- February 18, 2011
Though Cellular Specialties' CRM and ERP are both from Sage, the systems can’t talk to one another, and that leads to tedious workarounds and data issues for the make-to-order company.
- February 17, 2011
Deciding where tablets and smartphones fit best in a manufacturing environment can be daunting, especially with all the recent rollouts of fancy new gadgets. Here are some pointers on choosing the right mobile computing devices.
- February 11, 2011
Foote Partners quarterly report shows strong pay increases for some vendor-specific ERP skills, including SAP Production Planning and Oracle Enterprise Applications.
- February 09, 2011
Support for mobile devices and SaaS workforce management could expand the use of workforce management software and help position it as a core enterprise platform.
- February 07, 2011
Manufacturers might want to put the brakes on mobile mania until they get a good look at the new tablets and smartphones that are expected in the months ahead.
Sponsored by IBM - B2B value chains have always been complicated webs of different data types and standards. During the past few years, however, complexity has increased dramatically, with staggering levels of data growth and the deployment of innovative new IT initiatives, such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media and big data analytics. See More
Sponsored by IBM - This is a critical time in the evolution of business-to-business integration. Companies are becoming much more reliant on digital technologies for day-to-day business activities. IDC says digital transformation is changing the way enterprises operate and reshaping the global economy. See More
Sponsored by IBM - File transfer is one of the vital functions of B2B collaboration. Organizations require safe, secure and compliant file transfer in order to drive revenue, satisfy customer requirements and enable effective collaboration across the entire B2B value chain. See More
Sponsored by IBM - Reducing complexity in managing business-to-business integration is one of the primary challenges for IT teams. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), social networking and big data analytics, the need to simplify partner interactions and automate processes is becoming more critical than ever. By simplifying B2B collaboration, IT can reduce costs, enhance partner and customer experiences, and leverage real-time visibility and analytics to drive business innovation. See More
- February 02, 2011
To get the most from workforce management software, manufacturers should secure stakeholder support and maintain a strong focus on labor rules.
- January 28, 2011
Having a long-term vision and knowledge of industry requirements and business processes will steer manufacturers to the best platform for their workforce management needs.
- January 26, 2011
Using “IT for green” is a far trickier strategy than green IT, but the environmental and economic payoffs could be huge, say two manufacturers that are attempting it.
- January 17, 2011
Despite making sustainability a strategic priority, many manufacturers will struggle to choose from more than 120 niche products and sustainability software suites in the coming year.
- January 10, 2011
Gartner Magic Quadrant reveals a midmarket ERP industry that is stable, innovative despite recession
In a new report on midmarket ERP for product-centric companies, Gartner says SAP, Microsoft and Epicor rose to the top of an industry that remained remarkably stable through a tough economic year.
- December 30, 2010
Analysts predict that embedded analytics, business intelligence and cloud-based collaboration will help manufacturers cope with longer, more complicated supply chains in the coming year.
- December 20, 2010
2010 was a busy year for manufacturing technology, with companies struggling to balance tight budgets with their ongoing need for up-to-date software. For a comprehensive picture of the past year, check out these top manufacturing IT trends of 2010.
- December 10, 2010
Manufacturers need to understand their control and complexity requirements before deciding how to integrate ERP cloud computing with on-premises systems, analysts say.
- December 07, 2010
Three-dimensional visualization, social networking and the cloud are transforming product lifecycle management from an engineering-centric tool to a companywide platform for better decision making.
- December 03, 2010
Apple’s groundbreaking device spawns a new category of tablets that has some manufacturers looking to replace desktop and notebook PCs. Plus, Samsung Galaxy Tab takes on the iPad.