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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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Case Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA
German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety

cast aluminium  product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities. Read More...
The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance
The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business

cast aluminium  tribute to decisions to cast off the burdens of Sarbanes- Oxley altogether. Until six weeks ago, I would have said what kept me up at night was interacting with our exter- nal auditors to get compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley, said a finance executive at a food-service conglomerate earli- er this year. He calls the Sarbanes-Oxley work a night- mare : We were not allowed any incremental resources. We had to basically come under compliance with the existing resources that we had. But this summer, the Read More...
Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge
Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use

cast aluminium  typically consists of rolling cast steel or aluminum into sheets and coils or extruding profiles, which are sold either to manufacturers or distributors. Plastics Industry-specific activities consists of transformation of raw materials as for metals, or production of thermally extruded and formed plastics. Paper Bulk products are usually not delivered directly to printers and packaging manufacturers or to wholesalers and distributors. Paper mills usually produce rolls of paper or card, which are used as Read More...
Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On Bigger Players
With the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship suite due in August, Lawson Software throws a gauntlet to direct, bigger competitors

cast aluminium  conservative CFOs who may cast a wary eye on Lawson''s prolonged existence as a private company. The company has indicated a possibility of going public, but without any firm timeframe indication, probably the result of the current stock market slump. While being privately held and independent of Wall Street volatility has allowed the company to direct its investments for development of its desired core competencies, going public might be necessary in order to keep up with the need for huge R&D Read More...
Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 2
In part 1 of this blog post series, we took a look at a major player in the field service management (FSM) market ServiceMax. In what follows is a recent

cast aluminium  well. ISVs such as IBM/Cast Iron , Dell/Boomi , Jitterbit , USDM , and Axeda extend our solution. We don’t have any specific ERP alliances, as we compete with most of them for field service, but we integrate with the customer’s ERP system of choice on just about every deployment. Deepening our partner relationships and extending this network is a key priority for our current fiscal year, as we know, that we can’t sustain our triple digit growth without the help of this community! TEC: Which Read More...
Application Portfolio Management: Are You Getting the Most from your Enterprise Software?
Information technology organizations are faced with the challenge of managing a host of diverse enterprise applications, and the need to evaluate application

cast aluminium  APM solutions, such as CAST Software and HAL Knowledge Solutions , track code-level metrics for in-house applications. Portfolio analysis This includes the ability to view high-level data of the portfolio of applications to determine their relevance within an organization. APM tools should provide dashboard capabilities and multiple reports (such as bubble graphs) for quick business decisions in terms of the relative importance of applications. Visibility into exceptions This includes the monitoring of Read More...
How to Outsell the Competition: The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution
Benchmarking is a process where companies compare their performance over time against their competition. In doing so, they can identify where their strengths

cast aluminium  little follow-up, were being cast aside and wasted. Because the phone was ringing often enough, the call center reps were not required to follow-up under the old system. They could just take a call, go for the one call close which would happen frequently enough that each rep could achieve his or her quota. There was no need to put forth the additional work to follow-up on leads requiring a couple calls to close. Management had no idea this practice was taking place and was appalled to find that much of Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIa)
The first part of this blog series described the opportunity for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand enterprise applications, especially in the current

cast aluminium  implementations (e.g., Accenture , Cast Iron Systems , or Bluewolf  have lately become Salesforce.com’s notable SI and consulting partners). Today’s SaaS projects go far beyond early on-demand  sales force automation (SFA ) implementations consisting of merely importing contacts, accounts, leads, etc., and then going live. More and more implementations consist of implementing several SaaS offerings at once. For example, Webcom’s WebSource CPQ on-demand product configurator is rarely deployed on Read More...
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 7)
Welcome to Week 7 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure

cast aluminium  system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post , and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer. The story so far : Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Facing pressure from his VP Wade Sharkey to short-circuit the selection process and select Big Gun Software, Mike gets a reprieve when Wade Sharkey is over-ruled by the CEO . When supply issues threatened to derail the entire ERP selection project , Read More...
Assessing FinancialForce.com’s Early Years
FinancialForce.com, the offspring of an established best-of-breed provider of accounting and project-based applications and a cloud computing pioneer, aims to

cast aluminium  there is the usual cast of characters from the on-premise world with large legacy install bases such as Microsoft Dynamics , Sage , and Infor . By adding PSA to our portfolio we are the only vendor developing and selling a full SRP solution on the Force.com platform. No other vendor offers the same seamless integration between cloud applications. In PSA opportunities, the vendor we see most often is NetSuite/OpenAir . But oftentimes, the main competitors are Microsoft Excel, a portion of an ERP system, Read More...
Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1
Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large

cast aluminium  years I have also cast a skeptical eye on Salesforce.com . Sure, the company has been growing admirably for all that time while even achieving modest profits, but I have also been aware of it constantly announcing (i.e., creating buzz about) new concepts and products well before they were generally available (GA). Salesforce.com would then have to actually deliver on these products'' hyped promises, which would be another opportunity for buzz creation (in a we told you so manner). The vendor’s habit Read More...
Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important?
Replenishment is an area within operations where retailers can find a competitive edge. Excelling at replenishment enables implementation of promotional

cast aluminium  forecasts once consumers have cast their initial vote. This increased flexibility helps to compensate for the uncertainty of promotional forecasting, competitor activity or the impact of weather of consumer purchases. Alternate sourcing - sometimes called diverting in the Health & Beauty industry - can prove to be a very lucrative venture. The best replenishment solutions collect product availability and pricing information from multiple sources for an item and present sourcing options to the buyer. Read More...
Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market
If you base your selection of an outsourcing partner on a service provider’s strengths, it can be difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison among the

cast aluminium  fact that ERP systems cast a huge footprint across an organization - consuming as much as 90 percent of the total IT infrastructure. Consequently, a commitment to ERP requires signifi cant human, technical, and financial resources that may be out of reach for smaller companies. Increasingly, mid-market companies are seeking out specialized outsourcing partners to manage their complex applications such as ERP. The process of finding the ideal outsourcing partner is no longer a cut-and-dried matter of Read More...
ERP & Co.: How Process Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights
In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related

cast aluminium  are required. The Supporting Cast Although the TurtleSpice series does not make specific mention of other enterprise system requirements, it is not difficult to imagine that a similar organization going through growth would invest in other technologies. Some of these investments might be mandated by customers, while others could be required as a cost reduction and process improvement effort. Below are some of the systems that likely would be required. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) CRM is a Read More...
ERP Selection Case Study Audio Conference Transcript
This is the transcript of an audio conference conducted by TEC on May 22 and again on May 30. The conference discussed the recent experiences of TEC

cast aluminium  the company brings a cast of thousands that all seem to talk different languages and don''t seem to know how to connect to what the previous person demonstrated, the complexity just oozes out of the demonstration. Another factor that sometimes occurs is what I''ll gently refer to it as slamming. Sometimes implicit and sometimes explicit. All suppliers at a TEC selection know who their competition is throughout the engagement. Our experience is that some suppliers really misunderstand their competitor''s Read More...

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