Diane Murray

Content Marketing | Product Marketing | Inbound | Sales Enablement
Experienced marketing professional with >20 years of B2B and enterprise software marketing performance. Proven results by collaborating with sales teams, sales leaders, and subject experts to drive revenue. Passionate about building relationships with customers and partners and utilizing multi-channel platforms for compelling storytelling.

Conversational AI Buyer's Guide

This conversational AI Buyer's Guide covers all of the features you should look for when evaluating a conversational AI solution. Technical requirements include support for utterances, sentiment analysis, conferencing in other employees or conversations, long-running stateful conversations, low-code capabilities, enterprise data security, and integration with your current and future apps. What's inside: • About the conversational AI market • Common conversational AI use cases • Details on the buyer's guide selection criteria and platform capabilities • Instructions on how to use the guide • Comparisons on 16 different conversational AI platforms

What is MES?

In the early days of MES (manufacturing execution system(s)), its scope was not very clear. It was certainly a product of data collection systems of the early 1980’s, and using data for a dedicated purpose. Long before that, the 1960’s and 1970’s witnessed the early steps of automated manufacturing, and laid the groundwork for the use, growth and standardization of digital communications connectivity in manufacturing. As computers became more common in manufacturing, the distinction between the different ‘levels’ of manufacturing were needed to provide a framework for optimal design, operation, control, and reporting. Along the way, the boundaries between ERP and MES, and MES and SCADA (and process control systems) became blurred, because functionality often overlapped. Even as distinctions were being made, systems providers and integrators, along with their innovative solutions continued to contribute to the confusion around the scope of MES.

4 Essential Things to Know About Food and Beverage Traceability

For many manufacturers, traceability is a valiant goal. But, for food and beverage producers, it's a critical requirement. No one wants to put a single person at risk, let alone tens or hundreds. Yet, incidents of food-borne illnesses show up in the news every day. Amid demands for more stringent food safety and legislative mandates for "farm-to-fork traceability," food and beverage manufacturers struggle to adequately track ingredients, materials and end-products from origin to customer. As a food or beverage manufacturer, part of your job is to help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.

Managed File Transfer for Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions

How does your business connect to third parties, like corporate customers, government agencies and other financial institutions? These transactions may span funds management, insurance trade services, ACH transactions, payroll, payments and foreign exchange orders. Tower Group calls these processes “B2Bank”, and they can easily number in the tens or hundreds of thousands per month. Maintaining control can rapidly consume resources needed for survival and growth. Furthermore, most executives have become frustrated with the excessive cost of ineffective enterprise software and disconnected legacy tools. License, maintenance and transaction fees are just the beginning. Adding to the tremendous burden is a large and expensive infrastructure team to support disparate systems. The business, however, must forge ahead.