E-BUSINESS SUITE DEPLOYMENTS
As companies grow and expand, globalization becomes a growing realization and necessity as well as a daunting unforeseeable future expansion that may lead to many opportunities and risks. Whether your organization is looking to expanding into new markets or responding to beat out global competitors, there are tough challenges to be faced, including new financial reporting and tax standards, increased compliance and security standards, and facing foreign customers with unique demands and markets.
Oracle’s E-Business Suite gives you the tools to easily manage the increasing difficulty of operating a business across multiple divisions, regions, and partners while simultaneously increasing your competitive edge and performance, and lowering costs.
NexInfo solutions for Inventory Management using Oracle E-Business Suite improves your organizations inventory visibility and reduces stock levels by giving you a single system for tracking materials end-to-end in every channel, business stage, and inventory lifecycle.
NexInfo’s implementation of Inventory Management brings your organization improved visibility by consolidating all distinct items into a single, global management system that tracks materials at every stage of their respective lifecycle. Whether your organization is running manufacturing centers, distribution centers, service depots, and/or spare part warehouses, the multi-mode inventory system lets you manage all inventory operations by capturing multiple comprehensive materials attributes.
Reducing inventory levels could never be easier with multiple tools provided within Oracle’s Inventory Management solutions; such as flexible replenishment management, supplier consignments, inventory cycle counting, and advanced material tracking, all with a global fulfillment with intercompany invoicing.
- Support discrete inventory, process inventory, and spare parts in a single inventory
- Track global inventory balances and transact in dual measurement units
- Track product genealogy and transaction history
- Deploy distributed execution systems (distributed warehouse management systems or third-party logistics providers)
- Restrict material transactions with user-defined status controls against locations, lots, serials, and/or on-hand inventory
- Flexible definition to capture and maintain lot and serial attributes
A Bill of Materials (BOM) is a detailed listing of all parts and subassemblies required to build specific products, including quantities required for each unit produced. Manufacturing depend on BOM's to build their specific products and organize part names, numbers, revisions, and quantities needed for assembly.
Configured for Oracle's Manufacturing Modules, a BOM database system is roads ahead compared to manually tracking part numbers on an excel sheet. Oracle's BOM allows for instant reconfiguration of information and unlimited one-to-many and/or many-to-many collaboration sharing relationships; providing complementary information such as part specifications, supplier options, part drawings and images.
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Oracle Purchasing is a important module component of Oracle's Advanced Procurment (and may be integrated seamlessly with IProcurement, Payables, and/or ISupplier Portal) and is for professional buyers looking to streamline and automate their purchase order prossessing while strengthening policy compliance. Within the Advanced Procurement Suite, Oracle Purchasing provides a rich database of policy and supplier information, an enterprise class automation platform, and a robust workbench for buying proffesionals. This frees proffessionals for more strategic sourcing and supplier management - improving ones supply base management.
Within Oracle's Purchasing module proffessionals can define suppliers and agreement, and automate their entire purchasing cycle from purchase order to settlement. Take control of all supplier and item master data within the system - integrating suppliers into your organization by leveraging advanced supply management capabilities. And adapt the Purchasing module to fit ones organization's purchasing practices with uniquely configurable policies and an open architecture that integrates legacy and supplier systems.
- Automate your entire Procure-to-Pay Cycle
- Improve Supply Base Management
- Adapt to any Purchasing Practice
Organizations suffer from having stagnant warehouse operations that do not expand and contract as business operations increase and demand shits. The Warehouse Management application for EBS works in conjunction with other logistic applications to quickly give your warehouse operations the flexibility and initiatives needed to maximize efficiency and profits.
Our Warehouse Management improves the flow of goods and information allowing for optimized execution including inventory, labor, space and compliance, and encompasses everything from multiple distributions and supplier centers, third-party logistics providers, and the entire distribution process to customers.
NexInfo’s implementation of Warehouse Management solutions tailors the application to best meet and improve your warehouse operational needs; delivering flexible, optimized warehouse processes, seamless key value chain processes, and pre-integrated advanced technologies
- Reduce costs for handling process exceptions and business changes
- Quickly scale operations by launching Distributed Warehouse Management
- Improve warehouse speed and efficiency while increasing customer service levels with optimizing key warehouse functions
- Increase inventory accuracy and labor productivity
- Enhance warehouse agility using logistics as a source of competitive differentiation
- Visibility of analytical metrics for measurements and improvements
Oracle Order Management drives an organizations' order fulfillment process of any business. Complete with an open workflow based architecture that supports tailored, automated fulfillment processes without customization. This Order Management applications captures multi-channel demand from sources including EDI, XML, telesales, and web storefront. As part of the complete Oracle Order To Cash application, Order Management enables Global Order Promising and may be integrated with Oralce Value Chain Execution Suite including; Transportation Management, Transportation Planning, and/or Warehouse Management.
Sale agents have access to accurate and complete data with a single repository housing all relevant sales transactions. Customers are empowered through self-service status tracking functionality, accessible through the internet. And blanket sales agreements associate customer orders/releases with pre-negotiated terms and volume commitments.
