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Meridian Knowledge Solutions helps you create measurable value with your learning strategy. Meridian provides technology platforms that empower enterprises

knowledge sharing  Knowledge Solutions Meridian Knowledge Solutions helps you create measurable value with your learning strategy. Meridian provides technology platforms that empower enterprises, governments, and member-based organizations to develop their people by delivering learning, assessing performance, and fostering collaboration. We’ve been making customers our partners since 1997. Our suite can be deployed on-premise, hosted, or in a secure cloud. Innovative design promotes configuration to business

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Process Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today's leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, human resources) and include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, many solutions that were formerly considered peripheral (product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, etc.). While during the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-Business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The old adage is "Such a beginning, such an end", and, consequently, many ERP systems' failures could be traced back to a bad software selection. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers' IT technology with their business strategy, and subsequent software selection. This is the perfect time to create the business case and energize the entire organization towards the vision sharing and a buy in, both being the Key Success Factors (KSFs). Yet, these steps are very often neglected despite the amount of expert literature and articles that emphasize their importance.    

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Enterprise Knowledge Workers: Understanding Risks and Opportunities


To do their jobs, knowledge workers use the gamut of media and technologies. However, although the proliferation of new means to locate and access data has multiplied the amount of information available to these workers, it’s also made the efficient dissemination, management, and processing of data more burdensome. Find out more about how collaborative tools are—and aren’t—being used in the information-sharing workplace.

knowledge sharing  Knowledge Workers: Understanding Risks and Opportunities To do their jobs, knowledge workers use the gamut of media and technologies. However, although the proliferation of new means to locate and access data has multiplied the amount of information available to these workers, it’s also made the efficient dissemination, management, and processing of data more burdensome. Find out more about how collaborative tools are—and aren’t—being used in the information-sharing workplace. Read More

10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success


Knowledge management (KM) can mean different things to an organization depending upon the nature of the initiative. KM is not a technology or set of methodologies, but a practice or discipline that involves people, processes, and technology. If implemented correctly, a KM initiative can improve the productivity and efficiency of an entire organization. With these ten basic principles, your organization can learn how.

knowledge sharing  from becoming a collaborative knowledge sharing organization. To get going, decide what goals you are trying to accomplish and why. Then try to identify a solution and methodology that will help you attain those goals in your environment. Sometimes people within an organization may say that a KM initiative is nice-to-have, but an economic downturn might slow the process down or defer it - thus being counterproductive when resources are scarce. But I think it’s counterproductive to consider KM a niceto- Read More

Knowledge Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management


Businesses today need to demonstrate their value to customers by making information that is relevant to them accessible. Hence the need for knowledge management software, which helps companies segment and then distribute the information their customers want to know.

knowledge sharing  cost-effectively, create a company-wide knowledge base to store and index documents and to more accurately search for the answers to user questions. Currently, the key trends in KM tools enable companies to perform the following: 1) target their online information to reflect what is most likely to interest customers, and 2) maintain online forums where customers can share amongst themselves what they know about the company's products. Hence, KM products typically fulfill two functions. KM accommodates Read More

The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 1)


The title of this blog post might sound like a no-brainer: as clear and indisputable as the “motherhood and apple pie” adage. Yet how many times have you dealt with a seemingly not-really-knowledgeable call center person over the phone or a clueless technician that showed up at your door? To be fair, maybe those folks were knowledgeable in principle, but were still ill-informed about your

knowledge sharing  Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 1) The title of this blog post might sound like a no-brainer: as clear and indisputable as the “motherhood and apple pie” adage. Yet how many times have you dealt with a seemingly not-really-knowledgeable call center person over the phone or a clueless technician that showed up at your door? To be fair, maybe those folks were knowledgeable in principle, but were still ill-informed about your particular problem, previously explained at a great length Read More

Sharing Secrets


The fundamentals of business are fairly simple. Customers have needs, and preferences about the products and services that will fill those needs. Businesses, on the other hand, have products or services with features that offer value. Win–win business transactions provide products or services with the features that best satisfy customer needs. This builds lasting relationships—and long-term organizational success.

