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ERP for the Utilities Industry
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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 maintenance costs cut  in implementing and maintaining ERP Lengthy or incomplete integrations High integration costs High maintenance costs Little flexibility in adapting to business processes Cost of upgrades/updates Training Redesigning business processes Customization related challenges So how do small manufacturers respond? Our findings show these companies are more likely to align business processes to the software capabilities (Figure 8). However, our results also prove that these are seldom mutually exclusive choices, Read More...
Compliance Exposures in ERP Systems Part 1
This paper examines key issues for CFOs and CEOs in managing ERP systems in the new world of SOX, IFRS, Basle II. While most IT management attention seems to be

erp maintenance costs cut  In the enterprises benchmarked, ERP vendor maintenance costs (based on a fixed percentage of the licence fee) were more than twice the level justified simply because less than 50% of the software was actually used. The compliance legislation calls for a focus on value management as well as risk management. The systems analysed in the benchmark are not large systems (measured by numbers of users), yet the overhead associated with custom code carried by the enterprises is significant. There is clearly a Read More...
Enterprises Reap Rewards of Modernizing Their ERP Systems
With increased mergers and acquisitions at the global level, organizations have started recognizing the benefits of upgrading to a modern enterprise resource

erp maintenance costs cut  to upgrade to mySAP ERP in order to accommodate their needs, while helping them take advantage of better product functionality, Web services components, and lower overall maintenance costs. SAP is rolling out a number of options, including technical, functional, and strategic upgrades, all designed to minimize the impact of disruption associated with system deployment while generating tangible business value. Technical Upgrade A technical upgrade is a fast upgrade at constant functional perimeter without Read More...
PLM Coming of Age: ERP Vendors Take Notice
With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor, and track product development and revision processes with their customers

erp maintenance costs cut  typically integrate with existing ERP applications, extend critical product information visibility and processes beyond the Engineering Department and through the supply chain using the Internet. With a PLM solution in place, a company has the ability to automate, monitor and track product development and revision processes with their customers, suppliers, and employees amid the increasing pressures of mass customization, globalization, regulatory compliance, increased outsourcing, and product Read More...
Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors
Suppliers to the oil and gas industry are under more pressure than ever before to increase quality, collaborate closely with the customer, and take on more

erp maintenance costs cut  project-driven structures, using Project ERP to automate the demand and supply processes. These companies also, early in many projects, need to buy long lead-time materials well before engineering has been completed. This means that they need a system that allows fluid movement of data back and forth between engineering, purchasing and fabrication. At later stages, they need to be able to record what long lead-time items they used as the project progresses. They also need to be able to match what parts Read More...
Future Tech: Where Will ERP Be in Two Years?
Many ERP systems are deeply entrenched in organizations, and their core technologies are mature. And yet ERP is in a state of flux. The ERP system of the future

erp maintenance costs cut  Tech: Where Will ERP Be in Two Years? Many ERP systems are deeply entrenched in organizations, and their core technologies are mature. And yet ERP is in a state of flux. The ERP system of the future promises to be simpler, more accessible, and easier to use, shaped by trends that only recently began taking hold. Download this concise executive brief to get an expert''s take on what''s next for ERP, in clear, easy-to-read language. 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 maintenance costs cut  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...
Big ERP vs. Tier 2 ERP - Is the Gap in Functionality as Big as it Appears?
Recently, we have witnessed Infor’s aggressive advertising campaign against its bigger rivals that are conjointly called “Big ERP,” where it is blaming them for

erp maintenance costs cut  ERP vs. Tier 2 ERP - Is the Gap in Functionality as Big as it Appears? Recently, we have witnessed Infor’s aggressive advertising campaign against its bigger rivals that are conjointly called “Big ERP,” where it is blaming them for inflexibility, neglecting customers’ interests, and charging enormous amounts of money for their software and service. As an alternative, Infor and its competitors offer a variety of tier 2 systems that can supposedly satisfy rigorous business’ requirements and, at Read More...
Optimizing Returns from ERP Implementation
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help manufacturers solve business problems and increase return on investment (ROI), but their implementation

erp maintenance costs cut  Returns from ERP Implementation Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help manufacturers solve business problems and increase return on investment (ROI), but their implementation should not be taken lightly. In this interview, experts from SAP, Infor, and Microsoft discuss factors affecting ROI from an ERP system. The panel offer viewpoints on the feasibility of measuring ROI, importance of ownership of ERP implementation, anticipated and real benefits, and benchmarks and drivers Read More...
Sage 100 Standard ERP for Distribution ERP Certification Report
Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of distribution solutions in TEC''s enterprise resource planning

erp maintenance costs cut  100 Standard ERP for Distribution ERP Certification Report Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of distribution solutions in TEC''s enterprise resource planning (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...
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 maintenance costs cut  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...
Driving Optimal Performance from ERP Systems
Whether you’re about to embark on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative or you’re just looking for more value from your existing ERP solution, you

erp maintenance costs cut  Optimal Performance from ERP Systems Whether you’re about to embark on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative or you’re just looking for more value from your existing ERP solution, you must start with your business strategy and competitive advantage. When key business requirements are identified and validated, you can spot the process adjustments that make sense and support your business—and get better at whatever you’re good at. Find out more. 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 costs cut  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...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

erp maintenance costs cut  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 Read More...
ABAS Business Software-One Mid-market ERP Vendor to Watch For
ABAS Business Software has built a name for itself as a mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor to contend with. In his latest article, TEC

erp maintenance costs cut  Business Software-One Mid-market ERP Vendor to Watch For TEC ’s previous article Demystifying “Vendor Shootout for ERP” Events talked about our attendance of the Vendor Shootout for ERP event that took place in Boston in mid-August 2011. We were able to experience this co-opetitive gathering of eight solution providers and several dozen end users seeking new solutions firsthand as a neutral (and yet very active) observer. The follow-up blog post series described abas-USA as a dark horse vendor Read More...

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