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QAD Explore 2012: Only Good Things Can Come from Talking to the Customer
As a seasoned provider of enterprise applications for manufacturing companies, QAD knows the importance of listening to its clients. In fact, the company has

ecosystem science project  bolstered its consulting partner ecosystem, currently with 780 partner consultants, 500 of whom are QAD certified. QAD is now working on QAD Bid Site for consulting, where its professional services teams and those of its partners compete for new gigs in a transparent forward auction manner.    Deployment Choices Help as Well With the launch of QAD Enterprise Applications 2007 , the vendor pioneered hybrid deployment, with the customer’s ability to deploy the applications either on premises, on

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Siemens Product Development Solutions for Process Industries


Process manufacturing companies have traditionally been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many alternatives to choose from. The Siemens SIMATIC IT portfolio is one exception. Read TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu’s in-depth analysis of version 6.5 of the SIMATIC IT portfolio of products.

ecosystem science project  Siemens offers an integrated ecosystem based on PLM and MES, as well as on the exchange of information between them and ERP (or other systems, such as EAM and even customer relationship management [CRM] or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems). As their names imply, MES manages the execution side of the production cycle, ERP manages the resources necessary for production, and PLM manages product development. Integration between PLM, MES, and ERP   A Closer Look at SIMATIC IT The Read More

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? Part 2: Expanding Functionality


During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).

ecosystem science project  broad technology and content ecosystem and has OEM licensing arrangements with several leading companies. As mentioned in Part One , IBM will license and embed a Java version of SAP Portals' iViewServer into its IBM WebSphere Portal Server . This alliance will reportedly enable customers to integrate information from key enterprise business applications from SAP, PeopleSoft , Baan , Siebel Systems , and Oracle into portals solutions using IBM's WebSphere Portal Server. SAP Portals' OEM partnership with Read More

The Case for Integrated Processes


Most chief executive officers (CEOs) have developed strategies that push their companies to achieve certain goals. So why are so many companies failing to achieve these goals? Because their twenty-first century vision is being held back by twentieth century processes and IT systems. The missing ingredient: information. And the key to facilitating the flow of information lies in integrated processes.

ecosystem science project  leverages a potentially broad ecosystem of partners, such as other internal departments, customers, suppliers, and vendors, to facilitate collaboration on these interrelated activities, with an appreciation of how each step impacts each partner. The most common integrated processes are the following: Research to market Market to cash Procure to pay Plan to produce Order to cash Post to close Employee life cycle Employee self-service Manager self-service e-recruitment Clearly, the integrated process is Read More

HP's Remarkable Collaboration Journey: Sree Hameed Interviews HP's Curtis Suyematsu


HP's transformation from a vertically integrated enterprise to a virtual business network was about structural change. Insights into control, exception management, risk sharing, and architectures for information management can be gained from this supply chain success story.

ecosystem science project  Data sharing across the ecosystem of partners is different from the traditional information technology (IT) requirements. How did you approach this? Did you see a need to have a separate network-centric architecture for the ecosystem outside in addition to the traditional enterprise-centric architecture? Curtis : This is another area we've gained a lot of insight into because sharing of information among partners in a controlled and secure environment was a difficult challenge. Our decision to develop a Read More

AT&T's Ecosystem


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ecosystem science project  T's Ecosystem Event Summary During ComNet 2000, AT&T announced Ecosystem for ASP's. It is a network service platform that will enable Application Service Providers to deliver high performance, network-based applications. Building on its existing Internet assets, AT&T also introduced intelligent content distribution and enterprise storage services as elements of the new platform. The hosted applications will reside in AT&T's network and help businesses eliminate the overhead associated with Read More

The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

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Data Center Projects: Project Management


In data center design projects, flawed management frequently leads to delays, expense, and frustration. Effective project management requires well-defined responsibilities for every manager, tight coordination among suppliers, well-defined procedures for managing change, and consistent terminology. Learn how enforcing these requirements can help your company achieve an efficient process with a predictable outcome.

ecosystem science project  Center Projects: Project Management Data Center Projects: Project Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. In today's always on, always available world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in Read More

Are You Ready for the Project Economy?


The multitude of messages and media in this interactive age contributes to a fragmented consumer goods market. Shorter product life cycles, mass product customization, and increasing supply chain complexity are all symptoms of the new project economy. The arrival of this new age must be recognized by business leaders, and the systems supporting business must change to accommodate this reality.

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Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part Two


At the recent Acumatica Partner Summit 2014, the focus was on the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem. In this post, part two of our series on the Partner Summit, we’ll look at Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and future possibilities for the partner ecosystem.

ecosystem science project  the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part Two At the recent Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 , the focus was on the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem. This year was the fourth summit where the Acumatica ecosystem of value added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) could connect with Acumatica’s executives, learn more about the latest release and product roadmap, and get training Read More

Podcast: A Project Manager's Guide to Business Performance Management


As business performance management (BPM) has expanded into virtually all areas of business, project managers have been broadening their soft management skills. Learn what project managers can borrow from BPM to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction.

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ERP vs Project-Based Solutions - Which is Right for You?


Are project-based solutions (PBS)—a new type of ERP for complex, engineer-to-order companies facing rapid change—right for you?

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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)


In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s

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Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part I, the first three reasons are discussed but you will be left on the edge of your seat in anticipation of Parts II and III.

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Life Science Products Selects abas ERP


Life Science Products (LSP) recently selected abas-USA as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider to replace its existing outdated Navision ERP system, which was no longer supported.

ecosystem science project  Science Products Selects abas ERP Life Science Products (LSP) recently selected abas-USA as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider. LSP is a manufacturing and distribution company in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry, specializing in construction products and services (floors, walls, ceiling, and wall protection), safety supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).   The company’s existing outdated Navision ERP system (what is today Microsoft Dynamics NAV ) was no longer Read More