Monday, March 24, 2008

Numetrics Unveils NMX-ERP 3.0, Next Generation ERP Software for Semiconductor IC Development Organizations

Numetrics Unveils NMX-ERP 3.0, Next Generation ERP Software for Semiconductor IC Development Organizations

Numetrics Management Systems, Inc., the semiconductor industry’s leading supplier of schedule predictability, today announced NMX-ERP™ 3.0, its next generation suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for integrated circuit (IC) development organizations. The new software significantly extends the company’s top-down project planning and risk measurement capabilities, handling chips designed in nodes down to 45 nm. Numetrics’ approach to project planning and risk measurement is unique in the industry and gives a powerful boost to the customer’s revenue, profits and market share. Projects finish on-time, within budget and with competitive cycle times, which is why six of the top ten semiconductor companies use Numetrics’ ERP software.

Packed with dozens of new features, this next generation release of NMX-ERP incorporates a new rich-client graphical user interface, a new project plan synthesis engine, an XML interface to integrate with other enterprise tools, and Numetrics’ eighth generation IC (Integrated Circuit) design complexity calculation engine.

“The semiconductor industry misses product development 89% of the time, and when they miss, they miss big, with the average chip design taking six to nine months longer than anticipated,” said Ron Collett, Numetrics’ president and CEO. “The cost to cost to semiconductor companies is staggering, and increasing design complexity threatens to make the problem worse. NMX-ERP 3.0 is a culmination of nearly two years of effort by our development organization and a significant leap forward for our customers. Our solution is truly unique because it is the only one that accurately measures IC development schedule risk and exposes overly risky project plans by benchmarking their underlying assumptions against industry norms and past performance.”

NMX-ERP Release 3.0 includes a range of new features including the following:

1) Complexity Calculation Engine: Eighth generation of Numetrics’ patented complexity calculation engine leverages in-depth data mining of past generations of process technology nodes to establish a quantitative relationship between process node maturity and chip design complexity. The engine is calibrated on Numetrics’ full industry database of 1200 IC projects and support design styles including SoC, analog and mixed-signal, RF, ASICs, ASSPs, and advanced processors.

2) Project Plan Synthesis. New project plan synthesis engine generates estimates of duration and staffing required in each major phase of the IC development cycle. Users can perform “what-if” simulation on each phase, modulating either the duration or staffing to see the impact on the other.

3) XML-interface: NMX-ERP 3.0 now offers enterprise-wide integration options for collecting, reporting, and archiving customers’ valuable project data. With the newly released XML schema, customers are able to rapidly exchange data between NMX-ERP 3.0 and their internal systems.

4) New GUI: New Java-based, rich-client, graphical user interface further enhances the usability of Numetrics tools. Dozens of new features were added in this release to allow users to customize reporting and viewing of the data.

Pricing typically ranges from $35,000 to $95,000 per IC project, depending on the project’s complexity and size. NMX-ERP 3.0 is delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), or for users who prefer a pure turnkey engagement, Numetrics also offers professional services

About Numetrics Management Systems, Inc.

Numetrics provides a unique suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to semiconductor companies that enables unprecedented predictability of development schedules, reliably measures project schedule risk, and benchmarks development performance against the industry’s best-in-class. In use by six of the top ten semiconductor companies, the solution leverages Numetrics’ patented IC design complexity calculation engine, which is calibrated with statistical data from more than 1,200 benchmarked chip projects compiled from nearly 40 semiconductor companies. The Numetrics’ NMX-ERP™ solution enables superior project schedule estimation, risk analysis, resource planning, execution pipeline analysis and benchmarking. The company is headquartered at Cupertino, CA.

Source : Business Wire

Friday, March 21, 2008

Soft-Tex 2008 Presents High Impact Innovative Software Solutions For Your Home Business

The Most Relevant Software Products for the Textile-Apparel Industry Software Exhibitions caters all business ranging from Retail to manufacturers, Fashion to Textile, printing to weaving & home furnishing to surface design.

