It's hard to have the right information to make fast and accurate decisions in the heat of a crisis. But if you build the right systems, you may be able to get better early warnings and responses in place to turn down the heat on your next disaster.
Learn what the three most important new trends are in ERP, and how they will play a key role in helping manufacturers run their businesses more efficiently. Sage points out what manufacturers need to do to take their ERP to the next level.
Customer “communities” are becoming increasingly popular as social business networks. Cloud ERP solutions are especially well-suited to communities because systems like Kenandy ERP have built-in collaboration. The feature allows companies and their partners, such as suppliers, to exchange information in real time.
Most can agree that Cloud ERP, and certainly MFG Cloud ERP, is in its infancy. Interestingly, while analysts project that the adoption rate for Cloud HR is over 60 percent and for Cloud CRM over 75 percent, the present adoption rate of Cloud ERP for manufacturers is less than ten percent (versus 90 percent of On Premise ERP). Yet, there is a general consensus that, by 2023, most of the installed MFG ERP systems will be Cloud-based.
Manufacturing Business Technology took some time to talk with Sanjay Ravi, managing director of discrete manufacturing at Microsoft Corp. about cloud computing in the manufacturing sector and how companies can benefit from it.
NetSuite Inc. and Autodesk Inc. announced a strategic alliance to offer manufacturing companies seamless integration of Autodesk PLM 360 and NetSuite ERP. The relationship aims to transform modern manufacturing by helping manufacturers confront challenges like shifting economic conditions, deliver quality products and address customer innovation requirements, all with a flexible, cloud-based system.
Atidan announced it has qualified as a member of the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate program by demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft's customers evolving needs in today's dynamic cloud marketplace. To qualify for the Cloud Accelerate program, partners must successfully demonstrate their cloud services expertise through rigorous sales and technical assessments; and ensure the highest quality of services.
Dell and Intel experts discuss where cloud computing began, where it is now, and what quantitative and qualitative results it can bring to your enterprise. Smaller companies generally choose to start off with a public cloud, but as they grow, they bring those functions back in-house and create their own private cloud. Watch to learn more.
For a long time sophisticated inventory management software solutions were too costly for most small and mid-size businesses. In addition to paying for the software license, you needed appropriate hardware to house the data and an IT staff to maintain the software and address problems. All of this adds up to high cost of ownership.
For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role that is now transitioning to a coordinating role. In addition, it can be significantly more difficult to control user and access privileges in cloud applications.
Manufacturing Business Technology is devoting this week to Cloud Computing. Check here daily for articles, blogs and videos being featured this week. Hear from industry experts on how they've integrated technology, the solutions currently being offered in the industry and gain insight on making the most of your operations.
Call it the Logistics Cloud. It’s cloud-computing technology for logistics service providers, or LSPs, and it’s a huge universe that encompasses every industry. It’s computing that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet and employs a network of remote servers to store, manage and process data rather than a local server.
Shares of BMC Software climbed before the opening bell on new reports that a team of private equity firms may attempt to buy the information technology company as soon as Monday. There were several reports that Bain Capital LLC and Golden Gate Capital Group were close to finalizing an agreement to buy the Houston company in a deal valued at more than $6.5 billion.
It’s not always easy to get a room full of people excited about IT, but Inforum 2013 succeeded in doing so. But it wouldn’t be a conference on enterprise solutions if there weren’t cloud cover—and Infor has a few new cloud initiatives with big ramifications for manufacturers, including a partnership with IBM and a new big data solution called Sky Vault.
According to a new IFS-sponsored study, executives at middle market to large companies are less interested in implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software through subscription-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) than on-premise implementations or exploring a private cloud delivery system.
We’re in the midst of a radical shift in the way people live, work and communicate. New and continually improving technological advancements are opening the doors to a truly mobile workforce. Gone are the clunky mobile devices, wired telephones and dial-up Internet connections of the 20th century, and the amount of computing power we can fit into a few inches of space these days is nothing short of mind-boggling.
attune Consulting announced that MAS Holdings has chosen to invest $20 million to fuel attune’s development as the world’s leading IT business and technology solutions company focused exclusively on the fashion and lifestyle industries. As part of this investment, attune will merge with Sabre Technologies, a software services provider specializing in cloud, mobile and other Web-based technologies.
Acumatica, a leading global provider of cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and financial software, announced the availability of a Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) study, a commissioned research study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Acumatica.
One of Emerson's core businesses is powering and cooling giant data and telecommunications centers around the world. People think that data centers are large quiet rooms storing and retrieving data. David Farr, CEO, Emerson, talks about data centers, where the company started with them and where they're at now.
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that 11 models of its Liebert GXT3 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) earned ENERGY STAR Version 1.0 qualification. All 11 qualified models of the Liebert GXT3 are available across North America.
There are many reasons why R&D is the “sweet spot” for cloud computing. Regardless of the industry, there is always a lot of ramping up and down, short-term testing and modeling for any new developments. If a company uses the cloud during this process, they won’t only reduce development time and costs, they will also be able to more efficiently and securely get a product to market.
Small- to mid-sized manufacturing operations across the U.S. get an efficiency boost today with the launch by KeyedIn™ Solutions of KeyedIn Manufacturing, a 100 percent Cloud-based application designed specifically for the manufacturing sector.
Starting from the ground up, the team at Best Theratronics evaluated enterprise resource planning (ERP) options and the associated cost of servers and support staff. They were in search of a simplified implementation, quick deployment and turnkey management to support daily enterprise-wide operations in sales, production, logistics, services, purchasing, accounting and finance.
After more than a decade of controversy, there is now unanimity of thought on many of the benefits and evolution of Cloud ERP. Indeed, today, there is common thinking among business and market analysts, software vendors and system integrators about the role of Cloud ERP. At last, this consensus is finally trickling down to end-users.
There has been a lot of debate about the merits of on-premise vs. SaaS ERP solutions and many of the arguments have been based on assumptions about how much different solutions would cost. But what do the numbers say about the cost differences between the two options?
Detractors of ERP cloud computing have always pointed at ERP security as being questionable in that arrangement. Undoubtedly, it is comforting to know that all of your vital information is within your four walls. You can "keep your arms around it" so to speak. On the other hand, how sophisticated is your IT staff in securing your system?