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When Shopping For An ERP Solution, Beware The Empty Promise

July 11, 2014 10:51 am | by Timothy D. Garcia
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Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.

ERP Basics For Manufacturing

May 9, 2014 11:38 am | by Dan Milne and Joey Skinner, Eide Bailly | Articles | Comments

There is a decent amount of information on the Internet, but ERP implementations can be very...

Cloud Server Hosting: Removing The Fog From Making The Leap

May 1, 2014 12:35 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

What’s behind the decision to remain with an in-house solution or embrace cloud server hosting?...

Seven Can’t-Miss Guidelines For Today’s ERP Project

April 22, 2014 1:19 pm | by Jeff Carr, Ultra Consultants | Blogs | Comments

It’s a given that ERP has to stay current to meet today’s business requirements. When...

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Six Tips To Successfully Deploy Cloud Solutions

April 11, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jim Shepherd, VP of Strategy, Plex | Articles | Comments

We are entering a new era of manufacturing — one where manufacturers need to move fast and strike hard in order to stay ahead of competitors and stay relevant to customers. This type of maneuverability depends heavily on technology, leading companies to take stock of their ERP solutions and evaluate if they can succeed with what they have.

Systems Consolidation Saves Time, Improves Work Flow

April 7, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Assa Abloy benefitted from the expertise of Columbus as the manufacturer made Microsoft Dynamics the exclusive platform for their global enterprise.

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Do You Know the Dangers of Uniformed ERP Selection?

April 2, 2014 12:49 pm | by Epicor | White Papers

Selecting an ERP solution can be a high-risk/high-reward decision. While a successful ERP implementation can lead to substantial gains, a poorly selected and implemented solution can add complexity to an organization.

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Unique Environment Places Emphasis on Real-time Data, Traceability

March 24, 2014 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.

Revitalizing Your ERP With Process Automation

March 18, 2014 11:03 am | by Jeff Rauscher, Director of Solutions Design, Redwood Software, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A successfully managed supply chain is based on a single premise — produce more high-quality products, consistently, in less time for greater profit. During the early 20th century, factory-floor automation revolutionized manufacturing with this same idea. Since then, process automation has taken over as the driving force to generate greater efficiency in every business.

Infinitely Virtual Rolls Out InfiniteERP

March 13, 2014 9:21 am | by Infinitely Virtual | Product Releases | Comments

Infinitely Virtual has announced that it has aligned with BASIS International Ltd. to launch InfiniteERP™, a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning suite tailored to manufacturing applications.

Dell Saves $50 Million With mcaConnect And Dynamics AX

March 7, 2014 5:14 pm | Videos | Comments

At one time Dell Computers had 11 factories - each operating with a unique IT system. This led to high operating costs, complex infrastructure demands, and added difficulties in handling any changes. There was also a higher level of unreliability due to the slower and less effective manner in which all of these factories, with their different systems, could communicate.

Monitor Your Energy To Any Granularity

March 6, 2014 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the release of its new Energy Monitoring software module, Lighthouse Systems aims to help manufacturers monitor all their energy consumption, correlate the energy consumed to relevant production assets or output and to upload that data to relevant cost entries in the company’s ERP system.

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Innovations That Can Improve SyteLine ERP Users' Business Performance

February 25, 2014 3:13 pm | by Infor | News | Comments

Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist (SyteLine ERP), EAM (Asset Management) specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced that a series of Live Demo Webinars are set for March 3rd – 7th, 2014 at 11:00AM ET daily featuring a full week of on-air events provided at no charge for Godlan's Infor SyteLine ERP customers and prospects.

The Role Of Software In SRM

February 19, 2014 10:02 am | by Douglas Olander, Managing Director, BBK | Articles | Comments

What separates those manufacturers using data effectively from those not is centered in how data issues are handled. It revolves around management approach, not software sophistication.                   

Why ERP Doesn’t Work, And Steps To Fix The Problem

February 14, 2014 4:01 pm | by Robert Byrne, CEO of Terra Technology | Blogs | Comments

While a key enabler for the modern supply chain, ERP is often mistaken as the single universal solution to meet every need. Whether the result of over-aggressive vendors or self-imposed rationalization to justify the large investment, the outcome is the same: disappointment with supply chain functionality.

Epicor Launches Enhance Signature Methodology

February 11, 2014 3:27 pm | by Epicor | Product Releases | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, has announced the launch of the enhanced Epicor Signature Methodology and expanded portfolio of services capabilities to deliver repeatable, faster and cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation results to its growing global customer base.

