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Podcast: What the Revolution in ERP for Distribution Means to Your Organization
Today, globalization is becoming a way of business. With big-box retailers, supplier relationship management (SRM) has become an important component in how

groundswell revolution  have gotten that same groundswell from the bottom up. It's really coming from the top down. The good side of that is compliance, and compliance in the sense thatmaybe compliance isn't the greatest wordcollaboration, where there's consensus in some of the standardizationsthose types of things, they have forced the compliance. Using Wal-Mart as another example, either you do or you don't supply to us. What that's done, though, for the next level down, is really force them to look at the automation tools tha

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groundswell revolution  on social networks entitled Groundswell  that really made me think. Namely, enterprise software vendors keep spending hefty money on traditional marketing channels such as press releases (PR’s), testimonials, case studies, white papers, analysts, etc., where they keep bragging about their offerings in a one-way-street manner. Ironically, according to the ex-Forrester’s analysts that wrote “Groundswell,” these freebee social networks can create more credible opinions of connected users of produc Read More

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groundswell revolution  2014—Why Open Source ERP? xTuple, an award winning open source ERP vendor, recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. xTuple’s mission is stated simply: “To help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.” The conference brought together a global community of open source technologists and ERP users to learn, collaborate, and innovate. There were a number of to Read More

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