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The ERP Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Birth Again


The enterprise life cycle is often misunderstood, which can lead to complications during the selection, implementation, and maintenance phases. Knowing what to expect during each phase will allow an enterprise to get better money for value from the solution.

it erp life cycle  coding changes never make it back to the vendor. Maintaining Value We are now five to seven years down the road from that rosy dawn of the new age of when you first implemented your ERP solution. We''re in maintenance mode now. We just want another five to ten years of life out of the system. We know that our business needs have changed over time, so we''ll go ahead and do the necessary enhancements and integrations to add incremental functionality. Once in a while an old-timer, one of your employee''s Read More

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in ProcessPart 3: Process PLM Requirements


A Process PLM system must accommodate rapid, global deployment of the system. This need drives specific requirements to minimize both the start-up and the long-term cost of ownership of the system. This article, third in a series details those requirements.

it erp life cycle  alienate potential users. Third, it is important to recognize that applications designed around transactions and structured data are not built to handle the combination of structured and unstructured information typical in product lifecycle processes. Avoid ERP and Supply Chain vendors re-packaging existing transactional solutions. Finally, it is important to remember that Product Lifecycle Management is by its nature a collaborative solution. Look for vendors who support current, web based technologies Read More

Front-to-back-office Integration: Improving Your Customer Life Cycle Management


Research shows that back-office connectivity is not addressed by many customer relationship management (CRM) solutions—meaning, customer data cannot be shared effectively and companies are prone to errors, delays, and needless paperwork. In the long run, this negatively impacts overall customer satisfaction in small to medium businesses (SMBS). Learn how front-to-back-office integration can help you address these issues.

it erp life cycle  scenario for all involved, it is not without its challenges. Undertaking front-to-back-office, retrospective integration can be a costly, complex, and risky proposition for SMB organizations, and even when a company manages to achieve its short-term integration objectives, there is no guarantee that future CRM or ERP upgrades will not render the integration inoperable. The availability of CRM solutions that offer out-of-the-box, easy-to-deploy integrations with market- leading ERP solutions, therefore, Read More

Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots


Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

it erp life cycle  of enterprise applications hot-buttons. It is needless to say that almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. To that end, over the last few years, all significant enterprise applications players have been actively partnering or finding other ways to provide solutions that allow businesses to collaborate more 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.

it erp life cycle  reflection of your business; it is a potential shortcoming on the part of an ERP package in an area where, if functionality is lacking, your implementation will fail. The vendor''s flaw will be fatal to your success. Fatal flaws are usually limited to a very small part of the vendor''s total product, but that part is absolutely necessary for success. Typically, fatal flaws are found in the operational areas of the business and, for life science companies, cGMP and Part 11 compliance. Therefore, most of 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. 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.

it erp life cycle  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

Midmarket ERP Solutions Checklist


Before you commit to any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you should first answer several questions about what your organization needs and wants to accomplish with its ERP strategy. The answers will help you determine which applications and what kind of functionality your organization requires from its ERP solution, as well as go a long way toward easing the implementation process. Read how to prepare yourself.

it erp life cycle  wants to accomplish with its ERP strategy. The answers will help you determine which applications and what kind of functionality your organization requires from its ERP solution, as well as go a long way toward easing the implementation process. Read how to prepare yourself. Read More

Zavanti ERP Is TEC Certified for ERP for Services and PPM for PSA Evaluation


TEC is pleased to announce that Zavanti ERP by Zavanti is now TEC certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for services and project portfolio management and professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software spaces. Zavanti offers an end-to-end suite of solutions for the property development, building and construction, property management, and professional services organizations, particularly the engineering, architecture, contractors, and consultants vertical markets.

it erp life cycle  meet the needs of its target industries. The ERP system is designed to guide an organization through each stage of the project lifecycle, from project concept through to completion. The integrated ERP suite assists with the control and management of business operations with integrated financials incorporated across the ERP suite. The system is designed as a set of modules which allows the flexibility to configure the system to work the way the business operates. The system modules all work together 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-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, high-tech and electronics, aerospace and defense, and automotive. Infor Open Architecture, the service-oriented architecture on which Infor ERP LN is built, helps users create bridges with their supply chains through standards-based, loosely coupled integration (J2EE, SOAP, and WDSL) and complete support for Web services.

it erp life cycle  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, high-tech and electronics, aerospace and defense, and Read More

ERP as a Living System: The Power of Community-Driven Product Enhancement


Today’s manufacturer is challenged by static enterprise resource planning (ERP) with annual complex upgrades. See how powerful change-on-demand capabilities allow companies to instantly align their ERP and business processes without a time-consuming IT effort. With a community-driven development approach, enhancements are driven by a community of users, and the system constantly improves in the exact way a user requires.

it erp life cycle  processes without a time-consuming IT effort. With a community-driven development approach, enhancements are driven by a community of users, and the system constantly improves in the exact way a user requires. 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 subsidiary of Australian based Prometheus Software Developments Pty. Ltd., a leading Far Eastern Internet and e-commerce enabled ERP provider.

it erp life cycle  on customer satisfaction. Furthermore, it will present an additional impediment for the Big 5 ERP vendors in their quest of capturing a highly coveted mid-market ERP share, where they have currently been achieving fairly dismal results compared to its smaller brethren. User Recommendations We encourage potential North American users to familiarize themselves with the newcomer company''s value proposition, since we believe that it will be in a position to better leverage its negotiating position with all Read More

IntegrateIT ERP 123 V7.2.561 for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Product Certification Report


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that IntegrateIT product ERP 123 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in TEC’s 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.

it erp life cycle  ERP 123 V7.2.561 for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Product Certification Report Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that IntegrateIT product ERP 123 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in TEC’s 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 Read More

Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report


Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing is TEC Certified for online evaluation enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing 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, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) for ETO Manufacturers ERP Certification Report


Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers 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.

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