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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

mes vendors  through close partnerships with MES vendors supported by collaborative efforts in developing ISA-95, a schema for engineering vertical integration. Increasingly, they’ve made major investments in acquiring MES vendors, most significantly Rockwell Automation acquiring Datasweep and integrating it into its FactoryTalk suite, and Siemens acquiring Orsi to deliver SIMATIC IT. Though growth hasn’t exploded as expected with validation as a billion-dollar market, it has continued to provide good current and Read More...
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What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

mes vendors  than their ERP counterparts, MES vendors should offer templates containing requirements of the prospect’s industry, so that no one has to start from scratch to determine what type of functionality falls within the vendor’s definition of MES. This should keep cost and risks down. Also, for enterprises that will likely grow and expand into mixed manufacturing environments, scalability remains an important issue, because it will help “future-proof” their MES investment. Such enterprises should Read More...
Preactor: Predict and React on the Shop Floor
Many best-of-breed advanced planning and scheduling (APS) vendors have come and gone since the late 90s, when APS was hyped as a tool that would be a key

mes vendors  with local ERP and MES providers and consulting companies. Several sectors are showing strong growth despite the world economic slowdown, such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, plastics and rubber, packaging, complex machinery, as well as the automotive and aerospace industries. Preactor’s most successful sector, metals, has recently passed its 350th implementation.   Q&A with Preactor Founder Mike Novels What follows is our candid question and answer (Q&A) session with Preactor’s founder and Read More...
Marcam Solutions: Shifting its Focus to MES
The envisioned integration with Wonderware's FactorySuite 2000 will allow Protean users to solve shop floor problems with all production data collected and made

mes vendors  Shifting its Focus to MES Vendor Genesis Marcam Solutions, headquartered in Newton, MA, is a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software exclusively for process manufacturing enterprises and large corporate divisions. Marcam Solutions was created after the 1997 breakup of Marcam Corporation, a company founded in 1980 that was struggling to manage the business of two product lines that targeted the two completely different markets of discrete and Read More...
Do Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS?
Despite rapid industrialization in China and other developing countries, most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) are

mes vendors  Chinese market, commercial off-the-shelf MES and WMS vendors must build new products from scratch, or significantly retool their current product offerings. Chinese software developers are likely to try, but they lack the Western know-how pertaining to MES and WMS systems and the credibility that Chinese manufacturers desire. Numerous best-of-breed software developers in the West have deep MES and WMS expertise, but most of them offer legacy products and are completely unfamiliar with Chinese Read More...
CRM Vendors Cash In On The Financial Services Industry
Last year’s deregulation of the financial services industry changed the competitive pressures on banks, brokerages, and insurance companies. Firms in this

mes vendors  Vendors Cash In On The Financial Services Industry CRM Vendors Cash In On The Financial Services Industry L. Talarico - November 2, 2000 Event Summary The 1933 Glass-Steagal Act that prohibited the alliance of banks, securities firms, and insurance companies was repealed in November of 1999. Its repeal is creating opportunities for CRM vendors as well as for financial services firms. Competitive pressures over the past 11 months have forced financial services firms to broaden and reorganize their Read More...
Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors
Suppliers to the oil and gas industry are under more pressure than ever before to increase quality, collaborate closely with the customer, and take on more

mes vendors  They can operate more, oftentimes, like systems integrators than companies that own all of their own technology. That means their needs in the area of product data management are much more complex, since they need to maintain specifications and information not only for what they fabricate but for the technology and components they purchase from others. They also need technology that facilitates innovation so that, working with their extended supply chain and subcontractors, they can develop new products Read More...
Enterprise Financial Application Software: How Some of the Big ERP Vendors Stack Up
Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to supply a cost effective solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an organization

mes vendors  can balloon to 15-20 times the initial product cost. Training costs can often bring unanticipated expenses as well. In terms of cost, PeopleSoft fared poorly against the other vendors; its initial license fee was more than twice that of the nearest competitor, Oracle. Since cost was a heavily weighted criterion in this selection and PeopleSoft's functionality offering failed to match its extravagant price, its overall ranking suffered. (For more on PeopleSoft, see TEC's note PeopleSoft - Are Business Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software
After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM

mes vendors  After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series , I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field— Siemens PLM Software . In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the comprehensiveness of its product offerings. The company provides both PLM tools (e.g., computer-aided design [CAD], dig Read More...
What Screen-scraping Vendors Don't Want You to Know
This white paper focuses on a side of screen-scraping that vendors won't talk about. It details four drawbacks to screen-scraping that you won't discover until

mes vendors  Screen-scraping Vendors Don't Want You to Know This white paper focuses on a side of screen-scraping that vendors won't talk about. It details four drawbacks to screen-scraping that you won't discover until it's too late. Read More...
Business Intelligence Vendors
Current pure play business intelligence (BI) leaders offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capabilities; however, enterprise resource planning

mes vendors  Intelligence Vendors Introduction The demand for accurate, timely information across disparate systems in an enterprise has been answered by vendors touting some or near total corporate performance management (CPM) capabilities. Yet, while there are plenty of vendors to choose from, there is no overall CPM market leader. Attempting to gain a competitive advantage in the crowded business intelligence (BI) and CPM market, some enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are resorting to prudent BI Read More...
Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

mes vendors  root of development effectiveness times the standard deviation of sales aggressiveness divided by the total number of competitors in your market minus the pressure from the venture capitalists, but close. Ten years ago business was done aggressively, but ethically. The intent with most vendors was to deliver to the customer what they needed when they needed it, however close to the deadline it was. Once in a while you were late, but you always made it up to the customer. Always. During the last five year Read More...
ERP Vendors, Are You Green Enough?
Disclaimer: The idea behind this post is strictly based on an assumption that has no scientific proof—and an approach that is very simplified. Thus, the results

mes vendors  Vendors, Are You Green Enough? Disclaimer: The idea behind this post is strictly based on an assumption that has no scientific proof—and an approach that is very simplified. Thus, the results and conclusions should not be used for any serious purpose. Recently, as a member of the TEC Green Team, I went through over 20 enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors to examine elements within their offerings that help companies tackle environmental issues. During the research process, I got the impression Read More...
Ways of Finding Software Vendors: The Pro’s and Con's
So you are looking for software to support the critical functions of your company. Unfortunately, you can't go to your local Software'R'Us. This article

mes vendors  However, with the service comes a cost. This can be perceived as the negative. The cost can be several hundreds of dollars or several thousands of dollars for a single use of the service. Consequently, you need to overcome this negative by verifying the service can get you to your objective, namely prospective software vendors, is the least amount of time. In so doing, the expense of the service can be offset by less internal resources dedicated to your project. If not, you probably need to consider some Read More...

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