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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 succ 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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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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Finance Is Changing Fast, Can Your Apps Keep Up?


The finance field undergoes rapid changes—and financial organizations must be able to adapt to those changes at lightning speed in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. They must also be able to foresee customer needs and address them before them the competitors do, otherwise they risk losing their fickle clients.

Additionally, customers expect their financial institutions to be readily accessible at all times and for them to be able to conduct their financial transactions reliably 24/7. A lag in the performance of their mission-critical applications—such as investment and portfolio management, online banking, and claim processing software—can cost banks thousands of dollars every minute. Financial organizations must be able to prevent and attend to emerging issues early on before they progress and disrupt the entire business. IT teams must be able to meet these demands while facing challenges of increasing IT complexity, difficulty prioritizing, trouble pinpointing root causes, and understaffing.

Furthermore, stricter regulations regarding how financial institutions can store and transmit customer information and increased IT security threats from hackers worldwide have made it increasingly challenging and important to have continuous monitoring and effective management of mission-critical apps. The main problem of IT essentially has to do with lacking insight into the organization’s mission-critical apps. Read how financial institutions can use application performance management solutions to maximize performance, reduce bottlenecks, quickly troubleshoot problems, and proactively monitor applications.

step  order to stay one step ahead of the competition. They must also be able to foresee customer needs and address them before them the competitors do, otherwise they risk losing their fickle clients. Additionally, customers expect their financial institutions to be readily accessible at all times and for them to be able to conduct their financial transactions reliably 24/7. A lag in the performance of their mission-critical applications—such as investment and portfolio management, online banking, and claim Read More

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Analysis of Manhattan Associates' New Partnership with CommercialWare


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Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money.

step  Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money. Read More

CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis


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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

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