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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as...
 

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Connecting Your Executives to the CRM Effort: Becoming (and Remaining) a Data-driven Organization
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Ways of Finding Software Vendors: The Pro’s and Con's


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How the Mining Industry Benefits from ERP Systems


Integrated enterprise resource planning software normalizes the reporting requirements for a mining company’s various departments. This article loosely shows the parallels between the operations in a mining company and those of a manufacturer whose product is sold on store shelves.

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The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement process is key to successful software implementations.

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You Still Need ERP, Even If Naysayers Say You Don’t


After coming across the Forbes article The End Of ERP and quite a few spin-off articles about the imminent death of ERP, I became somewhat concerned about how this topic was being handled by "people in the know" and other IT experts. Here’s my take on it. ERP Exists for a Reason... ERP’s original raison d’être was to integrate core business functional areas and business processes

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Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China?


This article discusses the risks and opportunities related to outsourcing software development to China. It concludes that China, as an outsourcing destination, has different risk exposures in comparison with India. However, going to China may also bring opportunities considering the pressure of further cost reduction that North Americans are facing and the booming domestic demands of the Chinese market.

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A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

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Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article presents a framework to structure and gain maximum mileage out of the RA process.

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Managing Your Suppliers as a Resource


Suppliers are one of your most valuable resources. Unfortunately, Many companies have supplier relationships that are tacitly adversarial. This article discusses how to manage suppliers as a resource-- defining your needs and then engaging your best suppliers to have them suggest innovative ways to develop new customer-supplier business efficiencies.

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RFID in Healthcare--A Whole Industry of Value


This article talks about recent and expected FDA regulations and how RFID can help meet those requirements while improving supply chain performance.

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The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse


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Remote Implementations--Why They Can Make $ense


Everything in the computer industry seems to be going off-shore, why not software implementations? This article looks at reasons why remote implementation of software packages can make both logical and fiscal sense, particularly in the United States. Read on to learn why your organization may want to look at this implementation alternative more closely and not be so quick to dismiss it as a passing fad.

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