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The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

erp maintenance cost category  realistic value when the ERP system is old ? The group talked through the various items they see as part of the maintenance agreement. If you are questioning the value proposition of maintenance, an early step is to call in your vendor. Ask the vendor to justify the amount of money you pay versus the value you receive. Hot line The vendor supplies a hot line service where users and IT can call and get answers to questions. The value of the hot line is a function of the quantity of calls made and the Read More...
Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or

erp maintenance cost category  a trial-and-error basis. An enterprise asset management (EAM) or computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a useful tool to build an accurate equipment history and provide comprehensive analysis capability. With a realistic history, companies can balance the cost of replacing the equipment versus maintaining it through an optimal mix of reactive, PM, and PdM maintenance. A CMMS can help calculate the total cost of downtime and poor quality as part of the optimal balance calculation. Perhaps Read More...
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

erp maintenance cost category  type and requirements. SaaS ERP solutions typically follow subscription-based pricing, including maintenance and support charges. The following variations have been observed in this pricing model: Monthly or yearly subscription Transaction-based pricing The total monthly charges per user can be based on the number of ERP applications you want to access. For instance, NetSuite charges $99 per user per month for core CRM applications. Further, it charges $199 and $499 per month for Advanced Financials and 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 maintenance cost category  Release? , The Old ERP Dilemma—The Refresh Option , and To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question—But How To Upgrade Is ). Many customers thus have difficulty justifying the substantial cost of implementing major upgrades, and they will resist doing so without a compelling reason (other than vendors mandating these upgrades). The executives questioned the types of enhancements included in new releases. For many of these users, the important features that were missing for their Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

erp maintenance cost category  that offer more integrated ERP and EAM capabilities like automated maintenance scheduling, tracking, and management; remote diagnostics; RCM; fleet and facility management and planning; centralized access to engineering data; parts planning, sourcing, valuation and category spend management; asset performance reporting, and so on. Nevertheless, enterprises from the above-mentioned industries and the regions that Ivara covers should consider Ivara EXP (as the vendor focuses on in-process, Read More...
Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies
ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn''t meet all of their business requirements, they should

erp maintenance cost category  Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Featured Author - Bill Friend* - April 24, 2004 Overview After companies purchase an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system they may discover that the ERP software fails to provide all of the functionality their business requires. These shortfalls have been characterized as fatal flaws . If a company uncovers a fatal flaw in their ERP 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 maintenance cost category  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...
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 maintenance cost category  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...
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 maintenance cost category  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...
Infor LN
Infor ERP LN has a single code base for all platforms and supports integration with external systems, including the supply chain and the Web, using industry

erp maintenance cost category  LN Infor ERP LN has a single code base for all platforms and supports integration with external systems, including the supply chain and the Web, using industry-standard technology. The solution supports processes from make-to-stock (MTS) to engineer-to-order (ETO), and cost-cutting techniques like flow line and lean manufacturing. This cross-industry solution offers functionality for enterprises in discrete and project-based manufacturing industries, such as industrial machinery and equipment, Read More...
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

erp maintenance cost category  7.5) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process 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...
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 maintenance cost category  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...
Sage 500 ERP 2013 and Sage 100 ERP 2013 Are Generally Available
On December 13, 2012, Sage North America announced the availability of Sage 500 ERP 2013 (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500). The product’s new features and

erp maintenance cost category  500 ERP 2013 and Sage 100 ERP 2013 Are Generally Available On December 13, 2012, Sage North America announced the availability of Sage 500 ERP 2013 (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500 ). The product’s new features and enhancements, and new mobile and cloud services, aim to help midsize customers increase productivity, simplify processes, and reduce costs across their business. Enterprises can now save time navigating processes with Visual Process Flows, which demonstrate the steps of a process in visual Read More...
Changing Perceptions on ERP Strategy
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is designed to be the system of record for operating and managing a business. But there''s still a common perception that ERP

erp maintenance cost category  Perceptions on ERP Strategy Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is designed to be the system of record for operating and managing a business. But there''s still a common perception that ERP is a luxury—and a high-risk implementation. The key to successful implementation of an ERP system that will adapt to your needs is a strong ERP strategy. This report examines changing perceptions around ERP strategies, and how best-in-class companies develop and maintain them. Read More...
Maintenance Scheduling 101
Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that

erp maintenance cost category  orders by priority. Many enterprise asset management (EAM) and computer maintenance management (CMMS) systems track trade availability and the remaining hours, after work orders have been scheduled. They highlight, in red, where trade has been overbooked. In this case, the crew supervisor, working with the scheduler, is in the best position to decide which trades are appropriate for each PM. In some cases an apprentice or instrument technician could perform some of the electrical PMs. Similarly a Read More...

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