Enterprise Resource Planning

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? Let’s start out with some definitions:

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Accounting Software for SMEs: Cloud vs Local and Different Product Options

According to a report by Small Business Advocate, of all the companies in the US, 99.7% are small businesses, and that number’s not at all surprising.

Small businesses — also known as small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs — are the backbone of any economy, but they also face some of the most difficult challenges in their day-to-day operations. Challenges such as targeting new customers while retaining current ones, raising brand awareness, finding competent and motivated employees and many more are a daily struggle. And they have to do all of this while keeping a finger on the pulse of the current trends and technologies in their industry.

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Top ERP Predictions for 2018

The year 2018 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 2018
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7 Improvements for Running the Back Office with 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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Challenges and Benefits of a Post-Merger ERP Integration

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become a key strategic action for many companies attempting to mitigate the uncertainties of the global economy of the last several years. However, from an operational perspective, they can present serious challenges to the surviving organization after the merger. This point is supported by numerous industry surveys that confirm that, on average, 75% of acquisitions are negatively impacted by low performance results post-merger.

Gabriel GheorghiuChallenges and Benefits of a Post-Merger ERP Integration
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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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What Is Business Management Software?

For many companies, the term “business management software” is a bit confusing. After all, there are scores of planning, reporting and recording systems on the market, and they all have a hand in the process management of business processes. Is it a catch-all for ERP, CRM and EAM in general, or does it describe something tangible and specific?

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Features and Requirements of Production Planning Software

Companies utilize production planning software and related scheduling/optimization tools to plan on many different horizons. They do so for both short-term and long-term projections, and to handle inventories, bring products to market, and serve customers more efficiently. These types of innovative enterprise tools contain many different components that help project managers, executives and others keep tabs on what’s happening with production in a given environment.

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Top 5 Most Common ERP Modules

The value of an enterprise resource planning system (also known as an ERP system) can be summed up in one well-known cliche: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. An ERP by itself won’t change your business. Rather, it’s the integration of various processes that makes it a robust software solution.

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Do I Need Standalone Material Requirements Planning Software?

For manufacturing businesses, life is a sea of acronyms and abbreviations. Whether you’re trying to find a CRM, EAM, or ERP solution, things can get confusing pretty quickly. It’s even trickier to pinpoint the right tools and programs when you’re looking for software that overlaps with, mirrors or complements other systems.

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Can You Trust ERP Software Reviews?

You know what they say: you can’t trust everything on the internet. While there’s plenty of reliable information (e.g. this blog), there are certain pages whose “facts” should be taken with a grain of salt. For reviews in particular, it can be tough to gauge which ones to trust and which to avoid.

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ERP Advantages and Disadvantages

Whether your business is large or small, there are several advantages of enterprise resource planning software. Enterprise resource planning software, or ERP, is a suite of customizable applications that allow businesses to integrate and manage their most important processes. Although there are plenty of advantages, it’s not all 100% smooth sailing; ERP has its disadvantages, too.

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The ERP Buyer’s Profile for Growing Companies

We recently conducted interviews with 225 companies who were all looking for enterprise resource planning (ERP). The goal of this survey was simple – listen and learn from what these companies had to say about their individual decision-making strategies. We all agree that this is not a simple task. But we also agree that selecting the best ERP software is a critical factor for business success. Our intent is to analyze all these responses and present the most salient observations in a report that will help assist companies along this selection path to a successful conclusion.

Gabriel GheorghiuThe ERP Buyer’s Profile for Growing Companies
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Cutting Edge Distribution Strategies

Every business needs sound distribution strategies to ensure that their products are getting into the right hands. With the advent of the Internet, mobile phones, and social media, there are more ways than ever to get in touch with your potential customers. We’ll go over some common types of distribution strategies as well as some you may not have heard of yet.

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