Soft-Tex’ 08 made a grand launch on March 17, 2008 – Monday. This virtual trade fair illustrates to be the Software Park for Textile-Apparel companies in real significance. Leading software solution providers from across the globe have all come there to exhibit the thick blanket of their products & services. Soft-Tex’ 08 has provided a promising platform for IT companies to promote their industry-specific solutions to a much larger and prospective audience from the Textile-Apparel industries. Visitors from the same segment will have an extended selection to pick the right partners for delivery of right solutions from a horde of exhibiting software companies.

Now that Soft-Tex’ 08 has begun and will stay online for 45 days from launch, it really justifies the pronounced statement, “Weaving textiles and knitting apparel with information technology”. Companies from the entire Textile-Apparel value chain are expected to hit a huge visitor-ship by entering this virtual trade fair environment. Visitors, “visit specific booths of the best software vendors offering the best software products; and find out what YOU need”. The product line encompasses applications like CAD/CAM, Pattern Making, Grading, Draping, ERP, PLM and a lot more

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reach Technology ERP Software for apparel manufacturing

Reach Technology ERP is the completely integrated Enterprise Resource Planning solution for effectively streamlining and integrating customer service, design, sampling, merchandising, production, distribution and financial processes and optimally utilizing resources across the enterprise.

Companies, today, must deliver products faster, better and cheaper to be successful. R-ERP is tailored to ensure your competitiveness in the apparel manufacturing and merchandising marketplace and will enable you to be more efficient, responsive and profitable.

Trends are created overnight... Fashions change quickly and without warning... as a result no industry has to adjust as fast as the apparel industry.

R-ERP allows you to automate a large number of routine events and importantly prompt human intervention when exceptional events demand it.

R-ERP will, thus, enable you to 'manage your company by exception' directing the vast majority of the company's human attention to the ‘out-of-the ordinary’ business situations that present the most risk and greatest opportunity.

What are the benefits of using REACH ERP?

- Lets you have a global view of the business cutting across various functions and enables you to react fast to market changes.

- Optimal utilization of your resources.

- Improved customer relationship management.

- Substantially increase your ROI(Return on Investment) as end-to-end integration of all company data ensures that all parties have the latest, most accurate information, cutting waste and 'queues' and shortening time-to-market cycles for new collections and styles.

- Helps you cut inventory volumes and eliminate production backlogs thereby dramatically lowering costs.

- If your competitors have access to real-time integrated information and you do not, then you're taking a real big risk.
If you have any inquiry please contact direct Reach Technology

Reach Technology Contact Detail :
49, First Main, Third Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore- 560 078.
Tel : 91-80- 65996111, 65996112, 65996113
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ERP Vendor Shootout for Small and Midsize Manufacturing Companies Evaluating Enterprise Software Solutions

Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection announced today that it will be moderating the second annual "ERP Vendor Shootout" on May 1, 2008, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC (US). Value-added resellers will be available at the event to represent each vendor solution.

This event is targeted at small to midsize manufacturers and distributors who are researching the latest technology solutions or who are in the process of evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

"The shootout concept is all about delivering better solutions. It's designed to give attendees an impartial, side-by-side look at major enterprise software products in one day, saving them weeks of research," commented Lorne Goloff, vice president of sales at TEC.

Shootouts are presented in a standardized format to enable an apples-to-apples impartial comparison via pre-scripted demos, produced exclusively by TEC to provide
-a rapid, comparative view of product functionality, user interfaces, and usability
-exposure to the best of vendors' thought leadership and functionality, to see what really differentiates each solution

Topical breakout sessions will be hosted by industry consultants and experts. In addition, networking opportunities and a cocktail reception are included in the registration. By attending, companies will find out firsthand what each of these leading vendor solutions can do to help make them more competitive and profitable.

About Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC):

TEC ( is the leading resource that global IT decision makers trust to rapidly and impartially evaluate, compare, and select enterprise software. Our free online research portal hosts an extensive library of IT-related articles, white papers, webcasts, podcasts, and reports by our analysts. It also offers direct access to knowledge bases loaded with up-to-date criteria and covering over 800 leading vendor solutions. By leveraging our powerful analysis engine to scan all the solutions listed in our knowledge bases, clients can automatically generate side-by-side comparison reports by simply inputting their choice of vendors. For organizations requiring best practice assistance, TEC offers a full range of project management services. For a free ERP comparison: Enterprise Software Evaluation Center.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Microsoft-hosted ERP coming, Ballmer says at Convergence

Microsoft-hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) is in the company's plans, CEO Steve Ballmer said during this morning's Convergence 2008 keynote address.

