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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

lower maintenance costs  reductions in total downtime lower inventory of spare parts required in stores increased production capacity, as fewer machines lie idle or are in the shop less space requirements for spare parts and equipment that''s down fewer rush orders required fewer quick fixes and less mistakes made improved use of maintenance staff less overtime needed to respond to emergencies less stress with a planned shutdown better yield and less scrap, waste, rework, etc. lower total cost of ownership of assets more Read More

What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?


Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

lower maintenance costs  market, since they do lower the costs for enterprises and take out some of the sting of paying for S&M (including new product releases that are never implemented and used). Rapid consolidation has left a gap in the marketplace, whereby customers want support, but vendors are either not giving these customers what they need, or they are, but at a price that cannot be justified. For example, vendors hate supporting older versions of software, but that is what the majority of their customers have. Many Read More

Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives


Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is prompting change, but what alternatives are out there for software service and maintenance?

lower maintenance costs  several months by offering lower-cost support contracts to PeopleSoft customers—a cost that is about half the price PeopleSoft would have charged—and it offers a 24x7, thirty minute guaranteed response value proposition. Part two of the Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing, Yet? series. Today, owing to its early 2005 acquisition of TomorrowNow, SAP ''s is able to include maintenance and software support for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards solutions. The program was initially directed at Read More

How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application


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Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center


It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.

lower maintenance costs  better supplier service, and lower inventory holdings. In addition, facilitate much greater communication between line maintenance personnel and PM planners and managers. Why? To generate a flexible preventive maintenance program that is prepared to use any opportunity to accomplish PM activities that may be coming due. Such opportunities include equipment breakdowns and equipment changeovers. By taking advantage of an unplanned shutdown, PM managers can save a planned shutdown, thus improving overall Read More

9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy


As consumer demand drops, many companies are being forced to lay off staff. That might help in the short term, but those companies still have to keep operations going, reduce costs, keep profits up, and produce high-quality products—only now with far fewer people. This in-depth guide offers nine product development strategies for your company to weather this downturn and prepare for the eventual economic rebound.

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The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule


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Until 2004, German agricultural machinery manufacturer RAUCH created its technical publications in-house, relying on a service provider to create and translate operation manuals. The problem: this was a massive, time-consuming effort requiring extensive communication between all parties. Clearly, RAUCH needed to change its approach. The solution: incorporating Arbortext IsoDraw into its technical publications workflow.

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In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even

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