This application can also be combined with Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics to enable organizations to assess inventory levels, likely product fulfillment needs, quickly identify potential order backlog issues, and to stay on top of critical A/R and DSO issues.
- Improve Sales Visibility
- Increase Customer Satisfaction
- Expedite Sales Cycle
Discrete Manufacturing aids organizations to better manage their production operations and achieve fulfillment superiority. Businesses with factories of all sizes and in multiple industries can greatly benefit from improving their information management throughout the product cycle, beginning from R&D to design through work-in-process, to cost and quality management.
NexInfo’s solutions for Discrete Manufacturing provides you with the flexible production needed along with mixed mode manufacturing, build-to-order (ETO/CTO) capabilities, and complex project-based manufacturing modalities. Easy integrations with other Oracle Supply Chain applications, allows you to better align manufacturing with your value chain and achieve operational excellence.
- Improve productivity by optimizing operations with flexible manufacturing
- Higher visibility of production with insightful analytics and role-based dashboards to track status and lot genealogy
- Integrated production scheduling, planning, and demand driven execution
- Critical production information and collaboration for better decision making from shop to top floor
- Quality and compliance enforcement
- Streamline global manufacturing with global inventory visibility
Process driven industries stand to gain from NexInfo's process based solutions that utilize the Oracle Process Manufacturing software to improve compliance, genealogy, material tracking, and process efficiencies. NexInfo utilizes the full functions of the Oracle Process Manufacturing suite based on processes to rationalize the number of formulas, recipes, and utilize the built-in best practice based processes that integrate modules like Oracle Process Quality and Mobile Supply Chain within the manufacturing process.
- Best Practice Based Process
- Integrated End-To-End View
- Increased Compliance & Traceability
- Risk Reduction
Oracle's Application Quality Management provides a complete testing solution for Oracle Database, Oracle Packaged Applications and custom Web applications.
Oracle's Quality Management solutions may be integrated with various modules including: EBS, Retail Systems, Order Management, Purchasing, Roduct Data Hub, OBIEE, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, Fusion Interfaces, Manufacturing, & Utilities and Inventory Management.
- Application Testing
- Improved Test Scripting
- Infrastucture Testing
- Test Data Management
SAP: APO, ECC, HANA
Our consultants have a deep understanding of SAP applications and ERP's, including SAP HANA for business intelligence, the latest release of SAP ECC (Enterprise Control Component), SAP PLM (product lifecycle management), and SAP APO value chain planning.
NexInfo's expertise in SAP implementations and provided services aids businesses in faster implementations and at a lower cost compared to competitors.
SAP Financial Accounting (FI) & Controlling (CO) are two seperate modules aiding in the enhanced management of financial transactions within enterprises, and supporting the process works of planning, reporting, and monitoring business operations.
The Financial Accounting module aids employees to better manage information involved with any financial and business transactions on a single collaborative system. While providing a flexible system and function, the SAP FI module consolidates data for diverse business transactions and legal requirements, gathering a real-time financial position of an enterprise within their market.
The Controlling module onvoles methods to view and organize costs that are required for financial reporting; and enables professionals to plan, track, perform, and report their costs.
SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) enhances the management of all transactions ranging from enquiries, proposals, quotations, pricing, and more; and aids inventory control and orperational management, consisting of master data and system configuration.
The SAP SD module includes; master data, sales support, sales, shipping and transportation, billing, credit management, sales information systems, and more.
SAP Material Management (MM) enhances the process of managing required materials, processed and produced throughout an enterprise. Multiple procurment processes may be managed in collaboration with master data alignment, consumption based planning, purchasing, inventory management, invoice verification, and more.
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SAP Production Planning (PP) is an important module that includes software designed specifically for production planning and management, consisting of master data, system configuration, and transactions in order to accomplish plan procedures for production.
SAP PP collaborates with master data, sales and operations planning, distribution resource planning, material requirements planning, Kanban, product cost planning and more while working towards production management in enterprises.
SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) aids in aligning employees with an organizations goals and objectives; The HCM software automates key HR processes for improving productivity and creates greater business value.
SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) is a comprehensive solutions that provides a set of tools to effectively manage employees. It automates all core Human Resource processes to increase efficiency, ensure compliance, and reduce costs.
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Do you need to reduce your supply chain planning cycle times? Are you considering alternate materials or resources to meet demand? Should you reallocate inventory in your distribution channel? What is the impact of a sudden reduction of supplier capacity on your customer demand? Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning provides database centric holistic planning and optimization that rapidly and significantly improves supply chain performance by analyzing all aspects of a supply chain and developing optimal plans across the virtual supply chain.
With today’s rapidly changing business conditions, you need a planning tool that surpasses the traditional latency of disconnected planning processes or Excel planning spreadsheets. Increased global competition, mass customization, higher levels of customer service, and less money to invest in information technology require you to move away from the “hold excess and expedite everything” paradigm. Your need to make better decisions faster, 24 hours a day, by leveraging a planning model that connects your entire supply chain network in a single planning run is of up-most importance.