Microsoft will release Dynamics CRM Live, its vendor-hosted customer relationship management (CRM) software, by the end of June. It will be the first of several Microsoft-hosted Dynamics enterprise applications products, Ballmer said.

"You should expect to see more from us in ERP and other areas as we move into the future," he said.

Ballmer's statements contradicted those of corporate vice president Michael Park, who denied any Microsoft-hosted ERP plans last week. Park told TechTarget that "the architecture we're making the [hosting] bet on is CRM. With ERP, we've got a good number of partners who are hosting it for us."

Dynamics CRM Live has some Microsoft partners worried about competition with their own hosted CRM services. The prospect of Microsoft-hosted ERP isn't causing the same concern -- at least not yet -- according to Scott Millwood, CEO of Customer Effective, a Microsoft partner.

"There's not as much demand for hosted ERP as there is on the CRM side," he said.

Microsoft execs have said in the past that public numbers of hosted ERP vendors like NetSuite indicate a lot of "churn" as customers come on board, but exit just as quickly.

Microsoft-hosted ERP has been rumoured for more than a year now, so Ballmer's comments did not come as a total surprise to Microsoft partners at Convergence.

"Microsoft probably, deep in their think tank, does have a Software as a Service strategy that goes beyond their current hosting strategy," said Jon Buchan, a vice president at Blue Fox, another partner.

Meanwhile, Microsoft today announced Dynamic AX 2009, the latest version of its ERP software that partners can host or deploy on premise. The new release will allow for integration among multiple customer locations. Microsoft partners said that will be a big selling point to help Microsoft compete against the ERP market leaders.

"It's not there, but it's getting there," said Eric Wagner, a partner with Agility Business Solutions, yet another Microsoft partner. "We'll be able to enhance it, and we'll be able to offer it to multiple customer sets."

Buchan agreed.

"They really made multi-company very strong, and that was probably the one area where we didn't match up well with SAP," he said.

Ballmer this morning also stressed Microsoft's commitment to enterprise applications. He said more people ask him about Microsoft's devotion to that market than any other topic.

"We have a long-term view for every one of these products," he said.

Wagner said Microsoft needs to sell more into the ERP space, and he's confident the company will do so -- eventually.

"They've got the commitment, but they don't have the experience or the people yet," he said. "It doesn't happen overnight."

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sap ERP Software

The SAP ERP application is the software foundation enterprises trust to achieve business excellence and innovation. Leveraging this foundation and its natively integrated industry-specific functionality, you can build the business processes you need today – and tomorrow. Based on industry best prac tices, SAP ERP draws from more than 30 years of experience with more than 40,000 customer implementations. SAP ERP delivers the powerful functionality, global orientation, and fle xible enhancement package options you need to gain a sustainable, compe titive advantage and position your organization for profitable growth.

The SAP® ERP application is a worldclass, fully integrated solution that fulfills the core business needs of midsize and large organizations across all industries and market sectors. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, SAP ERP helps enterprises perform financials, human capital management, procurement and logistics, product development and manufacturing, and sales and service, supported by functionality for analytics, corporate services, and end-user service delivery. Together with SAP NetWeaver and a repository of enterprise services, SAP ERP can serve as a solid business process platform that supports continued growth, innovation, and operational excellence.

