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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in a Nutshell


In this blog, we want to make readers more familiar with the logic behind our Evaluation Centers on our Web site by categorizing them—and, at the same time, we want to represent our understanding of manufacturing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems classification in general. We did not reinvent the wheel, but we are one of the few companies offering software selection services that

material resource planning erp  do not need sophisticated material requirements planning (MRP) modules, but cannot work without warehouse management, supply chain management (SCM), or retail and commerce. You probably already guessed that we have a knowledge base for that, which is called ERP for Distribution . If you are neither producing nor selling what others produce, you probably are a service company and think you don’t need an ERP. Before you start looking for something else, let’s take a look at the definition for Read More

Giving a Business Process Management Edge to Enterprise Resource Planning


By providing business process management functionality, Exact hopes to bring competitive enhancements to enterprise resource planning systems used by small and medium businesses.

material resource planning erp  Standards Organization (ISO), and material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements. Exact Pledges for the Future Exact believes that the key to success for packaged business solutions in the mid-market is to provide technology leadership that connects separate information sources. In this respect, Exact pledges to further integrate its Exact Globe and Exact e-Synergy product functionality and allow these products to connect to other third party business applications and mobile devices. Exact is also admitte Read More

Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource planning product, and DemandStream for lean automation.

material resource planning erp  other material, specifying the material reservations or allocations using any of a number of attributes, such as lot number, roll weight, roll width, or roll length. Also, new production reporting features deal with operations such as mill rolls, coating, laminating, wide roll slitting, and tape slitting. For more information, see The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers . Like Fourth Shift, evolution has integrated customer relationship management (CRM) and human resources (HR) applications, Read More

Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front


Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations can force organizations to reevaluate their business practices and processes, create a higher understanding of the need for data accuracy, and enable a more effective data-sharing environment. However, such high-level benefits require a new approach to project implementation—one that applies the lessons of the past to reinvent the systems of the future.

material resource planning erp  , ERP Software , Material Requirements Planning , Manufacturing Resource Planning , Enterprise System , E-procurement , ERP Modeling , Service Management , Information Technology Management , Manufacturing Operations Management , Management Information System , Business Process Management . Table of Contents Executive Summary What Are the Key Best Practices in ERP Implementations What Practices Are Found to Adversely Affect an Implementation What Specific Best-Practice Tactics Can Companies Use to Make Cu Read More

Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes the Classic Fourth Shift solution and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One, the result of a joint initiative to integrate Fourth Shift functionality with SAP Business One.

material resource planning erp  collected and validated for material receipts, warehouse movement, and customer shipments. Several types of data collection devices are supported, and drivers can be developed for other devices. The transaction monitoring application VisiWatch includes a selection of pre-written applets that often can help reduce the amount of time manufacturers spend on administrative tasks by notifying users about changes to their systems before those changes become problems. VisiWatch applets alert customers regarding Read More

Feds Warms Up to ERP Spending, but Will Contractors and Their ERP Vendors Comply? Part One: Event Summary and Market Impact


There has been noise in the US public sector about a strong federal (Feds) interest in ERP applications. This, coupled with the Feds customary huge purchasing appetite for goods and services ranging from consulting to purchasing military devices and components, building, many businesses that have previously competed only in the commercial sector are tempted to feed the Feds. However, the Feds' peculiar and idiosyncratic regulatory requirements provide high barriers to entry, and novice companies that are not already offering the functionality for the sector will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in Defense and other federal markets.

material resource planning erp  customization, or new purchased materials. Each customer order results in a unique set of part numbers, bills of material, and routings . Closely related term to ETO is project manufacturing , which is defined as a type of manufacturing process used for large, often unique, items or structures that require a custom design capability (ETO). This type of process is highly flexible and can cope with a broad range of product designs and design changes . As already stated in TEC''s earlier research article Read More

Integrated Business Planning: Taking Strategic Planning to the Competitive Edge


Some managers have concluded that strategic planning is nothing more than an exercise in futility, to be taken out and dusted off at annual meetings. However, strategic planning can still help direct your company and improve earnings. The trick is strategizing well—which means having all the information you need, when you need it. Find out how to hone your competitive edge with integrated business planning capabilities.

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Line Planning: It's Much More than Planning Your Line


Line planning is vital for the development of each season’s fashion collection. Both retailers and brands must closely manage the development of their lines to ensure tight focus on the right products, key deadlines, and cost and profit margins. But many companies only scratch the surface of line planning’s true potential. Line planning is much more than you may have thought—and it's for retailers and brands of all shapes and sizes.

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

material resource planning erp  of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. *This is Part Three of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides Read More

ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics , visit TEC's process ERP evaluation center.

material resource planning erp  Product Data Management (PDM) Material Management Product/Item Configurator Product Costing   Shop Floor Control   Production Planning If you''re talking about requirements involving bills of material (BOMs) that list the component parts for assembly, you''d find those covered through the discrete manufacturing categories. But if you''re talking about functionality for formulas, recipes, or ingredients, those would tend toward the process manufacturing categories. To compare process ERP solutions Read More

Optimizing Returns from ERP Implementation


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help manufacturers solve business problems and increase return on investment (ROI), but their implementation should not be taken lightly. In this interview, experts from SAP, Infor, and Microsoft discuss factors affecting ROI from an ERP system. The panel offer viewpoints on the feasibility of measuring ROI, importance of ownership of ERP implementation, anticipated and real benefits, and benchmarks and drivers affecting quick time to value of an ERP solution.

material resource planning erp  Returns from ERP Implementation Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help manufacturers solve business problems and increase return on investment (ROI), but their implementation should not be taken lightly. In this interview, experts from SAP, Infor, and Microsoft discuss factors affecting ROI from an ERP system. The panel offer viewpoints on the feasibility of measuring ROI, importance of ownership of ERP implementation, anticipated and real benefits, and benchmarks and drivers Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

material resource planning erp  involve reductions in inventory, material costs, and labor and overhead costs, as well as improvements in customer service and sales. Inventory reduction . Improved planning and scheduling practices typically lead to inventory reductions of 20 percent or better. This provides not only a one time reduction in assets (and inventory typically constitutes a large proportion of assets), but also provides ongoing savings of the inventory carrying costs. The cost of carrying inventory includes not only interest Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Four: Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System


An investment analysis focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP) benefits frequently applies to those firms initially justifying an ERP implementation. It can also be used to justify a 're-implementation' when the initial efforts have failed to produce desired results. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

material resource planning erp  of ERP Investments Part Four: Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System* An investment analysis focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP) benefits frequently applies to those firms initially justifying an ERP implementation. It can also be used to justify a re-implementation when the initial efforts have failed to produce desired results. The box describing Classifications of ERP success identifies situations where the ERP implementation Read More

Sage 500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

material resource planning erp  500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, Read More