NexInfo's Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning solutions will enhance your responsiveness by enabling you to perform simultaneous material and capacity planning across multiple distribution and manufacturing facilities and time horizons in a single planning run; while at the same time accounting for the latest consensus forecast, sales orders, production status, purchase orders, and inventory policy recommendations. You can choose to immediately start with more advanced constrained and optimized planning constructs, leveraging the out-of-the-box optimization, or decide to get to that point gradually by starting with unconstrained planning
- Reduced Planning Cycle Time with *Holistic Supply & Distribution
- Comprehensive Distribution Planning
- Robust Exception Management & Root-Cause Analysis
- Reduced Planner Workload through Automation
- Comprehensive Support for Vertical Industries
- Graphical Supply Chain Pegging
- Simulation & Planner Collaboration
- Sales & Operations Planning
- Proven, Secure, Scalable, & Reliable Component Architecture
- Incremental Deployment for Quick Return on Investment
- Business Process Driven Optimization
- Goal Based Solutions
- Improved Supply Chain Response
- Aligning Processes to Policies
- Forecasting Critical & Long Lead Times
- Increased Planner Productivity & Reduced Decision Making Time
- Aggregate & Detailed Resources & Materials for Projects
- Cross Project Prioritization & Allocation
- Support Project Schedules
- Enhanced Efficiencies
Due to current fluctuating global and economic conditions, such as competition, brief product lifecycles, increased outsourcing, and unpredictable demand, makes managing ones inventory challenging. Oracle's Inventory Optimization simplifies inventory planning and provides a consistent and efficient business process for lowering inventory costs, improving supply chain responsiveness, and balancing the time and cost incurred for customer product delivery.
NexInfo utilizes Oracle's Inventory Optimization to help lower your inventory costs while improving your responsiveness to changing customer demands. By taking into account the supply, demand, and lead time variability of your entire supply chain, Oracle Inventory Optimization enables you to cost effectively balance revenue, costs, customer service levels, and inventory budgets while determining your inventory postponement strategy.
Inventory Optimization solutions feature risk pooling, for determining when to best hold inventory to reach desired service levels and production stages; while also monitoring all manufacturing plants, distribution centers, warehouses, and suppliers and customers for every product mix and sales channel in your inventory. Variability analysis is also utilized to capture demand and supply enabling you to determine optimal inventory investments that best meet your customers’ demands while at the lowest cost and within your budget.
- Postponement & Risk Pooling
- Reduce Supply Chain Risk with Supply Chain Variability
- Shorten Order Fulfillment Time
- Increased Responsiveness to Customer Demand
- Overall Lowered Inventory Investment
- Insight on Profitable Channels, Products, & Customers
- Optimal Inventory Planning
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Oracle Constraint Based Optimization is a feature of Oracle's E-Business Suite / Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) suite that allows users to plan and schedule complex, extended supply chains within global enterprises using a constrained set of material and resource capabilities.
Constraint Based Optimization is an approach to enhance planning and scheduling by balancing material and plant resources while meeting customer demand. This apporach takes into account constraints at an enterprise and plant level; While simultaneously considering material and capacity constraints, including factory, distribution, and transportation resources and their respective availabilities. Providing instant and global visibility to the effects of planning and scheduling decisions throughout the supply chain
Oracle Collaborative Planning is an web-based collaboration solution that rapidly and significantly improves supply chain performance by providing advanced capabilities for collaborative demand, supply, and inventory planning across your virtual supply chain.
Today’s collaborative planning processes are often a collection of multiple disconnected processes. In most cases, limited collaboration with customers leads to low forecast accuracy; low visibility to customer forecasts and supplier commits leads to holding too much ‘just in case’ inventory, increasing inventory costs; 2nd-tier suppliers that deliver key components have no means to interact directly with you; and, indirect costs are high because of extensive expediting and inefficient communication. The entire process has little collaboration, requires multiple steps, and takes a long time. Oracle provides a better way to planning: a collaborative, holistic, e-business planning process that enables you to include all your trading partners, reduce the number of steps, and identify and react quickly to supply chain exceptions.
- Reduce inventory cost through improved responsive replenishment
- Multi-enterprise collaborative planning and forecasting (CPFR)
- Quick response through supply chain exception management
- Configurable to you business needs
- Global inventory and fulfillment visibility
- Collaborate with suppliers and customers
DEMANTRA DEMAND MANAGEMENT
NexInfo is bar-to-none when compared to our Demantra services; with extensive expertise working with various fortune 500 clients across multiple industries, our knowledge base ensures the best possible implementation.
A consensus plan and Demand Management solution built from Demantra's superior forecast aligns your organization across departments and users enabling you to be more demand-driven. Built-in analytics and adaptable business process automation capabilities enable a wide range of day-to-day decision making with real-time demand intelligence that ensures your plans are based on the most accurate, forward forecasts without the need of statistical knowledge. The result is a demand-driven organization with higher service levels and sales, more satisfied customers, and lower inventory and distribution costs. Demand management goes beyond creating a sales forecast or a demand plan. Demand management is a combination consisting of four elements:
- Planning demand which involves more than forecasting;
- Communicating demand to supply and finance organizations, and to supply chain partners;
- Influencing demand which includes marketing strategies such as pursuing market shares, factoring new product introductions, pricing, promotions, and other tactical marketing and sales efforts;
- Managing and prioritizing demand which includes managing customer orders to match available supply.
