aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software solutions, announced that Iveco, part of Fiat Group, has deployed aPriori’s software platform to set, track and meet target costs across its product design process. Iveco will apply aPriori in its value engineering and new product development processes to identify and deliver new cost efficiencies for a broad range of products and groups.
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.
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.
Godlan, Inc., an Infor Gold Channel Partner announced today the general availability of Infor SyteLine 8.03.11. In this version, the SyteLine ERP Web Client is updated to use the new User Interface design, a groundbreaking new user interface look and feel that sets the industry standard of "Beauty as a Competence"
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.
As part of its ongoing effort to improve quality, limit costs, and increase efficiency, Gallatin Steel sought to alleviate a significant document storage issue and facilitate better businesses processes through the investigation and eventual implementation of enterprise content management software.
According to the new International Data Corporation (IDC) United States Black Book 4Q12, total IT spending on hardware, software, and IT services across all 15 enterprise industries is forecasted to grow by 6% in 2013, to approximately $474 Billion.
Like many other manufacturers that introduced some of the first Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems years ago, Marwood faced a dilemma. Its outdated DOS-based system needed another upgrade, and management had to decide whether it was worth the investment to throw more money at a system that was far less than state-of-the-art.
Like many companies in the manufacturing industry, Companion Systems was challenged with managing the growing number of product variants and offering the right product to meet each customer’s needs with accurate and competitive pricing. As the company soon found out, when it comes to big-picture business issues such as this, the devil is in the details.
For over 25 years Sage has been helping manufacturing businesses achieve their goals by offering cost-effective, end-to-end solutions that are simple to use and span the diverse needs of midsized businesses across virtually every industry.
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?
The reason so many manufacturers struggle with complexity is that they’re using outdated tools to manage their revenue. By examining the reasons why manufacturing has grown more complex and why traditional revenue management tools are no longer effective, we can uncover solutions that will help manufacturing and technology companies keep more revenue in their pockets.
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?
While watching the Super Bowl this year, I was reminded of how complicated it is to build a winning team; a team that operates at the highest level to achieve the ultimate prize. We, in the project management business, strive to pick the best professionals for a project and then attempt to coach them to victory.
Manufacturing Business Technology is devoting this week to ERP. 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.
Because RefrigiWear serves a broad range of industries, its international customer base is diverse and widespread. As such, RefrigiWear needed a flexible, easy-to-use, web-based CRM system that could be integrated seamlessly into the existing infrastructure and implemented quickly.
Product companies are facing significant challenges. Complex global supply chains have become the norm. Social data has changed the way people communicate. Supply chain velocity has exploded. Shorter order runs, compressed innovation cycles, faster decision making, on the spot judgment calls: companies have no choice but to move faster.
By automating and streamlining processes from department to department or person to person, you create a holistic, integrated decision-making environment, where you can make proactive operational decisions at every level of your business.
An ERP implementation is not easy. Just like surgery, there will be some “recovery” time. But that doesn’t mean your business stops during that recovery period. It just means you need to take extra care to insure a full recovery, with the result being a healthy business that is able to function better than ever.
ERP has been the backbone of the IT business system for manufacturing companies for more than 20 years. It’s grown from basic order processing, inventory management, and accounting to cover more business processes than it was ever intended for.
Understand the hidden challenges of environmental footprint management in manufacturing, and learn the hard questions to ask green ERP vendors.
Four tips for lean supply chain improvements in manufacturing operations and six technology tools to automate these best practices.
The blurring of the line between manufacturing and supply chain logistics provides the opportunity to move efficient manufacturing management concepts to supply chain management. One manufacturing concept stands out as most successful: the concept of lean. This white paper describes lean manufacturing and how it can be applied to supply chain management.