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The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 2: Vendor Reactions


Faced with competitive inadequacies, the major ERP vendors have been vigorously busy developing, acquiring, or bundling new functionality so that their packages go beyond the traditional realms of finance, materials planning & management, and human resources.

mes vendor selection  small to medium enterprises (SMEs). While the heyday of the ERP market in the mid 90s may have postponed the consolidation in the lower tiers of the market, it is, however, not the case today. The acquisitions mentioned in Part One reflect the morphing enterprise applications landscape as vendors scramble to outrival competition or, more often, survive during the next phase of e-Business. While at the high end of the market, vendors of enterprise applications suites face fierce competition from CRM, SCM, Read More

State of the MES Software Marketplace


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

mes vendor selection  and incoming raw materials. MES Vendor Selection Selecting a software vendor of any application suite should follow a carefully prescribed path. This routinely follows a broadly defined five-step methodology: research; evaluation; making your decision; implementation; and maintenance and management. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has crafted a comprehensive approach that provides detailed guidance through each of these three steps. There are some issues that are unique to making a smart MES Read More

SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing?


Although a relative newcomer, the Process Manufacturing Solutions division of SCT has been able to remain focused on the process manufacturing industry. With the exit or weakening position of most other process-focused vendors, SCT should thrive. However, its low profile marketing strategy, undeveloped channel and a limited number of implementation partners are some of the challenges it has yet to surmount.

mes vendor selection  to Medium Enterprises or SMEs ( Furman Foods , Tennessee Pride , etc.) and large companies (Cargill, Smith Kline , Coke, etc.) The company claims that 8 of the top 16 food processors in North America as clients. Ability to Execute : The parent company (SCT Corporation) is financially strong (see Figures 1 & 2) and has shown willingness to spend it on this market. SCT has a sizable research & development staff plus it has demonstrated both willingness and wisdom in acquiring other companies to fill out Read More

IFS Continues to Blossom


On February 14, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS AB) announced an increase in net revenue for 1999 to Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1,948 M compared to SEK 1,238 M in 1998, an increase of 57% compared with the previous year.

mes vendor selection  future incorporation of EMS''s MES functionality may provide the Company with an almost one-stop shop functionality. IFS also faces notable challenges. In order to maintain its strong growth, particularly in its global service and support execution, the Company will have to continue with service provider acquisitions. This may lead to both financial indigestion and poor management effectiveness. Low profit margins in fiscal 1998 and a hefty loss in 1999 (See Figures 1 & 2) will not be looked upon Read More

Thermoforming Company Starts ERP/MES Project with IQMS


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mes vendor selection  ERP software EnterpriseIQ and MES offerings that include, among other things, the shop floor control solution ShopData and production monitoring module RealTime. This packaged solution from a recognized manufacturing software vendor is supposed to replace an archaic DOS-based homegrown system combined with Excel spreadsheets. The existing tool requires many duplicate manual efforts to sustain production and is obviously not fully capable of supporting the business. As a company that is highly focused on Read More

How to Select a SaaS Vendor


Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) do not have experience with software as a service (SaaS), but are looking to adopt SaaS solutions soon. According to studies, 2009 will be the tipping point, with a majority of companies aiming to adopt SaaS this year. But these companies must be cautious, as the old rules for on-premise software analysis and purchase don’t apply. Discover the new rigorous criteria you should use.

mes vendor selection  to Select a SaaS Vendor Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) do not have experience with software as a service (SaaS), but are looking to adopt SaaS solutions soon. According to studies, 2009 will be the tipping point, with a majority of companies aiming to adopt SaaS this year. But these companies must be cautious, as the old rules for on-premise software analysis and purchase don’t apply. Discover the new rigorous criteria you should use. Read More

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mes vendor selection  before even considering going live—sometimes, it is better to delay the live date than to fix problems later. Conclusion There are no good or bad ERP solutions, but only very few of them will work for you. This is why all three stages described in this series of articles are extremely important for you to research, evaluate, and select the best product for your company’s needs. Often times, selecting an ERP solution is a compromise, but you should make sure that you do not compromise on functionality Read More

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IVT manufactures and sells heat pumps for houses and properties. The company is one of Sweden’s fastest growing, with an average growth of over 12 percent per year over the last decade. Until 1999, IVT used a enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that lacked certain functionality. With the new system, on the other hand, business “can continue as usual,” claims CIO Mathias Ristl. Find out why.

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