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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Vitatech Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade
Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses


Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA. SAP has announced its plans to acquire KXEN, a provider of predictive analytics technology. KXEN is intended to complement SAP Predictive Analysis software, a workbench for defining, executing, and visualizing predictive analysis. With increasingly

scribe workbench  to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA . SAP has announced its plans to  acquire KXEN , a provider of predictive analytics technology. KXEN is intended to complement SAP Predictive Analysis software, a workbench for defining, executing, and visualizing predictive analysis. With increasingly pervasive big data environments, companies must not only Read More

The (NA)Vision of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 - Part 3


Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series went through the five previous generations of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) product. In late 2008, at the European Microsoft Convergence user conference, attendees saw the sixth major release of the product, dubbed Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. The product’s subsequent launch in the US was in February 2009 (the replay can be seen here). But

scribe workbench  be Celenia Software , Scribe Software , and VisionPeople . The Microsoft FRx financial reporting and analysis software is fully integrated with Dynamics NAV in the US market, while the Dynamics Client for Office (DCO) product was released for the product within Dynamics NAV 2009. Another traditional flaw of NAV has been the lack of native workflow management capability. To be fair, approval functionality in sales and purchase orders was introduced with Dynamics NAV 5.0 (mentioned in Part 2), but there is Read More

Siemens Product Development Solutions for Process Industries


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scribe workbench  the framework and components described above. Here are some of the modules and features that process manufacturing companies can benefit from: -  SIMATIC IT Production Modeler manages the interactions between various components and the activities specific to them, inside the SIMATIC IT Production Suite, but also in systems such as ERP, PLM, quality management, and others. It can also be used to create graphical definitions of the plant model (physical and logical elements involved in manufacturing) and Read More

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scribe workbench  tool allows users to subscribe to any data and have the system pro-actively push information to the user about changes. We are all used to this syndication outside ERP systems for getting timely updates, and now Epicor users can use the same easy mechanism within the application suite. “Cloudy” Future While the enterprise search capability is already fully available with Epicor 9, the cloud computing-based version is not yet ready, as the Azure Services Platform  is not yet officially commercially Read More

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scribe workbench  Releases an EAI Product? Event Summary HAMBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- systemfabrik, the leading European vendor of Information Integration products, has announced the immediate availability of Warehouse Workbench 4.0 (WWB). The new set of features prepares the ground for an enterprise wide platform for information transformation, thus bridging the gap from Data Marts to Enterprise Application Integration and e-commerce. WWB 4.0 provides a unique platform for rapid development of mission Read More

Moving from the Calendar to the Clock


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scribe workbench  from the Calendar to the Clock For automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, consumer demands are high and global competition is fierce. To compete successfully, manufacturers must meet expectations and still generate an acceptable profit margin. By using QAD’s Just-in-time (JIT) Sequencing process together with its Manufacturing Execution Workbench (MEW) tools, automotive manufacturers will have the foundation needed to meet these challenges. Read More

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Vitatech Implements New Quality Capabilities in QAD ERP


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 11, 2012


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scribe workbench  the handover process, as described above, we provide manufacturing planning capabilities with SAP Complex Assembly Manufacturing Solution ( SAP CAMS ). In addition, we work with partners for plant simulation and visualization, such as Right Hemisphere . TEC: What were the major highlights and messages from your recent PLM user conference or similar events? SAP PLM: Customer quotes are along the lines of “SAP has made huge progress with the latest SAP PLM solution.” But rather than brag about our Read More

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