Current consumer-goods sales are often overwhelmed with maintaining up-to-date account forecasting’s. With Oracle Demantra Predictive Trade Planning & Optimization, consumer goods organizations are given responsive trade promotion and account planning, sales forecasting, and promotion optimization capabilities. Designed specifically for your organization using an analytical platform that details both transactional and strategic trade challenges (Including promotion effectiveness, on-shelf availability, incremental lift calculations, customer profitability, and baseline forecasting), your sales, marketing, finance, and supply chain departments will be able to forecast analytics and enterprise collaboration capabilities with a common understanding of demand and promotional impacts.
NexInfo’s integration of Predictive Trade Planning and Optimization creates a unique collaborative work-hub for your organization that allows you to collaboratively manage all funds, sales, and account planning with continuous fund management. Once implemented, the need for individual disconnected spreadsheets is completely replaced with a continuously updated enterprise database for your entire organization. Utilize a complete sales and promotional planning system that gives you the tools to develop accurate, account sales forecasts and event planning, while enjoying maximized optimization and ROI. In addition, you may incorporate your promotions planning with your S&OP process; by using a single source of truth, all departments are contributing their insights so that demand plans are always in sync with promotion plans before manufacturing and sales activities begin.
- Automated baseline forecasting and incremental lift projections—allows account managers to easily and quickly predict the impact of individual trade promotions
- Promotion analytics—compares scenarios and provides detailed predictions on expected lift and trade fund spending
- Multi-panel worksheets—manage daily sales forecasting and account planning activities from a single screen
- Collaborative planning platform—ensures that sales forecasts and event plans are synchronized across marketing, finance, manufacturing, and supply chain
- Workflow-driven exception management—automatically identifies plan or demand changes that may create problems
- Retailer point-of-sale and syndicated data—measures, predicts, and optimizes promotion lift, taking into account effects, such as cannibalization and consumer stockpiling
- Multiple sources of internal, agency, syndicated, and point-of-sale data—reveal which marketing tactics work best
- Promotion optimization—automatically determines which marketing tactics will yield the maximum return on investment, produce the highest volume or maximize profitability
Several organizations strive to become more demand driven with unique drivers to improve their demand sensing capabilities. The goal is to achieve an automated demand forecast that determines cross-product effects of demand shaping activities and adjust for these effects. With Oracle Demantra Advanced Forecasting and Demand Modeling your organization will be enabled with automated analysis of complex demand patterns, generate more accurate forecasts, and have access to unlimited demand shaping scenarios. The combination of Advanced Forecasting & Demand Modeling with Demantra adds six additional advanced logistics and Ridge regression type forecast models (for a total of 15) to forecast precise predictions both short and long-term. With the best insights into the true drivers of demand, your organization will utilize better demand sensing and shaping.
NexInfo’s implementation of Advanced Forecasting and Demand Modeling solutions brings you specifically tailored solutions to meet your wants and needs with built-in analytics that improve your demand sensing. Unlike other business intelligence tools that only permit for data visibility, our solutions allows for complete data editing with automatic adjustments made, either as rolled up or down (top-down, bottom-up, and middle-out change analysis). Unlimited factors greatly develops your ability to address complex analytical inquiries, with options to focus in on pre/post affects, cannibalization, market, econometric, weather, and other external data as leading model indicators.
With the purpose of expanding demand driven planning capabilities, our integration enables sales and marketing to partake an active role in the business forecasting process, as well as allowing supply chain and distribution planners to further align their plans with promotions. In addition, Gantt charts are supported for convenient visualization of promotions and marketing events; along with the ability to estimate the shape of new product launches for accurate product history and phase-in and phase-out forecasts.
- Improve forecast accuracy with advanced statistical modeling and other factors
- Optimize product portfolio and manage new product introductions
- Shape demand for profitability
- Analyze complex demand data with *Bayesian Markov analytics and proprietary forecasting managing pricing and promotions
- Insight on product lifecycles, seasonality and promotional impacts
- Multidimensional data modeling with flexible data hierarchies for up-to-date demand visibility and one-number planning
- 15 robust forecast models combined to offer precise forecasts
- Automate analytics and scalable architecture to manage data
Are you planning on implementing a more demand-driven sales and operations planning process, one that incorporates best practices and more precise forecasts, collaboration, and postponement strategies? Sales and Operations Planning is a formal management process that creates a unified business plan based on a consensus between an organization's sales, marketing, manufacturing and financial functions. This process also extends to include key customers and suppliers; Collaboration among an organizations's functional areas results in an integrated set of plans that all stakeholders understand and are committed to support.
Oracle's Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) provides a continuous and proactive S&OP process that profitably balances demand, supply, and budgets.
