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Dynamics AX
Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired

ax  AX Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics,

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WellPoints Dynamics AX EAM


WellPoint's Dynamics AX EAM solution is fully integrated with your Microsoft Dynamics AX business softare enterprise system. This integration makes it a true 'Enterprise' Asset Maintenance system – not just a 'bolt-on' or stand alone silo-ed application. AX EAM solves the problems associated with duplicate data sources, duplicate purchasing systems and duplicate inventories. By being part of the ERP solution AX EAM solves reconciliation issues for the controllers' department and compliance issues for the CFO. It allows full enterprise management of inventory and vendors – not one system for maintenance and another for everyone else but a single source of all data that adds virtually no overhead for your IT staff. And most of all it gives your maintenance team all the power and features of those 'stand alone' solutions without creating a 'second set of records.

ax  Dynamics AX EAM WellPoint's Dynamics AX EAM solution is fully integrated with your Microsoft Dynamics AX business softare enterprise system. This integration makes it a true 'Enterprise' Asset Maintenance system – not just a 'bolt-on' or stand alone silo-ed application. AX EAM solves the problems associated with duplicate data sources, duplicate purchasing systems and duplicate inventories. By being part of the ERP solution AX EAM solves reconciliation issues for the controllers' department and Read More

MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX


MinePoint ERP is built on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform. Each module offers standard functionality made available from the Dynamics AX infrastructure, integrated with mining-specific features and functions. MinePoint ERP addresses the challenges of mining companies across the full mining life cycle: Exploration: cost control, tenement/permit reporting, multicompany/currency consolidations, remote access Mine construction: management of engineering and construction projects, procurement and approvals, recording of asset acquisition, workforce mobilization Mine operations: equipment management, enterprise asset management, resource management, workforce management, financial management, business intelligence. MinePoint ERP is successfully implemented for international mining companies—in mine sites and headquarters across the globe: Start-ups with MinePoint financials Midsize global miners with operations in multiple countries Large miners with remote, standalone sites requiring connection to centralized corporate systems Key performance indicator (KPI) reporting out of the box for an incumbent ERP solution or integrated with MinePoint ERP.

ax  ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX MinePoint ERP is built on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform. Each module offers standard functionality made available from the Dynamics AX infrastructure, integrated with mining-specific features and functions. MinePoint ERP addresses the challenges of mining companies across the full mining life cycle: Exploration: cost control, tenement/permit reporting, multicompany/currency consolidations, remote access Mine construction: management of engineering and construction Read More

AX-iom ERP Inc


AX-iom ERP Inc.is a Microsoft Partner and reseller of Microsoft Dynamics AX. AX-iom marries sophisticated business and technical services with world-class enterprise suites for Canadian manufacturers today. Focusing on business improvement through incorporation of best practices, our team provides our customers with value-added solutions based on the principles of lean manufacturing. Our experience in the industry has driven our customers to succeed through effective decision-making, improved collaboration and information sharing, rapid response to changing market trends and economies, and has enabled them to manage financial accountability and regulatory compliance.There is no other service provider that has the perfect mix of talented resources, extensive experience and 'reference-ability' as AX-iom. Just look at what AX-iom has to offer: Customer focused resources. Customer focused company. AX-iom treats all customers like they are our only customer. Full-service enterprise software provider offering manufacturing, financial and technical services under one roof. Hundreds of years combined experience in support of enterprise software and manufacturing business best practices. A true Canadian company, offering local support. Value added services, like our complimentary webinar training sessions hosted by top business professionals. What do our customers have to say?“AX-iom has done an excellent job in their ability to extract the most value from our investment, both in terms of cost and opportunity.”Ron Harper, Cogent Power Inc.“AX-iom takes time to understand the value we are trying to achieve.”Michael McGee, VP Finance, Matrix Packaging, Inc.“The enthusiasm, dedication and product knowledge AX-iom provides is far above average.”Kent Johnston, Operations, Clemmer Steelcraft Technologies Inc.

ax  iom ERP Inc AX-iom ERP Inc.is a Microsoft Partner and reseller of Microsoft Dynamics AX. AX-iom marries sophisticated business and technical services with world-class enterprise suites for Canadian manufacturers today. Focusing on business improvement through incorporation of best practices, our team provides our customers with value-added solutions based on the principles of lean manufacturing. Our experience in the industry has driven our customers to succeed through effective decision-making, Read More

CEM AX HCM and Payroll


CEM AX HCM and Payroll are built on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform.    CEM's human capital management (HCM) software allows the human resources (HR) manager to coherently map data across various levels of the organization. It generates and integrates data across multiple roles, entities, and locations.   CEM AX Payroll eliminates the need for payroll outsourcing. It was custom-developed for organizations to be able to process their payroll internally, in full compliance with dynamic and varied legislation, and offers a completely transparent payroll process.   

