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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

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Grape Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 1


Attending the annual Boston Grape Escape event a few days ago left me with an energetic and positive impression of the two main vendors’ business strategies and views on customer value. Although there were no major product releases announced at the event, and we at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) generally know the happenings of SYSPRO and UNIT4, the briefings and personal conversations

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IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management: Vendor Delivers a Phase-based Approach


Although most vendors provide organizations with the project portfolio management tools to meet their objectives, few provide strategies to implement an IT governance framework successfully. Pacific Edge offers a three-stage approach to implementing IT governance, based on an organization's maturity.

value chain fvc  service delivery. Maximizing IT value : The objective at this stage is for organizations to manage the complete lifecycle of their IT investments from the time of the project request to the final retirement of the IT investment. This stage focuses on the total lifecycle cost of IT investments, and shifts organizational perspective from project-centric goals to investment-centric goals for improved decision making across the entire organization. Pacific Edge is unique in its value proposition in that it Read More

Cut-to-size/shape Industries


The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in stock inventory due to dimensional issues, and include that unsatisfied demand in its reorder messages.

value chain fvc  effort necessary to measure, value and assign inventory numbers for the return of remnants to stock, many would traditionally consider these remnants waste. Yet, as with most other industries, the plastics industry has been experiencing slower growth and return on investment (ROI). Once having enjoyed an annual growth rate of 7 percent, the industry growth has slowed to 1.2 percent, according to the Society of Plastics Industry (SPI) , and tossing remnants onto a scrap pile is certainly no longer an Read More

Engineering Supply Chain Data Exchange


Industries involved in outsourcing and collaboration know that accurate data translation is fundamental to a project’s successful completion. Valuable engineering and manufacturing product data must be exchanged quickly and efficiently while protecting corporate assets—but with older technology, this is not always possible. Learn more about a number of integration solutions that can help you reengineer your supply chain.

value chain fvc  Supply Chain Data Exchange Industries involved in outsourcing and collaboration know that accurate data translation is fundamental to a project’s successful completion. Valuable engineering and manufacturing product data must be exchanged quickly and efficiently while protecting corporate assets—but with older technology, this is not always possible. Learn more about a number of integration solutions that can help you reengineer your supply chain. Read More

Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 3


Part 2 of this blog series analyzed the ActiveBatch architecture and evolution in terms of enterprise job scheduling and workload automation functional capabilities. This was done for the three older product releases. Particularly impressive was the ActiveBatch V6 release that introduced a few noble concepts like Job Library and Virtual Root. ActiveBatch V7 – The Current State of

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The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One


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