- 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.
- 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.
- May 22, 2013
At Sapphire Now 2013, in-memory analytics and mobile app demos showed how companies can turn big data into profitable service lines.
- May 16, 2013
Customers of Infor use its legacy ERP brands that go back decades, but now are being challenged to move to the company's new Web architecture.
- April 24, 2013
Users and analysts at Inforum 2013 were impressed with its XML-based ION middleware, but wondered if Infor is pushing out apps fast enough.
- April 15, 2013
Microsoft is set to launch a cloud version of its Dynamics ERP this summer. Industry analysts weigh in on how Dynamics cloud services could shape up.
- 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?
- December 04, 2012
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 launched in October without the promised Azure hosting. Will Azure be in Dynamics' future?
- November 29, 2012
Cereal maker's S&OP head says parallel run of Terra Technology pattern recognition software showed 30% gain after data cleansing.
- June 08, 2012
SaaS ERP is a developing market within technology that offers users lots of options. This guide sorts out the complicated landscape.
- June 05, 2012
Manufacturers also face integration decisions once they decide to consolidate multiple ERP systems.
- 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.
- April 23, 2012
When preparing for the transition, companies should review existing processes, involve end users and clean up the data.
- April 16, 2012
No minor update, the new release has an overhauled user interface and more flexibility in configurable dimensions.
- 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 28, 2012
Get insight on buying procurement software as SaaS vs. on-premises software. Read the benefits of procurement software in the cloud and find out when it’s better kept on-premises.
- 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 19, 2012
Dynamics AX will be available in the cloud this year. Next up are Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP, executives promised at the annual Convergence show.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- November 08, 2011
Ten years after its last system literally went up in flames, Uniweld knew it was time for an ERP upgrade, but that has also meant a challenging database migration from Oracle 8i to 11g.
- October 27, 2011
To find the right mix of barcodes, RFID, and Wi-Fi sensors, manufacturers must first decide the speed, distance and accuracy they need in an AIDC system, analysts said.
- October 27, 2011
Cheaper active RFID and a plethora of wireless networking and sensor choices are driving RTLS adoption, analysts say.
- 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.
- July 15, 2011
As social media tools elbow their way into enterprises, IT is struggling to figure out where they’ll do the most good -- and the least harm.
- June 17, 2011
Extended supply chains demand new quality control software workflows that resolve quality issues at the onset of product development.
- June 09, 2011
Integrating the plant floor into the enterprise IT infrastructure for global plant visibility can help manufacturers achieve more effective quality control.
- 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 08, 2011
RFID and barcodes are still the most effective warehouse data-capture systems for gaining real-time views of inventory. But picking one over the other is sometimes tricky, according to experts.
- 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.
- April 19, 2010
Get tips on designing and managing an enterprise CPM software deployment, and learn how to extend the use of corporate performance management systems beyond the finance department.
- 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 19, 2009
Today's ERP systems have evolved from the MRP systems of the past. In this introduction to ERP, you'll learn how ERP systems work in manufacturing.
- 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 ...
- November 03, 2009
Manufacturers can use ERP inventory management modules across the production cycle for functions such as shipping, logistics, orders, billing and inventory control. Discover the features of inventory management software in the ERP inventory ...
- 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 22, 2009
As supply chain management expands globally, technology, automation and inventory management are best practices, a Wal-Mart vice president said in his CSCMP keynote.
- 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.
- April 09, 2009
Product Lifecyle Management (PLM) can be a smart investment for manufacturers. Learn how to build a PLM business case, perfect a PLM strategy and assemble your PLM team.
- March 25, 2009
Finding the right manufacturing intelligence and business intelligence strategies can help your organization boost product order efficiency and improve your supply chain.
- March 25, 2009
Executing the perfect sales order -- one that consistently meets customer, supplier, partner and employee expectations -- is more important than ever in this economy.
- 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.
- August 14, 2008
ERP support and maintenance costs can break a budget, but there are some tactics that can help keep support spending under control.
- October 12, 2007
Howard Dresner explains corporate performance management, discusses trends and gives advice in this podcast.
- April 23, 2007
Business intelligence software vendor Business Objects plans to acquire business performance management software vendor Cartesis -- but one analyst says there's a lot to integrate.