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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

managing change smb  pay the price in managing change and risking sub-optimal operations? Or should they change the software to fit the business and pay the price in customization? These decisions have a subsequent direct impact on the on-going cost of upgrades and updates. All these factors together influence flexibility in adapting to changing business processes. Newer enabling technologies such as Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) can facilitate more flexibility, yet Aberdeen has observed that these technology factors

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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. 

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Fostering a Culture of Adaptability


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How Project Portfolio Management Can Deal a Winning Hand to the SMB Project Manager


Project portfolio management (PPM), once a solution only larger organizations could afford, enables companies to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate, expedite, and monitor projects. In recent years, however, small to medium businesses have been able to benefit from PPM too, through software-as-a-service models of this tool.

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State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

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An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges


Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing requires from an ERP solution, including business intelligence capabilities.

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Managing Allocations while Processing Orders


Responding immediately to product availability requests with accurate delivery dates, and following through on commitments, is critical to serving the customer base. Improvement in this area will impact the bottom line through higher customer satisfaction, and decreased costs for goods sold. It is especially critical for enterprises to manage supply commitments to customers when products need to go on allocation.

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The Work Game that Motivates: The Holy Grail of Change Management


Can change really be "managed"? It is possible to create motivators for accepting proposed changes. In fact, it's not only possible, but obvious, if the five principles of change are understood, and the five principles of recreational motivation applied.

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Managing Compliance and Access For The Cloud


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Managing the Multicompany Corporation


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Validate and Enforce Change Process for SOX Compliance


If the auditors came knocking, would you be prepared? When they do come, you’ll need to be ready to answer some tough questions regarding your change management processes. Implementing and assessing change management controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance in the US can be a very expensive and time consuming process. Find out how you can reduce the SOX burden by improving the way you manage your change processes.

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