Think Your Organization Is Too Small for ERP? Think Again

While many believe ERP to be out of reach of SMBs, a well-managed ERP implementation can be a continuing source of cost savings and operational improvements which help companies grow and thrive. Even small companies can document the business benefits of ERP, not only in terms of quantifiable cost savings and schedule improvements, but also in terms of standardizing, streamlining, and accelerating business processes.

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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

Why Your Business Is Not Too Small for VoIP

This guide explores five reasons why small businesses should think differently about VoIP. There may still be situations where VoIP isn’t for you, but in today’s environment VoIP can do more than just provide lower cost telephony. You’ll see that you’re never too small for VoIP, and there are great choices available to start you on this path and turn your phone system into a new driver for competitive advantage. Read More

Using ERP for Process Manufacturing Quality Management

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Today, process manufacturing executives need to think about more than core batch and recipe management capabilities when considering software solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP). Due to both regulatory and market factors, quality management and documentation of the quality and content of goods produced is essential. Advancing environmental awareness and the ability to handle recalls both factor into this increased focus on quality.

Customers have high expectations of manufacturers and other suppliers and often focus on good corporate behaviors, especially when it comes to sustainability. Adherence to legislation is of course necessary—but manufacturers who go beyond the required can find this to be a competitive advantage.

As supply chains and distribution patterns become more global, more process manufacturers also need to pay attention to and comply with numerous national and regional regulations.

This white paper outlines how batch process manufacturers can select and use enterprise software with embedded quality management functionality to face these challenges. Read More

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Selecting an ERP Solution: a Guide

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Looking for the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) package for your small to medium business (SMB) can be a daunting task. A fair amount of information is available about the actual software packages, but there is little advice on how to choose the right one. Learn strategies for a successful software selection—from initial requirements gathering, to evaluation, selection, and final implementation. Read More

How Successful ERP Selections Are Made

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How can you ensure that you make the right choice when purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: take all the critical components into consideration. ERP selection is not just about what different people in your organization want or don't want, it's about getting what you need for now and the future. Remember, you're not just buying software; you're buying into a vendor and its company culture. Read More

Why Your Business Is Not Too Small for VoIP

This guide explores five reasons why small businesses should think differently about VoIP. There may still be situations where VoIP isn’t for you, but in today’s environment VoIP can do more than just provide lower cost telephony. You’ll see that you’re never too small for VoIP, and there are great choices available to start you on this path and turn your phone system into a new driver for competitive advantage. Read More
 
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