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Critical Business Functions: Misunderstood, Underutilized, and Undervalued Part Two: Closing the Circle of Credit and A/R Management
Using credit and A/R management as a sales tool requires defining goals and measuring results. Determining the competitive landscape and using A/R management

collection notices  an invoice from a collections rep to the CFO or other senior manager if legal action is the next logical step. Trigger Points : While dates drive a typical contact manager and certainly dates will drive an A/R Management application once first contact has been made, the trigger that will drive the first contact with a customer (concerning a newly identified overdue invoice) will be an event. Smaller companies could get by with a very limited number of event types, while larger organizations may want to

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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Fighting Terrorism with Global Trade Management


The challenge for government and industry is to secure trade without impeding growth. Therefore, there is a greater need for timely information updated by knowledgeable sources of compliance and regulation issues. Global trade management software appears to be the best solution.

collection notices  when supported by data collection based on automatic identification technologies, such as bar code labels and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, which can be scanned at strategic locations between point of origin and destination. RFID is one of the emerging technologies that will drive increased supply chain visibility, control, and compliance. Additionally, suppliers such as Albertsons , Target , Wal-Mart , and the US Department of Defense ( DOD ) are pushing the RFID mandate on their Read More

SAP Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value


Electronic product code information services (EPCIS) is a standard mechanism for inter-company collaboration and data sharing, which can enable health care partners to deploy solutions that meet short-term mandates driven by patient safety, as well as lay the foundation for long-term business value. Learn more about the impact of EPCIS in a study concerning data management and data sharing in the health care supply chain.

collection notices  requirements by automating data collection tasks previously requiring barcode scanning and/or data entry at a terminal. These systems have been set up to automatically capture various business transactions in ERP and WMS systems by virtue of an RFID-tagged case or pallet passing through a portal, which would have previously been captured manually. Such automated business processes speed up overall supply chain velocity, and improve data accuracy. A second class of opportunities has to do with improved Read More

SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

collection notices  design trend surveys, fashion collection design, product & brand lifecycle management, block/cycle scheduling, container & vehicle management, vendor managed inventory (VMI), radio frequency identification (RFID) scanning, etc.). Yet, SAP has proven time and again that still water runs deep' and that it will eventually get anywhere it sees fit. Given the fact that SAP has many of the largest Apparel and Footwear companies as customers, the investments into future functionality for this industry are going Read More

New Data Triggers for International Supply Chain Finance


Corporations have drastically changed their global supply chain models over a short period. The market is also in the early stages of migrating to data triggered finance, creating opportunities for banks and logistic companies to develop international supply chain finance solutions.

collection notices  that to date, traditional collection products emulate having FCRs and other documents, such as certificate of origin (CofO), inspection certificates, etc. But as more cargo is exported with electronic messages such as FCRs and advanced shipment notices, then there will be more opportunities to develop liquidity off these messages. This trigger remains to be explored and developed. Trigger #6: Buyer Approved Invoices There is both great interest and a high degree of market confusion about the Read More

Fast Facts: Latest Sales & Marketing Stats


Here are the latest facts and stats about digital sales and marketing. This collection of new marketing stats will help you stay in sync with the latest industry trends and inform your marketing automation strategies, including lead generation, e-mail, social media, and more.

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Greening the Organization Profitably with Asset Management


The world is focusing on environmental awareness, and reducing greenhouse gases is now an inevitable part of doing business. But how can you conform to compliance regulations and still remain competitive? Green-centric asset management implementations—valuable tools in resource conservation—are helping companies increase productivity and improve their bottom lines. Maybe getting greener isn’t so hard after all.

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Integrating All Information Assets Part Two: Why is integration an issue?


Successful e-businesses of the future will be those who treat e-business as the collection of processes, which allow multiple companies to work cooperatively and collaboratively to produce a seemingly seamless integration of businesses operating as a virtually vertical enterprise. And with this integration of business processes comes the requirement to integrate disparate business applications. This is an excerpt from the book ERP Optimization (Subtitle: Using Your Existing System to Support Profitable E-Business Initiatives).

collection notices  treat e-business as the collection of processes, which allow multiple companies to work cooperatively and collaboratively to produce a seemingly seamless integration of businesses operating as a virtually vertical enterprise. And with this integration of business processes comes the requirement to integrate disparate business applications. So, whether the need for integration arises from the proliferation of business applications within your own enterprise, the results of mergers and acquisitions, or Read More

Enterprise Content Management (ECM)


