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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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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 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, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

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, 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 performance of ERP and the underlying infrastructure supporting it have improved steadily and significantly over the past two decades. In fact, solutions that were once beyond the reach of these small companies are now well within their grasp.

erp operating and maintenance cost  not mean the incumbent ERP vendor has a lock on all further investments. Mountainside Medical is another small company and is actually still operating in start-up mode. So far all the extensions to ERP it has considered and implemented have been modules of its ERP, including SCP and SCE (Supply Chain Planning and Execution) and Quality Assurance. The company is actively considering further extending their implementation with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) but indicated they were only somewhat Read More

ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company


What makes your enterprise resource planning (ERP) requirements difficult for most vendors to satisfy? As a life sciences company, you have operational processes that set you apart from other manufacturing companies. And, your regulatory requirements, including 21 CFR part 11, aren’t like those of any other industry. The challenge is to manage compliance risks and compliance costs. Learn about an ERP compliance strategy.

erp operating and maintenance cost  Supply Beyond Software The ERP software must be specifically tested and validated for your company''s use. Once your SOPs are developed and documented, system validation is largely a function of performing documentation tests of your processes within the software to prove that it acts in the expected manner. It is important that your vendor, and your system integrator if someone other than your vendor implements the software, offer the following: A deep understanding of the FDA regulations with which you 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 class of software that can help to cultivate these savings is computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). This article discusses the basics of CMMS and its key features, enabling you to determine whether your company should investigate this software as a potential source of savings.

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 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 investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.

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

Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online


Maintenance Connection is web-based maintenance management system that can be deployed on-line via the Internet or on-site on a company's Intranet. The system allows a maintenance organization to manage assets, keep track of work orders, schedule preventive maintenance, store standard operating procedures, maintain spare parts levels, and ultimately develop good reports to make better long-term business decisions. With over 150 reports and a built-in report writer, any information can be quickly accessed from anywhere in the world by using an web browser.  

erp operating and maintenance cost  Connection Onsite/Online Maintenance Connection is web-based maintenance management system that can be deployed on-line via the Internet or on-site on a company''s Intranet. The system allows a maintenance organization to manage assets, keep track of work orders, schedule preventive maintenance, store standard operating procedures, maintain spare parts levels, and ultimately develop good reports to make better long-term business decisions. With over 150 reports and a built-in report writer, any 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) 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.

erp operating and maintenance cost  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

Become an ERP Sleuth: Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor


If your company is investing time and money in a new manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to increase competitiveness and operational efficiency, you’ll need to research ERP vendors to find the best fit for your company. This white paper offers six tips for evaluating potential ERP partners.

erp operating and maintenance cost  an ERP Sleuth: Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor If your company is investing time and money in a new manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to increase competitiveness and operational efficiency, you’ll need to research ERP vendors to find the best fit for your company. This white paper offers six tips for evaluating potential ERP partners. Read More

Sage 100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5) for ERP for Services Certification Report


Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for services 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.

erp operating and maintenance cost  100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5) for ERP for Services Certification Report Sage 100 Standard ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90), v. 4.5, is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for services 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 Read More

2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) automates many aspects of an organization’s operations, cascading across traditional boundaries of operations, finance, manufacturing, and more. As such, changes in the ERP market can cause a ripple effect in an organization’s business. In this report, five Focus experts share eight of their 2011 predictions for ERP, so you can plan your business around these changing tides and trends.

erp operating and maintenance cost  such, changes in the ERP market can cause a ripple effect in an organization’s business. In this report, five Focus experts share eight of their 2011 predictions for ERP, so you can plan your business around these changing tides and trends. Read More

Enterprise 21


TGI's Enterprise 21 ERP software offers a fully integrated software solution for wholesale distributors. Enterprise 21 ERP includes available-to-promise and capable-to-promise alerts and processes during order entry, which can help improve order line item fill rates, and reduce on-hand inventory carrying costs. In addition, Enterprise 21 includes fully integrated warehouse management (WM) functionality that completely enables radio-frequency (RF) and bar-code processes. Wholesale distributors can also leverage Enterprise 21 for procurement, inventory control, transportation management, financial management, pricing and promotions management (PPM), quality control, attributed inventory, quoting and conversion to orders, kitting and assembly, light manufacturing, landed costing, and customer relationship management (CRM).

erp operating and maintenance cost  21 TGI''s Enterprise 21 ERP software offers a fully integrated software solution for wholesale distributors. Enterprise 21 ERP includes available-to-promise and capable-to-promise alerts and processes during order entry, which can help improve order line item fill rates, and reduce on-hand inventory carrying costs. In addition, Enterprise 21 includes fully integrated warehouse management (WM) functionality that completely enables radio-frequency (RF) and bar-code processes. Wholesale distributors can also Read More

Pronto Xi Dimensions


PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise—including field sales and technical staff—and closely manage the entire supply chain. It includes a business intelligence (BI) analytics tool that can help employees analyze data, interpret trends, and make decisions based on the most up-to-date information. PRONTO-Xi includes fully integrated business functionality covering: accounting, sales orders (SOs) and purchase orders (POs), customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse management systems (WMS), electronic data interchange (EDI), retail point-of-sale (POS), facilities management (FM), manufacturing resource planning (MRP), supply chain management (SCM), and other related functions. PRONTO-Xi runs on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems (OSs), and includes built-in mobile and Internet technology.

erp operating and maintenance cost  Dimensions PRONTO-Xi is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help companies maintain visibility over the extended enterprise—including field sales and technical staff—and closely manage the entire supply chain. It includes a business intelligence (BI) analytics tool that can help employees analyze data, interpret trends, and make decisions based on the most up-to-date information. PRONTO-Xi includes fully integrated business functionality covering: accounting, sales orders (SOs) Read More

Maintenance Scheduling 101


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erp operating and maintenance cost  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

ERP-II: Making ERP Deliver On Its Promise to the Enterprise


Conventional enterprise resource planning (ERP) falls short in a few areas: competitive pressures are making it clear that business is still in need of more effective solutions. ERP II, however, delivers on the original concept of ERP. No longer is corporate information isolated in departmental silos, but it is housed with all corporate information, used to benefit the entire organization.

erp operating and maintenance cost  II: Making ERP Deliver On Its Promise to the Enterprise Conventional enterprise resource planning (ERP) falls short in a few areas: competitive pressures are making it clear that business is still in need of more effective solutions. ERP II, however, delivers on the original concept of ERP. No longer is corporate information isolated in departmental silos, but it is housed with all corporate information, used to benefit the entire organization. Read More