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Criteria for Selecting a Software Estimation Tool
A plethora of software estimation tools are available, each claimed to be better than the others, thereby confusing prospective buyers. An effective tool ought
for Selecting a Software Estimation Tool Software development outsourcing has now become commonplace. So, it has become necessary for the outsourcer and the provider to reach an agreement about the size, development effort, cost, and development schedule of the software product being outsourced. This has caused software estimation to move from hunch-based estimation to the use of mature, research-backed estimation techniques. The process of estimation has also moved from manual estimation using
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ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences
ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) systems must facilitate the near real time transfer of information and complex product knowledge for collaboration across the
product definition phase (i.e. estimation, design, and engineering) before anything can be made, bought or delivered. However, the major difference is that within ETO companies the product design is an integral part of production (if not even afterwards, during the site installation and commissioning), whereas for repetitive, standard items the design is typically completed and handed over the wall to the manufacturing well before the production starts. In volume manufacturing, product definition work
Caution! Will A Traditional ERP System Help You Deliver Projects?
Companies who build specifically for a customer have unique requirements that are often not understood or dealt with well by some ERP vendors, particularly in
in product definition (i.e., estimation, design, and engineering) before anything can be made or bought. In volume manufacturing the product definition work will be amortised over the items'' life- possibly thousands of items. Whilst overrun here will effect the time-to-market of the product, it has no effect on the lead-time of any one order, and is therefore not planned in the same way. Moreover, the extensive costs of product definition are absorbed into company overhead or product costing, so an
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Six: ERP Vendors and User Recommendations
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
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Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and
IFS Applications (version 7.5) for ERP for the Mining Industry Certification Report
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Applications (version 7.5) for ERP for the Mining Industry Certification Report IFS Applications (version 7.5) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the mining industry in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and
Infor ERP XA
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ERP XA Infor provides business solutions thousands of customers in nearly seventy countries and nineteen languages. The Infor ERP XA (eXtended Advantage) family of ERP products consists of more than forty fully integrated modules--network-centric object-oriented applications for business process workflow-oriented performance--within the areas of engineering management, financial management, resource planning, operations management, demand management and business management.
ERP as a Living System: The Power of Community-Driven Product Enhancement
Today’s manufacturer is challenged by static enterprise resource planning (ERP) with annual complex upgrades. See how powerful change-on-demand capabilities
as a Living System: The Power of Community-Driven Product Enhancement Today’s manufacturer is challenged by static enterprise resource planning (ERP) with annual complex upgrades. See how powerful change-on-demand capabilities allow companies to instantly align their ERP and business processes without a time-consuming IT effort. With a community-driven development approach, enhancements are driven by a community of users, and the system constantly improves in the exact way a user requires.
Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?
For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don''t do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you
It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don''t do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out.
Four Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages
If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this white paper, we
Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this white paper, we’ll provide you with four good reasons for making this move, and how to get around the various organizational barriers to doing so.
Are ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot?
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ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot? * TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu says “There’s no way to avoid them. And yes, they’re a problem.” TEC Analyst Jorge García says “No they’re not.” * Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Analyst Here’s an example of a typical ERP workaround: You need a field for purchase order types (you would be surprised how many ERP systems don’t have this) in order to differentiate between purchasing raw materials, assets, office accessories, etc.
Practical Guide to ERP for Recipe/Formula-based Manufacturers
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Guide to ERP for Recipe/Formula-based Manufacturers Understanding the features, functions, and architecture of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system best suited to your type of manufacturing will help you reevaluate your existing systems or replace your existing spreadsheet-based processes. This practical ERP guide for process manufacturers examines the functional capabilities of a process-oriented ERP system versus that of a discrete manufacturing-oriented ERP application.
ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process
To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization''s needs and characteristics , visit TEC''s process ERP evaluation center.
Discrete Vs ERP Process ERP Discrete vs. ERP Process People often ask what''s the difference between process and discrete ERP? Here''s a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management) describes discrete manufacturing as the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers, whereas process manufacturing covers production that adds value by mixing, separating, forming, and/or performing chemical reactions. It may be
Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System
Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results
of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System Originally published - February 13, 2004 Justification of ERP Investments* The expected return on investment provides the cost justification and motivation for investing in ERP. There are quantifiable benefits as well as intangible benefits in the ERP investment decision. The quantifiable benefits have a bottom-line impact on profitability, asset turnover, and a potential effect on stock value. This section discusses the
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