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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

One Step Closer to the Global ASP


On June 21, 2000, J.D. Edwards & Company, announced the Company’s JDe.sourcing application hosting program has expanded its scope through partnerships with leading ASP providers in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America.

step  Step Closer to the Global ASP One Step Closer to the Global ASP A. Turner - July 17, 2000 Event Summary On June 21, 2000, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), announced the Company''s JDe.sourcing application hosting program has expanded its scope through partnerships with leading ASP providers in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America and North America. J.D. Edwards'' JDe.sourcing is an application hosting initiative that delivers e-business solutions directly to customers across the Internet. In recent 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

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

Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround


While Frontstep reported its fourth consecutive loss in Q2 2001, which was also the first quarter the company operated under the new name, the latest license income increase and success in balancing product/services offerings mix, might bode well for the company’s return to profitability.

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Service Differentiation: Your 3-Step Plan


Your service organization has a unique way to differentiate itself from your competition. This white paper discusses service differentiation: doing more with less, providing service more effectively, and focusing on your unique business processes to outperform your competition. Using this information, you can bring about change and continuous improvement, and differentiate your service from your competition. Read more and find out how.

step  Differentiation: Your 3-Step Plan Your service organization has a unique way to differentiate itself from your competition. This white paper discusses service differentiation: doing more with less, providing service more effectively, and focusing on your unique business processes to outperform your competition. Using this information, you can bring about change and continuous improvement, and differentiate your service from your competition. Read more and find out how. Read More

Demystifying Data De-duplication: How to Choose the Best Solution


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JDA FOCUS 2012: A Real-time Cloud to Serve the “Connected Consumer”


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BIView


Take next step in managing your data. Gain the edge by using exceptional table and graph visualization, providing you with transparent business data. Let BIView Desktop do the work for you by presenting the information you need for taking faster and better business decisions. Encourage innovation, seek for competitive advantage, organize your data, and create reports with just few clicks.

step  Take next step in managing your data. Gain the edge by using exceptional table and graph visualization, providing you with transparent business data. Let BIView Desktop do the work for you by presenting the information you need for taking faster and better business decisions. Encourage innovation, seek for competitive advantage, organize your data, and create reports with just few clicks. Read More

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SAP Takes HANA Enterprise to the Cloud


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