Looking for the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) package for your small to medium business (SMB) can be a daunting task. A fair amount of information is available about the actual software packages, but there is little advice on how to choose the right one. Learn strategies for a successful software selection?from initial requirements gathering, to evaluation, selection, and final implementation.
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Today?s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to increase inventory visibility while driving down inventory costs. Learn how these kinds of inventory management initiatives can help your company strengthen customer relationships, bargain for better terms with suppliers, and generate more profitable growth.
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As businesses adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to give their departments accurate and accessible shared data, human resources (HR) isn?t being left out of the loop. In fact, most major ERP vendors now offer their customers HR modules that help automate an array of tasks while generating crucial data for enterprise planning and optimization. Get Focus Research?s take on the top 5 HR modules for ERP systems.
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Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiatives start with an evaluation and decision-making structure that recognizes that ERP vendor selection is actually a technical decision, an operational decision, and a business decision all rolled into one. Following the seven rules in this whitepaper can help you make better ERP decisions and realize more of the gains an ERP system can bring to your organization.
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A common issue for small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers is how to increase revenue and grow their businesses without significantly adding staff. Unfortunately, these companies often emerge from the startup phase saddled with inefficient, manual processes that require extra people to maintain them. Learn how to position your company for more predictable business growth, without a reliance on adding more people.
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Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter supply problems with ?safety stock.? But this extra inventory goes against the rules of an efficient lean environment. How can you stay demand driven, without a supply snafu? Find out how an information management system can help forecast your supply chain needs.
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For all but the smallest companies, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system promises big gains, by helping to grow revenue, increase productivity, improve efficiency, and manage costs. Right now, ERP for the midmarket is a hot topic. More and more midsized companies are replacing outdated ERP software or are jumping into ERP technology for the first time. Find out about what midmarket ERP buyers need to know.
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Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value-added and customer- centric performance allows manufacturers to stay close to the pulse of market changes and dynamics. Learn how performance tools such as dashboards and reporting can help your company monitor performance and enable better and faster decision making.
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The globalization of discrete manufacturing is forever changing the notion of what a 'small manufacturer' is. Even companies that are considered relatively small in revenue, employment, or client base, must now operate like the largest corporations when structuring and conducting their businesses. Infor examines how today's mid-market manufacturers are transforming themselves?focusing on business processes and employing ERP systems for their own operations.
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Progressive companies are discovering that they can optimize processes and assets to make the best use of resources, reduce negative impact on the environment, and strengthen business results?all at the same time. Improving enterprise asset management (EAM) processes provides opportunities for you to create less waste, reduce resource use, and decrease emissions. Find out how you can take advantage of EAM?s benefits.
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For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit small to medium businesses (SMBs) in the same way? This step-by-step guide includes important decision-making considerations, such as benefits and costs, across some of the top finance and accounting solution providers for small to midsize companies.
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As a contract manufacturer, Western Electronics makes assemblies for its customers. This translates into a huge volume of data being exchanged?and an exponentially greater number of engineering changes to manage. The company was challenged to take control over its processes?especially bill of materials (BOM) management?and lead its customers into following best practices. With its new change management solution, the company is confident it has an accurate history and the latest revisions.
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If you?re a small business owner considering enterprise resource planning (ERP), you undoubtedly have numerous questions. Should you choose an on-premise, on-demand, or open-source system? Should you manage the selection and implementation process yourself, or rely on outside consultants? These questions?and many others?are addressed in this guide. Download it, and begin the process of improving the way you run your business.
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Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren?t available before. But with so many choices, you need accurate and unbiased information. This comprehensive guide from TEC and SupplyChainBrain provides a state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a directory of the leading vendors in the field.
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