- 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.
- 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.
- March 05, 2014
Inexpensive consumer-grade devices are gradually opening the door to new use cases for mobile warehouse management.
- 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.
- 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 20, 2013
Steeped in finance and IT, Shyam Desigan, of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, taps big data analytics to return bottom lines to profitability.
- June 24, 2013
On top of mobile Internet, consulting firm also cites cloud and genomics among 12 trends that can reconfigure economies, business and everyday life.
- April 11, 2013
At the Boston IBM Finance Forum, one expert urged finance professionals to adopt a rolling forecast model to replace slow and broken processes.
- March 22, 2013
Expert Matthew Littlefield explains how these long-used efficiency measures can support real-time visibility in manufacturing.
- January 16, 2013
The eventual conversion of U.S. GAAP to IFRS requires preparation for changes to your ERP systems. Here are 11 tips to get you started.
- January 10, 2013
Despite ERP support, experts are no longer sure U.S. firms will ever be required to meet IFRS rules.
- December 05, 2012
RedPrairie recently announced its acquisition of rival vendor JDA. What does this mean for the future of the supply chain software market?
- June 08, 2012
SaaS ERP is a developing market within technology that offers users lots of options. This guide sorts out the complicated landscape.
- May 30, 2012
Two consultants explain how user needs, technologies, costs, and business processes factor into an ERP consolidation plan.
- May 16, 2012
Many manufacturers run multiple ERP systems -- or multiple instances of one system. But there are significant downsides to operating this way.
- March 28, 2012
Procurement software purchases should keep an eye toward strategic sourcing concepts, experts say. Read advice for the procurement software selection process.
- March 23, 2012
Determining the best way to bring two companies general ledgers together after an acquisition relies heavily on the nature of the business and the reason for the merger, industry experts say.
- March 22, 2012
Automating the financial reporting process can save companies time and money while increasing compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidelines.
- March 14, 2012
While there can be cost efficiencies from outsourcing to global suppliers, manufacturers should carefully evaluate supply chain risks from manmade and natural disruptions.
- 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 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.
- November 17, 2011
Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency.
- July 26, 2011
In this podcast for business or IT-focused SAP professionals, learn more about how sales order management technology works and the available deployment options.
- May 04, 2011
The leader of 3M’s manufacturing enterprise data warehouse (EDW) project shows how to do a financial analysis of the supply chain management and manufacturing BI benefits.
- March 04, 2011
Motion and control tech manufacturer Parker Hannifin needed to improve its S&OP and rein in its global operations. The company’s deployment of Logility Voyager Solutions 8.0 has helped.
- May 03, 2010
When Kimberly-Clark wanted to boost its sales and inventory forecasting, it turned to demand planning software.
- March 28, 2010
Implementing vendor-managed inventory (VMI) can help manufacturers eliminate excess inventory and run a tighter supply chain. These best practices will help you get started with VMI programs.
- March 25, 2010
RFID asset management can be a real-time mechanism for knowing where your valuables are at all times. Benefits include lower capital costs and leaner processes.
- December 03, 2009
Managing global supply chains is a study in overcoming manufacturing and logistics challenges. Procter & Gamble's strategy was explained at Supply Chain & Logistics North America.
- November 09, 2009
ERP order management modules handle order entry and status, tracking, credit limit checking, delivery dates and more. Learn the features of order management software in the ERP order management guide.
- November 09, 2009
ERP warehouse management system (WMS) modules are used to track physical inventory, plan inventory replenishment, perform picking strategies and control shop floor stock. Learn the features of warehouse management software in the ERP warehouse ...
- November 05, 2009
Manufacturers are integrating ERP and geographical information systems (GIS) to view data in a spatial dimension. ERP and GIS integration can map plant locations, analyze the supply chain and track the flow of materials and finished products.
- November 05, 2009
ERP asset management modules handle tracking functions across production, including maintenance schedules, uptime and downtime, compliance and warranty management. Learn the features of asset management software in the ERP asset management guide.
- November 03, 2009
Product lifecycle management (PLM) modules can track products from concept to end-of-life, with features such as product data management (PDM), portfolio management and product design. Learn the features of PLM software in the ERP product lifecycle ...
- October 28, 2009
Manufacturers can use ERP finance modules to automate payments, create financial reports and manage assets. Discover the features of these modules in the ERP financial management guide.
- October 08, 2009
Before moving forward with your MES implementation, be sure you've identified your business goals and expectations for your MES software. Check out some best practices for building a business case, selecting software and implementing MES.
- September 17, 2009
When Saint-Gobain Abrasives needed to improve its data management, it turned to MicroStrategy's business intelligence (BI) software. Find out how BI has optimized data retrieval and reporting at Saint-Gobain.
- September 10, 2009
When the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing plant needed to improve its supplier relationship management, it turned to Seeburger Business Integration Server software.
- September 08, 2009
Effective employee training courses are vital to the success of an ERP project. Here are some key actions to take after your ERP implementation.
- August 06, 2009
Learn how to decrease the cost of ownership of ERP systems by reducing the cost of support, lowering ERP maintenance and license fees and cutting ERP software costs.
- June 22, 2009
In the current economy, supplier risk management is more important than ever for manufacturers. Find out how to perform spend analysis, manage procurement data and gain supply chain visibility to lower your supplier risk.
- June 03, 2009
Manufacturers making a case for business intelligence (BI) face unique challenges. Learn how to calculate the ROI of BI deployment and find expert advice on selecting and implementing BI software.
- May 20, 2009
In this podcast, learn strategies and best practices for planning a manufacturing execution system (MES) and ERP integration project. Find out how to create an MES-ERP integration budget, timeline and project team.
- September 01, 2008
SAP is beginning to target small and medium-sized businesses with RFID technology. It is adding data collection tools to its Business One suite and joining an RFID advisory panel.