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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots


Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

full life cycle process scm  need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further CRM (and overall enterprise applications for that matter) market consolidation. The recent merger of the PRM vendor ChannelWave with the e-commerce service provider Aqueduct , and GXS ''s acquisition of HAHT Commerce confirm the need for a broader functional footprint as a way of extending the vendors'' life expectancy. The Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

full life cycle process scm  number of powerful and full fledged BPM software packages (e.g., from IDS Scheer, Appian, Tibco, Lombardi, Ultimus, Fujitsu, Oracle-BEA Systems, Metastorm, etc. ), many of which can be found in TEC''s BPM Evaluation Center. BPM is considered one of the most overlooked trends in enterprise applications today. In fact, it is increasingly becoming a native part of the IBM WebSphere ( best shown by the recent acquisition of ILOG ), SAP NetWeaver and Oracle Fusion Middleware platforms and applications, which Read More

The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?


Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of automation on the consumer, that most unpredictable of systems?

full life cycle process scm  have complaints. They have full-fledged grievances. Data from the Purdue University Center for Customer-driven Quality suggests that the repurchase probability for a customer whose problem is unresolved is at about 32 percent. Not surprisingly, this probability almost triples when the customer''s problem is resolved with a perceived wow! solution. For more on the correlation between customer relationship management (CRM) and business success, see Customer Relationship Management Strategies, Part One: Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part One: Doing Too Much Too Soon


In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running a sub 3:50 minute mile in track; and winning the Tour de France in cycling--all in the same year. How? By trying to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software at the same time. Read on why this is an ill-advised course of action with an extremely low probability of success.

full life cycle process scm  that the ratio of full-time equivalents (FTE''s) for implementing ERP and SCM software is about 3 to 1. This means that, for every three FTEs needed for an ERP implementation, one FTE is needed for the implementation of SCM software, given the same environmental constraints. Do the math! An ERP implementation project team of ten FTE''s is not unreasonable. Add to this the three FTE''s to complete an SCM implementation at the same time. Asking an organization to dedicate thirteen FTE''s to implementation Read More

Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

full life cycle process scm  area which spans the full life cycle, in particular association with the sourcing function. Procurement Procurement is generally divided into material requirements planning (MRP)-driven procurement (sometimes referred to as direct materials procurement) and requisition-driven procurement (sometimes referred to as indirect or maintenance, repair, and operations [MRO] procurement), although some long-lead-time, first-run direct materials are ordered via requisitions. This division reflects substantial Read More

Process Improvement and the Balanced Scorecard


Process improvement efforts often go hand in hand with a balanced scorecard (BSC). A BSC provides management with a set of key result indicators (KRI) to assess how the company is progressing toward strategic goals, such as “increase customer base.” For this type of goal, the KRI are tied to key performance indicators (KPIs). Explore how an application intelligence platform (AIP) can support a process improvement program.

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CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer


Without sound business process analysis, design, and possible re-design or full-blown reengineering in place before you bring in technology, your CRM (or any IT) efforts are doomed to fail.

full life cycle process scm  and possible re-design or full-blown reengineering in place before you bring in technology, your CRM (or any IT) efforts are doomed to fail. Key Ideas in BPR for the 2000''s  There are many key, sound ideas that originated in the foundation of the BPR movement of the 90''s and resonate with us in business today. Some of the key tenets include: Focus on Processes first, not People or Technology. Organize the company''s processes around value-adding processes (as previously defined). Eliminate as many Read More

Business Process Simulation Technology from Lanner


Today, TEC Research Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu focuses on business process simulation software provider Lanner Group. Gabriel looks at Lanner's history, products, and market position—and explains the pros and cons of using software to simulate your business processes.

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Managing the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark


North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus, continuous improvement of processes is imperative to remaining competitive. How close is your company to world-class? And how focused are you on process improvement? Find out how get started on a process improvement strategy that will have long-term benefits.

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Business Process Modeling (BPM) Express


TEC’s BPM Express projects include a modified business process modeling (BPM) exercise that supports an accelerated evaluation and selection project.

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Sage 500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing 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 in-depth analyst commentary.

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Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP


TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP). Ross ERP aims to address the unique needs of process manufacturers, such as complex inventory management (including the complexities around variable raw material inputs), backward and forward lot trace, recipes/process specifications, quality test results, product costing, and sales pricing/bracket pricing.

full life cycle process scm  am currently writing the full Ross ERP certification report, with more on the solution’s background, highlights, features and functions, and competitive strengths and weaknesses. The report will be available in a few weeks on the TEC Certification Reports page .   Based on the comprehensive software comparison data that TEC possesses, Ross ERP ranks higher than the average competitive solution for functionality support in the process manufacturing ERP solution space. TEC data show that Ross is Read More

Process Manufacturing Excellence: Strategies for the Plant Floor and Beyond


A decade ago, process manufacturing excellence was defined by long runs, high capacity utilization, and low production costs. Today, excellence is determined by a company’s ability to respond to customer and market demand. In this report, Aberdeen and Ross explore winning strategies leveraged by world class manufacturers to achieve process manufacturing excellence.

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