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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

erp lower maintenance costs  two selection criteria in ERP software decisions (Figure 4). While vendors have always emphasized lower TCO in selling to small and medium size businesses, Aberdeen found larger companies (those with revenues over $1 billion) were even more sensitive to this criterion. The choice between modules and extensions is heavily influenced by both the search for functionality and lower TCO. In fact many decisions come down to the trade-off between the two since both initial and ongoing integration efforts Read More
What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization

erp lower maintenance costs  it (see The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? ). Even then, members of the group thought that they were paying too much for the value of the S&M they were receiving. They believed that either the vendors should give them more value (their preference at the time) or that they should pay less for the vendors'' support services. Another option these executives suggested was that they be allowed to pick and choose from the menu of available S&M items. This last option was, in particular, Read More
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part Two: Benefits and Interfaces
A CMMS is an excellent business opportunity whose implementation can significantly improve operations, reduce equipment downtime, increase accountability of the

erp lower maintenance costs  in planning and executing ERP projects for manufacturing and distribution systems for large to medium-size companies in the retail, food & beverage, chemical, and CPG process industries. Additionally, Mr. Strub was a consultant and Information Systems Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and an applications development and support manager for a Fortune 100 company. He can be reached at JoeStrub@writecompanyplus.com . Read More
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

erp lower maintenance costs  information, see The Old ERP Dilemma— Should We Install the New Release? . Challenges of Licensing Contracts Therefore, while almost every major application provider has attempted to create the perfect bundle of features to attack the mid-market and tap into the billions in potential revenue (see Looking for Software— The Expectations of Small to Mid-Sized Enterprise ), the problem typically lies less with the product''s features and functions, but more often with the vendors'' licensing contracts, Read More
Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

erp lower maintenance costs  two decades. Figure 1: ERP Maturity in Small Companies In addition, new delivery models such as Software as a Service (SaaS) provide lower risk alternatives to major capital expenditures associated with acquiring and maintaining hardware. Solutions that were once beyond the reach of small companies are now well within their grasp. However, in this market segment we still found a significant percentage (14%) of companies which have not yet implemented ERP or MRP. Over a third (35%) of small companies has Read More
ERP Selection: Starting Out on the Right Foot
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software selection and implementation can be complicated. But having an ERP strategy in place from the start makes it easier.

erp lower maintenance costs  complicated. But having an ERP strategy in place from the start makes it easier. And a good ERP strategy starts with the selection process itself. This Aberdeen Analyst Insight examines how best-in-class companies select ERP as part of an overall ERP strategy. Read More
Don’t Forget to Factor In Mobile ERP When Selecting a New ERP System
A 2011 study of mid-market manufacturers sought to understand the nature of demand for mobile access to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise

erp lower maintenance costs  to Factor In Mobile ERP When Selecting a New ERP System With the proliferation of smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile computing devices—and the associated increase in applications designed for them—the obvious question is when users of enterprise solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP) will be able to access company-wide solutions from their mobile devices in meaningful ways. In mid-2011, as IFS prepared for the release of IFS Touch Apps , its mobile ERP initiative, IFS Read More
Sage ERP X3: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report
The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP X3: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules. 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

erp lower maintenance costs  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 Read More
Pronto Xi Dimensions
PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise@including field sales

erp lower maintenance costs  Dimensions PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise—including field sales and technical staff—and closely manage the entire supply chain. It includes a business intelligence (BI) analytics tool that can help employees analyze data, interpret trends, and make decisions based on the most up-to-date information. PRONTO-Xi includes fully integrated business functionality covering: accounting, sales orders (SOs) Read More
Compiere ERP & CRM
Compiere is an open source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM software solutions. The firm provides a comprehensive solution for small and

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP & CRM Compiere is an open source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM software solutions. The firm provides a comprehensive solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in distribution and service on a global basis and covers all areas from customer management and supply chain to accounting. Compiere Open Source ERP & CRM especially supports service and distribution (retail and wholesale) industries with an integrated web store, covering material management, purchasing sales, 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

erp lower maintenance costs  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 Read More
Glovia G2 for Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report (2011)
Glovia G2 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The

erp lower maintenance costs  (ERP) solutions 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
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

erp lower maintenance costs  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
Dynacom ERP (v. 11.3) for ERP for SMB Certification Report
Dynacom Enterprise is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small to medium business (SMB) solutions in the ERP

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP (v. 11.3) for ERP for SMB Certification Report Dynacom Enterprise is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small to medium business (SMB) solutions 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 Read More

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