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CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software
While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class

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Hitachi Rail Adopts PTC PLM Globally


At the upper-end of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market, brand new deals are rare, and expanding business with existing customers is much more common. To that end, PTC recently announced that Hitachi, Ltd. Rail Systems has selected the PTC Global Product Development solution based on PTC Windchill PLM technology as its single enterprise platform for global product development throughout its railway vehicle engineering and manufacturing business.

autocad expression  3D CAD tools ( AutoCAD and SolidWorks ), Hitachi needed a system with the flexibility and broad capabilities to manage heterogeneous CAD data. The company also required the capability to manage the engineering bill of materials (eBOM) and the manufacturing bill of materials (mBOM).   The implementation of the PTC solution has reportedly increased Hitachi’s visibility into daily workload on the shop floor by improving the accuracy of bill of material (BOM) information, resulting in part inventory Read More

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations


Having to deliver a number of functionalities through third-party solutions, which are natively offered by many larger competitors, may deter some interface-wary customers. Thus, Relevant should try to provide as many third-party solutions as possible as a standard configuration, which should make customers oblivious to the origin of the module.

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Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators


Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same time, users should remember that Q2O solutions are not necessarily advantageous for all manufacturing departments or businesses.

autocad expression  to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions help automate the manufacturing and distribution industries, simplifying and optimizing processes and standardizing technology and tools. If any functional gaps are discovered that could become potential problems or that are already active concerns, Q2O systems create a blueprint for devising a plan of action. Q2O products help complex product manufacturers streamline their processes so that no sales are lost due to poor Read More

Encompix--Thriving on Encompassing Complexity Part One: Event Summary


If Encompix has for any reason deliberately maintained its ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) enterprise resource planning system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing mid-market, it has certainly succeeded so far. However, given a certain number of viable solutions from more renowned and visible (even if not that focused) vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on.

autocad expression  -Thriving on Encompassing Complexity Part One: Event Summary Event Summary Encompix, Inc . ( www.encompix.com ), a privately-held North American provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that helps mid-size engineer-to-order (ETO) and project-based manufacturers to improve their business is a stellar example of a focused niche vendor. As an illustration, seven US-based ETO companies recently selected the Encompix ERP system within a thirty-day time bracket. Encompix, which has a Read More

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions


For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.

autocad expression  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions Birst is Cloud BI. Also known as SaaS BI or on-demand BI, Cloud BI simply means that Birst is offered as a subscription service delivered over the internet instead of as an on-premise software installation. As a Cloud BI solution, Birst is faster to get deployed, lower cost, and demonstrates a far more rapid time to value than an on-premise solution. Source: Birst Resources Related to The Nine Substantial Benefits of Read More

Autodesk University 2012: Of Design Cloud, Mobility, and Community


The Autodesk University 2012 conference was a big deal—with about 9,000 attendees from about 100 different countries, and with thousands of virtual attendees taking advantage of more than 1,000 online classes. All were eager to learn about the latest in product design technologies, including the cloud, mobility, product lifecycle management, and real-time simulation. Get all the details in P.J. Jakovljevic’s report.

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Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum


If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being overtaken by their competition, regardless of how competitively they source and deliver.

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Made2Manage Offers New Functionality And A VIP Treatment Part 2: Market Impact


During last two years, Made2Manage had mobilized its resources to evolve from a vendor of traditional ERP software to a provider of 'one-stop-shop' enterprise business applications.

autocad expression  engineering design tools (e.g., AutoCAD and ProEngineer), on-line trading exchanges, with streamlined inter-business processes and workflow, and access to information resources via M2M VIP that offers trade partner-facing portal functions and thereby solidifies relationships with distributors, suppliers, employees, and customers (in other words, within the entire channel). M2M VIP functionality was enabled through the embracement of Microsoft's .NET technology, which is designed to support an Read More

PTC Sees SMBs as “Essential” to Its Business


While opportunities for new or replacement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems at large enterprises are rare, neither is the small to medium business (SMB) market fully exploited. To that end, PTC recently announced the release of PTC Windchill PDM Essentials, the company’s product data management (PDM) software. The product aims to bring concurrent engineering to smaller

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Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


While Cincom's solutions, services, experience and results should resonate well with in the complex manufacturing segment, it competes against a slew of companies with stronger brand names (not impeded by Cincom’s conservative tacit nature) and/or financial resources.

autocad expression  Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Cincom Systems, Inc . ( www.cincom.com ), a privately-held, Cincinnati, OH based provider of software solutions and services primarily to complex manufacturers, continues with perfecting its knowledge systems for sales, and customer relationship management (CRM). In September, the company announced the availability of its new CRM Solution for Complex Manufacturers . With some of its customers rep Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 2: Strategy


During the last few years, Made2Manage has evolved from a vendor of traditional MRP/ERP software to a provider of ‘one-stop-shop’ enterprise business applications.

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Reporting Tools


Analysis and reporting services are an important part of the enterprise resource planning process. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been designed to give users options for optimal analysis and reporting, and to leave room for partners to provide customized solutions. With the correct reporting tools and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, practical analysis and reporting is available and adaptable to individual users’ needs.

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Exact Software--Working Diligently Towards the "One Exact" Synergy Part Three: Market Impact


While not really a household name in North America before the Macola acquisition, Exact has always been a force to reckon with in the lower end of the ERP mid-market in Europe, and occasionally, to a degree, elsewhere in the world.

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Facilities Management is Moving Forward with Technology


Information is one of the most valuable resources for facilities management departments, so it’s essential to have a process that lets you achieve full value from it, and to urge your company on from weak paper-prone processes. Facilities management systems can now integrate with other systems. Find out the points you should consider when choosing and implementing a computer-aided facilities management (CAFM) solution.

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