Oracle's solutions for S&OP enables a unique and best in class process by bringing three key solutiol elements together. First is the ability to put your key decision makers in charge with an S&OP dashboard that monitors corporate S&OP performance metrics and trends and provides comprehensive scenario management to orchestrate alternative business scenarios. Second, it enables a continuous and proactive operation process combining demand, supply, and product insight to all constituents.
- Enable next-generation S&OP
- Interactively engage management into your S&OP process
- Move from a periodic reactive to a real-time proactive process
- Evolve to a best in class integrated business planning process
- Drive decisions directly to execution
- Shape demand with marketing and promotion plans and new product introductions
- Automate execption reporting and alerts
Oracle Demantra Deductions and Settlement Management was designed to enable automated and tailored processes for each individuals needs, included within your retail channels. Sales, brokers, customer service, and fincance users all work on a web-based repository as a single source of truth. Oracle Demantra Deductions and Settlement Management is a web-based, configurable tool to help you resolve settlements with customers, usually retailers, who have run promotions, sold your products, and now need reconciliation.
The final stage of the trade promotion management process is closed with the deduction and settlement step. By tracking and resolving deductions and other settlement methods common in the consumer goods industry; Sales, brokers, customer service, and finance users are assisted by matching retailer deductions, bill-backs, claims, and off-invoice discounts against promotion events. The Demantra Deductions and Settlement Management is also used to track and resolve non-trade deductions; The end result is a quicker, easier, and less expensive administration of deductions and a reduction in write-offs for unauthorized deductions.
- Close the loop of trade promotion management by tracking and resolving deductions and other settlement methods
- Reduce deductions and settlement process cycle times
- Configure to your channel's and retailer's individual needs
- Reduce deductions and settlement management cost through workflow automation, smart-matching and automatching
- Incremental deployment with quick benefits and zero loss of integration
- Web-based, real-time internal and external collaboration with role-based security
- Leverage seeded reports for deductions clearing and payment processing
- Comprehensive aufit trail with online trace and reporting
PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
Another flagship area of expertise for NexInfo includes our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and services; We utilized PLM software and solutions to greatly innovate compliance, collaboration, processes, and improve cycle times for greater client revenue.
Our Product Lifecycle Management Solutions may be implemented using Oracle’s Agile software, SAP PLM, Teamcenter PLM, and Enovia PLM.
Bringing remarkable products to market on time has been an issue due to the immense increase of regulations, as well as the proliferation of new products, globalization, shrinking product lifecycles, and outsourcing. With the desire of maximizing quality, revenue, product profitability, and market share, excellence across the enterprise and throughout operational processes must be accomplished. The need to have a profitable product requires reduction of built-in products, market introductions, process costs, close attention to quality, and record changes across an organizations extended enterprise.
Unlike other product collaboration management systems with uncontrolled and scattered product records that result in zero traceability and inaccurate product information; which leads to unprofitable product launches and missed business opportunities. Our solutions for Product Collaboration help companies achieve seamless integration of internal and external design, and manufacturing data, enabling better management and collaboration of product record information, supply, and processes across an extended supply chain.
NexInfo’s utilization of Agile Product Collaboration helps define a broad set of leading practice for companies and their extended supply chains to build, manage, and define complex products thought their product lifecycle. With the capabilities to facilitate and work collaboratively across the globe on a single system of certainty, organizations benefit from up-to-date enterprise product records including drawing documents, changes, bills of materials, specifications and approved manufacturer lists.
Agile Product Collaboration enables you to share, create, and maintain your products on record; among having the tools that will further increase productivity, lower product development, improve product quality, accelerate time revenue, and lower material cost. Many organization who have implement Agile Product Collaboration have seen impressive outcomes, such as a 90% reduction in product change cycle time, a 60% reduction in new product introduction times, and a 50% reduction in scrap and rework.
- Manufacturer management and change collaboration
- Secure access to preliminary and released information about any product, part, or document
- Automated and streamlined change management processes with intelligent workflow
- Visibility into pending and released changes
- Distributed manufacturing
- Synchronized manufacturing system with the current product record
- An environment to control and manage manufactures
- Product definition
- Efficient product management across global multitier supply chains
Managing cost throughout the product lifestyle becomes a daunting challenge for many companies; Due to failures of improper cost management, companies lose millions in profit each year.. With the expansion of manufacturing and engineering environments, where curriculum is created and managed in silos, product information becomes disperse and inconsistent. And in many cases this information remains imperceptible, invisible and non-standardized.
Agile’s Product Cost Management is the only inter-enterprise collaborative solution that combines both suppliers’ specific cost and risk data with the enterprise product record, up to the minute definition of the product-chronicling input for the sourcing, design, customer, supplier, and manufacturing tires. Along with enhancing a company’s strategic sourcing process throughout the lifecycle of their products sold. While offering an integrated picture of the product lifecycle that allows you to proactively analyze, and adjust processes to minimize risks and cost.
With NexInfo’s integration of Agile Product Cost Management, companies are given the tools to enter a collaborative wide enterprise and retrieve data and analyses securely across the multitier supply chain. Such framework clarifies new product sourcing, allowing companies to better manage products costs and reach initial product launch success. Beginning at the critical product concept phase, Agile Product Cost Management is the sole solution that allows organizations to create strategic sourcing decisions regarding both outsourced and new products, and enables team-based, bill-of-materials (BOM) sourcing and product cost collaboration.
