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Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications


In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic success, which ultimately translates into increased value to the end customer. This paper illustrates how IFS Applications supports lean principles, particularly in the many manufacturing environments that require both rate-based (takt-driven) and order-based shop-floor execution.

step  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More

Why Selecting an ERP System Is Like a 12-Step Recovery Program


So, I was looking over this article, and it suddenly occurred to me that there are uncanny similarities between AA’s 12-step program and the ERP selection process. Is your business on the road to recovery? Find out! *Step 1 "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable." ERP selection translation: For “alcohol,” substitute “broken business

step  recovery? Find out! * Step 1 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. ERP selection translation : For “alcohol,” substitute “broken business processes” (by extension, for “alcoholics,” read “employees”). Step 2 ... came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. ERP selection translation : For “Power,” substitute project team. Step 3 ... made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Read More

The First Step in mySAP.com


Application Hosting with mySAP.com was introduced in January of 1999. Recently, SAP announced over 5,000 users in North America have embraced the initiative.

step  First Step in mySAP.com Event Summary On December 14th, at the eBusiness Conference & Expo in New York, SAP AG (NYSE ADR: SAP) announced over 5,000 users in North America have embraced Application Hosting with mySAP.com since January 1999. Application Hosting with mySAP.com enables small to medium-sized businesses to use business software over the Internet. By using Application Hosting with mySAP.com, customers can implement their inter-enterprise solution by using preconfigured applications known as Read More

PDF Spam-A Step Ahead of Image Spam


Research shows that between 65 and 95 percent of all e-mail is considered spam. On an individual level, spam is an annoyance more than anything else, but on a company-wide basis, spam causes significant problems—and the cost to manage it is sizeable. Spammers are always one step ahead of antispam vendors, so to combat this persistent problem, companies need a single-source product that can eliminate spam for good.

step  Spam-A Step Ahead of Image Spam Research shows that between 65 and 95 percent of all e-mail is considered spam. On an individual level, spam is an annoyance more than anything else, but on a company-wide basis, spam causes significant problems—and the cost to manage it is sizeable. Spammers are always one step ahead of antispam vendors, so to combat this persistent problem, companies need a single-source product that can eliminate spam for good. Read More

TurboLinux Clusters One More Step Taken


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Winning your market with messaging that matters


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step  than proper positioning—at every step of your marketing and sales process. I see positioning as not just a branding exercise, but a powerful tool in the nuts and bolts of campaign creation and process. My own definition: “Positioning” is what you CHOOSE to say about anything —your product, service, sales call, or girlfriend. Let''s start with a background story: Years ago, working in the creative department of a newspaper publisher in Edmonton, I was asked to help save a large account who was Read More

Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration


One of the most challenging areas in any Siebel implementation has traditionally been setting up and maintaining interfaces between Siebel and other back-end systems. However, it is now possible to create a real-time web service interface to other applications from Siebel 7.8 or 8.0, without writing a single line of code.

step  XML document created in Step 3 into the Outbound view on the “Administration - Web Service” screen. Siebel now has the ability to call the external application by instantiating the imported Business Service and calling the appropriate methods. The challenge is now how to get the data into and out of a format that is appropriate for the Web Service. This will likely be the bulk of the work in the interface and the most common place where scripting is used. The Web Service can be called any number of Read More

A 5-step Telecom Expense Management Strategy


Many businesses today rely on telecom expense management (TEM) for mission-critical functions ranging from sales to service to customer relationship management. But despite its overall importance, nearly one-third of a telecom staff’s time is spent on processing orders and invoices. Maximizing the potential of a telecom system requires a data-driven approach. Find out how Map-To-Win is helping businesses do just that.

step  5-step Telecom Expense Management Strategy Many businesses today rely on telecom expense management (TEM) for mission-critical functions ranging from sales to service to customer relationship management. But despite its overall importance, nearly one-third of a telecom staff’s time is spent on processing orders and invoices. Maximizing the potential of a telecom system requires a data-driven approach. Find out how Map-To-Win is helping businesses do just that. Read More

The Case for Service-oriented Monitoring as the First Step of an ITIL Initiative


The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides a comprehensive and consistent set of best practices for IT service management (ITSM), promoting a quality approach to achieving business efficiency in the use of information systems. The key paradigm shift that ITIL s ITSM best-practices taxonomy seeks to achieve is the movement away from management of silos, towards management of services spanning multiple silos.

step  Monitoring as the First Step of an ITIL Initiative The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides a comprehensive and consistent set of best practices for IT service management (ITSM), promoting a quality approach to achieving business efficiency in the use of information systems. The key paradigm shift that ITIL s ITSM best-practices taxonomy seeks to achieve is the movement away from management of silos, towards management of services spanning multiple silos. Read More

Your Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part One


Enterprise software selection is a risky undertaking for any organization. Find out how you can reduce the risk with a best-practice approach to assessment, evaluation, and selection—and learn how to reduce the time and cost involved in choosing the right solution.

step  success within this phase. Step 1: Form a Cross-functional Project Team A cross-functional team ensures that both the business and technical needs of your organization are addressed, and that each group affected by the changes understands the impact of the decision. The ideal team consists of members of the following groups: management; finance or business operations; users; consultants; and members of the IT operations and infrastructure groups. Champions and subject matter experts (SMEs) should be Read More

Siemens’ JT Data Format Gets a Nod from ISO


The year 2012 ended with a major win for (and perhaps a sigh of relief from) Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. Namely, in December 2012, Siemens’ JT data format, a lightweight data format that makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real time throughout all phases of a product’s lifecycle, was approved by the

step  which was the first step toward becoming an International Standard. ISO IS14306 provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the JT data format, enabling corporations and software vendors to further leverage JT in their PLM workflow and software applications. JT acceptance was coordinated through TC 184/SC4, the ISO body responsible for industrial data, through a global ballot process. What This All Means It is a big deal for any vendor to “own” a standard (truth be said, Siemens doesn’t Read More

CompareBusinessProducts.com


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step  research phase, we offer step by step buyers guides. For those aware of the technology aspects of their intended purchase, we have comparative charts that detail the features and offerings of each leading products. And for those buyers ready to purchase, we can have local product vendors contact you with their best quotes for your deployment.Compare Business Products''s mission is to provide business buyers critical product and technology information that will make the business purchase decision process Read More

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step  sectors. (See Exhibit 3.) Step One A first step for any systematic succession effort is to clarify the senior leaders'' expectations and preferences for a succession program. After Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate Boards have become more active in succession planning. A fundamental mistake, and a formula for disaster, is to dump the responsibility for the succession effort on the Human Resources department. While the Human Resources function or other parts of the organization must participate, the leadership Read More

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Every record that fails to meet standards of quality can lead to lost revenue or unnecessary costs. A well-executed data quality initiative isn’t difficult, but it is crucial to getting maximum value out of your data. In small companies, for which every sales lead, order, or potential customer is valuable, poor data quality isn’t an option—implementing a thorough data quality solution is key to your success. Find out how.

step  a good starting point. Step 1: Acknowledge that there is a problem Before anything can happen, your company must be aware that it has a problem with poor data quality and needs to find a solution that addresses this problem. This requires a reasonably rigorous audit of your mailing operations and the costs incurred by inaccurate data. It should include expenses directly related to bad address data (such as USPS or parcel carrier fees), lost revenue and employee hours spent correcting problems that could Read More