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Unified Planning and Consolidation
Executive teams are under great pressure to maximize profitability, reduce costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. To be effective, they need

planning forecast accuracy  brings order to business planning processes by helping you plan, budget, and forecast more effectively. With embedded support for financial consolidation, the software facilitates compliance with regulatory and financial reporting requirements. Business Challenges   Accelerate cycle time for planning and budgeting and increase business user productivity Improve the accuracy of planning and forecasting Model potential business strategies and decide on a course of action that maximizes value creation Read More
Selecting the Right Enterprise Planning Solution: Considerations for Software Evaluators
Companies face an unprecedented need to forecast and plan with speed and accuracy. Planning solutions must leverage the link between planning and analysis to

planning forecast accuracy  the Right Enterprise Planning Solution: Considerations for Software Evaluators Companies face an unprecedented need to forecast and plan with speed and accuracy. Planning solutions must leverage the link between planning and analysis to manage corporate performance. However, many solutions offer only half your planning and performance management needs: analyzing yesterday’s performance. Learn about a solution that can help you predict, plan, and manage tomorrow’s performance, to improve on Read More
Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps
A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade

planning forecast accuracy  steps can make your planning process impactful and effective. The ability to predict sales on NPIs, where there is no sales history to model, can be difficult. Traditional time-series forecasting tools that utilize history will not work effectively for NPIs. To overcome these challenges, more advanced techniques must be employed. Step 1 - Innovation and Strategy Review An important consideration for any company is managing product lifecycles. What products should we introduce to the market place? When Read More
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

planning forecast accuracy  benefits of using alternative planning approaches increase. In fact, the main flaw with MRP is that it is too deterministic. It is too rigid, as it does not allow for natural variations that occur in real life, such as people getting sick or going on strike, truck and shipment delays, machines malfunctioning, quality issues requiring scrap or rework, and customers not order according to forecasts. In other words, MRP is a static model of a stochastic reality, which happens to manufacturing all the time, Read More
Order Forecast Collaboration: Benefits for the Entire Demand Chain
When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available

planning forecast accuracy  Forecast Collaboration , Collaborative Planning Forecasting , Forecasting Software Optimize , Transmission Forecast Collaboration , Initial Steps in Collaboration , Collaboration as Platform , Purchase Orders Forecast Transmission , Share Forecast and Supply Planning , Simple Web Collaboration , Collaboration Software Market Forecast , Forecast Web , Collaboration Service Provider Market , Forecast Warehouse Sales . In the recent past, suppliers and retailers often viewed themselves as adversaries. 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

planning forecast accuracy  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. Read More
A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do battle to win business and Epicor is leveraging Microsoft''s technology to deliver a mid-market solution to

planning forecast accuracy  Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services Although revenue for Microsoft Business Solutions hovers around the $1 billion (USD) mark (only 1/40 of Microsoft''s total revenue), Epicor has strategically carved out a significant niche in the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. Epicor, a Microsoft BackOffice certified company, has built nearly a $400 million (USD) business by being early adopters of .NET technology and one of the first enterprise applications to have 1,000 customers Read More
How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System
Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning

planning forecast accuracy  a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for. Read More
2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Find out in guide to quickly fill you in on the 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning .

planning forecast accuracy  Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) What are the top trends in ERP for 2011? Find out in guide to quickly fill you in on the 2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) . You''ll learn where ERP is heading: everything from cloud computing and vendor accountability, to collaboration tools and more to help you plan effectively for the future. Eight top trends. Five expert opinions. One easy way to learn what''s in store for ERP Read More
The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have extended their functionality to service vertical markets in the service industry. As a result, ERP for services

planning forecast accuracy  Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries Since the late nineties, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that originally targeted the needs of manufacturing organizations have slowly extended their functionality to service the needs of non-manufacturing industries as well. By 2000, when many of the major ERP implementations for the manufacturing industry had tapered off, tier one ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle had refocused efforts to market their integrated Read More
Forecast Less and Get Better Results
Forecasting and planning conventions dictate that planning far into the future is a necessity. But is long-term planning really the most productive way to

planning forecast accuracy  Better Results Forecasting and planning conventions dictate that planning far into the future is a necessity. But is long-term planning really the most productive way to organize your business? No, not really. Detailed forecasts and plans are needed only inside the “planning time fence”—a critical period for acquiring specific components and building certain products—and for many companies, only four to eight weeks into the future. Read More
Planning and Budgeting: Improving Effectiveness through Best Practices and Technology
Planning and budgeting are critical components of any company’s performance management initiative, as they are a means of translating strategy into a coherent

planning forecast accuracy  Best Practices and Technology Planning and budgeting are critical components of any company’s performance management initiative, as they are a means of translating strategy into a coherent set of initiatives and provide a basis for objective assessment and alignment. But how well are companies achieving this? Read this benchmark research that examined the process, technology, and other components that reveal how effective planning and budgeting are. Read More
SAP BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation: Streamline Planning and Reduce Business Risk
Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other senior managers are under tremendous pressure to maximize profitability, reduce operational costs, minimize risk, and

planning forecast accuracy  BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation: Streamline Planning and Reduce Business Risk Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other senior managers are under tremendous pressure to maximize profitability, reduce operational costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. Read about an application that can help you streamline operations, instill confidence, and reduce risk. The solution provides planning, budgeting, and forecasting and supports financial consolidation and reporting Read More
Intentia Floats Vaporware Agent to Replace Business Planning
Intentia announces an intelligent negotiating agent for its enterprise resource planning software.

planning forecast accuracy  Agent to Replace Business Planning Event Summary Intentia International AB is a provider of enterprise resource planning software called Movex for mid-sized companies (See TEC Technology Research Note: Intentia: Java Evolution From AS/400 October 1st, 1999). Intentia recently announced Movex Intelligent Agent for the fourth quarter of 2000. Movex Intelligent Agent will, according to the company, find and negotiate deals instead of having personnel do it. The product will be used to search out Read More

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