SYSPRO Implementation Methodology Wins Top Industry Award for Fourth Year in Succession.COSTA MESA Costa Mesa (kŏs`tə mā`sə), city (1990 pop. 96,357), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific south of Santa Ana; inc. 1953. It is a transportation, residential, and light industrial center. , Calif. -- SYSPRO, a leading producer of enterprise software, has announced that the SYSPRO implementation methodology, STARS, has been awarded the 2005 K2 Quality Award for "Installation Channel/Methodology." This is the fourth year in succession that STARS has been the recipient of the award.
K2 Enterprises, a highly respected organization that provides technology consulting and lectures on technology topics, selected the SYSPRO STARS Implementation Methodology for the award based on a polling of the entire K2 Enterprises instructor team. Their votes are influenced by end-user feedback and experience from consulting and extensive teaching.
The competition was open to all technology products, hardware and software, in the marketplace. "Great value, vision, and consistency are recognized by our CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000. attendees. When companies are innovating, we can see the quality of their products and/or services improving before the market, as a whole, recognizes the changes," said K2 Executive Vice President Randy Johnston.
Joey Benadretti, SYSPRO USA president, said of the recognition: "This fourth win for STARS is really an affirmation that the SYSPRO Implementation Methodology is the industry standard. The SYSPRO STARS Methodology speeds software implementation for a faster ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). and, at the same time, helps a company to streamline its business processes for greater operational efficiency. This award reflects SYSPRO's capability to ensure that implementations are structured and managed. Customers now have visibility over the entire implementation process with the result that costs can remain within budget and implementation time frames are met."
The STARS (Structured Technique to Achieve a Rapid Solution) Implementation Methodology is a highly structured, business-centric methodology that guides implementers in all aspects of the implementation procedure and provides a framework by which business practices can be examined and re-energized to maximize overall operational efficiency.
STARS is provided as a two-volume, high-quality printed set for reference purposes with a template-based electronic CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). containing an extensive array of documentation, implementation, information and project management tools that focus on mapping SYSPRO enterprise software to business flows. STARS offers templates for such major functional areas as inventory and warehouse management as well as processes related to planning, purchasing, manufacturing, sales, distribution, financials, administration, APS, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. , and .NET-based e-commerce. STARS makes SYSPRO software SYSPRO markets a range of enterprise software products targeted at mid-sized companies. It has its headquarters in Costa Mesa, California and was founded in 1978. SYSPRO is an integrated solution that encompasses Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP); Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS); the concentric framework by which a business can enhance flexibility and responsiveness, break down barriers between functional departments and eliminate the duplication of efforts. STARS also helps the customer to maximize the continuing utilization of SYSPRO software by providing, as it were, an "audit trail" upon which additional functionality and procedures can be built.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Benadretti: "Many businesses simply fail to examine their existing business processes at the time new software is being implemented. They attempt to 'lay' the new software on top of existing procedures and, therefore, expectations may not be fully realized. Any implementation process has to have a starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the - a foundation. The more solid the foundation, the better are the chances to maximize utilization of the new software. Typically, this foundation is established via an internal audit, where the totality of existing business processes is noted and detailed, including the roles and responsibilities of individuals. With this audit as a starting point, business process re-engineering See reengineering.
(business) Business Process Re-engineering - (BPR) Any radical change in the way in which an organisation performs its business activities. BPR involves a fundamental re-think of the business processes followed by a redesign of business activities to can be maximized. STARS provides the guidelines for such an audit. In fact, the STARS library of documents can be used during Joint Application Design (JAD (Joint Application Development) An approach to systems analysis and design introduced by IBM in 1977 that emphasizes teamwork between user and technician. Small groups meet to determine system objectives and the business transactions to be supported. ) sessions for the defining of business processes when the detailed requirements for each business area are being documented. During such sessions, any areas of the system that require re-engineering are highlighted as well as the suggestions for improving the processes."
About K2 Enterprises
K2 Enterprises is a premier provider of technology continuing professional education (CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
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Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has been delivering state-of-the-art business solutions to some of the world's leading companies. As a global leader in the production of world-class ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. software, the company now caters to the specialized needs of 12,000 licensed companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. SYSPRO is marketed globally through regional territory distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and the U.K.
SYSPRO is a fully integrated business software solution that provides complete control over the planning and management of all facets of business including accounting, manufacturing and distribution operations in a variety of industries.
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