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Non-Traditional Hours: Key Strategies for Creating Flexible and Productive Work Schedules
Enabled by technology, more and more companies are now allowing—and, in some cases, requiring—employees to work flexible schedules. In this era of VoIP, Skype

flexible  Key Strategies for Creating Flexible and Productive Work Schedules Enabled by technology, more and more companies are now allowing—and, in some cases, requiring—employees to work flexible schedules. In this era of VoIP, Skype, cloud apps, and mobile devices, some employees really can be as productive (or more so) working off-site. The advantages for companies begin with more engaged, productive workers, and lower overhead costs. So know what you need to consider for flexible work arrangements and the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program: Creating Affordable, Flexible Solutions for Faster Value


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Enterprise-Grade BYOD Strategies: Flexible, Compliant, Secure


An increasing number of organizations are permitting employees to bring their own mobile devices into the workplace to be used for work purposes. While this practice may first appear to reduce enterprise mobility costs while increasing employee productivity, it also poses new risks and may actually increase costs if not properly managed. Know how to cost-effectively manage this Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon.

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Zoning: The Key to Flexible SAN Management


The days of storage area networks (SANs) built with hubs and based on private, arbitrated loops are gone. Today’s fully public switches—which include a variety of switch features—make managing large SANs a lot easier. The key to a flexible SAN is the switch’s ability to create zones, which allows the SAN to be partitioned into various groupings and enables SAN managers to allocate storage where it makes the most sense.

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Cloud ERP: An Adaptable, Consumable, and Flexible Option for Medium-size Businesses


Many medium-size businesses are considering flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) options, including cloud ERP—to access ERP applications running on cloud infrastructure via the Internet from a variety of devices. This profile examines the specific challenges facing these businesses and how cloud ERP can help resolve them. The key findings: medium-size businesses expect cloud ERP to be accessible, customizable, and affordable.

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Mid-market Manufacturers and the New Landscape for Enterprise Resource Planning: Using Technology to Compete


The globalization of discrete manufacturing is forever changing the notion of what a "small manufacturer" is. Even companies that are considered relatively small in revenue, employment, or client base, must now operate like the largest corporations when structuring and conducting their businesses. Infor examines how today's mid-market manufacturers are transforming themselves—focusing on business processes and employing ERP systems for their own operations.

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A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA


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At Mohawk Fine Papers, a new Web-based enterprise asset management (EAM) system replaced a maintenance management system (MMS) to provide efficiencies for paper-making and converting equipment. Since implementing the new EAM, Mohawk has standardized its maintenance processes, streamlined work order flow, automated business rules, and achieved more detailed tracking of assets. Learn more about the EAM software’s modules.

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