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7 Tips For A Successful Enterprise Software Implementation

May 18, 2015 11:43 am | by Sameer Bhatia | Articles | Comments

Here are seven tips to help your enterprise software implementation be a success.

Want To Manufacture Intelligent Products? Moving Your ERP To The Cloud Helps

May 1, 2015 11:08 am | by Rob Goldiez | Blogs | Comments

As we seek to take advantage of the huge advancements in manufacturing — automation technology,...

Cloud ERP: The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking

April 23, 2015 11:02 am | by Lori Payne | Articles | Comments

For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing...

Manufacturers Are Looking To The Cloud

April 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global...

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The State Of Manufacturing ERP Systems

March 30, 2015 8:57 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing Business Technology recently surveyed its readers to understand their ERP usage and needs. Here's a look at those results, plus industry insights on where ERP solutions are today, the biggest challenges for ERP systems, and where the systems are headed. 

Navigating The Challenge Of Choosing ERP Software

March 30, 2015 8:47 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Finding and utilizing the right ERP system is a great way to streamline a company’s manufacturing process, minimize miscommunication and disconnect amongst your employees, and decrease the resulting errors

More Or Less ERP: That Is The Question

March 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Zach Hanlon | Blogs | Comments

The ERP is the lifeblood of most of the manufacturing industry, but that industry is changing fast and most can’t keep up.

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than It Delivers?

March 17, 2015 11:36 am | by Bob McKee | Articles | Comments

How to know when it’s time to replace your homegrown ERP system.

A Two-Tier ERP Strategy – The Right Solution For The Right Customer

March 16, 2015 11:47 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

If your plant-level ERP is perfectly tailored to your business, but corporate has standardized on a common platform at the corporate level, can the two coexist?

10 Often Forgotten ERP Implementation Faux Pas

March 10, 2015 11:36 am | by Daniel Erickson | Articles | Comments

ERP software implementation disasters are the result of assorted smaller, and seemingly unrelated, actions that converge in a monumental event. So, why do ERP implementations go awry?

Is It Time To Replace Your Legacy ERP System?

February 12, 2015 12:03 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.

Vendor Shootout For ERP Event

January 21, 2015 4:23 pm | by Technology Evaluation Centers | Events

Vendor Shootout for ERP is the nation's leading ERP software evaluation, comparison and selection event. Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers, this premier event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement. 

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5 Essential ERP Needs Custom ETO Manufacturers Should Consider

January 12, 2015 11:41 am | by Jean Magny | Articles | Comments

Custom engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers have unique process requirements throughout their manufacturing lifecycle. The communication between departments, or lack-there-of, can cause bottlenecks, affecting the growth potential of small to medium-size manufacturers.

Manufacturers Need An ERP As Unique As Their Business

December 10, 2014 12:11 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide. While some ERP vendors might suggest that it's best to conform to their ERP application's practices, in fact, the ERP software should be adaptable to the customer.

Edgewater Fullscope Launches EDGE For AX Version 2.0

November 6, 2014 9:24 am | by Edgewater Fullscope | Product Releases | Comments

Edgewater Fullscope, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology, Inc. and leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solutions to manufacturers, has launched the latest version of Fullscope EDGE for AX.

The Role Of Cloud Based ERP In Reshoring Manufacturing

October 24, 2014 10:39 am | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective — ultimately driving greater revenue.

Cloud ERP — The Right Tool For The Relevant Problem

October 20, 2014 12:48 pm | by Srinivasan Ramaswamy | Articles | Comments

An agile solution that is constantly evolving and keeps pace with the rapid changes in technology and usage patterns of the users, is what the current business needs.                        

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Built-In Business Intelligence

October 1, 2014 3:57 pm | by IFS North America | Articles | Comments

IFS recently conducted a survey of Manufacturing Business Technology readers to find out the extent that companies were adopting business intelligence programs and to what degree those programs were being integrated with their ERP solutions. 

Managing Accruals: Why ERP Systems Are Not Enough

September 29, 2014 12:51 pm | by Joe Alphonse | Articles | Comments

ERP systems, while great for processing business transactions and managing accounting flows, struggle to determine precise accrual rates — a task that can lead directly to the misallocation of money.               

Allied Valve Uses IT Agility And Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 18, 2014 3:37 pm | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve, a supplier of industrial valves, repairs and field services to power and chemical plants, refineries and other industrial installations in the north-central U.S., is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.

Ten Tips For A Successful ERP Implementation

September 8, 2014 12:46 pm | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       

When Shopping For An ERP Solution, Beware The Empty Promise

July 11, 2014 10:51 am | by Timothy D. Garcia
 | Articles | Comments

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 different depending on a company’s needs. This tends to cause confusion and leaves many people feeling as though they don’t understand how ERP works, and furthermore how it can be helpful to their business.  

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? An organization reaches that fork in the road because it has pushed its servers to the end of their useful lives and now need to do something about it.  

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 manufacturers operate with an outdated ERP system, they reduce their ability to enter new markets or regions, streamline processes or manage change.     

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.

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.

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