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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
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features
Companies are looking for more areas to squeeze savings out of operations. One such area that may be fertile ground to explore is equipment maintenance. The

erp lower maintenance costs  or project level. Where ERP software can tell you how much your company is spending on repair parts, a CMMS should tell you how much it costs to maintain a specific piece of equipment. With this information you can assess whether equipment is economically repairable or should be replaced. You can also determine if preventive maintenance is being performed within established standards, both in terms of parts and manpower. This concludes Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will detail the benefits of 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
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
Sage 500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

erp lower maintenance costs  500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing 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, Read More
Ross ERP: Process Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report
The process enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to assist businesses in the process manufacturing field

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP: Process Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report The process enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to assist businesses in the process manufacturing field, which typically involves mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions (for example, paint manufacturers or refineries). The knowledge base includes criteria for determining batch control and reporting, formula and routing, and material management capabilities. It also Read More
ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process
To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization''s needs and characteristics , visit TEC''s process ERP evaluation center.

erp lower maintenance costs  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
Is Your Business Ready for ERP?
While small businesses may be able to get by with spreadsheets, growing enterprises need to adopt new, better-suited technology such as enterprise resource

erp lower maintenance costs  we need a new ERP system? What are most important factors to consider in a modern ERP selection? Download this white paper now, for answers to these questions and more. Read More
Sage 500 ERP Certification Report (ERP for Distribution)
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution solutions in the ERP

erp lower maintenance costs  500 ERP Certification Report (ERP for Distribution) Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution 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
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
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
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

erp lower maintenance costs  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and Read More
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP X3 (v. 6) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (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

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