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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

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement


An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision.

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Standardizing on One ERP System in a Multi-division Enterprise


In an enterprise with multiple operating divisions, should the enterprise standardize on a single set of software? Recent broadening of major ERP products’ scope and the advent of Web-based product architecture may tempt corporations to consider deploying this concept. Although the enterprise can generate many benefits from standardization, they may also create other issues that often result in disruptions.

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Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System


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PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise—including field sales and technical staff—and closely manage the entire supply chain. It includes a business intelligence (BI) analytics tool that can help employees analyze data, interpret trends, and make decisions based on the most up-to-date information. PRONTO-Xi includes fully integrated business functionality covering: accounting, sales orders (SOs) and purchase orders (POs), customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse management systems (WMS), electronic data interchange (EDI), retail point-of-sale (POS), facilities management (FM), manufacturing resource planning (MRP), supply chain management (SCM), and other related functions. PRONTO-Xi runs on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems (OSs), and includes built-in mobile and Internet technology.

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Integrating All Information Assets Part Three: What Constitutes Integration?


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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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Hyperion System 9


Hyperion System 9 is a flexible business performance management (BPM) system integrating a modular suite of financial management applications with the most comprehensive business intelligence (BI) capabilities for reporting and analysis. It increases user productivity, lowers cost of ownership, and reduces business risk. Hyperion System 9 BI+ is the industry’s most comprehensive BI platform, and supports all types of reporting and analysis through a personalized, intuitive, and interactive thin-client workspace. Hyperion System 9 Applications+ is a modular suite of integrated financial software management applications for managers, analysts, and executives who need to gain visibility into performance, improve forecast accuracy, and respond to changing market conditions. Hyperion System 9 Data Management Services is a family of products for managing financial and operational data, metadata, master data, and financial data quality associated with BPM deployments. It is the enabling data infrastructure layer that allows organizations to align data governance and BPM strategies and manage all forms of BPM information. Hyperion System 9 Data Management Services empowers business users to take part in managing their information, while enabling IT organizations to manage processes and enforce business policies. Hyperion System 9 Foundation Services makes it easy to manage, scale, and deploy BPM across all departments, applications, business units, and locations.

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