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Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders

cultural barriers  time zones, language barriers, cultural differences, and in-county laws and regulations, among other factors. Despite these inherent challenges, many manufacturers see multiple reasons to engage global resources. Some firms are setting up design centers in low-cost areas so as to lower operating costs and increase profit margin. Some are tapping into overseas labor markets because of a shortage of skilled engineering resources in their own geographies. Some are acquiring companies overseas, then Read More

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended

cultural barriers  challenges, starting with the cultural challenges of embracing this new way of doing things. For one, there is a new vendor’s identity that requires establishing a new communication strategy as a SaaS provider. In fact,  will a new brand be required (e.g., Coda 2go vs. traditional Coda Financials ) ? How will they go about handling the new user community, collaboration, and customer intimacy principles? Planning a smooth organizational transition plan is a closely related issue here. In other words, 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

cultural barriers  even help to overcome traditional cultural barriers between the enterprise and the plant, which are well depicted in the recent Optimal Solutions’ article : “…Many plants, particularly those over a decade old, began as quasi-independent entities. As these plants evolved, a culture of isolationism often took hold. Inside manufacturing plants, engineering, operations and information technology (IT) established fiefdoms. Over time, plant engineers, plant managers, process control operators and Read More
Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits
Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process

cultural barriers  if there are serious cultural barriers to overcome. To maximize your CMMS, it's important to be wary of the following tell-tale signs of failure: middle management-led initiatives; flavour of the month -type programs; application of too many irrelevant measures or none at all; lack of a framework or logical methodology; process change predicated without appropriate line involvement; process improvement lacks needed cultural change; and existence of internal navel-gazing. Process improvement drivers Read More
Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home
Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong

cultural barriers  about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing could benefit from nearshoring. Danny Bradbury investigates the pros and cons If your company balks at the cost of outsourcing... ... its IT to a UK provider but is nervous about the risks associated with offshore projects, the outsourcing industry has a third way: nearshoring. Nearshoring involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location, but a closer cultural, linguistic and geographic fit Read More
Expert Tips for Recruitment and Onboarding
Stephen Johnston, senior partner from Korn Ferry, recommends the best way to assess cultural fit, values, and work ethics. He also explains how to optimize the

cultural barriers  best way to assess cultural fit, values, and work ethics. He also explains how to optimize the workforce by identifying the high performers in top impact roles; what importance should be placed on internal identification of candidates for open positions; how to effect faster onboarding; and the role of mentoring. Read More
Exploring New Frontiers of Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry
Looking into the future, oil and gas companies that initiate data management projects should carry out a reality check on the barriers to the adoption of

cultural barriers  New Frontiers of Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry Looking into the future, oil and gas companies that initiate data management projects should carry out a reality check on the barriers to the adoption of analytics. This will greatly help the data management project team to deliver along desired and expected lines. Download this white paper to find out more. Read More
Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database
Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.

cultural barriers  Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database Event Summary NEW YORK, February 2, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy and a leading Linux vendor, at LinuxWorld 2000 announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux Read More
Cloud Potential: The Opportunity to Invent and Reinvent Business
The cloud is a revolution that is changing the way we think about business and commerce. Many business leaders feel that a failure to invest in the cloud will

cultural barriers  Potential: The Opportunity to Invent and Reinvent Business The cloud is a revolution that is changing the way we think about business and commerce. Many business leaders feel that a failure to invest in the cloud will result in loss of market share, but they are united about the potential of the cloud to significantly improve capacity and flexibility, generate greater efficiencies, create competitive advantages, transform business prospects, and generate economic value. Read this white paper to learn Read More
The Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary
True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can

cultural barriers  Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) 2004 Executive Summary True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into Read More
How to Compare Leading ERP Vendors
Simply use TEC's ERP comparison reports to compare any one of these solutions against two other ERP solutions of your choice.

cultural barriers  to Compare Leading ERP Vendors Here are the facts , as the marketing departments would have it: Epicor ERP is a leading ERP solution for midsized manufacturers. With more than 20,000 customers in over 140 countries, Epicor says it has now redefined enterprise software by eliminating the technology and accessibility barriers that stifle productivity. IFS Applications is a leading software solution used by oil and gas companies around the world. According to IFS, IFS Applications is designed to help you Read More
What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business.
Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality

cultural barriers  s Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business. Premise Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality leading to dissatisfaction and the application being a drag on the business. This gap, the lack of the ability to change, costs the business dearly. Software needs to be the agent of change, not the enemy of change. Change Happens Successful compani Read More
Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Even if Agile continues to deliver superior products, its competition against single-vendor, pre-integrated ERP suite products will force Agile to aggressively

cultural barriers  integration at sales and cultural levels will be challenging. Also, neither company excels in marketing, while cultural dissimilarity and power clashes between two strong matrimony partners have often flawed software mergers. Still, although Agile's flamboyant Silicon Valley supply chain collaboration culture will clash with Eigner's German engineering ethos, these differences should not threaten the merger since the companies have common business goals, complementary strengths, and both have demonstrated Read More
ERP Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector
In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select

cultural barriers  Can Be a Barrier to Agility in Electric Power Sector In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness. Read More
Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail
Peru, a country with a glorious past and an uncertain future, stands at the crossroads. The inability to attract significant trade or investment due to the

cultural barriers  was established as a cultural and spiritual center over 500 years ago. When the Spanish discovered Cusco, they were greeted by stone structures, massive boulders flawlessly matched together to create temples to worship the deities of that time. Clad in pure gold, ceilings and walls reflected the power and grandeur of a culture that clearly understood both nature and science. In the harsh mountain terrain, aqueducts had been crafted to create an endless supply of water. Terraces filled with fertile soil Read More

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