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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

a firm using erp  a third, and possibly a fourth dimension is added to the evaluation in deciding to extend ERP. Integration The third dimension is the added complexity of integration, resulting in the following questions which need to be answered. How tightly must the functions be integrated? How much data must be shared or replicated? How much duplication of functions exists between ERP and the extensions? If data must be shared by two or more applications, which application owns the data? Do the architectures of your

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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

a firm using erp  2, Washington Technology , a semi-monthly published magazine, cites the federal government spends more than $3 billion on ERP and CRM software and related services, according to the market research firm Federal Sources Inc . of McLean, VA. Input's study, Federal ERP MarketView , predicts that ERP purchases will amount to approximately 4% of all federal IT spending by 2005. ERP is very much alive and well in the federal government, said Ellen Zidar, Input's manager for e-government and government cons Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Four: Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System


An investment analysis focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP) benefits frequently applies to those firms initially justifying an ERP implementation. It can also be used to justify a 're-implementation' when the initial efforts have failed to produce desired results. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

a firm using erp  continuous improvement efforts. With a firm understanding of the re-implementation costs and shortcomings, the investment decision should be justified on the basis of benefits. Many manufacturers are faced with decisions about replacing their current ERP software package or homegrown system. The replacement decision can stem from any number of situations. The current ERP software package is no longer supported; is too expensive to maintain; is heavily customized and cannot be upgraded; runs on old technol Read More

A Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look


The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, no one should really care about such events, but these less well-known vendors haven’t said their last words yet.

a firm using erp  Partners ( http://www.marlinequity.com ), a Los Angeles, California (US)-based private investment firm with the mandate to help corporations and stakeholders meet their business development and cash flow needs, has provided financing for the transaction. Prior to this event, Marlin Equity Partners had bought XKO, the formerly London Alternative Investment Market ( AIM )-listed business, in 2006. The merged business is expected to have sales of over $50 million (USD), and with its employee base of 300, wil Read More

10 Strategies for Choosing a Mid-market ERP Solution


For a midsized company, finding the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a tall order—but that’s not always a bad thing. Now, big-name vendors are aiming their solutions at small and midsized companies. With a little savvy, you can make this new market dynamic work to your advantage. Leverage the new realities of mid-market ERP by bearing in mind 10 strategies when shopping for an ERP solution. Learn more.

a firm using erp  with PA Consulting Group, a firm that regularly advises customers on adopting ERP and other major applications. Robinson cited Lawson Software, Epicor Software Corp. and Infor as vendors to watch as the dynamics of the market shift. 2. Don't settle for second best Whether your company decides to go with a solution offered up by one of the software giants scouting the midmarket or run with one of the classic vendors dominating this space, don't fall for a solution that amounts to a skinnier version of the Read More

Deacom ERP Software System (version 14.4) for Process ERP Certification Report


Deacom ERP Software System (version 14.4) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing in the 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.

a firm using erp  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

Sage ERP X3 v.6 for Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report


Sage ERP X3 v.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the 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.

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The ERP Ecosystem


Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different key success factors. This article also discusses some challenges that may have an impact on the ERP ecosystem.

a firm using erp  between being hired by a firm and working as an independent consultant. In addition, migrating between vendors and consulting firms is also not unusual. There are several benefits of this mobility. For one, the whole ERP industry benefits, as this human dynamic improves knowledge exchange and transfer. Also, this provides a bigger human resource pool for specific needs of each party in the game. And of course, to the individual professionals, mobility helps them to be better rounded, which aids them in Read More

Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturers in the 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.

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ERP Software Selection Case Study: DCI Cheese Company Manages Rapid Business Growth with Enterprise 21 ERP


To facilitate business expansion, DCI Cheese Company engaged in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) evaluation process to select a system capable of supporting its multiple companies, divisions, and business units—and to provide a single data source for real-time business information and transaction processing. Download this case study to find out why DCI selected TGI's Enterprise 21 ERP.

a firm using erp  evaluation process to select a system capable of supporting its multiple companies, divisions, and business units—and to provide a single data source for real-time business information and transaction processing. Download this case study to find out why DCI selected TGI's Enterprise 21 ERP. Read More

ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics , visit TEC's process ERP evaluation center.

a firm using erp  and discrete ERP? Here's a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management) describes discrete manufacturing as the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers, whereas process manufacturing covers production that adds value by mixing, separating, forming, and/or performing chemical reactions. It may be done in either batch or continuous mode. Now let's look at a few examples. Think about what your company Read More

Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the 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.

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Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Discrete Manufacturing 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.

a firm using erp  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

ERP Upgrades: What's Your Philosophy? 2012 OAUG Survey on Enterprise Application/ERP Suite Upgrade Strategies


Moving to the latest release of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is often perceived as a daunting task. But a new survey of enterprise system managers finds that most ERP upgrade efforts tend to be short in duration, fall within reasonable budgets, and rarely disrupt the business at large. Download this report for detailed survey results tracking enterprise application suite upgrade activity at respondents' businesses.

a firm using erp  is often perceived as a daunting task. But a new survey of enterprise system managers finds that most ERP upgrade efforts tend to be short in duration, fall within reasonable budgets, and rarely disrupt the business at large. Download this report for detailed survey results tracking enterprise application suite upgrade activity at respondents' businesses. Read More

Dynacom ERP (v. 11.3) for ERP for SMB Certification Report


Dynacom Enterprise is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small to medium business (SMB) solutions in the 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.

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