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  • Microsoft expands its cloud ERP roadmap

    Dynamics AX will be available in the cloud this year. Next up are Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP, executives promised at the annual Convergence show.

  • Experts offer step-by-step advice for successful ERP integration

    Start with high-level requirements and work your way down through project management, architecture design and data cleansing, say these ERP integration experts.

  • Manufacturers find packaged middleware crucial to deep integration

    Two manufacturers relied heavily on out-of-the-box middleware to improve ERP integration and standardize data across business processes.

  • Interest in Manufacturing 2.0 MES software persists despite recession

    In 2007, AMR introduced Manufacturing 2.0. MES software vendors -- and users -- have responded to this next-gen MES concept in a variety of ways.

  • SOA architectures reopen the best-of-breed supply chain management debate

    Technologies like Web portals and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are addressing many of the integration issues that closed the door on best-of-breed supply chain management (SCM) applications.

  • How manufacturers can become SOA-ready

    Implementing SOA seems like a natural progression from managing ERP deployments. Yet it's more challenging for manufacturers to deploy than you might think.

  • SOA consulting services growing -- AMR

    Driven by a shortage of people with the skills needs to implement SOA, consultants are in a "high growth" industry, according to a recent report from AMR Research Inc.

  • Forrester urges architects to adopt SOA-based BPM tools

    Enterprise architects are missing significant advantages if they ignore mature integration-centric BPM suites as part of their SOA development, according to a new Forrester Research report.

  • SAP executive: Companies seek shield from SOA adoption

    Some SAP customers are looking to be "shielded" from adopting SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture approach, and are downright scared of the investments needed to build an open platform, according to Nils Herzberg, senior vice president of industry solutions at SAP. SearchSAP.com met with Herzberg at the Arc Research Group's Real-time Performance Management forum in Boston last week. In this Q&A, Herzberg discusses SAP's acquisition of Lighthammer, the company's NetWeaver adoption and the latest trends facing the manufacturing industry.

  • SOA starts with BPM at probe card manufacturer FormFactor

    FormFactor, a manufacturer of probe cards for integrated circuit testing, finds its own answer to systems integration in SOA and Web services.

  • Canfor speeds data replication with Zerto disaster recovery software

    One forestry products manufacturer turned to Zerto to update its data recovery and replication strategy.

  • Download CW Europe, Nov. 2012

    How well protected is your business? Inside this issue of the CW Europe E-Zine for November, 2012, find insightful pieces covering disaster recovery, the important of the European datacenter, using a unified supplier portal to tighten the supply chain, and more.

  • IT Challenge: Creating a manufacturing data warehouse

    In this IT Challenge, we'll find out how to build an efficient data warehouse for a manufacturing environment.

  • IT, executive collaboration central to BI best practices

    Many BI best practices hinge on collaboration between IT and executive management. A cross-departmental BI team can ensure that software deployments go smoothly and end-user training is successful.

  • lean production

    Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production.

  • Building material firm builds a data warehouse

    Agility, adaptability and alignment were the central criteria when Owens Corning embarked on its data warehousing project.