Enterprise Resource Planning

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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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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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.

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The Most Important Accounting Software Features

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?

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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.

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Top Tax Management Software in 2019

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.

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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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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 (a segment of the broader distribution software category).

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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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Retail ERP: Maximizing the Value of ERP Software for an Industry at a Crossroads

The retail industry — perhaps more visibly than many other industries — is perceived as being at a significant crossroads that has and will continue to result in changes to all aspects of the retail landscape. Significantly, the most important market influencer impacting the retail industry is technology innovation and the pace at which it is moving.

Gabriel GheorghiuRetail ERP: Maximizing the Value of ERP Software for an Industry at a Crossroads
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MRP vs ERP: Differences Between the Systems

Don’t you hate it when things are named so similarly that they seem like they’re the same thing? Or at the very least, they’re almost the same thing? Such is the case with MRP and ERP. Unfortunately, although these acronyms are quite similar, in reality, the systems themselves are very different. So what exactly are the differences between MRP vs ERP software? Let’s start out with some definitions:

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Top ERP Predictions for 2019

The next year will continue to present businesses with the supreme challenge of operating in an environment, both globally and domestically, that’s fast-paced, highly competitive and unpredictable. These business conditions aren’t new and they have, in fact, driven many businesses to reassess traditional business models, embracing innovative and, in some cases, unorthodox business solutions.

Gabriel GheorghiuTop ERP Predictions for 2019
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7 Improvements from Running Back Office Management Software

Anyone who hasn’t been involved in business for a couple of decades would be absolutely surprised by what they see if they walked back into a modern office. Today’s businesses don’t look much like those of the 1980s or even the 1990s, primarily because of new digital technologies that are changing many things about how we work and manage our commercial operations.

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Manufacturing Process Software: How It Works

To be a successful manufacturer, you need to consistently produce at equal to, or higher than, your targeted rates. This must be achieved while staying within rigid parameters for cost and quality. In order to reach optimal levels of productivity and profitability, manufacturing processes need to be carefully enforced and perpetually monitored.

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