- September 26, 2019
Infor talked up AI, machine learning and embedded RPA as intelligent tools that will help make ERP projects more successful. But do customers need features like these?
- September 25, 2019
Infor wants to take SAP head-on. At Inforum 2019, Infor executives described SAP's push to migrate customers to SAP S/4HANA by 2025 as an opportunity to do just that.
- September 20, 2019
Oracle announced a host of new features for EPM, ERP and HCM clouds, including machine learning OCR and new jobs for the Oracle bot, and a new UX.
- September 18, 2019
IoT applications for manufacturing and supply chain don't require 5G networks to send small packets of data. Sigfox believes they're better suited for a 0G network.
- September 17, 2019
The Oracle ERP Cloud is increasing its use of digital assistants. These systems will interact with AI-type systems to help move the conversation along.
- August 29, 2019
Madhav Durbha's take on the evolving supply chain landscape includes a warning: Organizations will need to address the growing skills gap it is creating.
- August 22, 2019
Charles Phillips moved from Infor CEO to become chairman of the board of directors. He has been replaced by CFO Kevin Samuelson. Analysts believe recent revenue results may be behind the moves.
- August 14, 2019
With updates to Infor Concierge, the vendor intends to improve customer access to Infor ERP services and products to expedite the problem-solving process.
- August 12, 2019
Interest in deploying ERP systems to the cloud continued to increase in 2019, but deployments may be slowed by misunderstanding and uncertainty about vendor roadmaps and costs.
- August 06, 2019
Vendor Management is a cloud-based software designed to help businesses manage their vendors and vendors' employees. It lets users track payments, store files, see invoices and more.
- August 05, 2019
Drug manufacturers can collaborate with customers, suppliers and contract manufacturers on the TraceLink Network, and build applications on the new TraceLink Digital Network Platform.
- July 25, 2019
IFS and Acumatica now share the same corporate ownership with EQT Partners, which creates the potential for the two ERP companies to collaborate on technology and business resources.
- July 24, 2019
The Seattle Sounders FC's finance department is testing new anomaly detection capabilities in Adaptive Insights, but it also wants to see external data used to probe anomalies.
- July 19, 2019
Here's how cannabis products manufacturer Papa & Barkley uses cloud-based MRP software from MRPeasy to manage its production and inventory processes in a highly regulated industry.
- June 20, 2019
EQT Partners, which owns ERP vendor IFS, has acquired Acumatica, another ERP vendor. Both firms will be working together, sharing leadership and expertise in hope of each broadening market share.
- June 06, 2019
Released as part of Honeywell's new Enterprise Performance Management for Operations Technology category, Honeywell Forge for Buildings is available now.
- May 30, 2019
A substantial majority of ERP customers are satisfied with their ERP vendors, according to a new report from Panorama Consulting. But whether they're realizing the benefits of ERP implementations remains unclear.
- May 29, 2019
An SAP ERP implementation at cosmetic maker Revlon disrupted some operations. After the news came out, the company's stock price suffered. Now, investors are suing.
- May 24, 2019
While there won't be a 3D printer in every home any time soon, here's a look at three machines that were on display at the Rapid + TCT 3D printing industry tradeshow and are having an effect on manufacturing.
- May 22, 2019
Specialized production manufacturing drives 3D printing in three industries, but prototyping will remain the key use case in more mainstream applications.
- May 15, 2019
Sage has released the Production Management module for its cloud-connected ERP Sage 100cloud. The new module is designed to give users visibility into the production process.
- May 15, 2019
Rather than technical challenges, building the business networks and hammering out governance and rules of engagement are the toughest hurdles to blockchain-enabled ERP.
- May 03, 2019
Protecting jobs, not replacing people with automation, was an ERP system upgrade requirement by the Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It wanted efficiency without job loss.
- May 02, 2019
ERP projects are notorious for cost overruns and delays. That was the experience of the Manatee School District, which ran into major problems.
- April 30, 2019
Epicor's newly released iScala 3.3 SMB ERP software update includes new reporting and analytics features, a revamped user interface and expanded localizations.
