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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...
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...
From Shoestring Budget to Millions: The Road Ahead for an Enterprise Management Software Vendor
Indisputably, Deltek remains an enterprise applications vendor of choice for project-based businesses. With its recent capital infusion and product deliveries

systems for the custom engineer to order  enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with respect to features and capabilities for project-oriented businesses, the market has lately become more focused not only on the need for Web-based applications, but also on the need for intuitive role- and process-based user experiences (see Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking and Portals: Necessary But Not Self-sufficient ). The lack of a fully Web-enabled system might for some time have hindered Deltek''s potential growth objectives, and so the v 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...
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...
Pay, Performance, and Productivity: How to Use Compensation to Motivate and Make a Difference
Compensation has consistently remained one of the top five job-satisfaction factors considered most important to employees. A well-designed compensation

systems for the custom engineer to order  compensation management, compensation strategy, employee motivation Read More...
Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular

systems for the custom engineer to order  planning (ERP)  or CRM systems allow users to attach documents to a record, e.g., to attach a manual or a drawing to the record for an item. Also a common practice has been to build in some level of workflow into the records, so that users could audit when something had happened. Some systems will allow users to capture comments in the record, and to send out alerts via e-mail when something really important happens (e.g., in case of some escalation). But these traditional tools have proven to be too Read More...
Order Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence
Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect

systems for the custom engineer to order  multiple disparate order entry systems. Understanding the Status Quo To really understand how an order promising application can impact your business, it is important to understand the process for promising orders that exists in most companies today, as summarized in Figure 1. Figure 1. Click here to view larger version The clock starts ticking when the customer calls in their order. A simple question is asked, When can I have my order? The customer service representative attempts to contact the Read More...
Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: Moving from Your Document-centric Enterprise 1.0 to the People-centric World of Enterprise 2.0
It would be a mistake to think that Web 2.0 is all about technology—and similarly so for Enterprise 2.0. But it would also be a mistake to dismiss the

systems for the custom engineer to order  Collaboration to the Next Level: Moving from Your Document-centric Enterprise 1.0 to the People-centric World of Enterprise 2.0 It would be a mistake to think that Web 2.0 is all about technology—and similarly so for Enterprise 2.0. But it would also be a mistake to dismiss the technology altogether. The selection and implementation of enterprise social software solutions and real-time collaboration solutions requires careful thought, consideration, and planning. Find out more, in this IBM white Read More...
Managed Services: How to Adapt to the Channel Model of the Future
Low margins, a boom in the managed services sector, and a decreasing reliance on client–server-based infrastructures are drastically changing the business

systems for the custom engineer to order  Services: How to Adapt to the Channel Model of the Future Low margins, a boom in the managed services sector, and a decreasing reliance on client–server-based infrastructures are drastically changing the business landscape for many traditional IT channel players. This paper assesses the challenges facing the IT channel and describes how IT resellers can transform the growing demand for managed services from a threat into a key opportunity for future business success. Read More...
How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy
Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the

systems for the custom engineer to order  to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy Today we’re in an era of technology-driven transformation. That means you can attain higher profits when you use technology to redefine your products, your services, and/or how the industry in general works. Unfortunately, most companies are using technology only one way—to lower costs and become more efficient. They view technology as a way to “do more with less,” “streamline the workflow,” and “trim expenses.” Sound familiar? While this Read More...
How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market

systems for the custom engineer to order  to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

systems for the custom engineer to order  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
5 Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce
As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply

systems for the custom engineer to order  Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply locking down a device to protect it limits its usefulness. Rather, companies need to use proper solutions that consider various factors such as the ever-changing regulations on safeguarding corporate data. Know 5 key points for developing a mobile workforce strategy. Read More...
The Rise of USB in the Data Center Implementation Can Make the Difference
In the past 12 years, the universal serial bus (USB) has grown from pipe dream into the de facto standard for devices such as portable memory devices, video

systems for the custom engineer to order  Rise of USB in the Data Center Implementation Can Make the Difference In the past 12 years, the universal serial bus (USB) has grown from pipe dream into the de facto standard for devices such as portable memory devices, video game consoles, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and more. Learn how a USB keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) can correctly emulate the constant presence of a keyboard and mouse to each connected computer, offering much more flexibility in the data centers of tomorrow. Read More...

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