SAP ERP supports a broad range of business processes. These include financial management, human capital management, procurement and logistics execution, product development and manufacturing, sales and service, and corporate services. Using the robust functionality that SAP ERP provides for these business processes, you can:

• More tightly link your business operations and improve visibility
• Enhance financial management and reporting
• Effectively manage your workforce – both locally and globally
• Achieve superior flexibility for addressing new business requirements
• Gain easier access to enterprise information and reports
• Lower the cost of deploying industrybased processes
• Simplify development and support of enterprise processes
• More easily integrate add-on applications and processes
• Reduce total cost of ownership

SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of the most demanding midsize and large organizations – in all industries and sectors:

• SAP ERP Human Capital Management – Transform the role and value of HCM.
• SAP ERP enhancement packages – Benefit from innovations without disrupting your business operations.
• SAP ERP Financials – Turn finance into a strategic business partner.
• SAP ERP Operations – Gain agility and speed in your operations
• SAP ERP Corporate Services – Streamline business processes and costs.

Sap Contact Detail:

3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Tel : 1 610 661 1000

Source : SAP

Friday, March 7, 2008

Aria Systems offers complete Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) & Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions

Aria Systems offers complete Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) & Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions for apparel manufacturers and importers.

Aria’s apparel software applications facilitate supply chain integration, enhance product development and product lifecycle management, and incorporate accounting, warehousing, distribution and sales to offer a completely integrated end-to-end apparel manufacturing solution.

This is the basis for the ground-breaking Aria 4XP™ Product Suite, which is comprised of seamlessly integrated modules that cover the entire supply chain. Each of these product sets streamlines and automates distinct business processes and serves as a functional building block, allowing our customers to pick and choose based on their distinct business requirements.

Aria’s ERP apparel software solutions include:

- Aria EDI™, a full-blown apparel EDI Product Suite with support for all common EDI transactions and over 200 Trading Partners and Factors.

- Aria CRM™, our Customer Relationship Management solution for apparel.

- Aria SCM™, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) complement to our ERP suite.

- Aria PDM™, our Product/Style Data Management solution.

- Aria BI™, our powerful Business Intelligence suite solution.

Contact Aria Systems Inc:

501 Fifth Avenue,
3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10017,
Tel: 212-714-1334
Fax: 646-367-4901

Aria Systems Integrates BusinessObjects™ XI into the Ground-breaking Aria 4XP ERP Product Suite

Aria Systems Integrates BusinessObjects™ XI into the Ground-breaking Aria 4XP ERP Product Suite

Aria Systems has begun offering the industry's leading suite of business intelligence (BI) software by Business Objects, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, as an integrated component of the ground-breaking Aria 4XP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Product Suite.

With the addition of BusinessObjects XI, Aria’s 4XP Business Intelligence module provides a complete set of BI capabilities, from enterprise reporting to querying and analysis, and delivers the actionable information required to track key performance indicators, understand business drivers, and make informed business decisions.

The new BI reporting capabilities in Aria 4XP reduce the complexity of business data and deliver business intelligence as meaningful information to decision makers. Moreover, the powerful built-in query and analysis features allow end users to interact with business information and answer ad hoc questions without advanced knowledge of the underlying data sources.

“Our new Business Intelligence offering allows Aria customers to gain extreme insight into the performance of their operations and reap the benefits of improved profitability and reduced costs through more effective and responsive management,” says Omar Ramadan, Aria Systems President. “Customers will also benefit from automated reporting that will facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.”

As part of its Business Intelligence product suite, Aria Systems also offers Crystal Reports XI, the world standard for enterprise reporting.

Source : Aria Systems

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Advantages and Disadvantages

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Advantages :

In the absence of an ERP system, a large manufacturer may find itself with many software applications that do not talk to each other and do not effectively interface. Tasks that need to interface with one another may involve:

- Design engineering (how to best make the product)
- Order tracking from acceptance through fulfillment
- The revenue cycle from invoice through cash receipt
- Managing interdependencies of complex Bill of Materials
- Tracking the 3-way match between Purchase orders (what was ordered), Inventory receipts (what arrived), and Costing (what the vendor invoiced)
- The Accounting for all of these tasks, tracking the Revenue, Cost and Profit on a granular level.

Change how a product is made, in the engineering details, and that is how it will now be made. Effective dates can be used to control when the switch over will occur from an old version to the next one, both the date that some ingredients go into effect, and date that some are discontinued. Part of the change can include labeling to identify version numbers.

