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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in a Nutshell


In this blog, we want to make readers more familiar with the logic behind our Evaluation Centers on our Web site by categorizing them—and, at the same time, we want to represent our understanding of manufacturing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems classification in general. We did not reinvent the wheel, but we are one of the few companies offering software selection services that

erp resource planning office  that, which is called ERP for Distribution . If you are neither producing nor selling what others produce, you probably are a service company and think you don’t need an ERP. Before you start looking for something else, let’s take a look at the definition for “resource” on Wikipedia: “A resource is any physical or virtual entity of limited availability, or anything used to help one earn a living.” To earn a living in services, you need project and expense management, back-office Read More

The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have extended their functionality to service vertical markets in the service industry. As a result, ERP for services has emerged as a viable software category competing with the best-of-breed vendors serving professional services sector industries.

erp resource planning office  Services: Moving beyond Manufacturing ERP for service organizations can be divided into two categories: project-oriented organizations, and transactional or operational organizations. Project-oriented organizations fall under the professional services automation (PSA) umbrella, and demand the typical business components offered by PSA solutions, such as capabilities for extensive time management, expense reporting, resource planning, portfolio management, and project management. Vendors targeting Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning for Services, and Professional Services Automation: Where Do You Draw the Line?


Since the late nineties, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have developed functionality for vertical markets in the service industry. Simultaneously, professional services automation (PSA) became a viable software category. Consequently, deciphering the difference between ERP and PSA remains a challenge.

erp resource planning office  best-of-breed competitors. In general, ERP vendors tend to be stronger on the financials and project accounting side, and weaker in providing core portfolio management and resource planning functionality. Aside from Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon ), most ERP for services vendors typically target the mid-market and the enterprise market. ERP for Services: Moving beyond PSA ERP for service organizations can be divided into two categories: Project-oriented organizations Transactional or operational Read More

Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front


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Giving a Business Process Management Edge to Enterprise Resource Planning


By providing business process management functionality, Exact hopes to bring competitive enhancements to enterprise resource planning systems used by small and medium businesses.

erp resource planning office  BPM Edge to Its ERP Product Lines Once the proof of concept that Exact e-Synergy could be a business process management (BPM) enabler had been made, Exact realized that the technology could also provide an edge to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines. It hopes that Exact Globe 2000 and Macola ES will give user enterprises a greater reach that extends beyond a selected few power users traditionally situated within financial or manufacturing departments. The successful and quick integration 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 resource planning office  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

Intentia Floats Vaporware Agent to Replace Business Planning


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erp resource planning office  impact to this announcement. ERP companies, largely stuck in the doldrums, have been searching for ways to retain their existing customers in the face of best of breed challengers who ride under an E-commerce flag. Freeing up people from less-than-routine tasks would be a significant addition to any product line. So, now that Intentia has planted its spear in the ground, we believe that there will be other ERP vendors making similar announcements, as well as some startups offering the same kind of Read More

ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)


TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality.

erp resource planning office  Manufacturing (SMB) TEC''s new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn''t have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn''t want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales Read More

Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat


Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for an ASP. Surprising, however was that an even more significant number of incumbent mid-market vendors by not addressing this trend have been handing over a big opportunity to their bigger brethren.

erp resource planning office  ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat Event Summary Regardless of whether the future of a hosted/application service provider (ASP) business model is going to be rosy or not, there seems to be an apparent, although not immense, need for it. Based on TEC''s experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements in the US, approximately 25% of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers, opt for this type of service. Much more surprising was the fact that more than 60% of incumbent mid-market Read More

Sage PFW ERP


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erp resource planning office  PFW ERP Sage PFW 100 ERP (formerly Platinum For Windows by Best) is a comprehensive financial software solution for small to medium-sized companies who transact business throughout the global marketplace. This solution boasts multicurrency, core accounting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functionalities. In addition, PFW features insightful reporting tools and an open architecture backed by a powerful Pervasive.SQL 2000i database. The solution’s familiar Microsoft Windows graphical and Web Read More

Midmarket ERP Solutions Checklist


Discover the 12 questions you need to ask before committing to any new ERP system in Midmarket ERP Checklist.

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Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v.10.4 for Engineer-to-order ERP Certification Report


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erp resource planning office  System v.10.4 for Engineer-to-order ERP Certification Report The Deacom product Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v.10.4) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

ERP Solutions Checklist for the Mid-Market


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