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Demystifying ERP Software Selection for Midsize Manufacturers is Focus of New Buyer’s Guide from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)
The TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide speaks to the business challenges manufacturers face and provides insight on how to sift through the

flexprocess cons  ERP Software Selection for Midsize Manufacturers is Focus of New Buyer’s Guide from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) The TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide reviews emerging ERP technology trends that can benefit manufacturers—if they adopt the right ones. Montreal, Canada (May 27, 2014) — Though enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has been around for decades, selecting the right one continues to overwhelm manufacturers. In fact, as midsize manufacturers

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Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System?


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flexprocess cons  You Add New Life To an Old ERP System? Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System? Featured Author - * William R. Friend - October 31, 2003 Introduction Recently, TEC featured an article by Olin Thompson titled, The 'Old ERP' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on which discussed options available to companies who want to add business functionality to their Old ERP systems. Certainly, there are many options now available in new business functionality that run the gamut from Supply Chain Planning (SCP) to Read More

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During briefings with small ERP vendors, I often hear the argument that they are more flexible and can better respond to their customers’ needs than larger vendors. The ultimate example: “You can even talk to the CEO if you need to.” But would you want to? Bypassing the usual workflows and calling the CEO (this actually really happens) may not be a recipe for the best technical support ever.

flexprocess cons  with Smaller ERP Vendors: The Pros and the Cons During briefings with small ERP vendors, I often hear the argument that they are more flexible and can better respond to their customers’ needs than larger vendors. The ultimate example: “You can even talk to the CEO if you need to.” But would you want to? Bypassing the usual workflows and calling the CEO (this actually really happens) may not be a recipe for the best technical support ever. Besides, from my experience working with and for small Read More

How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs


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Software Selection: A Third Alternative Part One: The Buyer’s Perspective


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The Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP


While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. But that is changing. This white paper discusses the advantages of a SaaS environment for ERP and argues that the cost savings can be substantial.

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Outsourcing-The Pros and Cons


Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “is it good for us” angle—where “us” is the American people or the national economy. But how about you? Is it good for your organization? I’m interested in your current perspective on outsourcing—please let me know what you think by responding to the poll at the

flexprocess cons  The Pros and Cons Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “ is it good for us ” angle—where “us” is the American people or the national economy. But how about you? Is it good for your organization? I’m interested in your current perspective on outsourcing—please let me know what you think by responding to the poll at the bottom of this blog post. I’ll let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst, Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

flexprocess cons  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More

How Retailers are Answering the Call of Mobile Shopping


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What Plant-level Systems Can Do for the Enterprise Market


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Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises


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flexprocess cons  Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises The origins of open source and closed source software solutions have different philosophies. The closed source methodology is in most cases practiced by companies which refer to their code as a business secret. In this way they protect their work from piracy and from copycats. The other crucial distinction is that this software is developed to satisfy market requirements. Part One Read More

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