Process Improvement in ERP Implementations

Installing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is both challenging and exciting. Yet many organizations do not recognize that one of the largest threats to such a project is a failure to focus on process improvement. If process change is not seen as a necessary element of the project, it will never be as successful as it should be.

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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

Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP

The cloud model of application delivery is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered from the cloud avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on-premises ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership. Learn how cloud ERP facilitates the top practices for a top-performing production floor.  Read More

2014 Trends in ERP Convergence

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5 Common Hurdles During the ERP Selection Process-And How You Can Avoid Them

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Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front

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Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations can force organizations to reevaluate their business practices and processes, create a higher understanding of the need for data accuracy, and enable a more effective data-sharing environment. However, such high-level benefits require a new approach to project implementation—one that applies the lessons of the past to reinvent the systems of the future. Read More
 
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