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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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This tip sheet lists some of the general principles you should follow when creating an information dashboard for your company. These include sticking to actionable information, providing context for that information, and arranging everything to fit in a one-page display.

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Deltek and Maconomy: Gearing Up for the Global Service Economy?


Both the “old” Deltek (pre-2005) and “new” Deltek (from 2005 on) have not been strangers to acquisitions, but these were largely well thought-out and appetizing (“nip in”) purchases of smaller companies that had either an attractive piece of technology or install base (or both). However, in early June 2010, immediately after its Insight 2010 user conference, Deltek

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Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits?


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WorkWise Role-Based ERP Certification Report


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RB-ERP is accessed via workbenches that are customizable to match the user’s job function and role within the organization. The workbenches are not just a user interface layer, but are built on top of an application framework. The workbench designs make it possible for users to navigate and work across a broad range of operations quickly and efficiently.

There are a number of other tools and modules that stand out in the RB-ERP solution. For example, the RB-ERP mobile metrics tool, which provides mobile access to more than 200 pre-calculated metrics. And the product configurator within RB-ERP, which is much more powerful than the configurator tools normally delivered with an ERP system in this price range.

According to TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm, although outside of the Midwest, WorkWise RB-ERP and the Oncontact CRM solutions are not very well known, "this well-kept secret needs to be let out so that manufacturers know there is a very capable and cost-effective alternative to the well-known job shop and mid-market manufacturing ERP solutions."

Find out why in the Role-Based ERP TEC certification report, including key product differentiators, a detailed look at support of processes and new functionality with the latest version of the RB-ERP, and detailed functionality graphs comparing the product to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for ERP solutions for discrete manufacturing.

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Download this tip sheet to learn four ways an enterprise can work towards an IVR system that customers see as a help and not a hindrance.

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