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Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP?


Although interBiz has spouted an interesting value proposition to many enterprise applications users, the company still has to address some potential stumbling blocks in order to clear the path to its applications business success.

prediction  interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP? P.J. Jakovljevic - December 6, 2001 Event Summary  In October and November, interBiz , the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), expanded its back-office solutions with the announcement of product enhancements and a free benchmarking service. The announcements were: A free benchmarking service for businesses in durable goods industries Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

prediction  Forecasting , Estimation , Prediction , Accuracy Method , Business Forecasting , Econometric Forecasting , Economic Forecasting , Forecasting Adjustment . Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. Although its first pumps were used to irrigate orange groves in California, its pumps today are used for a wide spectrum of applications across the globe. Some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world rely on Peerless Pump for fire protection including the Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis


By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. This part discusses the challenge of performing the data analysis.

prediction  certain laws about a prediction of ROI will forever hold true… the prediction will always be wrong the prediction will always change for as long as the analysis continues someone is going to be held accountable for the prediction - Just give us the bottom line! After a quick look at these issues, one might question the effort to undertake the analysis to predict an ROI, as well as the validity of the outcome. Perfect, or even complete, information may not be feasible, but if a few basic principles Read More

Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back


I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights. Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about

prediction  to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about demand trends for enterprise FOSS platforms between 2008 and 2009. I want to see how those jibe with predictions from some other analysts. And maybe, if you squint real hard at the changes between the ''08 and ''09 stats, you’ll get some ideas about what will happen in 2010. A little googling turns up evidence and arguments demonstrating that much of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us


Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an uninformed decision. This part discusses what to do when business analysis skills are lacking.

prediction  certain laws about a prediction of ROI will forever hold true… the prediction will always be wrong the prediction will always change for as long as the analysis continues someone is going to be held accountable for the prediction - Just give us the bottom line! The reactions of some decision-makers to each of the four challenges that are listed above provide a convenient outline for exploring a more thoughtful and strategic approach to evaluating a potential investment in supply chain management Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Four: MRO and Spare Parts Management


Service or spare parts have lately become both a blessing and a curse for many manufacturers.

prediction  replacement scheduling, and time-to-failure prediction. A&D companies design low-volume, high-cost products for high reliability, but still maintain stocks of complex and expensive spares, since in this industry, the impact of any failure is large and requires adequate stocks of parts at several locations for rapid replacement in case of repair. On one hand, minimizing the number of new parts introduced into the market (and subsequently into inventory) should be a major aim, particularly as parts face Read More

The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

prediction  Mitigate Round-trip Time Request Prediction Response Spoofing Packet Loss Congestion Control Forward Error Correction (FEC) Network Contention Quality of Service (QoS)   Table 5.1: Techniques to Improve Application Performance Below is a brief description of some of the principal WAN optimization techniques. Caching This refers to keeping a local copy of information with the goal of either avoiding or minimizing the number of times that information must be accessed from a remote site. As described Read More

The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 3


Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following categories: the immediate period around the day of service, and forecasting and  planning for the day of service. My blog post then expanded on the various approaches to the challenges on the actual day of service. Part 2 delved more deeply

prediction  must have a reasonable prediction of future demand so that they can accurately plan their resources and address any gaps. Management should discern what  marketing  or business initiatives are likely to produce more (or less) demand. Logically, in an integrated service supply chain, changes to the forecast will automatically adjust the capacity plan and shift assignments, while changes to the capacity plan will alter resource availability in the schedule. Since 100 percent accuracy is impossible to Read More

J. D. Edwards FOCUSes on Active Supply Chain


With co-founder McVaney once again at the helm, J. D. Edwards flexed its new supply chain management capabilities at FOCUS 2000 in Denver.

prediction  implementations. Also, despite McVaney''s prediction that Autopilot will eliminate the need for developing conference room pilots, users are urged to go through this exercise anyway, at least until J. D. Edwards has established the Autopilot tool as a viable substitute. Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now


If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain management software should be postponed. If you do have some pain in one or more of these areas, then you can follow the concepts in this article to understand the potential of supply chain management software to fix the cause of the pain and improve your bottom line. This part discusses the challenge of limited time to perform analysis.

prediction  certain laws about a prediction of ROI will forever hold true… the prediction will always be wrong the prediction will always change for as long as the analysis continues someone is going to be held accountable for the prediction - Just give us the bottom line! After a quick look at these issues, one might question the effort to undertake the analysis to predict an ROI, as well as the validity of the outcome. Perfect, or even complete, information may not be feasible, but if a few basic principles Read More

Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part One: Trends and Definition


The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings, such as improved plant output, performance predictability, product quality, customer service, safety, environmental control, etc.

prediction  prevention to one of prediction, so that appropriate action can be taken early on. APICS Dictionary defines predictive maintenance as a type of preventive maintenance based on nondestructive testing and statistical analysis, used to predict when required maintenance should be scheduled. Predictive maintenance typically leverages indirect maintenance activities (e.g., condition monitoring), whereas preventive maintenance tends to focus on direct activities (e.g., cleaning, lubrication, replacement, repairs Read More

Finding Your Way Around E-commerce


Breaking into E-commerce can have you going in circles. This document provides an E-Commerce Roadmap to both prepare you for your trip and keep you from bumping into the bigger obstacles.

prediction  to get a reliable prediction for the load it''s going to carry. What you can be sure of is that once an E-commerce site goes up, any little glitch is going to cause palpitations in the executive suite. So you need to look at fault-tolerant or redundant hardware solutions. Mail Servers: A mail server is software, and you probably have one already for corporate e-mail. But E-commerce can inflate both the magnitude of e-mail and the functionality needed from the server, so it''s not safe to assume that the sol Read More

Enterprise Impact Simulation - Making It Happen


Before c-commerce bad estimates and unintended impacts were issues businesses managed. Cost and schedule overruns and disruptions to the business caused by IT projects were an internal affair. Not any more. Not when the business participates in a c-commerce alliance. EIS brings a new IT operating model, which will transform IT software development into a true engineering discipline.

prediction  first is the accurate prediction of effort and duration for IT projects. The second is the accurate prediction of impact to business functions, organizations, and other IT systems as a result of those projects. These predictive capabilities require accurate, coherent, comprehensive knowledge of the components used in the simulation; IT blueprints. EIS enables c-commerce alliances to move quickly and in lock step to introduce new functionality to their collaborative capabilities. EIS enables alliance Read More

Future Compatible


Companies contemplating upgrading or replacing their enterprise resource planning systems should evaluate whether the change will be compatible with future ERP II deployment strategies. This article examines the future of enterprise business applications and the requirements to ensure future compatibility.

prediction  to the following Gartner prediction. The need to support collaborative business processes will cause some enterprises to perform an ERP migration simply to achieve ERP II capabilities. —Gartner [Research Note COM-18-7378] Conclusion Upgrading an existing ERP system for the sole purpose of remaining on a supported version may not be strategically prudent, particularly if the new version does not enable an organization to embrace ERP II deployment strategies in the future. In this situation a user Read More

Goodbye PCs, Hello Appliances?


The U.S. market for Internet appliances is taking off. The new devices are expected to surpass consumer personal computer shipments in 2002.

prediction  for business purposes. This prediction is a continuation of the shift from PC-centric computing to Web-centric computing, especially for the home market. Even with the proliferation of PCs in recent years, a large percentage of households still do not have one, leaving a large home population Web-free . Continued growth of a consumer-focused Web economy will require tapping into this market, so we expect this field to get more crowded in the next year. Microsoft is presently losing the battle for the Read More