GE Extends Software Suite To Facilitate Manufacturing Transformation

February 10, 2014 4:40 pm | by GE Intelligent Platforms | Product Releases | Comments

At the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, GE Intelligent Platforms announced significant updates to its industry-leading suite of Proficy Manufacturing software. These solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of today’s manufacturers as they transform their operations to meet the new realities of business potential enabled by the Industrial Internet. New capabilities are currently being shipped in the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, Tracker software applications as well as the breakthrough Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete.

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Where Will ERP Go In 2014?

January 31, 2014 10:46 am | by Ruth Raistrick, Head of Client Services, K3 Syspro | Blogs | Comments

There are plenty of well-known predictions — like in all sorts of industries, adoption of cloud is likely to increase and mobilisation will come into its own. More generally, we’re going to see attitudes to innovations in ERP significantly impact the competitiveness of organisations, as those who resist change risk falling behind their competitors.

Must-Have ERP Features For The Automotive Industry

January 31, 2014 10:26 am | by Plex | Articles | Comments

Automotive OEMs and parts manufacturers are fighting for survival in an increasingly more competitive global economy. As large companies spin off parts of the whole and smaller companies are acquired by more substantial players in the industry, they share one common goal — streamlined, efficient operations that maximize profitability.

What Does 3D Printing Mean For ERP?

January 29, 2014 10:35 am | by Antony Bourne, Global Manufacturing Industry Director, IFS | Blogs | Comments

How do manufacturers accommodate 3D printing from a business management standpoint within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) application? Here are a few insights.                         

Why Social Enterprise Networking Must Be Purposeful And Actionable

January 27, 2014 3:03 pm | by Alexander Renz, Director of Product Management, Infor | Blogs | Comments

Businesses today are flooded with information. Between email trails, instant messages, online meetings and conference calls, there are hours upon hours of critical business conversations that are decentralized, difficult or impossible to track, and ultimately lost. Organizations need a centralized platform for employee collaboration, where information is shared and conversations are organized into streams across the enterprise.

5 ERP Business Benefits Of 2014

January 27, 2014 9:49 am | by Bob Vormittag, President & CEO, VAI | Blogs | Comments

Implementation of an ERP solution is essential to the success of distribution and manufacturing companies. With technologies continuously evolving and extended government regulations coming into play, here are five ERP business benefits that users can expect to receive throughout 2014.

A Call To Action For Manufacturers To Drive Greater Customer Experience Through Modern ERP

January 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by Epicor | News | Comments

A recent industry survey sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation conveys that over the next three years leading Industrial Machinery and Equipment (IME) manufacturers will be on the lookout for a flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that enables more collaboration, provides more timely information and drives customer experience to new levels.

A Connected Factory In The Semiconductor Industry

December 12, 2013 3:37 pm | by Ramadurai Ramalingam, Vice President & Manoj Ramanujam, Senior Consultant, Semiconductor, Computing and Storage Vertical, Wipro | Articles | Comments

Semiconductor companies have pockets of excellence within their business operations, but fragmented and often outdated systems make real time intelligence a difficult proposition in the current landscape. This is why the concept of a connected factory that is supported by an analytical framework is critical for the semiconductor organizations and can truly result in efficiency improvements for the semiconductor manufacturers.

Study: Most ERP Inadequate For Global, Complex Business

December 4, 2013 3:38 pm | News | Comments

A study released by IFS, the global enterprise applications company, reveals that the overwhelming majority of manufacturers are running multiple manufacturing modes from multiple locations, and that their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not well equipped to handle it.

Godlan Achieves TEC Accreditation

December 4, 2013 2:52 pm | by PRWeb | News | Comments

Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist (SyteLine ERP), EAM (Asset Management) specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced that it has achieved TEC Accreditation for ERP solutions.              

Q&A: Addressing Traceability Challenges With ERP

December 3, 2013 10:50 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food safety is seen as the single most important issue among manufacturers, and the demands to document information relating to food sourcing, material flow, traceability and more present an ongoing challenge.            

Infor Delivers The Most Significant SyteLine Release In Six Years

November 25, 2013 3:46 pm | by Infor | News | Comments

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, has announced Infor SyteLine 9.00, a major release of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application used by more than 5,000 customer locations around the world. Infor SyteLine incorporates the latest Infor technology innovations of the Infor 10x platform and broad support for Infor Ming.le™, Infor ION and Infor Business Intelligence (BI).

Study Explores Manufacturer Interest In ERP Integration With Social Media

November 25, 2013 3:07 pm | by IFS | News | Comments

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has released a primary research study suggesting that interest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration with social media sites may be leveling off.             

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