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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Alfresco rated in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms

Alfresco rated in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms

Alfresco Software, the enterprise open source provider of content management, process automation, and information governance software, has announced that Alfresco was recognised in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report. Alfresco was evaluated across 15 capabilities and five critical use cases.

Janam and Georgia SoftWorks collaborate to deliver terminal emulation solution

Janam and Georgia SoftWorks collaborate to deliver terminal emulation solution

Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, is working with Georgia SoftWorks to help organisations quickly and efficiently port their Windows- and Android-based WMS, ERP and other enterprise applications to Janam’s most advanced rugged mobile computers.

AI and Machine Learning from GigaSpaces InsightEdge harnessed by Magic Software's SaaS integration platform

AI and Machine Learning from GigaSpaces InsightEdge harnessed by Magic Software's SaaS integration platform

GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, an in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action, has announced that InsightEdge has been selected by Magic Software Enterprises to power their Magic xpi end-to-end integration platform.

Creo View data can now be created and shared independently of CATIA V5 with Theorem’s Visualize 3D solution

Creo View data can now be created and shared independently of CATIA V5 with Theorem’s Visualize 3D solution

Theorem Solutions has launched the latest version of Visualize 3D 21.2 for CATIA V5i > Creo View.

Theorem’s CATIA V5i > Creo View solution allows CATIA users who have limited or no access to a licensed install of CATIA V5 to create and share Creo View data without needing access to a CATIA V5 licence.

Intoware and Librestream partner to expand their product offering

Intoware and Librestream partner to expand their product offering

UK-based Intoware, creators of the WorkfloPlus software platform that converts existing paper-based and human work process into easy to follow, step-by-step digital work instructions, has announced a partnership agreement with Librestream Technologies Inc., the pioneer of the Remote Expert platform for industrial enterprises.

Only nine per cent of manufacturers are to invest in digital transformation projects over the next 12-18 months, reveals research from InfinityQS

Only nine per cent of manufacturers are to invest in digital transformation projects over the next 12-18 months, reveals research from InfinityQS

New research by InfinityQS, the global authority on data-driven enterprise quality, has revealed that only nine per cent of manufacturers are planning to invest in digital transformation projects over the next 12-18 months.

SAP launches partner innovation programme to deliver microvertical capabilities with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP launches partner innovation programme to deliver microvertical capabilities with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP SE has launched an innovation programme for partners to build and go to market with new applications that augment the rich functionality of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The partner innovation programme is designed for customers in microverticals within priority industries, such as professional services and manufacturing.

Pupils interview manufacturers at flagship Bradford Manufacturing Week event

Pupils interview manufacturers at flagship Bradford Manufacturing Week event

Representatives from four major West Yorkshire manufacturers were ‘grilled’ by local school pupils in an event held to mark Bradford Manufacturing Week.

Advanced signs four new partners to TruePartner programme

Advanced signs four new partners to TruePartner programme

Increasing demand for Cloud-based services has seen a further four resellers join Advanced’s partner programme TruePartner, since its launch in February this year.

Honeywell to transform Austrian Sappi plant into one of the world’s most modern paper mills

Honeywell to transform Austrian Sappi plant into one of the world’s most modern paper mills

Honeywell technology will be used to transform one of Europe’s oldest paper mills into one of the world’s most modern under a €30 million project being implemented by Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG, to upgrade its paper mill in Gratkorn, Austria.

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.

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