ax  AX HCM and Payroll CEM AX Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payroll is an add-on solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 enterprise resource planning (ERP). CEM sells product licenses and provides implementation, support, and customization services. Read More

CAXA V5 PLM


CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized using industry-specific templates.    

ax  V5 PLM CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized Read More

PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice


With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers, suppliers, and employees amid the increasing pressures of mass customization, globalization, regulatory compliance, outsourcing, and product accountability, which are just some market driving forces.

ax  Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice PLM Background Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the foundation that supports the management and automation of product lifecycle processes from early product conceptualization to retirement across multiple organization and enterprise boundaries. Critical to the success of any manufacturer is the ability to utilize the latest electronic commerce technologies available for competitive business advantage, i.e., to leverage them as a secure medium for the flow of Read More

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases.

ax  Lifecycle Management (PLM) This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. Read More

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.

ax  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. Read More

What Does HD-PLM Mean for the Fashion Industry?


A few months ago, when Siemens PLM Software unveiled its High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) technology, designers and product developers in aerospace, automotive, and other similar industries were probably excited about this new offering as they saw the opportunity to enhance their decision making. I was also excited, and saw HD-PLM as a sign that PLM vendors were starting to

ax  Does HD-PLM Mean for the Fashion Industry? A few months ago, when Siemens PLM Software unveiled its High Definition Product Lifecycle Management (HD-PLM) technology, designers and product developers in aerospace, automotive, and other similar industries were probably excited about this new offering as they saw the opportunity to enhance their decision making. I was also excited, and saw HD-PLM as a sign that PLM vendors were starting to pay more attention to the user experience (as discussed in a Read More

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras PLM


Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI) has selected Aras as its enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. KHI will leverage Aras Innovator as a unified platform as a service (PaaS) to streamline new product development and optimize costs within and between its multiple business units.

ax  Heavy Industries Selects Aras PLM Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI), a global manufacturer of equipment for the aerospace, energy, industrial equipment, power, rolling, stock, and shipping industries, with 34,000 employees on 6 continents and over $13 billion in annual revenue, has selected Aras as its enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. KHI will leverage Aras Innovator as a unified platform as a service (PaaS) to streamline new product development and optimize costs within Read More

Core PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report


Core PLM and Product Data Management (PDM) for Discrete Industries covers the base foundation of PLM for the discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense, medical devices, complex machinery and others. 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.

ax  PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report TEC's Core PLM for Discrete Industries Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive informati Read More

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)


PLM software applications support businesses in bringing products and services from idea through to design, production, and final disposition. PLM solutions have evolved to provide comprehensive functionality for all aspects of product innovation, including product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. PLM solutions allow you to create, communicate, and store a 'single version of the truth' for effective collaboration. PLM also incorporates vital product data management (PDM) functionality.

ax  Lifecycle Management (PLM) PLM software applications support businesses in bringing products and services from idea through to design, production, and final disposition. PLM solutions have evolved to provide comprehensive functionality for all aspects of product innovation, including product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. PLM solutions allow you to create, Read More

Siemens PLM Analyst Conference 2014—Blending Virtual and Real Worlds—Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic looked at the main themes of the Siemens PLM Conference 2014 he recently attended, including Siemens’ “realize innovation” strategy. Here are his thoughts regarding the rest of the conference, with a look at what’s new with “catalysts” and Teamcenter, and what else can be expected from the product lifecycle management (PLM) vendor in 2014 and beyond.

ax  3D plus the fourth axis of time) in shipbuilding, and manufacturing operations management (MOM) for aerospace PLM are some of delivered catalysts. Accenture was featured as the partner that co-developed the energy solution, while Tata has been involved in the engineer-to-order (ETO) vertical leveraging the Rulestream configurator . Many other global consulting partners are involved in co-developing catalysts.   Siemens’ decision is to charge a small server-based fee for catalysts, which will help the Read More

TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player


A brief introduction to Lectra, a specialized vendor in the CAD, CAM, and PLM industry, including history, product offerings, and achievements, as well as expectations and recommendations to the vendor’s future growth.

ax  Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player Thirty years ago, Michael Porter introduced three best generic strategies —cost leadership, differentiation, and market segmentation (or focus)—in his 1980 book Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analysing Industries and Competitors . Since then, these three strategies have helped explain numerous success stories in the business world. While looking at Lectra with Porter’s theory in mind, I had to accredit market segmentation as a winning strategy for Read More