- 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.
- 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 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 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?