- 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 14, 2016
By challenging AWS for public cloud business and adding SaaS modules for more specialized business needs, Oracle can legitimately claim to have a complete cloud offering.
- 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.
- September 20, 2016
Analyst says data center and network improvements position Oracle IaaS as vendor's platform for the future, though Amazon Web Services far outpaces it in cloud economies of scale.
- 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.
- February 24, 2016
ERP implementation failure is common, according to the experts from Panorama Consulting. Their ERP Boot Camp offered tips on how to keep a project on track and justify benefits.
- February 22, 2016
Some finance chiefs are gearing up for revenue recognition standards. The rules have important implications for companies that sell term licenses for on-premises software.
- February 04, 2016
Gartner Magic Quadrant for ERP for midmarket manufacturing and distribution companies taps SAP and IFS as leaders, Oracle as a challenger and ranks five other vendors.
- January 14, 2016
A new tool enables the creation of 3D PDF documents, supporting model-based enterprise strategies; a report shows mixed results for manufacturing ERP system effectiveness.
- November 25, 2015
Workday highlighted its upcoming budgeting and forecasting software at its Workday Rising conference, where vendors selling similar tools -- some partners -- had exhibits.
- November 19, 2015
Finance leaders at AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah are all using Workday reporting, but the office's branch managers are slow to adopt the software.
- November 19, 2015
Due out early in 2016, the major new release of Microsoft Dynamics AX adds mobile-friendly HTML5 user interface, embedded analytics and Excel macro-like task guides.
- November 12, 2015
Analyst says new Oracle SaaS products and cloud infrastructure developments revealed at OpenWorld conference advance the vendor's plan to become 'the IBM of the 21st century.'
- November 05, 2015
Panorama's ERP implementations report showed that Infor has joined the big three of SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, and that implementation times for Microsoft Dynamics have doubled.
- October 27, 2015
Oracle has added its Manufacturing Cloud and Planning Central Cloud to the SaaS suite for supply chain management. While Oracle touts the move, some analysts are more reserved.
- October 09, 2015
Apple's iPad Pro has many appealing features. Consumers likely will love it, but will it find a place in enterprises?
- October 08, 2015
Cushman & Wakefield aims to reduce costs and fuel rapid growth after replacing 35 general ledger systems and three major HR systems with Workday.
- September 28, 2015
Two companies tried using Apple iPads in the warehouse, and they each had different experiences: one good, one bad. Here is their story.
- September 25, 2015
Software maker BRG couldn't justify traditional on-premises ERP, but a cloud-based ERP system proved to be a perfect choice.
- August 14, 2015
Analysts give Infor the thumbs-up on its acquisition of the cloud commerce vendor GT Nexus, saying it helps it compete with SAP and Oracle.
- August 13, 2015
New FASB revenue rules could mean software companies will need to record revenue earlier, and change accounting for post-contract support services.
- July 09, 2015
In this Q&A, Epicor's CFO talks about FASB, the challenges for a company installing its own ERP software and how acquisitions lead to technology integration needs.
- June 19, 2015
Manufacturer implemented QAD quality management software and tied it to QAD ERP for document control and workflow.
- May 22, 2015
Zuora aims to help providers better understand their subscription customers, while Cornerstone presents predictive analytics and platform as a service.
- May 22, 2015
Businesses such as Apple, Microsoft and Google have risen to the top largely because they're founded on powerful platforms. How can companies that sell products -- like spices or sprinklers -- benefit from the platform model?
- May 08, 2015
Spang, one of five companies to roll out Applications 9 from IFS, says the suite better integrates CRM and offers a tailored view of business.
- April 29, 2015
Financial forecasting software from Host Analytics saves time, improves consistency and accuracy for medical device company.
- April 28, 2015
Despite the hoopla over the IoT, it's still early days for product as a service as manufacturers steer a slow course to new business models.
