An enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution provides the ability to access the right information, from the right source, at the right time, empowering all users throughout the supply chain. This report explains how your solution can identify the resources needed to capture, produce, ship, and account for customer orders, while supporting the various manufacturing processes.
Finding a needle in a hay stack is hard, but the task pales in comparison to finding a specific needle in a pile of needles. Selecting the ideal Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution can feel just as daunting. ERP represents a serious investment for any organisation and is vital to future success. This report explores the strategies organisations are employing to find the right ERP fit that will give them the tools they need to thrive.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications that collect and compiles data from different departments to enhance collaboration and co-ordination within the business. If you’re looking to implement your first ERP system, or to upgrade from an existing system, this whitepaper offers eight simple steps for selection that will lead to long-term strategic success.
Technology has transformed the broader world of business software and consumer applications. Workers now interact through mobile devices and social media, and applications are increasingly connected together over the web. But many ERP deployments have remained oblivious to these tectonic changes—it’s as if the iPhone was never invented, social media was a futuristic concept and connecting ERP to web channels was a kooky concept for the dabbling few.
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A new trend is evolving in enterprise resource planning (ERP). It’s the concept of
two-tier ERP, and it has become a growing area of discussion in corporate finance and
information technology (IT) departments. Done well, it promises to finally attain the
global visibility, standardization, and efficiency we all imagined large-scale ERP would
bring back before those systems proved too complex, costly, and slow to deploy.What
is two-tier ERP, and when is it right?
When was the last time you upgraded your ERP system? If the answer is “not in recent memory,” then you aren’t alone. About two-thirds of mid-sized businesses are running old versions of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—in some cases, it’s software that’s three or more versions old. This is the legacy of decades of on-premise (in-house) software deployments, incremental releases that never seemed worth the pain of a major upgrade migration project, and fear of losing critical customization.
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Like a civil engineering endeavor or sizable construction project, implementing an
enterprise-wide application like an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help
run your business is a costly and complex process. And just as would be the case
with any significant undertaking, success is not a given. A certain amount of planning,
discipline and wisdom are required to complete implementation in a timely
manner and to make sure that the new enterprise system put into place meets the
requirements of your business.
In this whitepaper, we will discuss how the complexity of a system like ERP can
be reduced, and how the huge spectrum of functionality and information that an
application encompasses can be made easier to navigate. In short, we will discuss ERP
usability, with special attention to allowing you to consider usability as a criterion
in your enterprise application selection process.
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