- April 26, 2019
Companies can avoid litigation caused by unsuccessful ERP implementations by defining requirements at the start of a project, according to ERP consultant Brooks Hilliard.
- April 18, 2019
Epicor users will soon be able to talk to or text their ERP systems through Epicor Virtual Agent, a new AI-based voice command UI that promises to improve productivity.
- April 15, 2019
Thanks to an acquisition, Del Monte Foods' IT had both on-premises and hosted systems, which proved costly and inflexible. It has since moved its IT systems to AWS.
- April 04, 2019
NetSuite customers will get a lot of the same tech that Oracle customers on other platforms are getting. This includes Oracle Autonomous Database and its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service.
- April 01, 2019
Companies that want to experience digital transformation success should focus more on culture and less on technology, according to a panel at the recent Digital Transformation Conference in Boston.
- March 29, 2019
An airline reservation system outage created long lines for travelers and raised questions about whether Sabre's uptime goals are achievable. They may not be.
- March 25, 2019
AI will create more jobs than it will destroy, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said. One area that may be improved by AI is customer service, which suffers from high turnover in call centers.
- March 21, 2019
At its user conference in Las Vegas, Oracle demonstrated how voice can now be used to conduct complex business actions, including financial ERP transactions.
- March 14, 2019
At IDC Directions 2019, IDC's Meredith Whalen said digital transformation at the project level is a recipe for failure. Companies need a more holistic approach that puts culture first.
- March 12, 2019
SAP continues to lead the tier 1 ERP market, according to Panorama Consulting's Clash of the Titans 2019 report. But disruption is never far from sight, with Oracle and Microsoft trailing just behind and Infor continuing to make gains.
- February 25, 2019
Oracle is being sued over a $4.5 million ERP project that did not go according to plan. That's a common problem with ERP installations, according to a new study.
- January 17, 2019
Infor customers may get new product capabilities from a $1.5 billion investment by Golden Gate Capital and an investment arm of Koch Industries.
- December 19, 2018
Cloud-based ERP or not? Based on the number of stories that appeared in our top 10 for 2018 list, CIOs seem to be asking the question.
- December 11, 2018
MillerCoors and IT services firm HCL have reached an 'amicable' agreement regarding the brewer's $100 million ERP implementation lawsuit over an SAP project.
- December 06, 2018
ERP managers are finding more reasons to turn to high-performance computing to improve the performance of big data analysis and machine learning models.
- October 25, 2018
Textron IT and finance leaders said the company only trusted cloud for nonessentials until aging systems made the move to SaaS ERP inevitable.
- October 24, 2018
A logistics heavyweight is in year three of a five-year plan to consolidate PeopleSoft and SAP systems on Oracle ERP Cloud and Analytics Cloud and absorb corporate acquisitions.
- October 23, 2018
Financials, supply chain, HR and recruiting all see automation boost from intelligent process automation and machine learning across integrated Oracle SaaS suite.
- September 28, 2018
'Bad data' circulating through a company's ERP environment will likely cause interfaces to fail. Learn how one business leader is cleaning things up.
- August 15, 2018
A new survey by ABI Research indicates that manufacturers will move IIoT systems from public cloud to hybrid systems as more storage and processing can be done at the device level.
- July 31, 2018
ERP security is in trouble, according to a new report. Many ERP systems connected to the internet are insecure, and users are lagging in installing updates.
- June 12, 2018
Workday says its acquisition of Adaptive Insights, a financial planning and modeling system, will save it two years of development time.
- June 07, 2018
A migration can cost millions, but Oracle believes its new automation and integration tools can significantly reduce the cost of ERP system migrations to the cloud.
- May 21, 2018
Analysts, users tout CLM's risk management and revenue benefits at event by Apttus, maker of a 'middle office' repository for managing contracts across ERP, CRM and departments.
- May 09, 2018
Having earlier laid the foundation with Oracle Autonomous Database, the vendor unveiled self-driving, self-repairing tools for application development, analytics and integration.
