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, a manufacturing ERP software specialist (SyteLine ERP), EAM (Asset Management)...
Food safety is seen as the single most important issue among manufacturers, and the demands to...
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers,...
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.
Organizations get the most benefit from cloud computing when they also take care to implement proven best practices for managing software assets effectively, BSA | The Software Alliance reported in a new study.
Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Coffee spat resolution; anti-theft tech for cellphones; how an ERP system could hamper revenue growth and a 3D printed car.
The world has changed a lot since 1929 and so has the way Silver Spring Foods runs its business. The company recognized that its current Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system could not handle its current business requirements and would be unable to evolve as the company continued to grow.
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that its component-based, extended ERP suite IFS Applications 8 has been tested and certified for deployment on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.
While ERP systems are innately fused into crucial business processes in an organization, there are some tradeoffs. Simply put, any ERP system is a jack of all trades, yet master of few. And although the systems excel at managing basic financial transactions and customer information, they struggle with higher-order tasks — such as managing complex incentives, rebates and accruals.
attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, has announced attune for Retail (a4R), a retail enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed specifically to solve the needs of fashion and lifestyle brands that operate their own retail stores.
When we look at the progression of enterprise IT, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology continues to expand and overlap into adjacent areas of enterprise application functionality.
Godlan, a manufacturing ERP software specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced the launch of their new website hosted at www.godlan.com. The new site is dedicated to ERP, manufacturing, process improvement, services, and hosts scores of free whitepapers, informative videos, and other useful information for today's forward moving enterprise.
EMSEAL Joint Systems recently mastered the “project management triangle” — fast delivery, excellent quality and cost-effectiveness — with their implementation of xTuple, the world’s No.1 open source ERP.
Mobility, social collaboration, the cloud and big data are among just a few of the hot technology trends poised to transform the manufacturing supply chain and introduce new levels of collaboration.
Every organization has a unique approach to IT often dictated by the type of products and processes involved. For some companies aiming to improve manufacturing operations capabilities, it may make sense to build on the enterprise backbone, which is typically ERP. For others, however, it makes sense to build upon existing manufacturing operations management (MOM) or industrial automation investments.
Microsoft's Melissa Cook discusses ERP trends and what companies should think about when selecting new systems.
If manufacturers put the right quality programs and new technologies in place from the start, they are able to easily improve existing processes and realize immediate benefits. Here are six key tips that will place manufacturers on the right track from the get-go.
Plex Systems — provider of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, the only native cloud ERP system with manufacturing at its core — has announced a two-part food webinar series.
Epicor Software Corporation has announced that a new IDC Manufacturing Insights report has uncovered how important a customer-oriented strategy is for successful manufacturers.
In many companies, the IT teams are split into two distinct camps — with the older workers managing line of business applications, such as ERP and related servers, while the younger ones handle networking and emerging technologies. As companies embrace new social, mobile cloud technologies, however, these two camps must come together and work in harmony to further evolve ERP applications.
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, has announced the availability of a new release of Infor M3, the next generation of its ERP application focused on the specific needs of key vertical industries. This version sees more than 500 improvements tailored to the respective needs of the distribution, equipment, fashion, chemicals, and food & beverage sectors.
Today, SMBs are able to compete in a global market with more agility and more freedom, as cloud computing provides the necessary resources to respond to customer and industry demands from virtually anywhere, at any time, and from almost every type of mobile device.
Not long ago, manufacturers could achieve success and even dominance by simply producing a quality product at a fair price. But today, the world has changed dramatically. Globalization, digitization, Ecommerce and customer empowerment have forced manufacturers to rethink the ingredients for success in fast-moving global markets.
When it comes to the customer experience, ERP is like the Rodney Dangerfield of the business application world: It gets no respect. And yet, newly published research indicates ERP systems can be a powerful enabler of customer experience initiatives that are so essential to support customer retention and product differentiation.
To manage its growing operations in the 80s and 90s, Shape Corp. expanded its IT functionality by adding separate stand-alone systems, upgrading and linking them as needed. Over time, this approach became cumbersome and resource-intensive. When the company got to a point where upgrades and patches were required on several systems simultaneously, it replaced its separate systems with a single integrated system.
Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP on Cloud, Tablets and Smart phones today announced the global launch of its comprehensive HR & Talent Management solution, Ramco HCM on Cloud (Human Capital Management). The launch also marked the unveiling of Ramco’s In-memory engine, Minnal which dramatically improves processing speed by up to 100 times.
Manufacturers look to ERP systems to build success. But change does not come from investment in ERP — it comes from commitment to strategic implementation. Installing ERP provides manufacturers with technology. Implementing ERP provides a culture of data-driven decision making, equipped to develop solutions with lasting value.
QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services, has announced the enhanced traceability framework in QAD Enterprise Applications supports evolving regulatory requirements for Unique Device Identification (UDI). Manufacturers in the Life Sciences rely on QAD Enterprise Applications to optimize quality control throughout their manufacturing and distribution processes.
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