Some security features are included within an ERP system to protect against both outsider crime, such as industrial espionage, and insider crime, such as embezzlement. A data tampering scenario might involve a disgruntled employee intentionally modifying prices to below the breakeven point in order to attempt to take down the company, or other sabotage. ERP systems typically provide functionality for implementing internal controls to prevent actions of this kind. ERP vendors are also moving toward better integration with other kinds of information security tools.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Disadvantages :

Many problems organizations have with ERP systems are due to inadequate investment in ongoing training for involved personnel, including those implementing and testing changes, as well as a lack of corporate policy protecting the integrity of the data in the ERP systems and how it is used. Limitations of ERP include:

- Success depends on the skill and experience of the workforce, including training about how to make the system work correctly.
- Small enterprises are often undercapitalized & are also not updated about the latest offerings in the market
- Personnel turnover; companies can employ new managers lacking education in the company's ERP system, proposing changes in business practices that are out of synchronization with the best utilization of the company's selected ERP.
- Customization of the ERP software is limited. Some customization may involve changing of the ERP software structure which is usually not allowed.
- Re-engineering of business processes to fit the "industry standard" prescribed by the ERP system may lead to a loss of competitive advantage.
- ERP systems can be very expensive to install often ranging from 30,000 US Dollars to 500,000,000 US Dollars for multinational companies.
- ERP vendors can charge sums of money for annual license renewal that is unrelated to the size of the company using the ERP or its profitability.
- Technical support personnel often give replies to callers that are inappropriate for the caller's corporate structure. Computer security concerns arise, for example when telling a non-programmer how to change a database on the fly, at a company that requires an audit trail of changes so as to meet some regulatory standards.
- ERPs are often seen as too rigid and too difficult to adapt to the specific workflow and business process of some companies—this is cited as one of the main causes of their failure.
- Systems can be difficult to use.
- Systems are too restrictive and do not allow much flexibility in implementation and usage.
- The system can suffer from the "weakest link" problem—an inefficiency in one department or at one of the partners may affect other participants.
- Many of the integrated links need high accuracy in other applications to work effectively. A company can achieve minimum standards, then over time "dirty data" will reduce the reliability of some applications.
- Once a system is established, switching costs are very high for any one of the partners (reducing flexibility and strategic control at the corporate level).
- The blurring of company boundaries can cause problems in accountability, lines of responsibility, and employee morale.
- Resistance in sharing sensitive internal information between departments can reduce the effectiveness of the software.
- Some large organizations may have multiple departments with separate, independent resources, missions, chains-of-command, etc, and consolidation into a single enterprise may yield limited benefits.
- There are frequent compatibility problems with the various legacy systems of the partners.
- The system may be over-engineered relative to the actual needs of the customer.

Source : Wikipedia

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software Solution

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems attempt to integrate all data and processes of an organization into a unified system. A typical ERP system will use multiple components of computer software and hardware to achieve the integration. A key ingredient of most ERP systems is the use of a unified database to store data for the various system modules.

The initials ERP originated as an extension of MRP (material requirements planning then manufacturing resource planning). ERP systems now attempt to cover all basic functions of an enterprise, regardless of the organization's business or charter. Non-manufacturing businesses, non-profit organizations and governments now all utilize ERP systems.

MRP vs. ERP — Manufacturing management systems have evolved in stages over the past 30 years from a simple means of calculating materials requirements to the automation of an entire enterprise. Around 1980, over-frequent changes in sales forecasts, entailing continual readjustments in production, as well as the unsuitability of the parameters fixed by the system, led MRP (Material Requirement Planning) to evolve into a new concept : Manufacturing Resource Planning (or MRP2) and finally the generic concept Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

To be considered an ERP system, a software package must provide the function of at least two systems. For example, a software package that provides both payroll and accounting functions could technically be considered an ERP software package.

However, the term is typically reserved for larger, more broadly based applications. The introduction of an ERP system to replace two or more independent applications eliminates the need for external interfaces previously required between systems, and provides additional benefits that range from standardization and lower maintenance (one system instead of two or more) to easier and/or greater reporting capabilities (as all data is typically kept in one database).

