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MISys
Manufacturing Information Systems, Inc. (MISys) has been developing integrated manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software since 1983, and is located in

equation misys  Manufacturing Information Systems, Inc. (MISys) has been developing integrated manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software since 1983, and is located in Woodstock, Vermont (US). The MISys Manufacturing System is targeted towards small- to medium-sized manufacturers. There have been over 7,800 installations of the MISys Manufacturing System in over 43 countries.

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MISys


More than 6,000 MISys Manufacturing Systems (MISys) have been sold in over 40 countries. This scalable manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system is designed for small to mid-sized manufacturing companies. MISys handles the needs of make-to-order (MTO), make-to-stock (MTS), repetitive, mixed-mode, discrete, and job shop environments. Functionality includes inventory management, bill of material (BOM) revision control, integrated purchasing, MRP, master production scheduling (MPS), bar coding, serial and lot tracking, shop floor control, rules-based custom product configurator, and job management. MISys can be run locally or via the Internet. The MISys Manufacturing system is integratable with the ACCPAC Accounting Suite.  

equation misys  More than 6,000 MISys Manufacturing Systems (MISys) have been sold in over 40 countries. This scalable manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system is designed for small to mid-sized manufacturing companies. MISys handles the needs of make-to-order (MTO), make-to-stock (MTS), repetitive, mixed-mode, discrete, and job shop environments. Functionality includes inventory management, bill of material (BOM) revision control, integrated purchasing, MRP, master production scheduling (MPS), bar coding, Read More

Demand-driven Supply Networks for Small and Medium Business


Lately demand-driven supply networks (DDSN) are a much talked about topic, yet little is written about SMBs and DDSN. By understanding the basics of DDSN, and through selective implementation, SMBs can experience the agility, adaptability, and alignment of DDSN.

equation misys  the demand and supply equation and manage external disruptions more effectively. Adaptability - The ability to adjust the design of the supply chain to meet structural shifts in markets and modify supply network strategies, products, and technologies. Alignment - The ability to create shared incentives that aligns the interests of businesses across the supply chain. When focusing on these objectives, small and medium businesses must research methods that will enable them to attain the objectives. For Read More

Double Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services


IT systems company Cap Gemini has been dropped from some large contracts and is being sued for allegedly refusing to perform on another.

equation misys  other side of the equation, International Micro Systems sued Cap Gemini America for backing out of a contract to develop custom software. In a published statement Cap Gemini stated that their policy of respecting client privacy would not allow it to comment on most of these matters. The company did confirm that it is engaged in litigation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over an issue of non-payment of $5.3 million for a system that Cap Gemini built and delivered but which new management at the Chamber Read More

These are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed two white papers entitled “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy” and “Maximizing CRM Effectiveness During Lean Times,” authored by Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Oracle CRM, respectively. My post made the case for forward-looking enterprises to leverage customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to

equation misys  only half of the equation. As hinted earlier, organizations also need to maximize the profitability of their existing customers and better capitalize on revenue opportunities. Companies can use market segmentation and data mining capabilities to identify trends and patterns that indicate key selling scenarios based on buying behavior, demographics, or other criteria. Taken to another level, organizations might leverage leading indicators such as customer lifetime value (CLV) to predict future Read More

Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing?


European nearshore locations are viewed as a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client's residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore location because it offers significant reduced development and implementation risks and lower hidden costs.

equation misys  the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing? European nearshore locations are viewed as a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client's residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore location because it offers significant reduced development and implementation risks and lower hidden costs. Read More

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times --A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part One: Introduction


Follow up with analysis on the recent executive panel titled "The Future of Enterprise Software and How It Impacts Your Profitability" at the recent IFS Executive Forum.

equation misys  the build versus buy equation look like in the near future? (see Part Six) Q9 . How will the latest improvements in software flexibility and agility play in the single-vendor versus multi-vendor solution equation at multi-division corporations? (see Part Six) This is Part One of a multipart trend note. Each of the following parts covers questions and answers addressed by the panel. Questions and Answers Q1 . What is the one piece of new software or technology that will be a must-have in the next five Read More

