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ERP Selection Done Right

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Have you ever heard of the saying, “A day late and a dollar short?” Well, we don’t want you to feel that way with your ERP selection. Choosing the right ERP system from the start can save your company time and money. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning in the Cloud: What’s Next?

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

You’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about the cloud lately. Cloud technology started with simple applications like photo storage, but lately enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have been rolling out updated, cloud versions of their software. New cloud-based ERP systems are arriving on the business scene as well.

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ERP Selection and Implementation: Transitioning from Spreadsheets

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

As you move from your ERP selection into implementation, one area that must be addressed is the spreadsheet. While spreadsheets have their place, a sound ERP system will replace the need for stand-alone data collection and manipulation.

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Topics: ERP

Choosing the Best Consultant for Your ERP Selection

Posted by Robert Baran on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

When it becomes time to consider new enterprise software, don’t forget the impact of choosing the right consultant to be a part of your ERP selection. Your ERP consultant is an important part of the success of your decision.

Hiring an ERP system consultant is a lot like hiring an employee. It takes time and energy to talk to different enterprise resource planning vendors and resellers, and more time to read and reflect on their proposals.

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Topics: ERP

How Manufacturers Need to Respond to a Changing Market

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Manufacturing management presents many challenges. Just when you think you’ve solved one problem, the next one arises. Not only does it seem that you are always solving the next problem in manufacturing—the problems are occurring faster than ever. Rapid changes in technology are transforming consumer behavior, customer demands, technical capabilities and even legislation. In order to respond to these changes, manufacturing mangers need to continuously update and streamline their operations.

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Topics: Sage 300, ERP, SYSPRO

Learn Strategies for Moving to a Mobile ERP

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Are you ready to implement mobility into your operations? Are you uncertain of where to start? Or perhaps, you are still wondering if mobile solutions are really worth it. Enabling mobility in business across all functions has become an essential strategy to remain competitive in most industries. Mobile capabilities have been shown to offer greater efficiency, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction. If your business is experiencing rapid growth, increased competitive pressures, or changing market dynamics, mobile capabilities can be an effective means to help you meet these demands.

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Topics: Sage 300, ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile ERP, SYSPRO

Eliminate Functional Silos with an Integrated ERP

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

In order to be competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment, you must eliminate the inefficiencies that come when your different departments don’t talk to each other. Communication needs to be automatic and data needs to be transferred in real-time. It’s time to get rid of functional silos.

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Topics: ERP

Does Your ERP Support Change?

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Change in business is inevitable. Big and small changes happen all the time from change in personnel and products to new taxes and regulations. Perhaps your company is growing with new customers, more products, new countries and increased production. The question is not whether change will happen, but how well you respond to it. In many industries today, if you do not keep up with change, your business may be left behind.

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Topics: ERP

Mobile Technology Can Fit into Your IT Budget

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Mobile technology, integrated with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can fit into your budget. ERP mobility has become an essential capability for businesses who want the productivity enhancements that it brings. Mobility isn’t just for large companies; small and medium-size businesses are adopting the technology as well. This is because mobile technology may actually lower your overall IT budget. 

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Topics: ERP, mobile technology

Mobile ERP Selection Impacts all Areas of Business

Posted by Robert Baran on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

As we reported last week, workforce mobility has become a requirement to remain competitive in today’s business world. Mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications will impact any area where employees work more effectively away from their desk. Key areas impacted include:

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Topics: ERP, ERP Software, customer relationship management, ERP Selection, human resource management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile ERP