Manufacturing News

  • May 08, 2015 08 May'15

    IFS streamlines CRM in business budgeting software

    Spang, one of five companies to roll out Applications 9 from IFS, says the suite better integrates CRM and offers a tailored view of business.

  • April 28, 2015 28 Apr'15

    Manufacturing pioneers embrace product as a service

    Despite the hoopla over the IoT, it's still early days for product as a service as manufacturers steer a slow course to new business models.

  • February 26, 2015 26 Feb'15

    3-D printing evolves, finds unique place in manufacturing

    Despite drawbacks, 3-D printing will continue to revolutionize design, development and production of unique, low-volume complex parts.

  • February 23, 2015 23 Feb'15

    Analytics, cloud services refashion business process management

    Business process management -- an old approach aimed at making an organization’s workflow more effective -- has been refashioned with the addition of cloud services and analytics. Intelligent BPM, as it’s known, is still firmly in the hype cycle, according to Gartner. That’s not to say that organizations aren’t interested. In fact, iBPM is poised for widespread adoption. In this three-part guide, SearchSOA contributors investigate intelligent BPM’s potential in a variety of industries.

    First, veteran technology writer Christine Parizo offers up a look at the expanding uses of iBPM. Industries that typically see a lot of change -- finance and manufacturing, for example -- stand to gain the most, Parizo writes. Next, she details why iBPM, despite being heavily hyped, is at the threshold of acceptance. In the concluding piece, IT journalist George Lawton explores how iBPM and the evolution of cloud services will give new direction to BPM vendors.

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