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DTR Industries Selects IFS Applications


While many might have been aware of IFS’ prowess in asset and project intensive industries as well as in field service management (FSM) of late, many might not be aware of the fact that the automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS’ Automotive solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and

die casting  metal stamping, welding, aluminum die casting, painting, rubber curing, rubber extruding, plastic injection, and assembly operations. DTR’s main customers include Honda, Nissan , and Toyota. DTR is headquartered in Bluffton, OH, and operates other facilities in Midway, TN; Novi, MI; and Chihuahua, Mexico. DTR is a subsidiary of Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd. , and IFS Applications has been successfully implemented across other companies in the Tokai group. The blend of process and discrete manufacturing Read More

Software Selection for Organizations: Are We Becoming Too Web-biased?


Web-based software has come of age: it is more robust and stable, and combined with the increased speed of the Internet, businesses have reaped tremendous benefits. Still, Web-based systems may not be the answer for every business.

die casting  its own set of die-hard adherents. The browser in a Web-based software dictates the user interface (UI), and different browsers may handle the UI differently. Sometimes, the UI may work on some browsers and not others. One feature common to all browsers is their vulnerability to attack from malware. Therefore, the browsers listed above are continuously being upgraded and patched. These actions have an impact on Web-based software: every time a browser is patched or upgraded, the software needs change. Read More

Direct 500, LLC


Direct 500In today's world of highly competitive distribution sales, businesses are looking for ways to improve their call center, estore and catalog sales channels. Direct 500 is designed for organizations with multiple selling channels. Businesses often implement multiple software solutions to meet these many different business requirements. For Example, sales order entry and inventory management, a hosted eCommerce site that is not connected to their ERP software, spreadsheets to track marketing campaigns and many manual processes to overcome the shortcomings of a non-integrated solution. Direct 500 was built on the Sage MAS 500 ERP platform to meet these business needs with a single integrated solution.Call CenterCall centers are usually high volume order entry departments. Speed of entry and accuracy of data is critical. Direct 500 provides an enhanced sales order entry search engine to speed the lookup of current customers or prospects. It provides multi-field lookup using Postal Code, Last Name, Company Name, Phone Number and email address.Once the customer is located, Direct 500 focuses on speed of entry and access to information for the operator. We want the operator to be focused on serving the customer and not worried about the deals and promotions that they need to track on a manual sheet - we have incorporated all of this logic in the sales order entry module.eStore Many distributors offer their products on their website. However, many do not have an estore that is integrated with the ERP software. Ultimately, is serves as a glorified fax machine.The Direct 500 estore is an extension of MAS 500 and the Direct 500 call center capabilities. The business rules for pricing, sales tax, freight, credit card processing and many others that are defined for sales order entry are extended to the estore.MarketingDistributors that sell through multiple channels often face challenges in tracking sales, marketing campaigns and their effectiveness. Direct 500 offers a multi-level source code that tracks how new customers are created and the source of each new order, providing valuable analysis data for the business.Integrating source codes with the Call Center and the eStore provides the business with an effective promotion and analysis tool set. For Example, an email blast with integrated source codes and promotions can automatically take the buyer to a special offer on the eStore, complete the shopping cart with the promotion and place the order in MAS 500 with no interaction from the call center staff.Fulfillment Many distributors that sell through multiple channels are high volume shipping organizations. These companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Call Center and eStore transactions. Shipping methods have been expanded with features to allow shipments by address types, restrictions by postal codes and countries. Shipping charts can be defined by geographical region and level of service. Direct 500 also offers integration to StarShip, allowing customer to have a calculated freight and handling charge straight from the StarShip rate tables. The Direct 500 SolutionThere are many ways multi channel sales organizations can address their individual business requirements. However, addressing the business need as a whole requires a well designed application that provides the company with a call center, estore, marketing and fulfillment business solution.

die casting  companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Call Center and eStore transactions. Shipping methods have been expanded with features to allow shipments by address types, restrictions by postal codes and countries. Shipping charts can be defined by geographical region and level of service. Direct Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

die casting  waned but did not die a silent death, and it is, therefore, still possible to find organizations that prefer to build their applications. When asked why they prefer this route, the answer most commonly given is, When we surveyed the market, we did not find a packaged solution that met all of our business requirements or could integrate to the existing systems. The key advantage of the build option is that organizations can create applications that match 100 percent of the nuances particular to their Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

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Geac Awakens On Its Deathbed - Part 2: Geac's Response


While Geac’s balance sheet was boosted by recent events, a more positive sign is the company’s intent to become a true software-developing vendor, not simply a software collector and dealer.

