Manufacturing ERP systems consolidation
- May 22, 2015
Businesses such as Apple, Microsoft and Google have risen to the top largely because they're founded on powerful platforms. How can companies that sell products -- like spices or sprinklers -- benefit from the platform model?
- November 25, 2014
To compete, businesses must undergo a transformational change in how they operate, which begins by transforming company culture. How can companies motivate employees to take a new approach to work?
- June 05, 2012
Manufacturers also face integration decisions once they decide to consolidate multiple ERP systems.
- May 30, 2012
Two consultants explain how user needs, technologies, costs, and business processes factor into an ERP consolidation plan.
- May 16, 2012
Many manufacturers run multiple ERP systems -- or multiple instances of one system. But there are significant downsides to operating this way.
- August 11, 2011
Following these expert tips will help keep manufacturing IT projects on schedule and manageable.
- August 09, 2011
Centralization and analytics are keys to realizing costs savings and efficiencies from IT governance and portfolio management.
- July 22, 2011
IT governance needn’t be complex or reserved for the largest enterprises. Today’s frameworks offer practical tools for all types of companies.
- July 22, 2011
Backing up IT governance practices with project portfolio management and asset management software can help manufacturers align IT with business goals and reduce costs.
- July 13, 2010
A new SAP CRM software module straightens out the sales design, configuration, and order process, and brings benefits far down the production line.
- March 30, 2010
More manufacturers are consolidating their ERP systems to save money and space. For some companies, however, running two-tier ERP may be a better option than single-instance ERP.
- November 11, 2009
Manufacturers are reluctant to virtualize their mission-critical ERP applications. There are good reasons for hesitance about virtual ERP, especially for medium-sized global manufacturers.
- November 06, 2009
More manufacturers are integrating supply chain management (SCM) software with their ERP systems. ERP SCM integration provides insight into the product lifecycle and forecasting for supply and demand.
- September 01, 2008
SAP and Oracle are the big players in enterprise resource planning (ERP), but a growing number of companies are considering smaller vendors for their ERP systems, a new survey finds.