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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Extract More Value out of SAP through Virtual Data


Firms looking to move ahead of competitors need applications that go beyond the classic SAP ERP and analytics backbone. To extract more meaningful value from ERP, firms should introduce both systems of differentiation and systems of innovation on top of the core SAP system of record. This document looks at Delphix Data as a Service and how it can help customers running SAP manage data and effect improvements across the SAP application lifecycle and related business processes.

extract  and analytics backbone. To extract more meaningful value from ERP, firms should introduce both systems of differentiation and systems of innovation on top of the core SAP system of record. This document looks at Delphix Data as a Service and how it can help customers running SAP manage data and effect improvements across the SAP application lifecycle and related business processes. Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

extract  Warehouse), and can also extract from PeopleSoft and populate their EPM warehouse. PowerConnect and Business Components were released in 1999. PowerConnect is a family of packaged software products that allow customers to extract both data and metadata from ERP and legacy applications. The information is then delivered to PowerCenter. PowerConnect modules currently exist for SAP, PeopleSoft, and DB2. Business Components are pre-defined templates that shield application developers from the complex process Read More

Comparing Business Intelligence and Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors' Extract Transform and Load Solutions


There are two types of extract transform and load (ETL) vendors. Business intelligence (BI) vendors integrate ETL functionality into their overall BI framework, while best-of-breed data integration vendors, who provide enhanced ETL functionality, have an increased focus on data cleansing and integrity.

extract  Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors'' Extract Transform and Load Solutions Introduction To understand the relevance of extract transform and load (ETL) components and how they fit into business intelligence (BI), one should first appreciate what data integration is and the significance of having clean, accurate data that enable successful business decisions. Within the BI industry, data integration is essential. By capturing the right information, organizations are able to perform analyses, create Read More

Tactics for Tomorrow: An IAG Business Analysis Benchmark Report Extract


Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes—not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the deliverables of requirements are far more successful than those that focus on documentation quality alone. After all, it’s the quality of the document development process that creates an economic advantage. Find out what you can do for immediate and tangible benefits.

extract  Business Analysis Benchmark Report Extract Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes—not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the deliverables of requirements are far more successful than those that focus on documentation quality alone. After all, it’s the quality of the document development process that creates an economic advantage. Find out what you can do for immediate and tangible benefits. Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

extract  (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it with data from other sources into their data warehouse. With the DataStage Load PACK for SAP BW, users will be able to load data into SAP BW. Ardent has stated that the Load PACK adheres to the SAP standard interface protocol, known as BAPI. Ardent''s DataStage Extraction PACK is available now on Windows. UNIX availability is stated to be within 60 days of the Read More

Today's Discrete ERP Landscape: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions


With web-enabled technology, business intelligence, and supply chain management becoming integral parts of the manufacturing environment, discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications today are not as they once were. Learn about the current trends and how to select a discrete ERP system for your needs.

extract  SOA allows users to extract data from multiple enterprise systems, which can often be a very challenging and complex procedure. The service aspect of SOA reflects the fact that ERP vendors are now able to speak to a manufacturer’s niche needs. This is what is known as manufacturing analytics . Manufacturing analytics represents a business intelligence (BI) solution layer on top of traditional manufacturing technologies, enabling users to extract data. ERP vendors have developed expertise in Read More

Apriso Launches MPI 3.0 with Quality Intelligence Pack


In line with the theme that more knowledge is better, Dassault Systèmes recently announced general availability of Apriso's FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) 3.0. An important update in this release is a new Intelligence Pack for Quality, which lets manufacturers analyze quality data with greater precision. This next-generation operational intelligence product from Apriso, now a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, lets manufacturers better manage and execute quality programs, in real time, to address today’s key production and quality management challenges.

extract  and analytics, to then extract greater quality intelligence about the manufacturing operations. Apriso’s other Intelligence Packs (Production, Labor and Machine) have been enhanced to now enable multi-region analysis (e.g., compare On Time In Full metric by geography, such as Europe vs. North America). Apriso’s Reporting Analytics Platform Data Integrator was enhanced to support an expanded list of third-party data sources, allowing data to be more readily pulled from systems other than FlexNet Other Read More

Taking Advantage of Offboarding Automation


For talent management stakeholders conceptualizing onboarding is fun—welcoming a new member to a team, followed by the integration process, often signifies growth and new life for an organization. Consequently, most companies engage a great deal with the human capital management (HCM) functionality designed to support onboarding. By contrast, offboarding is oftentimes a cheerless process, as the

extract  should be able to extract the multi-layered conditions that led to the termination of a work contract. If, for instance, an employee has been fired or let go, responses to an exit survey designed to trace the disconnect between the organization and the individual (i.e. cut position, underperformance, misconduct, etc.) may indicate if the individual is eligible for rehire when certain work conditions are favorable to accommodate him or her. If an employee resigned, an exit survey can help identify the Read More

Rosslyn Analytics Launches Automated Data Extraction and Analytical App for SAP Customers


Rosslyn Analytics recently launched RAPid Spend Analysis – Professional, the cloud-based tool for decision-makers and knowledge workers at organizations running SAP to automatically extract, classify, and share business intelligence (BI) on-demand. SAP customers can use Rosslyn’s RAPid cloud enterprise data enrichment to perform advanced data analysis using pre-built dashboards and reports

extract  Analytics Launches Automated Data Extraction and Analytical App for SAP Customers Rosslyn Analytics recently launched RAPid Spend Analysis – Professional , the cloud-based tool for decision-makers and knowledge workers at organizations running SAP to automatically extract, classify, and share business intelligence (BI) on-demand. SAP customers can use Rosslyn’s RAPid cloud enterprise data enrichment to perform advanced data analysis using pre-built dashboards and reports. Rosslyn’s extraction app Read More

Infor's Big Data Cloud in the Sky


At the recently held Inforum 2013 conference, many ears pricked up at the announcement of Infor Sky Vault, a big data initiative that leverages Infor’s ION middleware, micro-vertical expertise, and visually appealing dashboards developed by Infor ION business intelligence (BI) experts and designed by Hook @ Loop, Infor's recently incubated Manhattan-based in-house design agency. Infor Sky Vault is

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systemfabrik Releases an EAI Product?


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extract  and moves beyond ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) capabilities. Warehouse Workbench 4.0 introduces an open, enterprise wide Information Infrastructure Architecture based on the Universal Transformation Language (UTL). Reverse Engineering and graphical online simulation of all transformations, accelerate the integration of inter enterprise data. Increasingly, data marts and data warehouses are no longer isolated features within the company says Gerrit Kolb, CEO of systemfabrik. Their rapid Read More

Business Intelligence and Database Management Services


Lister's BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to-end deployment of BI solutions over the intranet, the extranet, or the World Wide Web. The BI team has over ten years of experience with various database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in industry tools like Business Objects, Oracle Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and SQL Server Reporting Services. It has also worked with open-source BI solutions like JasperReports, and aims to fulfill the exacting requirements of any organization that approaches it with a BI project. Lister offers end-to-end BI solutions that can bring a good return on investment (ROI). Among the BI services Lister offers are remote database administration (DBA); data quality services; extract, transform, and load (ETL); database design and management; online analytical processing (OLAP) services; reporting; analysis; and dashboards.  

extract  structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to-end deployment of BI solutions over the intranet, the extranet, or the World Wide Web. The BI team has over ten years of experience with various database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in industry tools like Business Objects, Oracle Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and SQL Read More

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Vertica Analytics Platform


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Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


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