Unless you have a very specific goal in mind, “success” and “failure” can be pretty nebulous terms. In many situations, the contrast between success and failure is black and white but when it comes to an ERP implementation, the vast number of key performance indicators (KPIs) can make this assessment both time-consuming and hard to…Details
IMARK Group Members get First Look at Game-changing Software in Chicago Next Week xTuple vice president Wally Tonra, account executive Stacey Pandeloglou and software engineer Tom Atkins are suiting up for the big game. That ‘big game’ – in the world of industrial distribution – is the IMARK Showcase, an annual marketing conference and trade…Details
Money motivates. Or at least that’s what conventional managerial wisdom tells us. But although many executives still cling to this assumption, some executives are beginning to realize that nonfinancial incentives can be just as motivating (if not more so). Applying this wisdom to an ERP implementation can ensure that end-users quickly adapt to a new…Details
Six Sigma is a management philosophy focused on making an organization more effective and efficient. This webinar clip explores some common questions about how and when to incorporate Six Sigma into an ERP implementation.
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Much has been said about the demise of American manufacturing. There is a general sense that manufacturing jobs are being moved overseas to China, India, and other developing markets, yet from what we can tell, U.S. companies and other developed multi-nationals are still looking for ways to leverage ERP systems. In fact, a majority of…Details
To drive real-time, insight-driven planning processes, SAP AG, a provider of ERP software, today announced the planned availability of SAP liveCache technology powered by the SAP HANA platform. This introduction of SAP HANA is intended to deliver opportunities for deployments of the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimizer (SAP APO) component. This announcement follows other recent…Details
Cloud ERP software is popular among organizations of all sizes. Rather than hosting an ERP system on-site, organizations can have their data and systems hosted by their ERP providers. Our 2013 ERP Report revealed some interesting data regarding organizations’ experiences with cloud ERP software but this poll should provide additional insight into the actual cost…Details
Interface Improvements Allow Users to Easily Extend the Software’s Functionality and Personalize the User Interface Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in ERP software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced a major upgrade to Epicor LumberTrack (formerly from Progressive Solutions), a comprehensive business software solution for lumber and wood products manufacturers…Details
Complementary Solutions Help Eliminate Paper and Unstructured Content-Related Costs Perceptive Software, creator of process and content management products and solutions, and Jenzabar, Inc., a leading provider of ERP software, strategies and services for higher education, today announced a partnership that helps higher education institutions eliminate paper, decrease unstructured content-related costs and improve process efficiencies through…Details
Innovation can be a scary word for organizations that are holding onto the 20th century mindset of tight control and rigid structure. The technology and connectivity of the 21st century calls for flexibility and openness to change but many organizations are so attached to old traditions that they have difficulty moving forward. Consequently, implementing a…Details