Enterprise Resource Planning

SAP vs Oracle: Which ERP Software Wins in 2019?

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: Which ERP Software Wins in 2019?
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EAM vs ERP: A Comprehensive Comparison of the Difference Between Them

The business software world is full of buzzwords, some of which are so similar they can be very confusing. For example, what is the difference between EAM and ERP? While these two acronyms may seem similar, they actually refer to very different types of software. Let’s break down the differences between EAM vs ERP.

Bergen AdairEAM vs ERP: A Comprehensive Comparison of the Difference Between Them
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Unique Industries Served by ERP Solutions

ERP, also known as enterprise resource planning, has always had deep roots in the manufacturing sector. The term was originally used to describe the MRP systems of the 1990s that were also able to manage things like accounting, human resources and more. But in the 40 or so years since the term was coined, the ERP industry has undergone major changes. This has prompted many professfionals to ask the question, “What industries use ERP software?”

Kim O'ShaughnessyUnique Industries Served by ERP Solutions
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The Best SME Accounting Software

Imagine what would happen to your business if you woke up one day, started running through your balance sheet and discovered huge discrepancies. (Houston, we have a problem.) Accounting is a fundamental part of running a successful business, and accounting software for SMEs — small and medium-sized enterprises — can often mean the difference between business bang or bust. Use the right SME accounting software and everything runs like a well-oiled machine. Choose the wrong one, and you’ll break the bank — literally.

Zachary TotahThe Best SME Accounting Software
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ERP Software Demo Best Practices To Reduce Vendor Confusion

In order to narrow down the choices for an ERP software solution for your manufacturing company, it’s beneficial to utilize planning and forethought to reduce vendor confusion among your various ERP options. Due to the amount of time and effort companies spend on ERP discovery and product demonstration, effective preparation is recommended to provide maximum value and reduce the blurring of vendors during your search. Carefully planning your ERP demo assures that your company’s needs are met, your questions are answered and all requested information is available to facilitate a well-educated ERP selection.

Daniel EricksonERP Software Demo Best Practices To Reduce Vendor Confusion
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Discrete ERP Market Guide

According to Statista, the ERP market is expected to reach almost $85 billion in 2021. As ERP software technology becomes more affordable and the manufacturing sector more competitive, manufacturers of all sizes are increasing their efforts to adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology. For some manufacturers, this means adopting a discrete ERP. The main reasons for the high acceptance of ERP will be discussed further below.

Gabriel GheorghiuDiscrete ERP Market Guide
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What is Project-Based ERP?

Experts in software are continually asked, “Is ERP dead?” But frankly, this question isn’t very useful. As the disruption cycle shortens, ERP software vendors are continually adding the features and functionality their customers need to succeed. While one ERP may be ineffective for your company, there’s likely another that could be very beneficial. For instance, many businesses that don’t find traditional ERP useful are looking towards project based ERP.

Kim O'ShaughnessyWhat is Project-Based ERP?
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ERP RFP Template and Step-by-Step Guide

According to a 2018 report from Panorama, 28 percent of respondents described their ERP software implementation as a “failure.” What’s more, that’s a two percent increase in the rate of reported failures from their study in 2017. While nobody has all the answers on why the failure rate is so high, one reason may be that businesses simply don’t have enough information to make an educated decision.

Kim O'ShaughnessyERP RFP Template and Step-by-Step Guide
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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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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.

SelectHubThe Most Important ERP Features List: A Review of ERP Capabilities
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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.

Kim O'ShaughnessyEpicor vs NetSuite
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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?

Kim O'ShaughnessyThe Most Important Accounting Software Features
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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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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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