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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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The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again


The enterprise life cycle is often misunderstood, which can lead to complications during the selection, implementation, and maintenance phases. Knowing what to expect during each phase will allow an enterprise to get better money for value from the solution.

it erp life cycle  coding changes never make it back to the vendor. Maintaining Value We are now five to seven years down the road from that rosy dawn of the new age of when you first implemented your ERP solution. We''re in maintenance mode now. We just want another five to ten years of life out of the system. We know that our business needs have changed over time, so we''ll go ahead and do the necessary enhancements and integrations to add incremental functionality. Once in a while an old-timer, one of your employee''s Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation


This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

it erp life cycle  to be managed together. It requires tools to evaluate the competing projects and products objectively. These management tools must address the development process itself. Which projects are behind schedule? What are the steps to be initiated once a particular step in the process is approved and who approves. These management processes must be automated thought workflow approaches to define and ensure best practice, reduce handoff times and to allow for clear accountability and continuous improvement. To Read More

Front-to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management


Research shows that back-office connectivity is not addressed by many customer relationship management (CRM) solutions—meaning, customer data cannot be shared effectively and companies are prone to errors, delays, and needless paperwork. In the long run, this negatively impacts overall customer satisfaction in small to medium businesses (SMBS). Learn how front-to-back-office integration can help you address these issues.

it erp life cycle  scenario for all involved, it is not without its challenges. Undertaking front-to-back-office, retrospective integration can be a costly, complex, and risky proposition for SMB organizations, and even when a company manages to achieve its short-term integration objectives, there is no guarantee that future CRM or ERP upgrades will not render the integration inoperable. The availability of CRM solutions that offer out-of-the-box, easy-to-deploy integrations with market- leading ERP solutions, therefore, Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements


A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long-term cost of ownership of the system. This article, third in a series details those requirements.

it erp life cycle  alienate potential users. Third, it is important to recognize that applications designed around transactions and structured data are not built to handle the combination of structured and unstructured information typical in product lifecycle processes. Avoid ERP and Supply Chain vendors re-packaging existing transactional solutions. Finally, it is important to remember that Product Lifecycle Management is by its nature a collaborative solution. Look for vendors who support current, web based technologies Read More

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.

it erp life cycle  of enterprise applications hot-buttons. It is needless to say that 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. To that end, over the last few years, all significant enterprise applications players have been actively partnering or finding other ways to provide solutions that allow businesses to collaborate more Read More

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Sage 100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5) for Mixed-mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the 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.

it erp life cycle  became widely popular when it was shipped with every VAX mini-computer sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Ross ERP for process manufacturing has its roots in the purchase of a process manufacturing solution in 1992, and the product has been built out organically over the past two decades. Ross ERP likes to say that it’s been around for 40 years and plans to be around for another 40 years.   Aptean, parent company for Ross ERP, was formed with the merger of CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Read More

ERP Upgrades: What's Your Philosophy? 2012 OAUG Survey on Enterprise Application/ERP Suite Upgrade Strategies


Moving to the latest release of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is often perceived as a daunting task. But a new survey of enterprise system managers finds that most ERP upgrade efforts tend to be short in duration, fall within reasonable budgets, and rarely disrupt the business at large. Download this report for detailed survey results tracking enterprise application suite upgrade activity at respondents' businesses.

it erp life cycle  Survey on Enterprise Application/ERP Suite Upgrade Strategies Moving to the latest release of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is often perceived as a daunting task. But a new survey of enterprise system managers finds that most ERP upgrade efforts tend to be short in duration, fall within reasonable budgets, and rarely disrupt the business at large. Download this report for detailed survey results tracking enterprise application suite upgrade activity at respondents'' businesses. Read More

Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the 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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Become an ERP Sleuth: Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor


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ERP as a Living System: The Power of Community-Driven Product Enhancement


Today’s manufacturer is challenged by static enterprise resource planning (ERP) with annual complex upgrades. See how powerful change-on-demand capabilities allow companies to instantly align their ERP and business processes without a time-consuming IT effort. With a community-driven development approach, enhancements are driven by a community of users, and the system constantly improves in the exact way a user requires.

it erp life cycle  processes without a time-consuming IT effort. With a community-driven development approach, enhancements are driven by a community of users, and the system constantly improves in the exact way a user requires. Read More

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it erp life cycle  your company manufactures. Does it require mixing chemicals? If so, you may need an ERP system that does things like calculate ingredient quantities. If your industry produces the type of product that doesn''t lend itself to being disassembled into its individual components, it''s likely you need to consider a process ERP system. On the other hand, if your company assembles products from many component parts, you''ll require discrete manufacturing functionality. You Cannot Put the Juice Back into the Orange Read More

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