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Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

contro  Production Planning Execution and Contro Return on Investment Next Steps CURRENT PLANNING APPROACHES INTRODUCTION Pull System Push System KANBAN Introduction Characteristics CONSTANT WORK IN PROCESS (CONWIP) Introduction The Mechanism Characteristics MRP Introduction The Mechanism Characteristics SUMMARY PRODUCTION PLANNING EXECUTION & CONTROL (PRODUCTION/3) BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE Business Interfaces Business Map Business Functions Value Proposition TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE Interfaces System Architecture

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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.

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PROMYS (version 4.9): PPM for PSA Certification Report


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The term program management office (PMO) has been around for some time. Its core concepts, methods, and benefits have remained constant, while resources and tools have changed somewhat over the years. But not understanding what a program office is and when it should be leveraged is a common pitfall and reason for failure. Find out more about the program office, and its roles, processes, and responsibilities.

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PPM for PSA Software Review: NetSuite OpenAir


This product portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software review report examines the PPM for PSA software by NetSuite and its support for business management processes against known benchmarks. It assesses NetSuite OpenAir for PPM for PSA functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

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NetSuite OpenAir achieved TEC certification status for its PPM for PSA software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the PPM for PSA software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of NetSuite OpenAir, a TEC analyst has assessed the PPM for PSA software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that NetSuite OpenAir by Aptean is a strong manufacturing ERP system.

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Accolade


Sopheon Accolade provides automation capabilities, collaboration, workflow and best practices templates across all innovation management, new product development (NPD) and product portfolio management (PPM) processes. The fully integrated solution supports all processes and constituencies involved in the entire product and/or service lifecycle. Starting with Innovation Planner for strategic innovation planning to connect initiatives with business objectives and identify opportunities and gaps. Vision Strategist provides advanced strategic roadmapping automation capabilities to connect innovation strategies with market, product / service and technology planning. Once the strategic plans are defined, Idea Lab provides idea and concept development (ideation) using campaigns, communities, open innovation, collaboration and other methods to produce high-value ideas and validated concepts as initiatives. Process Manager provides innovation process and project automation and execution for developing the initiatives using Stage-Gate®, Agile, PACE®, DoD 5000 modeling, Lean Six Sigma, phase-gate, DFSS and other processes / methodologies. Innovation process accelerators and collaborative workflow facilitate productive and cost-effective NPD/PPM processes. Portfolio Center provides advanced top-down and bottom-up product portfolio management including advanced optimization, portfolio classes, accelerators and resource / capacity planning. The product is modular, enabling companies start in the functional area of immediate need and expand to additional functionality as their solution implementation matures. Extensive analytics are included across all areas of the solution. Integration with Microsoft Project and SharePoint integration is also available.

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Tenrox: Certification Complete


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Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series began with an analysis of the recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. Progress has this way made a large leap into the business process management (BPM) space, from where it had been notably absent. The article summarized that Savvion BusinessManager 7.5 [evaluate this product] is one of the most mature BPM suites in the still

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Project Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management


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Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance.

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