EAI - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications


When companies create or change trading relationships or when they swap out business application systems, information systems professionals are required to build application system interfaces and alter transaction processing models. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Tools have matured nicely and continue to evolve making the job not only more simple but actually offering a preferred alternative to code-data-level integration alternatives. Selection of EAI tools must be based on technical capabilities that support the entire life-cycle of usage.

equation misys  the scope / risk equation, a final check of return on investment can be made and a decision to move forward and on what can be made. Read More

Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View


The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task.

equation misys  (and more) into the equation, a company can save between 5 percent and 15 percent of their supply chain costs. This is Part One of a two-part note on Optimizing The Supply Chain Network. Part Two will discuss the Network Design Elements. A Network Analysis Example    If a company increases the number of distribution centers (DCs), they will be closer to their customer base, reduce outbound transportation costs and improve service levels. On the other hand, this solution will have a negative impact on Read More

SPSS Has A New ShowCase


On November 7, 2000, SPSS announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase ShowCase Corporation. The company sees a large part of its future in the analytical CRM market, and will use ShowCase to bolster staff and expertise levels.

equation misys  mining experience to the equation, and believes that there has been little penetration of data mining technologies in the mid-market. SPSS believes that the addition of ShowCase will strengthen its current analytical CRM solution, CustomerCentric, by adding technology that extends the current offering. This move may help SPSS compete more effectively with companies like E.piphany and Broadbase, who, although smaller in size, have a strong mind share among CRM customers. User Recommendations Customers Read More

4 Essential Components for Successful Sales


Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.

equation misys  components in the selling equation. The ROI Insider on www.searchcio.com states that more than 80 percent of IT buyers now rely on vendors to help them quantify the value proposition of solutions. In fact, many CIO's now elevate the ability of a vendor to proactively justify their solutions to one of the top five most important selection criteria. Several key concepts discussed below provide insight into using ROI Selling and Value Justification in the selling equation. These concepts also support the Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims


ROI (return on investment) has taken on new importance in examining business initiatives and programs that often involve deployment of enterprise software and information technology. In some cases, "Show me the ROI" has become a smokescreen for "Let's wait and see" or, "Go away. Don't bother me."

equation misys  their part of the equation. This is Part Two of a two-part note. Part One defined ROI. Pseudo-accurate ROI doesn't help anyone Consider an ad from Synygy . This vendor provides software and expertise for sales incentive management and sales performance management. Surely many companies—in a wide range of industries—pay attention to performance improvement in these areas. The ad reads, help you achieve success with a proven 173% return on investment in Synygy software and services. Note that the Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part II, reasons 7, 6, and 5 focus on preparing the team to undertake the project and generally giving them the confidence to do it.

equation misys  and mortar to the equation. Summary Having discussed the first six reasons, you have covered a lot of material. Accordingly, you will need all of your presentation skills to keep the meeting flowing and sustain the interest of the audience. The most important objectives are yet to be discussed. If you did not realize it before, you should now appreciate the opportunity a project kickoff affords you and the important messages that can be conveyed. Don't remove the greasepaint and makeup just yet. As a Read More

Front-to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management


Research shows that back-office connectivity is not addressed by many customer relationship management (CRM) solutions—meaning, customer data cannot be shared effectively and companies are prone to errors, delays, and needless paperwork. In the long run, this negatively impacts overall customer satisfaction in small to medium businesses (SMBS). Learn how front-to-back-office integration can help you address these issues.

equation misys  to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management Front-to-Back-Office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. For more than 30 years, companies that have joined the Sage family have assisted small and midsized businesses with a wide range of business management applications and services. Source : Sage Software Resources Related to Customer Read More

Mobilizing Change


It's not news that people are resistant to change. Inertia, one of the rules of the universe, applies to people as well as to objects. Many organizations, seeking to improve performance, have come unstuck by under-estimating the amount of resistance that will be offered by people. This article presents a method of mobilizing change that takes the resistance to change into account.

equation misys  cost side of the equation. This concludes Part One of a two-part article. Part Two will detail the approach to the proposed method. About the Author Bronwyn Evans has worked in the IT industry for over twenty years, working with vendors and in IT management roles. Most recently, she is a principal at Tethys Consulting and has authored the Software Evaluation Methodology, a step by step approach to enterprise software evaluation. Contact Tethys Consulting on +61 2 9416 0423 or via info@tethys.com.au . For Read More