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Achieving Business Process Improvements: Strategies for Industrial Machinery
One of the unforeseen ramifications of the competition among software suppliers for market leadership in the high volume automotive and electronics industries

software process improvements  of the competition among software suppliers for market leadership in the high volume automotive and electronics industries has been a lack of attention to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector.

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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What Is Software as a Service?


Though born from the ashes of traditional hosting models, software as a service differs fundamentally from its predecessors. Its software is designed to be delivered as a service, security is better, rich user interfaces are available, and it has greater interactivity.

software process improvements  and based on flexible software delivery to power the business. Based on this definition, on-demand includes SaaS, but entails more intricate business processes across the entire complex supply chain. SaaS currently addresses simpler chunks of functionality, albeit delivered through an on-demand (when needed) concept. How the true IBM on-demand business concept will be achieved in large companies remains to be seen, since these larger user companies will have to compete based on true business process Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?


Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.

software process improvements  Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Introduction Ever since the advent of business applications a few decades ago, selecting a piece of enterprise application software has proven to hardly ever be an exact science. Vendors' hype, consultants' conflict of interest and consequent bias, users' doubts and apathy, tediously long selection processes, and unclear decision rationales are some of the unfortunate watchwords for the selection Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two


There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task of selecting complex systems. The record indicates there is much room for improvement. In essence, for complex selections like in the case of enterprise applications, the human-machine combination has to work together to drive the solution.

software process improvements  true given that the software selection process is typically an iterative, changing process in terms of requirements and priorities. However, the results must benefit the process if human and machine can function effectively together to process information and avoid the pitfalls of past selection processes. This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One presented an overview. Part Three will discuss the use of knowledge bases and make user recommendations The Value of Combining Both Methods If vendors Read More

The No-drama Software Upgrade


When you upgrade enterprise application software, you want to realize expected benefits as quickly as possible and minimize costs, disruption, and risk. In tough economic times, there is absolutely no room for budget overruns and the potential disruption to business operations—which are always risks of an application upgrade. An end-user management solution can help you realize return on investment (ROI). Find out how.

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Ultimate Software: Delivering Breakthrough Products


Ultimate Software is in a very competitive market. Its continued success is fueled by relentlessly delivering new products and incremental innovation. A few years ago, the company’s strategic initiatives were to evolve of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model and launch new features targeted to medium sized enterprises. Learn how a new product portfolio management (PPM) solution helped Ultimate Software reach its goals.

software process improvements  Delivering Breakthrough Products Ultimate Software is in a very competitive market. Its continued success is fueled by relentlessly delivering new products and incremental innovation. A few years ago, the company’s strategic initiatives were to evolve of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model and launch new features targeted to medium sized enterprises. Learn how a new product portfolio management (PPM) solution helped Ultimate Software reach its goals. Read More

Mainsaver Software


Mainsaver Software (formerly JB Systems) is wholly owned by the privately held Ameritege Technology Partners, LLC. Mainsaver develops enterprise asset management (EAM) software, and provides the services and tools for power generators, consumer manufacturers, municipalities, ports, and facilities management organizations. The company's professional services help integrate business processes across corporate applications, geographies, and topologies. Mainsaver Software is based in San Diego, California, USA.

software process improvements  Software Mainsaver Software (formerly JB Systems) is wholly owned by the privately held Ameritege Technology Partners, LLC. Mainsaver develops enterprise asset management (EAM) software, and provides the services and tools for power generators, consumer manufacturers, municipalities, ports, and facilities management organizations. The company's professional services help integrate business processes across corporate applications, geographies, and topologies. Mainsaver Software is based in San Read More

What Makes Process Process?


The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest to acquire due to the unique issues of the process enterprise.

software process improvements  Vendor Approaches How a software vendor addresses the needs of process companies falls into one of three categories: A few vendors never mention process. By default, they are stating that they do not address the needs of process companies. Many vendors started with a discrete ERP or SCM product, and later decided to market it as a product suitable for process industries. These vendors and products can easily be identified because they typically have a module that includes the word process. This add-on Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process


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software process improvements  an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More

Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process


This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.

software process improvements  Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Introduction There are a number of studies that point to a high rate of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer resource management (CRM) implementation failure. There are many reasons for these failures. The selection phase has been identified as a key area where problems arise. The proof of concept (POC) is a tool sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The Read More

Ultimus Adaptive BPM Suite 8.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report


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CHAMPS Software, Inc.


Champs Software, Inc. is focused on creating and implementing software solutions that enable large enterprises to optimize the life cycles of their capital assets.

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Business Process Management and Optimization


Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them properly is key to your organization’s success. Find out how business process management and optimization (BPMaO) can help you understand, manage, and improve your business processes in order to deliver value-added products and services to your clients.

software process improvements  Process Management and Optimization Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them properly is key to your organization’s success. Find out how business process management and optimization (BPMaO) can help you understand, manage, and improve your business processes in order to deliver value-added products and services to your clients. Read More

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software process improvements  Software Services: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more. Read More

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Trigent helps clients in industries such as commercial software, manufacturing, marketing and media. Its solution frameworks and development automation tools aid rapid time-to-deployment for software systems. The company's CMM-certified global development centers offer flexibility clients to address clients' varying requirements for software development, maintenance, and support services. Its software support includes knowledge support systems, parts management systems, and product configuration. Trigent has created and maintained applications for clients such as International Truck and Engine Corp. (Navistar), Classified Ventures, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and McCabe and Associates.  

software process improvements  aid rapid time-to-deployment for software systems. The company's CMM-certified global development centers offer flexibility clients to address clients' varying requirements for software development, maintenance, and support services. Its software support includes knowledge support systems, parts management systems, and product configuration. Trigent has created and maintained applications for clients such as International Truck and Engine Corp. (Navistar), Classified Ventures, Information Resources, Inc. Read More