- February 14, 2012
Red flags include insupportable maintenance costs, inability to meet users’ needs and the imminent loss of vendor support.
- February 10, 2012
When Ace Hardware went looking for a way to integrate its financials and order processing systems, it decided going with Oracle was too risky.
- February 10, 2012
Successful S&OP software projects are far more about fostering cultural and organizational change than addressing technical challenges, experts say.
- February 08, 2012
Financial management applications are essential in any enterprise IT strategy -- but integration with other business software is critical, experts say.
- February 06, 2012
A clear mobile strategy will determine the right questions to ask hardware vendors, software developers and service providers, consultants say.
- January 31, 2012
Green manufacturing goes deeper than reporting with the right tools for tracking environmental compliance across the supply chain.
- January 24, 2012
Define business needs before falling under the spell of the latest and greatest mobile ERP and BI hardware.
- January 20, 2012
Rather than system-to-system integration issues, companies embarking on S&OP are likely to face challenges in data quality and data governance.
- January 10, 2012
Manufacturers need a solid IT foundation to support mobile ERP and BI applications, according to experts. It’s no surprise that key areas to focus on initially are data management and security.
- January 06, 2012
Companies are implementing S&OP processes that link financial performance to traditional demand-supply balancing, shifting the focus beyond operations to strategic business planning.
- January 05, 2012
What procurement processes should be integrated with core ERP and where does it make less sense? Gartner analyst Deborah Wilson explains what companies need to know about procurement integration.
- January 03, 2012
What’s on the horizon for manufacturing IT in 2012? Industry experts offer their predictions.
- December 23, 2011
Maturing technologies could accelerate adoption of enterprise mobility in manufacturing organizations in the coming year.
- December 20, 2011
2011 saw growing interest in social media and mobile ERP as well as BI and cloud computing to meet challenges of global supply chains.
- December 13, 2011
One small manufacturer is mulling over which much-loved customizations to ditch as it prepares to migrate to a newer version of its ERP software.