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Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena
The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The

systems for the custom engineer to order  developed, or may develop, systems that provide for some, or all, of the functionality of Q2O product suites. Internally developed application integration and process automation efforts will continue to be a principal source of competition for the foreseeable future. In particular, it can be difficult to license Q2O products to a potential customer whose internal development group has already invested substantially in, and made progress toward completion of, the systems that Q2O products are intended to Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

systems for the custom engineer to order  Versus Generic GL-Oriented ERP/Accounting Systems ; CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software ; and Caution! Will A Traditional ERP System Help You Deliver Projects? . APICS Dictionary defines ETO as products whose customer specifications require unique engineering design, significant customization, or new purchased materials. Each customer order results in a unique set of part numbers, bills of material, and routings . Closely related term to ETO is project manufacturing , whi Read More...
Engineer-to-Order (ETO ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help

systems for the custom engineer to order  its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying de Read More...
Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems
This article, originally published in Engineering Times, on how companies are employing ERP is based on an interview with Ben Spencer, TEC’s Senior Director of

systems for the custom engineer to order  the Game in Software Systems Introduction    For a manufacturer seeking better communication between its engineering and manufacturing wings, as well as a design-build engineering firm trying to expand its profit margins, a business process streamlined across the entire enterprise is a valuable commodity. Companies are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software tools at an increasing rate to help smooth the rough edges of their business practices. ERP attempts to integrate all of a company''s depa Read More...
Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders

systems for the custom engineer to order  Also, by retaining legacy systems for some aspects of product design, you may be retaining technology that does not offer the most up-to-date features and functionality, which limits the efficacy of the entire solution. Conversely, with a single, integrated product development system, all of the application''s features and functions work together seamlessly, allowing integration teams to focus on links to other enterprise systems. This approach has far-reaching future benefits as well, as it allows for an Read More...
Building the Path to Better Profits: Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment
When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share common goals of rapid deployment and return on investment. Unlike large

systems for the custom engineer to order  makes available many high-end systems designed for larger enterprises, but what''s left for those in between? Small office/home office (SOHO) and consumer products are inadequate for small and mid-sized businesses and lack scalability. Enterprise products are too costly and complex to manage. Many of the non-consumer class security solutions that are offered to mid-sized businesses today are merely scaled-down versions of enterprise class products. Secure Computing®''s SnapGear® product line is designed Read More...
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor''s Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

systems for the custom engineer to order  to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor''s Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and WESTBORO, Mass.-December 1, 1999-Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT), the leading provider of data integration infrastructure software for data warehouse, business intelligence, and e-business applications, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their Read More...
AMERICAN EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network
TRADEX product will simplify the adoption of Internet procurement solutions for American Express corporate customers and their supplier.

systems for the custom engineer to order  with ten electronic purchasing systems vendors to provide full interoperability with the Corporate Purchasing Card to streamline payment, reconciliation and reporting processes. Additionally, American Express has begun testing American Express @ Work, a business-to-business portal that integrates web-based applications and content with full-service support to help companies and their employees streamline activities across the full spectrum of travel and purchasing management. Market Impact This Read More...
Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.
According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data

systems for the custom engineer to order  taken directly from operational systems, with new tools for processing the data, and using that output to make tactical and strategic decisions. This step has the potential to improve the decision-making process, if you have the right set of tools and the right people—data geeks. These organizations are typically medium-sized companies with smaller budgets, rather than big corporations, but with a huge workforce potential and a budget to acquire at least some, if not all, of the complete and complex Read More...
3 Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance
E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore

systems for the custom engineer to order  e-mail archiving,mailbox quotas,e-mail capacity,pst management,migration to exchange 2010,data lifecycle management,e-mail archiving solution,exchange 2003 to 2010 migration,exchange 2007 to 2010 migration,exchange 2003 to exchange 2010 migration,pst file management,groupwise to exchange 2010 migration,data management lifecycle,lotus notes migration to exchange 2010,exchange 2003 migration to 2010 Read More...
Ways to Migrate Windows Applications to UNIX/Linux
Migration can be risky and expensive if handled by inexperienced developers. Seemingly small things can lead to bigger issues and cause performance problems

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How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract
Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many

systems for the custom engineer to order  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More...
Too Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier
Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post

systems for the custom engineer to order  Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post . However, more and more companies find that adopting PLM is an unavoidable route to take regardless how many obstacles ahead. Can companies find ways to adopt PLM more easily and faster? After listening to Lectra ’s introduction to its Easy Start PLM implementation approach, I think I’ve found some answers. Late last month, I had a chance to Read More...
How to Get Closer to Your Best Customers
In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers, you''ll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more e...

systems for the custom engineer to order  to Get Closer to Your Best Customers If this tough business climate is forcing you to find new ways of doing business , you''re not alone. Many businesses are searching for new strategies to help them prosper. Customer attitudes and spending patterns have changed as well. In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers , you''ll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more effectively. You''ll learn the four key things you can do to get close to your customers, Read More...
GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

systems for the custom engineer to order  develop E-commerce software and systems for GE. (Perhaps not coincidentally, Global TeleSystems has announced plans to launch its own business-to-business service in Indian markets.) However, this arrangement does not represent the bulk of software in this comprehensive offering. GE has the infrastructure, acumen, existing customer base and financial strength to rapidly become a major player in the E-procurement space, which is the core of any E-commerce initiative. Its major a priori weakness may be Read More...

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