Topic: "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)"

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility Through ERP Software

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility Through Supplementry ERP Software

February 28th 2013

Do you stress about having a salient supply chain? Learn how to skyrocket to the next level with services and programs optimized for supplementing your ERP system. Efficiency along the way includes organizing orders using updated technology and forecasting foul fuel management. Tweak every step along your supply chain in order to improve functionality so [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Cloud Based ERP Implementations

October 16th 2012

ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, has revolutionised the way in which we communicate, delegate, and facilitate the everyday facets of business. Thanks to highly advanced software and networking systems, we have spent the last 20 years moving towards a business schematic that is based on everyone staying informed, and bolstering communication amongst all departments and [...]

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10 mistakes that push ERP projects over budget and off schedule

July 17th 2012

Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a complex and expensive undertaking. Unfortunately, many businesses find that their ERP projects cost more and take even longer than they originally planned. ERP implementations go over the projected budget 56% of the time, according to a recent study by Panorama Consulting Solutions. The consulting firm surveyed [...]

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Which ERP Should You Choose?

April 30th 2012

ERP software selection is a huge task; to undertake such a project requires time and resources, and will generally restructure certain aspects of your business. As such, many people ask industry specialists which ERP solution they should select. The quick answer? It depends.

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Healthcare and ERP: Making it Work for Your Health Organization

February 22nd 2012

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been improving efficiency and decision making in the world of big business for over two decades. Now the development of specifically tailored healthcare ERP is making an impact for healthcare organizations across the board with improvements in everything from HR to stock management.

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Don’t Get Caught Out With The Hidden Costs Of ERP

February 16th 2012

With an ever-increasing range of ERP products in the market it’s easy to get caught up in deciding which software to use and lose track of the hidden costs you may end up incurring. Here are some key questions any organization should ask itself before purchasing ERP software.

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Best Practices for Inventory Management Systems

January 26th 2012

The goal of effective inventory management is impossible to reach without a comprehensive inventory management system. In this whitepaper, expert Jon Schreibfeder, talks you through the critical decision points necessary for achieving success with your inventory management system.

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Distributors Must Get Lean in 2012

October 21st 2011

Time to Trim the Fat in Your Warehouse Unfortunately, the economic outlook for 2012 requires more efficiency, productivity and alignment from distributors then ever before. It’s time to batten down the hatches, remove all the fat from our operations and simply get lean. Related Posts:Best Practices for Inventory Management SystemsEvaluating New Distribution Software: The Real [...]

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Light Manufacturing Software Requirements for 2012

October 1st 2011

Light Manufacturing Software Requirements In today’s competitive business environment, light manufacturers have special inventory challenges that require a comprehensive and integrated set of tools. How is your current software system measuring up? Related Posts:6 Game Changers about SaaS for ManufacturingIncreasing Supply Chain Visibility Through Supplementry ERP SoftwareThe Pros and Cons of Cloud Based ERP Implementations [...]

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Discover Flexible Financial Reporting with Dynamics GP 2010

September 27th 2011

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010® offers a seamless way to comply with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) while making the adjustments necessary to prepare financial reporting that is compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) – and report in both modes. This solution uses three separate reporting ledgers–BASE, IFRS and LOCAL–to simplify the reporting process. [...]

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Simplified Healthcare Accounting Software Eases Administration Pain

August 9th 2011

Healthcare administration is such a complex business because you are not only tasked with managing the manifold intricacies and strict regulations of the industry but also with keeping top-quality patient care the No. 1 priority. It’s a delicate balance that relies on many moving parts – primarily in the form of multiple people across many [...]

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How to Successfully Select a New ERP System

July 5th 2011

As professionals, we have a tendency to use terms like ‘ERP’ that we think everyone in our industry understands. But what about you, the prospective customer? Do you know, or even care, that ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning? You’re probably more interested in finding the right solution for your business needs and requirements. Related [...]

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Top 10 Qualities to Look for in an ERP System

June 21st 2011

Evaluating potential accounting and ERP solutions for your organization can be an overwhelming and time-consuming task. We have all heard the stories of uber-costly implementations that went awry, or even worse, software that was purchased and never utilized to its fullest potential. Related Posts:Which ERP Should You Choose?How to Successfully Select a New ERP SystemConfused [...]

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Transparency and Efficiency Key to Private Equity Success

June 9th 2011

After pushing through the effects of the credit crisis of the past couple of years, private equity firms are beginning to see the economic environment ease up and are anticipating improved activity in the year ahead. Potential deal companies that held out in 2010 are creeping back into the market, implying that deal volume will [...]

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Stop Letting Customer Demands Run Your Manufacturing Business

May 10th 2011

Once upon a time, supply-chain management was simple. A customer ordered a product, you kept track of the items sold and ordered enough raw materials for production to keep up with the demand. Today, customers expect a quicker delivery time, which complicates the restocking of raw materials and production scheduling. Related Posts:Increasing Supply Chain Visibility [...]