die casting  By Acquisitions; Will It Die By An Acquisition? Read More

Selecting a PLM Vendor


PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

die casting  enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made products. Hence, the enterprises that consider product development a core competency should investigate Read More

Implementation Acceleration Using Integration


webMethods, Inc. has released a set of Packaged Integrations — pre-built software solutions that can be used to rapidly automate common cross-application business processes. The company claims Packaged Integrations make it possible to accelerate implementation by up to 80 percent and reduce implementation costs by up to 70%.

die casting  the keep up or die syndrome has set in with a vengeance. User Recommendations Taking the pre-packaged vertical application approach and the ability to rapidly automate common cross-application business processes will have strong appeal to many companies, especially when they can use faster return on investment as justification for the purchase. Potential customers in other vertical markets who need a quick solution may want to consider whether they have sufficient domain expertise to partner with webMet Read More

Channels to the Hearts and Minds--On-line 2005


The physical, e and wireless world continues to grow! The e channel for shoppers continues to grow, with so many nay-sayers and doubters. You'd think this issue would die, with more and more shoppers buying from far flung vendors: Boston to the Nanga Tribes for buying original crafts; Dallas to Huangshan City, China, etc.

die casting  think this issue would die, with more and more shoppers buying from far flung vendors: Boston to the Nanga Tribes for buying original crafts; Dallas to Huangshan City, China, etc. In spite of nasty spam, more activities go on-line—games, travel, research, etc. On-line is now part of the total life experience. The challenge will be to make it even better for users; build capacity (again), making the various channels (wireless, cellular, fiber to the home, etc.) work well together. First, on-line is now Read More

Talarian and NextSet Team for B2B Solutions


NextSet Software has formed an alliance with EAI vendor Talarian Corporation to incorporate Talarian SmartSockets middleware technology into NextSet’s Evolution Business-to-Business platform and Internet exchange applications. This is yet another entry by an EAI vendor into the ever more crowded B2B market space.

die casting  the keep up or die syndrome has set in with a vengeance. This development coincides with announcements by webMethods , Tibco , and other leading EAI vendors regarding product releases along the same lines. User Recommendations Companies considering creating business-to-business trading exchanges should include the Talarian/NextSet solution on a long list of candidates. The vendors appear to understand that the customer''s environment is likely to be non-transactional, unreliable (stateless) and low-perfo Read More

Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus


Building on its current Linux position, Dell will start shipping Linux-based systems that use file management software from developer Eazel.

die casting  make Linux more masses-friendly . Die-hard Windows users will, of course, not care one whit about this alliance. BEGINLYX� Read More

Why Service Matters: Enterprise Solutions, Market Differentiation, and IQMS


While IQMS resembles many of its peers from the lower-end of the enterprise applications market, IQMS can tout its comprehensive one-source delivery and services and implementation methodology as its differentiating trait.

die casting  on formulas, not BOM; ingredients, not discrete parts; bulk manufacturing, not pieces; and pack recipes, not packages. For more peculiarities of process manufacturing, see previously published TEC articles, such as Processing Manufacturing Software: A Primer , Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements and What Makes Process Process? . EnterpriseIQ tackles both situations, although it uses a BOM to describe a process . Namely, by changing units of measures (UOM) and the way the rate of Read More

How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference" was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in

die casting  book entitled “Iterate or Die: Agile Consulting for 21st Century Business Success, authors Eric Berridge and Michael Kirven, co-founders of Bluewolf , reveal the fallacies of conventional business consulting and introduce Agile Consulting , a bold consulting policy pledge built around the so-called “Bluewolf Laws of Consulting Economics.” Bluewolf is possibly the world''s largest provider of consulting services for Cloud Computing, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), and SaaS solutions. With Read More

Software Selection Slagging


Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC

die casting  Selection Slagging Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I''d recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC recommend (more on that later as we''re preparing to publish our internal guide). 180 Sy Read More

Pradeep Metals Selects Epicor ERP


April 2013 started with a notable win for Epicor in India as Pradeep Metals Limited, a leading manufacturer of closed-die forgings for the oil and gas, valve, instrumentation, petrochemical, and general engineering industries around the world, announced that is has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The company chose Epicor because it met the company's business

die casting  a leading manufacturer of closed-die forgings for the oil and gas, valve, instrumentation, petrochemical, and general engineering industries around the world, announced that is has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The company chose Epicor because it met the company''s business requirements to be easy to use and to have a flexible technology platform. Pradeep Metals’ production plant is integrated with a state-of-the-art facility for design, tooling, laboratory testing, Read More