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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It
Fonts are the essential elements of any portable document format (PDF) file, but are often taken for granted by most readers. But what if you are a developer

documents can be printed with or without annotations  the same time). PDF documents contain four main types of objects that define its structure: the document catalog object page objects page content objects document and page resources The document object typically contains a cross reference table and page objects. It can also contain elements such as document information, named destinations, thumbnails, and bookmarks. Page Objects Page objects can contain one or more content objects as well as several other types of elements such as page cropping

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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Solve the Succession Crisis by Growing “Inside-outside” Leaders


Strong evidence supports the notion that a well-groomed insider is a key to sustained company performance. In an analysis of 1,800 successions, company performance was significantly better when insiders succeeded to the job of chief executive officer (CEO). Learn why CEO choice matters—and how you can work toward better corporate succession planning by choosing a high-potential executive from within your company.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  the Succession Crisis by Growing “Inside-outside” Leaders Solve the Succession Crisis by Growing Inside-Outside Leaders If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. As the world's leading provider of business software*, SAP delivers products and services that help accelerate business innovation for our customers. Source : SAP Resources Related to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) : Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (Wikipedia) Read More

Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management


Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is the value of BPMN to vendors and organizations using business process modeling?

documents can be printed with or without annotations  Process Management Notations within Business Process Management Introduction Business process management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to Read More

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  electronically exchange payments, related documents and information between buyers and sellers, banks, carriers and other involved parties. This focus on the FVC comes after a decade of automation of organizations physical supply chains that has reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction. After seeing the gains from automating physical supply chains, finance and supply chain executives are now beginning to apply the same ideas to the chain of invoices, payments and financing. In a spring 2007 Read More

Interview with Joe Cowan


"Manugistics is not a software company." This was among many of the interesting statements that Joe Cowan shared in our interview during Manugistics user conference, Envision 2005, in Atlanta, GA.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  with Joe Cowan SH: My first question is, as one of the pioneers who helped create the supply chain technology market space, how do you think the market has changed? JC : I actually come at this thing from a different perspective. I'm not a supply chain expert. If you look at my background, it is a lot of markets in software. So I looked at Manugistics from the standpoint of a very strategic person with a strong set of operating skills who knows what it takes to create a really good software Read More

ROI Systems Catching Up With e-Commerce


ROI Systems continues with its practice of cautious new technology adoption. On October 10, it announced the offering of XML-based EDI for its customers.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  ANSI X.12 and UN-EDIFACT documents as well as any well-formed XML document structure. With its support of emerging XML standards, such as ebXML, xVision delivers data transformation and integration support for Internet trading. Market Impact For more than two decades, ROI Systems has managed to deliver strong discrete manufacturing functionality and solid customer support, although at the expense of modest growth and cautious new technology introduction. As a result, the company is not regarded as a Read More

Partnering with Retailers for Sustainable Growth and Profitability


With retailers trying to stem consumer migration, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers striving to achieve sustainable growth and profitability, retailer and manufacturer joint value propositions can increase inventory turns, improve cash flow, and increase revenue and profits. However, joint value propositions involve more than retailer-specific packaging or unique products. For ultimate success, a different way of doing business is required.

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Aspen Technology Signs Pact with PWC


Aspen Technology, Inc. recently announced a strategic alliance with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP that will help link Aspen's process simulation, control and supply chain management applications to ERP.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  Technology Signs Pact with PWC Aspen Technology Signs Pact with PWC S. McVey - December 17th, 1999 Event Summary Aspen Technology, Inc. recently announced a strategic alliance with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to implement Aspentech solutions in the refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, polymers, life sciences and specialty chemicals, semiconductor, and consumer packaged goods industries. The partners expect to leverage PWC's implementation expertise for use in integrating data from Aspen's Read More

Application Modernization with SOA


Systems integration with service-oriented architecture (SOA) helps you reuse the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA.

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MAPICS XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard


MAPICS XA expands its Business Intelligence (BI) offerings via a partnership with the Vanguard Solutions Group. With GPS, MAPICS has taken a critical step forward in creating value for its customers.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard Event Summary MAPICS (NASDAQ: MAPX) now has an expanded Business Intelligence (BI) suite that works throughout its MAPICS XA product. The suite, called Graphic Performance Series ( GPS ), is offered through a formal relationship with Vanguard Solutions Group . Business Intelligence is a vital piece of our customer's ERP system, turning the wealth of data in the XA manufacturing data model into information to make better business decisions and Read More

3 Steps to Increasing Profit with a WMS


In 3 steps to increasing profit with a wms, you'll discover a three-step plan to turn your supply chain into a powerful engine for profiteven durin...

documents can be printed with or without annotations  Steps to Increasing Profit with a WMS Your company's warehouse or distribution center could be delivering significantly more profit—and now you can learn how. In 3 Steps to Increasing Profit with a WMS , you'll discover a three-step plan to turn your supply chain into a powerful engine for profit—even during difficult economic times. Determine if an outdated warehouse management system (WMS) is dragging you down. Put extended WMS capabilities to work for you. Integrate supplier enablement, and Read More

Error Proofing with RFID


Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  Proofing with RFID Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative. Read More

Complying with US FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 for the Life Sciences Industry


Compliance with US FDA regulations is a market requirement. Thus, among the nearly 1,500 installations of mySAP ERP software among pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics and devices, and biotechnology companies worldwide, it is vital to be aware of the functions and features of mySAP ERP that demonstrate technical compliance with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures; Final Rule.

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Interview with NGC Marketer—Flushing Out the Value Prop


New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) provides best-of-breed enterprise solutions for PLM, global sourcing/supply chain management, and ERP, along with a full range of consulting services for apparel and fashion companies. TEC's P.J. Jakovlevic recently sat down with Mark Burstein, NGC's president of sales, marketing, and R&D, to get his take on the company's offerings, competitive landscape, and growth strategies.

documents can be printed with or without annotations  with NGC Marketer—Flushing Out the Value Prop In the first part of this two-part report, I provide an overview of New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) and present the company’s main offerings and capabilities for the retail and fashion industries . For this second part of the report, I recently sat down with Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing, and research and development (R&D) for NGC to get a marketer's perspective on NGC's offerings and current state of affairs. NGC is a company Read More