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Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP) Software Evaluation Report

The engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning Software Evaluation Report supports the requirements of companies that manufacture products based their customers' unique engineering designs. Companies building ETO products require special processes for estimates, purchasing materials, engineering changes, cost allocation and tracking, and ongoing work with customers. 

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Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies


Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use e-commerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits through a lean approach to document management and more efficient project administration. This article outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO e-commerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers.

engineer to order approach eto  complex manufacturers, those that engineer products to customer orders; engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors; or those involved in large, capital equipment projects that are highly collaborative? With the right enterprise application environment, these companies can also harness the efficiencies of e-commerce. In this article, I discuss the benefits that engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers can realize by adopting e-commerce practices as well as the specific demands that e-commerce Read More

The Blurry Line between ERP and PLM in Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturing


Engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing needs a high level of integration between ERP and PLM systems. This article points out that ERP and PLM solutions are moving toward each other to achieve more organic data and process connectivity.

engineer to order approach eto  two software applications. For engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers (who design and manufacture products to the specific needs of the customer), the connection between ERP and PLM is even more important due to the specificity of the ETO sector. Facilitating Engineering Changes For ETO manufacturers, the probability of product and process changes is high. During the time between receiving customer requirements and delivering final products, changes happen (whether the customer modifies their Read More

Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions will have to address inevitable challenges in order to continue to thrive in a ruthless competitive environment with a limited opportunity and functionality that cannot easily be leveraged in many other diverse sectors. Many larger vendors with more resources and leading-edge technology have invaded Cincom's stronghold, and have also been closing the functional parity gap.

engineer to order approach eto  heavy equipment, transportation, power engineering, and MRO. The system is particularly a good fit where the products'' specifications vary enormously according to end-user configuration, products are of a very high value, there is significant value-adding activity in design and manufacturing, where product lifecycles are long, and hybrid (mixed-mode) manufacturing techniques are involved. Nevertheless, some industries outside of Cincom''s target market such as insurance, banking and financial Read More

Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour'


By fine-tuning its flagship VISUAL Enterprise suite to better serve specific ‘to order’ manufacturing and distribution vertical markets, while concurrently prudently expanding into some adjacent prosperous markets, Lilly Software remains set for the ensuing mid-market race.

engineer to order approach eto  for small manufacturers with engineer-to-order (ETO) and make-to-order (MTO) production strategies that want to remain competitive in the short term, while migrating toward a more comprehensive product, i.e., VISUAL Enterprise, in the future. It provides tools that small businesses need to simplify their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor tracking, shipping, and invoicing. Jobshop is also available in Spanish, which has reportedly helped Lilly Software deliver a strong competitive Read More

Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process


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engineer to order approach eto  your requested configuration with engineering. To reemphasize, a configurator is required core functionality because of the complexity, perhaps even the impossibility, of developing unique product configurations without adequate IT tools. Importantly, the steps of needs assessment, product configuration, and pricing optimization are almost indistinguishable. Moreover, the subsequent LTO steps rely totally on a valid product configuration to develop a complete, accurate, and timely response to customer Read More

Putting “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses


In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the business and the bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t.

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The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?


Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better.

engineer to order approach eto  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date? Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better. Read More

Epicor HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality


Epicor HCM Express is an interesting option for small businesses that are taking their first steps toward adopting a human resources information system (HRIS). TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta shows you how the Epicor product allows companies to go from bare bones to full HR functionality.

engineer to order approach eto  HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality In addition to Epicor HCM, which is designed mostly for small and medium enterprises, Epicor offers HCM Express, which is an entry-level option that is available via Web-based access. It is meant to be the entry point into a human resources information system (HRIS). The application is actually a reduced and very simplified version of Epicor HCM, for the purpose of facilitating user and hence organization adoption. It has also Read More

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Leveraging Employee Surveys to Influence Business Performance: Why the Employee Engagement Construct Is Important to Business Leaders


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A significant body of research has emerged over the last couple of decades documenting the linkage between organizational and leadership practices and important business outcomes such as customer satisfaction and business performance. The more an organization displays a strong orientation toward serving the customer, places a clear emphasis on the quality of products and services, verifies that employees are well trained, and involves them in decision making, the more aligned employees are to the goals of the organization, the more cooperative their teamwork, the less likely they are to voluntarily resign, and the higher their engagement. Under these conditions, they are better positioned to deliver the organization’s value proposition and thus achieve organizational goals.

Studies show that improvements in employee engagement produce measurable improvements in business metrics. Read this white paper to learn why the employee engagement construct is so important to business leaders today.

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engineer to order approach eto  to Migrate Windows Applications to UNIX/Linux Migration can be risky and expensive if handled by inexperienced developers. Seemingly small things can lead to bigger issues and cause performance problems. Hence, the services of a professional migration service provider who has executed similar projects is recommended. Learn about the different ways you can completely migrate from Windows to UNIX and Linux, so that you can make an intelligent, informed decision. Read More

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