Business Network Transformation: Rethinking Relationships in a Global Economy

Business networks have come to the fore in the past decade, as the power of customers and consumers has increased relative to the manufacturers and retailers that serve them. These networks enable these companies to deliver faster innovation to customers at lower costs by sharing investment, assets, and ideas. Find out how information technology and communication (ITC) systems can help you unlock new market opportunities.

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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

The Distribution Challenge: Are You Asking Enough from Your ERP?

Distributors and manufacturers in today's challenging economy face many pressures, including global competition, growing complexity of supply chains, complex trade regulations, and fluctuating transportation costs. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are meant to help address challenges like these with a whole company system that deals with most or all the aspects of a company's functioning.

Yet many ERP implementations fail to produce the expected benefits. Too often distributors... Read More

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The Collaboration Advantage: Customer-focused Partnerships in a Global Market

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