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Critical Components of an E-PLM System
E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning

driving test practice  moving Internet world, are driving the need for shorter development cycles. Needs Change at Each Product Life Cycle Stage A critical component of an e-PLM system is recognizing that as a product progresses through its various stages, part information can change. As a product passes from development, through manufacturing, and out to the field, different people work with it in different ways. This is the product life cycle of a part, for which configurations for as-designed , as-built , and as-maintained

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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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The Fashion and Apparel Retailers' Conundrum


Retail remains a very tactile industry, focused on the hand, drape, and durability of fabrics and trim—besides which, designs are still being sketched on paper and pinned on size models or mannequins.

driving test practice  (and is the strongest driving force) in the apparel industry, and can be felt across the entire supply chain (from consumer to the fabric vendor, via retailer, apparel brand wholesaler or manufacturer, and apparel contractor). Successful apparel retailers tend to excel at more accurate forecasting or inventory optimization, or supply chain speed and agility (in terms of inventory turns and replenishment times). For more details, see The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing and The Intricacies of Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.

driving test practice  case of a pallet driving past the reader, backing up for whatever reason, and driving past again, which would cause the reader to register the tags on the cases three times. Another case would be if the pallet has already been received into inventory but is scanned again in the location for whatever reason—the software has to recognize that the inventory does not have to be added or adjusted unnecessarily again. Also, in the case where an item is read in the wrong location, the software should send an Read More

Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?


All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. And with the advent of "ERP for small to medium businesses," the numbers are simply mind-boggling.

driving test practice  decision leader determine the driving speed and also have a constant watch on fuel (resource) availability? Yes, one-screen control is vital when momentary decisions need to be made. Most SMB leaders interviewed agreed that once their organizations choose an ERP system, they will use it for a minimum of three to five years. Growth rates being tremendous, a fully functional and scalable ERP system would be an ideal choice. Bought Microsoft Windows , used it as is. Bought Office Suite , used as is. Read More

Ariba Smart Invoicing: Worth Checking Out


Sure, to most of us accounting sounds as exciting as watching paint dry, but no business can survive without properly managing its financial means. Especially in these days of scarce cash, processing invoices faster and more accurately by the accounts payable (A/P) or billing department is critical so that the accounts receivable (A/R) folks can get their cash faster. An efficient A/P function is

driving test practice  of their systems by driving process efficiencies, transparency, and better collaboration with their external trading partners. See TEC ’s recent  article for more information on Ariba’s Business Commerce value proposition here . Ariba Smart Invoicing is a set of capabilities that enable organizations to drive towards 100 percent “touchless” invoice processing (i.e. straight thru payables” rather than “faster to payables ). Ariba's Smart Invoicing capabilities enable organizations to Read More

PTC Submits Test Data to FDA’s Global UDI Database


Working with the FDA and major medical device manufacturers, PTC has developed a Global Unique Device Identifier Database (GUDID) submission solution that such manufacturers can use to facilitate compliance requirements submissions. Get the details from P.J.'s post.

driving test practice  Submits Test Data to FDA’s Global UDI Database PTC recently announced it has successfully submitted Unique Device Identifier (UDI) data to the preproduction version of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Global Unique Device Identifier Database (GUDID) through the Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG) in the required HL7 SPL format. The FDA’s UDI rule aims to reduce the instances of patient injury and death that result from the misidentification of medical devices.   Medical device Read More

ERP in High Tech: Driving Innovation with Insight


This Aberdeen report demonstrates the ways in which leading high-tech manufacturers are using ERP to improve their business, along with the results those organizations have obtained. Download this report for data on top business drivers impacting ERP strategies, top strategic actions, the impact of ERP on capabilities, and more.

driving test practice  in High Tech: Driving Innovation with Insight This Aberdeen report demonstrates the ways in which leading high-tech manufacturers are using ERP to improve their business, along with the results those organizations have obtained. Download this report for data on top business drivers impacting ERP strategies, top strategic actions, the impact of ERP on capabilities, and more. Read More

Aligning Risk and Finance in Banks: From Theory to Practice


After the financial crisis, banks are changing the way that they look at risk and finance integration, and these types of projects have been prioritized again. However, the path to successful risk and finance integration is not simple, and banks face a number of technology and organizational challenges. To understand these problems better and banks' aims for risk and finance integration, read this report on a survey by Chartis Research that questioned risk and finance professionals on these subjects. The report uses the survey results and interviews to explore the best methods for firms to implement risk and finance integration.

