have similar concerns when it comes to cost, the range of features, and the level of service included in their VoIP plans. Does your provider offer remote office features? Fax support? E-911? And do you need a hosted or an on-premise service? Before you sign the contract, there are a few things you ought to know.

atp  Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide Hosted PBX systems provide an easy way for small to medium (and even some large) businesses to move to VoIP and get a wide range of new features and capabilities for their phone systems. In this buyer's guide you will find details on what to look for, how to buy, what you can expect to pay, and how to get the most out of your investment in VoIP. Source: VoIP-News Resources Related to Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer's Guide : Voice over Read More

TEC Joins Forces with SIRIUS Services Conseils to Help Clients Reduce Risk When Choosing Enterprise Software


SIRIUS Services Conseils and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to assist companies with comparing, evaluating, and selecting enterprise software.

atp  Joins Forces with SIRIUS Services Conseils to Help Clients Reduce Risk When Choosing Enterprise Software TEC Joins Forces with SIRIUS Services Conseils to Help Clients Reduce Risk When Choosing Enterprise Software Montreal, May 8, 2006 SIRIUS Services Conseils and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to assist companies with comparing, evaluating, and selecting enterprise software. Montreal, May 8, 2006 -SIRIUS Conseils ( Read More