Agile Product Cost Management integrates sourcing data into one common enterprise product record - the complete, current definition of the product that includes BOMs, approved manufacturers, specifications, drawings, and models. This facilitates companies to monitor the sustainability of sourcing strategies reduce ongoing product cost and leverage the full expertise of suppliers; while still upholding the end result with profitable products, delivered right to market by having key stakeholders involved in sourcing that may therefore share information and adjust based on integrated view of the product lifecycle.
- Price Management, with integrated cost and sourcing data in a secure product record
- Product sourcing with team-based BOM sourcing for outsourced and new products
- Tracks and reduces material and non-material costs
- Displays the product record in a flexible, multi-dimensional view
- Pushes cost records through the relevant supply chain
- Updates the product record in real time
- Models and analyzes commercial, engineered parts, and product cost scenarios
- Measures actual verses target cost using insightful analytics
- Supports collaborative input for design, sourcing, suppliers, and manufacturers
- Streamline and simplify new product sourcing processes
- Extend sourcing strategies across both internal and external product costing processes
- Adjust operations based on an integrated lifecycle cost projections
Due to problems with inconsistent design and engineering teams, multitier supply chain networks, and outsourced manufacturing, various corporations have difficulty controlling and sharing design information with key stakeholders. Even corporations that uphold workgroup data design management systems that house departmental engineering information, nonetheless face scattered design information among numerous systems rather than integrated within a single enterprise product record. This creates significant challenges for organizations, such as time consuming design reuse, unsecure control methods and management, and sharing of intellectual property, all resulting in millions of lost profits.
Agile Engineering Collaboration streamlines and improves engineering process across your organization with a broad range of functionalities to support product development from the essential concept phase through the entire lifecycle.
Agile Engineering Collaboration extends engineers and designers empowerment to access and leverage product designs within an enterprise vault. Furthermore engineers can search for, modify, checkout, and version mechanical and electronic computer-aided design (CAD) flies; while also viewing technical publications directly from their native design applications.
Engineers can visually share CAD designs with other engineers, in addition to purchasing, operations, suppliers, and marketing, to obtain critical feedback prior to design release. This allows for enhanced functionality to enable anyone with privileged access to view, interrogate, and markup native CAD data from anywhere in the world, without the need of the actual CAD authoring tool. Reviews may be submitted offline or online for convenient and quick feedback. In addition, bill-of-materials (BOM) and design collaboration functionality ensures that developed design prototypes are reduced, all ongoing design alterations are synchronized with product records, and that manufacturing accurately builds the product that was designed.
- Mechanical and electric CAD support
- Designs integrated into product record, with design change management automation
- View native CAD designs without authoring tool
- Enable enterprise-wide collaboration and accelerate time to revenue
- Drive innovation and maintain design integrity
- Live and offline design reviews
- Access from native design applications
- Reduce direct material costs and increase engineering efficiency
- Increase accuracy of design information and control intellectual property
Many organizations struggle to establish an effective product quality management system; especially for companies with geographically dispersed development, research, and manufacturing environments where product quality information is inconsistent and decentralized. Further complications are made when different business units, locations, and departments use completely separate tools and processes to communicate and resolve product deficiencies; leading towards little visibility across the enterprise and fragmented processes in need of re-work, recalls, and regulatory issues.
The need to improve product quality management in the manufacturing and retail phases of the product life cycle is only half the equation. There is a greater benefit when companies can analyze product quality factors, derive insights, and take action to improve designs early in the development process. Using Agile Product Quality Management enables a collaborative environment across the extended enterprise where teams dynamically update, analyze, and access information regarding product quality from internal departments, suppliers, and customers. The centralized information along with visibility creates a platform for next generation products and strategic decision making.
With the broad range of capabilities, Agile Product Quality Management has allowed companies to maintain regulatory compliance and take rapid corrective action when necessary throughout the product lifecycle. By serving as the only solution that systematically eliminates product deficiencies at their root by closely linking product deficiency data to the enterprise product record. The integrated solution eases cost control management for external and internal failure costs, inspection or appraisal costs, and prevention costs; and provides the foundation for enterprise quality management including design for quality, supply chain quality management, customer satisfaction and retention, and quality assurance.
The product record function is to complete, up-to-date definitions of a company’s products, which include bills of materials, specifications, processes, approved suppliers, and procedures. Agile Product Quality Management exposes trends and drives quality decisions earlier in the process to prevent problems from eventually occurring, and integrates compliance processes and data directly with the product record—providing audit trails, corrective action processes, and a single source of truth around the quality issues of all products and components.