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Driving the Change Agenda through a Low Overhead Program Office


You are your Projects! They maintain your corporate vitality. A Program Office can significantly contribute to strategy realization by ensuring that the right projects are launched in the right manner, at the right time, for the right reasons.

driving test practice  the Change Agenda through a Low Overhead Program Office IT Management Issue Projects are the primary way through which companies transform themselves and evolve as they pursue their vision & mission. Unfortunately, TEC research has shown that the majority of IT projects that wind up on the corporate agenda are created by line operations management or lower in the organization, and that less than 10% come from the executive level. This is a genuine cause for concern. Our research has also revealed th Read More

Driving Business Decision-making


Chief financial officers (CFOs) are moving beyond administrative and transactional tasks and becoming catalysts to improve business performance. In collaboration with business units, they are developing the metrics and data required to track and meet business goals. Find out how they’re capturing and disseminating the information needed to make operating and management decisions, and provide decision support to finance.

driving test practice  Business Decision-making Chief financial officers (CFOs) are moving beyond administrative and transactional tasks and becoming catalysts to improve business performance. In collaboration with business units, they are developing the metrics and data required to track and meet business goals. Find out how they’re capturing and disseminating the information needed to make operating and management decisions, and provide decision support to finance. Read More

Future-proof Your Test Assets: Protecting Against Obsolescence


When vendors sunset test automation scripting tools without providing a forward compatible path for replacement, companies are forced to pay for change with no benefit. Most enterprise business processes span both old and new applications, and cannot be effectively tested without changing tools. Companies need to create a future-proof strategy for assuring that these costs never have to be repeated.

driving test practice  proof Your Test Assets: Protecting Against Obsolescence When vendors sunset test automation scripting tools without providing a forward compatible path for replacement, companies are forced to pay for change with no benefit. Most enterprise business processes span both old and new applications, and cannot be effectively tested without changing tools. Companies need to create a future-proof strategy for assuring that these costs never have to be repeated. Read More

Driving Your Web Site to Success


Thousands of new Web sites appear every day. Many of them, however, are destined to have limited impact on the businesses they represent. Yet there are businesses with Web sites that have transformed their operations by additional lead generation, customer satisfaction, or online sales. How can you differentiate your Web site and ensure it brings you a solid return on investment—and boosts your sales? Find out more.

driving test practice  Your Web Site to Success Thousands of new Web sites appear every day. Many of them, however, are destined to have limited impact on the businesses they represent. Yet there are businesses with Web sites that have transformed their operations by additional lead generation, customer satisfaction, or online sales. How can you differentiate your Web site and ensure it brings you a solid return on investment—and boosts your sales? Find out more. Read More

The G-word: Do Businesses Touting Green Really Practice What They Preach?


The word “green” these days is everywhere—especially in business. However, it’s difficult to know whether the environmental concerns of these businesses are sincere. Are their so-called “green practices” truly focused on the protection of the environment, or are they a profit-driven marketing initiative?

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Driving Profitability and Managing Costs: Telecommunications Performance Excellence and Profitability


Telecommunications providers need detailed information regarding expenses and profit margins across many dimensions. But many companies lack sufficient data visibility and access to fully understand the root drivers of cost and profitability associated with rate plans, networks, products, and customers. Find out how to get an accurate understanding of these drivers, in order to cut expenses, and drive profits.

driving test practice  Profitability and Managing Costs: Telecommunications Performance Excellence and Profitability Telecommunications providers need detailed information regarding expenses and profit margins across many dimensions. But many companies lack sufficient data visibility and access to fully understand the root drivers of cost and profitability associated with rate plans, networks, products, and customers. Find out how to get an accurate understanding of these drivers, in order to cut expenses, and drive Read More

Building Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery


Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts.

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