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A Response Management Pioneer Offers Its Solution
Kinaxis Inc. is answering the needs of global manufacturers by delivering an on-demand response management service. These services are designed to help

sap plm crp mrp  such established providers as SAP , Oracle , or Baan , to name a few. Despite Kinaxis’s earlier financial and brand recognition struggles (owing to the market’s infatuation with i2 Technologies ’ and Manugistics ’ demand planning and optimization APS-SCP solutions), Kinaxis has successfully grown its customer base. Recently, the vendor posted a whopping 300 percent quarter over quarter growth, equating to more than 50,000 users at about 60 major corporate customers, with its solutions in use

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide


The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and choosing the best vendor for you are critical to a successful ERP implementation. As a decision maker, you need to quickly identify your ERP requirements, effectively communicate these needs to vendors, and successfully compare various product alternatives. Learn how.

sap plm crp mrp  other hand, charges for SAP on-demand ERP solution for mid-size businesses, i.e., SAP Business ByDesign starts at $150 per user per month, with minimum requirements of 25 users. How Different Buyers Approach Cost Consideration   Parameter Buyer Type Attributes to be Considered Modularity Module Buyer - Should expect moderate to high total costs per ERP module when compared to the suite buyers - Additional costs for integration of the modules with other systems Modularity Suite Buyer - Should expect Read More

A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

sap plm crp mrp  . Sometimes it is SAP Business One , sometimes an Infor ERP product ( Infor VISUAL or Infor SyteLine ), a Consona ERP product ( Made2Manage or Intuitive ), or an Epicor ERP product ( Epicor Vista or Epicor Vantage ). And still, a month does not go by where xTuple does not face competition from some obscure product it has never heard of before. On the other hand, the free PostBooks product, which is quite light on the manufacturing side, will compete directly with open source brethren like Compiere , Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation


This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

sap plm crp mrp  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In this part, we explore the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the Read More

How PLM Drives Profitable Growth


Discover the key benefits of PLM in Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth.

sap plm crp mrp  PLM Drives Profitable Growth No matter what kind of manufacturing your company does, a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution can improve your productivity, accuracy, decision making, and profitability. Discover the key benefits of PLM in Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth . You'll learn how an integrated PLM solution can ensure successful product development, manufacturing, running changes, and build-outs support a team philosophy characterized by shared knowledge and understanding Read More

SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free


SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software.

sap plm crp mrp  Fiori User Experience, Free SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software. SAP Fiori was launched last year and provided SAP users with a refreshing new and simple user experience across multiple devices. However, from the time of launch until now, SAP has been charging customers for SAP Fiori. The growth and adoption of Fiori over the last year created a challenge for SAP. One the one hand, the Read More

Agile PLM


Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions can help companies manage information, processes, and decisions about their products throughout the product life cycle and across the global product network. Agile PLM Solutions can help provide visibility and control of critical product information and processes to each stakeholder at each stage in the product life cycle.      

sap plm crp mrp  PLM Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions can help companies manage information, processes, and decisions about their products throughout the product life cycle and across the global product network. Agile PLM Solutions can help provide visibility and control of critical product information and processes to each stakeholder at each stage in the product life cycle. Read More

Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions


NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solutions have and makes recommendations to both the vendor and users.

sap plm crp mrp  Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) has a long history of serving the fashion industry. After adding Web-based product lifecycle managemen t (PLM) and sourcing and production systems ( e-PLM and e-SPS , respectively), to the product portfolio, the company became closer to being a one-stop-shop for its target customers. Seeing the increase in PLM adoption in the fashion industry and NGC's recent achievements in the fashion PLM area, I decided to create Read More

SAP Business One


Designed specifically for small and growing businesses, the SAP Business One application is a single, affordable solution for managing an entire company – including financials, sales, customer relationships, and operations. Sold exclusively through SAP partners, it helps streamline your operations from start to finish, gain instant access to complete information in real time, and accelerate profitable growth.

sap plm crp mrp  and growing businesses, the SAP Business One application is a single, affordable solution for managing an entire company – including financials, sales, customer relationships, and operations. Sold exclusively through SAP partners, it helps streamline your operations from start to finish, gain instant access to complete information in real time, and accelerate profitable growth. Read More

SAP Eliminates Extra Clicks for End Users with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM)


Today, at the HR Tech Europe Conference @ Expo 2012, SAP announced the availability of a package of user experience enhancements for the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution. According to the press release the user experience capabilities of the product have been advanced. The SAP ERP HCM solution allows for automatic reminders, alerts, and key performance

sap plm crp mrp  for End Users with SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) Today, at the HR Tech Europe Conference & Expo 2012 , SAP announced the availability of a package of user experience enhancements for the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution. According to the press release the user experience capabilities of the product have been advanced. The SAP ERP HCM solution allows for automatic reminders, alerts, and key performance indicators to be received. In addition, the solution offers a Read More

The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM


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sap plm crp mrp  PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 21, 2003 Introduction Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a business strategy that is beginning to gain wide acceptance. Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings. The results from the early Read More

A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

sap plm crp mrp  Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality The past few years have seen the fashion industry show a significantly increasing passion for product lifecycle management (PLM) methodology. Generally speaking, a fashion PLM solution is a tailored PLM solution (compared with the general or comprehensive PLM) with extra functionality that serves the specificities of this industry in order to help the manufacturers and retailers of fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) to achieve more Read More

PTC Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report


PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

sap plm crp mrp  Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

sap plm crp mrp  Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market Event Summary Ardent Software, Incorporated of Westboro, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced support for extraction from SAP R/3 and also loading to SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) using its DataStage Release 3.6. Ardent is referring to the new feature as the Packaged Application Connection Kit (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it Read More

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