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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

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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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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 all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

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

Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems


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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 Best-kept Secret in the Product Lifecycle Management Mid-market


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evaluation of the product life cycle  IT out of the evaluation process, although it is the IT group that will knowledgeably challenge the vendor, ask tough technical questions, and drill into vendor strong and weak spots. Read More

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 (NPD) projects. More importantly, NPD projects demand a best practices framework, like Stage-Gate®, for their success.

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Both Intel and AMD announced earnings that handily beat Wall Street estimates – on the surface. Do the numbers symbolize a new trend in the CPU market?

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Sage’s New Year's Resolution: Make 2013 The Year of the Customer


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The Supply Chain in the Cloud


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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

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 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, break down data walls, provide an open, secure, and long-term technological environment, and reduce complexity—read this white paper to find out how.

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How Health Benefit Exchanges Will Change the Business Landscape in the Health Care Space


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The Changing Role of the CIO


No department within an organization has undergone such a profound change as that of IT. The platforms used to deliver IT products and services, the tools of the trade and skillsets required to do the job have changed. On top of all that, the IT function is now being integrated into the company’s other operations and is expected to operate as a business within a business. Overseeing this sea change is the CIO. This paper examines how the role of the CIO has been evolving to meet today’s new world of IT.

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The SOAP Opera Progresses - Helping XML to Rule the World


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