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Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization


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system supported optimization  satisfaction. A statistical forecasting system detects repeatable demand patterns from the same time each year and can determine trends. The calculations are carried out more or less automatically, but they can be less accurate if, there is no accessible demand history or if the demand history is highly irregular. In addition, statistical forecasting does not take consideration of sales and marketing activities, which are key drivers in the demand planning numbers. Demand planning Demand arises when Read More

Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi


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system supported optimization  enterprise resource planning (ERP) system than the other two solutions. This is evidenced by its comparatively poor showing in back office functionality (a major part of what constitutes an ERP solution), and its relative strength in international logistics and transportation. Also noteworthy is that JDA specializes in the high and middle end of the mid-market (as shown in Chart 2 above), deriving a full 50 percent of its revenues from companies in the $501 to $1 billion (USD) range, and a full 40 Read More

Planning and Allocation versus Replenishment: When Is Each the Best Strategy?


Assortment optimization, pricing decisions, and promotional activity fall flat if a product is not available for purchase. Out-of-stocks, overstocks, and markdowns drive down already strained profit margins. Replenishment, however, maximizes sales while minimizing inventory expense. By understanding replenishment, and planning and allocation, enterprise can determine the best strategies for addressing forecasting and inventory concerns, and improve profit margins.

system supported optimization  effort if the replenishment system has a copy item type function. By removing the major shortcoming of replenishment solutions - the initial item setup - the positives become even more prevalent. Long lifecycle items - Extend the lifecycle of an item and the gains realized each period from the forecasting and replenishment between introduction and exit are extended as well. Transitioning from One Solution to the Other Not every item always shows clear signs as being best addressed by only one solution. Read More

Future Compatible


Companies contemplating upgrading or replacing their enterprise resource planning systems should evaluate whether the change will be compatible with future ERP II deployment strategies. This article examines the future of enterprise business applications and the requirements to ensure future compatibility.

system supported optimization  Upgrading an existing ERP system for the sole purpose of remaining on a supported version may not be strategically prudent, particularly if the new version does not enable an organization to embrace ERP II deployment strategies in the future. In this situation a user organization may be better served by evaluating the most up-to-date version of their chosen vendor''s product to identify whether or not they have any possibility for an upgrade path that will enable them to attain ERP II capabilities. If Read More

Lombardi Software Teamworks 7.0 for Business Process Management Certification Report


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system supported optimization  view) Audit trails: The system provides audit trails in fine granularity—audit trails are captured for workflow events, user inputs on forms, escalation actions, notifications, etc. In addition, Teamworks also provides audit trails for business data values. Real-time controls: Real-time control gives managers the ability to dynamically adjust workload, prioritization, and process behavior.   Implementation   Server: The solution resides on the client''s servers. Lombardi also offers Blueprint, a Read More

GMS Accounting and Financial Management System


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system supported optimization  Accounting and Financial Management System The GMS Accounting and Financial Management/Reporting System integrates all accounting activity into an entity-wide system. The GMS Accounting system is not sold as separate modules, but rather as a package containing all the necessary functions to run your not-for-profit on a daily basis. Our underlying system design is entity-wide, providing you an integrated accounting system that performs all accounting activities. Systems are available in a 1–2 user Read More

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In today’s fast-changing world, the learning management system (LMS) has become mission critical to organizations that are trying to keep employees up to date on everything from the latest technologies and regulatory requirements, to industry certifications, best practices plus job-specific and leadership skills. Download this white paper to learn how to construct the business case to justify the purchase of an LMS.

system supported optimization  a New Learning Management System (LMS): How to Construct a Successful Business Case In today’s fast-changing world, the learning management system (LMS) has become mission critical to organizations that are trying to keep employees up to date on everything from the latest technologies and regulatory requirements, to industry certifications, best practices plus job-specific and leadership skills. Download this white paper to learn how to construct the business case to justify the purchase of an LMS. Read More

6 Signs That You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System


In 6 Signs that You Need to Upgrade Your Business Phone System, you'll find 6 key questions to ask about your company's current phone system.

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Enterprises are embracing new technologies like grid, virtualization, and multi-core processors that allow them to do more with fewer licenses. Vendors have responded with new licensing schemes—but while the calculations may be complex, the ramification is simple: enterprises must find new ways to meter software usage efficiently and effectively. Find out about four key tenets of a winning license optimization strategy.

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