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KnowledgeWorker


KnowledgeWorker® is an enterprise content management (ECM) solution designed for the mid-market. Accessible via a web browser or MS Office and Outlook, KnowledgeWorker® will give any organization the ability to capture, classify, index, reuse, workflow, publish, collaborate, and archive any information or digital asset. It provides a central repository with a document and records management (EDRMS) system to create and store information in any file format; an e-mail management system to “black box” record and archive all e-mail content; a powerful search and classification engine to find information based on content, attributes or catalogued information; project collaboration to share information, news and tasks with team members; a workflow engine to automate business processes and to move information intelligently around an organization and XML publishing to allow content to be published to intranets, extranets, portals, and web sites.  

knowledge sharing  KnowledgeWorker® is an enterprise content management (ECM) solution designed for the mid-market. Accessible via a web browser or MS Office and Outlook, KnowledgeWorker® will give any organization the ability to capture, classify, index, reuse, workflow, publish, collaborate, and archive any information or digital asset. It provides a central repository with a document and records management (EDRMS) system to create and store information in any file format; an e-mail management system to Read More

Information Security 101: an Introduction to Being Compliant and Protecting Your Assets


E-mail, Internet access, and collaborative tools (whether a phone system’s conferencing capabilities, or document-sharing applications) are “must-haves” for most businesses today. But by now many managers know that you shouldn’t stop at just implementing these tools and then going ahead, footloose and fancy-free, with using them. As with any other asset, you need to protect not just the

knowledge sharing  Security 101: an Introduction to Being Compliant and Protecting Your Assets E-mail, Internet access, and collaborative tools (whether a phone system’s conferencing capabilities, or document-sharing applications) are “must-haves” for most businesses today. But by now many managers know that you shouldn’t stop at just implementing these tools and then going ahead, footloose and fancy-free, with using them. As with any other asset, you need to protect not just the technology that enables Read More

TEC Certified AuraPortal Enriches TEC’s Business Process Management Knowledge Base


TEC is pleased to announce that AuraPortal’s business process management (BPM) solution has recently been certified and joins the ranks of TEC certified BPM systems.You can see TEC's complete profile for AuraPortal here. To obtain TEC certification, AuraPortal completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal comprehensive product demonstration with TEC analysts. This

knowledge sharing  TEC’s Business Process Management Knowledge Base TEC is pleased to announce that AuraPortal’s business process management (BPM) solution has recently been certified and joins the ranks of TEC certified BPM systems.You can see TEC's complete profile for AuraPortal here . To obtain TEC certification, AuraPortal completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal comprehensive product demonstration with TEC analysts. This demo provided TEC with a first-hand look at the Read More

Infor M3: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


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.

knowledge sharing  Report 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. Read More

How KNOVA Supports and Extends Knowledge-centered Support (KCS)


Today’s support organizations often face the challenge of providing efficient and effective customer service. Without the right tools, it can become an uphill battle. To gain true scale and effectiveness in service and support, many organizations are now turning to knowledge management initiatives like knowledge-centered support (KCS)—a business process that directly addresses the root causes of support inefficiencies.

knowledge sharing  are now turning to knowledge management initiatives like knowledge-centered support (KCS)—a business process that directly addresses the root causes of support inefficiencies. Read More

Collaborative Analytics: Sharing and Harvesting Analytic Insights Across the Business


Sadly, a division exists between business analysts and IT—they often perform separate data-related duties. There are benefits for companies that unite business analytics with business intelligence. But the adaptive information cycle—a model linking the center-out approach of traditional data warehousing to the emergent prototyping typifying today’s analytic environment—is not as complex as it may sound. Learn more.

knowledge sharing  who knows what—the tacit knowledge of the organization. With shared procedures and metadata residing in the Commons, the stage is set to move from group level collaboration in Lyza to harvesting for the corporate level of the AIC. Today, administrative function in Lyza focuses on peer-to-peer sharing and simple group management. Support for feed-back and rating mechanisms (functions 8-10) enabling IT to begin automating the harvesting process is slated for future releases. Given the fact that Lyza’s Read More

Informal Learning - What’s With the Hype?


Informal learning constitutes a hot topic these days. Informal learning can be seen as a process of knowledge acquisition that does not follow any one structured learning methodology. Some of the established informal learning structures are: observation, questioning, testing theoretical knowledge in real life contexts, and studying materials that fall outside mandatory learning commitments

knowledge sharing  as a process of knowledge acquisition that does not follow any one structured learning methodology. Some of the established informal learning structures are: observation, questioning, testing theoretical knowledge in real life contexts, and studying materials that fall outside mandatory learning commitments. Experimental informal learning structures include: social learning, activity threads, or online informal learning communities. Informal learning is getting a lot of attention as of late, and has Read More

Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


Product knowledge is now readily available to buyers online, so it’s no surprise that salespeople are seeking new tools and new skills to close sales. A powerful new set of tools has taken its place in the salesperson’s arsenal: 3-D applications.

knowledge sharing  in the balance of knowledge leads to more complex questions about the product universe. In response, sales representative need to know more about how the products they are selling can be used in specific circumstances, understand the sales advantages over competitors' products, and be able to describe the resulting benefits. Sales representatives can no longer retreat to product expertise to trump challenges or issues raised by buyers. Canned presentations and brochures of the past are simply not enough. Read More