- February 11, 2011
Foote Partners quarterly report shows strong pay increases for some vendor-specific ERP skills, including SAP Production Planning and Oracle Enterprise Applications.
- February 09, 2011
Support for mobile devices and SaaS workforce management could expand the use of workforce management software and help position it as a core enterprise platform.
- February 07, 2011
Manufacturers might want to put the brakes on mobile mania until they get a good look at the new tablets and smartphones that are expected in the months ahead.
- February 02, 2011
To get the most from workforce management software, manufacturers should secure stakeholder support and maintain a strong focus on labor rules.
- January 31, 2011
Business users at GFI Group were having a difficult time with the complexity of the Oracle E-Business Suite financial reporting tools, so the company went to an Excel-based tool called GL Wand.
- January 28, 2011
Having a long-term vision and knowledge of industry requirements and business processes will steer manufacturers to the best platform for their workforce management needs.
- January 26, 2011
Using “IT for green” is a far trickier strategy than green IT, but the environmental and economic payoffs could be huge, say two manufacturers that are attempting it.
- January 21, 2011
In a Q&A, Schumacher Group CIO Douglas Menefee discusses the medical services firm’s rollout of a new budgeting system based on SaaS corporate performance management software.
- January 17, 2011
Despite making sustainability a strategic priority, many manufacturers will struggle to choose from more than 120 niche products and sustainability software suites in the coming year.
- January 10, 2011
Gartner Magic Quadrant reveals a midmarket ERP industry that is stable, innovative despite recession
In a new report on midmarket ERP for product-centric companies, Gartner says SAP, Microsoft and Epicor rose to the top of an industry that remained remarkably stable through a tough economic year.
- December 30, 2010
Analysts predict that embedded analytics, business intelligence and cloud-based collaboration will help manufacturers cope with longer, more complicated supply chains in the coming year.
- December 20, 2010
2010 was a busy year for manufacturing technology, with companies struggling to balance tight budgets with their ongoing need for up-to-date software. For a comprehensive picture of the past year, check out these top manufacturing IT trends of 2010.
- December 10, 2010
Manufacturers need to understand their control and complexity requirements before deciding how to integrate ERP cloud computing with on-premises systems, analysts say.
- December 07, 2010
Three-dimensional visualization, social networking and the cloud are transforming product lifecycle management from an engineering-centric tool to a companywide platform for better decision making.
- December 03, 2010
Apple’s groundbreaking device spawns a new category of tablets that has some manufacturers looking to replace desktop and notebook PCs. Plus, Samsung Galaxy Tab takes on the iPad.