- March 22, 2012
Other types of systems offer analytics capabilities, but industry observers say it’s still worth it to buy BI.
- March 21, 2012
SAP PLM integration gave Varian compliant designs, but downstream enforcement at sales, supplier and production stages proved even more critical.
- March 19, 2012
Dynamics AX will be available in the cloud this year. Next up are Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP, executives promised at the annual Convergence show.
- March 16, 2012
At IDC Directions 2012, analysts explain why the “third platform” -- cloud, mobile, social, and “big data” -- has officially arrived, and what to do about it.
- March 14, 2012
While there can be cost efficiencies from outsourcing to global suppliers, manufacturers should carefully evaluate supply chain risks from manmade and natural disruptions.
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- March 09, 2012
Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie continue to own the “leaders” quadrant for warehouse management systems, while SAP and Oracle improve the most.
- March 07, 2012
Replacing ERP is like surgery, one analyst contends. The problem is too many companies hesitate before heading to the operating table.
- March 05, 2012
Submissions to a contest by the XBRL US consortium show how SEC financial statements can be tapped for financial metrics.
- March 01, 2012
Going mobile with business applications is convenient, but when it comes to sensitive financial data, is it worth the risk?
- February 28, 2012
New Gartner research advises companies to divide their ERP into three abstraction layers so unwanted changes aren’t carried forward and customizations don’t affect core ERP.
- February 24, 2012
Analysts say companies should take advantage of their ERP migration or upgrade project to redesign key business processes.
- February 23, 2012
A manufacturer and an industry expert offer advice on ERP software selection.
- February 21, 2012
Company wanted carbon reporting for its Epicor 9 ERP system but worried about integration. New vendor partnership with sustainabillity consultant did the trick.
- February 17, 2012
Many manufacturers forego a formal business case in an ERP migration, but skipping this step is a mistake, according to experts.
- February 14, 2012
Red flags include insupportable maintenance costs, inability to meet users’ needs and the imminent loss of vendor support.