Solution for Experiencing MIS 2nd Canadian Edition Chapter 7, Problem 1

by David Kroenke, Andrew Gemino, Peter Tingling
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Chapter 7, Problem 1 : 1. Choose one of the following basic business...

1. Choose one of the following basic business processes: inventory management, operations and manufacturing, HR management, or accounting/financial management. Use the Internet to identify three vendors that license a product to support that process. Compare offerings from the three vendors as follows.

a. Determine differences in terminology, especially differences in the ways that the vendors use the same terms.


Step-By-Step Solution

1.a.The following three software products were identified through a Google search for “manufacturing software”:

Alliance/MFG® by Exact Software: Alliance/MFG manages material and labor through the manufacturing process, helping you control inventory, plan purchases and schedule work.

Batchmaster by Best Software: Process manufacturers work from recipes and formulas, mixing and blending raw materials in batches. This type of manufacturing is qualitatively different from a discrete manufacturer’s operation.

IndustriOS by Industrios Software: IndustriOS is an operations software solution that is fully functional and designed with applications that are focused on managing your business processes. These include customer and vendor management, order fulfillment, materials planning and procurement, production control and scheduling, and inventory control.

As the above brief descriptions demonstrate, these products are quite different from each other. Alliance/MFG is definitely focused on the manufacturing process. Batchmaster is focused on a specific type of manufacturing—process manufacturing. IndustriOS seems to have the broadest definition, extending out to include vendors and customers as well as outbound logistics.


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