Enterprise Resource Planning

Process Manufacturing ERP Software Market Guide

Although the manufacturing industry employs far fewer Americans than it did 50 years ago, there are still sectors thriving and even experiencing substantial growth. Interestingly, most of these sectors belong to the process manufacturing sphere. As the name implies, process manufacturing refers to the processing as well as combination of raw materials and ingredients to create finished products. To deal with the specific challenges in this field, many businesses turn to process process manufacturing software.

Gabriel GheorghiuProcess Manufacturing ERP Software Market Guide
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11 Manufacturing KPIs Your ERP Software Should Track

As you likely know, manufacturing is one of the biggest industries around the globe. According to The World Bank, manufacturing added over 12.3 trillion USD in value globally in 2016. While there are many industries within manufacturing, there’s still an enormous amount of competition and pressure to produce goods quickly and cheaply. However, the right manufacturing software (ERP) can help your company track manufacturing KPIs.

Kate M. Orbeck11 Manufacturing KPIs Your ERP Software Should Track
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BPM vs ERP

According to a 2018 BPTrends Report, 93 percent of companies are involved in multiple efforts to improve their processes. However, only 50 percent of those using a BPM software reported satisfaction with the tool. It’s possible that the other half of BPM users would be more satisfied with a different way of managing their processes, like with an ERP software. But first we need to understand the full breakdown of BPM vs ERP software.

Kim O'ShaughnessyBPM vs ERP
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Compare Best Cloud ERP: Which Systems are Winning in 2018

In 2018 and beyond, the factors that drive organizations to compare cloud ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems often begin with a few strong focuses. In particular, product quality, production and process monitoring, an increased use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) applications and the need for greater mobility are becoming necessities for companies adopting new ERP software.

Louis ColumbusCompare Best Cloud ERP: Which Systems are Winning in 2018
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ERP Software Selection Criteria, Process and Vendor Checklist

A good enterprise resource planning (ERP) system should have an impact on every single part of your business. These highly sought after enterprise applications help manage activities including planning, research and development, purchasing, supply chain management, sales, and marketing. There are countless ERP software solutions available, so it’s crucial that you make the right ERP choice that fits your organization. But do you know what the ERP selection process looks like?

Don’t worry if you’re not familiar! That’s the very reason we built this ultra-comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to choose an ERP system. Packed with tips and recommendations, you can use this article as part of your ERP software evaluation checklist.

Kim O'ShaughnessyERP Software Selection Criteria, Process and Vendor Checklist
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The Most Important ERP Features List: A Review of ERP Capabilities

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) ranks high among the most comprehensive, powerful data management solutions available. For many businesses, ERP is an ideal solution for data analysis, automation and full-scale infrastructure integration. Yet, with many systems available, each seemingly tailored to different industries, selecting the right ERP software solution can seem overwhelming. But don’t get lost in the sea of bells and whistle, there are a few core capabilities every ERP should offer.

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ERP Functions List and Characteristics

There’s definitely a lot of buzz surrounding ERP software these days. You might’ve heard it’s a necessary tool to stay competitive in today’s market. Or, you’ve heard how efficient it can make your business operations. But first, let’s start with something simpler. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a business solution that integrates all your applications and manages your resources. So what can an ERP do specifically? To answer that question, we need to understand the basic ERP functions.

Kim O'ShaughnessyERP Functions List and Characteristics
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ERP Requirements Checklist and Template

According to Ed Featherson, VP of Cloud Technology Partners, it’s very common for buyers to spend too little time gathering their ERP requirements. Understandably, many buyers focus on how their current processes will transfer over into the new system. However, ERP software is more than a replacement for pen and paper. It’s quite transformative when used correctly, but the only way to do that is to think about that transformation from the beginning. To accomplish this, it’s important to think about everything an ERP system offers. To help you get started, we’ve created an extensive list of the most popular ERP requirements and features.

Kim O'ShaughnessyERP Requirements Checklist and Template
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Distribution ERP Software Features and Requirements Checklist

Did you know four out of five consumers change their mind about buying a product after reading a negative review online? And since there’s not a lot businesses can do to take down bad reviews, providing great service is one of the first lines of defense against them. This makes distribution support, a core type of ERP functionality, even more important in the digital age. Distribution software is critical for getting products out to your customer base in the most efficient and accurate way possible.

These systems manage the supply chain operations that support the final distribution of goods. But what should you be looking for when shopping for a new system? To help you answer this question, we’ve created a checklist of popular distribution ERP software features and requirements. Use it to create your own list of requirements to help you find a solution perfect for your company.

