- February 28, 2012
New Gartner research advises companies to divide their ERP into three abstraction layers so unwanted changes aren’t carried forward and customizations don’t affect core ERP.
- February 24, 2012
Analysts say companies should take advantage of their ERP migration or upgrade project to redesign key business processes.
- February 23, 2012
A manufacturer and an industry expert offer advice on ERP software selection.
- February 21, 2012
Company wanted carbon reporting for its Epicor 9 ERP system but worried about integration. New vendor partnership with sustainabillity consultant did the trick.
- February 17, 2012
Many manufacturers forego a formal business case in an ERP migration, but skipping this step is a mistake, according to experts.
- 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.