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Enterprise Contract Management for Life Sciences: Integrating Contract Creation, Administration, and Execution


Leading life sciences companies are recognizing the need for synchronized, enterprise-wide pricing and contract management processes. An integrated solution can provide the transparency needed to satisfy auditors, balance pricing with go-to-market strategies, and support sales and finance—including accurately predicting margins. Find out about solutions that offer support for enterprise pricing and contract management.

life and natural sciences  and contract management for life sciences to both SAP and its customers. Customers benefit from the following: The evolution of SAP''s experience delivering solutions to the life sciences industry '' with more than 1,000 customers worldwide SAP''s increasingly bulletproof technology, with ongoing audits of SAP development by life sciences companies, assuring solution stability SAP''s position as the world''s largest enterprise software company, with continuing investment in R & D SAP''s ability to provide Read More

Ross Systems Shows Poise in 'Big Easy'


Ross Systems has come a long way as seen by TEC at the recent Rossworld user conference. The company’s progress is impressive, but is Ross attempting to tackle too many requirements at once?

life and natural sciences  food & beverage, chemicals, life sciences, metals and natural products industries worldwide should look closely at Ross Systems. Mid-sized companies should view it as a single source vendor for all ERP, SCM and significant portions of their e-commerce and CRM needs, while large companies might consider it as a single source vendor for divisional level systems and as a plant level provider to corporate level systems It is suggested that evaluations of Ross and all other vendors be conducted at a detail Read More

Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good


For every vendor, focus often results with more value to its targeted customers. Two highly focused vendors that also remain profitable and growing even in these difficult economic times, Ross Systems and Prescient Systems, are thus seemingly poised to offer enriched combined value proposition to their respective markets.

life and natural sciences  the food and beverage, life sciences and natural products industries and additional products to existing customers. During the recent period of its financial recovery that strangely coincides with the worldwide economic slump (see Ross Systems A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape ) one should also note that a significant portion of Ross'' ever growing license revenue has come from new customers. These might mean continued direct victories over the above-mentioned fierce and Read More

chinadotcom in the "Process" of Acquiring Ross Systems Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


Initial indications are that this is a strategic investment by chinadotcom that will allow Ross Systems to expand its product footprint and capitalize on its process industry expertise. Given the market opportunity for all types of manufacturing in China, chinadotcom will have to resist the temptation to expand a highly focused Ross’ software product to new, unsupported verticals.

life and natural sciences  chemical, food and beverage, life sciences, metals, and natural products industries should be wary of any discrete market focus using the iRenaissance product suite. While the discrete industries may be good markets for chinadotcom, the software requirements for discrete would not mesh well with the process requirements already incorporated in the iRenaissance product suite. Opportunities may be available for chinadotcom in the discrete manufacturing markets, but not with iRenaissance. Mid-market process Read More

SCT Corporation Means (e)Business For Process Manufacturing


SCT has announced more e-commerce offerings for the process industries, including an expanded vision for their iProcess.sct solution called 'Collaboration in Process' which is based on recognition that process manufacturers and distributors will increasingly go to market as members of competing commerce networks. New product announcements include additional e-CRM capabilities, and an announced relationship with IBM that combines SCT’s products with IBM’s hardware, software, and services.

life and natural sciences  its focus (e.g., chemical, life sciences, etc.). Some competitors like Infinium , can tout both vertically focused e-procurement and integrated CRM solutions. Look for SCT''s remedial actions in that regard. User Recommendations Existing SCT customers should consider these announcements as central to their e-commerce plans, although informing themselves about other vendors'' offerings would be beneficial. Process manufacturing enterprises from the above mentioned industries that are looking for e-commerce Read More

A Test Process for All Life Cycles


The only way to prevent chaos during testing is to have the process fully understood by all stakeholders, with defined roles and responsibilities. The result of a well-planned and well-designed approach is realizing the expected business benefits and return on investment (ROI). Whatever the project life cycle, a single test process can be used to great effect. Find out what you should consider in this type of project.

life and natural sciences  Test Process for All Life Cycles The only way to prevent chaos during testing is to have the process fully understood by all stakeholders, with defined roles and responsibilities. The result of a well-planned and well-designed approach is realizing the expected business benefits and return on investment (ROI). Whatever the project life cycle, a single test process can be used to great effect. Find out what you should consider in this type of project. Read More

Case Study: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)


