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Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP) Software Evaluation Report

The engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning Software Evaluation Report supports the requirements of companies that manufacture products based their customers' unique engineering designs. Companies building ETO products require special processes for estimates, purchasing materials, engineering changes, cost allocation and tracking, and ongoing work with customers. 

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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean


There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there are a few relatively simple steps that will help any enterprise make its supply chain lean. In this article, we will touch on these simple measures—measures that any company can take.

make to order operation eto  efficient on products that make sense to manufacture in large quantities and to be responsive to products that are best handled as special orders. An enterprise application ought to offer tools that allow production to become pull-based, facilitating processes like kanban . Strong kanban functionality will allow companies to pull products through their supply chain, thus leaning the supply chain, minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. Read More

Profitable-to-promise: A New Exciting Era


Any manufacturing business is faced with promising accurate delivery dates for customer orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has to ensure that every order taken, is profitable. This article focuses on the issues related to order delivery date promising in view of profitability of orders to the manufacturer.

make to order operation eto  will be able to make decisions whether you will like to accept or reject the order. Sometimes urgent orders come and you will want to determine if shifting or canceling other, not-so-important orders will affect your bottom line. If raw material availability, machine capacity, and production lead time are known at the time of order taking, then it is possible to give a definite delivery date to the customer. This is known as capable-to-promise. If we can also provide information about customer, Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary


Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific functionality with the flexibility to accommodate each company's unique processes goes a long way toward improving the functional fit and the speed of implementation.

make to order operation eto  missing functions that may make it extremely difficult if not impossible for the application software to run the physical business. For more details, see Find The Software''s Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure . To that end, there are a number of possible potential showstoppers or ETO fatal flaws. These include close engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing collaboration and management to collapse product lifecycles; project management and scheduling capability; the ability to compare actual and estimated Read More

The Blurry Line between ERP and PLM in Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturing


Engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing needs a high level of integration between ERP and PLM systems. This article points out that ERP and PLM solutions are moving toward each other to achieve more organic data and process connectivity.

make to order operation eto  processes, they have to make sure that the design department knows what can be made on the shop floor and that the production side always works on the up-to-date design specifications that reflect correct customer requirements. Meeting Delivery Time One of the major responsibilities that product/project managers at ETO manufacturers have is to ensure that the product can be delivered on time. Although one delivery delay may result in only one unhappy customer, for some ETO manufacturers, this customer Read More

Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them


Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software as a core element of a configurability strategy. This can provide a greater range of product variations, using fewer resources. Learn more about how you can gain the intended benefits from implementing a configurability strategy with product configurator software.

make to order operation eto  product modeling? Can they make decisions to facilitate conflict resolution? Action: Define the right tasks for the right people to accomplish the project''s objectives. The project team''s prime responsibilities are to develop a feasible project budget and schedule, paying special attention to the product modeling effort; and to design, test and implement configurable product models and related processes that meet the company''s strategic vision. Moreover, acting as proactive change agents and Read More

How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy


Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the ways you can redefine your business and stay profitable.

make to order operation eto  as well as what makes you unique. Then decide how technology can redefine the way you compete. For example, when was the last time you bought something from the Polaroid Company ? At one time, they were the king of instant photography. But then technology and digital photography changed their industry, and the way they competed (instant photography) changed—but Polaroid didn’t change with it. Instead, they made the mistake many businesses do: they used technology to get more efficient and lower their Read More

Too Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier


Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post. However, more and more companies find that adopting PLM is an unavoidable route to take regardless how many obstacles ahead. Can companies find ways to adopt PLM more easily and faster? After listening to Lectra’s introduction to its Easy

make to order operation eto  make. Lectra wants to make sure that at the very beginning of the implementation, customers already know who should be involved and to what extent. Unlike the “turnkey” approach, heavy customer involvement throughout the entire implementation cycle is quite demanding to adopters. The benefit, however, is that lifetime engagement facilitates the knowledge transfer from the implementer to the user in an incremental manner thus shortening the implementation cycle and benefiting the post-implementation Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud


Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus on what’s important: making customers happy. Here are 10 reasons why they have made the switch and why you need to take your field service organization to the cloud . . . or get left behind. Download the white paper and find out.

