Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

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'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

ERP was supposed to get rid of the silo problem, but today's do-it-yourself analytics trend threatens to bring it back

SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

In a world where enterprise software is anything but simple, SAP is betting its future on a different approach


SAP brings its S/4Hana data platform to the cloud

The cloud version is designed for hybrid scenarios combining on-premises and cloud software

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IT and business alignment: Putting the federated hybrid model on steroids

Knowing your organizational DNA can help maximize enterprise value via the right IT and business alignment.

SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

He also said SAP has "zero interest" to acquire Salesforce

Road Closed

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's ERP project takes wrong turn

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission implements ERP only to end up in court. A case study on reducing enterprise software risks.

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The state of modern finance systems

A look at the evolving landscape of finance solutions and how new offerings should influence how you invest in and improve your systems.

Approach aggressive sales people with caution

Buyer beware: How auditing RFPs can help you make smarter enterprise software purchases

Aggressive salespeople and “over-optimistic” RFPs can doom enterprise software projects. Audit RFPs to verify they meet requirements as claimed before purchasing the software, and avoid software disasters.

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Why you must rate enterprise software requirements

While rating requirements for importance is critical to selecting best-fit enterprise software, other benefits that flow from the exercise are reduced implementation costs and improved end user buy-in.

Fake patient data could have been uploaded through SAP medical app

SAP has patched the issue, which affected Electronic Medical Records Unwired

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How Cloud-Based ERP Can Give Your Business a Boost

Duplication of effort and a lack of integration led Unionwear to move to an ERP system. The company’s experience with Salesforce.com – plus the appeal of avoiding upgrade costs and the benefits of a regularly updated system – made...

London Underground hums with better data on tracks

London's public transit system aims to keep trains on time with a little known form of asset management

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Using Big Projects to Become a Strategic Advisor

A perspective on how CIOs can use enterprise software projects to elevate their role to be true strategic advisers to the rest of the C-suite.

SAP unwraps a new enterprise suite based on Hana

S/4Hana can run in parallel with its predecessor, enabling a nondisruptive transition.

CA portfolio management services can now reflect IT budget changes

CA's project and portfolio management software, formerly called Clarity, now offers what/if planning features

CA Clarity Now Reflects the Impact of IT Budget Changes

With what-if planning capabilities, CA's PPM software can now show the cost of the road not (yet) taken

Price tag for troubled SAP project will skyrocket to nearly $1 billion, audit says

An 'overly ambitious design' and poor training are cited as reasons for the mess at a New York gas utility

How to avoid an Oracle ERP upgrade disaster

Users who have gone through the experience advised their peers during OpenWorld

SAP's Simplicity Push Is Not So Simple

SAP’s challenge is to make good on its promise to reduce the complexity of its software and customer relations.

Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

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