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The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

old erp maintenance  Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? Introduction I recently had the privilege to sit with a group of about a dozen IT executives. What they shared was a common ERP system. Most people would think their ERP system was old (it was introduced in the 80's and the average length of time that these companies had been using the product was approximately eight years). Over the last few years, most of the individuals in the group had faced the issue of replacing their existing ERP system (see Read More...
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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

old erp maintenance  things were done the old, manual way . An application does not meet the business requirements . One extreme example would be too feature rich (i.e., complex) system that all but overwhelms the customer. Outside consultants who do not truly understand the business then have to figure out how the package should be mapped to the business processes. This often means automating the current, likely non-optimized business processes in a manner of digitizing the dinosaur . Not to mention the significance of Read More...
What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization

old erp maintenance  for it (see The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? ). Even then, members of the group thought that they were paying too much for the value of the S&M they were receiving. They believed that either the vendors should give them more value (their preference at the time) or that they should pay less for the vendors' support services. Another option these executives suggested was that they be allowed to pick and choose from the menu of available S&M items. This last option was, in Read More...
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

old erp maintenance  related information, see The Old ERP Dilemma— Should We Install the New Release? . Challenges of Licensing Contracts Therefore, while almost every major application provider has attempted to create the perfect bundle of features to attack the mid-market and tap into the billions in potential revenue (see Looking for Software— The Expectations of Small to Mid-Sized Enterprise ), the problem typically lies less with the product's features and functions, but more often with the vendors' licensing Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release?
If you have an older ERP system, and you have decided to continue to pay maintenance, you should be getting periodic releases from the vendor. The frequency of

old erp maintenance  Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release? What To Know Before You Even Think About It    Before you even start to decide on taking the release, you need to understand some of the realities set by the vendor. Most vendors have a policy about how long they support an old release, but with most, the practice does not follow the policy. You need to probe beyond the policy statement to find out the truth. Remember that the vendor wants you to continue to pay maintenance and if they stop Read More...
The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 3: Selection of ERP Software
The third and final part of the path to ERP for small businesses series describes the software selection stage, including the dos and don’ts during vendor

old erp maintenance  while still using the old one. • Get feedback from users on what’s missing and what could be improved in the new system and communicate it to the vendor. • Keep track of the steps required during the implementation and take corrective actions when important actions are not done on time. • Make sure the entire data you need to function properly gets imported before even considering going live—sometimes, it is better to delay the live date than to fix problems later. Conclusion There are no Read More...
Sage ERP X3 v.6 for Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 v.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the ERP Evaluation Center. The

old erp maintenance  ERP X3 v.6 for Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report Sage ERP X3 v.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution 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 Read More...
Welcome to ERP Showdown: Infor ERP LN 6.1 vs. Epicor Vantage vs. Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions
I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. With enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems being the information backbone of the organization, we

old erp maintenance  to ERP Showdown: Infor ERP LN 6.1 vs. Epicor Vantage vs. Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions ERP Showdown: Infor ERP LN 6.1 vs. Epicor Vantage vs. Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC's Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown features Infor ERP LN 6.1 vs. Epicor Vantage vs. Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions in a head-to-head comparison across the full range of discrete ERP functionality. I hope you find this Showdown helpful and informative, and 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

old erp maintenance  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...
Sage ERP X3
Sage ERP X3 provides medium-sized businesses with fully integrated functionality in all areas of business for accounting and financial management, purchasing

old erp maintenance  ERP X3 Sage ERP X3 provides medium-sized businesses with fully integrated functionality in all areas of business for accounting and financial management, purchasing, inventory, sales, customer relationship management (CRM), and manufacturing. It offers both standard management features and in-depth process customization capabilities. The result is a range of configured offerings that covers the standard requirements of several industries, and is also adaptable to the needs of specific organizations: 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

old erp maintenance  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...
Become an ERP Sleuth: Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor
If your company is investing time and money in a new manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to increase competitiveness and operational

old erp maintenance  an ERP Sleuth: Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor If your company is investing time and money in a new manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to increase competitiveness and operational efficiency, you’ll need to research ERP vendors to find the best fit for your company. This white paper offers six tips for evaluating potential ERP partners. Read More...
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

old erp maintenance  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 Read More...

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