“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Continuing the previous post on the importance of decision making, let us consider a sales man who is on Ramco’s cloud ERP. When exchanging dialogues with customers, he has already been alerted on product availability so that he may commit a delivery date. So how does he take a decision when the product is not available as per customer demand? Should he be (1) saying sorry, (2) negotiating for a later date of delivery, (3) assessing whether production can pushed to produce incrementally, or (4)...
Flight engineers at Johnson’s Space Center monitor data from orbital maneuvering systems (OMS in rockets). These systems are intended to propel the rocket into a defined orbit. They have sensors that send back data on engine performance.
The traditional roles of purchase executives are changing in this challenging business environment. Throughout product development, they need to provide strategic insights to their supervisors on the right mix of material to be sourced, from whom, at what cost and when. As a purchase executive, you need to go beyond the regular day-to-day business of procurement, foresee marketing trends determining the material supply and demand, plan and stock on time and maintain an excellent relationship...
Did you know that Madras Cements, our sister-concern, improved its capacity utilization from 46 to 95 % by using ERP and other allied tools? Charity begins at home, indeed! Today, this is a published success story on the latest issue of the BenefIT magazine…The bottom line of the article is that IT when used judiciously can bring about increased efficiency and prevent pilferage of resources taking place across departments. Interesting, isn’t it?
Growing organizations often find it difficult to retain business efficiency, employee productivity, and responsiveness to customer needs. Businesses are hindered by lack of technology or systems that simply cannot keep up with growth, lack the functionality to support daily business operations, and cannot scale up to a growing customer base. An ERP model is the ideal fit for companies, to overcome these challenges and push forward.
Now, the buzz is about Business Intelligence. In earlier days, visionaries who led a successful organization with a steadfast focus had the skill to predict the outcome of their decisions and today, it’s no longer a coveted skill that few are blessed with. But what is the connection with BI? What’s that to do with prediction of future? Want to know more?
In this article on IBM.com outlining the top ten factors for improving the success of your software development projects, author Mike Perks tells us more about how projects can be completed within budget and within the scheduled timeframe, maintaining a high performance team, and minimizing feature creep.
It is widely believed that ERP has long been the preserve of big business. Smaller firms have been left out in the cold if they want the kind of features and functionality that large enterprises have come to take for granted. Ramco's latest gambit slices up its existing hosted ERP offering into modules that are self-contained and can be deployed one at a time so that a business with a turnover of, say, Rs. 50 lakhs that would usually be unable to even dream of a proper ERP system, can start...
King indeed! SelfGrowth.com recently posted content about how to make your customers, not just happy, but delighted by your service. Many successful financial advisors measure customer service, with traditional measures such as process time, customer satisfaction, or portfolio increases. Customer delight is measured throughout service industries, from hospital care to fine restaurants to sales experiences.
Gone are the days when the top priority of IT heads in companies used to be topics like 'virtualization,' 'business analytics' etc. This year in Asia, they are worried about -- yes, Cloud, and of course, mobile, according to the results of Gartner's 'Executive Program Agenda Survey.'
India Localization is a solution that is intertwined with an ERP application to handle India-specific legal and statutory requirements. The solution addresses requirements related to sales-tax, central excise tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), payroll tax etc. Ramco Systems like most ERP vendors, has its own solutions for India Localization. There have been predictions that there will be stronger collaboration between ERP vendors and end users, resulting in an increasing number of user experience...
The cloud is the single biggest business enabler available today. And we are riding high up there!
Requirements Management is often an underestimated task, in terms of the time and importance it is given in Project Management. In a white paper Dominic Tavassoli of IBM shortlists 10 steps that will help organizations better define and manage requirements.