make to order operation eto  10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus on what’s important: making customers happy. Here are 10 reasons why they have made the switch and why you need to take your field service organization to the cloud . . . or get left behind. Download the white paper and find out. Read More

IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to


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make to order operation eto  in WAN costs. Web-enablement makes sense for some situations, but corporations that rely on homegrown or other legacy applications are often leery of costly recoding projects that don''t directly contribute to the bottom line. This has led to the emergence of a passel of proxy-based remote access solutions designed to offload the effort of exporting applications. Unfortunately, these solutions merely provide secure access to already-webified applications and at best a few widely used office automation Read More

A Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise


In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Aiming to help users with their BI software selection efforts, this research series explores the complete Microsoft BI product stack, describing the outstanding features of each of Microsoft’s BI offerings. The first part of this series describes the development of the Microsoft BI product landscape and provides insight into Microsoft’s set of enterprise BI solutions.

make to order operation eto  Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Read More

Data Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses


Data mining and predictive analysis applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has been slow due to their lack of business intelligence (BI) functionality, proactive information distribution, robust security, and other necessities. Now there’s an integrated enterprise BI system that can deliver data mining and predictive analysis. Learn more.

make to order operation eto  applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has been slow due to their lack of business intelligence (BI) functionality, proactive information distribution, robust security, and other necessities. Now there’s an integrated enterprise BI system that can deliver data mining and predictive analysis. Learn more. Read More

How To Conquer the Challenge of Delivering E-mail to 100,000+ Recipients


In the beginning, e-mail marketing was easy. But as e-mail lists have grown, so have Internet service provider (ISP) restrictions. Today, delivering your e-mail newsletter can be a real challenge, especially with a list of over 10,000 recipients. Instead of adopting one of several seductive but outdated solutions, a better alternative may be to use an e-mail service provider.

make to order operation eto  To Conquer the Challenge of Delivering E-mail to 100,000+ Recipients In the beginning, e-mail marketing was easy. But as e-mail lists have grown, so have Internet service provider (ISP) restrictions. Today, delivering your e-mail newsletter can be a real challenge, especially with a list of over 10,000 recipients. Instead of adopting one of several seductive but outdated solutions, a better alternative may be to use an e-mail service provider. Read More

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If you are a growing midsize organization, chances are you are or will soon outgrow your entry-level accounting system. More and more companies are turning to cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems—namely software-as-a-service (SaaS)—to modernize their current systems and lay the foundation for future growth.

SaaS ERP offers and intuitive user experience, modern functionality, and the ability to conduct business anywhere via mobile devices. Cloud ERP also offers more favorable economics with subscription-based licensing and minimal need for IT resources to support it. Reduced implementation times also offer faster time-to-value.

This white paper looks at advantages of cloud systems and some factors to keep in mind. While SaaS ERP systems provide faster implementation times over on-premise solutions, you still need to carefully manage your implementation project to ensure current and ongoing success.

make to order operation eto  to a Successful Cloud Implementation: 5 Steps to Consider for Ensuring a Successful Implementation If you are a growing midsize organization, chances are you are or will soon outgrow your entry-level accounting system. More and more companies are turning to cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems—namely software-as-a-service (SaaS)—to modernize their current systems and lay the foundation for future growth. SaaS ERP offers and intuitive user experience, modern functionality, and the abi Read More

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make to order operation eto  All about Security: Things to Know Before You Open the Doors to Smartphones and Tablets in Your Enterprise Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets may be putting your corporate information at risk. Lost or stolen smartphones that are not password-protected, or information in corporate e-mail or business applications transmitted wirelessly but not encrypted, can all too easily expose confidential corporate data. Download this white paper to learn about key strategies for protecting your Read More

Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact


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make to order operation eto  discuss the Challenges and make User Recommendations. Comparing Best Software and MBS It is always amazing to see how opposites attract as well as to conversely see how similar some adversaries can be. While it is possible that Best and MBS might have looked over each others'' shoulders while doing their recent go-to-market strategy homework (e.g., to place sales and marketing responsibilities within different divisions i.e., small business vs. mid-market business, which are split by customer size and Read More