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   December 22, 2011        Vol. 4, No. 138 
  How Global Midsize Businesses Can Use Cloud ERP to Drive Growth
NetSuite
This paper from independent analyst SMB Group considers the financial and operational challenges that global medium-sized businesses face, examines the value of achieving real-time financial consolidation, discusses the criteria they can use to evaluate solutions, and provides real-world case studies and research showing how cloud-based systems can provide global visibility and streamline consolidation and reporting needs.
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The ERP/BI Connection: Adding Value through Actionable Intelligence
Focus Research
Prompted by volatile markets and a troubled economy, the need to reduce costs is a top business driver impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies. Combine this need with the need for transparency, and the marriage of ERP with business intelligence (BI) becomes the perfect storm, igniting improved performance and visibility. This report from the Aberdeen Group is a benchmark to companies seeking these results.
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Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
Oracle
As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise application evaluation process. Nucleus Research's analysts conducted in-depth interviews with a number of companies that recently went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those companies. Download the results of this analysis now.
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Seven Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
Sage
Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth, but remain cautious in the current economic climate. One thing is clear: any technology investments must deliver value to the business. Know the 7-step process that enables organizations to precisely measure the value of any enterprise resource planning (ERP) investment to their operation and estimate the potential return on investment (ROI).
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Data Storage in the Cloud—Can you Afford Not To?
Riverbed Technology
Storing data in the cloud using Riverbed Technology's Whitewater cloud storage gateway overcomes a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast, and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. This paper makes the business case for cloud storage, outlining where capital and operational costs can be eliminated or avoided by using the cloud for backup and archive storage.
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Get Greener with SaaS-based ERP
Plex Systems
To sustain the environment, manufacturing companies initially focused on the greening of the facilities and the materials used, but now are reviewing core processes. Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions help manufacturers get greener by reducing energy consumption, paper and supply usage, and carbon emissions. See how an industry-leading SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help you get greener.
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