When life sciences manufacturer Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) needed ERP software to help support growth, expand into new product markets and address traceability requirements, the choice was Microsoft Dynamics AX, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope. With Microsoft products, IDT has increased its ability to support manufacturing on three continents, automated purchasing activities for improved productivity, and improved how it handles inbound calls CRM.​

life and natural sciences  DNA Technologies (IDT) When life sciences manufacturer Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) needed ERP software to help support growth, expand into new product markets and address traceability requirements, the choice was Microsoft Dynamics AX, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope. With Microsoft products, IDT has increased its ability to support manufacturing on three continents, automated purchasing activities for improved productivity, and improved how it handles inbound calls CRM. Read More

Microsoft Axapta for Life Sciences


Executives in the life sciences industry work under tremendous competitive pressures. At the same time, they must meet regulatory guidelines and ensure that product safety remains a priority. Information must be meticulously tracked through all phases of a production cycle, which can slow production significantly. That’s why solutions for the industry must help streamline and simplify the regulatory compliance process.

life and natural sciences  Sciences Executives in the life sciences industry work under tremendous competitive pressures. At the same time, they must meet regulatory guidelines and ensure that product safety remains a priority. Information must be meticulously tracked through all phases of a production cycle, which can slow production significantly. That’s why solutions for the industry must help streamline and simplify the regulatory compliance process. Read More

2015: Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences


With most businesses across industry verticals still reeling under the impact of the economic slowdown, many are focusing on analytics-driven decision support across all facets of business where experts have to take decisions based on bits of information. Read about 10 predictions for analytics decision support for 1015—that will challenge conventional business wisdom and allow organizations to differentiate themselves and drive growth.

life and natural sciences  Ten Predictions for Decision Sciences With most businesses across industry verticals still reeling under the impact of the economic slowdown, many are focusing on analytics-driven decision support across all facets of business where experts have to take decisions based on bits of information. Read about 10 predictions for analytics decision support for 1015—that will challenge conventional business wisdom and allow organizations to differentiate themselves and drive growth. Read More

Field Service Mobility: Warranty Management


In this white paper, the author discusses the real-life challenges faced by field technicians and how those technicians can be empowered with mobility solutions to improve field productivity, increase the accuracy of diagnostics, reduce warranty and invoicing cycle times, increase service revenues, and most importantly, improve the customer experience.

life and natural sciences  the author discusses the real-life challenges faced by field technicians and how those technicians can be empowered with mobility solutions to improve field productivity, increase the accuracy of diagnostics, reduce warranty and invoicing cycle times, increase service revenues, and most importantly, improve the customer experience. Read More

There’s Life After Your Nortel PBX


There’s more than one way to do enterprise-grade telephony, and today’s options are less costly than a Nortel system, but comparable in quality. If you’re ready to start considering life after Nortel, this article explores the available options.

life and natural sciences  Life After Your Nortel PBX There’s more than one way to do enterprise-grade telephony, and today’s options are less costly than a Nortel system, but comparable in quality. If you’re ready to start considering life after Nortel, this article explores the available options. Read More

Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners


Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be taken to continuously meet the business needs of the facility. This paper describes the five phases of the data center life cycle, identifies key tasks and pitfalls, and offers practical advice to facility owners and management.

life and natural sciences  of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be taken to continuously meet the business needs of the facility. This paper describes the five phases of the data center life cycle, identifies key tasks and pitfalls, and offers practical advice to facility owners and management. Read More

Case Study: Natural Gas Company Builds Quotes in 15 Minutes and Pushes Up Sales Throughput by 20%


A leading developer of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure needed a better and faster way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown system, it took hours to build proposals, finance lacked margin visibility, there was plenty of room for sales reps errors, and there were reporting and analysis limitations. The company also wanted a simplified learning experience for its customers. It chose CallidusCloud CPQ (Configure Price Quote).

life and natural sciences  Study: Natural Gas Company Builds Quotes in 15 Minutes and Pushes Up Sales Throughput by 20% A leading developer of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure needed a better and faster way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown system, it took hours to build proposals, finance lacked margin visibility, there was plenty of room for sales reps errors, and there were reporting and analysis limitations. The company also wanted a simplified learning experience for its customers. It Read More

ERP Fail: When Best Practices Meet Real Life


Open University PhD candidate Gabrielle Ford has a new perspective on why, despite an abundance of expert insight, so many ERP implementations continue to fail. TEC is collaborating with Ford to provide a 20-minute survey for ERP users, and is offering three-day free access to its evaluation models and vendor data to readers who complete the survey. Take the survey now. This post signals the start

life and natural sciences  Best Practices Meet Real Life Open University PhD candidate Gabrielle Ford has a new perspective on why, despite an abundance of expert insight, so many ERP implementations continue to fail. TEC is collaborating with Ford to provide a 20-minute survey for ERP users , and is offering three-day free access to its evaluation models and vendor data to readers who complete the survey. Take the survey now . This post signals the start of several contributions from Ford regarding the relationship users have Read More