Conversion Strategies: Build We Must

Conversion can be defined as the process of manipulating data from one format or system to another format or system. It is not “sexy.” It requires extraordinary attention to detail. Done incorrectly, the project fails. Done correctly, the organization will enjoy the confidence provided by a streamlined, efficient, and accurate system, with processes ensuring the data stays that way.

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Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces. 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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Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A “build it and we can sell it” attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what’s changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology. Read More

Streamlining Your Conversion to IFRS: Challenges, Choices, and Transformative Technologies

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Transitioning to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) is more than just a mandate—it’s an opportunity for companies to improve their financial consolidation and reporting systems, and enable rapid legal compliance. But making the switch requires careful planning, thoughtful execution, and support from personnel throughout the enterprise. Find out how your company can manage the change. Read More

9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy

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As consumer demand drops, many companies are being forced to lay off staff. That might help in the short term, but those companies still have to keep operations going, reduce costs, keep profits up, and produce high-quality products—only now with far fewer people. This in-depth guide offers nine product development strategies for your company to weather this downturn and prepare for the eventual economic rebound. Read More
 
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