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The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering

automating processes  Manufacturing Five Steps for Automating ETO Processes Step 1 - Understand Your Business Step 2 - Pick the Right Starting Point Step 3 - Select Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software Step 4 - Start Small and Go Live Quickly Step 5 - Build a Process for Continuous Improvement Summary - Following the Steps to Success   Searches related to The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes : Business Process | Business Method | Business Process Management | Business Management | Business Process

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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The Case for Integrated Processes


Most chief executive officers (CEOs) have developed strategies that push their companies to achieve certain goals. So why are so many companies failing to achieve these goals? Because their twenty-first century vision is being held back by twentieth century processes and IT systems. The missing ingredient: information. And the key to facilitating the flow of information lies in integrated processes.

automating processes  IT is supporting and automating your strategic business processes? Do you receive the data you need to determine whether your process efficiency efforts have taken hold? Do your IT tools and systems facilitate process modeling, systems integration, measurement efficiencies, and information access by process owners and users? Is your human performance management focused on the change toward integrated processes with appropriate levels of training on change management? Do your process improvement Read More

Automating Stimulus Fund Reporting


Tracking and reporting stimulus fund spending are difficult tasks for chief information officers (CIOs). The US government’s accountability demands are forcing organizations that are spending American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to analyze floods of data. Discover how automated ARRA reporting systems can help you comply with reporting requirements without excessive labor costs or data management headaches.

automating processes  Automating Stimulus Fund Reporting Automating Stimulus Fund Reporting is also known as : American Recovery and Reinvestment ACT , Arra Reporting , Arra Guidelines , Decision Making , Comprehensive Automated Solutions for Arra Reporting , Arra Guidelines , Arra 2009 , Automated Arra Reporting Systems , Arra Stimulus , Arra Reporting , Stimulus Money , Accounting , American Recovery and Reinvest ACT 2009 , Financial Reporting , CIO Facing Tight Arra , Federal Government Accountability Demands , Agility in Read More

Delivering the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise


Enterprises of all sizes today face common problems dealing with handling increasing business complexity while reducing costs. The solution continues to be the automation of business processes. SAP is an established leader in addressing the needs of large enterprises. Building on that performance and identified best practices, SAP built and launched SAP Business One. SAP Business One was designed to offer small and medium businesses the same business streamlining and efficiencies at a scale and scope appropriate to their needs. IDC recently interviewed a number of companies that have successfully deployed SAP Business One. The purpose of our interviews was to determine what impact the software had on their productivity and cost reduction.

automating processes  the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise Delivering the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. While small Indian enterprises cite automating business processes and enhancing effectiveness as top priorities, Brazilian SMEs rely on SAP software mainly for achieving operational excellence and establishing Read More

Automating Processes: Plucking the Low-hanging Fruit of Process Management


To many managers, the words “business process management” (BPM) conjure up images of complexity—months of planning, meetings, and more meetings. While BPM can be complex, it needn’t be. You can move quickly to implement process automation for your company. Learn what to consider and act on as you contemplate how to automate your business processes and increase competitive advantage and customer loyalty.

automating processes  Processes: Plucking the Low-hanging Fruit of Process Management To many managers, the words “business process management” (BPM) conjure up images of complexity—months of planning, meetings, and more meetings. While BPM can be complex, it needn’t be. You can move quickly to implement process automation for your company. Learn what to consider and act on as you contemplate how to automate your business processes and increase competitive advantage and customer loyalty. Read More

Programs, Processes and Practices: Planning Implementations and Evaluating Systems


No company has ever fully evaluated the entire product that they are buying, time does not permit such a complete evaluation. Few people really track how well the software is used after it is installed.

automating processes  Processes and Practices: Planning Implementations and Evaluating Systems Introduction The process of selecting and implementing software and subsequent evaluation of the systems can be thought of in terms of programs, processes and practices. Understanding each, their relationships and how they change through time gives us insight into the health of our systems. Programs refer to the software with its functions and inherent limitations. The programs can also be called the system or the solution. Read More

Improving Business Efficiency with Digital Dashboards


As more business processes exist in an electronic universe, the need to manage the IT services that enable these processes increases. Business service management does this and achieves the IT alignment with the business necessary to ensure service improvement activities are prioritized with business objectives. Business service management applies the adage that if you improve IT, you improve the business. This paper presents an overview of business service management concepts and describes how Proxima Centauri provides a solution for this. It also describes how Six Sigma can be used as an underlying quality improvement process to eliminate the associated costs of poor quality.

automating processes  Business Efficiency with Digital Dashboards The Business Value of Business Service Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Compuware Acquires Proxima Technology. In January 2007, Compuware acquired Proxima Technology. Demonstrating the business value of IT services and investments to appropriate stakeholders can be a difficult task for IT operation leaders. The misalignment between IT and the business makes Read More