Examples of modules in an ERP which formerly would have been stand-alone applications include: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Financials, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resources, Warehouse Management and Decision Support System.

Some organizations — typically those with sufficient in-house IT skills to integrate multiple software products — choose to implement only portions of an ERP system and develop an external interface to other ERP or stand-alone systems for their other application needs. For example, one may choose to use human resource management system from one vendor, and the financial systems from another, and perform the integration between the systems themselves.

This is very common in the retail sector[citation needed], where even a mid-sized retailer will have a discrete Point-of-Sale (POS) product and financials application, then a series of specialized applications to handle business requirements such as warehouse management, staff rostering, merchandising and logistics.

Ideally, ERP delivers a single database that contains all data for the software modules, which would include:

Engineering, Bills of Material, Scheduling, Capacity, Workflow Management, Quality Control, Cost Management, Manufacturing Process, Manufacturing Projects, Manufacturing Flow

Supply Chain Management
Inventory, Order Entry, Purchasing, Product Configurator, Supply Chain Planning, Supplier Scheduling, Inspection of goods, Claim Processing, Commission Calculation

General Ledger, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets

Costing, Billing, Time and Expense, Activity Management

Human Resources
Human Resources, Payroll, Training, Time & Attendance, Rostering, Benefits

Customer Relationship Management
Sales and Marketing, Commissions, Service, Customer Contact and Call Center support

Data Warehouse
and various Self-Service interfaces for Customers, Suppliers, and Employees

Enterprise Resource Planning is a term originally derived from manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) that followed material requirements planning (MRP). MRP evolved into ERP when "routings" became a major part of the software architecture and a company's capacity planning activity also became a part of the standard software activity.[citation needed] ERP systems typically handle the manufacturing, logistics, distribution, inventory, shipping, invoicing, and accounting for a company. Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP software can aid in the control of many business activities, like sales, marketing, delivery, billing, production, inventory management, quality management, and human resource management.

ERP systems saw a large boost in sales in the 1990s as companies faced the Y2K problem in their legacy systems. Many companies took this opportunity to replace their legacy information systems with ERP systems. This rapid growth in sales was followed by a slump in 1999, at which time most companies had already implemented their Y2K solution.

ERPs are often incorrectly called back office systems indicating that customers and the general public are not directly involved. This is contrasted with front office systems like customer relationship management (CRM) systems that deal directly with the customers, or the eBusiness systems such as eCommerce, eGovernment, eTelecom, and eFinance, or supplier relationship management (SRM) systems.

ERPs are cross-functional and enterprise wide. All functional departments that are involved in operations or production are integrated in one system. In addition to manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and information technology, this would include accounting, human resources, marketing, and strategic management.

ERP II means open ERP architecture of components. The older, monolithic ERP systems became component oriented.

EAS — Enterprise Application Suite is a new name for formerly developed ERP systems which include (almost) all segments of business, using ordinary Internet browsers as thin clients.


Prior to the concept of ERP systems, departments within an organization (for example, the human resources (HR)) department, the payroll department, and the financial department) would have their own computer systems. The HR computer system (often called HRMS or HRIS) would typically contain information on the department, reporting structure, and personal details of employees. The payroll department would typically calculate and store paycheck information. The financial department would typically store financial transactions for the organization. Each system would have to rely on a set of common data to communicate with each other. For the HRIS to send salary information to the payroll system, an employee number would need to be assigned and remain static between the two systems to accurately identify an employee. The financial system was not interested in the employee-level data, but only in the payouts made by the payroll systems, such as the tax payments to various authorities, payments for employee benefits to providers, and so on. This provided complications. For instance, a person could not be paid in the payroll system without an employee number.


ERP software, among other things, combined the data of formerly separate applications. This made the worry of keeping numbers in synchronization across multiple systems disappear. It standardized and reduced the number of software specialties required within larger organizations.


Because of their wide scope of application within a business, ERP software systems are typically complex and usually impose significant changes on staff work practices.[citation needed] Implementing ERP software is typically not an "in-house" skill, so even smaller projects are more cost effective if specialist ERP implementation consultants are employed.[citation needed] The length of time to implement an ERP system depends on the size of the business, the scope of the change and willingness of the customer to take ownership for the project.[citation needed] A small project (e.g., a company of less than 100 staff) may be planned and delivered within 3-9 months; however, a large, multi-site or multi-country implementation may take years.