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Mitigating the Risks of Data Migration with a New ERP Solution

April 19th 2011

If you are planning on moving to a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution, one of the project tasks which can be a wild card for both costs and timeline is data migration. Here are 4 key things you can do to minimize your costs and risks associated with this important aspect of implementing your [...]

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6 Game Changers about SaaS for Manufacturing

March 1st 2011

There is only a 50% chance your staff will use your on-premise manufacturing software. Add that to a high likelihood that your ERP implementation will be delayed and go over budget, and it’s a recipe for frustration. Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing the game and offering an effective alternative to manufacturers. Find out [...]

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How to Find the Right Subscription Billing Solution

February 16th 2011

Many times I’ve worked with high technology (often “start-up”) companies that are looking for a way to successfully implement a Subscription Billing System (a.k.a. recurring billing). They are either seeking a new solution that does subscription billing, or they may already have an application which calculates the billing amounts but doesn’t provide the normal accounting [...]

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Predictive Analytics – Make the Most of Your BI

January 24th 2011

Feel like getting ahead of the competition is an uphill battle? Worried about meeting your high-priority objectives in today’s challenging economic climate? Enhancing your Business Intelligence (BI) with predictive analytics can be just the tonic your business needs to get on track and boost revenue. Related Posts:10 Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2010 – Part [...]

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Get a Clear View of Your Shop Floor

January 18th 2011

Think traditional business management solutions hinder your visibility of what’s really happening on your shop floor? A solution combining enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing technology can give you the precise, real-time data you need to boost productivity, reduce inventory and drive freight costs down. Related Posts:How a Bunch of Italian Merchants Led the Way [...]

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Security Concerns in the Cloud

January 11th 2011

The cloud offers many benefits to businesses: large capital expenditures become a thing of the past; information can be accessed from anywhere; and time is freed up for your IT department, just to name a few. However, smart businesses also need to consider the potential dangers it poses before moving to the cloud. Related Posts:The [...]

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3 Keys to a Successful ERP Project

December 28th 2010

Es gibt viele Wege um beurteilen zu können ob ein ERP-Projekt ein Erfolg ist oder nicht, aber wir glauben dass es sowohl das Erreichen von Unternehmenszielen, das Einhalten von Projektkosten und Fertigstellungsterminen  miteinschließt. Bedauerlicherweise bringt eine schlechte Leistung  Folgen mit sich mit. Die Kosten steigen, Termine können nicht eingehalten werden und die ursprünglich gesetzten ROI-Ziele  [...]

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The Top 10 Inventory Management Mistakes

November 23rd 2010

No distributor wants to become another failure statistic in this economy. But many times, we are unaware of the shortfalls we are creating ourselves. For most distributors inventory is not only the largest asset of their business but also the biggest source of frustration. Get ahead of your competition by understand the most common mistakes [...]

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November 8th 2010

Unfortunately, many of the dashboards being used today seem to be set up for their aesthetics rather than their effectiveness. Fancy graphs and colors may stand out but often don’t deliver the critical information you need. A dashboard’s value should not be judged by its “flash”, but rather by how quickly and easily it conveys [...]

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How to Negotiate Solution Provider Rates

November 7th 2010

Selecting your business software solution vendor solely based on price is dangerous; often decreased cost translates to increased risk. Selecting your business software solution vendor solely based on price is dangerous; often decreased cost translates to increased risk. Related Posts:Should you buy business software based on a demo?Avoid 8 Common Software Selection MistakesHow to Choose [...]

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At the Crossroads with QuickBooks or Peachtree

November 4th 2010

In our journey we meet many young, growing and successful companies that have outgrown the capabilities of their initial accounting system. Related Posts:How a Bunch of Italian Merchants Led the Way to ERPHow to Choose an Accounting Partner10 Reasons to Replace QuickBooksNext Stop: Obsolescence

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How a Bunch of Italian Merchants Led the Way to ERP

November 2nd 2010

It’s considered the biggest mystery in the history of accounting – just what was it that led a bunch of Italian merchants to create double-entry accounting. The practice emerged during the Renaissance — and to German sociologist Max Weber – it marked the entry point for capitalism. While it may be tempting to think that [...]

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Avoid 8 Common Software Selection Mistakes

October 12th 2010

Have you performed the due diligence needed to ensure the most important business decision you make in your career – selecting business management software – will be a successful one?Have you performed the due diligence needed to ensure the most important business decision you make in your career – selecting business management software – will [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Buying Business Management Software

September 20th 2010

Business management software is a significant investment for any business. Get the biggest bang for your buck with these Top 10 Tips on what to do and what not to do when you make your software purchase.Business management software is a significant investment for any business. Get the biggest bang for your buck with these [...]

