Refactored Networks offers consulting and software as standalone products or
as integrated solutions:
- EPCglobal Network Education Program
This program helps companies with the emerging data exchange and network
infrastructure standards that make the most interesting RFID use cases
possible. In many cases those standards are still being developed so it is
difficult for a company to find the authoritative help it needs to
navigate the rumors, press reports, and sales pitches. The first step in
this program is attending one of our Insight seminars.
- Business Process Optimization Program
This is where Refactored Networks helps analyze your existing business
processes to determine how RFID and the EPCglobal Network can optimize
them. This includes helping the customer flow their existing internal
and external business processes, analyze choke points and determine where
existing, possibly EDI-based, data exchange system can be upgraded. This
includes product information management (PIM), internal asset tracking,
shorter, more responsive replenishment cycles, etc.
- Value Network Refactorization Program
Representing the entire range of Refactored Network's services, this program
is helps the customer can learn how the EPCglobal Network and the Internet
can be used to disruptively innovate in their market. These include
extending company processes to include customers, moving customization
capabilities as far back into the manufacturing process as possible,
dynamic outsourcing, etc. This program requires significant buy in from
management since the outcome can possibly include completely altering
the companies business model.
- Open Source Tools
Refactored Networks believes in the power of Open Source software. Without
it the costs of building out the EPCglobal Network are to great. This is
why the company has committed to distributing running code that implements
tools and components necessary to interact with the EPCglobal Network. The
first release of our toolkit will be on January 15th, 2005.
- Single Task Applications
Built on top of those components are several task oriented applications that
integrate the necessary components in the correct way in order to realize
a particular application. Examples include Track and Trace, Inventory
Visibility, Chain of Custody, and Product Data Publication. The first of
these applications will be available Q2 2005.
Working with other application platform vendors, Refactored Networks will
be bundling and deepling integrating the above components and applications
into various ERP-like platforms. This will includes QuickBooks and Peachtree
Accounting plugins. These applications will become available in Q3 of 2005.