- Workflow collaboration and notifications with external and internal participants
- Unified product quality data centralized in one record across the entire product value chain
- Template-based product quality data aggregation and tracking
- Automated corrective action and preventive action processes
- Enterprise integration to EPR, CRM, and other sources doe quality events and audits
- Leverage quality for a competitive advantage
- Close-loop resolution, with a proactive design for quality
- Management tools for: Risk, Non Conformance, Customer Complaints, Incidents, Audits, Supplier Quality, Compliance, Documentation and Control, and Change Management
- Improve product reliability, quality, customer satisfaction, and product strategy decisions
- Ensure regulatory compliance and save on warranty and service costs
With immense rise in regulations, organizations can never be too safe when it comes to satisfying compliance standards, especially for the life science, automotive, and high technology industries. Businesses and their products must comply with regulations and due diligent requirements or face a prolonged or failed product lifecycle. Some, if not all, businesses must meet environmental and safety regulations enforced by the Food and Drug Admin. (FDA), along with regulations set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of Defense (DoD); and provide periodic transparent product lifecycle processes in order to complete periodic audits by these organizations.
Hence, Agile Product Governance and Compliance offers companies the solution to connect all product governance and compliance data and business processes within a singular database thru complete enterprise-wide visibility; Enabling companies to manage their products with government industry standards. The database mends together enterprise product records with compliance activities, allowing companies to meet more-reliably compliant environmental standards, create policy documentation, and design new green/compliant products; while improving risk of business audits and maintaining full compliancy at every critical step of a products’ lifecycle.
NexInfo’s implementation of Product Governance and Compliance solutions greatly improves the operations process and reduces the worries of suffering costly business disruptions, including; product redesigns, delayed market launches, product returns, recalls, FDA citations, and even business shutdowns. All user and management use of the PLM tool is continuously validated and cross-checked with current compliance process, ensuring continuous compliance and the immediate address of any potential failures.
In addition, environmental compliance solutions are provided to assist those who need global directives regarding hazardous materials, including the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEE). This functionality allows manufacturers to collect data on product resources, substances, materials, and any other components used in production; and updates information regarding a products generated waste. Furthermore, new product design regulations are also built-in and offer guidelines for designers from initial concept to satisfy various regulations, and even include analysis to ensure technical attributes and specific country operations.
- Compliance data linked to product records
- Hazardous materials compliance risk analysis and reports
- Automated compliance validation and out-of-compliance detection for product definitions or supply chain changes
- Due diligence functionality supports FDA, DoD, ISO (9000, 14000, 13485), and SEC guidelines
- Environmental compliance functionality supports RoHS, WEEE, JEDEC, China RoHS, and Japanese Green Initiative
- Support for industry data collection formats (JGPSSI & IPC 1752)
- Policy and procedure documentation support and links
- Track and sustain full compliance and access regulatory information faster
- Provide auditors with precise and transparent data
- Reduce risk for business interruptions and inconstancies, improving risk/return profile
- Lower product and operational costs while designing more-compliant products
Businesses face global competition, shrinking product lifecycles, supply chain complexity, increasing customer demands, poor collaboration, limiting project visibility, and poor resource tracking that all make achieving sustainable growth and improving product profitability ever challenging. In order to succeed in this environment, product organizations must maximize product pipeline throughput while compressing cycle time, ensuring regulatory compliance, and controlling target margins; nurturing product profitability requires projects are executed with quick delivery and continuous, collaborative improvements that meet final design and manufacturing.
With Agile Product Portfolio Management organizations are enabled to optimize their product development investments by providing tightly synchronized project and product information, cross-project visibility and maximized resource usage, and decision support across the entire product lifecycle. Competitive advantage is also increased by establishing project management and development best practices and implementing enterprise technology tailored specifically for your organization using improved processes.
NexInfo’s implementation of Agile Product Portfolio Management offers intuitive project and resource management functionality for the product development beginning at the critical concept design phase and extending across the entire product lifecycle. While allowing companies to incorporate project management best practices across the enterprise, and provide a board range of capabilities supporting phase-gate product development processes. Providing complete transparency into key portfolio and resource information, users are able to select industry specific templates and predefined resources for project launches; and provides insight into performance metrics including projects, budget, resources status, engineering change orders, cycle times, parts sourced percentages, and noncompliance issues.
This is the only solution that tightly links project management activities to a common, complete, up-to-date product record that includes bills of drawings, specifications, models, costs, issues, changes, materials, corrective actions, and approved manufacturer lists – increasing profit margins. Synchronization across all organizations involved in product development enables one to securely control intellectual property, accelerate the introduction of profitable products, optimize enterprise, drive management strategies, and align product portfolio to marketing and financial objectives.
- Best practice project management and resource management
- Singular integrated view of products and project
- Automated task completion based on product deliverable lifecycles
- Cross-project portfolio analytics and multi-enterprise executive dashboards
- Executive views of portfolios and resource
- Project and product integration
In addition to our service and solution lines, NexInfo is a full-service provider of JD Edwards consulting, meeting the demands and budgets of both large and small JDE users. With extensive knowledge with both JDE EnterpriseOne and JDE World, we provide a number of JDE project management services, application upgrades and implementations, managed services, migrations, hosting solutions, and support.
