Aligning Technology to Business Strategy: New Tools, Old Rules

Technology innovation continues at an incredible rate. Computing power, end user devices, networking and communication options, and software applications all offer new capabilities and options unimagined even five years ago. But the challenge remains the same as ever: how to select technology investments wisely? By following some basic guidelines, a company can help ensure its technology investments support business direction.

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ERP in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy

This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92% of manufacturers have implemented ERP. Still, recent data finds that a successful ERP implementation goes well beyond just putting it into place. ERP, and the organization itself, should be constantly moving forward. Successful manufacturers tailor ERP in reaction to business change and needs including adding new functionality or mobile access. Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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