- 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.
- December 09, 2011
An ERP expert analyzes a survey of two-tier ERP implementations and offers advice on planning, integrating and standardizing multiple ERP systems across business units.
- December 08, 2011
Deciding between ERP and best-of-breed procurement software can be a tough challenge for manufacturers. Asking the right questions can make things easier, according to experts.
- December 02, 2011
Panorama Consulting’s study of 2,000 ERP deployments found that thorough planning and communication are common themes in ERP change management best practices.
- November 30, 2011
Mobile ERP networks are creating new security concerns for IT. Experts say keeping a close eye on employee devices is the first step in alleviating these concerns.
- November 23, 2011
Research firm ARC Advisory Group also says more manufacturers are using PLM-based social media along with improved PLM-MES integration and three-dimensional simulation.
- November 22, 2011
Manufacturing execution systems are critical to some manufacturers’ production operations. But many MES systems are outdated or poorly integrated with ERP, prompting their owners to wonder if it’s time for a replacement.
- November 21, 2011
People issues can get in the way of keeping a legacy ERP system. Some users want a slick new system; some never want to change. Companies must deal with both.