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Prepare for Software Selection Success

September 2nd 2010

Did you know that for every $1 you spend preparing to make a software selection can save you $5 in implementing the solution you choose? Did you know that for every $1 you spend preparing to make a software selection can save you $5 in implementing the solution you choose? Related Posts:Should you buy business [...]

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How to Choose an Accounting Partner

August 19th 2010

You’re ready to take the big step – implementing comprehensive accounting management software. Spreadsheets just aren’t cutting it anymore. You’re ready to take the big step – implementing comprehensive accounting management software. Spreadsheets just aren’t cutting it anymore. You’re ready to take the big step – implementing comprehensive accounting management software. Spreadsheets just aren’t cutting [...]

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Business Software Shouldn’t Be One-Size-Fits-All

August 18th 2010

Trying to downsize your needs in order to fit a business management solution can be as painful as trying to cram your foot into a shoe that is two sizes too small. Trying to downsize your needs in order to fit a business management solution can be as painful as trying to cram your foot [...]

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Should you buy business software based on a demo?

July 19th 2010

Would you buy a car relying solely on the those ads with the hyper-frenetic voiceover about features that don’t really matter? Do you really care how the vehicle will look cruising through a mountain range? Or if it can be dropped by a crane without damaging it? Or that there is pure silver dust, hand-polished [...]

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Exceed Customer Expectations

July 17th 2010

With razor-thin profit margins in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, it is becoming increasing difficult to stay competitive in today’s marketplace. Predicting consumer buying trends and being prepared for the next generation of products is vital to remain competitive. To thrive in this dynamically evolving industry, you need well-integrated technology to help you keep [...]

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 Top 5 Reasons Supply Chains Fail

July 16th 2010

Managing your supply chain can feel like herding cats. Just when you think you have a straight chain to efficiency, there is a kink. Think through the Top 5 Reasons Supply Chains Fail to understand the common problems most manufacturers and distributors face when trying to align all moving parts of their supply chain. At [...]

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10 Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2010 – Part 2

July 16th 2010

Still undecided on upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? Here are 5 more reasons you should upgrade:Still undecided on upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? Here are 5 more reasons you should upgrade: Related Posts:10 Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2010 – Part 1On-Demand Webinar: Dynamics vs Salesforce Discover Flexible Financial Reporting with Dynamics GP [...]

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10 Reasons to Upgrade to GP 2010 – Part 1

July 16th 2010

Mulling over the pros and cons of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? If you’re looking for new ways to boost relationships, connect data, enhance insight and streamline business processes, this latest upgrade is worth considering. Mulling over the pros and cons of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010? If you’re looking for new ways [...]

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ERP Implementation Failure? Top 5 Mistakes when Implementing ERP

July 7th 2010

The promises of an integrated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution can inspire any business owner to approve a costly, time-consuming planning and execution process.  However, not all ERP implementations are successful; many end in frustration, failure and wasted resources. Related Posts:Prepare for Software Selection SuccessShould you buy business software based on a demo?How to Upgrade [...]

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Keep Customers Coming Back

July 5th 2010

In the high tech industry, you have to act fast to stay a step ahead of the competition to keep customers coming back. In the high tech industry, you have to act fast to stay a step ahead of the competition to keep customers coming back. Related Posts:Meet Customer DemandHow to Find the Right Subscription [...]

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ERP Migration vs. Upgrade: 5 Things to Consider

July 1st 2010

To Migrate or To Upgrade? You know your ERP is no longer working as effective and efficiently as needed. But should you purchase the recommended upgrades or add-ons for your current solution, or migrate to an entirely new system? Both require planning ahead, an investment of time and resources. Think about it… To Migrate or [...]

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Next Stop: Obsolescence

May 31st 2010

Change Your Company’s Course Ever wonder, “What the heck are we going to do when Jim retires? He’s the only one who knows how to work with our painful software system”. It’s certainly not something you want waking you up at night – particularly because it’s 100% avoidable. Change Your Company’s Course Ever wonder, “What [...]

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Why is an ERP Solution Right for your Business?

May 7th 2010

Dealing with disparate systems and silos of data is inefficient and expensive. Manually entering information from one system to the next because of unaligned fields and incompatible software is time consuming and laborious. Think transparency, visibility, integration and productivity.Dealing with disparate systems and silos of data is inefficient and expensive. Manually entering information from one [...]

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Confused About Choosing an ERP Solution Provider?

May 1st 2010

Selecting your solution provider shouldn’t be a game of roulette. This white paper report arms you with the knowledge to make a smart decision. Discover how to, Avoid the common mistakes with due diligence. Utilize key selection criteria to fuel an intelligent choice. Use the provided Comparison Scorecard to track your findings. Selecting your solution [...]