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The Total Economic Impact of Conformiq Tool Suite
When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396

tool  Economic Impact of Conformiq Tool Suite When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396% return on investment and 3.5-month payback period. With a new single framework for software testing, the user also improved test suite maintenance efficiency and gained agility in test model creation and modification. Learn more about the benefits CTS could bring to your company.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Text Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool


The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information from a variety of sources and formats can help. That tool should also analyze data and identify inputs as indicators of future actions or outcomes, so problems can be solved before they happen. The bottom line: better data analysis means better decision making.

tool  Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information from a variety of sources and formats can help. That tool should also analyze data and identify inputs as indicators of future actions or outcomes, so problems can be solved before they happen. The bottom line: better data analysis means better decision making. Read More

E-mail: No Longer a Lightweight Communication Tool


While it’s great to find ways to keep up with mountains of e-mail, organizations must remember that e-mail is not a lightweight communication tool anymore. For people and organizations swamped by critical information, throwing messages away is just not an answer. Increasingly, knowledge workers are turning to searching to manage the volume and value of information sitting in their in-boxes.

tool  Longer a Lightweight Communication Tool While it’s great to find ways to keep up with mountains of e-mail, organizations must remember that e-mail is not a lightweight communication tool anymore. For people and organizations swamped by critical information, throwing messages away is just not an answer. Increasingly, knowledge workers are turning to searching to manage the volume and value of information sitting in their in-boxes. Read More

BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?


Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution. Here are some questions that were raised: Is the reporting tool really relevant when deploying a complete BI solution? Which type of reporting tool should I choose when deploying a BI system? Choosing the right reporting tool may not be as

tool  Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter? Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution. Here are some questions that were raised: Is the reporting tool really relevant when deploying a complete BI solution? Which type of reporting tool should I choose when deploying a BI system? Choosing the right reporting tool may not be as easy and simple as it appears. Some BI system consultants and Read More

Case Study: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation


Milwaukee Electric Tool, in business for 85 years, was using an electronic data interchange (EDI) solution that had been outsourced at very high cost. When the company chose a new EDI solution, the focus of the conversion was on reducing costs while improving accuracy and increasing trading partner adoption. Learn more about how the company put EDI order processing back in-house and reduced cost per order by 86 percent.

tool  Study: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Milwaukee Electric Tool, in business for 85 years, was using an electronic data interchange (EDI) solution that had been outsourced at very high cost. When the company chose a new EDI solution, the focus of the conversion was on reducing costs while improving accuracy and increasing trading partner adoption. Learn more about how the company put EDI order processing back in-house and reduced cost per order by 86 percent. Read More

At Last-A Complete (and Successful) RFID Implementation


A radio frequency identification implementation is a major undertaking for any organization—a project with ample risk of failure. This entire series is a step-by-step guide to the process, with this final part including a comprehensive glossary of key terms for better understanding.

tool  be used as a tool to maximize an organization's potential for a successful RFID project. Glossary Active tags : These tags have an on-board transmitter (usually powered by a battery) that constantly emits a signal, with a read range of 100 ft (30 m) or more. EPC classes 3 and 4. They have their own power source and are costly. AEN : Ambient electromagnetic noise ; refers to the outside interference that can impact radio frequencies within the RFID system. AEN is radio and microwave interference created Read More

How RFID Technology Can Enhance Your Asset Management Program


Even though the technology has been around in some form since World War II, chances are that you think of Wal-Mart’s supply chain initiative when you hear the words “radio frequency identification,” or “RFID.” Wal-Mart is already seeing a return on their 2005 investment. But does RFID technology make as much sense for asset management as for supply chain management?

tool  the doorway to a tool crib. RFID portable (or mobile ) readers typically are Pocket PC/Windows® CE devices, which look similar to today's familiar barcode readers. They can be carried by personnel or attached to vehicles, such as forklifts. Once the RFID reader gathers data, the information is passed through middleware to the organization's enterprise asset management application (see Figure 1). As a result, the system may trigger an alert, release a work order, create an invoice, locate an asset, or Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

tool  of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips Introduction The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) placed new requirements on American companies to ensure the integrity, reliability, and accuracy of financial reporting and corporate disclosures. While you could do this on your own or manually, why reinvent the audit controls wheel? Automated tool sets and repositories to facilitate SOX compliance are available in ample numbers. But like any piece of Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Six: Market Impact


Recently delivered products like ViaView, a product that combines supply chain visibility, event management, and decision support, or FourSite WMS product, designed specifically for the 3PL industry, show that Provia is adept at leveraging its position to generate new forms of revenue.

tool  the ViaWare Gateway integration tool to other enterprise systems. ViaWare Gateway is the single point of contact between Provia and the host, ERP, legacy, and other enterprise systems, and is devised to allow adding other Provia products without having to redo the integration. For example, using ViaWare Gateway, orders requiring RFID compliance will be sent to RFIDware when they are released for picking from the ERP or WMS system. The information transmitted thereby will include: order number, customer, Read More

RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of squeezing excess inventory out of supply chains, but only when (and if) it reaches a critical mass of adoption and maturity over the next several years.

tool  a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems. This means that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work. Together with the vendors, they will have to devise ways to filter out false or redundant reads and pass on only useful information to enterprise applications. Also, the traditional skills and empowerment of line and warehouse managers will be required more than ever to properly Read More

Practical Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications


Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes.

tool  Uses for RFID Technology in Manufacturing and Distribution Applications Consider the ideal manufacturing and distribution process—one that eliminates human error, improves speed and efficiency, and increases information availability; a process that offers high security and delivers data without a network connection. This is what a radio frequency identification (RFID) system can do to help solve logistical problems that may be affecting your manufacturing and distribution processes. Read More

ADP Releases Tool to Assess Employees' Retirement Plan Success


The HR, payroll, and benefits administration services company Automatic Data Processing, simply known as ADP, introduced ADP Plan Health Review. The application is meant to help ADP Retirement Services clients measure the retirement readiness of their employees. By using the Plan Health Review tool, sponsors may reveal the retirement readiness of their employees, as well as identify employee

tool  Releases Tool to Assess Employees' Retirement Plan Success The HR, payroll, and benefits administration services company Automatic Data Processing, simply known as ADP,  introduced ADP Plan Health Review . The application is meant to help ADP Retirement Services clients measure the retirement readiness of their employees. By using the Plan Health Review tool, sponsors may reveal the retirement readiness of their employees, as well as identify employee groups that require assistance with their Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

tool  for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results Implementation Plan and Timeline This research note looks at how one company, KiMs , with the assistance of Microsoft Business Solutions , achieved its anticipated return of investment (ROI) and successfully implemented RFID. See Part One for an introduction to RFID technology, statement of the problem it is to solve, and companies involved in implementing it. Not too surprisingly, the implementation plan for RFID is not very different from Read More