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Getting Beyond the Development Stage
Now that you’ve validated your product or service concept, how do you avoid hemorrhaging money during expansion?

development challenge  technology infrastructure to support development and operation of a chain of 25 stores within two years and more than 50 within three years. Management structure to support a distributed workforce and relatively high employee turnover. Rapid and effective means of training store personnel in product capabilities, differentiation and demonstration. The next challenge was to extract business and IT requirements from the capabilities. For example, IT requirements included: Leverage existing systems to

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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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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)


New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is responsible for revenues, few companies assign an owner for the whole process. Instead, it is usually driven through a series of functional “silos,” causing delay—and the loss of the original market requirements.

development challenge  even Mean new vehicle development costs are $500 million higher than best in class Poor NPDI costs apparel makers 30% of annual revenue in markdowns Food retailers spend $957,000 per store on new products that fail No company would today tolerate a manufacturing operation or supply chain that was wasteful, unreliable, and unpredictable. And yet, for many companies, that's what NPDI is. Top CEOs Recognize The Importance Of NPDI The CEOs of top companies have long recognized the importance of NPDI. Here Read More

The Instant Supply Chain Challenge


For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an "Instant Supply Chain"--ultra-rapid creation of a distribution network with coordination between the many decentralized players. To meet these challenges, relief agencies and governments can learn much from the supply chain advances made by the private sector, but the private sector can also learn from the successes and failures of these relief efforts.

development challenge  to be balanced with development of improvisational skills that are critical in all changing situations and instant supply chains. Never take infrastructure for granted . Be ready with alternatives. Local politics must be dealt with . Not just being aware of them, but having a presence on the ground cultivating connections and relationships, knowing the local language, culture, customs, and laws. Agility is important on the demand side, not just on the supply side —keeping a pulse on very rapidly Read More

Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking


There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players' solutions, the key is the longevity of the system, its usability, and total cost of ownership.

development challenge  to create a collaborative development and support community In the new paradigm, you're not a buyer—you're an investor. Product longevity matters. The Check Before the Check You've selected a finalist, but you've still got some homework to do before you sign a contract and start writing checks. You're still going to have to answer to those old school folks in your organization who claim to be from Missouri, the show me state. Know what you're not getting. Go back to TechologyEvaluation.Com's detailed Read More

ERP Multisite Costing Challenge and Solution


Significant management issues posed by multisite manufacturing environments include optimizing resource use at each site and delivering the lowest possible cost for each stage in the product manufacturing cycle. To facilitate meaningful results in achieving these requirements, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software must thus provide the right tools for ensuring that multisite processes come up to “best-in-class” standards.

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IDe (Integrated Development Enterprise)


Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts (US), IDe is a provider of Internet-based development chain management (DCM) solutions. The company was incorporated in June 1998 and is focused exclusively on developing software to manage product development. The firm has clients spanning several industries including, electronics and telecommunications, consumer products, automotive, aerospace and industrial, chemicals and plastics, medical and pharmaceutical, as well as software and services.

development challenge  (Integrated Development Enterprise) Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts (US), IDe is a provider of Internet-based development chain management (DCM) solutions. The company was incorporated in June 1998 and is focused exclusively on developing software to manage product development. The firm has clients spanning several industries including, electronics and telecommunications, consumer products, automotive, aerospace and industrial, chemicals and plastics, medical and pharmaceutical, as well as Read More

Chronus—A Development Approach to Talent Management


This post features Seattle-based software company Chronus, and discusses the vendor's unique approach and solutions to helping organizations deliver effective mentoring programs and internally develop their talent.

development challenge  Development Approach to Talent Management Headquartered in Seattle and founded by former employees at Microsoft and Oracle, Chronus focuses on talent development within corporate, government, and educational institutions. Chronus’ software solutions aim to help organizations to administer mentoring activities and programs, deliver and scale these programs beyond what can be done manually, as well as help participants be successful in these programs. Company Background Of course, Chronus talent 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. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

development challenge  Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge Mill Industries A mill is a factory where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. Outside the food industry, where traditional mills turn grain into flour, or extract sucrose from sugar beet and cane, mill operations apply to a wide range of industrial activities (many other process manufacturing sectors also comply with this definition). These include the spinning and weaving Read More

Experience Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge, II


This is the second in a series of posts highlighting the best of Montreal, location of the upcoming TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution. Today we are zooming in on Downtown, Montreal’s throbbing heart. Several Canadian universities have their campuses there, which helps keeps this city energetic. You can access downtown via an underground passageway from the Delta Hotel

development challenge  Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge, II This is the second in a series of posts highlighting the best of Montreal, location of the upcoming TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution . Today we are zooming in on Downtown , Montreal’s throbbing heart. Several Canadian universities have their campuses there, which helps keeps this city energetic. You can access downtown via an underground passageway from the Delta Hotel . A network of such passageways has developed over the years in Read More

Business-driven Software Development


Today’s software developers face requirements that were previously unknown in the industry. Businesses now demand reduced time-to-market, lower costs, and greater stability. And although collaboration is key to addressing these issues, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Thus, an automated change management system can help you increase the predictability, reliability, and speed of the software development cycle.

development challenge  driven Software Development Today’s software developers face requirements that were previously unknown in the industry. Businesses now demand reduced time-to-market, lower costs, and greater stability. And although collaboration is key to addressing these issues, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Thus, an automated change management system can help you increase the predictability, reliability, and speed of the software development cycle. Read More

Leadership Development: Seven Steps to Success


Trying to identify, attract, fill, and retain the very best corporate leadership talent? This executive brief outlines how the use of consistent, enterprise wide talent management programs can help organizations develop effective leadership and return significant business value.

development challenge  Development: Seven Steps to Success Trying to identify, attract, fill, and retain the very best corporate leadership talent? This executive brief outlines how the use of consistent, enterprise wide talent management programs can help organizations develop effective leadership and return significant business value. Read More

Tips for Managing Software Development


Buyers often blame the offshore software development teams if the software falls short of expectations. But the success of offshore software development does not depend on offshore teams alone. Instead, the success of the project depends on the proper management of the software development process by both the buyer and the offshore teams. Find out more.

development challenge  for Managing Software Development Buyers often blame the offshore software development teams if the software falls short of expectations. But the success of offshore software development does not depend on offshore teams alone. Instead, the success of the project depends on the proper management of the software development process by both the buyer and the offshore teams. Find out more. Read More

Siemens Product Development Solutions for Process Industries


Process manufacturing companies have traditionally been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many alternatives to choose from. The Siemens SIMATIC IT portfolio is one exception. Read TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu’s in-depth analysis of version 6.5 of the SIMATIC IT portfolio of products.

development challenge  Product Development Solutions for Process Industries Process manufacturing companies have been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many alternatives to choose from. This has not been the case for discrete manufacturers, for which there have been a wide variety of offerings since the late 90s. PLM for process manufacturers only started to truly emerge in the early 2000s. Since then, all major PLM vendors have been offering process PLM, but Read More

App Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook


As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best practices, and available resources. Know how to develop, deploy, maintain your mobile apps and create an effective mobile strategy for your organization.

development challenge  Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best Read More