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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 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
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
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
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
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
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 10: 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 10: 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
Practical Guide to ERP for Recipe/Formula-based Manufacturers
Understanding the features, functions, and architecture of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system best suited to your type of manufacturing will help you

erp lower maintenance costs  Guide to ERP for Recipe/Formula-based Manufacturers Understanding the features, functions, and architecture of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system best suited to your type of manufacturing will help you reevaluate your existing systems or replace your existing spreadsheet-based processes. This practical ERP guide for process manufacturers examines the functional capabilities of a process-oriented ERP system versus that of a discrete manufacturing-oriented ERP application. 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
Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) for ETO Manufacturers ERP Certification Report
Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP Software System (v. 9.05) for ETO Manufacturers ERP Certification Report Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers 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, 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
Get ERP Right the First Time: A Practical Guide to Selecting and Implementing a New ERP System
Every company faces different challenges and has different needs in regard to enterprise resource planning (ERP). Choosing the right ERP system can be difficult

erp lower maintenance costs  ERP Right the First Time: A Practical Guide to Selecting and Implementing a New ERP System Every company faces different challenges and has different needs in regard to enterprise resource planning (ERP). Choosing the right ERP system can be difficult because there is really no one-size-fits-all ERP solution. However, there are certain basic principles that apply to nearly every company’s situation. Find out what they are, and learn how you can increase your chances of a successful ERP Read More
SAP 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
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

erp lower maintenance costs  7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) 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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