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On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must

it product life cycle management  cost of ownership Lower IT support costs Single source release management Continuous feature functionality improvements Consistent and centralized training and support services Pay-as-you-go cost models Regardless of the size of an on-demand customer, speed of implementation is a salient factor in reducing the over all cost of deployment. While SAP''s boast of its on-demand services that you can sign up in the morning, and you are up and running in the afternoon is a stretch, there is no denying that an 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

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Enabling Product Innovation: The Roles of ERP and PLM in the Product Lifecycle
Companies are turning toward product innovation to achieve revenue growth, but to generate return on an innovation idea, the idea must be fully developed. When

it product life cycle management  product knowledge and making it accessible during the product innovation process is very important, but access to that information provides little value to manufacturing resources. Instead, it increases the potential for confusion or the introduction of errors due to clutter. Because of the processes they were designed to serve, PLM systems are intended to manage early product structures and design information, where ERP systems may have trouble capturing a product structure before part numbers are Read More
Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch
Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development

it product life cycle management  the viability of projects. It is important to note that PPM solutions help provide the streamlined system that is necessary to address these critical issues by centralizing the information needed to track and evaluate NPD and R&D projects from idea to launch. PPM Phases for NPD Traditionally, organizations have focused on capturing and organizing documents, content, bill of materials (BOM), and specifications for new products. In contrast, PPM emphasizes the human resources (HR) component of NPD, which Read More
A Tectonic Shift in Communications Customer Life Cycle Management
Amdocs recently announced a complete revamp of its marketing philosophy and its offering to its customers, which it believes to be the most important shift

it product life cycle management  these moves will help it fend off its chief competitor, Convergys , which in 2001 bought the UK-based billing provider Geneva . Geneva''s product remains highly effective in carrying out billing on IP networks, making it one of the world''s largest specialist billing companies. Geneva, along with the cable billing operator CSG Systems , are direct competitors of Amdocs. Moreover, many still believe that Convergys might have another edge over Amdocs due to its WIZARD system (which came from the acquisition Read More
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

it product life cycle management  a major liability because it uses up a company''s liquidity. This hampers the organization''s ability to respond to a downturn through different methodologies or discovering alternative paths in its business model. The third market direction is none at all''a lat market, which companies typically respond to by updating their product line: developing new products, releasing those they''ve had in the development pipeline, and eliminating old products that no longer sell. None of this bodes well for inventory Read More
Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? Part Three: Market Impact Continued
Webplan believes its offering should benefit many departments within a manufacturing organization. When it comes to operations and manufacturing, the benefit is

it product life cycle management  a manufacturing organization. When it comes to operations and manufacturing, the benefit is in getting the right information to the right people, and in ensuring the results of decisions align with goals and objectives. The product should please the IT department since it quickly integrates with and complements existing applications, which often reduces the need for custom applications and reports, while providing a powerful and extensible tool for solving a variety of operations challenges. Finally, the Read More
Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Four: More Challenges and User Recommendations
The objectives of end-to-end supply chain visibility are better plans, better service, increased inventory turns, and higher profit margins, where MBN might

it product life cycle management  requirements at this stage. It is going to take much time and an orchestrated effort by MBS and its partners to take functionality from SCM, product lifecycle management (PLM), supplier relationship management (SRM) and so on, and make it available as a software-as-a-service offering. In any case, MBN is a great, initial idea that can lay the foundations for a future product of a more grandiose, collaborative undertaking. User Recommendations Small- and medium-sized manufacturing and distribution Read More
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Two: RFID Compliance
Provia''s approach to radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance was to offer a bolt-on or drop-in product that works in conjunction with a company''s

it product life cycle management  on the dock. Further, it also enables a path to full RFID enablement. The product accommodates both product line RFID support (i.e., it is configurable by a particular product) and customer RFID support (i.e., it is configurable by a particular customer and consignee). As for the additional hardware and software requirements, a centralized RFIDware Microsoft Windows -based server for the entire enterprise (in a corporate data center) should suffice, albeit, optionally, a Savant reader management system Read More
SecureVTL: Solutions for Securing Vulnerabilities in Disk-based Backup
Enterprises are becoming increasingly aware of their fiduciary duty and legal obligation to protect confidential and personal information. As such their IT

it product life cycle management  information. As such their IT departments must find a way to effectively secure storage tiers from unauthorized access and viewing. Discover why today’s storage security technology with integrated encryption processing is the type of solution that many IT professionals are turning to. Read More
IP Telephony 201: The Nuts and Bolts of VoIP
In IP Telephony 101, I looked at the pros and cons of IP telephony, and a few of the considerations you should explore before making the switch to VoIP.We

it product life cycle management  and a traffic cop: it tells data where to go, and how to get there. Sitting between subnets* or individual computers, the router also helps determine communication speed (so do communication lines—more on that in a bit). A router uses a “one-to-many” approach, which means that information from a single source is sent to a network of computers, where it is collected by the recipient computer. * A subnet is a network or grouping of computers, whether linked geographically or via a LAN or WAN. Switch : Read More
SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
Make sure that what you select now will keep abreast of the technology changes in the future. It may sometimes be more beneficial to implement the right

it product life cycle management  may benefit from evaluating it on a stand-alone basis. Existing users of earlier product releases that face stabilization should react positively to renewed company''s activities, as they may benefit from querying the company''s future product migration path, service and support, and scalability strategy, and as they may be able to negotiate favorable maintenance re-instatement contracts. As for the new added functionality through partnerships and prospective acquisitions in the future, users are advised Read More
Case Study: Leveraging Response Management in a Super-charged Environment
Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, had a rapidly expanding customer base and shortened product life cycles. This led the company to add more contract

it product life cycle management  of the increased complexity, it isn''t always obvious to any single individual what the implications of those decisions will be across the supply chain, Toniutti points out. It really can''t happen in real time due to the intricacy of our supply chain and all the orders that are in progress at any given moment. The spreadsheet-based methods RIM had been using weren''t effective in this environment. Too much time was being spent ireighting, which reduced resources for other projects. Shorter cycle times Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times --A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part One: Introduction
Follow up with analysis on the recent executive panel titled

it product life cycle management  presents a solution, whether it be something as simple as desktop applications or something as complex as global supply chain management (SCM) solutions. More feasible integration between disparate applications and more agile management of processes between enterprises will be increasingly important, though. From a functional perspective, and based on the traffic and interest on TEC''s web sites, the tangible return on investment (ROI) seen market-wide, and the relatively lower implementation risks Read More
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Two: ACCPAC''s Recent Product Enhancements
Businesses wary of larger initial upfront investments can start with an easily affordable subscription at ACCPACcrm.com and have the knowledge that any

it product life cycle management  renamed into ACCPAC CRM. It is a business application designed to integrate a user organization''s interactions with its customers, trading partners, and prospects across the enterprise by providing sales force automation (SFA), call center automation, marketing automation, customer and partner Internet self-service, and integrated workflow. As indicated earlier, ACCPAC CRM is also a completely Web- and wireless-based CRM solution, providing the above-mentioned functionality through a web browser, PDA or Read More
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