- April 24, 2015
The 2015 ERP report from Panorama Consulting Solutions also shows SAP outpacing Oracle and Microsoft on buyer shortlists.
- April 22, 2015
Vendors broke new ground in practicality and affordability with these 3-D printers.
- April 17, 2015
Keynote at Inside 3D Printing conference nonetheless met with some skepticism and reliability complaints.
- March 30, 2015
Changepoint PSA improves revenue forecasting and time reporting, but can be complex and challenging for some users.
- March 26, 2015
Zuora's Tyler Sloat shares his CFO strategies for succeeding in the subscription economy.
- March 10, 2015
New encryption controls, launched about a month ago, are among four new product enhancements being offered by Box to boost security in the cloud.
- March 05, 2015
Gentiva saved time, money and labor by replacing Oracle Hyperion with Adaptive Insights CPM software.
- February 26, 2015
Despite drawbacks, 3-D printing will continue to revolutionize design, development and production of unique, low-volume complex parts.
- January 30, 2015
Longtime user says Budget Maestro is much easier to use than Microsoft Excel for BP&F but needs better formatting for printed reports.
- January 27, 2015
Phenix Energy Group says it will use Information Builders BI software for performance management, forecasting and process improvement.
- January 20, 2015
Amid security fears, many CFOs remain cautious about replacing their on-premises financial systems even in the face of major issues they have with existing systems.
- January 06, 2015
Radisys was able to sync plans with China manufacturer after integrating SAP ERP with Steelwedge S&OP and E2open's E2 PR in a hybrid cloud system.
- December 18, 2014
OpenSymmetry says cloud-based financials and professional services automation help it deliver projects more efficiently and profitably.
- December 01, 2014
Anaplan submitted the winning bid to Auction.com for a system that forecasts real estate sales and expenses on the cloud.
- November 19, 2014
In a Workday Rising Q&A, the data scientists behind Workday's new predictive analytics apps talk shop about machine learning and the challenges of categorization.
- November 03, 2014
In a Q&A, Dave Murray summarizes takeaways from a BPI Network survey that polled dozens of executives on their budgeting and forecasting challenges -- and how technology can help.
- October 14, 2014
Machine intelligence isn't a new concept, but now it's becoming less science fiction and more of a reality. Companies should understand and prepare for the growing role of smart machines in IT and business operations.
- September 17, 2014
Infor rolls out Infor Xi and four new cloud applications at Inforum 2014, but users are unsure how -- or whether -- to move off their ERPs.
- September 08, 2014
Analysts impressed with how in-memory technology allows merging of real-time HR, financial and third-party data.
- April 14, 2014
Learn what Infor's recently announced CloudSuite hosted applications could mean for the cloud ERP market.
- April 11, 2014
In this news roundup, learn about Staples' 3-D printing services, Sage's new Payment Processing option and Tesla's plans for its Gigafactory.
- March 28, 2014
In this news roundup, learn about the first 3-D printed skull transplant, Infor's new CloudSuite and the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium.
- March 05, 2014
Inexpensive consumer-grade devices are gradually opening the door to new use cases for mobile warehouse management.
- January 27, 2014
Experts expect cloud finance technology to accelerate as more CFOs get comfortable with moving financials -- even ERP -- to the cloud.
- January 06, 2014
CIO says replacing Oracle system with the GigaSpaces in-memory database grid in the cloud enables real-time analytics and agile product development.
- December 17, 2013
Self-service portals best route to improving distribution customer service, a new study shows.
- August 23, 2013
According to experts, the Oracle-NetSuite partnership fills an HR gap for NetSuite and gives Oracle a foothold in the midmarket.
- August 23, 2013
What does the current Infor ERP product strategy look like? Find out in this Q&A.
- August 23, 2013
Robert Kugel lists five major issues that can arise when finance departments use Microsoft Excel for processes it wasn't designed to handle.
- August 16, 2013
A new IDC Manufacturing Insights report shows that corporate app store adoption rates are low, but are poised to take off.