X
Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 maintain both actual and billed consumption


Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios
The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand, the item's primary source of

maintain both actual and billed consumption  items. The user can maintain the selected options for an item's configuration using a separate item configuration window. Scenario #3: Make-to-Order Standard Product with Direct Linkage This scenario illustrates a make-to-order standard product built from stocked components. In particular, it involves sales forecasts to drive replenishment of stocked components, and direct linkage between the sales order and the production order. The make-to-order piece of equipment shown in figure 5.4 provides an

Read More


Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » maintain both actual and billed consumption

Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part Two: Current Strategy


Catalyst is one of the first supply chain execution suppliers to offer both the "flow-through" functionality and traditional warehouse management features in one system, allowing a facility to run in either or both modes. Its current strategy, termed "Best-for-Business," is to offer componentized products based on an open, modular technology, and solution-neutral consulting services driven by customers' business goals.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part Two: Current Strategy Current Strategy Catalyst International, Inc. , a global provider of supply chain execution (SCE) applications, recently finalized the sale of all its outstanding shares to ComVest Investment Partners ( www.comvest.com ), an institutional private investment firm. As a result of the acquisition, a company formed by ComVest was merged into Catalyst, while the shareholders of Catalyst received $2.50 (USD) per share in cash. Read More

OCULUS and OCULUS Surgical Select abas-ERP


The U.S. companies OCULUS Inc. and OCULUS Surgical, Inc., both part of the OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH family, recently selected abas-ERP. abas-ERP was selected to consolidate inventory, customer relationship management (CRM), and finance tools into a single integrated system.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  and OCULUS Surgical Select abas-ERP The U.S. companies OCULUS Inc. and OCULUS Surgical, Inc., both part of the OCULUS Optikgeräte GmbH family, recently selected abas-ERP . OCULUS is a medical devices manufacturer focused on advancing the development of new surgical tools for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic surgeons, optometrists, and opticians worldwide.   For more than 100 years, OCULUS has been a partner for eye care professionals around the world. OCULUS supports both the North and South American Read More

The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery


Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the answer.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More

Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft?


There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note target the generic corporate office employee who makes heavy use of a word processor, medium use of spreadsheets, and limited database and/or web development.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  edge in cost, while maintaining a very respectable support rating. Microsoft's Office support takes the lead with its robust web support, including an office software update page, a heavily production-tested and experienced support system via telephone (albeit 80% outsourced) and onsite support when entirely necessary. Corel offers web support but it pales in comparison to Microsoft's site in terms of content and navigability. Corel's telephone and onsite support offers trained professionals for both on Read More

Automation for the New Data Center


Data centers are squeezed by a variety of pressures, such as power consumption, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements, new servers, human error, patching, asset tracking, and more. On top of this, you have to keep up with dynamically changing business requirements. One of the key ways you can address these dilemmas, however, is through server consolidation using virtualization.

maintain both actual and billed consumption   Read More

The Case of the Fake Transatlantic Flight: Can You Really Trust Online Tools?


Whether we realize it or not, we all have become more or less dependent on computers, the Internet, and many different and complex computer systems. In both our business and personal lives, we widely take advantage of the immediate availability of all types of information and data, and in our day-to-day routine often do not even wonder whether we can actually rely on the data we obtain

maintain both actual and billed consumption  tools are developed and maintained by humans—who as we all know, are terribly prone to mistakes. And most probably, the information that these systems provide will contain data that for one reason or another is never 100% perfect. The moral of the story? Exercise reasonable prudence and caution in selecting technology vendors (read: people), and make sure you take advantage of multiple information sources for vital decisions. How about you? Have you experienced cases where undue trust in IT systems has Read More

Sage Fixed Assets Government Edition and Southern Hospitality-Both Popular in Slidell, La.




maintain both actual and billed consumption  Sage Fixed Assets,fixed asset management strategy Read More

BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management


The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU) and the buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied within the software industry.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  place to build and maintain a buzzword leadership position (BLP). The buzzword inventor (BI) positions the potential buzzword in the marketplace with the marketplace deciding if it justifies true buzzword status. The primary determinant of buzzword acceptance is the marketing budget of the BI. The marketing budget is also known as the buzzword leadership capability (BLC). Thus, we have seen BLM come from the minds of a few, highly-trained BCR and placed into the marketplace of buzzwords. R Recognition If Read More

Grape Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 2


This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post on Grape Escape 2013, with my analyst take on the announcements and conversations with UNIT4 at the recent analyst event in Boston. UNIT4 Representing UNIT4 at the event were two top managers: regular attendee Ton Dobbe, the company’s vice president of product marketing, and Anwen Robinson, managing director in UK and Ireland, who was invited to share

maintain both actual and billed consumption  Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 2 This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post on Grape Escape 2013, with my analyst take on the announcements and conversations with UNIT4 at the recent analyst event in Boston. UNIT4 Representing UNIT4 at the event were two top managers: regular attendee Ton Dobbe, the company’s vice president of product marketing, and Anwen Robinson, managing director in UK and Ireland, who was invited to share some of UNIT4’s news in that region Read More

How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys?


Having concluded the benefits of financial backing for both embattled BRAIN and its anxious customers, there is also a chance of the acquisition rationale being somewhere in the middle, meaning that some synergy could be generated between the future domestic partners, Agilisys and BRAIN. The question remains whether the acquisition rationale was of a pure financial nature or is there more than meets the eye?

maintain both actual and billed consumption  Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys? Event Summary Almost unnoticed or tersely reported by market observers was a recent merger of two seemingly unlikely enterprise software providing matrimony candidates. On December 2, Agilisys International , a provider of business software solutions almost exclusively to the process manufacturing industries (and the recently spun off former Process Manufacturing and Distribution division of SCT Corporation , see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ), announced Read More

How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys? Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


As long as both Agilisys and BRAIN remain focused on their industries and do not become too distracted with each other’s verticals, everyone should do well.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  variable seasonal demand to maintain the highest levels of customer service and responsiveness. In total, the planning solution includes the optimization of production within capacity constraints, seasonal stock build, shelf-life constraints, using alternate formulas and assistance with forward promotional planning. Finally, Agilisys Internet Commerce addresses the sell side applications with many of the unique features required by the process enterprise, including collaborative promotions execution for Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements


A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long-term cost of ownership of the system. This article, third in a series details those requirements.

maintain both actual and billed consumption  a necessary requirement to maintain parity with others. In order to achieve the benefits described in the first two parts of this series, it is important to select the correct technology partner. There are several key factors to keep in mind. First, it is important to realize that there are significant differences in the way products are defined in the process and discrete industries, and therefore significant differences in process and discrete PLM systems. Look for vendors with significant history in Read More

Demystifying the Anti-spam Buzz


The options available for mitigating e-mail spam in the enterprise are varied—as varied as the variety of actual spam definitions. These factors often lead to some confusion about what a particular anti-spam solution can or can’t do. In order to focus on the basics, you need to cut through the hype in the anti-spam market and its buzzwords.

maintain both actual and billed consumption   Read More