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collection notices  to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently. Read More

Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they need new business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate and analyze huge amounts of internal and external data. Learn how such tools can help your company understand customer needs, identify trends, and use the resulting lead time to seize opportunities.

collection notices  significant investments in data collection and integration (through data warehouses and the like), it is a rare enterprise that can analyze and redeploy its accumulated data to actually drive business performance. Adding to this conundrum is the vast quantity of external data generated on the Internet, where billions of connected individuals use the tools of wikinomics to actively participate in innovation, wealth creation and social interaction. To gain greater business insight and transparency, Read More

3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events


It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply chain execution vendors have lately found a shelter under wealthy, more visible parent companies with complementary products.

collection notices  partner collaboration, and data collection (for more details, see HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products ). This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the market impact. Part Three will cover challenges and make user recommendations. HighJump HighJump began life as Data Collection Systems Inc. (DCSI) , a provider of bar-code data-collection systems to track labor costs and inventories in manufacturing plants and warehouses. The company was Read More

A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability


In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act quickly to secure overdue accounts are the companies that have the best chance of remaining in the black. The SYSPRO Collections Module automates debt collection, and can help address this acute need.

collection notices  not even have a collection department. They rely on the accounts receivable clerk, who is already busy getting invoices out and keeping up with customer payments, to also act as the collector. Interestingly enough, many larger companies also fail to establish credit guidelines and address the important area of collections. They just send out invoices and expect customers to pay them on time. Research shows that the older a debt is, the less likely it is to be paid. Experience shows that a red flag Read More

Navigator One for SAP Business One


Navigator One is a suite of modules for SAP Business One—a business management software application designed specifically for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Used by over 23,000 customers today, SAP Business One manages business functions across sales, operations, service, and financials, in an integrated software system. The Navigator One modules extend the core SAP Business One functionality in a completely integrated, same-look-and-feel option for Navigator’s customers and partners. · Production One is targeted at companies looking to track detailed costs and production processes during assembly or production. It can help production-oriented organizations mange their labor and material costs using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling of machines, labor, and tooling. The add-on also features dynamic inventory allocation and multilevel pegging for schedules.· Distribution One is designed for warehouse management and advanced forecasting and planning. It includes functionality for finance, sales, purchasing, customer management, stock control, and warehouse management for wholesalers and distributors.· Service One is aimed at companies that need to perform field service or depot repair and track warranties and maintenance. It can help service-oriented organizations process service calls, schedule, and dispatch technicians.· Project One provides project costing and project management for more project-oriented organizations, including firms that need to track construction-type projects.· Retail One provides point-of-sale (POS) capabilities for other over-the-counter (OTC) sales or bar-code/touch-screen-enabled retail sales. It supports credit cards and debit cards transactions, customer loyalty tracking, and store sales and inventory tracking. Navigator also provides additional functionality for rules-based product configuration, advanced shipping, credit card transactions, bin management, revenue recognition, return merchandise authorizations (RMAs), and bar-code data collection.

collection notices  using touch-screen and bar-code collection devices.· Production One advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows simultaneous scheduling of machines, labor, and tooling. The add-on also features dynamic inventory allocation and multilevel pegging for schedules.· Distribution One is designed for warehouse management and advanced forecasting and planning. It includes functionality for finance, sales, purchasing, customer management, stock control, and warehouse management for wholesalers and Read More

iPad, Fashion PLM, and the Connection Between Fashion Designers and Customers


I recently had the opportunity to meet with Centric Software and get to know more about Centric 8 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Sourcing Solutions for the fashion industry. Among the interesting topics discussed, a recently launched product called Collection Book for Fashion iPad app was most impressive. In my view, this iPad app is a great product, as it takes advantage of the user

collection notices  recently launched product called Collection Book for Fashion iPad app was most impressive. In my view, this iPad app is a great product, as it takes advantage of the user interface (UI) feature of the iPad. However, even more important is the mechanism behind this popular mobile device—the enhanced connectivity between fashion designers and customers who purchase products from fashion manufacturers for wholesale or retail purposes. Centric Software introduces this product, noting “The Centric 8 PLM Read More

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collection notices  Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact Event Summary On April 8, SSA Global Technologies, Inc. (SSA GT) , a worldwide enterprise solutions and services provider, announced it had acquired the supply chain management (SCM), financial management and human resource (HR) management product lines of interBiz , the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA). The acquisition will add many proven solutions to SSA GT's also Read More