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What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?


A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production requirements. However, market ambiguity and functional overlap with enterprise resource planning systems obscure what an MES can bring to an enterprise.

what is qms  that inform operations personnel what is going on in the plant currently and a very short history into the past. Quality control information is also gathered and a laboratory information management system [LIMS—applications used to manage the collection of samples, collection and formatting of test results, and the reporting of results by sample or product category, whereas these applications may be environmental-, medical- or research-focused] may be part of this configuration to tie process Read More

Dassault Systèmes Announces DELMIA’s Apriso Quality Solution


Dassault Systèmes recently announced DELMIA’s Apriso Quality Solution, which includes enterprise quality management software (EQMS) and professional services that expand the reach of traditional quality management systems to the global shop floor, across the supply chain, and up to executives. Get the details in P.J. Jakovljevic’s blog post.

what is qms  plants, with visibility into what is happening at any time, enabling fast and efficient action should a quality issue occur. Apriso’s traditional fierce competitors, SAP Quality Management, Camstar, InfinityQS, MetricStream , and IBS AG (a Siemens company), should expect even much tougher contests from the vendor. Read More

Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1


Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only delight us, but can also make us quite sick and indisposed. While my inner circles (pets included) have luckily not been casualties of recent salmonella, E.coli, and whatnot outbreaks from tainted chilly peppers, tomatoes, spinach, pet food,

what is qms  a reality, let’s see what some pundits within ERP providers have in mind when it comes to being proactive about food safety. Whenever there is a serious discussion about the food industry, one cannot avoid Olin Thompson , VP of Industry Strategy at Lawson Software and former contributor to TEC ’s newsletter (e.g., see TEC’s previous article entitled “Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection”). Lately, Olin has been talking about his (and Lawson ’s) holistic approach as the Read More

Cloud ERP’s Plex Has Record 2013, Aims Higher for 2014


Plex reported another record year in 2013, adding 59 new customers and growing to nearly 400 corporate clients representing more than 1,100 manufacturing production operations worldwide (in more than 20 countries). P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look back at 2013 and ahead for 2014 for the cloud-based ERP provider.

what is qms  offering (IPO), which is what this is reportedly all about. The next 12 months or so are going to be telling for the company: if it can ramp up the growth rate with all of the investment, great—it will get a higher valuation if and when it goes public. But if the growth rate doesn''t spike up significantly (from the already decent growth rates of recent years), then all of this increased investment might appear kind of silly and gratuitous.   Plex has lately experienced a strong cultural change by Read More

The Change of Guard at Plex Systems


Given that in mid-2012 Plex Systems, the first software company to build a full-fledged cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, was sold by Apax Partners to Francisco Partners and Accel Partners, it was not too surprising to hear about the early 2013 appointment of technology industry veteran Jason Blessing as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Such

what is qms  continually adding new functionality). What other industries can the company tackle to expand that needs native quality management system (QMS) and manufacturing execution system (MES) capabilities? Plex Systems’ QMS is strong, particularly traceability capabilities, but its MES might not yet be at a best-of-breed level to be able to play in areas with complex MES requirements. To be fair, it may not necessarily be a feature issue with MES. Two common issues are familiarity with the apps that are Read More

Made2Manage (v.7) Is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing ERP


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Made2Manage (v.7.0) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning ( ERP) under the ERP Evaluation Center. Aptean was formed with the merger of CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Corporation (Consona) during the summer of 2012. The goal of Aptean is to deliver an exact-fit solution for specific

what is qms  an overall benchmark of what you can typically find on average across the discrete ERP market (i.e., the average solution).   Based on the comprehensive software comparison data that TEC possesses, Made2Manage ranks as a much stronger–than-average competitive solution against other products in the discrete manufacturing ERP solution space. As the above chart shows, the solution scores higher than the average solution in the Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Read More

Visibility.net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP)


TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. Visibility Corporation is the provider of the Visibility.net solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company

what is qms  an overall benchmark of what you can typically find on average across the ETO ERP market (i.e., the average solution).   Based on the comprehensive software comparison data that TEC possesses, Visibility.net ranks as a highly competitive solution against other products in the ETO ERP solution space.  As the above chart shows, the solution scores higher than the average solution in the Financials, Purchasing Management, and Quality Management functionality. Visibility.net is also a solid competitor Read More

Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg?


While Baan may have avoided euthanasia in the nick of time, evidence is mounting that a number of anxious and/or disgruntled customers have not found this assuring.

what is qms  Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg? Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg? P.J. Jakovljevic - August 16, 2000 Event Summary A number of Baan''s anxious and/or disgruntled customers have not found that Invensys'' announcement in July that it would be satisfied with less than 95% control over the company, thus helping Baan avoid euthanasia, reassuring. According to a press release from July 11, ROI Systems, Inc. announced that Peer Bearing Company, one of the world''s leading producers Read More

Where is Oracle in the Product Lifecycle Management Software Market?


Oracle is in the processing of developing their product lifecycle management capabilities. The question is whether they will accomplish this through the acquisition of a pure-play PLM vendor, or through internal technology development.

what is qms  Oracle has taken a somewhat more risky and expensive acquisition approach for certain functional areas, as demonstrated by the acquisitions of Siebel for CRM, G-Log for multimodal transportation planning and execution, and Retek for unique retail applications and expertise. PLM, however, seems to be a more difficult puzzle for Oracle to solve. Internal development and commitment to the PLM solution set continues in earnest, while any speculation that their game plan may include a PLM acquisition Read More

Collaboration is the Key to BPM Success


Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful.

what is qms  is the Key to BPM Success Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful. Read More

Is Instant Messaging (IM) Threatening Your Company's Security?


There is a way to use IM securely in the workplaceand you can find out how in bullet-proofing instant messaging.

what is qms  Instant Messaging (IM) Threatening Your Company''s Security? Instant messaging (IM) has become an increasingly popular tool in the workplace. Chances are, your employees are chatting in real time, exchanging files, and conferencing—opening a security hole in your organization big enough to drive a truck through. The fact is, IM is a primary pathway for malware infection , and can leave you with infected or corrupted files; loss of key data; financial loss; identity theft; copyright infringements; and Read More

TOTVS Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified


The most recently certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product by TEC analysts is offered by the Brazilian company TOTVS and is called Protheus. Although the vendor is not very well known in the North American and European markets, it is extremely well represented in the corporate solutions market of Latin America, particularly in Brazil, where the vendor holds nearly 50% of the

what is qms  TOTVS license, it chooses what product will be used from all the products available. In the near future, the company is planning to make different modules of different products interchangeable, so that a client may use compatible modules from various applications simultaneously. Protheus is not as deep in functionality as it is broad, very flexible, easy to integrate with other products, and easy to customize either by clients themselves or through TOTVS specialists. The company’s franchisees and other Read More

When Is Talent Management Really Right for Your Business?


Many organizations realize that developing and managing talented employees is integral to the success of their business. But how do you know whether your company is ready for talent management? And if so, how do you go about actually managing your talent? In this article, TEC human capital management (HCM) analyst Sherry Fox answers these questions and outlines an approach to an effective talent management initiative.

what is qms  that given time.   What Is Talent Management? But what is talent management? How is it different from human resources (HR)? And what can it do for your business—both now and in the future? The term talent management generally refers to the process of attracting highly skilled workers, integrating new workers, and developing and retaining current workers to meet current and future business objectives. But talent management can also mean different things to different organizations. For some it’s about Read More

Is Your Store Customer-centric?


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When Passwords Aren't Enough: The Need for Strong Online Authentication That Is Easy to Use


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