To implement ERP systems, companies often seek the help of an ERP vendor or of third-party consulting companies. These firms typically provide three areas of professional services: consulting, customization and support.

Source : Wikipedia

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Visibility ERP and Optimum Solutions Work Together to Improve HR and Payroll Processes for Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation

Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation of California, a Visibility ERP client recently deployed Optimum Solutions Payroll System

Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation of California, a Visibility ERP client recently deployed Optimum Solutions Payroll System. With the implementation of Optimum’s Payroll solution, Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation will be able to remain compliant and reduce costs with today’s constantly changing world of Payroll and HR. Optimum Solutions, headquartered in Nashville, specializes in HR and payroll systems designed for mid-size organizations. Their staff includes a team of Certified Payroll Professional’s (CPP’s) who work with companies during the implementation of their systems. Optimum’s stated business advantages include:

• Streamline your HRIS processes to increase efficiency
• Automate vital HR records such as OSHA/Workers Comp, job history, EEO tracking, COBRA, dependents, etc
• Eliminate manual processing of key calculations during payroll such as benefits/deductions, garnishments, direct deposit, earnings history, vacation time accruals, etc
• Optimum and Visibility ERP software can be interfaced so select data can be passed as appropriate.

Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation is a full service provider of complex composite and metal bonded structures and assemblies for both military and commercial applications and use Visibility’s ERP system for their manufacturing enterprise business solution.

Optimum Solutions, Inc. specializes in payroll, HR, and time and attendance software solutions. Optimum’s Suite provides applications that allow real time processing of data ensuring Payroll/HR departments, as well as their supervisors and employees, are working with the most up-to-date information.

Visibility Corporation is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively. Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among complex manufacturers. is an in-house integrated ERP solution. It offers comprehensive To-Order industry specific functionality, integrated reporting and workflow. It is designed using today’s latest technology and operates using either a Microsoft SQL Server™ or Oracle® database. ERP, optimizes manufacturing enterprises from end-to-end, so they can execute with unprecedented responsiveness and scalability.

Source : Visibility Corporation

Visibility Corporation Ships Major New Release of Leading ETO ERP Software

Visibility Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of 7.2, the next major release of the leading ETO ERP software.

Visibility continues to differentiate with support for current technology and further expands functionality of its industry leading software. This next release of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) includes features geared toward supporting global supply chain manufacturers. 7.2 includes full support for current versions of Microsoft and Oracle technology including the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, IE7 browser and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 database as well as support for Oracle® 11g database.

We have extended our SOA with several web service application program interfaces (API) that enable the application to link to external systems. In addition, many new features, reports and several new modules are making their debut in 7.2

Highlights at A Glance

Partial list of new capabilities available in 7.2 are listed in summary below:
• Major New Functionality and Enhancements
- VendorServer - web based partner self-service access to key collaboration data
- Service Management - call tracking and associated Service processing
- Bill of Lading Subsystem – increased logistics functionality
- Quality – planning, administration and tracking of tools and associated quality processing
- Graphical Scheduling - Gantt Chart schedule view for Work Order Operation steps
- Material Labor and Overhead processing in Projects

• Technology and Business Intelligence Enhancements
- Certification for IE7 browser and MS Vista operating system
- Support for Oracle® 11g
- Web Service API for Purchase Orders, GL Journal Entry, AR Invoice and Labor Tickets
- Business Intelligence upgraded Departmental views and support of Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005
• Many Other Small and Large Enhancements to Existing Functionality
• Many New Reports

Visibility Corporation ( is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and mixed mode manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively. Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among manufacturers of complex products. is an integrated, in-house, ERP solution and more. Offering unparalleled functionality and integrated workflow, this browser-based solution cost effectively delivers the power of .NET-based Web services. Conducting business any place, any time, any where is a reality, deployable with unprecedented flexibility.

Source : Visibility Corporation