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  • bearingpoint.automotiveIT

    MES investments seen growing as part of Industry 4.0


    MES can help improve efficiency in production (Photo: Kuka) Companies are planning to step up investment in management execution systems (MES) as production environments get ready for Industry 4.0. According to a study by technology consultants BearingPoint, 88 pc of companies polled say MES is becoming increasingly important and ...

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    Companies have many ERP systems - German study


    US-based Oracle is one of the biggest providers of ERP software (Photo: Oracle) Companies often have many - some more than 100 - enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but most would like to settle for just one, according to a study of German mid-sized and bigger corporations. The poll, conducted ...

  • sap hq.automotiveIT

    Increased ERP competition seen for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft


    SAP may face new competition soon (Photo: SAP) Despite their dominant market share in ERP systems, the top three software providers are facing new competion that may erode their strong positions. According to a benchmarking study by ERP specialists Panorama Consulting, the three companies together have a 47 pc share ...

  • sap purchasing.automotiveIT

    Survey: Purchasers do without IT support


    SAP and other sofware makers have limited success in corporate purchasing departments, a RAAD study shows (Photo: SAP) Purchasing departments at German companies more often than not manage without IT systems that are tailored to their requirements. According to a survey conducted last year by Germany's RAAD Research, fewer than ...

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    Interview: TRW's Engelhardt says powerful IT needed


    Rafael Engelhardt: TRW global director of information services (Photo: TRW) Rafael Engelhardt has reduced IT expenditures at US-based automotive supplier TRW by imposing a range of restrictions on, among other things, employees' use of smartphones.He also took action to curb expenses in other areas. That has helped bring down TRW's ...

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    Interview: BorgWarner CIO balances costs and growth


    Jamal Farhat, CIO of BorgWarner, is working on more than 1,000 projects this year, as the U.S. based automotive supplier expands its global business operations. He needs to make sure the group’s engineers have the IT tools they need, that the company’s 17,500 worldwide employees can communicate and share information ...

  • panasonic neumuenster.automotiveIT

    Panasonic Automotive to get new ECM software


    Panasonic Automotive’s Neumuenster operations are 1 of 4 German locations to get the new software Panasonic Automotive Systems is streamlining invoice processing at its four German locations, the division of Japanese electronics group Panasonic said. The new software comes from Berlin based enterprise content management specialist Optimal Systems. In Germany, ...

  • samsung_galaxytab.automotiveIT

    German companies lack an enterprise mobility strategy


    Tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab are inreasingly used for business purposes German companies don t have solid strategies to connect mobile users to their business operations, according to a study by market researchers Berlecon. The study found that almost half of the German ...

  • Ferrari California.automotiveIT

    Ferrari switches to Infor ERP LN system


    The Ferrari California Racecar maker Ferrari will migrate its information systems to Infor’s ERP LN enterprise resource management (ERP) software. The US-based company said the migration from a Baan IV system is expected to be completed this summer. Baan is also part of Infor, a US-based provider of business application ...

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    A Cloud version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM software


    Microsoft has released the Cloud version of its Microsoft Dynamics CRM software outside North America. The software maker said Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will be available to customers in 40 markets in 41 languages. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement the software “is fully embracing the Cloud.” He ...

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    Case study: Autoliv Germany automates invoicing system


    IT experts at Swedish automotive supplier Autoliv are converting 40 European plants to a new, common ERP infrastructure. Top priority for the new system is to make sure that there is an uninterrupted flow of materials to all machinery, says Soenke Gebhardt, IT expert at Autoliv’s German factory in Elmshorn ...

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    Germany’s A.T.U. to adopt Microsoft Dynamics AX in all operations


    A.T.U. repair shops will also use the same Microsoft IT A.T.U. plans to roll out Microsoft Dynamics AX across all of its 600 repair shops, in a move designed to improve efficiency and lower costs. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is a business management solution that works like familiar Microsoft software ...