The EHS Software Arms Race Continutes with Intelex and Enviance Acquisitions [Monday Musings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The rapid pace of M&A activity and consolidation in the EHS software space is not letting up. So far this year, we have written about UL's purchase of cr360, Enablon’s acquisition by Wolters Kluwer, the private equity investment in Medgate, and the acquisition of IHS’ Operational Excellence and risk management business by Genstar Capital, among others.

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Tags: SaaS, EHS

APM End-Users Drive Vendors to Deliver Faster ROI

Posted by Jason Kasper on Thu, Nov 05, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Our Asset Performance Management (APM) survey continues to provide end-users valuable insight on the industry specific value propositions, ecosystem of APM capabilities, and best practices for the metrics used and organizational design.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, SaaS

Manufacturing Operations Management Software Predictions for 2014

Posted by Mark Davidson on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

We saw new signs of lively activity in the world of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software solutions this past year, due to several factors, not the least of which was the beginnings of economic recovery in developed regions of the world. This activity is also attributable to growth in demand from an expanding middle class in emerging market areas of the world, as well as from shifts in manufacturing locations with re-shoring activities, a global environment of stable energy prices, and new technology advancements delivering benefits that are too compelling to ignore.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Cloud-Computing, Big Data, SaaS

The Power of Pull for Manufacturers, World's Carbon Footprint, Software Mobility, and more...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Jul 07, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

This week's article round-up offers discussion on the evolving manufacturing industry from various perspectives; people, process, and technology. An infographic displaying the world's carbon footprint by nation proves to be visually pleasing and informative.

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Quality Management, SaaS, Quality Software

Global Governance Report Card, The Next Low-Cost Manufacturing Country, and other articles...

Posted by Natalie Tarutis on Sun, Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Did you know that the global report card displays a 'D' when it comes to our effort of combating global warming? That manufacturing accounts for 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 14% of worldwide employment? Or that GE has lowered its sticker price by 20% due to homeshoring? Me neither, and percisely my reasoning for incorporating the below articles into this week's round up. Enjoy. 

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Tags: Weekly Roundup, Manufacturing Software, Manufacturing, ERP, Energy Management, SaaS

In Rolls the Cloud on Enterprise Quality Management Software

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 01:02 PM

Disappearing are the days of large investments and lengthy implementation times for manufacturing applications. As we mentioned in our previous blog on the Digital Revolution, major changes in the industry charged by Information Technology in the last few decades are quickly moving onto web-based systems.

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Tags: EQMS, Cloud-Computing, Quality Management System, Information Technology, SaaS, Digital Revolution