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The Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers
Every piece of software you consider holds the potential for fatal flaws. Miss the fatal flaws and it is difficult to project what the future holds for you

fatal flaws  Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers Introduction In the TEC article Find the Software's Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure , we explored the concept that software can have fatal flaws that can result in anything from discomfort to disaster. Fatal flaws are defined as the gap between what a software product offers and the critical functions that a company needs. Many fatal flaws are the result of a company's industry. The process manufacturing industries, including food, CPG, chemical, pharmaceuticals Read More

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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User Recommendations for the Food and Beverage Industry
Software systems must be able to handle your business basics. A focus on the details is essential. Look meticulously for the fatal flaws. If you don't select a

fatal flaws  For more information, see Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies and Find the Software's Fatal Flaws to Avoid Failure . Make the vendors prove they understand the issues; walk through the details of your requirements with knowledgeable people from the vendor. If the vendor understands and can satisfy your needs, it will come out during the discussions. However, if its staffers do not fully understand the issues, they can never provide a solution that works. You Read More
Find the Software's Fatal Flaws to Avoid Failure
For any business, software needs exist which will prove difficult to satisfy. Application packages will have fatal flaws where they do not meet these needs

fatal flaws  the Software's Fatal Flaws to Avoid Failure Introduction When compared to the needs of your business, application software can have fatal flaws. These flaws may make it difficult if not impossible for the application software to run the business. If you do not understand the issues in your business that can expose fatal flaws in software—it can cost you a lot more than money to fix them and perhaps put your business at risk. What is a fatal flaw? If we list all the things that application software Read More
Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies
ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should

fatal flaws  Software in CPG Companies Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Featured Author - Bill Friend* - April 24, 2004 Overview After companies purchase an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system they may discover that the ERP software fails to provide all of the functionality their business requires. These shortfalls have been characterized as fatal flaws . If a company uncovers a fatal flaw in their ERP software they have three choices: keep their paper-based Read More
Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices
Food and beverage manufacturers rely on information technology to meet market demands. However, food is one market where most enterprise applications show a

fatal flaws  Defining Application Requirements and Fatal Flaws Following the analyses presented in prior notes, it is difficult to imagine a food and beverage manufacturer of any size meeting the demands of the business without some use of information technology (IT), since enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), warehouse management systems (WMS), and much more are required to compete. Part Seven of the series Food and Beverage Delights. For more information, see prior notes in the Read More
J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 2: Market Impact
A small-to-medium enterprise simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources, therefore

fatal flaws  does not follow the fatal accounting steps that for example former Baan management had attempted (i.e., to report fictitious revenue), some may still find slight resemblance and perceive it as desperate move. There is indeed nothing alchemic in J.D. Edwards' reporting - the profit and positive cash flow did not come from organic revenue growth, but in part through for example the change in the balance sheet where the company assets have been reduced by almost $300 million over the last year. The company, Read More
Order Management, and the Rise of Multichannel Commerce
Order management and fulfillment has gotten more complicated. We all know that. At one time, the order management process might have been as simple as taking

fatal flaws  Management, and the Rise of Multichannel Commerce Order management and fulfillment has gotten more complicated. We all know that. At one time, the order management process might have been as simple as taking the order, applying the lead time, meeting the desired order delivery date, tracking the order status, invoicing the customer, and handling any subsequent returns. Multichannel commerce has changed this, while customers have become more demanding. As many companies’ operations have become more Read More
Microsoft Introduces New Consumer Electronics-Plus Era
Don't expect to see this all happen in the year 2000, much software development must occur and standards must be decided upon prior to generic consumer

fatal flaws  electronic trade show,electronic components,windows mobile,microsoft,electronic component,laskys,eco friendly electronics,mobile windows 7,windows 7 final,windows mobile 6.5,microsoft dreamspark,mp3 players,microsoft surface applications,windows home server,ces 2009 Read More
The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation
A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its

fatal flaws  it some advantages (see Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies ) , the company must stay aware of these competitors and maintain its current domain expert advantages. Should it continue to penetrate these vendors' customer base (it has already done so by garnering 50 high-profile customers, some of them being mentioned earlier), it is only a matter of time when the likes of Cognos will produce industry oriented analytic product or when ERP vendors will address Read More
What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization

fatal flaws  Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? User enterprises are becoming more aware of how software vendors' support and maintenance (S&M) agreements affect their bottom lines, and many are not particularly pleased with what they see. For a definition of the problem, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? and Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's Best Kept Secret ? It might be useful at this point to explain, at a very Read More
The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider
Verticent, a revitalized reincarnation of the languishing public mid-market enterprise applications vendor PowerCerv, seems to be thriving under a financially

fatal flaws  have a series of fatal flaws. For example, they do not adequately accommodate the dimensional inventory, chemical, and physical properties requirements, and such failures are detrimental. See The Exacting Needs of Metal Services Centers . Consequently ERP Plus' ability to address these issues is particularly notable and as a result, Verticent may have an edge over its general ERP competitors, at least in this market. This concludes Part One of a two-part note. Part two will discuss the functionality of Read More
Selecting PLM Software Solutions
Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the

fatal flaws  Find The Software's Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure . The third lesson learned from past experience is that enterprise solutions 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. New Lessons PLM selections have differences from other enterprise software selections as well. The relative immaturity of most company's PLM initiatives and the PLM software market Read More
A Matter of Trust
When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision making

fatal flaws  Matter of Trust To Trust or Not to Trust: What to Share with Trading Partners I recently asked a question to a senior supply chain executive: When should you trust your trading partners and when should you withhold information from them? His answer: Never and Never. His answer was only partly tongue-in-cheek. It highlights a dilemma we all face. When important information is withheld, it leads to enormous inefficiencies or even disasters in the supply chain. Trust is needed to streamline decision Read More
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 5)
Welcome to Episode 5 of TurtleSpice ERP, our virtual ERP selection simulator!We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end

fatal flaws  ERP! (Week 5) Welcome to Episode 5 of TurtleSpice ERP, our virtual ERP selection simulator! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote , and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer. Previously: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 Last week, supply issues threatened Read More
It Takes More Than a Fast CPU to Rule the Web
Compaq Computer Corporation, desperate to get some kind of high-end UNIX benefit from its ill-conceived acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp., has announced

fatal flaws  jobs. It's not always fatal to be late to market (although it is very painful); it's not always fatal to blow the sales projections; but in this case, we believe it will fatal to do both. User Recommendations These systems are not for Mom-and-Pop shops or small ISPs. With a base sticker price of $100K, these systems are for larger companies, especially those who expect to expand (the idea being one can expand from eight to 32 CPUs relatively easily). Alpha CPU history indicates that the machine will Read More

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