- November 08, 2011
Ten years after its last system literally went up in flames, Uniweld knew it was time for an ERP upgrade, but that has also meant a challenging database migration from Oracle 8i to 11g.
- November 02, 2011
ERP rollouts can be overwhelming for employees. These best practices will help the process run smoothly.
- November 01, 2011
Instead of migrating to a new ERP platform, manufacturers can continue to reap benefits from a legacy ERP system by using these best practices.
- October 27, 2011
To find the right mix of barcodes, RFID, and Wi-Fi sensors, manufacturers must first decide the speed, distance and accuracy they need in an AIDC system, analysts said.
- October 27, 2011
Cheaper active RFID and a plethora of wireless networking and sensor choices are driving RTLS adoption, analysts say.
Sponsored by IBM - B2B value chains have always been complicated webs of different data types and standards. During the past few years, however, complexity has increased dramatically, with staggering levels of data growth and the deployment of innovative new IT initiatives, such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media and big data analytics. See More
Sponsored by IBM - This is a critical time in the evolution of business-to-business integration. Companies are becoming much more reliant on digital technologies for day-to-day business activities. IDC says digital transformation is changing the way enterprises operate and reshaping the global economy. See More
Sponsored by IBM - File transfer is one of the vital functions of B2B collaboration. Organizations require safe, secure and compliant file transfer in order to drive revenue, satisfy customer requirements and enable effective collaboration across the entire B2B value chain. See More
Sponsored by IBM - Reducing complexity in managing business-to-business integration is one of the primary challenges for IT teams. With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), social networking and big data analytics, the need to simplify partner interactions and automate processes is becoming more critical than ever. By simplifying B2B collaboration, IT can reduce costs, enhance partner and customer experiences, and leverage real-time visibility and analytics to drive business innovation. See More
- October 24, 2011
Wi-Fi can boost worker mobility and be the backbone for sensors and other devices that give real-time visibility into production and distribution.
- October 19, 2011
Upgrade credits, maintenance discounts, and free licenses are among the enticements to stay.
- October 17, 2011
A consultant explains why ERP training, employee communications, and organizational impact assessments are must-haves for a successful ERP implementation.
- October 13, 2011
According to the electronics manufacturer, SAP's REA module was crucial to administering take-back programs required by Europe’s tough environmental laws, though it wasn't easy.
- October 07, 2011
Companies can avoid headaches by using the same vendor for two-tier ERP at both the headquarters and subsidiary levels, analysts say.
- October 04, 2011
Some experts say that without clear wins from the features in a new ERP deployment, replacing a legacy ERP system is usually not worth the cost or risks.
- September 29, 2011
Supply chains present a number of data security challenges, from intellectual property theft to product leaks. Avoiding security breaches means knowing how to manage IT and staff.
- September 16, 2011
Increased reliance on 3PLs, BPOs and other outsourced partners requires a “control tower” approach and improved supply chain visibility, according to Gartner.
- September 12, 2011
More manufacturers plan to stop managing IT internally, says IDC. Many will use traditional outsourcing, but for some, private clouds top the agenda.
- September 09, 2011
While two-tier ERP deployments can help manufacturers address cost and operational issues, experts warn of hazards to keep in mind when integrating ERP systems, including data management.