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How to Make the Case for a New ERP Solution

Businesses of all sizes rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. ERP is an integrated computer-based system used to manage internal and external resources. Its purpose is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization and manage the connection to the supply chain. ERP systems consolidate all business operations into a uniform and enterprise-wide system environment.

While most enterprises could not survive without... Read More

ERP Trends: Separating Fact from Fiction

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects come in all shapes and sizes, and may include new implementations, replacements, system upgrades, and consolidations. Choosing an ERP solution is a big decision—and an expensive one—not to be taken lightly.

This ebook aims to sort out the facts of ERP from the fiction and provides some telling statistics regarding the market, including the reasons for new ERP project, average go-live times, and the demand for mobility.  Read More

Forrester TechRadar Report: Data Security

Data security is not just an IT issue these days but a business imperative, as data volumes explode and it is becoming a Herculean task to protect sensitive data from cybercriminals and prevent privacy infringements. As data volumes continue to rise, the burden of protecting sensitive data and preventing security breaches can be crushing. It is necessary to take a holistic, comprehensive, and long-lasting approach to data security that encompasses people, processes, and technology.

This... Read More

Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Collaboration Solutions 2015

The increased mobility of the workforce is changing the way we work. Business users want the flexibility to share and collaborate on content that drives their business while IT needs to ensure the security of that data, no matter where it goes. An effective enterprise collaboration solution must consider people, processes, and technologies to be effective, but where to begin?

This buyer’s guide offers help on how to develop your organization’s collaboration solution requirements with regard... Read More

A Top 10 List for Meat Processors & Protein Companies When Considering a New ERP System

"The meat industry" traditionally supported by enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions has expanded into "the protein industry," which includes several non-meat sectors. This is in response to consumer demand for healthier alternatives to beef (for example, bison, elk, emu, or venison). The protein industry also includes the manufacture of pet food, which has essentially the same ERP requirements.

This industry requires specialized ERP functionality to address its concerns, including,... Read More

Application Performance Starts with Database Performance Analysis

Application performance management (APM) tools have helped create a new corporate culture of continuous performance monitoring and improvement. But these tools generally tend to focus on application-level issues, while database and infrastructure-related issues go undetected.

This white paper examines the gap in the monitoring capabilities of traditional APM tools, which so often fail to identify the true root of problems, particularly as production performance issues often lie in the relational... Read More

Bite Size Is the Right Size: How Microlearning Shrinks the Skills Gap

Attention spans are dropping at the same time technology is advancing, leading to a digital skills gap costing over a trillion dollars in lost productivity. There’s an ever-growing need for new and better ways to teach, learn, and train the 21st century workforce—and microlearning could be the solution.

Delve into this white paper to find out how microlearning impacts learners, trainers, and creators, and learn about the principles of effective microlearning and how to create it for your... Read More

The Future-Proof Marketer in 2015: Digital Marketing's Skills Gap Crisis and the New Breed of Marketer to Solve It

At the start of 2015, 90% of marketers report suffering from a critical deficiency of digital marketing skills. At the same time, 93% of digital marketers report that it is “harder to recruit people with the right skills than ever before.” The result is a costly drag on productivity that grows with each passing quarter.

This white paper includes:
  • An in-depth breakdown of the infamous skills gap in modern marketing
  • Digital technology’s present danger to marketing
  • The... Read More

Meeting Process Manufacturing Challenges Through More Potent Functionality

The process manufacturing market remains one of the most competitive and dynamic segments of manufacturing. Process manufacturers must evolve to meet the challenges of changing market demands, the increasing commoditization of products, and the volatility of pricing in energy and raw materials.

A powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with detailed functionality should help process manufacturers manage active ingredients throughout their operations by enabling them to buy raw... Read More

Realize the Value of ERP by Leveraging Its Data

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems often fail to live up to expectations. One of the major reasons behind this failure is because the system, or the implementation of it, is viewed as a finite software project, when the system's value lies in being a business improvement tool. The data within the ERP system then is not being recognized or leveraged to its full potential.

Many businesses use tools like ERP as transactional recording devices to capture what they have done, rather... Read More
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