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BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?
Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution

visual studio macros  a poor set of visual resources to rely on. The second reason is that sometimes when selecting a reporting tool, you have to consider all the necessary internal and external regulations and compliance needs that need to be met during the report publishing process. If this is your case, you will need to pick a reporting solution that can offer you all, or at least the most important reporting standards required for your organization, like the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), or any other

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing


Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.”

visual studio macros  term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More

Interview with Mark Flaherty from InetSoft


InetSoft Technology is a business intelligence (BI) company that has been very active this year, focusing on the process of improving their entire BI solution and to gain presence in the market. Among other things, they recently upgraded their mapping capabilities in their Style Intelligence software, launched a free dashboard software application, and added support for  enterprise resource

visual studio macros  able to perform dashboards, visual analysis, and reporting. We focused on offering a solution that could be easier to use and easier to deploy than a lot of the other big BI software vendors out there. Sometimes, their business suites are really expensive in terms of the licensing and in the staff you have to bring onboard to run them. Also, we aim to bring BI software to an average IT organization that doesn´t have BI experts but that have to work with data bases and reports. We give them tools that Read More

Infor VISUAL ERP Certification Report


Infor VISUAL by Infor is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing, engineer-to-order manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturing, and small to medium business (SMB) manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center, as well as for financial packages in the Accounting and Small Business Software Evaluation Center. Inherited visual and deep manufacturing functionality, combined with the cutting-edge innovations from Infor in the form of a modern and easily customizable user interface, easy integration, and powerful data analytics tools all come together to provide a rich and deep visualization offering. Download the certification report now for in-depth analysis and analyst commentary on Infor VISUAL.

visual studio macros  VISUAL ERP Certification Report Infor VISUAL by Infor is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing, engineer-to-order manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturing, and small to medium business (SMB) manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center, as well as for financial packages in the Accounting and Small Business Software Evaluation Center. Inherited visual and deep manufacturing functionality, combined with the cutting-edge Read More

Case Study: ICx Technologies


After having made a series of acquisition, ICx Technologies, a provider of security and surveillance technologies, needed to gain visibility into its global operations, particularly the financial records. Watch the video to learn why ICx chose Infor Visual ERP.

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Common Pitfalls in Dashboard Design


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Seeing Jitterbit Harmony Cloud Integration at SuiteWorld


Jitterbit recently announced general availability of its Harmony Integration Cloud Platform. The gist of the matter of the latest release is that it is now entirely in a public cloud (as an Amazon AWS instance) versus being in disparate private cloud platforms as it was previously.

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Visual Business Solutions


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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

visual studio macros  of life for employees. Visual Controls In terms of tools, lean manufacturing tends to focus heavily on visual controls to make life straightforward for operators and to avoid errors. Visual control requires that the entire workplace is set up with visible and intuitive signals that allow any employee to instantaneously know what is going on, understand any process, and see clearly what is being done correctly and what is out of place. Typical visual control mechanisms include warning signs, lockout tags, Read More

Sage 500 ERP 2013 and Sage 100 ERP 2013 Are Generally Available


On December 13, 2012, Sage North America announced the availability of Sage 500 ERP 2013 (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500). The product’s new features and enhancements, and new mobile and cloud services, aim to help midsize customers increase productivity, simplify processes, and reduce costs across their business. Enterprises can now save time navigating processes with Visual Process Flows, which

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DeltaValve Deploys Infor PLM Discrete


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