- May 01, 2018
Financial management software vendors FinancialForce, Vena Solutions and Model N have made recent moves to upgrade products, add third-party integrations or accelerate innovation.
- April 30, 2018
The Rapid+TCT 3D printing conference shows new developments in machines, materials and digital systems may fuel growth as an industrial manufacturing option.
- April 20, 2018
Tyler Technologies, a firm solely focused on government verticals and public sector ERP, has added data-as-a-service capability by acquiring Socrata.
- April 18, 2018
ERP implementation projects may be IT's most challenging, something the city of Santa Fe, N.M., found out. City officials needed a fix and considered three options.
- March 23, 2018
Blockchain is gaining ground in the supply chain and financial services, according to IDC, and other third-platform technologies are enabling the digitization of the economy.
- February 23, 2018
ERP news briefs: Model N adapts its revenue management to include subscription, outcome-based, risk sharing, as well as physical product, pricing. Priority Software aims at U.S.
- February 15, 2018
Cloud services can boost the nation's productivity by making advanced tech widely available. The cloud will be the major conduit to AI and other tools, a new report says.
- February 01, 2018
Office Depot believes it's possible to run its HCM, EPM and supply chain on the Oracle ERP Cloud without customizations. The retailer says it will save money and headaches. Analysts agree.
- January 15, 2018
Private, nonprofit colleges are discovering they can reduce back-office IT costs by working together. Novel approaches are emerging to reduce the financial drain of ERP systems.
- December 05, 2017
An SAP deployment at National Grid allegedly was botched, leading to missing paychecks and unpaid invoices. The utility is suing a contractor, Wipro, which called the allegations baseless.
- November 30, 2017
FinancialForce has made two major changes to its platform: It has turned to ADP for core HR services, and has integrated Salesforce's AI capability called Einstein.
- November 29, 2017
Bsquare survey indicates most companies are happy with IIoT but haven't seen full benefits; Plex survey shows the 4th Industrial Revolution is happening now, enabled by the cloud.
- November 17, 2017
Atlanta's Oracle ERP migration faced two paths: partial on premises or full cloud. Feature improvements helped to sell Oracle's cloud, but Oracle's pricing made it inevitable.
- November 13, 2017
At the CPO Rising Summit, procurement experts discussed how procurement and supply chain will involve technologies like blockchain and AI, but some are skeptical this will happen soon.
- October 06, 2017
Oracle OpenWorld 2017 panelists describe moves from legacy systems and share lessons on what, for some, was first true use of ERP for integrated financials, sales and supply chain.
- October 05, 2017
No role of the dice: Caesars Entertainment's move from decades-old green screens to Oracle ERP Cloud could only succeed after meticulous project planning and change management.
- October 05, 2017
Oracle makes a major push for machine learning on its cloud platform, including the Oracle Database, but how does the trendy technology compare to rivals?
- July 28, 2017
Sage says the move will boost its cloud financial management software and U.S. presence. Analysts think it's a good technology move but are unsure about the market impact.
- July 27, 2017
PwC names supply chain disruption among three areas of uncertainty; data aggregation and skills gap are challenges to IoT adoption, according to new survey of IEEE members.
- July 26, 2017
Analyst Jon Reed says Infor AI push compares favorably to SAP and Oracle moves, especially in making enterprise apps more conversational, but on-premises ERP data presents challenges.
- July 12, 2017
With Coleman, Infor joins a growing trend to use artificial intelligence to automate common tasks and gain insight from data locked in ERP and e-commerce systems.
- May 15, 2017
The era of 3D printing and additive manufacturing may be just around the corner, but the industry needs to coalesce for it to grow to scale, according to panel at Rapid + TCT conference.
- May 12, 2017
Shawnee State University in Ohio is implementing Oracle cloud software for financials, HR and student information to help staff become more effective and to improve services.
- April 20, 2017
Companies are struggling to deal with data, tools and testing when attempting to comply with a sweeping new accounting standard that provides a uniform way to recognize revenue.
- March 20, 2017
Gartner Magic Quadrant finds plenty of room for growth in market for cloud-based strategic sourcing application suites that can provide increased productivity and cost savings.
