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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 operating and maintenance cost  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 qual 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 operating and maintenance cost  In other examples, an ERP upgrade project is often the precursor to reducing operating expenses by eliminating manual processes and manual interventions including invoice faxing, data mishandling, and off-contract buying. For example, the use of Web-based sourcing tools such as eRFX, available in the latest versions of many supplier relationship management applications, could help a company save significant dollars annually by curbing maverick buying. Similarly, the adoption of the latest eprocurement sof 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 operating and maintenance cost  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, th Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

erp operating and maintenance cost  competitors may be the ERP likes of Oracle , IFS, Intentia, SAP, and Ramco Systems 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 cover 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 operating and maintenance cost  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 CMMS 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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

erp operating and maintenance cost  ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) 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 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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
Pronto ERP ''Coming to America''
On November 29, Pronto Inc. announced its presence in North America, entering the ERP market with a complete breadth of offerings. The new company is a

erp operating and maintenance cost  ERP ''Coming to America'' Event Summary The move to open a North American office in Atlanta, GA puts the company in a prime position to take advantage of the growing small to mid-size company market segment, a demographic they have been very successful with in other regions of the world. Prometheus also has offices in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and distributors around the globe. ``The small to mid-size market has long been disregarded and undervalued by other ERP vendors. If prospects don''t have Read More...
Sage 100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5) for Mixed-mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP

erp operating and maintenance cost  100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5) for Mixed-mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode 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, 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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Five: More on ERP Evolution
If the ultimate objective is to win and retain customers, one must consider the entire chain, which includes traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and

erp operating and maintenance cost  Part Five: More on ERP Evolution Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Five: More on ERP Evolution P.J. Jakovljevic - April 5, 2004 Customer Relationship Management Another important area of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors'' functional expansion has been in the front-office and customer relationship management (CRM) arena, since customers are demanding applications and tools that allow them to link back-office ERP systems with front-office CRM systems. CRM has gone Read More...

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