Executive Resources

Selecting ERP for Engineer-to-order Manufacturing

Source: IFS
Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was not designed for a project-oriented environment like engineer-to-order (ETO). How do the needs of ETO manufacturers differ from more traditional manufacturers? And how can an ETO manufacturer go about selecting ERP software that truly meets their needs for project visibility and control? Download this white paper to find out more.



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ERP Software Review: NetSuite ERP for Small Business Software

As the world’s most deployed cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, NetSuite ERP serves the business needs of more than 24,000 organizations in about 160 countries. The system caters to various vertical industries and targets the needs of small businesses.

NetSuite ERP is a comprehensive software system that outcompetes many software solutions in the small business software (SBS) space. Nearly all its functionality features are key differentiators in the SBS space. These functionality sets include job and project costing, fixed assets, budgeting, inventory, sales management, manufacturing, among others.

TEC Senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm reviewed NetSuite ERP in action and offers up his insight on the usefulness of the product in the SBS market. Read the report to learn about the new features in the latest version—Version 2014 Release 2—such as new procurement and financial enhancements. You’ll also learn about the reporting, workflow, and social capabilities that offer a complete platform to support your business processes. Additionally, you’ll be apprised of the dashboard and user interface improvements that provide an interactive and powerful user experience—and a whole lot more.

If you’re looking for a complete ERP system to run your small business, you should definitely consider NetSuite ERP. And having the ERP system in the cloud means that your business can focus on what’s important—garnering more business and delivering on that, and not spending precious resources supporting the underlying software systems.

Top Five Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2015

If the surge in TV commercials for prescription drugs is an indicator of the economic health of drug companies, then the pharmaceutical industry is indeed going strong. Such growth is likely to continue judging by a report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which forecasted a 30% increase in global medicine spending by 2018. Amid this unprecedented growth, what are some of the things that consumers, patients, and healthcare providers can look forward to?

Download this whitepaper to learn more about the five trends that are likely to affect the industry in the near term.

Five Trends Transforming the Medical Device Industry in 2015

Brace yourself for another year of opportunities and challenges in the medical device industry. For 2014, MasterControl predicted that longer life expectancies, emerging markets, increased regulatory scrutiny, and healthcare reform would drive industry change.

In 2015, MasterControl sees many of those trends continuing to evolve, and some exciting new trends emerging. Download this report to learn more about the five trends device manufacturers would be wise to follow closely this year.

Changing the Game in Industrial Distribution

A new generation of industrial distributors is defying convention. Rather than buying into the traditional rule book—scaling back investments during challenging economic times—innovative distributors see the upside. Leveraging technology and innovative approaches, a new generation of management is writing new rules for the sector, extending their business models to gain market share. This white paper looks at the trends that are impacting the industrial distribution sector and the strategies they are employing for growth.

The Unified Manufacturing Environment: Transparency, Collaboration, and Decision-Making with End-to-End ERP

Top performing manufacturers are 2.2 times as likely to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package that contains the functionality that was previously provided by multiple, disparate systems in one package. This enables capabilities including improved collaboration, agile decision-making, efficiency, and quality while improving ERP return on investment. How can your organization benefit from a solution like this?

This report identifies both the similar and different benefits of an end-to-end ERP package for process and discrete manufacturers.