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Manufacturing Software, ERP, MRP
Manufacturing software systems are important tools for the automation and management of production processes. A wide range of manufacturing companies covering many different vertical sectors rely on manufacturing software to better manage the sourcing and use of material or parts quantities, scheduled production timelines, inventory management and the planning for future order demand. One commonly deployed example of a manufacturing software system is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, designed to better manage information concerning orders and materials, finance, Customer Relationship Management etc.over the whole organisation.
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Jan 16, 2020 Comments (0)
Sana Commerce among the first e-commerce solution providers to support SAP Business One Cloud integration
Jan 16, 2020 Comments (0)
Sana Commerce has expanded its ERP suite to become one of the first e-commerce software vendors to support SAP Business One Cloud integration. It has made two versions available to its customers: one hosted directly by SAP, and one hosted by a third-party or hosting partner.
Jan 15, 2020 Comments (0)
UK business leaders are struggling to cope with the pressures of a rapidly changing world. Increased competition, political uncertainty and facing greater scrutiny are all making it much tougher at the top - according to new research.
Jan 14, 2020 Comments (0)
Showpad research has revealed that sales staff in manufacturing are being left dangerously exposed when selling complex or high-value products and services, with 17% of organisations failing to carry out any kind of training or coaching.
Dec 31, 2019 Comments (0)
The system from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS regularly or permanently records drive and status data in order to optimise the operational safety and efficiency of machines and plants. Based on this information, concepts for predictive maintenance can also be developed.
Dec 28, 2019 Comments (0)
Priority Software Ltd.has announced that it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2019 Market Guide for Service-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions1, marking the second consecutive year that Priority has been named in this industry report.
South African ICT Company Connor Data Breach Exposes User Activity and Personal Identifiable Information Data– Including Browsing History of Pornography
Dec 26, 2019 Comments (0)
Led by cybersecurity analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor`s research team discovered a data breach in a database belonging to South Africa ICT company, Conor. The breached database contained daily logs of user activity by customers of ISPs using web filtering software built by Conor.
Dec 23, 2019 Comments (0)
By Michiel Schipperus, CEO at Sana Commerce
The way B2B buyers conduct business has changed significantly over the last five years. Advances in ERP technology and supply chain management software have enabled manufacturers to underpin process innovation with real-time insights, driving improvements in supplier management and buying efficiencies.
Dec 21, 2019 Comments (0)
GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the in-memory real-time analytics processing platform, has announced the availability of GigaSpaces Version 15.0, including the InsightEdge Platform and XAP, to operationalize and optimize machine learning with the required speed, scale, accuracy and management tools.
What to watch out for in e-commerce in 2020: Key trends for the next 12 months according to Arno Ham, CTO at Sana Commerce
Dec 19, 2019 Comments (1)
The B2B e-commerce sector is forecast to hit a whopping £5.2 billion by 2020, reports find. This ever-changing market has led many businesses to trade in their traditional ways of operating in exchange for innovative online methods in order to maintain their competitive edge.
Manufacturing software systems
Manufacturing software systems provide the automation and computational support for complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturing companies leverage manufacturing software systems to carefully manage the timing, types and quantities of materials they purchase in order to ensure that they are able to meet current and future customer demand while at the same time achieving the lowest possible cost and inventory accumulation.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organisation and manage the connections to outside stakeholders.
Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) addresses operational planning in units, financial planning, and has a simulation capability to answer "what-if" questions and extension of closed-loop MRP.
CRM or Customer Relationship Management concerns the relationship between an organisation and its customers. The scope of CRM which can vary drastically as it can be used by management, salespeople, people providing service, and even customers could directly access information to find out information.
Cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet and is based on user demand. Cloud Computing is the latest stage in the Internet's evolution, providing the means through which everything , from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need.
Cloud computing has some essential characteristics: scalability depending on requirements, offers a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, eliminates the need for on-site personnel to maintain computer equipment. No up-front CAPEX (capital expenditure) required, as billing is a pay-as-you-go model, access to the very latest application programming interfaces (APIs).
SaaS (software as a service) is a type of cloud computing delivering a single application through the browser to thousands of customers using a multitenant architecture. On the customer side, it means no upfront investment in servers or software licensing; on the provider side, with just one app to maintain, costs are low compared to conventional hosting. SaaS is emerging to provide service to all aspects of an organisation`s activities in the areas of Manufacturing, ERP, Demand Forecasting, Advanced Planning, S&OP, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transport Management and HR (human resource).
Business intelligence (BI) is a set of theories, processes and technologies that convert raw data into useful information for business purposes. BI can handle large amounts of information to help identify and develop new opportunities to gain market advantage over competitors. The amounts of data that are now being gathered as a result of because they are increasingly being gathered by a growing range of diverse and ubiquitous information-gathering devices.
These data sets become so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data. The current challenges of BIG DATA include the capture, storage, search and share capability, transfer, analysis, and visualisation. Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data.
It is estimated that the world's technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s. The challenge for large enterprises is determining who should own big data initiatives that straddle the entire organisation and how this data can be used as a source of revenue and to gain competitive advantage.