Adaptive Discovery: Accelerating the Deployment and Adaptation of Automated Business Processes


To automate processes, business users and IT must work together as a team. The combination of technology infrastructure, process flow, and business requirements all needs to be translated into a process map to enable automation to occur. This process discovery effort, and adjusting the process map to manage change, is the most significant challenge of business process management (BPM) projects.

automating processes  Discovery: Accelerating the Deployment and Adaptation of Automated Business Processes To automate processes, business users and IT must work together as a team. The combination of technology infrastructure, process flow, and business requirements all needs to be translated into a process map to enable automation to occur. This process discovery effort, and adjusting the process map to manage change, is the most significant challenge of business process management (BPM) projects. Read More

Delivering Efficiency: Business Processes, Automation, and Integration


Implementing IT solutions that fulfill all corporate requirements requires exhaustive research and analysis. But the reality is that most organizations have neither the time nor the resources to do all this. Indeed, such an approach is largely impractical, since by the time you’ve built your perfect solution, it may already be out of date. So what are your real options? Three words: Business. Process. Integration.

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Automating & Archiving the Medical Health Record at King Saud University Hospitals


Using start-of-the-art solution based on OpenText Enterprise suite and Microsoft SharePoint, alfanar IT developed and deployed an automated patient electronic medical record (EMR) system for King Khaled University Hospital and King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, two major healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia, replacing the legacy system of physical patient files. Read about the automated capabilities of this EMR system.

automating processes  & Archiving the Medical Health Record at King Saud University Hospitals Using start-of-the-art solution based on OpenText Enterprise suite and Microsoft SharePoint, alfanar IT developed and deployed an automated patient electronic medical record (EMR) system for King Khaled University Hospital and King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, two major healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia, replacing the legacy system of physical patient files. Read about the automated capabilities of this EMR system. Read More

A Guide to Decisions in Automating HR & Payroll Functions


HR automation ranges from simple spreadsheet-based solutions to complex enterprise-wide solutions that automate every single process of the HR function—and can even extend to employees and sourcing partners. This paper looks at the various levels of sophistication that organizations have typically automated, and articulates the benefits that occur when the organizations take leaps through various levels of sophistication.

automating processes  Guide to Decisions in Automating HR & Payroll Functions HR automation ranges from simple spreadsheet-based solutions to complex enterprise-wide solutions that automate every single process of the HR function—and can even extend to employees and sourcing partners. This paper looks at the various levels of sophistication that organizations have typically automated, and articulates the benefits that occur when the organizations take leaps through various levels of sophistication. Read More

Runtime SOA Governance


The service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration framework enables organizations to map IT processes to business needs, with new business processes being defined on demand for business agility. However, SOA is predicated on an ability to integrate loosely-coupled services, one application to another: users are not necessarily involved. This creates challenges for governing how service assets are developed, provisioned, and invoked.

automating processes  SOA Governance The service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration framework enables organizations to map IT processes to business needs, with new business processes being defined on demand for business agility. However, SOA is predicated on an ability to integrate loosely-coupled services, one application to another: users are not necessarily involved. This creates challenges for governing how service assets are developed, provisioned, and invoked. Read More

The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes


The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.

automating processes  Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and fewer stockouts, more competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access Read More

The Path to Healthy Data Governance


Many companies are finally treating their data with all the necessary data quality processes, but they also need to align their data with a more complex corporate view. A framework of policies concerning its management and usage will help exploit the data’s usefulness. TEC research analyst Jorge Garcia explains why for a data governance initiative to be successful, it must be understood as a key business driver, not merely a technological enhancement.

automating processes  Path to Healthy Data Governance This article is based on the presentation, “From Data Quality to Data Governance,” by Jorge García, given at ComputerWorld Technology Insights in Toronto, Canada, on October 4, 2011. Modern organizations recognize that data volumes are increasing. More importantly, they have come to realize that the complexity of processing this data has also grown in exponential ways, and it’s still growing. Many companies are finally treating their data with all the necessary Read More

SAS and Action-Oriented Business Processes: Alliances, Partnerships, and Acquisitions


Combining deep analytics with BI solution functionality, expanding in certain verticals, and by acquiring several well thought out companies, have been key for SAS to further entrench itself in the market.

automating processes  (MA) involves analyzing and automating the marketing process, which includes a proactive strategy for using information and IT in marketing. The ultimate goal is to properly allocating marketing resources to the activities, channels, and media with the best potential return and impact on profitable customer relationships. The new metrics of customer profitability, lifetime value, and wallet share are needed to supplement the traditional metrics of market share and penetration. Typical functional Read More