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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration


Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not so fast! While you were completing your implementation project, a new release of the software may have already hit the street or, for sure, there is one in the pipeline. Now you are faced with the decision as to if and when to take on the new release. Maybe now is the time to look at how a new class of software tools, enterprise process improvement (EPI), can assist you in the upgrade decision.

enterprise software resources erp  going to pull the enterprise software out based on a poor audit, the audit results may direct your activities to investigate bottlenecks and instances where expected savings are not being realized. The sequence in which you might go through an EPI study is not that different from any project looking to streamline operations and existing practices. After the vendor-defined, user-supplied parameters are completed, the new release processes contained in the aptly named library (see figure 1) would be Read More

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)


The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999. The market size for 1999, with the 4th quarter yet to be reported, is estimated at $18.5B-$19.5B (12%-16% growth over 1998), with sales expected to top $55B-60B by 2003, for a CAGR of 28%-32%. ERP software suites will become universal business applications that will encompass front-office, business intelligence, and e-commerce/supply chain management, and ERP will no longer be the acronym sufficient enough to cover it, so we would like to suggest a new acronym - iERP, meaning Inter(

enterprise software resources erp  Some) Market Overview Integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions have become synonymous with competitive advantage, particularly throughout the 1990's. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions like financials, human resources, and manufacturing & logistics (See Market Information Sidebar for more details). We also believe that having an ERP system is a prerequisite in most Read More

Sneak Peek: Enterprise Software 2013


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enterprise software resources erp  Peek: Enterprise Software 2013 The following forces and information technology (IT) trends will continue to shape 2013: 1. Cloud Computing While cloud computing is becoming mainstream, hybrid cloud–on-premises configurations (a.k.a., “software plus services” and “connected services”) remains the reality for cloud integration and federated cross-cloud security issues. Organizations are increasingly looking to hybrid cloud architectures as a way to have a more dynamic computing architecture Read More

1C Enterprise 8 ERP


The 1C:Predpriyatie 8.0 (Enterprise 8.0) platform is intended for automation of everyday enterprise activities, including management accounting; business accounting; human resources (HR) management; customer relationship management (CRM); material requirements planning (MRP); and manufacturing resource planning (MRPII). The applications created on the base of the platform include over thirty boxed business applications supplied for a wide range of tasks: accounting; sales and warehouse; payroll calculation and personnel records; manufacturing; financial planning; accounting and reporting for private entrepreneurs; public sector accounting; report consolidation; defense and military accounting; and others. Approximately 700,000 companies use 1C:Enterprise platform-based solutions.

enterprise software resources erp  Enterprise 8 ERP The 1C:Predpriyatie 8.0 (Enterprise 8.0) platform is intended for automation of everyday enterprise activities, including management accounting; business accounting; human resources (HR) management; customer relationship management (CRM); material requirements planning (MRP); and manufacturing resource planning (MRPII). The applications created on the base of the platform include over thirty boxed business applications supplied for a wide range of tasks: accounting; sales and warehouse; Read More

Perfect Software


Located in Arcadia, California (US), Perfect Software has been supplying personal computer (PC) and Application System 400 (AS/400) custom accounting software to small to medium size businesses for over 20 years. Perfect Software is an IBM Partner in Development.

enterprise software resources erp  Software Located in Arcadia, California (US), Perfect Software has been supplying personal computer (PC) and Application System 400 (AS/400) custom accounting software to small to medium size businesses for over 20 years. Perfect Software is an IBM Partner in Development. Read More

Sage ERP X3 v.6 for Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report


Sage ERP X3 v.6 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

enterprise software resources erp  for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distribution in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software


If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of products that best fit your needs, which will be used in the final stage: the selection.

enterprise software resources erp  The basis for any enterprise software purchasing decision is the criteria used to define the needs of a company, depending on its specific characteristics. The most widely used tool for this is an RFI, which is a way to enquire about a vendor and its offering. Some software vendors and companies that provide software selection services offer more or less detailed RFI templates . These templates are usually pre-defined, depending on the industry and the type of software required. You can use one of these Read More

Are ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot?


Are ERP workarounds a terrific way of shooting yourself in the foot? TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu says “There’s no way to avoid ERP workarounds. And yes, they’re a problem.” TEC Analyst Jorge García says “No they’re not.” Managing Editor David Clark attempts to moderate (just a wee bit too late).

enterprise software resources erp  ERP Workarounds a Terrific Way of Shooting Yourself in the Foot? * TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu says “There’s no way to avoid them. And yes, they’re a problem.” TEC Analyst Jorge García says “No they’re not.” * Gabriel Gheorghiu, TEC Analyst Here’s an example of a typical ERP workaround: You need a field for purchase order types (you would be surprised how many ERP systems don’t have this) in order to differentiate between purchasing raw materials, assets, office accessories, etc. Read More

Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) for Distributors ERP Certification Report


Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distributors in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

enterprise software resources erp  for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for distributors in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


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enterprise software resources erp  Discrete Vs ERP Process ERP Discrete vs. ERP Process People often ask what's the difference between process and discrete ERP? Here's a rough overview of the difference. A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management) describes discrete manufacturing as the production of distinct items such as automobiles, appliances, or computers, whereas process manufacturing covers production that adds value by mixing, separating, forming, and/or performing chemical reactions. It may be Read More

Sage 100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5) for ERP for Services Certification Report


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We take the liberty to comment on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints ERP implementations’ dissatisfactions in no uncertain terms.

enterprise software resources erp  ERP (or any other enterprise applications for that matter) implementations do not live up to their expectations. In a great part, this general feeling is attributed to bad publicity due to many high-profile companies (e.g., FoxMeyer , Hershey Foods , Whirlpool , PetsMart , Sobey's , Allied Waste Industries , W. L. Gore & Associates , W. W. Grainger , Nike , etc.) having reported their troubled implementations, some of which have been analyzed on this site, as follows: Food Producer Files $20m Lawsuit Read More

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enterprise software resources erp  Certified for discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) under TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification, NetSuite completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal, live demonstration of NetSuite ERP with TEC analysts. NetSuite was founded in 1998 by Larry Ellison and Evan Goldberg and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol “N”. In 2000, it was the first cloud business suite available on the market. Read More