What Is ERP in 2010?

When the term “enterprise resource planning” (ERP) was introduced, it applied primarily to the planning and management of resources needed to manufacture goods. Today, however, most business decision makers realize that their enterprises rely upon resources, and that planning is essential to optimize how those resources are acquired, allocated, and used. Learn how the definition of ERP has evolved, and what it means today.

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Beginner's Guide to ERP

For companies considering implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, this beginner’s guide describes what to look for, what benefits to expect, pitfalls to avoid, and other issues to consider, and includes a listing of leading vendors in various categories. Read More

10 Critical Questions to Ask a Manufacturing ERP Vendor

Many manufacturers are focusing on the wrong issues when considering ERP solutions. The ERP industry has earned such a poor reputation for delivery in the last 20 years that users have learned to live within a very narrow set of constraints—and those constraints have been in place for so long that the questions we hear are built with those constraints already assumed. Now is the time to break free of this mindset and ask the more important questions. Know what questions to ask. 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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To ERP or Not to ERP (In Manufacturing, It Isn't Even a Question)

Despite the benefits that enterprise resource planning (ERP) brings to manufacturers, Aberdeen findings from 2010 suggest that 26% of manufacturers have yet to implement ERP. This report looks at the performance of companies that have implemented ERP software versus the companies that have not. It also examines the capabilities that companies with ERP have compared to those that don't. Read More

Plex Online for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report (2010)

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Plex Online is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for discrete manufacturing in TEC's ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

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