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Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Four: Market Impact Continued
While competitive costs (low and flexible software license pricing and implementation costs) and outstanding global service (proven fast implementations and

analyzing erp tool  MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Four: Market Impact Continued Event Summary For the last several months MAPICS has shown both the signs of significant changes and the persistence of a number of its historically recognizable invariant tenets of operation. Following the acquisition of its former competitor, Frontstep , (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ), MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX) became possibly the largest global provider of extended enterprise applications for solving Read More

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Thermoforming Company Starts ERP/MES Project with IQMS
C.W. Thomas, Philadelphia-based manufacturer of vacuum/pressure formed products, and IQMS, vendor of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing

analyzing erp tool  the selection: along with analyzing the available functionality, it looked for a knowledgeable industry-specific vendor with credible customer references and a reasonably low total cost of ownership for the product. As a result, the IQMS solutions were selected. It's also worth mentioning that, according to Robert Brennan, vice president of operations at C.W. Thomas, the company deliberately excluded two other IQMS competitors from the software shortlist because they offered overabundant functionality Read More
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

analyzing erp tool  of external consultants by analyzing product specifications and identifying ERP solutions that are being used by peer companies. Once a few packages are shortlisted, the respective vendors can be contacted for presentations and demonstrations. Conduct extensive research on shortlisted ERP packages. The selection committee should gather more information about shortlisted packages through independent industry experts, user reviews, and research agencies. These channels provide analyses and comparison Read More
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

analyzing erp tool  customer service. By continually analyzing demand patterns and inventory turns, the point of postponement can be changed over time to achieve the optimal balance between efficiency and responsiveness. A modern, agile enterprise application will include all of the necessary tools to handle these multiple modes. Apart from ensuring that they have the proper enabling technology, manufacturers will need to carefully analyze the demand patterns for their finished goods and divide them into MTS and MTO. Click Read More
Three Ways ERP Can Help Manage Risk and Prevent Fraud
If enterprise resource planning (ERP) isn't properly implemented to manage risk, your organization may face loss due to fraud or other hazards. Take advantage

analyzing erp tool  during the implementation process. Analyzing business risk during this critical time, and configuring the application to manage those risks, can prevent accidental and deliberate loss down the road. Moreover, these same risk management measures, once put in place, can also help you document your processes, risk management, and regulatory compliance. About the Author Tom Schiesl, partner with Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP consulting practice, has been with the firm since 2003, and leads the Compliance Read More
Four Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages
If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this white paper, we

analyzing erp tool  Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this white paper, we’ll provide you with four good reasons for making this move, and how to get around the various organizational barriers to doing so. Read More
Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?
For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you

analyzing erp tool  It Time to Purchase a New ERP? For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More
ERP in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy
Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have

analyzing erp tool  in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance. Read More
Don’t Forget to Factor In Mobile ERP When Selecting a New ERP System
A 2011 study of mid-market manufacturers sought to understand the nature of demand for mobile access to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise

analyzing erp tool  Forget to Factor In Mobile ERP When Selecting a New ERP System With the proliferation of smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile computing devices—and the associated increase in applications designed for them—the obvious question is when users of enterprise solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP) will be able to access company-wide solutions from their mobile devices in meaningful ways. In mid-2011, as IFS prepared for the release of IFS Touch Apps , its mobile ERP Read More
35 Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask About ERP Software in the Cloud
Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system monitors the status and progress of the business drivers that determine the profitability of your business. And

analyzing erp tool  Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask About ERP Software in the Cloud Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system monitors the status and progress of the business drivers that determine the profitability of your business. And as CFO, you have more insight into the balance of all those business drivers than anyone in the organization. But given that the shift to cloud-based business technology has started, is cloud-based ERP the right choice for your organization? Let us help you decide. Read More
ERP: Justifying the Cost
Many benefits accrue from deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Many of these are tangible or quantifiable in nature; you can calculate the

analyzing erp tool  Justifying the Cost Many benefits accrue from deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Many of these are tangible or quantifiable in nature; you can calculate the savings immediately. However, other benefits may not be quantified so easily, but they are also important. This whitepaper looks at both tangible and intangible benefits of deploying an ERP solution and attempts to give you good justification for the costs involved. Read More
Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies
ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should

analyzing erp tool  Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Featured Author - Bill Friend* - April 24, 2004 Overview After companies purchase an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system they may discover that the ERP software fails to provide all of the functionality their business requires. These shortfalls have been characterized as fatal flaws . If a company uncovers a fatal flaw in their ERP Read More
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

analyzing erp tool  Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market, What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? , we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Five or so of the largest leading vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, while the second Read More
ERP Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 2: ERP Key Success Factors
ERP systems, in fact, are devised to operate by codifying a set of business processes and employees have to learn the whys, wheres and whos of the business

analyzing erp tool  Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 2: ERP Key Success Factors ERP Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 2: ERP Key Success Factors P.J. Jakovljevic - August 29, 2001 Executive Summary  What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses' vaults and largely inaccessible to the mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many Read More
Future Tech: Where Will ERP Be in Two Years?
Many ERP systems are deeply entrenched in organizations, and their core technologies are mature. And yet ERP is in a state of flux. The ERP system of the future

analyzing erp tool  Tech: Where Will ERP Be in Two Years? Many ERP systems are deeply entrenched in organizations, and their core technologies are mature. And yet ERP is in a state of flux. The ERP system of the future promises to be simpler, more accessible, and easier to use, shaped by trends that only recently began taking hold. Download this concise executive brief to get an expert's take on what's next for ERP, in clear, easy-to-read language. Read More

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