SelectHubDistribution ERP Software Features and Requirements Checklist
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Epicor vs NetSuite

We recently compared two Tier 1 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, SAP and Oracle. But what if your company doesn’t need a Tier 1 solution? If you go with the big guys, you may find yourself stuck with a brutally complex software, hoping that your processes grow into your ERP software. Instead of taking that risk, it’s more advisable to go with a Tier 2 ERP that’s predominantly aimed at mid-sized businesses. That’s when a lot of companies start to compare Epicor vs NetSuite.

So if you’ve narrowed down your selection to Epicor ERP 10 and NetSuite OneWorld, you’re in the right place. We’ve put together a comprehensive and detailed comparison of the two systems to help you determine with confidence which is best for your business.

Kim O'ShaughnessyEpicor vs NetSuite
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SAP vs Oracle

With all the research you’ve done so far, your motivation to find the perfect ERP might be waning. But, wait! You’re so close! As the top two solutions on our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Leaderboard, it’s likely that many of you have already narrowed down your choices to these two products. But when deciding which ERP software to invest in for your entire business, confidence is key. Are you fully aware of the difference between SAP and Oracle?

Kim O'ShaughnessySAP vs Oracle
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Top Accounting Software Features in 2018

Accounting definitely doesn’t have a reputation as the most exciting business function, but that doesn’t diminish its importance. Accounting is the process that keeps the world going, both in business and our everyday lives. That’s why it’s imperative users have access to all the accounting software features they need to get the job done. But what accounting features do they need from accounting software?

Kim O'ShaughnessyTop Accounting Software Features in 2018
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Accounting Software Requirements Checklist

Thanks to automation and AI, accounting software is one of the most transformative tools a business can adopt. ClientWhys CEO Lee Reams remarks, “Free from the tedious tasks, accountants will be able to focus their efforts on developing KPI’s, budgeting for growth and assisting in improving cash flow: more CFO like advice without the cost.”

But they’re also simple solutions that exist if you’re not amassing a team of mini-CFOs. It’s really up to you to decide what your business needs from your next system. To guide you through this process, we’ve created an accounting software requirements checklist. Use it to determine which accounting software features you need and which you don’t.

Kim O'ShaughnessyAccounting Software Requirements Checklist
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Top Tax Management Software in 2018

If you think about all the things that help you make money and cut costs, tax management software probably isn’t the first to come to mind. But while taxes themselves aren’t profitable, there are still plenty of ways to save time and money while going through the process.

Kim O'ShaughnessyTop Tax Management Software in 2018
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ERP for the Food and Beverage Industry

Food has always played a highly central and emotional connection in people’s lives. Dating back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India, all were aware of the link between food and health; food and community; and food and life. In today’s fast-paced, modern life that link has not weakened. But, like many other areas in our lives, it’s been through countless iterations and finally transformed into a highly volatile juggling act of ever-changing demands. Issues like health and wellness, shifting lifestyles, changing preferences, food safety, sustainability and technology have all received a heightened amount of visibility.

Gabriel GheorghiuERP for the Food and Beverage Industry
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What are the 6 Main ERP Components?

As anyone who’s shopped for a new car knows, you can’t leave the lot without being asked about add-ons and extras. While these features are convenient (and tempting), a savvy shopper knows to first focus on things like gas mileage, cost of ownership and safety ratings. It’s important to consider a car’s core qualities first before you go broke on custom mud flaps.

SelectHubWhat are the 6 Main ERP Components?
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Wholesale Distribution Software: Top Recommendations

For wholesale distributors, careful spending is a top priority. It’s essential that businesses balance the expenses produced by their warehousing operations in order to make sure that they’re offset by monthly revenue. This is no easy task, but wholesale distribution software can simplify the process. It helps to track and optimize key details about inventory and its movements.

SelectHubWholesale Distribution Software: Top Recommendations
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PLM Systems: The Ins and Outs

Product lifecycle management systems (PLM systems) are powerful enterprise-wide software solutions that manage every aspect of a product’s digital life. These sophisticated systems serve to integrate data, processes, business systems and people in an extended enterprise, facilitating the internal and external collaboration that is demanded by a new manufacturing environment.

Gabriel GheorghiuPLM Systems: The Ins and Outs
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Disrupting Distribution Software: Introducing New Technologies

Companies today are constantly striving to improve their distribution systems. However, that process can be complicated because of limitations imposed by distribution software.

This is even more common if the software hasn’t been updated for a while.

This is a situation that many companies today find themselves in. Older software is preventing them from implementing new wholesale distribution practices, which makes it hard to keep up with the competition.

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