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The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 2)
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service

knowledge objects  Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 2) Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service management (SSM) suite . One such broad SSM suite has been offered by Servigistics . Servigistics’ Service Knowledge Management (SKM) solution, the newest module within Servigistics SSM , is designed to meet the requirements of the technical service organizations that manage complex problem

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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Developing a Universal Approach to Cleansing Customer and Product Data


Data quality has always been an important issue for companies, and today it’s even more so. But are you up-to-date on current industry problems concerning data quality? Do you know how to address quality problems with customer, product, and other types of corporate data? Discover how data cleansing tools help improve data constancy and accuracy, and find out why you need an enterprise-wide approach to data management.

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SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI for Business Intelligence Certification Report


SAP's business intelligence solution, SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

knowledge objects  IT research and extensive knowledge bases that catalog vendors' support for thousands of enterprise software features and functions, are the leading resource for IT decision makers around the world. By combining that information with a proven methodology, unique Web-based software selection platforms, and years of software selection expertise, TEC delivers an unmatched range of online software evaluation and selection services that bridge the gap between enterprise decision makers and the Read More

Lean Business Intelligence: Why and How Enterprises Are Moving To Self-service Business Intelligence


Today’s knowledge workers spend more time sorting though a huge amount of information and less time adding value to it. Enterprises have responded by moving to a self-service business intelligence (BI) model. But that often conflicts with efforts to control, secure, centralize, and optimize their BI environments. Learn how you can get the right data now, while maintaining information quality and operational security.

knowledge objects  Self-service Business Intelligence Today’s knowledge workers spend more time sorting though a huge amount of information and less time adding value to it. Enterprises have responded by moving to a self-service business intelligence (BI) model. But that often conflicts with efforts to control, secure, centralize, and optimize their BI environments. Learn how you can get the right data now, while maintaining information quality and operational security. Read More

Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part III - Steps in the Architecture Process


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knowledge objects  other participants to gain knowledge of their roles. Through this role-playing the nouns and verbs of the system are revealed. 4+1 and UML If the UML is to be used in the development of the system architecture described in 4+1, then the different components of the UML must be assigned specific roles [Tanu98]: Table 1. UML to 4+1 Mapping 4+1 Architecture Component UML Notation Scenario Use Cases Logical Views Class Diagrams State Transition Diagrams Collaboration Diagrams Development View Component Read More

Meridian Global LMS


Meridian Global LMS is an online learning and knowledge management platform that integrates courseware delivery, administrative reporting and documentation, knowledge mapping, competency management, collaboration tools, knowledge capture, and performance management. Meridian Global LMS is compliant with industry standards, such as Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards, allowing the seamless integration of commercial off-the-shelf courseware libraries as well as custom content.   Meridian Global LMS is the company's flagship product. In 2008, members of the eLearning Guild rated Meridian as the learning management system (LMS) easiest to use, by users and administrators alike.   Meridian Global is an all-in-one suite of enterprise learning management tools, including   .NET platform—Meridian Global is built on the Microsoft .NET platform, allowing for multiple advantages. The single biggest benefit of using a .NET LMS is the ability to build smaller, simpler applications that can easily integrate with existing or legacy systems. research—Meridian Global contains a search engine that enables a student to search the entire knowledge repository at the learning object level. collaboration spaces—Virtual team rooms provide collaboration areas with document and presentation sharing, blogs, a team calendar, and e-mail management tools. broad knowledge capture—The knowledge repository provides access to learning opportunities extending far beyond classroom-based course offerings, computer-based training, and online learning. The knowledge repository captures, categorizes, and catalogs knowledge assets, including courseware, simulations, job aids, subject matter experts, lessons learned, and references—all at the learning object level.   Meridian Global is designed with the following features: e-commerce for the purchase and sale of learning materials configurable interfaces based on user preference multiple supported languages, including Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish multilingual interfaces role-based custom user experience tag groups, peer contacts, and content favorites search feature and calendar for finding courses and scheduling training The company also offers Meridian Anywhere 3.0, a desktop application that allows organizations to deliver SCORM-conformant content without connectivity to the organization's LMS.      

knowledge objects  an online learning and knowledge management platform that integrates courseware delivery, administrative reporting and documentation, knowledge mapping, competency management, collaboration tools, knowledge capture, and performance management. Meridian Global LMS is compliant with industry standards, such as Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards, allowing the seamless integration of commercial off-the-shelf courseware Read More

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This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system.

knowledge objects  Report This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system. Read More

Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena


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knowledge objects  of Quote-to-order Applications . Knowledge Management Comes to the Aid of Engineer-to-order Manufacturers The latest generation of Q2O systems goes a step further by using knowledge-based software to reduce the dependence on highly skilled experts. Non-programmers can now capture necessary knowledge with intuitive visual tools (for example, drag-and-drop, rather than by pesky programming languages such as Lisp or Prolog). Since the ability to harness a company's intellectual property and know-how is key Read More

Building a Customer-centric Enterprise Knowledge Base for Improved Customer Support


Within an organization, knowledge bases (KBs) of known product issues and their resolutions are typically created and managed by customer support teams. Their obvious use is to maintain different types of methods for addressing various client issues. KBs thus become an important tool in an organization’s armamentarium used for supporting its customers. But clients are unable to access these

knowledge objects  a Customer-centric Enterprise Knowledge Base for Improved Customer Support Within an organization, knowledge bases (KBs) of known product issues and their resolutions are typically created and managed by customer support teams. Their obvious use is to maintain different types of methods for addressing various client issues. KBs thus become an important tool in an organization’s armamentarium used for supporting its customers. But clients are unable to access these resources directly—rather Read More

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knowledge objects  those areas of the Knowledge Base that have been prioritized highly. QAD An appropriate client for QAD would have the following priorities: Figure 4: The rank and weighted average of the vendors given these priorities is as follows: Figure 5: Rank Vendor Weighted average 1 QAD  79.70 2 Ramco Systems   77.92 3 Epicor   67.46 Note the differences the priorities between Figures 5 in Part 2 and Figure 4 (above) and the impact that has on the results in Figures 6 in Part 2 and Figure 5 (above) . QAD's Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations


RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and need an inventory or check lists of the functions to understand if the business process will work. One always has to start from somewhere, and there is no better place to start researching enterprise software than from its functional and technical capabilities.

knowledge objects  above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations TEC Selection Uses Knowledge Bases Thus, we beg to differ that certain selection service providers' (including TEC's) methods are archaic but they rather save time and cost, while taking care of the functions and features inventory management. To that end, TEC released a number of knowledge bases (KBs), accessible through its evaluation centers (e.g., ERP Evaluation Center www.erpevaluation.com , CRM Evaluation Center Read More

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knowledge objects  product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. Read More

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Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite.

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knowledge objects  Analysis Report The EAM knowledge base is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This knowledge base includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. Read More