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Enabling Product Innovation: The Roles of ERP and PLM in the Product Lifecycle
Companies are turning toward product innovation to achieve revenue growth, but to generate return on an innovation idea, the idea must be fully developed. When

evaluation of the product life cycle  Centers and The PLM Evaluation Center, and has been an executive at several software companies. His research has been published internationally. Appendix A: Research Methodology Between August and September 2005, AberdeenGroup examined the relative roles of PLM and ERP applications in approximately 65 manufacturing companies to understand the roles of enterprise solutions supporting product innovation, product development and engineering. Responding companies completed an online survey that included Read More...
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Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch
Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development

evaluation of the product life cycle  to formalize the careful evaluation of projects by management. As the above diagram shows, each stage is divided by decision gates where key decision makers can impose a go or kill command or determine the prioritization of the project at hand. From the inception of an idea to the launching of a product, a gate acts as a decision point for key decision makers in an organization. Acting as a funnel to determine where resources are best allocated, the gate allows management to confirm if project Read More...
Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems
This article, originally published in Engineering Times, on how companies are employing ERP is based on an interview with Ben Spencer, TEC’s Senior Director of

evaluation of the product life cycle  Aberdeen Group and Technology Evaluation Center Inc. According to the Aberdeen Group, key trends include an increased push toward collaborative product commerce, which relates to manufacturers' use of Internet collaboration to connect the entire product lifecycle. Aberdeen researchers say collaborative product commerce looks like the next logical step for manufacturers trying to gain a competitive advantage and move aggressively toward a custom manufacturing business model. Other trends include the rise Read More...
The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again
The enterprise life cycle is often misunderstood, which can lead to complications during the selection, implementation, and maintenance phases. Knowing what to

evaluation of the product life cycle  of each phase. Product Evaluation Raise your hand if you don't already have an ERP solution. Okay, I see that only a few of you haven't already been through this, but let's pretend this is your first time through the ERP selection process. Here are the six stages of a typical IT project: Wild enthusiasm Total confusion Fear and uncertainty Search for the guilty Punishment of the innocent Promotion of the uninvolved Here's the takeaway: Is it worth thousands of your staff's hours to evaluate a package to Read More...
Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots
Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost

evaluation of the product life cycle  increase flexibility, additional data evaluation capabilities, and further support for lead tracking and sales territory effectiveness. Microsoft CRM 1.0 has enjoyed great success, recently achieving a significant mark of over 1,000 customers in North America. The product has also been attractive even to MBS's ERP competitors in Europe, such as Scala and K3 , which have decided to embed it nonetheless (see Scala and Microsoft Become (Not So) Strange CRM Bedfellows ). Size Matters Larger enterprise Read More...
E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies

evaluation of the product life cycle  Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how. Read More...
Solving the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry
Knowledge management requires a platform that identifies all data associated with business processes@and the people that participate in or have responsibility

evaluation of the product life cycle  the Brain Drain of the Nuclear Industry Knowledge management requires a platform that identifies all data associated with business processes—and the people that participate in or have responsibility for them. A true enterprise information management platform helps capture knowledge: it captures tacit knowledge as workers perform daily tasks and converts it to actionable knowledge items. Learn how knowledge management is vital to the nuclear industry. Read More...
Sage’s New Year's Resolution: Make 2013 The Year of the Customer
2012 was a whirlwind year of influences on the business landscape—some of them good and some of them not so good. The fiscal cliff, the U.S. presidential

evaluation of the product life cycle  New Year's Resolution: Make 2013 The Year of the Customer 2012 was a whirlwind year of influences on the business landscape—some of them good and some of them not so good. The fiscal cliff, the U.S. presidential election, an anemic economic recovery, the debt ceiling and proposed sequestration cuts, along with Hurricane Sandy’s effects on business are a few things that come to mind. But despite the ever-changing business landscape, one central tenet always rings true: keep your customers Read More...
Client/Server and the Internet Converge: The Smart Client Application
Everyone wants the biggest bang for their IT buck—the most functionality and ease of use, deployed to the widest audience, for the lowest cost. But for years

evaluation of the product life cycle  Server and the Internet Converge: The Smart Client Application Everyone wants the biggest bang for their IT buck—the most functionality and ease of use, deployed to the widest audience, for the lowest cost. But for years, packaged software, despite high up-front and recurring costs, has been a must-have. However, business professionals are beginning to recognize a more efficient approach to their software needs: the smart client. Read More...
Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company
The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet

evaluation of the product life cycle  Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, Read More...
The Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop
The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the

evaluation of the product life cycle  Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the weakest. Hand-held devices, such as touch-screens, bar code scanners, and RFID readers, can result in error-filled transactions. Learn how you can use multiple mobile devices more effectively to help improve the accuracy of your order fulfillment and inventory processes. Read More...
The Supply Chain in the Cloud
Many companies today are obviously interested in using enterprise technology that they can access via the cloud. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model

evaluation of the product life cycle  chain. Here at  Technology Evaluation Centers  (TEC), we are talking to our clients about how the cloud will impact their software evaluations and decisions, and we certainly expect the cloud to be part of more and more conversations. We would enjoy talking with you about what the cloud means for your supply chain software. Read More...
Beyond the Basics: The Value of Integrated CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than just software or a set of processes--it's a business culture solidly focused on winning and keeping the

evaluation of the product life cycle  the Basics: The Value of Integrated CRM Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than just software or a set of processes--it's a business culture solidly focused on winning and keeping the right customers. A good CRM solution builds value to your business. Learn about the value of an integrated CRM suite. Read More...
The Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business
IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT

evaluation of the product life cycle  Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT organizations are turning to information technology service management (ITSM) to help improve processes. But there’s still too much focus on technology and not enough on business outcomes. Learn key strategies for changing your approach to delivering IT services. Read More...
Info360 - the Information Management Event of the Year -- March 21-24 in Washington, DC
Learn how at the info360 Conference and Expo, March 21-24 in Washington, DC.

evaluation of the product life cycle  - the Information Management Event of the Year -- March 21-24 in Washington, DC Info360 - the Information Management Event of the Year -- March 21-24 in Washington, DC Looking for ways to improve your company's business processes, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and decision making? Learn how at the info360 Conference and Expo , March 21-24 in Washington, DC. Register now and pay nothing. Learn about the latest solutions from scores of software and hardware vendors and service providers. And Read More...

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