- March 08, 2017
After the Trump administration suspended the Department of Labor fiduciary rule, uncertainty about tighter regulation of retirement plan providers could affect HR tech planning.
- February 27, 2017
Research indicates IT compensation rose for most certified and noncertified skills in 2016. The market for IoT services is expected to double to $18 billion by 2020.
- February 22, 2017
Increasingly, SMBs are gaining benefits from digital business transformation efforts, but implementation is tougher than expected, according to a new IDC survey.
- January 31, 2017
Unit4 ERP is strong in Europe, but the company wants to grow in North America with sibling FinancialForce.com. It may challenge SAP and Oracle one day, but that will take time.
- January 16, 2017
Epicor acquires docSTAR and pushes its automated AP and ECM applications for manufacturing customers; IoT spending going up for manufacturing, according to IDC report.
- January 10, 2017
Oracle, Anaplan, Tagetik, IBM and Adaptive Insights lead the pack in an evaluation of EPM software that examines functional capabilities and market presence of significant vendors.
- October 28, 2016
Analytics expertise is widespread in operational realms such as manufacturing and HR. Finance data science must be a priority for CFOs to secure a place at the planning table.
- October 27, 2016
One CFO found salvation in consolidating financials on cloud ERP, while others point to collaboration and workflow tools to coordinate the financial close.
- October 06, 2016
Rondy Ng, Oracle senior vice president, calls SaaS ERP a 'full suite' and details the thinking that went into designing a standardized cloud platform that allows some configurability.
- September 26, 2016
Stratasys introduces new 3D printing technology demonstrators designed to bolster parts manufacturing for automotive and aerospace; IQMS unveils data backup to Oracle Cloud.
- August 31, 2016
Augmented reality and voice recognition are just two of the HMI tools that could help make factory automation more humane and fun -- not to mention profitable.
- July 29, 2016
Industry watchers say the NetSuite acquisition by Oracle provides a needed platform for SaaS ERP applications aimed at the SMB market, but questions remain about overall strategy.
- July 22, 2016
In a Q&A, Lisa Pope identifies which industries and product bases are migrating, and details the routes to the Infor cloud, including a recently consolidated service group.
- July 15, 2016
At its 2016 user conference, Infor featured the Lift and Shift program, which the company hopes will get legacy on-premises customers to move to the cloud.
- June 30, 2016
In this podcast, ERP implementation consultant Bill Baumann of Panorama Consulting reveals how companies can use a good communication plan to avoid failure in implementing ERP.
- June 23, 2016
Gartner Magic Quadrant for strategic corporate performance management software selects Oracle, SAP, IBM and Adaptive Insights as leaders and ranks 12 other vendors.
- May 31, 2016
Forrester flags six breakout vendors in SaaS business applications that have high growth, solid financial backing, proven technology and the ability to support large enterprises.
- May 16, 2016
IoT-enhanced field service software could be a beachhead for augmented reality in the enterprise, but it won't happen without a massive effort in the back office.
- April 22, 2016
Though smaller this year, the New York conference was loaded with the desktop 3D printers that are driving innovation in a growing market. Here's a rundown on five that stood out.
- April 19, 2016
Workday is providing predictive analytics to help in collection of bills and scorecards for managing employees and projects, while Zuora is upgrading with big data analytics.
- April 19, 2016
Industry expert Terry Wohlers said the state of the 3D printing industry is strong, with investment from large corporations and new innovations leading the way.
- April 12, 2016
The digital business transformation is steadily making its way to manufacturing, but an expert panel advises that strong leadership is needed to reach full potential.
- March 24, 2016
Analyst firm says third-platform technologies, such as IoT, will grow quickly on a massive scale to drive digital transformation, and businesses must be ready.
- March 16, 2016
The latest release of the Epicor ERP platform includes enhanced features for international business, new mobile access and cloud deployment options.
- March 04, 2016
The success of ERP projects depends on organizational change management, the right ERP software selection and executive buy-in, says a panel of ERP experts.