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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

Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing


Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help alleviate many of the challenges particular to the process manufacturers, especially in the areas of product development and regulatory compliance.

full life cycle process scm  on what constitutes a full-fledged PLM system, see Critical Components of an E-PLM System and The Many Faces of PLM ), and because of the aforementioned variability in ingredient quality, product designers often must experiment with multiple formulations before they achieve the desired result. Defining and formulating recipe-based, industry-tailored products can be a complex process, involving developing, perfecting, and protecting franchise products, their potential successors, and even the failed Read More

The Future of Business Process Management: Where is BPM heading?


The need for quick responses to changing business environments has resulted in the growth of business process management (BPM). Thus, BPM vendors are embarking on merger and acquisition strategies to meet the functional requirements of businesses.

full life cycle process scm  integration layer for a full BI solution. Due to the acquisition, Metastorm''s Insight BI solution (which is based on Hyperion ) will provide more BI capabilities than CommerceQuest''s solution offered; however, the new solution will still need to be integrated with full BI solutions for more advanced performance management functionality. Currently, the market does not have a solution that drives business from the top down, where business goals are used to shape business processes, but because of the US 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

Living Systems Process Suite


The Living Systems Process Suite is a business process management (BPM) system for the modeling, execution, monitoring, and optimization of structured and unstructured processes. It provides business and IT professionals with tools to collaboratively design and improve goal-oriented processes. The software directly executes process models without requiring any coding. It automatically adapts the process path to changing business conditions and can help optimize process performance and fulfillment.  

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Using ERP for Process Manufacturing Quality Management


Today, process manufacturing executives need to think about more than core batch and recipe management capabilities when considering software solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP). Due to both regulatory and market factors, quality management and documentation of the quality and content of goods produced is essential. Advancing environmental awareness and the ability to handle recalls both factor into this increased focus on quality.

Customers have high expectations of manufacturers and other suppliers and often focus on good corporate behaviors, especially when it comes to sustainability. Adherence to legislation is of course necessary—but manufacturers who go beyond the required can find this to be a competitive advantage.

As supply chains and distribution patterns become more global, more process manufacturers also need to pay attention to and comply with numerous national and regional regulations.

This white paper outlines how batch process manufacturers can select and use enterprise software with embedded quality management functionality to face these challenges.

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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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On-demand Business Process Management


The most advanced business process management (BPM) applications bridge departmental and geographic boundaries, and manage the flow of documents and data according to sophisticated process rules. And while many would suggest that an on-demand BPM service offering would most benefit small businesses, a real case can be made that such offerings might be more valuable for medium and large businesses.

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Sales Process Map


Today’s new technologies and tools are changing the sales process. Sales teams that incorporate social insights into the sales process are pulling ahead, while reps who stick with traditional methods are falling behind. This step-by-step guide helps you to reach prospects, qualify leads, and close deals. Download the guide and know what you need to do to close more deals faster and collaborate instantly on what matters.

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ITIL Process Maturity Self-assessment


IT managers undertaking any implementation of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes should understand the concept of process maturity. As a foundation for process improvement, these key practices improve the ability of organizations to meet goals for cost, schedule, functionality, and product quality—the ultimate goal being to improve efficiency, return on investment, and effectiveness.

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Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process


Invensys has announced a new division, Baan Process Solutions Group (BPSG), which combines the PRISM and Protean process ERP products with the Baan Dimensions and Baan IV Process products. The announcements also include integration of a series of additional Baan modules for PRISM and Protean. The modules include products in the areas of Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, e-business (procurement and sales) and Supply Chain Management.

full life cycle process scm  Announces New Division - Baan Process Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process P. Catz - April 26, 2001 Event Summary A new division within Invensys , Baan Process Solutions Group (BPSG), will be made up of the PRISM and Protean process ERP products currently under the Wonderware division, plus the Baan Dimensions and Baan IV Process product targeted at Food and Beverage, Chemicals, Plastics, Primary Metals, Pulp & Paper, and Cable & Wire industries. Robert Thomas is the name of the Read More

Meeting Process Manufacturing Challenges Through More Potent Functionality


The process manufacturing market remains one of the most competitive and dynamic segments of manufacturing. Process manufacturers must evolve to meet the challenges of changing market demands, the increasing commoditization of products, and the volatility of pricing in energy and raw materials.

A powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with detailed functionality should help process manufacturers manage active ingredients throughout their operations by enabling them to buy raw materials and cost goods more precisely; scale formulas up or down, automatically; track lot inheritance; and define product sequencing, which is evaluated based on multiple characteristics, to reduce downtime and changeover costs in the production schedule.

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Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


Process industry companies could benefit from many of the PLM concepts that have accrued to discrete industries. But PLM has had minimum penetration into the process industries. Why?

full life cycle process scm  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process Introduction Product Life Cycle Management is a series of business processes, enabled by application software, which has proven to generate business valuein a variety of industries. Discussion with end-user companies reveals a consistent list of benefits including reduced time to market, gains in engineering productivity, increased revenue, increased reuse, reduction of redesign activity and more. A review Read More

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