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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

lean source tco  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena ). The developed code was footnoted with references to the fathers of TOC, Goldratt and Schragenheim. The solution looks deceptively simple, but many people actually take a while to get it (learn and understand) because it appears to be counterintuitive at first. Basically, the target customer for this solution is someone who has pulled out half his or her hair trying to program the shop with a complex finite scheduler, only to find that the system Read More...
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

lean source tco  including non-manufacturing organizations, lean principles help to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Technology also plays a key role (see figure 1). From an efficiency perspective, pollution is a waste of resources. Green initiatives seek to eliminate waste (either at the source or before it hits the external environment). Thus, green is efficient, and efficiency demands innovation, which eventually provides a competitive edge to companies . The same thinking applies to lean. Every Read More...
Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

lean source tco  eBECS Ltd. for its lean manufacturing capabilities. According to AMR Research''s 2007 ERP Providers Serving the Midmarket, the ERP market will continue to grow at 18 percent, largely through add on functionality. Vendors will continue their acquisitions, with the goal to create product portfolios and be a single source of business applications for their customers and prospects. Like their customers, most midmarket ERP vendors are global companies with offices around the world. Sage Software''s parent Read More...
Emptoris
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg

lean source tco  meet ISO 9000 and lean manufacturing standards Audit more of the supply base without increasing resource requirements In addition, version 4.0 introduced the Smart Data Framework , a new technology that provides enhanced control and decision-making accuracy. It is a flexible technology infrastructure for defining all elements in the Sourcing Portfolio. Where other systems hard-code data for items or supplier bid forms, the Emptoris Smart Data Framework allows users to create their own definitions and Read More...
Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking
There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players'' solutions, the key is the longevity of the

lean source tco  the user experience. Think lean where less really is more. The functional bloat that software suppliers added to their systems to win functionality contests and to serve multiple markets has created complexity and inefficiency in the daily life of a user. Most people rank their personal satisfaction working with application software programs near the bottom when compared to other tasks they perform in their job. Why? Because the user experience was a design afterthought. Features were added wherever Read More...
ERP: Is High ROI with low TCO Possible?
Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on

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Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

lean source tco  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their Read More...
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

lean source tco  Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution Company Overview SugarCRM is a relatively young company hoping to be the sweet spot on the menu of CRM solutions. Based in San Jose, California (US), the company was founded by John Roberts, Clint Oram, and Jacob Taylor, who brought skills from their backgrounds with E.piphany, BroadVision, Baan, and IBM to the company. SugarCRM provides a number of CRM products, which are based on its open source core product, Sugar Sales . The Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

lean source tco  Journey As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout the organization, not just on the manufacturing floor but in accounts payable and other back office processes. This white paper emphasizes the need to focus on strategy deployment. Read More...
TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises
See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated

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Considerations When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging
Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let

lean source tco  When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let companies cost-effectively meet relatively simple messaging requirements without the expense of purchasing a commercial messaging platform. It is important to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of open source and appliance-based messaging in order to choose a platform Read More...
Bonitasoft, Part 1: An Upbeat Provider of Open Source BPM Software
One area where open source software providers seem to be doing quite well is business process management (BPM), a discipline that focuses on continuously

lean source tco  Part 1: An Upbeat Provider of Open Source BPM Software One area where open source software providers seem to be doing quite well is business process management (BPM), a discipline that focuses on continuously improving business processes, while taking an outside-in, customer-centric perspective. Think of solutions like Colosa ’s ProcessMaker , Intalio , and Alfresco Software ’s Activiti . In addition, while Red Hat is expected to make major announcements about its BPM offering (based on the Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

lean source tco  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Read More...
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

lean source tco  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More...
TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz
In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise

lean source tco  Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to Read More...

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