JDE EnterpriseOne is an integrated applications suite of comprehensive enterprise resource planning software that combines business value, standards-based technology, and deep industry experience into a business solution with a low total cost of ownership. The EnterpriseOne suite offers multiple databases, operating systems, and hardware to choose from to appropriately build and expand your business requirements; with over 80 application modules to support a diverse set of business processes and key solutions such as consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, asset intensive, and projects and services.
Applications and Modules include:
- Financial Management
- Project Management
- Asset Lifecycle Management
- Order Management
- Manufacturing Management
- Mobile Solutions
JDE World is a single platform solution that enables better collaboration between all business networks; With instant information sharing, boosted performance, and low cost - businesses can expect to drive profitable growth. Companies of all sizes around the globe trust their business operations to run and utilize JD Edwards platform due to its total low cost of ownership, stability, and breadth of products.
Applications and Modules include:
- Distribution Management
- Financial Management
- Human Capital Management
- Project Management
- Manufacturing Management
- Advanced Technology
Studies have shown businesses that take advantage of productivity-enhancing cloud services grow 19.6% faster than their counterparts that don’t.1 For this reason and many others, companies are making the decision to migrate to the cloud. But as companies prepare to move their supply chains and other business operations, many are left wondering how to make the move. That’s where we can help.
Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud. It offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing business agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity. NexInfo’s Oracle Cloud credentials include:
- Oracle Business Intelligence & Data Visualization Cloud
- Oracle Procurement Cloud
- Oracle PPM Cloud
- Oracle Innovation Cloud
- Oracle Financials Cloud
- Oracle Cloud Integration
It is important that business's continue their innovation and future outlook while being numble enough to quickly adapt to changing business imperatives. Quality of data and reporting is vital yet associated with high risk due to inaccuracy and out-dated information.
Business Intelligence aids in predicting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting key information as actional data needed for your business performances.
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is a unique platform that enables customers to uncover new insights and make faster, more informed business decisions by offering agile visual analytics and self-service discovery together with best-in-class enterprise analytics. Instant mobile, highly interactive dashboards, powerful operational reporting, just-in-time alerts, content and metadata search, strategy management, native access to big data sources, sophisticated in-memory computing, and streamlined systems management combine to make OBIEE a comprehensive solutions that reduces the total cost of ownership and increases return on investment for the entire organization.
Our OBIEE solutions include:
- Enterprise Reporting
- Actionable Intelligence
- Proactive Detection & Alerts
- Spatial Intelligence via Map-Based Visualization
- Interactive Dashboards
SAP Business Explorer (BE) is the reporting tool used to work with data within SAP's Business Information Warehouse database. Complete with a web-based user interface and both a BE browser and BE analyzer.
The Business Explorer database is segmented into discrete data (InfoCubes) that is then made up of data and associated metadata. The Business Explorer Analyzer allows users to examine segmented data in a variety of useful combinations. The Business Explorer browser provides an organized interface where users access and work within any document type assigned to them from the Business Information Warehouse, this includes workbooks, links, and reports.
SAP BusinessObjects is a powerful business intelligence and analytics platform that increases responsiveness, reduces IT costs and workload, and drives better decision making across an organization.
With SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence, organizations can unleash the full potential of their enterprise data to deliver innovating data insights. SAP BusinessObjects capabilities include:
- Gain real-time business intelligence from any data
- Increase user autonomy by exposing data in plain business terms
- Make information consumption simple, personal, and dynamic
- Benefit from a flexible and scalable information infrastructure
NexInfo SAP BusinessObjects services offered:
- Performance tuning
- Management services
- Delivery & Implementations
- Migration & Upgrade services
- Maintenance & support
Tableau is a complete ERP software provider empowering greater business analytics with quick, easy to use, visual business intelligence.
Tableau is an innovating visualization software tool enabling "drag-and-drop" functionality for multiple elements alllowing for the creation of visually appealing executive dashboards to measure business performance, analytics, and key performance indicators. This intuitive visualization tool allows users to quickly view patterns within their data and empowers them to be self-sufficient. This simple user interface eliminates the need for canned reports, dashboard widgets, or templates when developing a new report.
- Big data analytics and business intuitive visual dashboards
- Data Discovery
- Data visualization
- Mapping software
- Mobile business intelligence
- Social media analytics
- Survey analytics
- Time series analytics
Mircosoft SharePoint Products and Web Technologies provide an extensible solution platform for Microsoft users and offers a wide array of built-in features and application hosting using easy to use development tools and technologies. SharePoint and Technologies brings a manageable and scalable server platform that employs greater benefits from your current Mircosoft Office system, with hosting applications on either an internal or internet web site.
Microsoft SharePoint is a collection of products and software that provides a foundation for greater collaboration, business intelligence, enterprise content management, process management modules, people and personalization services, enterprise search, LOB data integration, and processes.
SharePoint Products include Windows SharePoint Services, Mircosoft Office SharePoint Service, and Mircosoft Office SharePoint Designer.
- Administration Resources Center
- Data Management
- Information Services
- Provisioning Resource Center
- Security Resource Center
- Web Parts Resource Center
- Lifecycle Workflows
- Collaboration & Social Computing
- Enterprise Search
- Enterprise Content Management
- Business Processes & Forms
- Business Intelligence