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Project Portfolio Management Versus Project ERP

  • Source: IFS
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What is project portfolio management (PPM) software? How does it deliver value to a project-driven enterprise in a way that is different from enterprise project management (EPM) or even a good project-driven enterprise resource planning (ERP) application?

This white paper looks at differences between PPM, EPM, and Project ERP, plus the possibility of uniting all three approaches with a single ERP application. Read More

Business Strategy: Thwarting Cyberthreats and Attacks Against Healthcare Organizations

  • Source: IDC
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A new IDC Health Insight study finds healthcare providers are top targets for cybercriminals, because health information is now the most valuable asset on the black market. Help protect your organization by learning how others are investing in their cyberstrategy and reviewing cybersecurity best practices.  Read More

Profitability Analysis at Your Fingertips

  • Source: IBM
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With organizational competitiveness, sustainability, and cost management having higher visibility in the executive suite, profitability management is something that no company can take for granted. The good news is that improved business process, powered by optimized technology, can help many companies significantly improve their profitability. Read this paper to see how a business can take advantage of new trends and tools for profitability  Read More

A Smarter Way through Your Extended Close Cycle–Automated Financial Close Management (FCM)

  • Source: IBM
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Weeks of effort go into closing, consolidating, preparing, executing, and adjusting final numbers and narratives to report on any given financial period. Most companies use unconnected spreadsheets, email, and word processing documents to conduct the extended close cycle, from closing their books to filing their reports. But, all too often—and sometimes only hours before a filing deadline – financial close teams are made aware of a last minute change to the numbers.

A manual, disconnected... Read More

The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2015

The talent gap and the technology divide are both widening, while global economic uncertainty and other supply chain disruptions are still looming. Is your distribution business positioning itself to face these and other challenges in 2015? Download this new benchmark report by Modern Distribution Management in partnership with NetSuite, based on a survey of nearly 200 distribution businesses. Get deep insights into issues that affect your business and size up the changes your peers are making to... Read More

Data as a Service: Accelerating Application Projects for Healthcare Payers

  • Source: IDC
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Data truly is the lifeblood of any healthcare organization. By its very nature, healthcare data is complex. This complexity is made that much more challenging because healthcare data is fragmented across multiple, disparate systems in numerous structured and unstructured formats.

This paper examines how data as a service (DaaS) can make data more accessible to application development teams, accelerate release cycles, and reduce costs by virtualizing application environments. Read More

Changing the Game in Industrial Distribution

A new generation of industrial distributors is defying convention. Rather than buying into the traditional rule book—scaling back investments during challenging economic times—innovative distributors see the upside. Leveraging technology and innovative approaches, a new generation of management is writing new rules for the sector, extending their business models to gain market share. This white paper looks at the trends that are impacting the industrial distribution sector and the strategies they... Read More

The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing

According to a Computer Economics survey, organizations that have fully or largely migrated to the cloud save on average more than 15 percent in IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs.

Because cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud users are able to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. The cost savings, combined with strategic... Read More

Cloud/SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Cloud or software as a service (SaaS) solutions are maintained off-premises, providing real-time, anytime access to data, often eliminating the burden of internal maintenance and associated costs. This paper looks at how cloud or SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help manufacturers operate more efficiently and profitably. Read More

The Ultimate Manufacturing ERP Glossary

  • Source: IQMS
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The ERP universe is filled with buzzwords, made-up vendor terms and acronyms. BPM, CoC, MES, M2M, OEE, PPV ... the list is extensive. Even worse, the frequently evolving terms often create more questions than answers. Empower yourself with this guide to the most common manufacturing ERP terms and acronyms to help you make more informed decisions about your future ERP solution. This glossary will help you identify and define common terms for features, applications, tools, and modules typically found... Read More
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